Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

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The Fiscal and Management Control Board has endorsed the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority's (MBTA) plan to improve service for tens of thousands of commuter rail passengers over the course of the next five months.

Metro-North Railroad is set to receive more than $20 million in federal emergency relief funding for its Power and Signal Resiliency Improvements project. Local match will be provided through the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Capital Plan Amendment 2010-2014 in the amount of $6,932,500.

A report commissioned by Pennsylvania and written by Dr. Allan Zarembski evaluates the commonwealth's freight rail system and makes 27 recommendations to improve the safety of oil by train.

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) proposed a rule to establish a Public Transportation Safety Program under FTA's new safety oversight authority established by the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21).

Monday, 17 August 2015 13:14

Whitmore names VP Product Development

Whitmore has hired Douglas Reid as vice president of product development. He brings more than 20 years of experience to the Whitmore leadership team in the areas of new business development, marketing and product management.

The Port of Vancouver USA opened a new rail entrance August 13 that will help ensure trains move, goods flow from regional businesses and Washington state remains competitive in the global market.

Friday, 14 August 2015 12:36

FASTRACK returns to 1, 2 and 3 lines

For the first time this year, Metropolitan Transportation Authority New York City Transit's FASTRACK program returns to stations along the 1, 2 and 3 lines between Midtown Manhattan and Downtown Brooklyn for two consecutive weeks starting August 17.

Canadian National's Claude Mongeau, president and chief executive officer, will soon undergo surgery to remove a rare type of precancerous soft-tissue tumour located in the upper left part of his larynx.

Thursday, 13 August 2015 13:25

UTA CEO/President Michael Allegra to retire

Utah Transit Authority (UTA) President and Chief Executive Officer Michael Allegra has given notice of his intention to retire and will step down on August 28, 2015. Allegra will remain available as a senior advisor to the chair of the board of trustees through March 2016 and the board will begin a national search for a new transit executive to lead the agency. During this time of transition, Vice President of Operations Jerry Benson will serve as interim general manager.

Maryland may lose out on $100 million in federal funding that was slated for use in the Red Line transit project, which was canceled by Maryland Governor Larry Hogan.

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