Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

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Lingering latent salt residue left by Superstorm Sandy's extensive flooding inside the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey's (PANYNJ) Port Authority Trans-Hudson Corp. (PATH) rail tunnels will be removed, with corroded cables, track and other equipment replaced, under a $50-million project authorization approved by PATH's Board of Commissioners.

OmniTRAX Canada hired Trent Weber as director business development, reporting directly to Lenny Berz, vice president industrial development. He will be responsible for all commercial sales, marketing and account management for the Hudson Bay Railway Company and Carlton Trail Railway Company.

The Northeast Corridor (NEC) is a national transportation asset and is aging, failure prone and lacks redundant systems to keep it operating in the event of failure, Amtrak President and CEO Joe Boardman told a Congressional committee October 28.

Monday, 28 October 2013 13:20

O'Leary named ARRC president and CEO

The Alaska Railroad Corporation (ARRC) Board of Directors has named Bill O'Leary as president and CEO, succeeding Chris Aadnesen, who has served in the position since September 2010. O'Leary will start his new position November 1.

Sound Transit in Seattle, Wash., is currently reaching out to community members and asking, "Where should regional high-capacity transit services go next following the completion of currently funded projects in 2023?" and asking that they participate in Sound Transit's Long-Range Plan update.

In Portland, Ore., TriMet's Steel Bridge, which sees 559 MAX light-rail trains crossings each weekday, has had signal issues recently and crews have been working to identify and fix them.

Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) has moved to make permanent a temporary moratorium on a procedure known as "simple approval" in which trackside workers are responsible for their own safety.

Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) New York City Transit (NYCT) will re-open the newly refurbished northbound platforms of the B and Q Line stations at Cortelyou Road, Beverley Road and Parkside Avenue in Brooklyn on October 28, two weeks earlier than scheduled.

With Canadian National (CN) and Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) locked in a dispute, the industries that rely on the railway to ship products will be stuck with significantly fewer options if they go to a strike after the cooling off period.

On October 23, the Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority hosted a kick-off meeting for the much-anticipated Azusa to Montclair segment of the Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension light-rail line.

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