Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

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RailComm has been selected to replace a hardwired control system with its DOC® system at a Class 1 intermodal facility in Long Beach, Calif. The system will include replacing the system and expanding automation to all tracks in the facility.

Claude Mongeau, president and chief executive officer of Canadian National (CN) said that Canada's trade agenda requires a policy framework that encourages and rewards continued investment in supply-chain capacity and innovation.

An estimated 40,000 Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) customers face significant delays over the weekend of Saturday, May 16 and Sunday, May 17 when the railroad suspends train service between Hicksville and Mineola during demolition of the Ellison Ave. Bridge in Westbury.

Norfolk Southern Board of Directors has named Alan Shaw executive vice president and chief marketing officer.

The Virginia Beach City Council has adopted a budget for the coming year that includes $20 million for a Hampton Roads Transit (HRT) light-rail extension. The total budget will increase 2.2 percent – roughly the rate of inflation.

Beginning May 23, 2015, there will be more transit options as two new light-rail lines begin serving the Houston, Texas community. The Green Line (East End Line) travels along Harrisburg through the historic East End and the Purple Line (Southeast Line) travels through one of Houston's oldest African-American neighborhoods.

James H. Evans, who served as Union Pacific chairman of the board from 1977 to 1985, died May 11, 2015, at age 94.

Wednesday, 13 May 2015 13:39

KCS plans work on Missouri line

Kansas City Southern will invest approximately $15.6 million in 2015 on construction and improvement projects on the segment of the Pittsburg Subdivision line from Kansas City to Stotesbury, Mo., which is expected to grow capacity and maintain and enhance safety on KCS' cross-border network.

Union Pacific plans to invest nearly $6 million in 2015 to improve Wisconsin's transportation infrastructure, which the railroad says will enhance employee, community and customer safety and increase rail operating efficiency.

Rep. John Carter (R-TX-31), a member of the House Appropriations Committee, joined representatives from Georgetown Rail Equipment Company (GREX) and the National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association (NRC) for the debut of GREX's rail tie inspection solution, Aurora Xi TM.

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