Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

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The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), in conjunction with the Illinois Capital Development Board, has started a series of listening sessions to discuss the state's infrastructure needs and the steps required "to make sure the right investments are being made to keep Illinois competitive in a 21st century global economy." The meetings will be held in multiple communities throughout the state over the next month, with a goal of presenting Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner's office with a comprehensive package of recommendations for consideration this spring.

Bruno Maestri and Robert Martίnez will assume additional responsibilities for Norfolk Southern, following the retirement of F. Blair Wimbush, the railroad's vice president real estate and corporate sustainability officer. The changes take effect May 1, 2015.

The California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) received five qualified bids for Construction Package 4 (CP4) - the next 22-mile mile phase of construction through the counties of Tulare and Kern and the cities of Wasco and Shafter.

RailComm has completed the implementation of a shove track protection system for a private coal mining facility located in Alabama. RailComm provided indication and detection subsystems, as well as wireless communications to keep both subsystems in communication.

Through its Moving Ontario Forward plan, the Ontario government is investing in improvements across the GO Transit network to increase transit ridership, reduce travel times, manage congestion, connect people to jobs and improve the economy.

U.S. Rep. Jerry McNerney (D-CA-9) joined representatives from the Stockton Terminal and Eastern Railroad (STE), OmniTRAX and the National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association (NRC) for a tour of STE's facility April 8.

Two tunnel boring machines (TBMs) have moved to begin tunneling the western segment of the 10-kilometer (6.2-mile) Metrolinx Eglinton Crosstown light-rail transit (LRT).

Monday, 20 April 2015 14:01

CHSRA appoints executive staff

The California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) named five to executive staff. CHSRA named Scott Jarvis chief engineer, Kevin Thompson director of engineering, Bruce Armistead director of operations and maintenance, Alan Glen director of real property and William Robinson senior legislative analyst.

Ricardo has signed a Share and Asset Purchase Agreement to acquire the business, operating assets and employees of Lloyd's Register Rail (LR Rail) for £42.5 million (US$63.5 million).

Canadian National locomotive engineers, represented by the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) union, have ratified a new collective agreement with the railroad.

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