Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

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AECOM has been selected to provide technical advisory services on the Hurontario Light Rail Transit (LRT) project in Mississauga and Brampton, Ontario, Canada and the Hamilton LRT project in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, for Metrolinx.

The Port of New Orleans Board of Commissioners joined a host of elected officials and industry partners April 12 to dedicate the port's new $25-million Mississippi River Intermodal Terminal.

The Jacksonville Port Authority's (JAXPORT) newly completed Intermodal Container Transfer Facility (ICTF) at Dames Point is being used in support of a high-level military training exercise this month in advance of its official opening to commercial container movements later this year.

Ontario is partnering with Thales in Canada to develop the next generation of railway signaling solutions, which is expected to improve transit safety, efficiency and create jobs.

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) appointed Patrick Lavin to the position of chief safety officer, effective May 9. Lavin comes to WMATA from New York City Transit (NYCT), where he is second in command of the agency's Office of System Safety.

Light-rail service to Snohomish County in Washington state is closer to reality as Sound Transit moves ahead with a final design contract for the 8.5-mile rail extension. The transit agency issued a formal notice to proceed on its $73.7-million final design contract with the HNTB Jacobs Trusted Design Partners joint venture.

Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) awarded MERMEC a contract to supply a track recording vehicle to be operated on 104 miles of rapid transit lines serving the San Francisco Bay Area.

Lori Katzman has joined HNTB Corporation as senior project manager and vice president in the firm's rail transit group and will be based in HNTB's New York City office.

Tuesday, 12 April 2016 10:12

Materials handling with care and accuracy

Suppliers offer many versatile options to railroads for precise placement and removal of materials needed along the rights-of-way.

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has issued Safety Advisory 16-1 to collect information on the frequency of stop signal overruns in rail transit and the actions being taken to address these occurrences.

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