Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

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VIA Rail Canada has suspended service between Matapédia, New Carlisle and Gaspé, as a result of Société du chemin de fer de la Gaspésie (SCFG)'s rail infrastructure problems in Quebec.

The Federal Railroad Administration approved Marquette Rail, LLC's Product Safety Plan (PSP), allowing the railroad to use RailSoft Systems Inc.'s TrackAccess Track Reservation System in the autonomous mode.

Watco Companies hired Jeff Van Schaick as assistant vice president, government affairs.

According to a report by industry research firm IBISWorld, despite a slight downturn during the recession, the railroad track construction industry has experienced strong growth in the past five years

In Denver, Colo., the Regional Transportation District (RTD) celebrates milestones on its Eagle P3 project and I-225 Rail Line.

Sound Transit celebrated 10 years of light-rail service on its Tacoma Link August 21.

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has awarded more than $4.9 million to intermodal projects in the state. FDOT selected four projects to fund from a total of eight applications received in the FY 2012/2013 funding cycle.

The next segment of a $40-million facelift of the Long Island Rail Road's (LIRR) Massapequa Station started August 21, as the railroad continues the work it began in the spring on a two-year rehabilitation project.

BNSF plans to invest an estimated $125 million on maintenance and rail capacity improvement and expansion projects in Washington state this year.

Work is underway to help stabilize slopes and stop landslides along the Pacific Northwest's only north-south passenger rail corridor.

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