Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

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Canadian National will invest CA$20-million (US$-16 million) in the expansion of its cold supply chain capacity to help producers and distributors of chilled or frozen foods grow their businesses in 20 North American and overseas markets.

On May 29, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate Sarah Feinberg as administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration. Feinberg has been serving as acting administrator since January 9, 2015.

The Transportation Research Board is accepting proposals until September 15, 2015, for the Safety IDEA Program, which supports the development and testing of innovative concepts and methods for improving railroad safety or performance.

Jim Hertwig, Florida East Coast Railway's (FEC) president and chief executive officer and Juan Kuryla, director and CEO of PortMiami, met with Panama Canal officials and toured the construction site for the canal expansion, which is scheduled to be completed in April 2016.

Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) will conduct a track renewal project on a portion of its Route 15 trolley line from June 14-September 19, 2015, which was originally installed in the 1950s.

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) Board of Directors has approved a new $5.56 billion FY 2016 budget.

The Surface Transportation Board's Office of Environmental Analysis (OEA) has issued a Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed construction and operation of a 43-mile rail line between Levan and Salina, Utah. Approval to construct and operate the line is being sought by the Six County Association of Governments' (Six Counties), an association of local governments located in central Utah.

Friday, 29 May 2015 08:20

Rail Summit succeeds again in Chicago

The annual Rail Summit, held in Chicago, Ill., at the Union League Club of Chicago, was well attended by transportation executives and decision makers discussing this year's theme of the supply chain including railroads, waterways and trucking.

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has issued an Emergency Order that will assist in controlling passenger train speeds at certain locations on the Northeast Corridor (NEC). FRA also intends to take additional actions in the coming days to address potential speed issues on all other passenger corridors.

Union Pacific will strengthen Nebraska's transportation infrastructure investing more than $13 million in the rail line between Columbus and Grand Island. The project began May 21 and is scheduled to be completed the first week of August.

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