Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

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The first weekend in July saw crews making repairs to the Greenpoint G Tube as Metropolitan Transportation Authority New York City Transit launched the Fix & Fortify initiative to repair and strengthen portions of the system damaged in the wake of Superstorm Sandy.

Operation Lifesaver, Inc. (OLI), in partnership with the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), awarded more than $200,000 in grants to 12 states for a variety of rail safety public education projects and public service announcements.

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx has finalized a $10 million Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) 2011 grant for the Port of Northern Montana Multimodal Hub Center in Shelby, Mont.

Ann Arbor Railroad, Inc. (AA), filed with the Surface Transportation Board on June 24 for permission to lease approximately 3.69 miles of track in Toledo, Ohio, from Norfolk Southern (NS).

Tutor Perini Corporation has recently been awarded a contract by Amtrak to construct an underground concrete casing (box tunnel) beneath the Eastern Rail Yard of the Hudson Yards site in New York City.

Holland L.P has promoted Russ Gehl to North American sales manager maintenance of way and will be based out of the Crete, Ill., office.

Anthony Foxx was sworn in as the nation's 17th secretary of transportation by Judge Nathaniel Jones in a private ceremony at U.S. Department of Transportation headquarters July 2, 2013.

The Fort Worth & Western Railroad (FWWR) has entered into a five-year agreement with CTC Inc. (CTC), to maintain the railroad's grade-crossing warning systems and base radios.

City of Lakewood Councilmember Diane DuBois has taken over as chair of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) Board of Directors, effective July 1. She replaces outgoing Board Chairman Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael Antonovich.

Tuesday, 02 July 2013 10:51

CSX kicks off maintenance jamboree

CSX this week will begin an eight-day maintenance marathon designed to complete work that would normally take 18 weeks.

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