Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

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With trespassing being the leading cause of rail-related fatalities in the United States, Canadian National is marking Rail Safety Week through May 5, 2013, with a public awareness campaign stressing the deadly risks of trespassing on railway tracks and property.

New Jersey Transit has introduced a mobile ticketing pilot program that will transform Pascack Valley Line customers' smart phones into their train tickets.

The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority has proposed a Fiscal Year 2014 Budget that will preserve existing transit service and avoid a previously projected 25-cent fare increase as part of a five-year strategy to stabilize the agency's finances, improve the overall customer experience and build employee morale.

As part of the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority's Capital Program, an $8.6-million effort is underway to stabilize a portion of Metro-North Railroad's Hudson Line where tracks sit on a thin ledge near the river.

In Washington state, Sound Transit began extending Link light rail to a new station 1.6 miles south of Sea-Tac International Airport.

CSX was named to DiversityInc's 25 Noteworthy Companies list and ranked number one on the list of Top 10 Companies for Veterans.

J.L. Patterson & Associates, Inc. (JLP), hired James Faber, PE, as director of technical services and business development.

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has obligated a $2.2-million grant for the city of Tavares, Fla., to help with upgrades along a 57-mile stretch of Florida Central Railroad (FCEN) track between Orlando and Umatilla.

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) has issued a Notice of Recommended Award to Capital Rail Constructors for the major design-build portion of Phase 2 of the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project.

Federal funding for Honolulu's rail transit project remains on track according to Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell and U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood.

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