Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

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Wednesday, 13 November 2013 15:00

X Train terminates agreement with UP

The Las Vegas Railway Express, Inc. (X Train), has terminated its agreement with Union Pacific, effective October 31, 2013, citing an alternative capital plan which will relieve the company from raising $100 million from its own equity to finance the Los Angeles to Las Vegas rail route.

United Transportation Union Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers (UTU-SMART) members of General Committee of Adjustment GO 065 employed by Belt Railway of Chicago (BRC) recently ratified a new agreement governing their rates of pay and working conditions, according to SMART Vice President John Lesniewski.

The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) has selected CTC Inc. (CTC) to continue to progress the state's railroad preemption projects.

Wisconsin and Southern Railroad (WSOR) hosted a group from the University of Wisconsin-Madison Engineering Program on September 24, 2013, who were learning about general maintenance and railroad inspections.

The Metrolinx Board of Directors in Toronto, ON, Canada, has approved the award of the Eglinton Crosstown East Tunnel construction contract from Yonge Street to just east of Brentcliffe Road.

Michael McNamara, P.E., president of Gannett Fleming Transit & Rail Systems, has been named to Penn State Altoona's Rail Transportation Engineering (RTE) Advisory Board.

Holland LP made organizational changes within its MOW division, which the company says was needed in orderto achieve the growth needed to reach established company goals.

Last week, Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) New York City Transit's (NYCT) FASTRACK maintenance program came to the Grand Concourse Line with hundreds of subway maintenance workers going into tunnels and stations to complete repairs ranging from clearing track drains to replacing worn sections of rail.

Officials gathered to celebrate the opening of the renovated Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) Loyola Red Line station November 8. The collaborative $17-million project included station and track infrastructure upgrades, a reconfigured pedestrian crossing and a new open-air community plaza adjacent to the station.

Monday, 11 November 2013 12:58

The T celebrates 30 years of service

The Fort Worth Transportation Authority (The T) in Texas celebrated its 30th Anniversary on November 8.

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