Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

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Thursday, 27 August 2015 13:16

FRA issues ballast repair safety advisory

The Federal Railroad Administration issued a safety advisory to emphasize the importance of timely repairs of ballast defects and conditions on main tracks.

Phoenix voters approved Transportation 2050, a transportation plan which as developed by a citizen-led committee of transportation experts and community advocates and expands investment in light-rail construction by building an additional 42 miles of light rail throughout the city.

Siemens has been awarded a $156-million contract by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) to install Communications-Based Train Control (CBTC) on the Queens Boulevard Line.

Wednesday, 26 August 2015 13:51

DEIS released for Durham-Orange light rail

The Federal Transit Administration on Aug. 20 signed the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the proposed 17-mile Durham-Orange Light Rail Transit (D-O LRT) Project, which would run from Chapel Hill to Durham, N.C.

Wednesday, 26 August 2015 13:48

USDOT awards grants to promote transit careers

The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded $9.5 million in grants to 19 projects in 13 states selected to help train a new generation of skilled workers and support long-term careers in the public transportation industry.

Wednesday, 26 August 2015 13:46

SamTrans undergoes management reorganization

The management team at SamTrans is being restructured to improve the operating efficiency and the administrative functions of SamTrans, Caltrain and San Mateo County Transportation Authority.

Tuesday, 25 August 2015 13:27

AREMA names new executive director and CEO

The American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA) Board of Governors has appointed Elizabeth Caruso, CAE, as AREMA's executive director and chief executive officer, effective September 1, 2015.

Levine Leichtman Capital Partners (LLCP), a Los Angeles-based private equity firm, has completed the acquisition of Regional Rail, LLC (Regional Rail), operator of shortline railroads and rail-related businesses in the United States.

The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT), along with the departments of Education and Labor, released a joint report, "Strengthening Skills Training and Career Pathways across the Transportation Industry," which details future employment hot spots in transportation by industry subsectors, occupations, career areas and geographic areas.

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has declared the week of Aug. 23-29 as Indiana Rail Safety Week and the Indiana Rail Road (INRD) is participating via a grade-crossing blitz in partnership with the Terre Haute Police Department and Indiana Operation Lifesaver.

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