Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

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On Feb. 18, Sound Transit completed the permanent Tukwila rail station.

Canadian National's locomotive engineers and conductors working on the Northern Quebec Internal Short Line, who are represented by the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) union, have ratified a new collective agreement. The four-year agreement provides wage increases and benefit improvements to 93 employees.

Texas Central High-Speed Railway (TCR) informed the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) that it recommends narrowing the consideration of potential high-speed rail corridors between Houston and Dallas to a single preferred corridor known as the Utility Corridor.

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx joined Rep. Buddy Carter (R-GA-01) and local officials Feb. 17 at the proposed Brampton Road Connector in Georgia and pointed to Savannah's efforts to move freight faster and more efficiently as an example of communities' needs nationwide.

Wednesday, 18 February 2015 14:43

Patriot Rail names new CFO and VP sales

Patriot Rail Company LLC promoted Jennifer Whiteman to chief financial officer and added Justin Broyles as vice president sales.

Canadian National has negotiated a tentative labor agreement with the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) union that represents approximately 1,800 of the company's locomotive engineers in Canada.

JFK AirTrain in New York has recently increased the number of third rail heaters that are remotely controlled using RailComm technology.

Thirteen organizations in nine states will receive a share of $29 million in grant funding through the Federal Transit Administration's (FTA) Innovative Safety, Resiliency and All-Hazards Emergency Response and Recovery Demonstration funding opportunity.

BNSF's 2015 capital program for its operations in Texas will be an estimated $223 million for rail capacity improvement projects and maintenance.

The CSX Board of Directors have unanimously elected Oscar Munoz as president, overseeing operations, sales and marketing, human resources, service design and information technology. Munoz assumes this new role effective immediately and also remains chief operating officer.

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