Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

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Friday, 18 October 2013 12:42

RailComm provides yard system in Texas

RailComm has been selected by a North American energy company to provide a wireless remote control yard system for its facility located in Pasadena, Texas.

To facilitate completion of the South Carolina Ports Authority (SPCA) inland port terminal in Greer, S.C., the board approved $2.7 million in funding to cover unforeseen weather and topography challenges from site construction. Previously, the board approved $41.2 million for the project as part of a $1.3-billion 10-year SCPA capital plan for new and existing port facilities.

Florida has made a commitment of nearly $35 million for strategic port projects across the state that will be recommended for the upcoming legislative session.The additional investments will be included in the Florida Department of Transportation's (FDOT) Work Program.

Thursday, 17 October 2013 11:51

Watco names GMs to two shortlines

Watco Transportation Services named Jimmy Patterson general manager for the Kansas & Oklahoma Railroad (KO). The former manager, Brad Hayes, will be managing the company's Tampa, Colo., terminal location.

Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) awarded 17 technical assistance grants to implement smart growth principles of the South Coast Rail Economic Development and Land Use Corridor Plan.

Amtrak and 19 state transportation departments and other entities have negotiated contracts to increase state control and funding of 28 current passenger rail routes.

Wednesday, 16 October 2013 12:26

Crosstie replacement begins along COASTER route

North County Transit District (NCTD) in San Diego, Calif., began a $2 million crosstie replacement project on the coastal rail corridor used for passenger rail service October 7. The project is expected to be completed by November 24.

Tunnel construction for the Confederation Line Light Rail Transit system in Ottawa, ON, Canada, has begun.

After signing the construction contract for the first 29 miles of high-speed rail from Madera to Fresno, Calif., the California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) called for contractors to submit their qualifications to bid on the next 60-mile phase of construction from Fresno south to the Tulare-Kern County line near Bakersfield.

Improvements to the open stream channel and removal of years of sediment have tamed the Sing Sing Creek, which flows under the Metro-North Railroad tracks in Ossining, N.Y., and empties into the Hudson River.

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