Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

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Canadian National's 2014 capital plan includes an investment of approximately CA$2.1 billion (US$1.9 billion) to continue to raise network safety and efficiency, improve service and grow the business.

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) issued a series of safety recommendations to Metro-North Railroad calling for the use of inward and outward facing audio and image recorders and the installation of approach permanent speed restriction signs along the rights-of-way.

The N.C. Department of Transportation's (NCDOT) Piedmont Improvement Program (PIP), a $520-million American Recovery and Reinvestment Act project to improve the North Carolina Railroad Company (NCRR) corridor between Raleigh and Charlotte, celebrated a major milestone with the laying of the first section of track.

Tuesday, 18 February 2014 14:32

SCVTA begins work on light-rail pocket track

The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (SCVTA) has begun work on the Santa Clara Pocket Track, a third light-rail track on Tasman Drive. This additional track will allow SCVTA to store light-rail trains and put them into service quickly to meet increased service demands.

Tuesday, 18 February 2014 14:25

The X Train names Penny White as president/COO

The Las Vegas Railway Express, Inc. (X Train), promoted former chief operations officer of passenger service, Penny White, to president and chief operations officer. All daily X Train operations will now report to her, including the chief operating officer of rail operations, human resources, administrative and IT departments in addition to the X Train Vacations travel agency and on board services team.

A study of transit alternatives in the Minneapolis Midtown Corridor recommends a combination of rail in the Midtown Greenway and enhanced bus service on Lake Street as the best long-term transit solution for the corridor.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper released important details on the New Building Canada Plan, including support that will ensure small communities have stable, long-term access to funding for vital infrastructure projects.

Friday, 14 February 2014 14:15

The T Board names new president

The Fort Worth Transportation Authority (The T) has named Paul J Ballard president and chief executive officer, effective April 14.

Late in 2013, the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (Houston METRO) launched its 5.3-mile North Line and in its first full month of service (January), averaged 4,200 weekday boardings, which is 1,600 more than what was forecasted.

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