Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

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In a move to enhance the safety of Metro-North Railroad and Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) signaling systems sooner, Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Board committees approved the expansion of a contract with a joint venture of Bombardier Transportation/Siemens Rail Automation by an additional $11.3 million.

Sound Transit crews are preparing to move the first Northgate Link light-rail tunnel boring machine (TBM) into launch position.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper government today launched Rail Safety Week with new funding to improve railway crossings.

Recently, the Kansas City Southern (KCS) Engineering Department purchased and rebuilt an on-track rail grinding machine.

The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) has received a $79 million U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Transportation Infrastructure Finance Innovation Act (TIFIA) loan for the 95th Street Bus and Rail project.

The Sound Transit Board has agreed to help implement improvements to Amtrak passenger rail service between Portland, Ore. and Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Production is underway at a Kalaeloa casting yard, where more than 80 Kiewit employees are busy building the concrete guideway segments that will sit on top of the columns to form the elevated guideway for Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transit's (HART) rail system.

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) Board of Directors approved a $927.2-million contract to Regional Connector Constructors, a joint venture between Skanska USA Civil West California District, Inc., and Traylor Brothers Inc. to design and build the Regional Connector Transit Corridor Project.

The Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority Board of Directors unanimously voted to award a $2.5-million contract to AECOM for the next phase of work for the Azusa to Montclair project. The contract will allow AECOM to support the Foothill Gold Line develop the advanced conceptual engineering for the project, as well as any necessary environmental reviews.

Genesee & Wyoming Inc.'s (GWI) Atlas Railroad Construction subsidiary is reorganizing under a region-based commercial and operating structure to facilitate expansion into the U.S. Midwest, Southeast and Southwest. As part of the reorganization, Atlas is relocating its headquarters from Bridgeville, Pa., to Jacksonville, Fla.

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