Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

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After a two-year rehabilitation project, the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority's (MTA) Smith-9th Streets Station, serving the F and G lines, will reopen on April 22.

Acrow Bridge, an international bridge engineering and supply company, signed an agreement with Canadian steel bridge manufacturer, Structal-Bridges. Under the agreement, the companies will jointly market their solutions in temporary and permanent modular steel bridging.

Union Pacific (UP) plans to strengthen Missouri's transportation infrastructure by investing $21 million to construct a more-than-nine-mile second mainline track in the Bell City area, in southeast Missouri.

Canadian National (CN) has relocated its forest products transload operation to North America Stevedoring Company, LLC's operation at the Port of Chicago to improve supply chain efficiencies for lumber customers.

Metropolitan Transit Authority New York City Transit is bringing FASTRACK to the Upper East Side of Manhattan on the 4, 5 and 6 lines, starting March 25.

U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) appointed Jim Billimoria to lead the committee's communications and public relations efforts in the 113th Congress.

Wednesday, 20 March 2013 15:29

Ballast maintenance for the best roadbed

For proper support and drainage along the railroads both big and small, a good ballast maintenance program is key.

Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber has signed a bill that provides $450 million in funding for the Columbia River Crossing project, which partners the Oregon and Washington state departments of transportation in a proposal to replace the I-5 bridge, extend light-rail to Vancouver, Wash., improve interchanges and enhance pedestrian and bicycle pathways.

In Fort Lauderdale, Fla., "The Wave" modern streetcar has been given unanimous approval by the Broward County Commission and is expected to open by 2016. The county's portion, which funds operating and maintenance costs, is $2.5 million annually.

Wednesday, 20 March 2013 12:41

Amtrak reaches new agreement with UTU

After more than two years of negotiations, the United Transportation Union Sheet Metal, Air, Rail & Transportation (UTU-SMART) general committees representing some 2,300 Amtrak members have reached a deal on a new contract.

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