Mischa Wanek-Libman, editor

Mischa Wanek-Libman, editor

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The city of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, has selected TransEd Partners to design, build, operate, maintain and finance stage one of the Valley Line LRT following an 18-month procurement process.

Thursday, 19 November 2015 11:39

MTA presents final 2016 budget proposal

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) presented its 2016 Final Proposed Budget and its 2016-19 Financial Plan, in which the agency says "a relentless emphasis on cutting costs will allow the MTA to invest $242 million in new service, maintenance and operations initiatives over the next four years, while limiting fare and toll increases to the rate of inflation."

Thursday, 19 November 2015 11:22

Glassman named CSX VP-strategy

CSX Corporation appointed Drew Glassman as vice president-strategy. Glassman brings 25 years of experience in corporate finance to his new role, in which he will oversee company-wide initiatives that position CSX for success.

The Sound Transit CEO Search Committee has recommended Peter M. Rogoff, the federal government's third-highest transportation official and former Federal Transit Administrator, as its top candidate to serve as Sound Transit's new leader.

Two freight train derailments during the weekend of November 7 and 8 in Alma and Watertown, Wis., have elected officials calling for advanced rail safety efforts at the state and federal level.

Norfolk Southern will accept and transport Poisonous-Inhalation-Hazard (PIH) commodities in December after withdrawing a notice that PIH shipments would cease December 1 and passenger operations would not be allowed after December 31.

At a special Council Meeting on Oct. 27, Brampton City Council in Ontario voted to terminate the Hurontario-Main Light Rail Transit (HMLRT) project at Steeles Avenue.

New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) Commissioner Matthew J. Driscoll unveiled plans for the new Schenectady Train Station, which will be a modern, fully accessible transportation hub connecting travelers to New York City, Niagara Falls and destinations between and beyond. Station construction is scheduled to get under way in the spring.

President Barack Obama signed H.R. 3819 the "Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2015" on Oct. 29.

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