Mischa Wanek-Libman, editor

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Thursday, 17 January 2013 11:21

Denham named rail subcommittee chair

Rep. Jeff Denham (R-CA), member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, was named chairman of the Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials Subcommittee for the 113th Congress.

The Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) Board of Directors adopted the 2013 budget and two-year financial plan at a special RTA Board meeting on Jan. 16.

This year, KCS is joining the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Federal Railroad Administration's (FRA) campaign to end distracted driving by promoting the message that One Text or Call Could Wreck It All.

AECOM Technology Corporation was awarded a $16.8-million contract by the Metropolitan Council of the Twin Cities to perform preliminary engineering work on the Southwest Light Rail Transit line in Minneapolis, Minn.

The Rail Services division of Balfour Beatty Rail, Inc., has promoted and expanded the roles of key operational personnel, as well as consolidated office operations.

RR Mergers & Acquisitions, a specialist in the sale of rail service and rail supplier companies in North America, said R & R Contracting has acquired Oberkramer Contracting.

The shortline industry began the New Year with good news: Extension of the railroad track maintenance credit.

Thursday, 27 December 2012 11:08

Phoenix Valley Metro avoids strike

Phoenix's Valley Metro said a potential work stoppage has been averted and light-rail service will run as normal on New Year's Eve.

David L. Starling, Kansas City Southern's president and CEO, outlined the state of the railroad in a letter dated Dec. 21 and posted to the KCS website. Starling says the railroad's 125th anniversary year has been a success; something he aims to continue into 2013.

Wednesday, 26 December 2012 00:00

NRC names 2013 Hall of Fame inductee

The National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association (NRC) named James J. (Jim) Daloisio, Chairman and CEO, Railroad Construction Company of South Jersey as its 2013 Hall of Fame Inductee.

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