Mischa Wanek-Libman, editor

Mischa Wanek-Libman, editor

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CSX, along with federal, state and local officials, celebrated the grand opening of the new Central Florida Intermodal Logistics Center (ILC) in Winter Haven. The facility, which began operations earlier this year, provides a centralized hub for transportation, logistics and distribution serving Orlando, Tampa and other regional Florida markets.

Friday, 17 October 2014 12:00

FRA issues Metra safety recommendations

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) released the findings and recommendations on Oct. 16, 2014, from its focused safety assessment of Metra, the Chicago area's suburban rail service.

Friday, 17 October 2014 11:50

Caltrain gets FRA approval for PTC system

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has given Caltrain the green light to proceed with the installation and testing of its Positive Train Control (PTC) technology.

AECOM completed its acquisition of URS Corporation on Oct. 17, 2014, following approval of the merger agreement by URS' stockholders and the stock issuance proposal by AECOM's stockholders at each company's respective special stockholder meetings held on Oct. 16, 2014.

The Chicago Region Environmental and Transportation Efficiency (CREATE) Program partners and the Federal Highway Administration announced the availability of the combined Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and Record of Decision (ROD) for the 75th Street Corridor Improvement Project (75th Street CIP).

Thursday, 16 October 2014 00:00

New Metra station awarded Illinois funds

A new Metra station at 79th Street in the Chicago neighborhood of Auburn Park-Gresham received a $21.5-million boost in state funds. Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn announced the funds Oct. 11 and is part of the governor's agenda to create jobs and build infrastructure to drive the state's economy forward.

The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) Board approved an ordinance that will require all CTA contractors and subcontractors to pay their eligible employees a minimum wage of $13 per hour.

Wednesday, 15 October 2014 09:13

Fairfax County approves streetcar funds

Fairfax County in Virginia approved funding preliminary engineering designs for the planned Columbia Pike Streetcar, a joint project with Arlington County, which serves as the lead partner for the project.

Wednesday, 15 October 2014 08:47

CN officially opens Illinois training facility

Canadian National (CN) opened a new employee training center in suburban Chicago. The 55,000-square-foot facility will host up to 250 CN students from across the United States every week, with hands-on training for all key railway jobs.

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick today joined Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Secretary Richard Davey, Boston Mayor Martin Walsh and state and local officials to announce that the I-90/Massachusetts Turnpike Allston Interchange Improvements project will include a new commuter rail stop, with pedestrian and bike access, that will allow for increased development and growth opportunities in the area.

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