Mischa Wanek-Libman, editor

Mischa Wanek-Libman, editor

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The Federal Railroad Administration, Pima County Arizona, the Port of Tucson and Union Pacific joined in a ribbon cutting ceremony on May 12, celebrating the expansion of the port's rail infrastructure.

Greg Fox, who has served as executive vice president, Operations at BNSF since November 2010, plans to retire and Dave Freeman will step into the position on June 1.

Ant Watson has stepped down as chief executive officer of voestalpine Nortrak Inc, headquartered in Richmond, BC, Canada, effective March 31, 2016.

Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Metro-North Railroad said it will enter into a contract with Ensco Inc. to design, build and deliver a track inspection.

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) published the final environmental document on the Southwest Light-Rail Project, marking a major step closer to realization of the $1.79 billion project.

The Pennsylvania State Transportation Commission approved $36 million for 31 rail projects across 34 counties.

Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) is taking steps to quiet one of its loudest stretches of track with the purchase of custom-made rail dampers.

Union Pacific plans to spend $70.9-million on its Kansas infrastructure in 2016 as part of its $3.675 billion capital program for the year.

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) released the following statement from Administrator Sarah Feinberg on the one-year anniversary of the Amtrak 188 derailment. The passenger train derailed during the evening of May 12, 2015. Eight people died and more than 200 were injured.

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) sent a letter to Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) calling for immediate repairs to three locations FTA deemed high risks for smoke and fire incidents on the Metrorail system.

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