Mischa Wanek-Libman, editor

Mischa Wanek-Libman, editor

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The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) released a series of technical reports on truck size and weight for peer review and public comment as a step toward the completion of the comprehensive study required in the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21).

At a hearing concerning the May 12 accident of Amtrak 188 in Philadelphia, Amtrak President and Chief Executive Officer Joe Boardman reiterated the railroad's commitment to implementation of Positive Train Control (PTC) by the end of 2015.

Union Pacific released state investment plans for Texas, Arkansas and Oklahoma that the railroad says will enhance community safety, as well as improve railroad efficiency.

Officials from the Canadian government, city of Saguenay and Saguenay Port Authority marked the official opening of the rail link connecting the Grande-Anse terminal in the Port of Saguenay to the Roberval-Saguenay rail line and of the intermodal rail yard at the Port of Saguenay.

Union Pacific will invest a combined $82 million in to projects in Louisiana and Missouri in 2015. These improvements are part of the railroad's $4.2 billion capital investment for the year.

Wednesday's commute for riders on New York City Transit's (NYCT) A Line was delayed due to damage caused by copper cable thieves who vandalized cable from subway tracks near Howard Beach, Queens.

Aéroports de Montréal (ADM) presented a proposal to Québec's Committee on Public Finance that would integrate the light-rail systems of the South Shore and West Island.

Parsons appointed Jannet M. Walker as vice president and deputy eastern sector manager for the corporation's Rail and Transit Systems Division. Based in Jacksonville, Fla., her primary focus will be growing the rail and transit business in the eastern United States, providing leadership in overall operations and sector management.

The province of Ontario will provide up to CA$1 billion (US$804 million) to build a new light-rail transit (LRT) line in Hamilton as part of the largest infrastructure investment in Ontario's history.

A bill to extend current surface transportation funding at MAP-21 levels through July was approved by the Senate on Friday, May 22, and now awaits President Obama's signature.

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