Mischa Wanek-Libman, editor

Mischa Wanek-Libman, editor

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On May 6, Minnesota State Representative Jon Koznick and Lynda Boudreau, staff for U.S. Representative John Kline, joined GoRail and National Railroad Construction & Maintenance Association (NRC) shared member company – RailWorks Corporation – for a tour of its facility in Lakeville, Minn.

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) issued an urgent safety directive to Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) just one day after the agency released a plan aimed at improving safety and maintenance on its rail system.

An event held in Burlington, Vt., placed the spotlight on a $10 million Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) that will be used to extend passenger rail from New York City to Burlington.

Monday, 09 May 2016 11:35

Kansas City streetcar begins to roll

Federal and local officials gathered May 6 to kick off inaugural service of the modern Kansas City Streetcar.

Union Pacific tagged $83 million of its planned $3.75-billion 2016 capital program to improve infrastructure in Arkansas.

The Massachusetts cities of Somerville and Cambridge reiterated their support and commitment for the proposed Green Line Extension Project (GLX) by pledging a combined $75 million to help bridge the project's funding gap.

Caltrain's Modernization Program received an additional $211 million investment following a seven-party agreement adopted by the agency's board of directors on May 5, 2016.

In a bid to make good on a promise to promote community engagement surrounding the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) Expansion Project, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo laid out plans for public meetings, launched a new website and committed to expedited crossing improvements.

Metrolink will increase testing of trains along the 91/Perris Valley Line between Perris and Riverside, Calif.

J-Track LLC will open a new railroad construction and maintenance company in the Chicagoland area on May 1. The new company, J-Track LLC Central Division, will be led by Vice President and General Manager, Bill Dorris.

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