Monday, 23 April 2012 08:10

Watco promotes two, hires another

Watco Locomotive Services has promoted Keith Testerman and Dan Martin and has hired Tracy Wright.

Amtrak long-distance equipment will now receive safety inspections, servicing and maintenance in an upgraded, more efficient and environmentally designed facility in Hialeah, Fla., that will dramatically improve capacity, efficiency and working conditions.

Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority and Masabi US Ltd, will be bringing mobile ticketing to MBTA commuter rail riders this fall. With applications for iPhone, Android and Blackberry, customers will be able to purchase commuter rail tickets and passes. Once tickets are purchased, customers will be able to use and display directly via their phone screen.

Tuesday, 24 April 2012 07:04

Auto Truck promotes McGowan

Auto Truck Group promoted Matt McGowan to director sales, western region. Action plans developed and approved through the company's recent strategic planning process led to the realignment of its sales team and this new position.

Tuesday, 24 April 2012 07:05

FEC implements IAS EquipmentRepair

International Asset Systems, provider of cloud-based solutions for intermodal transportation and global cargo container shipping, has equipped Florida East Coast Railway with its IAS® EquipmentRepair to modernize equipment maintenance and repair operations. Automating the maintenance and repair and re-billing processes is said to improve collections and provide compliance with FMCSA and other regulatory agencies.

The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation will begin on the first section of the elevated guideway for the rail transit system. With all the necessary state and federal approvals needed to move forward in hand, HART gave contractor Kiewit Infrastructure West Co. the green light to begin drilling for the concrete foundation shafts and support columns. The work started on April 23 in East Kapolei near Farrington Highway in the first section of the 20-mile route.

The Wickford Junction commuter rail station and the commuter line service to T.F. Green Airport in Road Island are now open for business.

The Military Officers Association of America named CSX Corporation the recipient of the 2012 Distinguished Service Award, a recognition of CSX's continued emphasis on hiring and supporting active duty and veteran men and women.

Union Pacific is enhancing Colorado's transportation infrastructure by investing $4 million in the rail line that runs between Grand Junction and Cameo. The project is in progress and is scheduled to be completed by mid May.

Metropolitan Transportation Authority in New York hired Stephen Morello as counselor to the chairman and CEO. In that role, Morello will direct the communications, government relations and community affairs divisions of the MTA and its agencies.

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