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The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority released its Final Environmental Impact Statement/Report for the Westside Subway Extension Project.

20 March 2012

HDR hires Orrison

John Orrison has joined HDR as the practice leader for railroad operations. He is based in the firm's Fort Worth, Texas, office. His responsibilities include developing and expanding HDR's freight rail program in North America and abroad.

Scott Henderson has accepted the position of general manager for Watco Transportation Services' Pacific Sun Railroad. He most recently served as general manager for the Baton Rouge Southern Railroad in Louisiana.

Union Pacific is enhancing Nebraska's transportation infrastructure by investing $8.7 million in the rail line that runs between Sarben and Joyce. The project is in progress and is scheduled to be completed by the end of August.

Effective March 15, 2012, Norfolk Southern lowered the railroad operating speed limits on certain sections of the Michigan Line between Dearborn and Kalamazoo that handle both Amtrak's passenger service and Norfolk Southern's freight service. These lower speed limits, 25-30 mph, have been imposed ...

Federal Railroad Administrator Joseph Szabo visited the Port of Vancouver to review early construction work on a critical rail connection that will link the Port of Vancouver to BNSF Railway's east-west mainline.

Shortline Railroad, Anacostia Rail Holdings, has appointed Eric Jakubowski chief commercial officer, a newly created position, effective March 19, 2012. He is based in Chicago, where he reports to Peter Gilbertson, Anacostia president and CEO.

Recent Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority system ridership numbers show an increase in weekday boardings during January and February of 2012.

In January, Railway Age announced that it had named KCS president and CEO Dave Starling its 2012 Railroader of the Year.

Federal Railroad Administrator Joseph Szabo visited King Street Station in Seattle, Wash., to celebrate the Pacific Northwest Passenger Rail Corridor construction project, which will help increase the station's capacity while transforming it into a modern transit hub.

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