(Statement by American Public Transportation
Association President William Millar) "On behalf of the American Public
Transportation Association's more than 1,500 member organizations, we commend
Senators Dodd, Durbin, Schumer, Menendez, Lautenberg and Brown for introducing
the ‘Public Transportation Preservation Act of 2010,' which authorizes $2 billion
in funds for emergency transit operating assistance. APTA strongly
supports this legislation and stands ready to help secure its immediate
The Central Corridor LRT
Project in the Twin Cities received permission to enter final design, the last
step before award of a federal Full Funding Grant Agreement for the biggest public
works project in Minnesota history.
JLG Industries, Inc., an
Oshkosh Corporation company, said Craig Paylor is retiring as president of JLG
and executive vice-president Oshkosh Corporation. The company also said Wilson
Jones, Oshkosh Corporation executive vice president and president of Oshkosh's
Fire and Emergency segment has been named to succeed Craig Paylor as president
of JLG and executive vice-president of the Access Equipment segment of Oshkosh
Corporation. Craig Paylor will step down on July 1, 2010
Iowa Mold Tooling Co. Inc.,
an Oshkosh Corporation company, said West Coast Machinery, based in Abbotsford,
B.C., will serve IMT customers throughout British Columbia.
Working ahead of schedule, on
May 25 CSX Transportation plans to re-open its Memphis-Nashville line that was
heavily damaged by severe flooding earlier this month, company officials said.
Los Angeles Metro CEO Art
Leahy said the agency appointed Chief Operations Officer Colonus "Lonnie"
Mitchell to the position he has held on an interim basis since December 2009
and hired architect and urban planner Martha Welborne to the Authority's top
Businesses and residents
in Norfolk's Freemason Historic District got some good news last week - major
light rail construction that caused confusion and detours is complete, local
MTA Long Island Rail Road
President Helena Williams and Babylon Mayor Ralph Scordino and other public officials
broke ground today on a new $25.5 million train wash facility located in the
Village of Babylon. The project, which promises to create between 20 and 30
construction jobs, is being financed with federal stimulus funds through the
Federal Transit Administration. The Babylon Train Wash Facility was selected by
Governor David Paterson and the MTA as a shovel-ready project that represented
the best use of federal stimulus funds.
The railroad responsible for
maintaining the rails in and near the Fox Cities in Wisconsin will fix or replace
11 crossings in and near the Fox Cities, including the two deemed worst of the
bunch by Post-Crescent readers in April, the Appleton Post-Crescent reports.
The Andersons, Inc., and
the Iowa Northern Railway Company said that The Andersons, Inc., recently made
a significant minority investment in the railway company and its subsidiaries.
The investment is expected to be accretive to earnings this year.