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San Pedro & Southwestern Railroad sets safety record
The San Pedro & Southwestern Railroad (SPSR) set a new safety record December 23, 2012, completing 5,000 days of accident-free operations on the Benson, Ariz.-based shortline.
Metro-North Railroad turns 30
New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority's Metro-North Railroad celebrated its 30th birthday on Jan. 1, 2013. The railroad says it has become the busiest and best passenger railroad in the country…
USDOT finalizes changes to New Starts/Small Starts program
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) finalized changes to its approach for administering New Starts/Small Starts program.
Amtrak names Hardison chief marketing and sales officer
Amtrak named Matt Hardison chief marketing and sales officer (CMSO), following the retirement of Emmett Fremaux and will report to President and CEO Joe Boardman, effective immediately.
BART directors sworn in, president and vice president elected
In San Francisco, Calif., the Bay Area Rapid Transit Board of Directors welcomed two new members and voted to elect Director Tom Radulovich as president and Director Joel Keller as…
Phoenix Valley Metro avoids strike
Phoenix's Valley Metro said a potential work stoppage has been averted and light-rail service will run as normal on New Year's Eve.
NRC names 2013 Hall of Fame inductee
The National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association (NRC) named James J. (Jim) Daloisio, Chairman and CEO, Railroad Construction Company of South Jersey as its 2013 Hall of Fame Inductee.
STB approves GWI's control of RailAmerica railroads
The U.S. Surface Transportation Board (STB) has approved Genesee & Wyoming Inc.'s application to control RailAmerica, Inc., and the RailAmerica railroads, effective December 28, 2012.
Sound Transit Board approves 2013 budget
In Seattle, Wash., the Sound Transit Board approved a $1.1 billion 2013 budget that moves light-rail expansions forward, while positioning the regional transit system to carry more than 28 million…
Construction begins on Massachusetts South Action commuter station
In Massachusetts, ground broke on a new South Acton Commuter Rail Station, a project that will improve, expand and revitalize the busiest station on the Fitchburg Line.
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