Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

The Federal Railroad Administration's (FRA) Railroad Safety Advisory Committee (RSAC) voted unanimously on implementing new crashworthiness performance standards for next-generation passenger high speed rail (HSR) equipment that will operate in the U.S.

BNSF named Steve Bobb executive vice president and chief marketing officer, with responsibility for BNSF's sales, marketing, customer service, economic development and business unit activities. He succeeds John Lanigan, who has decided to retire effective Jan. 15, 2013.

The Columbus and Greenville Railway (CAGY), was recently named Shortline of the Year at BNSF 's annual "Shortline Conference" held last month in Irving, Texas.

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Alstom to modernize MBTA rail and LRT fleet

Boston's Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) has awarded Alstom Transport two rail fleet modernization contracts with a combined value of approximately $220 million.

The Kansas City streetcar proposal has received funds from the Mid-America Regional Council's (MARC) Board of Directors totaling $ 17.7 million.

Seattle, Wash., has secured funding to plan and design the First Hill Streetcar line's Broadway Extension.