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Former LACMTA exec joins Honolulu rail project on interim basis

The Board of Directors of the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) selected Krishniah N. Murthy as the authority's interim executive director and CEO.

Murthy will begin on Dec. 5 and his employment agreement is for one year. Murthy succeeds Dan Grabauskas, who resigned effective Aug. 18. HART ex-officio voting board member Michael D. Formby is acting executive director between Grabauskas' resignation and Murthy's start.

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Knox Kershaw hosts Rep. Mike Rogers for facility tour and rail discussion

Knox Kershaw, Inc., hosted U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers (R-AL-3) for a tour and discussion of rail and manufacturing issues at its long-held Montgomery, Ala., facility.

Local businesses, such as Central Steel Service, Inc., Loftis/Robbins, Inc., and railroad representatives from Genesee & Wyoming Railroad Services and Norfolk Southern also participated in the event, which was coordinated by the Railway Engineering-Maintenance Suppliers Association.

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Providence and Worcester shareholders approve GWI acquisition

Shareholders of Providence and Worcester Railroad Company (P&W) voted to approve the proposed acquisition of PWRR by Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (GWI).

In mid-August 2016, GWI revealed plans to acquire P&W for $126 million. Subject to the terms of the Merger Agreement, P&W will merge with Pullman Acquisition Sub Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of GWI, with P&W surviving the merger and becoming a wholly-owned subsidiary of GWI.

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HDR taking unique approach to Tacoma Link expansion design

HDR, Inc., was selected in July 2016 to provide final design services for Sound Transit's Tacoma Link Expansion and expanded maintenance facility.

HDR says the final design will be custom tailored to the unique needs of Sound Transit and the city of Tacoma, where heavy traffic means bicycles, as well as cars.

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PennDOT holds groundbreaking event for Mount Joy station improvements

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Secretary Leslie S. Richards hosted a groundbreaking event Oct. 26 for improvements to the Mount Joy station on Amtrak's Keystone Corridor, the latest in a series of investments to improve service on the 104-mile line.

 

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