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SNC-Lavalin awarded two U.S. transit contracts
SNC-Lavalin (SNC) has received two new rail and transit contracts in the U.S.
Henderson named president of R.J. Corman Railroad Services; Rush to serve as SVP Commercial Development R.J. Corman Railroad Group
R. J. Corman Railroad Group, LLC, named Nathan Henderson as president of R. J. Corman Railroad Services, LLC, and of Noel Rush to serve as senior vice president Commercial Development, R.J. Corman Railroad Group effective...
Second phase of Charlotte streetcar project breaks ground
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx joined local dignitaries participated in a groundbreaking ceremony for the CityLYNX Gold Line Phase 2 project in Charlotte, N.C., on Jan. 14. The Charlotte Area Transit System's (CATS) second phase of...
LACMTA recommends Tutor Perini JV for second phase of Purple Line construction
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) has recommended Tutor Perini/O&G, a joint venture to build the second segment of the Purple Line Extension. The second section of the project will extend the Purple Line subway...
FTA gives environmental clearance to Valley Metro’s South Central LRT extension
Valley Metro may begin final design work on the planned South Central Light Rail Extension after securing a key federal approval. The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) issued a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the...
USDOT announces formation of Federal Committee on Automation
The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) has announced the formation of an advisory committee focused on automation across several modes. The department says the committee consists of “leading professionals and experts in their field,” and that the...
KCS subsidiary appoints Kurt Jacobs as VP transportation
Kansas City Southern (KCS) announced Jan. 9 that its subsidiary, KCSM Servicios S.A. de C.V. (KCSMS), has appointed Kurt Jacobs as vice president transportation. Jacobs reports to Oscar Del Cueto, KCSMS senior vice president of operations. “KCS...
Minnesota governor proposes "make up" bonding bill with $91M for rail
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton and Lt. Governor Tina Smith introduced a bill that would spend $1.5 billion to build more than 240 projects across the state, including more than $91 million in rail projects. Minnesota legislators...
USDOT commits $1.6B in grants, loans to second section of LACMTA Westside Purple Line extension
The United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) has announced a commitment of approximately $1.6 billion to the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) to support the completion of the second phase of its Westside...
Vossloh completes acquisition of Rocla Concrete Tie
Vossloh Group has completed its acquisition of Rocla Concrete Tie, Inc., from Altus Capital Partners, a U.S.-based investment firm. The contract for the acquisition of Rocla was signed on December 5, 2016; following obtainment of all...
Trogdon tapped to lead NCDOT
North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper announced Jan. 3 the appointment of Jim Trogdon to lead the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT). Trogdon is an engineer with decades of experience in state government and the...
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