South County Economic Development Council (SCEDC) board members voted to support the reactivation of the San Diego Arizona Eastern Railway at its May board of directors meeting.
The California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) Board of Directors certified the Final Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/EIS) for the Fresno to Bakersfield project section of the high-speed rail program and approved a high-speed rail alignment within the Fresno to Bakersfield project section.
Work is expected to begin on May 12 on a North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) project to replace a railroad crossing on Morrisville Parkway with a bridge to carry rail traffic over the road. This is one of a series of projects to improve at-grade crossings along the rail corridor between Raleigh and Charlotte.
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) recently recognized Chicago's Metra for its commitment to employee safety in best safety practices from railroads around the industry at the annual Railroad Safety Leadership Forum in Atlanta.
The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (SCVTA) will be shutting down two light-rail stations and the segment of track in between in Santa Clara, Calif., to help speed up construction of the Santa Clara Pocket Track, an extra track that will hold the trains needed to meet the anticipated increases in ridership.
Watco Transportation Services named Kenneth Barnhouse general manager at the Wallula (Wash.) Switching Site, where it switches cars for Boise Cascade.
The North County Transit District (NCTD) in San Diego has applied for a $5-million Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) Discretionary Grant.
The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) and its local community partners have received four proposals to improve the Hoosier State passenger rail service between Indianapolis and Chicago.
Charles Steffensmeier has joined the staff of the Oregon International Port of Coos Bay as chief engineer. He will have primary responsibility for engineering oversight for rehabilitation and upgrade of the port's Coos Bay rail line serving southwest Oregon industrial and agricultural operations and marine terminals in the Coos Bay harbor.
Beginning May 5, Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) New York City Transit's (NYCT) FASTRACK program will return to the A and C lines in Brooklyn.