Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's long-term transportation funding proposal, "Virginia's Road to the Future," would provide the Virginia Department of Transportation with approximately $1.07 billion in new funds for rail and transit projects.
The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee selected subcommittee ranking members for each of its six panels.
Craig King has been appointed president of R. J. Corman Railroad Group, LLC, effective January 2013.
L.B. Foster Company appointed James Tanner general manager and Robert Docherty head of business development, Rail Technologies, effective immediately.
BNSF has planned a 2013 capital commitment program of approximately $4.1 billion, approximately a $450-million increase over its 2012 capital spend of $3.6 billion.
CSX is planning a major track capacity expansion on its River Line between northern New Jersey and the Albany, N.Y., region.
Norfolk Southern opened its third Crescent Corridor intermodal facility, a $97-million terminal in South Central Pennsylvania that advances the company's multi-state rail infrastructure initiative connecting the Southeast and the Northeast.
In 2012, Kansas City Sourthern's U.S. engineering department achieved a record low injury frequency ratio.
Florida East Coast Railway (FEC) appointed Francis Chinnici as senior vice president, engineering and purchasing. Robert Stevens, vice president and chief engineering officer, will retire, effective Feb. 28.
Koppers Inc. and Norfolk Southern have agreed to a three-year contract for bonded rail joint assemblies.