Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

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The California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) has identified Tutor Perini/Zachry/Parsons, a Joint Venture, as the best scoring team for the design-build contract to begin construction of the Madera to Fresno segment, the first section of the high-speed rail system.

The Federal Transit Administration has approved Phoenix Valley Metro's request to enter project development for the Tempe Streetcar, a 2.6-mile extension of the Valley Metro system.

Continental Rail Corp., a holding company formed to acquire and operate shortline and regional railroads, named Ambassador Ned Siegel to its board of directors.

The Maryland Department of Transportation's Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) has installed the Protran Technology rail break system.

Maryland Department of Transportation's Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) issued a Request for Information (RFI) seeking private sector input on best practices and innovative approaches to delivering and financing the Maryland National Capital Purple Line and the Baltimore Red Line.

HollyFrontier Corporation and Holly Energy Partners, L.P., are collaborating to construct a rail facility that will enable crude oil loading and unloading near HollyFrontier's Artesia and/or Lovington, N. M. refining facilities.

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) plans to test potential future station concepts at Bethesda Station.

Metropolitan Transit Authority New York City Transit is bringing FASTRACK back to the N, Q and R Broadway line starting April 15.

Capital Metro, the city of Austin, Texas and Lone Star Rail District jointly-hired Kyle Keahey as the Urban Rail Program Lead, who will manage ongoing planning, funding and future implementation of rail transit in central Texas.

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