In Phoenix, Ariz., the PHX Sky Train™ will open to the public April 8 at the city's airport. When the train opens for service, passengers will find a seamless connection between Terminal 4, East Economy parking and Phoenix Valley Metro light rail at 44th Street and Washington.
The Hawaii Council of Engineering Societies named Lara Karamatsu its 2013 Young Engineer of the Year. A civil engineer in the Honolulu office of Parsons Brinckerhoff, Karamatsu is one of the firm's designers for the Honolulu Rail Transit Project.
In its FY 2014 funding request to Congress, Amtrak is emphasizing the need for more federal capital investment to improve and expand intercity passenger rail, while requesting significantly less in federal operating support.
The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA) in Ohio will begin its nearly $7-million restoration and improvement of the S-curve on the Red Line rail track on April 21, with an estimated completion date of June 7, 2013.
The Board of Directors of the Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority (NNEPRA) took steps toward the development of an indoor train layover facility in Brunswick, including the decision to award the design/build contract to Consigli Construction Company of Portland, Maine.
OmniTRAX, Inc., has made four management appointments and promotions.
The American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association honored the Coos Bay Rail Link (CBR) for the second year in a row with its Jake Award with distinction "For achieving a perfect safety record with no reportable injuries."
Construction has begun on the Green Port Gateway, a major port-to-rail infrastructure expansion project in California that will help reduce congestion near the Port of Long Beach by shifting more cargo from trucks to trains.
Work has begun on $88 million in construction projects for three segments of the Port MacKenzie Rail Extension in Alaska. Contracts were recently awarded to three construction companies and up to 200 jobs in the construction industry could be created this summer.
The Regional Transportation District (RTD) of Denver, Colo., has determined that a confidential unsolicited proposal for the North Metro Rail Project has technical merit. The proposal was submitted Feb. 22 by a team led by Graham Contracting Limited.