Claude Mongeau, president and chief executive officer of Canadian National, said the railway's reach, service, innovation, understanding of its customers' markets and commitment to delivering safely make it a true backbone of the economy.
Union Pacific plans to strengthen Colorado's transportation infrastructure by investing $6.5 million in the rail line between Boyero and Limon. The project, funded entirely by Union Pacific, began November 21 and is scheduled to be completed by the end of December.
Construction of the twin tunnels is complete for the Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension (TYSSE). The final segment of tunneling was finished when tunnel boring machine (TBM) "Torkie" broke through the headwall at the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre Station site, finishing the 10th and final tunnel drive for the project.
The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) said that additional tests are needed on Phase 1 of the Silver Line, focusing on software updates related to the automatic train control system, before the project can be turned over to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA).
Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) has completed one phase of the Transbay Tube earthquake safety project ahead of schedule.
Canadian National started a special program to acquire additional monitoring equipment to enhance its technological base for early detection of defects.
Canadian Pacific appointed Bart Demosky to executive vice president and chief financial officer (CFO), effective December 28, 2013; Brian Grassby will retire as the company's senior vice president and CFO at year-end.
The Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Transit Project is taking sustainable transit further with a pilot installation of eco-track on SW Lincoln Street downtown.
Phoenix's Valley Metro has received the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) for the 1.9-mile Gilbert Road light-rail extension.
U.S. Rep. Rob Andrews (D-NJ) introduced two pieces of legislation he says would improve rail safety.