Federal funding for Honolulu's rail transit project remains on track according to Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell and U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood.
In Washington state, the Sound Transit Board has unanimously approved refinements to the alignment for the East Link light-rail extension in Bellvue. The city previously approved the cost-savings plan, as reported by RT&S on April 24, 2013.
California's Caltrain is holding a community meeting to discuss the upcoming bridge replacement project planned for the city of San Mateo. The meeting will be held at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center on May 2.
The $55-million King Street Station project in Seattle, Wash., which received $32.9 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation, has opened.
The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) has approved construction authorization at four highway-rail grade crossings in Athens, Jefferson, Wood and Fairfield counties.
California's Business, Transportation and Housing Agency has formed the California Freight Advisory Committee, which will help determine the state's plans for freight-related transportation investments in California.
America needs fair and clear long-term policies that encourage continued investment in railroad infrastructure, technology and sustainability initiatives, Norfolk Southern CEO Wick Moorman told a federal panel.
The Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority's Yolo Causeway West Crossover project was completed on April 14, 2013, by Union Pacific crews.
In Washington state, the Bellvue City Council approved cost-reducing changes to the East Link light-rail project by a 6-0 vote that could result in up to $53 million in savings for taxpayers.
TriMet hit a major milestone on April 24, as the first bridge segment was poured for the Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Transit Bridge over the Willamette River.