Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley and members of the Board of Public Works (BPW) have approved the Maryland Transit Administration's (MTA) plan to deliver the Purple Line through a Public Private Partnership (P3).
Minister of Transport Lisa Raitt marked November 7 National Railway Day, which commemorates the day the last spike was driven into the Canadian Pacific Railway at Craigellachie, British Columbia in 1885, by placing an emphasis on industry safety.
Alaska Railroad Company (ARRC) named Chief Mechanical Officer (CMO) Doug Engebretson as chief operating officer (COO), a position left vacant when former COO Bill O'Leary was promoted to president & CEO on November 1. Engebretson's promotion is effective November 8.
Amtrak has named Gerald Sokol, Jr., as its new chief financial officer (CFO), reporting directly to Amtrak President and CEO Joe Boardman, effective December 3.
Georgetown Rail Equipment Company's (GREX) Board of Directors has elected Christopher Aadnesen as executive chairman of GREX.
RailComm appointed Joe Forgione as president and chief executive officer, succeeding former President and CEO Joe Denny, who has steped down after almost 15 years of continuous service since founding RailComm in 1999.
The Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority in California has been making progress on the Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension, the 11.5-mile addition that will extend the Gold Line from its current terminus in eastern Pasadena to a new station in Azusa just north of Citrus College.
The Denver, Colo., Regional Transportation District (RTD) staff has recommended its board of directors to move forward with a proposal from Graham, Balfour Beatty, Hamon Constructors (GBBH) to design and build the North Metro Rail Line to 124th Avenue. The proposal commits to completing construction of the line to 124th by January 2018.
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has closed seven more of Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority's (WMATA) outstanding safety recommendations, bringing the total number of recommendations closed to 20 out of 29.
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) has awarded its 2013 North American Environmental Employee Excellence Award to CSX Manager of Environmental Remediation Matthew Adkins. Adkins was one of seven industry professionals nominated for this annual award and is the sixth CSX employee to win in the past 12 years.