Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

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The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has obligated a $2.2-million grant for the city of Tavares, Fla., to help with upgrades along a 57-mile stretch of Florida Central Railroad (FCEN) track between Orlando and Umatilla.

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) has issued a Notice of Recommended Award to Capital Rail Constructors for the major design-build portion of Phase 2 of the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project.

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.

Thursday, 25 April 2013 12:16

Ohio approves work at four grade crossings

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) has approved construction authorization at four highway-rail grade crossings in Athens, Jefferson, Wood and Fairfield counties.

Thursday, 25 April 2013 12:12

California forms Freight Advisory Committee

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.

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