Union Pacific will strengthen Oregon's transportation infrastructure by investing $8.9 million to install new rail on track between North Powder and La Grande. The project is under way now and is scheduled to be completed this month.
The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) has begun construction on rail safety improvement projects along the North Carolina Railroad's Piedmont Corridor between Raleigh and Charlotte.
Watco Mechanical Services promoted Marty Riedlinger to vice president of marketing and sales.
Riedlinger will be responsible for marketing and sales for all mechanical repair facilities, over¬seeing the estimating department for mechanical and meeting with corporate customer service representatives.
Riedlinger joined the Watco team in May 2011. He has previously served as direc¬tor of estimating and as a corporate customer service representative.
TriMet's WES Commuter Rail engineers see pedestrians and even vehicles disregard crossing arms and signs or cross where prohibited every day.
In Denver, Colo., the Regional Transportation District (RTD) Board of Directors approved a request to move the planned Montview Station on the I-225 Rail Line to a new location on Fitzsimons Parkway.
The Chicago Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) hired Susan Bisno Massel, who will serve as director of communications and public affairs.
TranSystems hired Sam Mansour, P.E., as senior vice president and client manager for the company's passenger and freight rail practice areas. Mansour will be responsible for business development, client service and growth strategies across the West region.
Congressman Andy Harris (R-MD), a member of the House Appropriations Committee, visited the Rhinehart Railroad Construction offices in Fallston, Md., on May 31, 2013. The National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association (NRC) organized the event.
The Senate Committee on Appropriations approved $250 million in funding for Honolulu Authority For Rapid Transportation (HART), matching in full President Obama's 2014 budget request and the 2012 Full Funding Grant Agreement.
Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) workers walked off the job early July 1 after negotiations for a new contract were not met.