Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

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Canadian National (CN) plans to invest approximately CA$1.9 billion (US$1.907 billion) to maintain and upgrade its railway network, grow the business efficiently and continue to improve customer service in 2013.

The Connecticut State Bond Commission approved $170 million for Department of Transportation (ConnDOT) projects including $59 million for a rail bridge replacement and freight rail projects.

The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) has completed the fieldwork required for the Archaeological Inventory Survey (AIS),

The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) System Council 11, which represents approximately 700 Canadian National (CN) signals and communications employees in Canada, ratified a four-year collective labor agreement with the railroad.

Four rail partners involved in service and safety in the corridor between Seattle and Everett, Wash., are putting a new focus on understanding the root causes and potential solutions to mudslides that resulted in a record number of Amtrak Cascades and Sounder passenger-service disruptions this winter.

For the ninth time in the past 10 years, the Amtrak Hiawatha Service passenger rail line set a ridership record.

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) approved construction authorization from the Ohio Rail Development Commission directing Indiana & Ohio Railway to install mast-mounted flashing lights and roadway gates at the Lazenby Street grade crossing in the village of Blanchester, Clinton County.

The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) has made $2 billion available through the Federal Transit Administration's (FTA) new Emergency Relief Program

Alameda Corridor-East Construction Authority (ACE) started construction on a roadway underpass and double-track railroad bridge to replace a congested railroad crossing on Baldwin Avenue in the City of El Monte, Calif.

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick joined Massachusetts Department of Transportation Secretary and CEO Richard Davey and other state and local officials in Stockbridge, Mass., to highlight the economic benefits of an expanded passenger rail in the region.

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