Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker plans to invest $6.4 billion in Wisconsin's transportation infrastructure, including $60 million for the Freight Railroad Preservation Program (FRPP).

The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority awarded a contract for the station finishes, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, ancillary buildings and entrances for the future Second Avenue Subway 72nd Street Station to Judlau Contracting Inc.

RailComm has been selected to provide its computerized Track Warrant Control System to Compañía de Ferrocarriles Chiapas Mayab railroad, located in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico.

On Feb. 13, 2013, the city of Winter Park, Fla., in partnership with Amtrak, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), broke ground for a new $1.2-million depot fronting on Central Park and the shopping and dining district.

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) finalized the lease terms with the owner of the Pagoda Palace property in North Beach, Calif.

The Connecticut Department of Transportation (ConnDOT) plans to expedite the installation of vehicle warning gates at the Long Ridge Road grade crossing in Redding, Conn.

Work on the $24-million railroad bridge at Hopson Road in Durham, N.C., that will make train and vehicular travel safer and faster while boosting the local economy has begun.

Amtrak and the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) are gearing up for track improvements along the former Norfolk Southern (NS) route used by Amtrak Wolverine Service and Blue Water trains from Kalamazoo to central and eastern Michigan. Amtrak has responsibility for this infrastructure, effective Feb. 16.

Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) has designated the Darby Road Extension Alternative as the preferred site for the proposed Paoli Intermodal Transportation Center.

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