The California Transportation Commission has allocated approximately $102.7 million to three rail projects that will provide better transit, increase intermodal opportunities and reduce highway congestion.
Construction on Utah Transit Authority's (UTA) Airport TRAX line, which will connect Salt Lake City's downtown with Salt Lake International Airport, is coming to a close. Substantial completion is expected by the end of the month and will be followed by testing.
October 27 will mark the 108th anniversary of the opening of New York City's subway, which has become the essence of a growing city, nourishing skyscrapers, developing residential neighborhoods and just shortening the time it takes to get around.
Norfolk Southern Corp. announced that Timothy Drake, vice president engineering, is retiring, effective Oct. 31.
In Michigan, the Southeastern Council of Governments has awarded a contract to Parsons Brinckerhoff to perform an alternatives analysis (AA) for the Woodward Avenue rapid transit project in Detroit.
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) has opened biding for a contract to construct the stations, track and operating systems for the Central Subway.
The South Jersey Port Corporation (SJPC) and its partners signed an $18.5 million federal stimulus grant October 23 that will create thousands of jobs by upgrading freight rail from South Jersey into the market heartland of America.
Pacer International, Inc., a North American freight transportation and global logistics services provider, has entered into a multi-year agreement to arrange, manage and provide intermodal freight transportation services for both automotive parts and freight-all-kinds shipments between the U.S., Mexico and Canada for Union Pacific.
Chuck Littlefield has joined Watco Transportation Services as regional vice president of operations for the Gulf Region. Littlefield will be responsible for the continued development and improvement of safety, service, growth, people and efficien¬cy in all areas of the Gulf Region.
CSX Corporation Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Michael Ward joined federal, state and local officials from the commonwealth of Pennsylvania on October 23, to mark the midway point of progress on the first phase of projects for the National Gateway.