Emphasizing its ongoing commitment to safety, California's Caltrain has been awarded one of eight national rail safety grants and will use the funds to sponsor a youth film festival featuring videos on rail safety.
Congress has given the green light to Houston METRO for rail expansion, with approval of $94.5 million for the North/Red Line extension and another $94.5 million for the Southeast/Purple Line.
The MARC Halethorpe Station in Maryland is open after a two-year, $32.7 million reconstruction project.
Officials in Massachusetts broke ground on the new Wachusett Commuter Rail Station in West Fitchburg, which will extend the Fitchburg Commuter Rail Line 4.5 miles to the west. The project will also construct a new train layover facility in Westminster.
The Evergreen Line project in Metro Vancouver, BC, Canada, is beginning to take shape, with the first guideway column for the rapid transit line in place.
The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has awarded the first of three contracts to fabricate and construct the permanent structural concrete lining, interior structures and fit-out for caverns and tunnels excavated underneath Grand Central Terminal for the East Side Access project.
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) approved four state awards totaling $7,605,081 to improve freight rail infrastructure and support economic growth. The funds will be administered through its Freight Railroad Infrastructure Improvement Program (FRIIP).
Metropolitan Transportation Authority New York City Transit is bringing FASTRACK back to Queens on the E, M and R Line August 12 for four consecutive weeknights until August 16.
Jeff Bowen, PE, recently joined Hanson Professional Services Inc. as a vice president and will lead the firm's Florida transportation and infrastructure efforts from the firm's Jacksonville, Fla., office.
The South Dakota Department of Transportation's 2012 Mitchell to Chamberlain (MRC) Railroad Rehabilitation project has won regional acclaim in the America's Transportation Awards competition.