Two 1920s-era subway stations on Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority's Broad Street Line have been modernized under a $30 million project funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
Amtrak has named Jason Molfetas as chief information officer to lead the company's information technology team and develop and implement systems to support customer service initiatives, enhance business operations and improve financial performance.
The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority has awarded a contract for the station finishes, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, ancillary buildings and entrances for the 96th Street Station of the Second Avenue Subway. The contract, valued at $324.6 million was awarded to a joint venture of E.E. Cruz and Company and Tully Construction Company Inc.
The U.S. Department of Transportation awarded a $21 million Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant for the Raleigh Union Station project.
The U.S. Department of Transportation awarded a $10 million grant to build a new regional rail transportation center on the proposed University of Delaware Science and Technology campus under the U.S. Department of Transportation's $500 million Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) 2012 program.
The Chicago Transit Authority will be able to move forward on major upgrades to one of the busiest stations in its transit system as a result of an infusion of $20 million in federal funding to the 95th Street Terminal Improvement Project. The intermodal project will reduce pedestrian and bus congestion, cut travel times, improve accessibility and create jobs on the South Side of the city.
CSX Corporation unveiled its 2011 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report outlining the company's operations, environmental, social and financial performance.
PS Technology, a wholly owned subsidiary of Union Pacific, has acquired the Yard Control Systems division of Ansaldo STS USA, which is based in Norristown, Pa. The acquisition boosts PST's capabilities by adding rail yard process control and automation solutions.
Canadian Pacific and U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc., have entered into a multi-year agreement for the movement of frac sand from U.S. Silica's newest mining and processing facility in Sparta, Wis.
Rail America has been using RailComm's Domain Operations Controller (DOC) train control system to dispatch multiple subdivisions for their railroads since 2002. The DOC System at Rail America's American Rail Dispatch Center will soon have the ability to dispatch based on Canadian Railroad Operating Rules (CROR). The new functionality is being designed in conjunction with Rail America personnel.