The California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) Board of Directors selected PGH Wong Engineering, Inc., and Harris & Associates to provide additional oversight and management of contractors who will build the initial 30-mile stretch of high-speed rail from Madera to Fresno, Calif.
North Carolina Railroad Company (NCRR) hired Jim Kessler, PE, as vice president of engineering and planning.
The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) approved a $12.5-million award in regional transportation funding for Phase 1 of the Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) project in California.
CSX Transportation, Inc., working with the commonwealth of Massachusetts, opened New England's first double-stack cleared intermodal route on its rail line between the New York state line and the newly-expanded intermodal terminal in Worcester, Mass., reducing transit times on key lanes by as much as 24 hours.
Union Pacific is investing approximately $13.2 million in the rail line between Troutdale and Dalles, Ore.
The Canadian government is contributing up to CA$19.9 million (US$19.73 million), through its Asia-Pacific Gateway and Corridor Initiative for a CA$45-million (US$44.6 million) overpass on the Deltaport Causeway, part of Port Metro Vancouver's Deltaport Terminal, Road and Rail Improvement Project.
The Alabama State Port Authority's Board of Directors approved two measures that will bring the port's new intermodal rail facility closer to reality.
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority's Board of Directors approved the name changes of three subway stations.
CSX plans to invest approximately $2.3 billion in its business in 2013 supporting initiatives to help meet long-term demand for freight rail, improve customer service and further the company's plans for long-term profitable growth.
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) presented the Board of Director's Governance Committee with a staff draft of the authority's strategic plan, called Momentum, which defines the next generation of WMATA.