Canada's Metrolinx and Toronto Transit Commission have reached an agreement on the operations and maintenance of Toronto's four new provincially-funded light-rail transit lines.
The Canadian province of Saskatchewan opened its 13th shortline, the Long Creek Railroad (LCRR), on Oct. 2.
Denver's Regional Transportation District (RTD), Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and SEMA Construction will celebrate the reopening of the Yale Avenue Bridge over I-225 two months early on October 5.
Genesee and Wyoming Inc. appointed Richard Bott and Gregory Ledford to its board of directors, effective October 1, 2012 and October 2, 2012, respectively.
The U.S. Department of Transportation approved a $545.9 million Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) loan that will enable the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) to advance construction of a new light-rail transit line along the Crenshaw corridor.
Connecticut will receive $120 million in high-speed intercity passenger rail program funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation to complete construction on the Hartford segment of the New Haven to Springfield, Mass., passenger rail corridor.
As part of the Chicago Region Environmental and Transportation Efficiency Program (CREATE), the Blue Island-Riverdale-Dolton Signal Modernization Project is complete.
As part of President Obama's We Can't Wait initiative, two nationally and regionally significant transit projects in Minneapolis, Minnesota and Cleveland, Ohio, will be expedited to put Americans to work and will provide Minnesota and Ohio with more transportation choices.
Rehabilitation work has begun on New York's Metro-North Mount Vernon East, Pelham and New Rochelle stations and will begin next summer at Larchmont, Mamaroneck and Harrison stations in a major upgrade that will bring these six facilities to a state of good repair over the next two years.
Twelve miles of inactive railroad running through the city of Kokomo to Tipton, Ind., will soon be reopened to rail freight traffic by early 2014.