The Federal Transit Administration awarded the city of Mesa, Ariz., $75 million for construction of a 3.1-mile light-rail extension connecting the city with Phoenix and Tempe.
The California Transportation Commission (CTC) approved $7.8 million for five Metrolink grade crossing safety improvement projects. The CTC decided to allocate the Proposition 1B Highway Railroad Crossing Safety Account (HRCSA) funding at its September monthly meeting.
Amtrak named Michael DeCataldo, Jr., to the new position of general manager, Northeast Corridor (NEC) Services. He will have accountability for safety, customer satisfaction, ridership, on-time performance and financial results for the Northeast Corridor business line. DeCataldo is currently Amtrak general superintendent, Northeast Division.
CalAmp Corp., provider of wireless products, services and solutions, has been awarded a contract to supply wireless communications devices for an interoperable Positive Train Control (PTC) system for the Southern California Regional Rail Authority's (SCRRA) Metrolink commuter rail network.
John Danish, an attorney, has been re-elected chair of the Dallas Area Rapid Transit Board of Directors.
Metropolitan Transit Authority New York City Transit is bringing FASTRACK back to the Seventh Avenue Line beginning Monday, October 15, when the 1, 2 and 3 Lines will be shut down from 10 p.m. until 5 a.m., suspending service between 34th Street-Penn Station and Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center and 34th Street-Penn Station and South Ferry, in both directions for four consecutive weeknights.
The number of people riding San Francisco-area's Bay Area Rapid Transit is soaring this month.
The two-year project making upgrades and repairs along 190 miles of track between St. Albans and Vernon on Amtrak's Vermonter line was completed on time and on budget.
In Massachusetts, an agreement with CSX Corporation was completed that paves the way for increased commuter rail service expected to begin October 29, 2012 and strengthens the state's rail freight network to support the region's economy.
Union Pacific plans to enhance Kansas' transportation infrastructure by investing more than $9 million in the rail line that runs between Menoken and Junction City.