A new rail transfer facility in Washington, Mo., was dedicated on April 8. The facility is expected to create an estimated 330 jobs and allows two local companies, CG Power Systems and Canam Steel, to expand their operations by utilizing Union Pacific's services via a new rail spur.
In Texas, Port Corpus Christi Commissioners approved a grant agreement with the Maritime Administration, outlining the terms and conditions for the use of its Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) funds.
The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) in Georgia saw rail ridership spike nearly 80 percent as customers and out-of-town visitors chose transit to attend the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament and a host of other events.
The California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) hired Scott Jarvis as assistant chief program manager. Jarvis, under the direction of Frank Vacca, CHSRA's chief program manager, will provide oversight in the project delivery functions, transportation and commercial planning, right-of-way and environmental planning.
Harsco Corporation appointed F. Nicholas Grasberger to senior vice president and chief financial officer, effective April 22, 2013.
Amtrak ridership increased in the first half of FY 2013 and March set a record as the single best month ever in Amtrak history. In addition, October, December and January each set individual monthly records.
Sandhogs working on the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) East Side Access megaproject have concluded major blasting under Grand Central Terminal, where they are building two caverns 160 feet below street level that will house eight tracks for Long Island Rail Road trains.
Houston Metro's 18 light-rail vehicles have traveled more than four million miles (the equivalent of five trips to the moon and back) recording 100 million boardings in the process, reaching the milestone four years ahead of schedule.
Kansas City Southern (KCS) and the West Point Police Department hosted an Officer on a Train event April 9 to promote public safety at railroad crossings in West Point, Miss.
Watco Companies hired Nate Henderson as director of operations for the Central Region for its Terminal and Port Services division.