Canadian National plans to invest CA$2.7 billion (US$2.2 billion) in rail infrastructure maintenance and improvements, as well as in new capacity, equipment and technology in 2015 to raise network safety and efficiency, improve service and support future growth
Union Pacific plans to invest $49 million to improve transportation infrastructure in Colorado and Illinois.
The rehabilitation of Metro-North Railroad Bridges over Sound Beach Ave. and Tomac Ave. in Old Greenwich started on May 4.
Peterson Contractors of Reinbeck has begun work on the First Avenue Grade Separation Project in Iowa City.
Tutor Perini Corporation has been awarded a contract by Amtrak to construct the 11th Avenue extension to the concrete casing recently completed by Tutor Perini beneath the Eastern Rail Yard of the Hudson Yards site in New York City. The contract value is approximately $56.3 million and the project has been funded through a U.S. Department of Transportation Sandy Resiliency grant under the 2013 Disaster Relief Act.
Union Pacific plans to invest more than $109 million in 2015 to improve Iowa's transportation infrastructure. The company's multi-million dollar private investment will enhance employee, community and customer safety and increase rail operating efficiency.
KCS will perform maintenance-of way-work on Kansas City Southern de Mexico this summer, which will help to grow capacity, as well as maintain and enhance safety on KCS' cross-border network.
The state of Pennsylvania has hired Dr. Allan M. Zarembski to a three-month contract to assess the state freight system, which hosts 60-70 crude oil trains a week.
Canadian Pacific appointed Mark Erceg to executive vice president and chief financial officer, effective May 18, 2015.
The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey (PANYNJ) has committed $40 million to study construction of a new AirTrain system with enhanced capacity, better service and increased reliability.