Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

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Stella-Jones Inc. has signed a non-binding letter of intent to acquire the shares of McFarland Cascade Holdings, Inc., a provider of treated wood products based in the state of Washington.

Thursday, 01 November 2012 13:04

Union Pacific to perform trackwork in Illinois

Union Pacific plans to enhance Illinois' transportation infrastructure by investing $5.4 million in the rail line that runs between North Lake and Northbrook.

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) approved construction authorization from the Ohio Rail Development Commission directing Norfolk Southern to install mast-mounted flashing lights and roadway gates in Summit County.

The California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) hired Frank Vacca, chief engineer of Amtrak, as its chief program manager. Vacca has more than 35 years of experience in commuter, intercity and high-speed passenger rail systems.

Watco Western Australia Rail (WWAR) hired Grant Thompson as vice president commercial and Watco Transportation Services promoted Cory Smith to general manager for the Louisiana Southern Railroad (LAS).

The Kansas City streetcar proposal has received funds from the Mid-America Regional Council's (MARC) Board of Directors totaling $ 17.7 million.

The South Dakota Department of Transportation and the Dakota Southern Railway Company are wrapping up a two-year, $28-million rehabilitation project on the state-owned, shortline rail system between Mitchell and Chamberlain.

Seattle, Wash., has secured funding to plan and design the First Hill Streetcar line's Broadway Extension.

A Kansas State University-led research project is helping high-speed rail systems handle the stress of freezing and thawing weather conditions.

Tuesday, 30 October 2012 14:05

GCRTA tunnel project to begin in November

On November 27, Ohio's Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA) will begin work on restoration of the Red Line rail tunnel under Cleveland Hopkins International Airport.

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