Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

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Thursday, 25 April 2013 12:12

California forms Freight Advisory Committee

California's Business, Transportation and Housing Agency has formed the California Freight Advisory Committee, which will help determine the state's plans for freight-related transportation investments in California.

America needs fair and clear long-term policies that encourage continued investment in railroad infrastructure, technology and sustainability initiatives, Norfolk Southern CEO Wick Moorman told a federal panel.

The Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority's Yolo Causeway West Crossover project was completed on April 14, 2013, by Union Pacific crews.

In Washington state, the Bellvue City Council approved cost-reducing changes to the East Link light-rail project by a 6-0 vote that could result in up to $53 million in savings for taxpayers.

TriMet hit a major milestone on April 24, as the first bridge segment was poured for the Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Transit Bridge over the Willamette River.

Brandt Road Rail Corporation has delivered the first Brandt R4 Power Units and OTM Trackers to Union Pacific (UP).

Tuesday, 23 April 2013 12:33

FTA approves Detroit streetcar project

The Woodward Avenue Streetcar Project received clearance to proceed from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA).

The city of Ottawa in Ontario, Canada, selected the Richmond Underground as the preferred proposed route for the western extension of the city's light-rail service.

Tutor Perini Corporation, a civil and building construction company, has been identified by the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) as the low bidder for the Third Street Light Rail Program Phase 2 of the Central Subway Project. The company's bid was approximately $840 million.

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