In San Francisco, Calif., the Bay Area Rapid Transit Board of Directors welcomed two new members and voted to elect Director Tom Radulovich as president and Director Joel Keller as vice president.
The U.S. Surface Transportation Board (STB) has approved Genesee & Wyoming Inc.'s application to control RailAmerica, Inc., and the RailAmerica railroads, effective December 28, 2012.
In Seattle, Wash., the Sound Transit Board approved a $1.1 billion 2013 budget that moves light-rail expansions forward, while positioning the regional transit system to carry more than 28 million riders next year.
In Massachusetts, ground broke on a new South Acton Commuter Rail Station, a project that will improve, expand and revitalize the busiest station on the Fitchburg Line.
In Ottawa, ON, Canada, the Confederation light-rail transit line was approved by the city council in a unanimous vote.
The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Board has approved the agency's 2013 budget and four-year financial plan.
The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) approved authorization from the Ohio Rail Development Commission to upgrade two grade crossings in Wellston and Cincinnati.
CSX has made executive position changes, which will take effect Jan. 1, 2013.
The Southwest Light Rail Transit line in Minnesota took a major step forward to opening in 2018 when the Metropolitan Council authorized preliminary engineering contracts with Kimley-Horn and AECOM.
U.S. Department of Transportation signed an agreement to provide $1.55 billion to the city and county of Honolulu on the island of Oahu to build Hawaii's first-ever rail transit system.