Washington state regulators approved funding for safety upgrades at 59 railroad crossings in Spokane, Whitman, Grant, Adams and King counties.
An important step has been completed in the rail yard redevelopment project in downtown Sioux Falls, S.D.
Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) Chief Executive Officer Andy Byford has directed his chief safety officer and chief service officer to conduct a comprehensive review of all bus and streetcar operator recruitment, training, recertification and monitoring programs.
The Chicago Transportation Authority reopened the newly renovated and modernized Damen Blue Line station December 22.
Watco Transportation Services named Joe King senior vice president of finance. King will lead the teams of finance, accounting, revenue accounting and the SAP Team.
Massachusetts Gov.Deval Patrick joined Reps. Richard Neal (D-MA-1) and James McGovern (D-MA-3), Massachusetts Department of Transportation Acting Secretary and Chief Executive Officer Frank DePaola, local elected officials and community members Dec. 22 for the inaugural run of Amtrak's Vermonter service on the Knowledge Corridor.
The California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) has reached a settlement agreement with the city of Bakersfield, Calif., which will result in the dismissal of California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) litigation over the Final Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/EIS) for the Fresno to Bakersfield project section of the high-speed rail program.
"This year, the Kansas City Southern management team refined the company's vision, restating it to be the leading transportation provider both within and between the U.S. and Mexico by consistently providing superior value to our customers, offering challenging careers to our employees and increasing value to our shareholders," stated KCS's President and Chief Executive Officer David Starling in his annual "State of the Railroad" memo.
Chief Executive Officer of Canadian Pacific E. Hunter Harrison has been named 2015 Railroader of the Year by Railway Age.
The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) is taking several steps to reduce costs and explore new revenue sources in an effort to address what it sees as financial challenges ahead.