In Ohio, Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory, City Manager Milton Dohoney, Jr., Project Executive John Deatrick and more than 70 supporters gathered on Elm Street in Over-the-Rhine to see the first rail placed in the ground for the construction of the city's streetcar project.
VIA Rail Canada has confirmed CA$3.5 million (US$3.4 million) in contracts to Winnipeg-based companies for renovations to its Heritage station in Winnipeg, MB, Canada.
RailComm has been selected by a North American energy company to provide a wireless remote control yard system for its facility located in Pasadena, Texas.
To facilitate completion of the South Carolina Ports Authority (SPCA) inland port terminal in Greer, S.C., the board approved $2.7 million in funding to cover unforeseen weather and topography challenges from site construction. Previously, the board approved $41.2 million for the project as part of a $1.3-billion 10-year SCPA capital plan for new and existing port facilities.
Florida has made a commitment of nearly $35 million for strategic port projects across the state that will be recommended for the upcoming legislative session.The additional investments will be included in the Florida Department of Transportation's (FDOT) Work Program.
Watco Transportation Services named Jimmy Patterson general manager for the Kansas & Oklahoma Railroad (KO). The former manager, Brad Hayes, will be managing the company's Tampa, Colo., terminal location.
Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) awarded 17 technical assistance grants to implement smart growth principles of the South Coast Rail Economic Development and Land Use Corridor Plan.
Amtrak and 19 state transportation departments and other entities have negotiated contracts to increase state control and funding of 28 current passenger rail routes.
North County Transit District (NCTD) in San Diego, Calif., began a $2 million crosstie replacement project on the coastal rail corridor used for passenger rail service October 7. The project is expected to be completed by November 24.
Tunnel construction for the Confederation Line Light Rail Transit system in Ottawa, ON, Canada, has begun.