Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) and local private-sector unions have reached a Project Labor Agreement designed to reduce the LIRR's labor costs on seven major construction projects by nearly 11 percent, saving the railroad an estimated $6.5 million
The city of Raleigh, N.C., has received a $5.5 million increase to a previously received grant for the first phase of construction of the Raleigh Union Station complex.
BNSF plans to invest an estimated $125 million on maintenance and rail capacity expansion projects in Oklahoma this year.
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) awarded a research grant for the city of Brunswick, Maine, the Northern New England Passenger Authority (NNEPRA) and the Maine Department of Transportation, among other partners, to participate in a field research program to develop and test new trespass detection and deterrent technologies.
As part of its continuing focus on customer safety, the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) has launched a new informational campaign reminding "L" riders about the dangers of trespassing on CTA railroad tracks.
The president and executive director of the Fort Worth Transportation Authority (The T), Dick Ruddell plans to retire, effective October 4.
Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) General Manager Dr. Beverly Scott recently joined state and local officials to celebrate the groundbreaking for the new MBTA Salem Commuter Rail Station.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker approved four freight rail improvement projects totaling approximately $11 million in grants and loans. The goal of Wisconsin's freight railroad assistance program is to increase the use of rail transportation and support economic development and job creation.
On September 13 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx joined four members of Congress, Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), Ted Deutch D-(FL), Lois Frankel (D-FL) and Patrick Murphy (D-FL) and other local leaders to talk about how the South Florida Freight and Passenger Rail Enhancement project will help South Florida.