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).
The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) has made $474 million available for the fifth round of the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant program.
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.
Canadian National (CN) Board of Directors appointed Robert Pace as its vice-chairman, effective immediately.
Tesoro Refining & Marketing Company LLC and Savage Companies have formed a joint venture to develop and operate a 120,000 barrel-per-day (bpd) crude-by-rail unloading and marine loading facility at the Port of Vancouver USA in Washington state, subject to approval.
In Ottawa, ON, Canada, pre-construction work began on the Confederation Line Light Rail project, with the city of Ottawa officially handing over the site of the future maintenance and storage facility, a 16-hectare (40-acre) site on Belfast Road, to the Rideau Transit Group.