Union Pacific plans to invest $119 million in 2015 to improve Illinois' transportation infrastructure. The investment will enhance employee, community and customer safety and increase rail operating efficiency.
The Chicago Transportation Authority (CTA) is moving forward with its Red and Purple Modernization (RPM), a transformational, multi-phase program to completely rebuild and add passenger capacity to the northern section of the Red Line, as well as the Purple Line north of Belmont.
Carolina Worrell has joined Railway Age as Managing Editor, based at Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corp.'s headquarters in New York City.
On May 4, Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) New York City Transit (NYCT) will bring FASTRACK to the Q on the Brighton Line between Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr. and Prospect Park for two consecutive weeks of maintenance and repairs during weeknights and overnight hours.
A rigorous state audit validated Bay Area Rapid Transit's (BART) financial projection process and reaffirmed that BART is facing $9.6 billion in capital needs, potentially affecting the reliability of rail service if additional revenue isn't secured. The audit reports BART has taken recent steps to improve its process for planning capital improvements and has already begun work to secure funding and identify potential future funds.
Union Pacific credits a focus on community safety outreach, operating processes and employee training resulting in a record first-quarter grade-crossing safety performance, demonstrating ongoing progress toward the company's ultimate goal of zero incidents.
Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy and Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) Commissioner James Redeker say the design for a new Walk Railroad Bridge in Norwalk is progressing and remains on schedule.
According to the Port Authority Transit Corporation (PATCO) in New Jersey, the two-year, $103-million Ben Franklin Bridge Track Rehabilitation project is proceeding on-time and on-budget, with electrical, signaling and communication upgrades continuing on the south track of the bridge and in the tunnels in Philadelphia and Camden.
The Board of Directors of the Fort Worth Transportation Authority (The T) approved two contracts related to TEX Rail.