Indiana assembled a Blue Ribbon Panel to plan the next generation of transportation infrastructure in the state. Gov. Mike Pence made this announcement at the 2013 Indiana Logistics Summit recently.
Holland LP has made four personnel changes within the organization. The growth needed in order to reach its company goals requires a strong focus and an integrated approach, the company says.
The Illinois Department of Transportation and Union Pacific are performing the last of three phases of 2013 upgrades to Illinois' signature high-speed route, Chicago-St. Louis, for future 110 mph operation of Amtrak Lincoln Service trains.
Union Pacific received an appreciation award for its responsiveness and outstanding partnership with ConAgra Mills.
The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) hired Walsh/II in One JV as its construction manager/general contractor to oversee the $240-million Red Line 95th Street Terminal project.
Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) has elected Robert Strauss, a partner at the Dallas-based law firm of Strasburger & Price, LLP, to chair of its board of directors.
The last of three Michigan track improvement phases for the 2013 construction season begins between Jackson and Kalamazoo on October 14. While the project will cause some delays and modified schedules, the result will be upgraded tracks and more reliable service as part of the Accelerated Rail Program being carried out by Amtrak for the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT).
Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) New York City Transit (NYCT) has appointed Joseph Leader to senior vice president, Department of Subways, who has served as acting senior vice president since May, 2013.
T.Y. Lin International (TYLI) promoted Vincent Montgomery, PE, and Paula Pienton, SE, PE, to vice president. Since joining TYLI in February 2013, Montgomery has held the position of national director of freight rail. Pienton came to TYLI in 2012 as regional market sector lead for transit and rail for TYLI's Central Region.
BNSF plans to invest an estimated $100 million on maintenance and rail capacity expansion projects in California this year.