A critical first step was taken towards preserving a right-of-way for new rail tunnels under the Hudson River designed to withstand future flooding with the start of construction of an 800-foot concrete casing at the Hudson Yards facility in the heart of Manhattan. Construction of the concrete casing is expected to be complete in October 2015.
Norfolk Southern appointed seven executives to new management responsibilities.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has created a Blue Ribbon Panel of six railroad and transportation experts to examine the circumstances behind recent safety-related incidents at Metro-North Railroad, Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) and New York City Transit (NYCT).
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District, has released the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) on the Massachusetts Department of Transportation's (MassDOT) South Coast Rail proposal to establish passenger rail service between Boston and the cities of New Bedford and Fall River, Mass.
Norfolk Southern named Marta Stewart executive vice president and chief financial officer, effective November 1. She will report to NS President James Squires.
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) has begun restoration work on the historic Southern Pacific Lankershim/North Hollywood train depot as construction crews work to rehab the facility throughout the coming year.
BNSF plans to invest an estimated $95 million on maintenance and rail capacity improvement and expansion projects in Minnesota this year.
Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) New York City Transit (NYCT) employees have completed eight weekends-worth of Sandy-related work to repair the Greenpoint Tubes.
The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) has released $236,277,358 for the Honolulu rail transit project. The funding will be used to continue building Hawaii's first rail transit system.
On September 16, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), chairman of the House Budget Committee and senior member of the House Ways and Means Committee, joined rail industry representatives for a tour of Nordco's Oak Creek, Wis., facility.