President Obama released his fiscal year 2014 budget on April 10 and included $77 million for the U.S. Department of Transportation. The figure is six percent above the FY 2012 enacted levels and the administration says the budget provides immediate transportation investment in key areas.
Canadian National has committed a $50,000 endowment to the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA) Educational Foundation, according to a release from the association.
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has obligated $10 million to rebuild a rail line near Devils Lake, N.D.
The southern part of the Chicago Transit Authority's (CTA) Green Line will see $20 million in station and track improvements to prepare the line for increased traffic during CTA's upcoming Red Line South Reconstruction Project.
President Obama pushed his plan, the Rebuild America Partnership, to encourage private investment in public infrastructure while in Miami, Fla., touring Port Miami's tunnel project, which provides a direct connection between the port and major highway.
U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and David Vitter (R-LA) introduced the Railroad Antitrust Enforcement Act on Thursday, March 21.