The U.S. House of Representatives approved a five-month, $8-billion extension of surface transportation programs on July 15. The new extension would give lawmakers until Dec. 18 to find a longer-term solution.
The U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation's Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety and Security held a hearing on July 7 taking on the role technology plays in transportation systems.
Hennepin County Minnesota leaders approved a formal funding commitment to the Southwest Light Rail Transit plan with a reduced scope and overall cost.
All Aboard Florida named Archer Western Construction Manager for the rail infrastructure at Orlando International Airport. Archer Western led the construction for SunRail and is also a key contractor building the people mover between Orlando International Airport's north and south terminals.
A trio of Illinois democrats gathered at Metra's LaSalle Street Station in Chicago to call on Congress to help fund implementation of Positive Train Control (PTC) for commuter rails.
DTE Energy says a project to extend a rail line in its rail yard at West Jefferson and Van Horn in Trenton, Mich., will improve safety and traffic flow for local motorists.
Five grade crossings in New Jersey and Ohio will see improvements over the course of the summer.
Union Pacific released details of a $6 million project being performed on the rail line between Hillsboro and South Roxana, Ill. The project, which is part of the $119 million the railroad plans to spend in Illinois this year, began June 24 and is scheduled to be completed the end of July.