Union Pacific Railroad will strengthen Minnesota's and Wisconsin's transportation infrastructures by investing $10 million in the rail line at various locations between St. Paul, Minn., and Humbird, Wis.
Transportation Technology Center, Inc. (TTCI), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Association of American Railroads, named two railroaders, Christopher F. Liucci and Jim Vena, to its Board of Directors.
The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) will begin major construction work on the $71.2 million Ravenswood Connector rehabilitation project.
The Maryland Transit Administration (MTA), in coordination with the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), published the Final Environmental Impact Statement and Draft Section 4(f) Evaluation (FEIS) on September 6, marking the start of the 30-day public comment period.
Sound Transit will hold an open house for community members to review the progress of the East Link extension along the Bel-Red corridor, which is now approximately 60 percent complete.
Rail service will return to Lac-Mégantic via a temporary link to be built by the end of the year, according to the province's Premier Pauline Marois.
Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation's (HART) rail transit project could resume construction as early as September after the Hawaii State Historic Preservation Division (SHPD) approved the archaeological survey reports. The approval also allows HART to begin permit applications.
A Canadian Senate committee is recommending a review of the country's practices regarding dangerous goods, while the Transportation Safety Board of Canada is turning its eyes toward the possibility of implementing positive train control (PTC) systems on its railroads.
The Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission (SCCRTC) approved a $4.2 million contract to make repairs to four bridges that "require attention more immediately" along the Santa Cruz Branch Line in California.
The Railway Tie Association is gearing up for the 95th Annual Symposium and Technical Conference, Oct. 8-11, 2013 in Lake Tahoe, NV.