Jon Sutton Schumaker, 74, former president of Pandrol Limited, now Pandrol USA, and a resident of the Cypress Landing Community of Chocowinity, N.C., died Sunday, February 24, 2013 at Vidant Inpatient Hospice of Greenville, N.C.
President Obama resumed a push for infrastructure investment first outlined in his State of the Union speech. The plan outlines three main points to bring the nation's infrastructure into a state-of-good-repair and create jobs "that cannot be outsourced."
Amtrak named Thomas Hall chief of customer services and Jay Commer general manager of state-supported services. Both will report directly to Vice President of Operations DJ Stadtler, effective immediately.
A bill submitted by a group of North Carolina state legislators would restore a rail line from Wallace to Castle Hayne, N.C., and study additional improvements to military transportation.
New Hampshire's Executive Council approved a $3.6-million contract to study options for passenger rail between Boston, Mass., and Concord, N.H.
Canadian Pacific named Keith Creel president and chief operating officer effective February 5, 2013. E. Hunter Harrison, former chief executive officer of Canadian National, will remain CEO of CP.
Construction has begun on a staging and storage rail yard that will serve as a critical link between the Port of Los Angeles and the Alameda Corridor.
Rep. Jeff Denham (R-CA), member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, was named chairman of the Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials Subcommittee for the 113th Congress.
The Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) Board of Directors adopted the 2013 budget and two-year financial plan at a special RTA Board meeting on Jan. 16.
This year, KCS is joining the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Federal Railroad Administration's (FRA) campaign to end distracted driving by promoting the message that One Text or Call Could Wreck It All.