The Metra Board of Directors has approved a $64.5 million addition to the agency's 2016 capital program which now totals $251 million in projected spending.
Trackwork will begin on the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority's (MBTA) Framingham-Worcester Line this month, with a goal of replacing 25,000-30,000 crossties while work to end the line's heat-related speed restrictions wraps up.
Union Pacific's Twin Cities Service Unit, which includes about 1,700 miles of track across Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa, improved community and employee safety in 2015 with a reported 21 percent fewer railroad crossing incidents versus 2014.
CN has launched its third year of the Safety Innovation Program, which is part of the railroad's broader safety agenda that is focused on enhancing the safety of operations and making the company the safest railway in North America.
Norfolk Southern has named Ann Adams vice president human resources, succeeding Juan Cunningham, who retired earlier this year. Her appointment becomes effective April 1, 2016.
In another step toward keeping San Diego's transit system in a state of good repair, the Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) Board of Directors on March 17, 2016 unanimously approved $108 million for the FY 2017 Capital Improvement Program (CIP).