On October 23, the Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority hosted a kick-off meeting for the much-anticipated Azusa to Montclair segment of the Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension light-rail line.
Metrolinx in Toronto, ON, Canada appointed Greg Percy to president of GO Transit, following an extensive international search process. Percy will assume the role effective November 9, 2013.
BNSF plans to develop a $28-million logistics center and make improvements to an existing rail yard and mainline infrastructure in Sweetwater, Texas.
Hampton Roads Transit has resumed work on the Naval Station Norfolk Transit Extension Study, which was put on hold on October 8 during the 16-day shutdown of most federal government work.
Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) and its two largest unions reached a tentative agreement on labor contracts October 21, which will be presented to employees for a ratification vote.
Canadian Minister of Transport Lisa Raitt discussed the critical role of the railway industry as the government strengthens railway safety standards with the Advisory Council on Railway Safety.
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence and Indiana Rail Road Company (INRD) President and Chief Executive Officer Tom Hoback opened Indianapolis' new intermodal freight terminal October 10 by driving a 200-ton INRD locomotive through a ribbon.