New Jersey Transit's Board of Directors appointed Veronique Hakim as the new executive director, effective March 1, 2014.
A roadway collapse has halted tunneling operations for Ottawa's Confederation Line light-rail project at the East Portal. The cause of the collapse is still under investigation.
Major freight railroads in the United States joined U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx in announcing a rail operations safety initiative that will institute new voluntary operating practices for moving crude oil by rail.
U.S. Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) continued the effort to restore and extend the Short Line Railroad Rehabilitation and Investment Act through 2016.
Norfolk Southern CEO Wick Moorman, while speaking to a U.S. Chamber of Commerce meeting on infrastructure, said freight railroads are "essential to driving America's continued economic recovery."