President Obama nominated Anthony Foxx as the next Secretary of Transportation, replacing Ray LaHood. Foxx is currently the mayor of Charlotte, N.C., who took office in 2009.
Lowe's Home Improvement named Union Pacific its 2012 Rail Carrier of the Year, making this the second consecutive year UP won this award and the third time overall since Lowe's began its rail carrier recognition program in 2009.
New Jersey Transit has introduced a mobile ticketing pilot program that will transform Pascack Valley Line customers' smart phones into their train tickets.
In Washington state, Sound Transit began extending Link light rail to a new station 1.6 miles south of Sea-Tac International Airport.
CSX was named to DiversityInc's 25 Noteworthy Companies list and ranked number one on the list of Top 10 Companies for Veterans.
J.L. Patterson & Associates, Inc. (JLP), hired James Faber, PE, as director of technical services and business development.