Iowa Pacific Holdings (IPH) has become the Association of American Railroads' newest full member. Based in Chicago, IPH is a privately-held company that provides freight and passenger rail service in six states and the United Kingdom.
Washington state regulators approved funds to improve the safety at a railroad crossing in Washougal, Wash.
Genesee & Wyoming Inc. reopened the Edith River Bridge in Australia's Northern Territory following the December 27, 2011, derailment of a Genesee & Wyoming Australia Pty Ltd freight train in flood waters associated with Cyclone Grant.
The California Transportation Commission allocated $3.7 million to fund safety enhancements to one of Metrolink's busiest crossings, the Broadway/Brazil crossing in Glendale, Calif.
Watco Transportation Services named Dave Ruggles as general manager for the Swan Ranch Railroad.
Research grants were awarded to teams to further mitigate rail-related grizzly bear mortality in Banff and Yoho national parks in Canada. Projects will be supported by robust monitoring to determine effectiveness and begin in spring 2012, pending approval of animal care protocols.
Union Pacific is enhancing Missouri's transportation infrastructure by investing $38.2 million in the rail line that runs between Labadie and Jefferson City. The project is in progress and is scheduled to be completed by the end of July.