The South Florida Regional Transportation Authority's total ridership, including weekends and holidays, reached 3,948,100 in 2011, up from 3,644,978 in 2010, showing an increase of 8.3 percent.
Gross & Janes Co. acquired a crosstie production facility in Taylor, Ark., and approximately 4,200 acres of hardwood timber in Arkansas and Louisiana from Tucker Lumber Company and Smith-Turner Land Company. Terms of the deal, which was completed on January 9, 2012, were not disclosed.
With demand for intercity passenger rail service on the rise, Amtrak is moving forward with an aggressive agenda for 2012 and building for the future while strengthening current services.
Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) urged California Governor Jerry Brown to act swiftly to improve the viability of high-speed rail in California by strongly supporting a plan to move the California High Speed Rail Authority into a transportation agency under the governor's direction.