The state of New York awarded $25 million in grants to 19 rail and port projects through the Passenger and Freight Rail Assistance Program.
HNTB Corporation has hired Michael Powers as rail program manager. He will work out of the consulting firm’s Arlington, Va., office.
Colorado’s Regional Transportation District (RTD) will launch its R Line on Feb. 24, offering light-rail service to Aurora, Colo.
The Kansas City Southern Railway Company (KCSR), a subsidiary of Kansas City Southern (KCS), is investing $25 million into construction and improvement projects to upgrade its Beaumont Subdivision this year.
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) estimates U.S. freight railroads will spend an estimated $22 billion in 2017 on capital programs.
AECOM has appointed former Federal Transit Administration Acting Administrator Carolyn Flowers as North American Transit Practice Leader.
Elaine Chao has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate and sworn in to serve as the 18th Secretary of Transportation.
A bill that would make the shortline maintenance tax credit permanent was introduced to the House of Representatives during the evening of Jan. 30.
Keith Creel has assumed the role as president and chief executive officer of Canadian Pacific Railway (CP), becoming the 17th person to lead the company since 1881.