The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Board approved its 2015-19 Capital Program, at its October meeting.
President Barack Obama signed H.R. 3819 the "Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2015" on Oct. 29.
Norfolk Southern, the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation broke ground on a $70-million steel arch railroad bridge in Letchworth State Park.
Conatus Capital Group, Inc., has acquired the majority controlling interest in Pacific Imperial Railroad (PIR); Arturo Alemany, principal of Conatus, has been confirmed as chief executive officer and president of PIR.