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Foxx Sworn in as 17th U.S. secretary of transportation
Anthony Foxx was sworn in as the nation's 17th secretary of transportation by Judge Nathaniel Jones in a private ceremony at U.S. Department of Transportation headquarters July 2, 2013.
FWWR taps CTC for grade-crossing warning systems, base radios
The Fort Worth & Western Railroad (FWWR) has entered into a five-year agreement with CTC Inc. (CTC), to maintain the railroad's grade-crossing warning systems and base radios.
DuBois to chair LACMTA Board of Directors
City of Lakewood Councilmember Diane DuBois has taken over as chair of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) Board of Directors, effective July 1. She replaces outgoing Board…
Congressmen Harris and Massie visit NRC member companies
Congressman Andy Harris (R-MD), a member of the House Appropriations Committee, visited the Rhinehart Railroad Construction offices in Fallston, Md., on May 31, 2013. The National Railroad Construction and Maintenance…
Senate Appropriations Committee approves $250 million for HART
The Senate Committee on Appropriations approved $250 million in funding for Honolulu Authority For Rapid Transportation (HART), matching in full President Obama's 2014 budget request and the 2012 Full Funding…
BART employees strike
Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) workers walked off the job early July 1 after negotiations for a new contract were not met.
CTA to launch new fare payment system
Some Chicago Transit Authority customers will begin using the new Ventra fare payment system, a single fare card for transit throughout the Chicago region, in August 2013, with a full…
MTA senior advisor dies at 54
The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Senior Advisor to the Chairman Susan Kupferman passed away the morning of June 26.
LACMTA approves $1.27 billion construction contract for Crenshaw/LAX Light-Rail
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) Board of Directors has approved a $1.272-billion contract to Walsh/Shea Corridor Constructors to build the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Corridor Project
Senate approves Anthony Foxx as next secretary of transportation
The Senate has confirmed Anthony Foxx, the mayor of Charlotte, N.C., as the next U.S. Transportation secretary by a 100-0 vote. Foxx will replace current secretary Ray LaHood.
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