Mischa Wanek-Libman, Engineering Editor

Mischa Wanek-Libman, Engineering Editor

The largest container vessel to call Canada arrived on May 5 at Global Container Terminals (GCT) Deltaport, located in the Port of Vancouver. The port was able to attract the vessel due in part to its enhanced rail connections.

Local and federal Canadian officials gathered May 5 to break ground on a grade separation project in Winnipeg, MB.

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has extended the implementation dates of Part 243 Minimum Training Standards by one year according to a notice in the May 3 edition of the Federal Register.

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) received delivery of 20 new remote-control steel ballast cars in mid April.

The Final Environmental Impact Statement for a proposed Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) expansion project has been issued following more than a year of data collection, analysis and public outreach.

Three East Coast senators are highlighting the need for increased funding of Amtrak following two derailments at New York Penn Station.

The government of Canada will provide C$1.8 billion (US$1.35 billion) to the GO Transit Regional Express rail (GO RER) project in the Greater Golden Horseshoe Area.

Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao says the Trump Administration's forthcoming infrastructure proposal will cover more than infrastructure, and reiterated the belief that regulatory red tape, not funding, is responsible for holding up projects.

Canada's federal 2017 budget continues the government's push toward public transit projects with the inclusion of CA$25 billion (US$18.7 billion) through various avenues.

The California Transportation Commission (CTC) allocated more than $217 million to 72 projects in the state including more than $60 million for state rail projects.

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