The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority on May 23, 2016 will inaugurate a new nonstop regional/commuter rail service between Worcester and Boston.
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) published the final environmental document on the Southwest Light Rail Transit Project (Metro Green Line Extension) in Minneapolis-St. Paul, marking a major step closer to realization of the $1.79 billion project.
The Pennsylvania State Transportation Commission on May 13, 2016 approved $36 million for 31 rail projects across 34 counties.
In a rarity in Congress, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed the Railroad Emergency Services Preparedness, Operational Needs, and Safety Evaluation (RESPONSE) Act on May 11, 2016.
Union Pacific will spend $78.6 million improving its infrastructure in Nebraska this year. The planned spend is on top of the $200 million the railroad invested in its infrastructure in the state between 2011 and 2015.
Patrick J. Ottensmeyer will succeed David L. Starling as Kansas City Southern CEO, effective July 1, 2016. Ottensmeyer will retain the title of President, a position he assumed on March 1, 2015.