Portland, Ore.-based GlobeSherpa said Wednesday, May 28, 2014 it has been awarded a contract by Virginia Railway Express (VRE) to "provide a complete, end-to-end mobile phone ticketing software system for VRE riders."
Surface Transportation Board Chairman Daniel R. Elliott III on Tuesday, May 27, 2014, said that Board Member Deb Miller has been designated as the agency's vice chairman.
Oklahoma's senior U.S. Senator, James Inhofe, has endorsed a proposal to extend Amtrak's Heartland Flyer north of Oklahoma City into Kansas, to connect with Amtrak's long-distance Southwest Chief.
Edmonton's proposed Valley Line Stage 1 Light Rail Transit expansion project has been assured of C$150 million (US$138 million) by Edmonton's Parlimentary representative Rona Ambrose.
The Department of Transportation hazardous materials regulator has quickly challenged the refinery lobby's contention that Bakken crude falls comfortably within existing "Class 3 Flammable Liquid" and should continue to be transported in the DOT-111 general purpose tank car.
Pro-rail advocates and officials gathered Thursday, May 22, 2014 for a groundbreaking ceremony for Kansas City's 2.2-mile streetcar, with a target completion of construction sometime next year.