Google has agreed to partner with the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) on grade crossing safety, the agency announced on June 29, 2015.
U.S. Senators Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), Cory Booker (N-N.J.), Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and Ed Markey (D-Mass.) introduced on June 25, 2015, a proposal creating a national multimodal freight policy and investment program.
The Canadian Association of Railway Suppliers (CARS) has announced the election of Paul Brum, Gord Strilchuk and Scott Diercks to its Board of Directors.
On June 22, 2015, Charlotte City Council approved a contract amendment for $7.7 million to advance Phase 2 of the CityLYNX Gold Line Project to 100% design.
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan gave the go ahead on a “more cost-effective and streamlined” version of Maryland Transit Administrations’s proposed Purple Line LRT, but said the Red Line project would not proceed.
Daniel R. Elliott III was sworn in as the Surface Transportation Board’s (STB) Chairman on June 26, 2015, pledging to promote transparency and improve and streamline regulation of the nation’s freight railroads.
Parsons Brinckerhoff has appointed Philip Stephens as a senior principal technical specialist in the Chicago office, the company announced June 25, 2015.