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KCS sets 2017 capex program
Kansas City Southern will invest $550 million to $560 million in 2017 capital, a 4% to 5% percent reduction from its $584 million 2016 capex program.
Shuster names T&I subcommittee chairs
Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) on Jan. 23 announced his selections for Full Committee Vice Chairman and the Committee’s six Subcommittee Chairmen for the 115th Congress:
AAR "ready to work with Trump"
The Association of American Railroads issued a statement on Donald J. Trump's inauguration day as President of the United States stating that the rail industry is prepared to work with…
Changes at the top for R.J. Corman
R. J. Corman Railroad Group, LLC, named Nathan Henderson as president of R. J. Corman Railroad Services, LLC, and of Noel Rush to serve as senior vice president Commercial Development,…
Tatem joins WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff Central Region
Edwin E. Tatem has been named Construction Services Manager, Transportation & Infrastructure, for the Central Region at WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff.
BNSF plans $3.4B in 2017 capital spending
BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) on Jan. 19 announced its 2017 capital expenditure plan will be approximately $3.4 billion.
USDOT and Chicago Union Station move towards $1B redevelopment plan
Chicago announced Jan. 12 that the city, along with Amtrak, Metra, the RTA and the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Build America Bureau are entering into an Emerging Projects Agreement…
WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff rebranding as WSP
WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff announced Jan. 12 that it will assume the WSP name effective May 2017.
OmniTRAX affiliate sells land for Sand Springs public safety facility
Sheffield Crossing 1, LLC, a managed affiliate of OmniTRAX, Inc., is selling a 10-acre lot in its recently acquired site to the City of Sand Springs, Okla. Located southwest of…
$1B agreement for CTA's Red and Purple Lines
Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced Jan. 9 a $1 billion funding agreement for the first phase of the Red and Purple Modernization Program (RPM).
Krauss to lead Advisory Projects in DC for WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff
Kurt W. Krauss has been named chief projects officer for the U.S. Advisory Services group at WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff.
NRC names new Hall of Famers
On January 4, 2017, the National Railroad Construction & Maintenance Association (NRC) announced this year’s entrants into the NRC Hall of Fame:
NYMTA awards L.K. Comstock QBL signaling contract
The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has awarded a $223.3 million contract to L.K. Comstock & Company Inc. to upgrade the New York City Transit Queens Boulevard Line (QBL)…
SYSTRA appoints Rosenblum COO
SYSTRA announced Jan. 4 the appointment of Stanley Rosenblum as Chief Operating Officer.
Executive Director of the Build America Bureau named
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced Dec. 30, 2016 that Martin Klepper will join the USDOT Build America Bureau (Bureau) as the initial executive director.
NRC announces 2017 Board of Directors
On Dec. 29, 2016, the National Railroad Construction & Maintenance Association (NRC) announced its board elections results. Three new members join the board in 2017:
LRIW nature tour networking event at the NRC Conference
The League of Railway Industry Women (LRIW) announce a networking event and nature tour during the 2017 NRC Conference.
NRC names 2016 Field Employee of the Year
The National Railroad Construction & Maintenance Association (NRC) named Greg Dunn, Project Manager for Herzog Contracting Corp., as the 2016 NRC Field Employee of the Year.
NRC awards Large Project of 2016
On Dec. 21, 2016, the National Railroad Construction & Maintenance Association (NRC) named the Exposition Light Rail Transit Phase 2 Design-Build Project (Expo 2) by Skanska-Rados Joint Venture (SRJV) as…
ASLRRA selects GREX
The American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) announced on Dec. 21 its selection of Georgetown Rail Equipment Company (GREX) as a preferred provider in the association’s Member Discount…
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