Reading & Northern bolsters senior management

Reading & Northern has selected Chris Goetz to serve as the regional railroad’s vice president, Maintenance of Way, and Erik Yoder as assistant vice president, Real Estate.

TTC swaps Metropass for new fare system

The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) has announced that its fare payment for the past four decades, the Metropass, is being discontinued.

Sound Transit breaks ground on Hilltop Tacoma Link Extension

The Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority has started the construction of a $217 million project to extend light rail 2.4-miles from downtown. 

HNTB makes new appointments, opens first Tennessee office

HNTB Corporation appointed four new staff, in addition to the growth of the firm’s presence in the Southeastern U.S. with the addition of its first Tennessee-based office.

Cousins new tech chief for Redwood Logistics

Redwood Logistics (Redwood) has announced the appointment of Scott Cousins as the company’s new chief technology officer.

R. J. Corman finalizes acquisitions

R. J. Corman Railroad Company has finalized an agreement to acquire the Nashville & Eastern Railroad Corp. (NERR), Nashville & Western Railroad Corp. (NWR), Transit Solutions Group, a commuter rail operation, and three related operating entities.

CN acquires TransX

Canada’s CN has reached an agreement to acquire the TransX Group of Companies, one of the country’s largest and oldest transportation companies.

Kiamichi Railroad is BNSF Shortline of the Year

BNSF Railway Company selected Kiamichi Railroad Company as its 2018 ‘Shortline of the Year’ during its annual Shortline Conference.

Tunneling on LACMTA Purple Line Extension Project begins

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) has launched tunneling work on its Purple Line subway extension.

Cuomo urges federal help on Hudson tunnel repairs

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo toured one of the two North (Hudson) River rail tunnels on Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor linking New Jersey and New York to view corrosion and damage, and called on President Trump to support funding for repairs.