Metra, the commuter rail provider for the Chicago Metropolitan area, will host a public hearing on March 2, 2017, to solicit public comment on the Environmental Assessment of replacing and expanding the Fox River Bridge. The
BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) has reported that approximately $3.5 billion was invested in facilities by customers it serves in 2016. These investments are expected to generate more than 3,000 new jobs in local communities.
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) has reported that U.S. rail traffic for the week ending February 18, 2017, totaled 531,123 carloads and intermodal units, a 6.8 percent increase compared to the same week in 2016.
CSX Corporation has announced that Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Michael J. Ward and President Clarence W. Gooden will retire, effective May 31, 2017. Fredrik J. Eliasson, current chief sales and marketing officer, has been appointed president, effective February 15, 2017.
In 2016, Seattle area's Sound Transit saw a 23.1 percent system-wide increase over 2015, with nearly 43 million people riding Sound Transit trains and buses.
The Board of Commissioners of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) has authorized more than $77 million in flood protection and resiliency projects at major assets that were damaged by Superstorm Sandy in 2012.