Amtrak has selected Penn Station Partners to negotiate a master development deal for Baltimore Penn Station.
Outgoing New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Dec. 14 said that have agreed that their states and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey have agreed to contribute $5.55 billion toward the Gateway Program—50% of the massive project’s cost, and placing responsibility with President Donald Trump and the U.S. Department of Transportation to contribute the remaining half. So far, Trump and USDOT Secretary Elaine Chao have been noncommittal.
RidgePort Logistics Center, one of the largest rail-served logistics projects in the Chicago area, continues to sign up tenants.
Members of the National Conference of Firemen & Oilers have ratified their tentative contract agreement with the nation’s major freight railroads.
CSX Corp. said that Chief Executive Officer and President E. Hunter Harrison is on medical leave due to unexpected complications from a recent illness.
The North Carolina Department of Transportation handed out nearly $6 million in grants for 12 projects aimed at short line freight service and grade crossing safety.
Chicago transit operator Metra honored retiring Chief Executive/Executive Director Don Orseno by naming a locomotive that had been repainted in the red and yellow colors of predecessor Rock Island Railroad.
Amtrak’s Charles "Wick" Moorman will step down from the co-CEO position effective Dec. 31 and assume the role of senior advisor, starting Jan. 1, 2018.