March 14 - The Port of Stockton, USA, in a public-private partnership with Union Pacific Railroad and Metro Ports, has added 5,825 ft (1,775.46 m) of new track to the east port interchange tracks, forming a loop that will allow inbound and outbound trains
The track was constructed by Industrial Railways Construction Co and completed ahead of schedule. The project was managed by Central California Traction, the short-line railroad that serves the port on behalf of BNSF and UP. The extended tracks improve interchanges between all the rail companies and reduce rail equipment dwell time at the port.
The new track will be particularly important for the port's export iron ore and coal traffic.