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INFRA grants: $148M to CREATE and Ohio rail projects The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) recommended 26 projects to be awarded a total of $1.54 billion in federal funds as part of the FY18 Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) grant program. USDOT had up to $1.56 billion available for grants.

was-it-a-washout?-ntsb-releases-prelim-csx-derailment-report
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) issued a preliminary report on the May 19, 2018, derailment of a CSX train near Alexandria, Va. While a probable cause was not determined, based on the ongoing investigation, NTSB...
cn-plans-yard-expansion-maintenance-in-manitoba-during-2018
Canadian National (CN) plans to invest approximately CA$130 million (US$100 million) in Manitoba, Canada, this year.     CN's investment is part of an effort to strengthen the company's rail network throughout the province, including through the expansion...
infra-grants-8m-to-create-and-ohio-rail-projects
The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) recommended 26 projects to be awarded a total of $1.54 billion in federal funds as part of the FY18 Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) grant program. USDOT had up...
cn-plans-to-invest-ca0m-in-bc-infrastructure
Canadian National (CN) has announced plans to invest about CA$340 million (US$263 million) across British Columbia this year to grow and strengthen the railroad's network in the province.     "We are investing for the long haul with...
ctdot-prepares-for-rail-project-on-ann-street-bridge
A bridge project that will support work performed as part of the Walk Bridge Program in Connecticut will begin in mid-June. The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) will start the first half of the Ann Street...

ncdot-stages-crossing-accident-to-educate-drivers-on-risks
The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) Rail Division's BeRailSafe program, in partnership with N.C. Operation Lifesaver, conducted a staged train crash May 30 in Star, N.C.   The staged accident simulated a car attempting to beat...
cta-begins-two-blue-line-station-projects
The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) announced May 22 the launch of the next two major Blue Line station improvement projects, as part of the $492 million Your New Blue program.     The plan will tackle the Belmont...
lirr-moves-forward-with-infrastructure-hardening-operational-efficiency-plan
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority's (MTA) Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) has announced LIRR Forward, a new initiative through which the railroad intends to revamp its operations and efficiency.     LIRR President Phil Eng said in a May...
lacmta-awarded-36m-in-grants-for-county-transportation-projects
The California Transportation Commission (CTC) approved $703.6 million in SB-1 funding for the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) on May 16.     The CTC's announcement was part of its transportation funding allocations for agencies statewide....
alaska-railroad-repairing-tracks-from-flood-damage
Ice jams have caused flooding along parts of Alaska Railroad's line north of Talkeetna resulting in suspended service due to scoured ballast. The railroad said ice pushed nearly 1,000 feet of track off the track bed...