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CN, Metra to replace track on Rock Island Line Canadian National (CN) and Metra workers are set to replace track this weekend on the Rock Island Line.

ntsb-dockets-opened-for-nj-transit-lirr-crashes
Dockets for the fatal Sept. 29, 2016, New Jersey Transit commuter rail collision in Hoboken, N.J., and the Jan. 4, 2017, Long Island Rail Road collision at the Atlantic Terminal, Brooklyn, New York, were opened...
iowa-transportation-commission-awards-funding-to-rail-projects
The Iowa Transportation Commission approved more than $2.6 million in funding for three rail infrastructure and related rail development projects under the Railroad Revolving Loan and Grant (RRLG) Program. The three projects awarded funds include: The Sterilite...
hdr-to-lead-design-efforts-of-class-1-rail-bridge-replacement
HDR has been awarded a contract to lead the final design of a Class 1 swing bridge near Clinton, Iowa. HDR says the its new design will replace the 108-year-old swing bridge that is roughly 7,000...
wmata-sacrt-to-install-protran-safety-systems
Protran Technology, part of the Harsco Rail division, has received orders to install enhanced safety systems to regional transit districts serving Washington, D.C. and Sacramento, Calif. The company says these latest orders from the Washington Metropolitan...
loram-acquires-hyground-engineering
Loram Maintenance of Way, Inc., has acquired HyGround Engineering, a substructure maintenance management company.   Loram explains the acquisition will allow it to better record and diagnose issues with ballast, subballast, subgrade and drainage to create a...

grex-intros-next-evolution-of-its-aurora-platform
Georgetown Rail Equipment Company (GREX) unveiled the next development of its Aurora platform: Aurora XivTM.   The Aurora Xiv combines several of GREX's rail solutions into a single truck with the aim of making railroad inspections more...
bnsf-wsdot-awarded-ww-hay-award
The American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA) presented the 2017 Dr. William W. Hay Award for Excellence to BNSF and the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) for the Improvements for Passenger Rail Service...
cn-metra-to-replace-track-on-rock-island-line
Canadian National (CN) and Metra workers are set to replace track this weekend on the Rock Island Line. Crews will begin the replacement late Saturday evening, with busses available for riders between 35th Street and LaSalle...
metra-awards-6-million-contract-for-fox-river-bridge
Metra's Board of Directors has awarded a $21.6-million contract to replace the 136-year-old Fox River bridge to Illinois Constructors Corporation of Elburn. The project will replace the existing single-track bridge with a double-track bridge built to...
mta-aligns-fastrack-work-with-subway-action-plan-on-q-line
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) began what its calling "an extensive list of maintenance, cleaning and repair work" yesterday on the Q line. The maintenance and repair work being performed on the Q line, between Atlantic...

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