The departments of transportation in Minnesota (MnDOT) and New Jersey (NJDOT) are investing $6.95 million and $27.8 million, respectively, in projects that will improve freight rail infrastructure.
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Mt. Pleasant, Wis.–Racine Railroad Products President Steve Birkholz retired March 7, 2023 following more than 29 years of service to the company, serving as the President for more than 28 years. Dominic DaPra, previously Vice President at Generac Power Systems, succeed Birkholz as President. DaPra started with Racine Railroad on Dec. 5, 2022, to allow for an extended transition period.
The Connecticut Department of Transportation has announced that the agency expects track improvements to be completed on the New Canaan Branch Line this summer, informing passengers that all train service will be replaced by substitute bus service.
Central Pennsylvania’s SEDA-Council of Governments Joint Rail Authority recently announced it will invest $8.9 million this year to update more than 200 miles of track and infrastructure.
While the Orange County Transportation Authority’s emergency work to stabilize railroad tracks in San Clemente nears completion, the agency and its partners say they are continuing work on long-term solutions to protect the coastal rail line.
Metra will begin rehabilitation work on its Homewood Station on March 13, closing access to the tunnel on the east side.
The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority has announced that it will perform critical track maintenance work during the late-night and overnight hours weeknights, beginning Feb. 27 – March 2, March 6 – 9, and March 13-16.
As part of the Metrolinx GO Expansion, the agency has announced it is finishing work at Union Station to bring two-way, all-day rail service every 15 minutes or less along core sections of the GO network.
Metrolinx has announced the structural completion of its Finch West LRT’s Humber College Station. To reach this milestone, the agency said crews excavated to depths of up to roughly 39 feet, poured 706,293 cubic feet of concrete, installed 1.4 million pounds of steel and completed masonry work to create the framework for the Finch West LRT’s western terminus.
The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation has announced that while a grand opening date for the first segment of its rail project remains to be determined, the authority anticipates service will launch within six months.
Metrolinx has awarded Siemens Mobility a contract for track, signal and right-of-way maintenance services for the agency’s GO Transit regional/commutert rail infrastructure system in Toronto’s West Region. Currently, Siemens Mobility provides various
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced on Feb. 17 that the agency has planned station renovations at its Cypress Hills, 75 St–Elderts Lane on the J and Z and 85 St on the J in Brooklyn and Queens.
The Chicago Transit Authority announced on Feb. 17 that the agency will soon tackle project work to replace key Blue Line track components on the O’Hare branch.
Following several weeks of inclement weather that hindered track stabilization efforts in San Clemente, California, the Orange County Transportation Authority has a new target for resuming weekday service between San Diego and Orange counties: April.
The Illinois Commerce Commission has approved a $623,575 public safety project for a highway-rail crossing in South Central Illinois.
The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority has announced that the agency will temporarily suspend its Red Line rail service south of the Medical Center Station later this week in order to prioritize track replacement work.
The Railway Supply Institute (RSI), Railway Engineering-Maintenance Suppliers Association (REMSA) and Railway Tie Association (RTA) have issued Rail Supply Industry: Manufacturing and Services Keeping the American Economy on Track, their latest major economic impact study, which “quantifies the economic
Following the release of GoTriangle’s Commuter Rail Feasibility Report on Jan. 4, community members and other stakeholders have asked the agency why the planned route will not transport commuters to the Raleigh-Durham International Airport.
The Middlesex County Improvement Authority has unveiled the initial concept design for the North Brunswick Train Station project, which would add a new station to the Northeast Corridor Line.
KANSAS CITY, Mo.– Ed Boyle, VP of Engineering at Norfolk Southern, opened the AREMA Railway Roadbed & Ballast Symposium this morning with an address that focused on the accomplishments of the NS engineering team in 2022.