Watch: Drone footage of second high-speed rail overpass finished in the last month in Calif.

The California High-Speed Rail Authority, in collaboration with Dragados-Flatiron Joint Venture, announced the completion of the Kent Avenue Grade Separation—the second high-speed rail overpass to open to traffic in Kings County within the last month.

Too many curves? Officials wonder if track design for RTD line is a hazard

The intersection of South Sable Boulevard and East Exposition Avenue in Aurora, Colo., is more like a trip wire for RTD train operators.

Koppers lands five-year deal with another Class 1 for crosstie removal

Koppers Recovery Resources LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Koppers Holdings Inc. and an integrated global provider of treated wood products, wood treatment chemicals, and carbon compounds, announced it has entered into a new five-year, $50 million agreement with a Class 1 railroad customer to collect and manage end-of-life railroad crossties and other materials.

HART Executive Director wants to move on from frog issue, but red flags are still flapping

Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) Executive Director Lori Kahikina said problems surrounding frogs on the light rail system are a dead issue.

Vancouver mayoral hopeful believes light rail system is better than subway for city

A Vancouver candidate for mayor wants to drop plans for a subway in favor of a much broader light-rail line network.

Rail Group On Air: 2022 RT&S Engineer of the Year John Cech

RT&S Managing Editor David Lester talks with the 2022 RT&S Engineer of the Year John Cech from BNSF about challenging projects, the technological movement, what it takes to work in the rail industry, and what it will take to recruit the younger generation.

San Clemente, Calif., cliff is now an emergency; rail service suspended

A slight ground shift in San Clemente, Calif., has forced major movement regarding the railroad right-of-way.

TIFIA 49 increases loan borrowing power significantly for light rail, other projects

U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg announced that the U.S. DOT’s Build America Bureau will offer low-cost and flexible financing for transit and Transit-oriented Development (TOD) projects at the maximum level authorized under law.

Hurricane Ian shuts down short line railroad; service may not restart until 2023

It may not be until next year when the Seminole Gulf Railway sees carloads moving again on track.

BART Warm Springs bridge project wins award

The Warm Springs/South Fremont Station West Access Bridge and Plaza Project has been selected to receive the 2022 Outstanding Transportation Project award from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) – San Francisco Section.

Sound Transit eliminates two routes for Everett Link Extension

The choices for a proposed Sound Transit light rail line are being reduced.

GoTriangle light rail project to be broken down into phases making it more susceptible to inflation

Instead of biting off more than they can chew, officials have decided to cut a light rail line into smaller pieces.

151-car CN train derails, but cause still unknown

A 151-car-long Canadian National train derailed just outside Detroit on Sept. 29.

MBTA readies public for yard expansion project

As part of the MBTA’s Capital Programs, the Capital Transformation team will hold a virtual pre-construction public meeting on Thursday, Oct. 13, at 6 p.m. to discuss work to be completed at Codman Yard.

HDR will do final track design, engineering services on CREATE project

The CREATE partners are pleased to announce Union Pacific has selected HDR to provide final track design and engineering services for the Union Pacific-led portion of the 80th Street Junction Replacements (EW2) project, a major component of CREATE’s 75th Street Corridor Improvement Project.

S.D. short line rail projects receive federal funding

On Dec. 1, 2021, the U. S. DOT’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) published a Notice of Funding Opportunity on the availability of Special Transportation Circumstance (STC) program funding.

Calgary’s Green Line achieves critical project milestone

The Green Line Board has approved the release of the Request for Proposals (RFP) to select a proponent to design, construct, and finance Phase 1 from Shepard to Eau Claire of the Green Line LRT.

Too much talking? ATP board member questions money spent on communications for Project Connect

The current talk surrounding Austin’s Project Connect is the amount it is going to take to establish a consistent buzz with the community.

Tropical storm causes ground shift, prompting Metrolink to secure area around San Clemente track even more

With the southern California coast continuing to wither away there continues to be an effort to save the railroad.

The end is near for what was once prominent coal rail track in Cedar Falls, Iowa

With the glory days now history, Cedar Falls officials are now planning an un-ceremonial end to rail track that runs through the downtown area.