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ASLRRA reveals full list of safety winners The American Short Line Rail and Regional Association (ASLRRA) disclosed the winners of its 2014 Safety Awards including Safety Person of the Year, Safety Professional of the Year, Most Improved Award, the President's Awards, Jake Awards with Distinction and Jake Awards.
Uncertainty clouds key rail bills in Senate Two bills of substantial importance to railroads—Staggers Rail Act revisions as part of reauthorization of the Surface Transportation Board (STB), and extension of the deadline to implement Positive Train Control (PTC)—took meaningful steps forward March 25, gaining the imprimatur of the Senate Commerce Committee.
Portland-Milwaukie light-rail construction finishing up Oregon's TriMet said construction activities surrounding the Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Transit Project are now "substantially complete" with some intermittent work taking place this summer.
LIRR begins work to replace Colonial Road Bridge The Long Island Rail Road's $45-million Colonial Road Improvement Project is now underway. The Colonial Road Bridge will close to vehicular traffic March 30 and contractors prepare to demolish the 115-year old bridge that spans the tracks in the Village of Thomaston near the LIRR's Great Neck Station.
Proposed TRAIN Act would reform environmental permitting process for rail projects U.S. Sens. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va) introduced the Track, Railroad, and Infrastructure Network (TRAIN) Act, which the senators say will reform the environmental permitting process for rail projects in order to facilitate a more efficient way to approve rail infrastructure.

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mbta-suspends-weekend-service-on-fitchburg-line-to-perform-track-upgrades
March 27, 2015
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) plans to suspend weekend service on the Fitchburg Line from April 25 until November 22.
March 27, 2015
RailComm says a North American Class 1 railroad with a large switching yard located in Mississippi has chosen the company to install a yard control system.
arizona-dot-gets-federal-ok-on-environmental-assessment-for-grade-separation
March 27, 2015
The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT), in partnership with the city of Maricopa, Union Pacific and the Federal Highway Administration, has received federal approval for the proposed bridge project on State Route 347 over the...
uncertainty-clouds-key-rail-bills-in-senate
March 26, 2015
Two bills of substantial importance to railroads—Staggers Rail Act revisions as part of reauthorization of the Surface Transportation Board (STB), and extension of the deadline to implement Positive Train Control (PTC)—took meaningful steps forward March...
aslrra-reveals-full-list-of-safety-winners
March 26, 2015
The American Short Line Rail and Regional Association (ASLRRA) disclosed the winners of its 2014 Safety Awards including Safety Person of the Year, Safety Professional of the Year, Most Improved Award, the President's Awards, Jake...
portland-milwaukie-light-rail-construction-finishing-up
March 26, 2015
Oregon's TriMet said construction activities surrounding the Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Transit Project are now "substantially complete" with some intermittent work taking place this summer.
March 26, 2015
The Federal Railroad Administration's (FRA) 2015 Right-of-Way Fatality & Trespass Prevention Workshop will be held August 4 - 6, 2015, at the Sheraton Charlotte Hotel, in Charlotte, N.C.
March 25, 2015
The Wisconsin & Southern Railroad (WSOR) broke ground March 24 to reconstruct nearly 11 miles of state-owned freight rail track between Plymouth and Kohler, Wis.
lirr-begins-work-to-replace-colonial-road-bridge
March 25, 2015
The Long Island Rail Road's $45-million Colonial Road Improvement Project is now underway. The Colonial Road Bridge will close to vehicular traffic March 30 and contractors prepare to demolish the 115-year old bridge that spans...
March 25, 2015
OmniTRAX Inc.'s Billie Johnson, general manager for Newburgh & South Shore Railroad and Northern Ohio & Western Railway, has been named the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association's (ASLRRA) 2014 Safety Person of the...