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Arizona DOT gets federal OK on environmental assessment for grade separation 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 railroad crossing, clearing the way for the project to move forward when funding is available.

The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT), through its Rail Freight Assistance Program, doled out more than $20 million in grants for rail improvement projects throughout the state.   The grants help support economic activity by preserving...
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx sent a six-year transportation bill to Congress.   The GROW AMERICA Act reflects President Obama's vision for a six-year, $478-billion transportation reauthorization bill that invests in modernizing America's infrastructure. As lawmakers try...
According to a new survey published by Forbes magazine, CSX has been named one of "America's Best Employers". "One of CSX's core values is 'People Make the Difference' and being recognized as one of the most...
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.   The company will install its Domain Operations Controller (DOC®) workstation....
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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...

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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...
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Canadian National has planned its annual major work program for the Quebec Bridge.   The cost of the work to be undertaken in 2015 is estimated at CA$7 million (US$5.6 million), bringing the total investment in the...
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The Low Level Road Project in North Vancouver, BC, Canada, is now complete.   The Low Level Road Project involved the realignment and elevation of approximately 2.6 kilometers (1.6 miles) of the Low Level Road, between St....
Rep. Alan Lowenthal (D-CA) has introduced legislation he says will provide a dedicated revenue source to invest in rebuilding crumbling freight infrastructure.   "Goods movement is one of the most powerful economic engines in our nation. And...
Reps. Dan Lipinski (D-IL-3) and Mike Quigley (D-IL-5) introduced the Reassuring Adequate Investment in Lifesaving Systems (RAILS) Act, which reauthorizes the Rail Safety Technology Grant program to improve the safety of the nation's railroads.   The bill...