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Testing on Port Defiance Bypass to begin next week Testing will begin along a portion of the Port Defiance Bypass project in Washington state in mid January.

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Testing will begin along a portion of the Port Defiance Bypass project in Washington state in mid January. While Sound Transit owns the tracks where testing will take place, the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT)...
illinois-to-ohio-passenger-rail-study-to-begin-in-january
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) will begin an analysis in January 2017 of a proposal to bring passenger rail service between Chicago, Fort Wayne, Ind., and Columbus, Ohio. Project stakeholders say engaging FRA in the Alternatives...
fta-clears-met-council’s-southwest-lrt-project-to-enter-engineering
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has approved the Metropolitan Council’s Southwest LRT Project’s (SWLRT) entry into the engineering phase.     The progression of the project will now continue with the federal government’s authorization for the project staff...
communities-in-three-southern-states-to-get-federal-funding-for-passenger-rail-service-prep
The Southern Rail Commission (SRC) has allocated more than $2.47 million in Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) funding to 11 communities in three states to be used for improvements supporting potential restoration of passenger rail service. The...
recommendation-for-new-nec-would-improve-travel-times-increase-reliability
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) unveiled recommendations that would enhance the Northeast Corridor (NEC) over the next three decades; focusing on a state-of-good-repair before projects could be executed to enhance and improve service. The FRA's vision...

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The world’s longest rail tunnel, Switzerland’s Gotthard Base Tunnel, will launch service Dec. 11. The milestone project will transport passengers through the tunnel running below the Alps in less than 20 minutes, representatives say.     The tunnel...
crew-member-fatigue-faulted-for-union-pacific-hoxie-accident
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) named crew member fatigue as the probable cause of a 2014 Union Pacific (UP) Hoxie, Ark., accident that killed two crew members and seriously injured two others. Two Union Pacific...
vossloh-acquires-rocla-concrete-tie
Vossloh has acquired Rocla Concrete Tie, a manufacturer of concrete ties, switch ties, concrete low vibration track blocks and crossing panels. Vossloh said that the acquisition strengthens its presence in the USA market and further expands...
unlv-awarded-funds-to-establish-high-speed-rail-utc
The University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), will establish a new University Transportation Center (UTC) to study rail infrastructure with funds from a federal grant. Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) announced the $1.4 million grant on Dec....
bp-tunnel-feis-released
The Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) has been released for the B&P Tunnel replacement project, which would rebuild this critical link on the Northeast Corridor (NEC) that was originally built in 1873.   The Federal Railroad Administration...