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STB approves second phase of California HSR route; ARCADIS awarded PCM contract The Surface Transportation Board (STB) granted authorization to the California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) to construct a 114-mile segment of the planned 800-mile route between Fresno and Bakersfield, subject to environmental mitigation conditions.

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The Surface Transportation Board (STB) granted authorization to the California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) to construct a 114-mile segment of the planned 800-mile route between Fresno and Bakersfield, subject to environmental mitigation conditions.   Those environmental mitigation...
The $64-million Sand Canyon Undercrossing Project in Irving, Calif., part of Orange County Transportation Authority's (OCTA) OC Bridges program, is now open.   The goal of each of the projects is to enhance safety and improve commute...
The Las Vegas Railway Express, Inc. (X Train), Board of Directors elected Ronald Batory as a director.   Batory is currently chief executive officer for Consolidated Rail Corporation (CONRAIL) and has more than 43 years of experience...
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Larry Etherton, PE, retired director engineering, Norfolk Southern and former president of the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA), has assumed the role of interim executive director and chief executive officer of AREMA.   Etherton succeeds...
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Caltrain's Board of Directors unanimously approved a $43.6-million capital budget, which will provide funding for bridge repair work in San Mateo, new safety improvements on the rail system and station modifications to allow for longer...

Fort Wayne, Ind., Mayor Tom Henry and the mayors of eight other cities plan to sign a memorandum of agreement (MOA) calling for cooperation in development of a Chicago-Fort Wayne-Columbus passenger rail corridor. The Indiana cities...
The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) reached an agreement with Iowa Interstate Railroad (IAIS) to perform design work for a portion of the route for the new passenger rail service between Chicago and Moline. Next...
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Passengers along the Raleigh to Charlotte rail corridor in North Carolina will experience some of the benefits of the Piedmont Improvement Program (PIP) following project milestones met last week.   Thanks to the Duke Curve realignment project,...
VIA Rail Canada launched an extensive renovation project July 29, which will transform its station in Brockville, Ontario.   Renovations to the station, originally built in 1872, include a new roof, a new building envelope and new...
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Denver's historic Union Station officially reopened to the public on July 26, 2014, after being closed for extensive renovations on December 2, 2012.   "This building means so much to our history and to our potential for...