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CTC awards $96 million to 11 California rail projects Caltrans released details surrounding $173.4 million in grants awarded to 57 projects by the California Transportation Commission. Out of the pot of funds awarded, $96.4 million will go toward 11 state rail projects.

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A preliminary report from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) says a refuse truck was on the grade crossing after gates were lowered when it was hit by Special Amtrak Train 923 in Crozet, Va. NTSB's...
bnsf-to-spend-260-million-in-illinois-oklahoma-this-year
BNSF plans to invest $260 million in its Illinois and Oklahoma network as part of its $3.3 billion 2018 capital plan.   As with is previously announced plans for Texas, Kansas, Missouri, Montana and Washington state, the...
ncrr-high-point-partner-on-rail-improvements
The North Carolina Railroad Company (NCRR) and the city of High Point, N.C., are tackling $5.1 million in improvements to the railroad corridor and drainage in the city's downtown.     The NCRR said it is allocating $3.6...
unexpected-rail-wear-is-cause-for-baltimore-subway-shutdown
The Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) is explaining the reason behind its extended shutdown of its SubwayLink system for rail repair work.   MTA says the closure was due to unexpected wear on 11 sections of elevated track....
bnsf-to-spend-375-million-on-texas-capital-program
BNSF plans to spend more than 11 percent of its total capital program in Texas this year, with nearly half of the $375 million state plan going toward maintenance projects.   BNSF's maintenance work in Texas in...

fra-has-73m-available-in-rail-safety-grants
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) is accepting grant applications for projects that will strengthen rail safety efforts through the implementation of positive train control (PTC), crossing improvements and congestion mitigation.   "These grants are important resources in...
baltimore-rail-shutting-down-for-a-fix-up
The Maryland Department of Transportation has determined the entire Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) rail system will remain closed for up to four weeks following an inspection.   MTA says the shutdown is to ensure the safety of...
ctc-awards-96-million-to-11-california-rail-projects
Caltrans released details surrounding $173.4 million in grants awarded to 57 projects by the California Transportation Commission. Out of the pot of funds awarded, $96.4 million will go toward 11 state rail projects.   The grants are...
bnsf-plans-160m-washington-state-capital-program
BNSF Railway plans to spend $160 million in Washington state during 2018. The state capital plan is part of its larger $3.3 billion 2018 capital plan.   The $160 million will add to the $940 million the...
sandag-opens-new-san-diego-river-rail-bridge
The San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) opened a new rail bridge over the San Diego River to traffic on Monday, Feb. 5. The 900-foot bridge is part of the $93.9-million San Diego River Double Track...

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