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NRC Conference proves to be anything but dry Good weather, but better information, could be found at the 2014 National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association Annual Conference.

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U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx recently visited construction of the future site of the Birmingham Intermodal Facility as part his "Invest in America, Commit to the Future" bus tour, calling it an investment in Alabama's...
charlotte-authorizes-250-million-for-two-lynx-blue-line-projects
Charlotte City Council has authorized $249.8 million for construction of LYNX Blue Line Extension (BLE) and Blue Line Capacity projects.   A $119 million contract covers civil construction for the BLE from Old Concord Road to the...
cta-plans-to-rebuild-northern-section-of-red-line-and-parallel-purple-line
Chicago Transit Authority revealed the next step in its continued effort to modernize the Red Line. The first phase of the Red and Purple Modernization (RPM) program, which will completely rebuild the northern section of...
mta-awards-two-east-side-access-contracts
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has awarded two contracts for the East Side Access project, the transportation megaproject that is connecting Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) customers to Grand Central Terminal.   The contracts valued at $627.79...
massachusetts-awards-grants-for-freight-projects
Massachusetts awarded seven grants totaling $2.5 million for industrial rail projects as part of the 2014 Industrial Rail Access Program (IRAP), which is being matched by more than $1.9 million in private sector funds for...

materials-handling
Safety of employees continues to be top priority when it comes to materials handling equipment.     Safety of employees continues to be top priority when it comes to materials handling equipment. Suppliers and manufacturers are working hard to...
overcoming-obstacles-the-carlsbad-double-track-and-bridge-project
Creating capacity within an existing infrastructure footprint can be a tricky task, but one the Carlsbad Double Track and Bridge Project succeeds in doing.   by John P. Eschenbach, senior project manager at J.L. Patterson & Associates Creating...
the-real-zeal-behind-railroad-maintenance
While Reading & Northern may be smaller in size to other railroads, its employees are never short on enthusiasm, dedication and passion when it comes to maintaining its assets.   While Reading & Northern may be smaller...
lirr-begins-long-beach-branch-restoration-project
The Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) is starting a $120-million construction program designed to protect the LIRR's Long Beach Branch from the kind of devastating damage caused by Superstorm Sandy in 2012.   To better fortify the...
The state of Illinois will make a $223-million state capital investment that will create hundreds of jobs and restart Amtrak service between Rockford and Chicago beginning in 2015.   The return of passenger rail to Rockford for...