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State, federal inspectors looking at Columbia River Gorge tracks Inspectors from state and federal agencies in Oregon and Washington state are conducting track inspections along the Columbia River Gorge rail line this week between Vancouver and Pasco, Wash.

fras-preliminary-report-on-mosier-derailment-points-to-broken-bolts-as-cause
A Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) preliminary report of the June 3 Union Pacific oil train derailment near Mosier, Ore., found broken lag bolts that led to gauge widening to be the cause of the accident.   "Unless...
meridian-speedway-to-receive-tie-crossing-and-rail-work
Meridian Speedway, LLC (MSLLC), a joint venture between Kansas City Southern (KCS) and Norfolk Southern (NS) for a 320-mile rail line between Meridian, Miss. and Shreveport, La., will invest approximately $28 million in 2016 on...
union-pacific-plans-21-million-investment-in-wisconsin
Union Pacific plans to invest $2.1 million in 2016 to improve its transportation infrastructure in Wisconsin, enhancing employee, community and customer safety and increasing rail operating efficiency.  UP's planned investment covers a range of initiatives including...
union-pacific-plans-10-million-investment-in-minnesota-infrastructure
Union Pacific plans to invest $9.9 million in 2016 to improve its infrastructure in Minnesota, enhancing employee, community and customer safety and increasing rail operating efficiency.   UP's planned investment covers a range of initiatives including $9.1...
ontario-plans-12-mile-go-transit-extension-to-durham-region
Ontario is extending GO Transit's Lakeshore East rail corridor to offer new GO train service from Oshawa to Bowmanville, extending the GO train network by nearly 20 kilometers (12 miles) and building four new stations.   Through...

septa-readies-for-fourth-annual-trolley-tunnel-blitz
Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) will perform power, track and station improvements during its Trolley Tunnel Blitz July 8 through July 10, temporarily suspending trolley routes 10, 11, 13, 34 and 36.   This is the fourth...
massdot-approves-five-year-148b-capital-investment-plan
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Board approved a $14.8 billion five-year capital investment plan that includes a $3.8 billion state of good repair backlog reduction for transit in the commonwealth.   The MassDOT FY2017-FY2021 capital investment...
union-pacific-plans-258m-investment-in-washington-state-new-mexico
Union Pacific plans to invest $25.8 million in 2016 to improve its transportation infrastructures in Washington state and New Mexico, which will enhance employee, community and customer safety and increase rail operating efficiency.   UP's planned investment...
union-pacific-to-invest-443m-into-wyoming-utah-infrastructure
Union Pacific plans to invest $44.3 million to improve its infrastructure in Wyoming and Utah this year. The company says its multi-million dollar private investments will enhance employee, community and customer safety and increase rail...
wmata’s-first-safetrack-surge-ahead-of-schedule-in-many-categories
Planned work for the first Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) SafeTrack "surge" between Ballston and East Falls Church is at 96 percent complete.   Crews are also ahead of schedule in may work categories including tie...