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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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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...
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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...
The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) next week will begin major work on the rehabilitation of the Harrison Red Line station and the Orange Line's 18th Street Connector, as part of a larger $92 million transportation...
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The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will receive a $1,656,401-grant from the Federal Railroad Administration to help restore the Great Western Railway that was devastated by severe flooding in September.   Freight rail services along Great Western...
The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) has approved seven grade crossing projects in Columbiana, Defiance, Mahoning, Putnam, Seneca and Summit counties.   CSX will install flashing lights at the State Route 18 grade crossing in the...
A major tie replacement and track resurfacing project will get underway during the last two weeks of April on Metra's BNSF Line to Aurora, Ill. Metra said the project is part of an effort to...