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SANDAG opens five miles of new double track on LOSSAN Corridor
Operational efficiency and capacity along the
Los Angeles-San Diego-San Luis Obispo (LOSSAN)
rail corridor has improved with the opening of 5.2 miles of new double track at two locations along the 351-mile corridor.
British Columbia commits funds toward future E&N rail line
The British Columbia government has affirmed its commitment to provide CA$7 million (US$5.4 million) to the Island Corridor Foundation (ICF) to support the future of the E&N rail line on Vancouver Island, B.C., Canada. "The government...
Canada pledges funds toward Ottawa’s Stage 2 LRT
The Canadian government says that it will provide CA$1 billion (US$800 million) in funding for Ottawa, ON, planned Stage 2 light-rail transit project. "I am very proud of the work of all members of council that...
LACMTA Board approves project to enhance pedestrian safety at 27 Blue Line intersections
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) Board approved a budget of $30 million for a project that will add pedestrian gates on both sides of the tracks at 27 LACMTA and Union Pacific...
Crosslinx Transit Solutions Consortium awarded contract for Eglinton Crosstown LRT
Crosslinx Transit Solutions Joint Venture has been awarded a contract for the Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit project in Toronto, ON, Canada. In 2010, the province of Ontario announced an investment of CA$5.3 billion for...
ASLRRA boasts Senate progress on 45G
The Senate Finance Committee met to debate legislation put forward by Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) to extend expiring tax credits, including the Section 45G railroad track maintenance credit. The 45G, or Short Line Tax Rehabilitation credit,...
Harsco Rail moves intelligent solutions under Protran brand
Rail infrastructure and maintenance company Harsco Rail plans to move all technology products and services under the Protran Technology brand, including Zeta Tech. Harsco Rail provides rail consulting services, technological solutions and individual analysis plans that...
Jacobs awarded contract for California High-Speed Rail
Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. was awarded a contract to provide design services for the Construction Package 2-3 (CP 2-3) of the California High Speed Rail, which represents the continuation of construction on the California high-speed...
Update 2015: special trackwork
Manufacturers of special trackwork components offer pieces designed with a longer lifespan in mind. Manufacturers of special trackwork components offer pieces designed with a longer lifespan in mind. Special trackwork, such as turnouts, diamonds and frogs, are...
Focus on fasteners
As demand climbs among freight and passenger railroads, suppliers are providing improved fastening solutions to help hold things together. As demand climbs among freight and passenger railroads, suppliers are providing improved fastening solutions to help hold...
Extending weld life
Service providers ramp up their efforts to enhance the welding process and improve the life of each weld. Service providers ramp up their efforts to enhance the welding process and improve the life of each weld. Rail...
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