Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

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Officials in Massachusetts broke ground on the new Wachusett Commuter Rail Station in West Fitchburg, which will extend the Fitchburg Commuter Rail Line 4.5 miles to the west. The project will also construct a new train layover facility in Westminster.

The Evergreen Line project in Metro Vancouver, BC, Canada, is beginning to take shape, with the first guideway column for the rapid transit line in place.

The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has awarded the first of three contracts to fabricate and construct the permanent structural concrete lining, interior structures and fit-out for caverns and tunnels excavated underneath Grand Central Terminal for the East Side Access project.

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) approved four state awards totaling $7,605,081 to improve freight rail infrastructure and support economic growth. The funds will be administered through its Freight Railroad Infrastructure Improvement Program (FRIIP).

Monday, 12 August 2013 13:17

FASTRACK returns to Queens on the E/M/R

Metropolitan Transportation Authority New York City Transit is bringing FASTRACK back to Queens on the E, M and R Line August 12 for four consecutive weeknights until August 16.

Friday, 09 August 2013 10:16

Hanson names Jeff Bowen vice president

Jeff Bowen, PE, recently joined Hanson Professional Services Inc. as a vice president and will lead the firm's Florida transportation and infrastructure efforts from the firm's Jacksonville, Fla., office.

The South Dakota Department of Transportation's 2012 Mitchell to Chamberlain (MRC) Railroad Rehabilitation project has won regional acclaim in the America's Transportation Awards competition.

Leaders of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and the House Energy and Commerce Committee have written to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Acting Chairwoman Mignon Clyburn regarding installation of positive train control (PTC) by the end of 2015.

The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) awarded a $24.9-million contract to Crowder Construction Co. to construct railroad roadbed along a 12-mile segment of the North Carolina Railroad/Norfolk Southern corridor. The work will span from north of Rocky River Road in Concord to Orr Road in Charlotte.

Union Pacific will strengthen Iowa's and Missouri's transportation infrastructure by investing $10.5 million in the rail line between Allerton, Iowa, and Lock Springs, Mo.

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