Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

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Thursday, 03 October 2013 16:05

Annual crosstie report 2013

Crossties can be made from a variety of materials and all parts of the industry report strong growth in 2013.

Construction of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) Central Subway's stations, tracks and operating systems has begun, extending the Muni Metro T Third Line underground.

The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority's (SCVTA) Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Silicon Valley Berryessa Extension Project was voted "Best Example of Government Funding" and received an Honor Award for "Neatest Thing in 2013" by the Milpitas Post for its 23rd Annual Reader's Choice Awards.

Building shallow tunnels for light rail along the preferred route in Minneapolis is the most cost-effective solution and best long-term investment for the region, Southwest Light Rail Transit (LRT) green line extension planners said.

The city of Detroit, Mich., awarded a contract to Parsons Brinckerhoff for design review and construction quality assurance services for the Woodward Avenue Streetcar Project.

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is seeking public comment on the most significant regulatory step taken under FTA's new transit safety authority.

CN plans to start freight service on approximately 75 percent of the rail network operated by bankrupt shortline Kelowna Pacific Railway Ltd. (KPR) in southern British Columbia after reaching trustee, customer and labor agreements that support resumption of operations.

The Sioux Falls Rail Yard Redevelopment Project completed its Environmental Assessment with the signing of a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) by the South Dakota Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration.

Union Pacific will strengthen Illinois' and Iowa's transportation infrastructures by investing nearly $11 million in the rail line between La Fox, Ill., and Clinton, Iowa.

The second of three Michigan track improvement phases for the 2013 construction season begins between Jackson and Battle Creek on September 30 as part of the Accelerated Rail Program being carried out by Amtrak for the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT).

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