Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

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The Chicago Transit Board has hired Keiwit Infrastructure Co. as the general contractor for the Milwaukee Blue Line Track Renewal project with a contract valued at $20.4 million.

TORQ Transloading Inc. (TORQ) is planning the development of a large scale unit train, crude-by-rail terminal in Kerrobert, SK, Canada. TORQ is negotiating multiple pipeline connections to accommodate delivery of both light and heavy crudes to the Kerrobert Rail Terminal, which be served by Canadian Pacific.

The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority Metro-North Railroad track reconstruction project underway in the Bronx is being expanded and extended to address additional areas of inadequate drainage.

Amtrak will make upgrades to Philadelphia 30th Street Station to improve the passenger experience, tend to the long-term infrastructure needs of the nearly 100 year-old building and improve pedestrian mobility in and around the facility. The projects represent about a $35 million investment.

RailComm has provided its Domain Operations Controller (DOC) train control system to Northshore Mining in Silver Bay, Minn. The DOC system will have functionality for Centralized Traffic Control through its web-enabled software-as-a-service (SaaS) delivery method.

Wednesday, 14 August 2013 12:33

Rep. Capito visits Appalachian Timber Services

On August 7, Rep. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) joined representatives from the National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association (NRC) for a tour of the Appalachian Timber Services facility in Sutton, W.Va.

Emphasizing its ongoing commitment to safety, California's Caltrain has been awarded one of eight national rail safety grants and will use the funds to sponsor a youth film festival featuring videos on rail safety.

Congress has given the green light to Houston METRO for rail expansion, with approval of $94.5 million for the North/Red Line extension and another $94.5 million for the Southeast/Purple Line.

Tuesday, 13 August 2013 13:37

MARC Halethorpe Station opens

The MARC Halethorpe Station in Maryland is open after a two-year, $32.7 million reconstruction project.

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.

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