Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

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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).

Thursday, 26 September 2013 08:21

New Jersey awards 12 freight rail grants

Twelve grants totaling more than $12 million have been awarded through the New Jersey Department of Transportation's (NJDOT) Fiscal Year 2013 Rail Freight Assistance Program, which helps support economic activity by preserving and improving the existing freight transportation system and by making freight rail service more widely available for businesses throughout the state.

Thursday, 26 September 2013 08:19

UP plans $8 million for trackwork in Iowa

Union Pacific will strengthen Iowa's transportation infrastructure by investing $8 million in the rail line between Lowden and near Blairstown.

CSX has named Bob Frulla vice president of transportation for the Northern Region. Frulla succeeds Gary Bethel, who is retiring after 43 years with CSX.

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