Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

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The California High-Speed Rail Authority released a Revised Draft Environmental Impact Report/Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the 114-mile Fresno to Bakersfield Project section. This document provides alternatives for public consideration and comment; no decisions have yet been made on these proposals. In its continued efforts to receive public participation in its process, the CHSRA has lengthened the public comment period to 60 days, which is 15 days more than what is required by law.

The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority Long Island Rail Road's work to replace wooden ties on the Ronkonkoma Branch on weekdays between Farmingdale and Ronkonkoma is entering its final phase starting Monday, July 23.

Wednesday, 18 July 2012 12:42

CP, Smart Sand to build frac sand facility

Smart Sand and Canadian Pacific Railway have entered into a long-term partnership, under which the two companies will supply and ship premium, Northern White frac sand to the unconventional oil and gas industry in North America producing regions (including the Bakken and Eagle Ford formations and the Utica and Marcellus Shales). The two companies also announced the partnership's first initiative: building a new frac sand transload facility, expected to be the region's largest, in Makoti, N.D., that will serve the Bakken formation in the Williston Basin beginning in early 2013.

Wednesday, 18 July 2012 12:41

Crouch Engineering plans expansion

Crouch Engineering has plans for expansion, including a top-to-bottom review of personnel and departments. The changes come as a part of the firm's plans for future expansion after more than two decades servicing America's railways.

CSX Corporation hosted a dedication ceremony for the new Fifth Street Bridge in Niles, Ohio. The upgraded bridge's higher vertical clearance helps clear the way for CSX's upgraded, double-stack freight rail corridor, the National Gateway, linking East Coast sea ports with the CSX Northwest Ohio Terminal and other Midwest distribution and manufacturing hubs.

In July, KCS' U.S. transportation team is swapping its regular Safety Tuesday messages with a month-long outreach and a testing blitz focused on restricted speed compliance.

Monday, 16 July 2012 12:00

Uptown Station dedicated

Federal and Illinois state officials, along with representatives of the town of Normal and Amtrak dedicated a multimodal transportation center to serve as a station for Amtrak rail and motorcoach passengers, as well as local transit buses.

Monday, 16 July 2012 11:49

Rio Grande Pacific selects RailComm

RailComm has been chosen to provide Domain Operations Controller train control system for the Rio Grande Pacific Corporation. The DOC system will have functionality for Track Warrant Control through its web-enabled software-as-a-service delivery method.

Friday, 13 July 2012 11:31

The special trackwork update

Diamonds, frogs, turnouts and other special trackwork make difficult manuevers on the railroad possible.

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio approved construction authorization from the Ohio Rail Development Commission directing CSX Transportation and Norfolk Southern to install flashing lights and gates at five grade crossings in Fairfield, Henry, Logan, Preble and Shelby counties.

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