Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

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Officials with the province of Ontario say the construction Metrolinx's East Rail Maintenance Facility, which will support GO Transit's planned service expansions including Regional Express Rail program, is well underway.

Thursday, 04 February 2016 16:14

FRA gives go ahead to new BWI rail station

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) issued a Finding of No Significant Impact for the new Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) rail station. The project includes adding a fourth track to nine miles of the Northeast Corridor surrounding BWI and reconfiguring the platforms to allow boarding from all four tracks.

Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith and local elected officials visited the site of a proposed $42-million grade-separation project in Moorhead.

Thursday, 04 February 2016 15:56

Metrolink to begin tie replacement project

Beginning Feb. 8, Metrolink will begin replacing 21,000 crossties in Orange County, Calif., over the course of nine weeks between the cities of Orange and San Juan Capistrano.

Thursday, 04 February 2016 15:45

UP grade separation in Arizona approved

The Arizona Corporation Commission approved an upgrade to a busy Tucson Union Pacific railroad crossing that will improve safety and traffic flow.

Tradepoint Atlantic, a 3,100-acre multimodal industrial site in Baltimore, Md., has named Paul Thomas terminal manager, where he will be responsible for developing an operating and capital investment strategy for Tradepoint Atlantic's shortline railroad.

Ontario has successfully issued its second green bond, raising CA$750 million (US$542 million) to support environmentally friendly, low-carbon infrastructure projects. Proceeds from the bond will help fund eight projects including, transit, and create jobs in communities across Ontario. The bonds have a maturity date of January 27, 2023.

Ridership increased significantly on the Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad in 2015, giving a significant boost to the economic health of the regions they serve, said the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) opened the accident docket and publicly released more than 2,000 pages of information as part of it's ongoing investigation of the May 12, 2015 Amtrak passenger train derailment in Philadelphia.

Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) named the Crenshaw/LAX Line's tunnel boring machine (TBM) Harriet, after Harriet Tubman, the former slave and key player in the Underground Railroad that helped slaves escape the south for the north.

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