United Transportation Union Sheet Metal, Air, Rail & Transportation workers (UTU-SMART) represented engineers, conductors and transportation specialists have ratified a tentative agreements with Tri-Rail/Transdev in Florida.
Union Pacific's new Kinney County Railport in Kinney County, Texas, opened Nov. 3.
Unimin Energy Solutions opened its second unit train capable terminal located in Benwood, W.Va. October 27.
The city of Sioux Falls, N.D., and BNSF closed on the city's purchase of the downtown rail yard.
Crosslinx Transit Solutions has signed a $9.1-billion contract to complete the Metrolinx Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit (Crosstown LRT) project, delivering the LRT by 2021.
More than $3 million has been granted for needed improvements to shortline railroads in Kentucky. The projects include public safety improvements to at-grade railroad crossings, railroad bridge overpasses and upgrades of railroad crossing warning signals, lights, signs and barriers.
Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) broke ground on ADA accessibility improvements at SEPTA's 40th Street Market Frankford Line Station that includes the installation of two elevators to be constructed on the northwest and southeast corners of 40th and Market Streets. In addition to the two new elevators, the $7.4-million construction project includes four new head house entrances and overall station improvements.
Over the next few months, the Ohio Department of Transportation (Ohio DOT), in conjunction with the Ohio Rail Development Commission, will replace 1,000 yield signs for stop signs at crossings. The decision was made after Ohio DOT reviewed nearly 2,000 crossings as a result of a change in state law.
U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH-04) joined National Railroad Construction & Maintenance Association (NRC) member Fritz-Rumer Cooke Co., Inc., for a tour of its track project at Heritage Cooperative on October 30.
Chicago Transit Authority's Yellow Line to Skokie, Ill., has been restored following an embankment collapse in May from construction on Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD) property.