Mischa Wanek-Libman, editor

Mischa Wanek-Libman, editor

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Friday, 12 April 2013 09:54

A steady road to shortline success

Minnesota Prairie Line proves it takes more than a history of challenges, an end in service and the threat of abandonment to keep a dedicated shortline down.

President Obama released his fiscal year 2014 budget on April 10 and included $77 million for the U.S. Department of Transportation. The figure is six percent above the FY 2012 enacted levels and the administration says the budget provides immediate transportation investment in key areas.

Monday, 08 April 2013 13:02

CN funds AREMA endowment for education

Canadian National has committed a $50,000 endowment to the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA) Educational Foundation, according to a release from the association.

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has obligated $10 million to rebuild a rail line near Devils Lake, N.D.

The southern part of the Chicago Transit Authority's (CTA) Green Line will see $20 million in station and track improvements to prepare the line for increased traffic during CTA's upcoming Red Line South Reconstruction Project.

President Obama pushed his plan, the Rebuild America Partnership, to encourage private investment in public infrastructure while in Miami, Fla., touring Port Miami's tunnel project, which provides a direct connection between the port and major highway.

U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and David Vitter (R-LA) introduced the Railroad Antitrust Enforcement Act on Thursday, March 21.

Wednesday, 20 March 2013 16:49

NRC Conference heats up south beach

The 2013 National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association Annual Conference in Florida can be marked as another success.

Wednesday, 20 March 2013 16:27

Questions and Answers: 45G tax credit

The current extension expires at the end of 2013; industry action is needed to help secure its future.

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) released its "2013 Report Card for America's Infrastructure" on Tuesday, March 19. The report is an assessment of 16 infrastructure categories in the United States that takes place every four years.

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