Mischa Wanek-Libman, editor

Mischa Wanek-Libman, editor

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Wednesday, 19 March 2014 14:52

CREATE keeps Chicago rail moving

In it's 11th year, the CREATE program continues its capacity and safety enhancements to secure Chicago's place in a strong national rail network.

Wednesday, 19 March 2014 14:37

NRC Conference proves to be anything but dry

Good weather, but better information, could be found at the 2014 National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association Annual Conference.

Representatives from Class 1s, shortlines, suppliers, as well as other railroad supporters joined forces on Thursday, March 13, to take part in Railroad Day on Capitol Hill, the industry's annual event to advocate for freight rail-related issues.

An underpass that is an integral element of the Valley View Avenue Grade Separation Project in California is scheduled to open in April with the full project slated for completion in August.

The Federal Transit Administration's (FTA) Capital Investment Grant Program is getting a funding boost under President Obama's proposed fiscal year 2015 budget. The proposed budget for 2015 includes $2.5 billion for FTA's grant programs and represents an increase of $400 million over the requested 2014 budget.

Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) officials held the first of a series of public meetings on Monday, Feb. 24, introducing the public to the next step of the Chicago to St. Louis high-speed rail project and asking for feedback as it begins Tier 2 environmental studies.

A roadway collapse has halted tunneling operations for Ottawa's Confederation Line light-rail project at the East Portal. The cause of the collapse is still under investigation.

Major freight railroads in the United States joined U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx in announcing a rail operations safety initiative that will institute new voluntary operating practices for moving crude oil by rail.

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