Latest Rail News

Daniel Carson, P.E., has been hired by Urban Engineers, Inc. as Cost Estimating Practice Leader. Carson brings 38 years of professional experience, including proprietorship of his own firm, Daniel Carson Consulting Engineer, in Framingham, Mass. Prior to that, he was president and senior project manager for DMC Engineering, Inc. During his 25 years at DMC, he led all activities involving cost estimating and constructability. Carson has also served as a project manager for Peabody NE, Inc. and chief engineer and project superintendent for Eastern Seaboard Construction Engineering, Inc.

--> ...

The U.S. Department of Transportation has completed an agreement that will help fund West Virginia's portion of the Appalachian Regional Short Line Rail project, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said. The project, receiving a $1.77-million American Recovery and Reinvestment Act grant, includes upgrades to crossties, highway-rail grade crossings and bridges.





--> ...

TriMet in the Portland, Ore., area is nearing completion on work to improve safety and security at the Gresham Central MAX station. This pilot project-the first of its kind in the TriMet system-includes installation of barrier railing. The project also includes improved lighting and making the platforms a fare zone. This change allows fare inspection to occur on the platform rather than after riders board the train. Other work at the station includes painting the shelters and pedestrian enhancements that help orient riders to be more alert to approaching trains.

--> ...

It was a hammer instead of a shovel that ushered in the groundbreaking of the Lincolnway Railport on August 20, the Clinton Herald reports. With Iowa Gov. Chet Culver and Union Pacific Railroad CEOJim Young taking the first swing at a ceremonial rail spike, the multi-million dollar project celebrated the end of its long planning stage and entered in the first phase of construction.

--> ...

A new study of the Port of Vancouver's signature project - a planned 27-mile expansion of rail tracks to speed cargo and handle more of it - says the port will have to borrow as much as $75 million to cover a shortfall and should adopt plans to avoid cost overruns, The Columbian reports.

--> ...

Société de transport de Montréal informed its clients that Côte-Sainte-Catherine métro station would again be accessible as of Monday, August 23, as planned, after 14 weeks of major renovations work. These had become necessary to ensure the station's integrity and will considerably extend the building's service life.

--> ...

The upcoming week is a big one for Vermilion Parish, La., and the rail system that cuts right through it. Local media report. Sen. Nick Gautreaux recently passed Senate Bill 395, which creates the Vermilion and Iberia Railroad Development District.

--> ...

Washington, D.C., Metro will modernize both the platform to mezzanine and the mezzanine to the Union Station level elevators inside the Union Station Metrorail station beginning Tuesday, Aug. 31, to return the units to a state of good repair and to ensure service reliability and safety. 



--> ...

The community of Normal, Ill., expects to have a four-story, $43.2-million transportation hub open downtown in time for the first high-speed trains between St. Louis and Chicago next summer, the State Journal-Register reports.

--> ...

Metro in the Los Angeles area will hold two public meetings September 1 and 2 to update the public on the environmental study that is evaluating two possible alternatives, which would connect the Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension to cities further east of Los Angeles by light transit rail.

--> ...
500
Page 500 of 721