Latest Rail News
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority General Manager and CEO Richard Sarles said that WMATA has substantially improved its emergency preparedness by taking a layered and strategic approach to protecting customers, employees and assets with a combination of technology, training and targ ...
The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa has commissioned Siemens with the delivery of signaling equipment and the construction of the Gauteng Nerve Center operations control center. The €90 million (US$128.6 million) contract is the largest contract for signaling equipment ever awarded in ...
The Federal Railroad Administration awarded a $16 million grant to the California-High Speed Rail Authority for the design of a new, modernized signaling system on the Caltrain corridor between San Francisco and San Jose. The money will pay for the design of a positive train control te ...
The Illinois Department of Transportation received the "go ahead" from U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood to start spending $126 million for Chicago's Englewood Flyover project, after an agreement was reached between NS, Amtrak and IDOT. The project, which will get under way late ...
Seattle's Sound Transit staff has decided on the cost to close out the last major construction contract for the Central Link light rail initial segment. With the decision, the total estimated project cost of $2.32 billion brings the project in at about $117 million below the $2.436 bil ...
California's Bay Area Rapid Transit has awarded a contract for the design-build of line, track, station and systems for the Warm Springs Extension to Warm Springs Constructors in the amount of $299,050,00. The Warm Springs Extension project will extend the BART system 5.4 miles south f ...
Unitrac Railroad Materials, Inc., a specialty trackwork manufacturer and distributor of new and relay rail, has received a $6.7 million award from the state of South Dakota. The contract involves furnishing 25 track miles of rail and other track components for the reconstruction of the Mitchell to R ...
Norfolk Southern, the Illinois Department of Transportation and Amtrak have reached a development agreement that will bring the Federal Railroad Administration one step closer to obligating $133 million in funding for the Englewood Flyover. U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) said this agreement wil ...
At a hearing before the Surface Transportation Board on June 22, Union Pacific CEO Jim Young testified that increased regulation would harm UP's commitment to investment and job creation. UP has invested more than $30 billion of capital in the past 11 years and expects to invest $3.3 b ...
Congressman Dan Lipinski (IL-3), Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan, Bridgeview, Illinois Mayor Steven Landek and CREATE partners joined together at a groundbreaking ceremony for a $27 million underpass to take 71st St. under the Indiana Harbor Belt/CSXT railroad tracks adjacent to Toyota Pa ...
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