Latest Rail News

Stretching nearly four miles from east to west, the rail hub near North Baltimore will be largest CSX Transportation site for the shuffling of rail containers, the Sun Sentinel reports. Wood and Henry County officials took a tour of the sprawling site sitting on 500 acres running on the north side of Ohio 18, just outside North Baltimore.

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A $250-million Amtrak project to revive passenger service on Florida's historic east coast rail line is building steam, along with hopes it can revitalize station destinations such as Daytona Beach, the Orlando Sentinel reports. The project could re-establish passenger trains on the 350-mile route between Jacksonville and Miami, originally forged by Henry Flagler in the 1890s but discontinued in 1968 as the interstate highway system became the prominent transportation mode.

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Los Angeles Metro Blue Line passengers will experience travel delays of up to 40 minutes May 14-16 due to construction of the Expo light rail line, which will connect with the Metro Blue Line in downtown Los Angeles. Special Metro Bus service will parallel the train route during the construction work.

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The Board of Trustees of the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority meets at 9 a.m. on May 18, at RTA's main office.

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On May 13, Florida Governor Charlie Crist marked the Federal Railroad Administration's decision to approve Florida's high-speed rail. The FRA, for the first time in the country's history, issued a final Record of Decision for a major high-speed rail project, the Orlando-Tampa segment of Florida's high-speed rail program.


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RailPros, Inc., recently opened a Downtown San Diego office to better serve San Diego area clients. The office is headed by Mike Ruth, P.E., and Joe Aroyo, P.E., who are managing projects for SANDAG, CCDC, NCTD and other major San Diego clients.

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Construction will begin soon on what can best be described as "bridges" over Tysons. One will begin in May on the Dulles Connector Road (Route 267) and cross over Route 123 to the northwest side of southbound Route 123. Another will cross I-495. Another will be built in the median of Route 7 from just west of Route 123 and into the median of the Dulles Airport Access Highway and the Dulles Toll Road.

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Members of a governor's task force created to stop the abandonment of 233 miles of northern Maine freight tracks expressed optimism in a meeting Wednesday about the chances of keeping trains running on the tracks, the Bangor Daily News reports. Officials said at the four-hour meeting that 20 private entities have expressed interest in operating the railroad, but little else new was revealed, as the bulk of the session took place in executive session.

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The Commonwealth Transportation Board sold $492.7 million of Transportation Capital Projects Revenue Bonds to advance transportation projects managed by the Virginia Department of Transportation and the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation. The bonds were sold through c ...
Axion International Holdings, Inc., completed the first of two railroad bridges, constructed from 100 percent recycled plastic, at Fort Eustis, Va. The bridges, designed by Parsons Brinckerhoff, utilize Axion's patented Recycled Structural Composite ("RSC") a thermoplastic solution con ...
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