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Flooding from Tropical Storm Nicole brought record rainfall in several areas of North Carolina and resulted in a number of washouts on track along the North Carolina Railroad (NCRR). Trains were rolling within 36 hours of the damage, moving commerce on the 317-mile railroad, which runs from Char ...
President Obama on Monday lobbied for Republican support from Capitol Hill for a burst of spending on transportation projects, calling his proposal a jobs creator for the middle class and an overdue investment in the country's foundation, reports the Associated Press. "There's no r ...
Under pressure from the Obama administration, Gov. Chris Christie agreed to rethink his decision to cancel construction of a $9 billion rail tunnel connecting New Jersey and New York City, according to the Associated Press. Christie, a rising star in the GOP with a reputation as a fearl ...

CSX Transportation, the State of New Jersey and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey joined U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) to celebrate the opening of the Liberty Corridor Freightway, a major public-private partnership that provides expanded access to the Port of New York and New Jersey.

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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie accepted the recommendation of the ARC Project Executive Committee to terminate the ARC Project based on a 30-day review, which confirmed the project is expected to substantially exceed its current budget. Based on calculations by the Federal Transit Administration and the New Jersey Transit (NJ Transit), the final budget is expected to top $11 billion and could exceed as much as $14 billion, compared to the project's current budget of $8.7 billion.

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The raising of a railroad bridge on Route 148 won't prevent emergency vehicles or school buses from crossing, but the road will be cut to one lane during the project and will close to all but buses and emergency vehicles for about a week, state officials said last night, the Worcester, Mass., Telegram & Gazette reports.

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Some railroad representatives have suggested that Amtrak reroute a portion of its Los Angeles to Chicago line through Amarillo, Clovis, N.M., and Wichita, Kan., but officials with the passenger rail service believe the route's current course is fine, local media report. Amtrak's Southwest Chief route has experienced delays because BNSF, which owns some of the lines Amtrak travels on, has imposed a lower speed limit on 180 miles of tracks running mostly through southern Kansas.

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Railroad crossing closings are scheduled for Gurnee and Grayslake, Ill., this month, the Grayslake Review reports. Beginning at 6 a.m. Oct. 11, Route 173 will be fully closed at the Canadian Pacific Railway crossing one mile east of Route 41 in Wadsworth until approximately 4 p.m. Oct. 15. The closure will allow Canadian Pacific to remove and replace the railroad-crossing grade.


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The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority scheduled repairs for October 9 and 10 at the East 79th Street Station of the Red Line. The station will be closed Saturday and Sunday between the hours of 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. to perform maintenance on the stairways.


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Canadian Pacific Railway Limited and Teck Resources Limited reached a 10-year agreement to transport Teck's steelmaking coal from its five mines in southeast BC to Vancouver area ports.

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