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Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) has now launched the Delaware Third Track Construction Project. The project involves the addition of a third track along a 1.5-mile segment between Ragan and Brandy Interlockings on the Northeast Corridor, south of Wilmington near Banning Park.

The state of Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission (UTC) has approved $20,000 from the Grade Crossing Protective Fund (GCPF) to pay for upgrades at a railroad-highway grade crossing in King County.

Canadian National and Tundra Energy Marketing Limited have signed a memorandum of understanding to construct a crude oil rail car loading terminal near Cromer, MB, Canada,

The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) in Toronto, ON, Canada, has set a new 12-month ridership record. From October 3, 2011 to October 2, 2012, the TTC carried more than 510 million riders.

The Federal Railroad Administration published a Notice Of Proposed Rulemaking in the Federal Register Oct. 19, proposing to amend the Federal Track Safety Standards "to promote the safety of railroad operations by enhancing rail-flaw detection processes."

Norfolk Southern has officially opened the $97.5 million Birmingham Regional Intermodal Facility in McCalla, Ala.

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn joined state and local officials and representatives of Metra and BNSF on October 17 to mark the completion of the Belmont Road grade separation project in DuPage County, Ill.

On October 17, California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), Amtrak, Metrolink and Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority celebrated the opening of three new Los Angeles Union Station tracks and a platform to serve Amtrak and Metrolink passengers.

Maryland Board of Public Works awarded a $204,686,938-contract to Bombardier Transportation for the operations and maintenance of the Maryland Transit Administration's (MTA) MARC Train Camden and Brunswick lines. The award will be spread over a five-year, eight-month contract term. The contract a ...

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) said the Economic Development Administration (EDA) has provisionally committed to award $4,718,000 in federal disaster funding for the Chenango Industrial Development Agency (IDA) to move forward with the Utica Main Rail Line Revitalization project.

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