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Amtrak is reaching a milestone in its efforts to replace the existing 104-year old Niantic River Bridge in East Lyme, Conn., with the float-in of the new bascule lift span to the new alignment south of the existing bridge.

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority's new light-rail line between downtown Los Angeles and Culver City will open to the public on Saturday, April 28. This opening will be the segment from downtown Los Angeles to the Expo/La Cienega Station. Construction work continues on ...

Valley Metro in Phoenix, Ariz., awarded a contract to a joint venture of Parsons Brinckerhoff and PGH Wong Engineering to provide program management/construction management services to support the planned expansion of the metro Phoenix high-capacity transit system.

23 March 2012

Trio of trusses

Planning, coordination and structural engineering magic come together
on a project to replace three century-old bridges in Massachusetts.

The 2012 National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association Annual Conference in California is another record-breaking success.

Suppliers use the latest technology to offer superior ballast maintenance services and machinery. Suppliers up their ballast maintenance offerings to include GPS technology and other upgraded effrorts to ensure a safe and smooth right-of-way for the railroads. ...

By the end of 2012, Amtrak expects to more than triple the number of track-miles on its own railroad where Positive Train Control safety technology is installed.

The Virginia Senate Finance Committee unanimously approved an amended Senate budget, which will provide $300 million dollars in additional state funds to Phase 2 of the Metrorail to Dulles Project in northern Virginia.

Construction progress for three new Houston METRO light-rail lines is more than 45 percent complete and expected to end in time for 2014 service dates.

Valley Transit Constructors, a Kiewit/Mass Electric Joint Venture, was selected as the team that will continue designing and building the Valley Metro 3.1-mile Central Mesa light-rail extension in Arizona. Parsons Transportation Group, also part of the team, will serve as lead designer.

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