Latest Rail News
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 ...
The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority Board of Directors voted to approve its Fiscal Year 2012 operating and capital budgets, which include a base fare increase from $2 to $2.50, some bus service improvements, system-wide security enhancements and safety and state-of-good-repair initi ...
Caltrain will raise its fares for the sixth time since 2005, adding 25 cents to the base fare charged to ride the Peninsula commuter rail service. The increase will be effective July 1. The Caltrain Board of Directors approved the 25-cent increase after extensive public input on resolv ...
The Association of American Railroads told the Surface Transportation Board that the current rail economic regulatory framework allows freight railroads to sustain billions of dollars in private capital investments in the nation's rail network each year and support more than 1.2 million jobs around ...
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration has indicated that the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority can begin work on the University Circle Rapid Transit Station, which was awarded $10.5 million from the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recover ...
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