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This month, Norfolk Southern will begin a $160 million project to expand its Bellevue rail yard in Northern Ohio, a project that will double the yard's capacity in order to meet rising demand for freight rail transportation.

Hampton Roads Transit in Virginia will celebrate a major milestone on Tuesday, April 17 - one million rides on The Tide light rail.

Bombardier Transportation has teamed up with the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority in a demonstration project to enhance the safety of rail transit workers at the track side.

Watco Transportation Services named Ron Isaacs chief engineer for the Gulf Region. Isaacs will be responsible for the continued development and im¬provement of safety, track team member development and track efficiency in all areas of the Gulf Region.

The Saskatchewan Government dished out CA$700,000 (US$699,140) in grants for 11 shortline railways through the Shortline Railway Sustainability Program.

Metropolitan Transportation Authority New York City Transit finished work at three Queens stations three days early, just in time for the weekend. Manhattan-bound platforms at Sutphin Blvd (Hillside Avenue), Briarwood-Van Wyck Blvd. and 75th Avenue reopened at 3 p.m. Friday, April 13 instead of 5 ...

The completion of a CA$6.9 million (US$6.89 million) project to restore VIA Rail Canada's heritage train station in Vancouver, B.C., was celebrated on April 13.

The Santa Clara Valley Construction Authority broke ground on a 10-mile extension of the San Fancisco Bay Area Rapid Transit rail system out to Silicon Valley that will provide a new choice for residents who commute to the high-tech corridor each day.

Construction began on a new 3.9-mile modern streetcar line project that will directly connect thousands of commuters with Tucson, Ariz.'s major downtown employers, health care facilities, the University of Arizona and regional attraction.

Seattle-area's Sound Transit and the Port of Seattle have finalized Sound Transit's purchase of 1.1 miles of former BNSF track in Bellevue for construction of East Link light rail, as well as easements for future access to 37 miles of the Eastside rail corridor.

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