Latest Rail News

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio recently offered to pay, using grant funds, a portion of Medina's share of an upcoming railroad upgrade project if the city agreed to used any saved money to install new gates and signal lights at crossings on Lafayette and Ryan roads, the Medina Sun reports.

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The U.S. Department of Transportation said that nearly $80 million in grants have been delivered to states as part of President Obama's historic high-speed and intercity passenger rail program. These grants will go toward the development of a brand new Recovery Act funded high-speed rail system in Florida as well as critical upgrades to existing passenger rail service throughout the country.

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VAE Nortrak North America Inc. won a Metra Commuter Service master purchase agreement for rail. The master purchase agreement is for new 115RE and 136RE AREMA rail for a period of 18 months. The first train with 64 ...

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority said it has entered into a contract with a joint venture of Related Companies and new partner Oxford Properties Group for the development of the MTA's Hudson Yards into a mixed-use community that will include 12 million square feet of commercial and residential development. The deal calls for the MTA to lease the site to the joint venture for 99 years, with purchase options, and will provide $1 billion for vital MTA capital projects.

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The Nature Center at Shaker Lakes, in partnership with the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority, designated the transit stop at South Park and Shaker boulevards as the Nature Center at Shaker Lakes stop

 

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Water may not be to blame for the settling of light-rail tracks at the intersection of Brambleton Avenue and Second Street, The Virginian-Pilot reports. Don Lint, Hampton Roads Transit light-rail construction manager, said that once the tracks and the panels they are bolted to are removed next week, the agency will have a better idea of what went wrong.

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The North Carolina Department of Transportation's Rail Division has applied for federal planning funds that would allow for the expansion of intercity passenger rail service to the western and southeastern parts of the state.

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Target Field already is the capital of Minnesota baseball. Now it may spawn Minneapolis' answer to Grand Central Station, the Star Tribune reports.

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The Los Angeles Metro Transit Authority is exploring ways to provide commuters with an alternative to the 405 freeway by extending the South Bay Metro Green Line. One option is into North Redondo Beach, to many residents' dismay, the Beach Reporter reports.

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Cindy Hammett plans to retire this summer and spend more time at home taking care of her two young grandchildren. She hopes she doesn't have to spend that time listening to train horns sounding near her house. Hammett doesn't like the horns blowing day and night, NewsOK reports.

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