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The $26.2 million rehabilitation of three aging Metropolitan Transportation Authority Long Island Rail Road bridges in Hampton Bays, N.Y., is getting underway next month, a major East End infrastructure improvement financed by the Federal Transit Administration and the MTA Capital Program. ...
Amtrak is beginning the work on a multi-year project for the full replacement of track in all four of New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority Long Island Rail Road East River tunnels starting the weekend of October 1-2. The MTA urged Amtrak, which owns Penn Station, to perform this crit ...
Early construction work for Oregon's Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Project begins the week of Sept. 26, along SW Lincoln Street between 1st and 4th avenues. The 7.3-mile project is the region's sixth MAX line to be built and extends from the terminus of the MAX Green and Yellow lines a ...
Massive repairs on the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority's Port Jervis Line, at an estimated cost of $50 million, will allow train service to resume by the end of the year, according to a damage assessment presented Sept. 26, at the MTA Metro-North Railroad committee meeting. ...
Kansas City Southern launched a new look and improved functionality for its website, www.kcsouthern.com. "KCS enlisted a third party to survey its customers to learn what they like about doing business with KCS and how we could improve," said KCS Executive Vice President of s ...
Union Pacific will invest nearly $10.5 million in the rail line that runs from Des Moines to Iowa Falls, Iowa. Various projects over the almost 65 miles of the line include removing and installing 52,500 ties, replacing more than two miles of rail in various curves, as well as renewing the surfa ...

CSX, Amtrak New York State Department of Transportation and the Federal Railroad Administration reached an agreement that allows $91.2 million to be released for double tracking between Albany to Schenectady, NY and $58.1 million for the Empire Corridor.

BNSF Railway's proposed Southern California International Gateway (SCIG) reached an important milestone on Friday with the release of the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for public review and comment. The $500-million SCIG project is designed to be the greenest intermodal facility in th ...
25 September 2011

New York

The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority completed tunneling for the first phase of the Second Avenue Subway when a tunnel boring machine (TBM) reached the Lexington Avenue-63rd Street station, breaking into the existing tunnel. The completion of tunneling marks a major milestone in th ...
Wisconsin doled out 10 state awards totaling $17,452,415, which will be used to construct freight rail-related facilities and preserve and upgrade rail infrastructure as part of an overall effort to support job growth and Wisconsin's economy. "Wisconsin's freight rail system plays ...
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