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A $5,288,000 investment from the federal Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program will help Chicago's Metra reduce emissions and improve air quality in and around their trains. "Reducing the cloud of smoke from Metra locomotives will save fuel and help limit exposu ...
Several Illinois transit projects have been awarded a total of $51,657,400 in grants through the U.S. Department of Transportation. The DOT grants include funding to upgrade the Chicago Transit Authority's Wilson Red Line Station. The CTA received $6,000,000 in funding to make accessibility impr ...
Gannett Fleming named 13 new vice presidents, four of which will handle its various transportation services. A partner and senior project manager in the firm's Construction Management Division, Brett A. Brenize, P.E., DBIA, is based in the firm's corporate headquarters in Harrisburg, P ...
CSX Transportation has work completed or construction underway at one-third of the clearance projects included in phase one of the National Gateway, keeping the major American infrastructure initiative on track for completion by 2015. The National Gateway is a public-private partnershi ...

Federal Railroad Administrator Joe Szabo issued a safety advisory to the railroad industry to help prevent injuries and fatalities from employees working between rail cars during switching operations and other dangerous or unsafe workplace behaviors.

Stella-Jones Inc. has signed a non-binding letter of intent to acquire Thompson Industries, Inc., a provider of treated wood crossties. The letter of intent contemplates a total purchase price of approximately $41.0 million. The transaction, if finalized, is expected to close in Decemb ...
Shortly after midnight, Saturday, Oct. 15, San Francisco's Caltrain will remove the railroad bridge that spans Jerrold Avenue in San Francisco and replace it with a modern single-span steel bridge. The "big move" will be accomplished in one night, before train service begins Saturday morni ...
Canadian National and Agri-Marché, Inc., have signed an agreement to promote greater efficiencies in the Quebec, Canada, grain supply chain and to deliver better customer service. The parties will measure performance against specific targets and identify ways to mutually improve ...
Construction is underway to replace cables that have been in place since the SkyTrain's Expo Line in Vancouver, BC, Canada, started operating 25 years ago. The new fiber optic cables will support a more efficient communications network across the entire SkyTrain system, keeping it safe and relia ...
The Obama Administration selected 14 infrastructure projects around the country that will be expedited through permitting and environmental review processes, including the Crenshaw/LAX and the Baltimore Red Line projects. This announcement comes as a result of a Presidential Memorandum ...
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