Latest Rail News

Members of a governor's task force created to stop the abandonment of 233 miles of northern Maine freight tracks expressed optimism in a meeting Wednesday about the chances of keeping trains running on the tracks, the Bangor Daily News reports. Officials said at the four-hour meeting that 20 private entities have expressed interest in operating the railroad, but little else new was revealed, as the bulk of the session took place in executive session.

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The Commonwealth Transportation Board sold $492.7 million of Transportation Capital Projects Revenue Bonds to advance transportation projects managed by the Virginia Department of Transportation and the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation. The bonds were sold through c ...
Axion International Holdings, Inc., completed the first of two railroad bridges, constructed from 100 percent recycled plastic, at Fort Eustis, Va. The bridges, designed by Parsons Brinckerhoff, utilize Axion's patented Recycled Structural Composite ("RSC") a thermoplastic solution con ...

Sound Transit contractors plan to reopen the Olive Way exit ramp to Capitol Hill in Seattle from I-5 northbound the morning of May 13 at 5 a.m. as crews wrap up a major University Link light rail contract on time and under budget.

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Contractor crews will begin working this fall on elements of the western three miles of the 11-mile Central Corridor LRT Project. In September, they will begin prep work to retrofit the Washington Avenue bridge to accommodate light-rail trains by reconstructing the bridge piers. In December, they will start work to tie in the Central Corridor line from the Hiawatha LRT line just west of the Cedar-Riverside Station to Pleasant Street on the East Bank. The bulk of the Civil West contract work, though, will start in spring 2011.

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On May 17 at 11 a.m. at the Puyallup Fair "Red Lot," Sound Transit will break ground on a project to expand parking for commuters using the Sounder Puyallup, Wash., station. Developed in partnership with the City of Puyallup and the Puyallup Fair & Events Center and funded by a combination of local and federal monies, the project will create 219 permanent satellite park-and-ride spaces at the lot located at 5th St. SW and 7th Ave SW.

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Li Rose Cheng, a Senior System Software Engineer at Portec RailProducts Inc. subsidiary Salient Systems Inc. since 1997, has been promoted to Vice President, Business Development-Asia, with responsibility for all facets of Salient's business in Mainland China, Hong Kong and the Pacific Rim. Her duti ...

NJ TRANSIT Executive Director James Weinstein said the agency has expanded its online service DepartureVisionTM to New York Penn Station and Hoboken Terminal, making access to real-time train departures available at all of its rail stations.

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Buses will replace train service for Long Island Rail Road customers traveling between Long Beach and Valley Stream the weekend of May 15-16 as work is completed on the construction of two new railroad bridges over Powell Creek and Hog Island Channel. The $24.5-million project, which is funded through the MTA Capital Budget and federal grants, began in March and is wrapping up as planned in time to accommodate the weekend beach crowds expected in Long Beach beginning Memorial Day weekend.

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Washington State will do a detailed traffic study of its plan to route passenger trains traveling up to 79 miles an hour through South Tacoma, Lakewood and DuPont, despite previously calling such a study unnecessary, the News Tribune reports. The Washington State Department of Transportation said that it's required to conduct the assessment as a condition for using federal stimulus money to pay for the $91-million rail project.

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