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BNSF and the Los Angeles/Orange Counties Building and Construction Trades Council have finalized a Project Labor Agreement worth more than $255 million for the construction of the proposed Southern California International Gateway, representing more than half of BNSF's $500 million private inves ...
The Surface Transportation Board approved the building of a 190-mile high-speed passenger rail link between Las Vegas and Southern California. The line would allow DesertXpress Enterprises, LLC, to provide a rail alternative to driving and flying. The approval is conditioned on DesertX ...
Union Pacific will improve the transportation infrastructure in Iowa by investing $6.6 million in the rail line that runs from Tama, Iowa to Ames, Iowa. Various projects on nearly 50 miles of this line include removing and installing 45,500 ties, as well as renewing the surfaces at 40 road cross ...
Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority and Bay Area Rapid Transit are both introducing energy-efficient, environmentally-friendly ways to provide power to its train stations. Massachusetts Department of Transportation Secretary Richard Davey joined state and local officials on Oct. ...
AirLINX Transit Partners was awarded the contract to design, build and finance a three-kilometer (1.9 mile) rail line for the Air Rail Link and an ARL passenger station at Toronto Pearson International Airport in Toronto, ON, Canada. Metrolinx will own and operate the ARL, providing an ...
The Saudi Railways Organization selected Al Shoula consortium to provide the superstructure, systems, rolling stock, signalling, operation and maintenance for the Haramain high-speed line in Saudi Arabia, linking the two cities of Makkah and Madinah. This consortium is a Saudi-Spanish group, whi ...
The Federal Transit Administration has sealed a $75 million agreement that will put an estimated 260 people to work making long-overdue improvements to the 50-mile Fitchburg commuter rail line in Massachusetts, one of the state's oldest passenger rail lines still in service. The investm ...
The city of Columbus, Ohio, recently hosted industry leaders and local officials, including Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman and Councilmember Zachary Klein at a celebration for the Columbus Intermodal Terminal Expansion Project. This multi-million dollar expansion will ready the region w ...
Deputy Federal Railroad Administrator Karen Rae is leaving the agency Nov. 3 to rejoin the New York state government as deputy secretary of transportation in the office of New York Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Rae has been the number two to Administrator Joseph Szabo since March 2009. ...
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Union Pacific will improve the transportation infrastructure in Missouri by investing $4 million in the rail line that runs from Jefferson City, Mo., to west of Marshall, Mo. Various projects on nearly 80-miles of this line include removing and installing more than 24,500 ties and replacing more ...
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