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With the extension and a new method for painting the bridge, Gadsden, Ala., officials think the project will be completed before the grant expires in September, the Gadsden Times reports. The city received a grant for $500,000 from the Federal Railroad Administration in 2005 for the CSX Transportation Railroad Bridge coating project, but the appropriation was reduced because of across-the-board rescissions by the Federal Highway Administration.

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Reading Blue Mountain and Northern Railroad has acquired a short-line between Towanda and Monroeton in northeastern Pennsylvania. RBMN, which currently operates more than 300 miles of railroad in Eastern Pennsylvania, purchased the assets of the approximately six-mile Towanda-Monroeton Shippers Lifeline Railroad Inc. from former owner, Joseph Zadrusky of Scranton, on Dec. 30, 2009. The line is approximately 40 miles north of RBMN's current terminus in Mehoopany, Pa. RBMN will be able to connect its two properties by working with Lehigh Railway L.L.C., which leases a Norfolk Southern line that connects to the Towanda-Monroeton line in Towanda. The line will become part of the RBMN system.

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Paducah & Louisville Railway is looking for incentives to build a new headquarters in downtown Paducah rather than move to one of the other cities where it does business, according to The Paducah Sun. Railroad President Tony Reck told The Sun that the company is hoping to stay in Western Kentucky, but isn't close to making a commitment to any place.

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Work on Caltrain's Grade Crossing Improvement Program, which will enhance safety at 25 grade crossings in San Mateo County, continues at the following locations: Oak Grove Avenue, Burlingame; First Avenue, San Mateo; Main Street, Redwood City; Watkins Avenue, Atherton; and Oak Grove Avenue, Menlo Park.

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Increasing travel options, improving access to goods and services and keeping the state competitive are some of the objectives of the 2009 Minnesota Comprehensive Statewide Freight and Passenger Rail Plan by the Minnesota Department of Transportation. The rail plan, mandated by the 2008 ...
The 2009 NRC/RT&S/Commercial Insurance Associates Safe Railroad Contractor of the Year Awards will be presented at NRC Conference being held at the JW Marriott in Palm Desert, Calif. This year marked the fifth consecutive year of record participation in the contest, with 46 separate ...
Dean Wise is joining BNSF as vice president, Network Strategy, effective Feb. 1, and will report directly to Matt Rose, chairman, president and chief executive officer. Wise will also serve as a member of the Executive Team. He will, over the next few months, assume the responsibilities ...
RailComm has provided a wireless remote control yard system at CSXT's Osborn Yard in Louisville, KY. The RailComm Domain Operations Controller (DOC®) system provides remote control to several GETS HydraSwitch machines. RailComm's DOC® system is configured to control all switches individu ...
The Surface Transportation Board granted the request of the Alaska Railroad Corporation to construct and operate a new, 80-mile railroad line, the Northern Rail Extension, subject to extensive environmental-mitigation conditions. The new line would run from North Pole, AK, outside of Fairbanks, ...
NJ Transit awarded a $271.7 million contract to PTP Constructors of Secaucas, a joint venture of Schiavone Construction, J.F. Shea Construction and Skanska USA Civil Northeast. The contract is for the design and construction of a mile-long tunnel between North Bergen and Hoboken, roughly 185 fee ...
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