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U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said that work could begin on construction of two intermodal freight facilities in Memphis and Birmingham thanks to a signed grant agreement with the Alabama and Tennessee Departments of Transportation for $105 million in American Recovery and Reinvestmen ...
A broken wire and weather conditions led to Christmas Day railroad crossing blockages in Plainfield, Ill., a Canadian National Railway spokesman said, the Herald News reports. The gates were stuck down at four CN crossings on public roads Saturday afternoon. CN spokesman Patrick Waldro ...
Taxpayers are footing the bill to clean contamination at the former site of a metal scrapping yard in west Vancouver, Wash., the Columbian reports. The property will be used for auxiliary tracks as part of a $150-million rail improvement project. Excavation will resume in the spring. The total c ...
The Federal Transit Administration said that it is advancing a total of $182.4 million in New Starts funding for seven transit projects already under construction in New York, Dallas, Salt Lake City, Seattle and Northern Virginia. "By making these payments now, we're not only fulf ...
Construction of a new six-level, 1,200-parking-space structure on the west side of the D.C. Metro's Glenmont Metrorail station is set to begin January 3, resulting in the need to close the west Kiss & Ride parking lot at closing on that day, to accommodate the construction. Customers who nor ...
Canadian National Railway won't make permanent repairs on two bumpy crossings until next year, an Outagamie County, Wis., official says, the Appleton Post-Crescent reports. In an e-mail message this past week, CN let the county know it ran out of time to fix the crossings, said Ray Palonen, depu ...

The Surface Transportation Board today completed its work in the multiparty effort to preserve freight train service in northern Maine.

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U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said that a final agreement has been signed for a $33.8-million Recovery Act-funded project that will upgrade a train crossing and eliminate delays in the San Bernardino, Calif., area. As a result, work can now begin on the project, which will elevate two Union Pacific tracks over two BNSF main line tracks in Colton.

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U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and Federal Transit Administrator Peter Rogoff said that Utah would receive $37 million in advanced payments for two rail projects funded under its New Starts grants program.
 

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Due to an unexpected change in Congressional scheduling, Railroad Day Organizers must reschedule the 2011 Railroad Day on Capitol Hill. The event will now take place Thursday, July 14, 2011.

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