Latest Rail News

Union Pacific is investing nearly $11 million in track improvements to its Hiawatha-to-Upland, Kan., line. When the project is complete, crews will have removed and installed more than 72,000 ties, spread more than 30,000 tons of rock ballast, renewed road surfaces at 123 crossings and replaced rail in various curves on the line. Work began on the project August 26 and is scheduled to be completed by the end of September.


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Traffic back-ups on Arlington Boulevard and on Howell and 14th streets in Greenville, N.C., should decrease when it becomes easier for trains to pass through those areas later this year, the Greenville Daily Reflector reports. Construction on a new connector railroad track near the intersection of 14th and Beatty streets should begin at the end of September, according to Greenville Public Works Director Wes Anderson.

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Rail service between the Blue Line's Western/Milwaukee and Washington stations temporarily will be suspended from 10 p.m. Friday, August 28 until 4 a.m. Monday, August 31 as work continues in the Dearborn subway to reduce slow zones. In addition, a single track ...

The Federal Transit Administration released $64.5 million in federal stimulus funds to Miami-Dade Transit for Metrorail and Metromover facility upgrades, the purchase of hybrid buses and other significant infrastructur ...
The Environmental Protection Agency has ordered BNSF to begin removing contaminated sediments in the upper reach of the Whitefish River by Sept. 25, the Whitefish Pilot reports. The order follows a finding that the company is responsible for the river contaminat ...
ConnectUs, Inc., said that it and its coalition of business, labor and environmental groups had sent letters of support and endorsement to U.S. Transportation Secretary LaHood in support of Florida's application seeking $30 million for the Preli ...
Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced that 13 grants totaling $189.8 million in Recovery Act funds will go to improve state and local transit systems in the United States while supporting the creation of jobs and providing much needed transportation opti ...

Members of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1555 voted to approve the four-year tentative agreement that their leaders and BART negotiators reached on August 16. 

New Jersey has applied for federal funding to replace the 100-year-old, two-track bridge that carries Northeast Corridor trains over the Hackensack River in the Meadowlands, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Nearly 500 Amtrak and NJ Transit trains now us ...

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and U.S. Senator Arlen Specter broke ground on a $9.3-million American Recovery and Reinvestment Act project to renovate the Elizabethtown, Pa., Amtrak station.

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