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The Transportation Department had hoped to award some of the $8 billion in grants for high-speed rail investment from February's $787 billion economic stimulus package this month, but officials have pushed the timetable back until winter due to the flood of applications. So far, 24 stat ...
Local leaders, as well as representatives of BNSF and UP dedicated the Central Railroad Corridor grade separation project, touted as one of the biggest engineering and time-saving projects in Wichita, Kan., history. The dedication took place on the elevated platform adjacent to the railroad tracks s ...
Saving energy and keeping the subway going in icy conditions have seen a stimulus injection of $2 million into the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, The Epoch Times reports. The cash injection is to go toward a wireless heating control system on the third rail that should re ...
The Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employes/IBT, Midwest System Federation membership finalized ratification of its Tentative Agreement with the Iowa Interstate Railroad by an overwhelming margin. The five-year contract provides for annual wage increases and a number of improvements ...
The Federal Transit Administration approved Honolulu's request for the city to begin preliminary engineering on a proposed $5.3 billion rail transit project. The 20-mile route would run from East Kapolei to Ala Moana Center. During the preliminary engineering phase, the city will create ...

Trains will operate more efficiently as a result of more than $26 million in track improvements made by Union Pacific to its line between Schuyler, Neb., and Duncan, Neb. When the project is complete, crews will have removed and replaced more than 77,000 concrete ties and 30 miles of rail, spread more than 100,000 tons of rock ballast and replaced the road surfaces at 17 crossings. The project began October 2 and is scheduled to be completed by mid November.

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MTA NYC Transit said that work on the Fulton Street Transit Center has entered the next phase with the start of construction work on the AC mezzanine at Broadway-Nassau and the new ADA accessible station entrance at William and Fulton Streets.

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Local, state and Vermont Railway officials are exploring the concept of installing a concrete tunnel beneath the railroad bridges at Merchants Row and Main Street in downtown Middlebury, according to the Addison Independent. This new tunnel, officials believe, could provide a perfect fix for the two ailing bridges while allowing enough vertical clearance to accommodate double-stack freight cars that railway officials need to run from Whitehall, N.Y., to Burlington.

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Plans for the long-awaited Circle Line, which would link CTA and Metra rail lines in Chicago's growing central area, are a step closer to being realized after the Chicago Transit Authority completed its analysis of options for the project, the Chicago Tribune reports.

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Building on the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey's goals of providing a more customer-friendly experience for the millions of people and businesses who use its transportation facilities, the agency launched a new Website that marries technology and transparency to provide customers with more custom-service tools and information than ever before.

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