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The Fort Worth Transportation Authority has agreed to pay up to $1.5 million toward construction of a Union Pacific bridge over the Fort Worth & Western Railroad to ensure that the structure is long eno ...

After allegedly failing to follow environmental regulations for a construction site in Ayer, Mass., Pan Am Railways was found to be in compliance at a Suffolk Superior Court hearing, the Worcester Telegram reports.

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BART conducted an unannounced earthquake drill at 10:15 a.m. Oct. 16 in conjunction with a statewide exercise called the Great California ShakeOut. For BART, the Great California ShakeOut meant the Operations Control Center ordered trains to stop and hold position. Once trains were stopped, an announcement was made to inform passengers of the drill and then trains continued to their destinations. BART System Safety staff observed and evaluated the earthquake response in the OCC and will compare notes with OCC managers.

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The South Shore railroad is alerting passengers to the last in a series of planned temporary weekend construction outages. The fifth and final 2009 weekend outages is scheduled for October 31-November 2. South Shore trains will not operate in either direction between South Bend and Gary Metro Center beginning 2:30 a.m. October 31 thru 3:00 a.m. November 2.

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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 in Burlingame, Menlo Park and Atherton. Throughout the project area, at least one lane of the impacted street will remain open. Flagmen will direct traffic and pedestrians around the construction.

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Colo Railroad Builders has completed its Baton Rouge yard construction project for WATCO Companies. The yard contains more than 103,000 feet of track and 90 switches.  The yard serves Exxon Chemical and will allow in-transit storage and efficient switching of thousands of cars each year. ...
Construction on a new train station in Pennsauken to connect two of South Jersey's primary passenger rail lines, the Philadelphia-Atlantic City line and the River Line between Camden and Trenton, is set to begin on Monday, October 19. The $40 million Pennsauken Transit Center is locate ...
The Association of American Railroads reported that while U.S. rail intermodal traffic in September was down 14.6 percent (to 993,235 units) compared with the same month last year, average weekly intermodal units in September 2009 were the highest since November 2008. In the monthly Rail Time Ind ...
Edward W. Rodzwicz, president of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen, was arrested at his Ohio home on a federal complaint charging him with bribery. Rodzwicz is accused of soliciting and accepting $20,000 in bribes from a St. Louis lawyer, who in exchange would remain on a list of ...
BNSF's Memphis Intermodal Facility is set to completely open next month and the railroad is putting the final touches on the multiyear, multimillion-dollar renovation. Planning for what would be a $200 million renovation began in 2002, BNSF began buying additional land in 2004 for the ...
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