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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 ...
A coalition of states is seeking $300 million in federal stimulus funds to improve rail lines and terminals in an effort to reduce truck traffic on congested Interstate 81, The Associated Press reports. Transportation Secretary Pierce Homer told a conference dealing with the I-81 corrid ...
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 ...
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