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MTA awards two East Side Access contracts
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has awarded two contracts for the East Side Access project, the transportation megaproject that is connecting Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) customers to Grand Central…
Massachusetts awards grants for freight projects
Massachusetts awarded seven grants totaling $2.5 million for industrial rail projects as part of the 2014 Industrial Rail Access Program (IRAP), which is being matched by more than $1.9 million…
The real zeal behind railroad maintenance
While Reading & Northern may be smaller in size to other railroads, its employees are never short on enthusiasm, dedication and passion when it comes to maintaining its assets.
LIRR begins Long Beach Branch restoration project
The Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) is starting a $120-million construction program designed to protect the LIRR's Long Beach Branch from the kind of devastating damage caused by Superstorm Sandy…
INRD funds upcycling research looking at turning ties into biofuel
Through a grant from the Indiana Rail Road (INRD), the Coalition for Sustainable Rail (CSR) is initiating research on conversion of used railroad ties into an advanced biofuel, which is…
Koppers to acquire Osmose wood preservation and railroad services businesses
Koppers Inc. has signed an agreement to acquire the Wood Preservation and Railroad Services businesses of Osmose Holdings, Inc.
Illinois to fund restoration of Chicago to Rockford Amtrak service
The state of Illinois will make a $223-million state capital investment that will create hundreds of jobs and restart Amtrak service between Rockford and Chicago beginning in 2015.
CTA readies for station renovation and Orange Line trackwork
The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) next week will begin major work on the rehabilitation of the Harrison Red Line station and the Orange Line's 18th Street Connector, as part of…
Southwest light-rail shallow tunnel plan approved by Metropolitan Council
The Metropolitan Council voted 14-2 on April 9 to approve the Southwest LRT (METRO Green Line Extension) Project, the Minneapolis area's third light-rail transit line.
BNSF, Metra to begin tie and surface project along Illinois line
A major tie replacement and track resurfacing project will get underway during the last two weeks of April on Metra's BNSF Line to Aurora, Ill. Metra said the project is…
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