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Metra Board approves 2016 budget
In Chicago, the Metra Board of Directors approved a $945.5-million budget that provides for $759.8 million in operating costs and $185.7 million to fund capital improvements in 2016.
Siskiyou rail project restores service after seven-year hiatus
Major repairs to restore the Siskiyou Rail Line in southern Oregon have been completed and stakeholders held a ceremony, Nov. 10, marking the return of freight service, which was halted…
Gradall, Kinshofer enter agreement to expand equipment versatility
Gradall Industries, Inc., has entered into a business agreement with Kinshofer Crane and Excavator Attachments to make new options available for railways, municipal transit systems and others who purchase Gradall…
FRA releases DEIS for NEC investment
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) released a Tier 1 Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for NEC FUTURE, FRA's long-term investment framework for the Northeast Corridor (NEC) between Washington, D.C., and…
Greenfield rail line improvements underway
The Greenfield Rail Line Improvement Project commenced in June 2015 with the contractor, Balfour Beatty Infrastructure, working to improve the bridges, crossings, rail and signals along 29.5 miles of railroad…
KCS to invest $6.5 million in Louisiana rail and bridge projects
Kansas City Southern (KCS) will invest approximately $6.5 million in 2015 on rail and bridge improvement projects on its Vicksburg Subdivision in Louisiana, helping to grow capacity, as well as…
Crosstown LRT contract awarded
Crosslinx Transit Solutions has signed a $9.1-billion contract to complete the Metrolinx Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit (Crosstown LRT) project, delivering the LRT by 2021.
Rep. Jordan tours Fritz-Rumer Cooke Co. project
U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH-04) joined National Railroad Construction & Maintenance Association (NRC) member Fritz-Rumer Cooke Co., Inc., for a tour of its track project at Heritage Cooperative on October…
CTA returns Yellow Line to service
Chicago Transit Authority's Yellow Line to Skokie, Ill., has been restored following an embankment collapse in May from construction on Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD) property.
MTA Board approves five-year capital plan
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Board approved its 2015-19 Capital Program, at its October meeting.
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