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MBTA suspends weekend service on Fitchburg Line to perform track upgrades
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) plans to suspend weekend service on the Fitchburg Line from April 25 until November 22.
Arizona DOT gets federal OK on environmental assessment for grade separation
The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT), in partnership with the city of Maricopa, Union Pacific and the Federal Highway Administration, has received federal approval for the proposed bridge project on…
Uncertainty clouds key rail bills in Senate
Two bills of substantial importance to railroads—Staggers Rail Act revisions as part of reauthorization of the Surface Transportation Board (STB), and extension of the deadline to implement Positive Train Control…
Portland-Milwaukie light-rail construction finishing up
Oregon's TriMet said construction activities surrounding the Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Transit Project are now "substantially complete" with some intermittent work taking place this summer.
WSOR begins track rehab to restore service between Plymouth and Kohler
The Wisconsin & Southern Railroad (WSOR) broke ground March 24 to reconstruct nearly 11 miles of state-owned freight rail track between Plymouth and Kohler, Wis.
LIRR begins work to replace Colonial Road Bridge
The Long Island Rail Road's $45-million Colonial Road Improvement Project is now underway. The Colonial Road Bridge will close to vehicular traffic March 30 and contractors prepare to demolish the…
Low Level Road Project completion clears way for additional train capacity
The Low Level Road Project in North Vancouver, BC, Canada, is now complete.
CTDOT, Metro-North plan spring bridge and maintenance work on New Haven Line
The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) and Metro-North Railroad this spring will be making critical repairs on the Devon Bridge on the New Haven commuter rail line and doing maintenance…
Proposed TRAIN Act would reform environmental permitting process for rail projects
U.S. Sens. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va) introduced the Track, Railroad, and Infrastructure Network (TRAIN) Act, which the senators say will reform the environmental permitting process for rail…
AXION ties to be used in transit station and yard rehabilitation project
AXION International Holdings, Inc., received $1 million in orders for ECOTRAX® rail ties to be installed in a northeast-based transit line's rail yard and station.
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