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UP building second track in southeast Missouri
Union Pacific (UP) plans to strengthen Missouri's transportation infrastructure by investing $21 million to construct a more-than-nine-mile second mainline track in the Bell City area, in southeast Missouri.
Ballast maintenance for the best roadbed
For proper support and drainage along the railroads both big and small, a good ballast maintenance program is key.
Rail shows largest improvement in ASCE infrastructure report card
The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) released its "2013 Report Card for America's Infrastructure" on Tuesday, March 19. The report is an assessment of 16 infrastructure categories in the…
WMATA ramped up rebuilding effort in 2012
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority's (WMATA) massive rebuilding and modernization efforts accelerated in the fourth quarter of 2012, with $230 million invested in projects to make the system safer and…
Metro-North engineering recognized for Irene recovery
New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority's Metro-North Port Jervis Line Reconstruction Project has been selected for a 2013 Diamond Award in the transportation category from the American Council of Engineering Companies…
Amtrak’s Vermonter sees reduction in travel time due to improvements
Amtrak's Vermonter service will be running on a revised schedule beginning March 18, between St. Albans, Vt. and Washington, D.C., reducing overall travel time by up to 28 minutes.
St. Louis Metro completes UMSL South MetroLink Station Interlocking Project
St. Louis Metro completed its $10-million light-rail interlocking project near the UMSL South MetroLink Station, located at 7798 Natural Bridge Road in St. Louis County, Ms.
Atlanta Streetcar project installs first tracks
In Georgia, the Atlanta Streetcar project received its first delivery of track on Edgewood Avenue. Crews lowered seven sections of rail into the trackbed near the intersection of Bell Street…
California Transportation Commission doles out $100 million to state rail projects
The California Transportation Commission allocated $333 million in new funds to 91 projects that it says will improve the state's transportation system and strengthen California's economic recovery.
BioNitrogen Corporation begins preliminary work on railroad spur
BioNitrogen Corporation, a cleantech company that builds environmentally-friendly plants that convert biomass into urea fertilizer, has begun engineering design for construction on a railroad spur in Hardee County, Fla., where…
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