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North Dakota rail line to benefit from TIGER III money
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has obligated $10 million to rebuild a rail line near Devils Lake, N.D.
CTA preps Green Line with station, track improvements
The southern part of the Chicago Transit Authority's (CTA) Green Line will see $20 million in station and track improvements to prepare the line for increased traffic during CTA's upcoming…
GCRTA to begin S-curve project
The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA) in Ohio will begin its nearly $7-million restoration and improvement of the S-curve on the Red Line rail track on April 21, with…
Port of Long Beach begins construction on rail expansion project
Construction has begun on the Green Port Gateway, a major port-to-rail infrastructure expansion project in California that will help reduce congestion near the Port of Long Beach by shifting more…
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.
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