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K-State study to look at freeze/thaw of concrete ties in HSR applications
A Kansas State University-led research project is helping high-speed rail systems handle the stress of freezing and thawing weather conditions.
Jacobs/CH2M HILL JV awarded additional contract from Sound Transit
Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. and CH2M HILL, in a joint venture, received a seven-year, $75.5 million contract from Sound Transit of Seattle, Wash. for the Northgate Link Extension Project.
"Early works" contract for British Columbia's Evergreen Line awarded
Another early works construction contract for the Evergreen Line in British Columbia, Canada, has been awarded to Surrey, B.C.-based Hans Demolition and Excavating.
BART Warm Springs Extension tunnel construction complete
More than 400 local residents, elected officials and regional transportation leaders toured the recently completed underground subway portion of San Francisco's Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Warm Springs extension project…
CTC grants funds to three California rail projects
The California Transportation Commission has allocated approximately $102.7 million to three rail projects that will provide better transit, increase intermodal opportunities and reduce highway congestion.
Axion begins ECOTRAX trials in Asia
Axion International has begun trials of its ECOTRAX composite railroad ties in Southeast Asia.
Chicago-St. Louis HSR demos 110 mph speeds
The start of 110-mph rail service in Illinois was demonstrated between Dwight and Pontiac on the Chicago-St. Louis rail corridor on October 19.
FRA publishes NPRM for rail inspections
The Federal Railroad Administration published a Notice Of Proposed Rulemaking in the Federal Register Oct. 19, proposing to amend the Federal Track Safety Standards "to promote the safety of railroad…
Schumer: Provisional funding secured to repair damaged NY rail lines
U.S. Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) said the Economic Development Administration (EDA) has provisionally committed to award $4,718,000 in federal disaster funding for the Chenango Industrial Development Agency (IDA) to move…
FTA provides LYNX Blue Line with $580 million
The Federal Transit Administration has agreed to provide Charlotte, N.C., with $580 million to extend the LYNX Blue Line light-rail system from downtown Charlotte to the city's University of North…
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