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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…
Valley Metro receives funding for Central Mesa Extension
The Federal Transit Administration awarded the city of Mesa, Ariz., $75 million for construction of a 3.1-mile light-rail extension connecting the city with Phoenix and Tempe.
Union Pacific to spend $8 million improving Illinois infrastructure
Union Pacific Railroad is enhancing Illinois' transportation infrastructure by investing nearly $8 million in the rail line that runs between Villa Grove and Findlay.
L.B. Foster rebrands Portec Rail Products as L.B. Foster Rail Technologies
L.B. Foster Company said that it is changing the names of several of its subsidiary companies acquired from Portec Rail Products, Inc., to L.B. Foster Rail Technologies
Union Pacific to improve Nebraska infrastructure
Union Pacific Railroad is enhancing Nebraska's transportation infrastructure by investing more than $29 million in the rail line that runs between Grand Island and Havens.
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