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LACMTA awards Regional Connector and Union Station rail improvement contracts
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) Board of Directors approved a $927.2-million contract to Regional Connector Constructors, a joint venture between Skanska USA Civil West California District, Inc.,…
Metra plans grade-crossing work on Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago's Metra will perform grade-crossing work on Milwaukee Avenue where it intersects with its Milwaukee North Line in Libertyville, Ill., from May 2-7.
Secretary Foxx visits Birmingham intermodal transit facility, Atlanta Beltline to promote transportation investment
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx recently visited construction of the future site of the Birmingham Intermodal Facility as part his "Invest in America, Commit to the Future" bus tour, calling…
Charlotte authorizes $250 million for two LYNX Blue Line projects
Charlotte City Council has authorized $249.8 million for construction of LYNX Blue Line Extension (BLE) and Blue Line Capacity projects.
CTA plans to rebuild northern section of Red Line and parallel Purple Line
Chicago Transit Authority revealed the next step in its continued effort to modernize the Red Line. The first phase of the Red and Purple Modernization (RPM) program, which will completely…
MTA awards two East Side Access contracts
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has awarded two contracts for the East Side Access project, the transportation megaproject that is connecting Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) customers to Grand Central…
Massachusetts awards grants for freight projects
Massachusetts awarded seven grants totaling $2.5 million for industrial rail projects as part of the 2014 Industrial Rail Access Program (IRAP), which is being matched by more than $1.9 million…
The real zeal behind railroad maintenance
While Reading & Northern may be smaller in size to other railroads, its employees are never short on enthusiasm, dedication and passion when it comes to maintaining its assets.
LIRR begins Long Beach Branch restoration project
The Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) is starting a $120-million construction program designed to protect the LIRR's Long Beach Branch from the kind of devastating damage caused by Superstorm Sandy…
INRD funds upcycling research looking at turning ties into biofuel
Through a grant from the Indiana Rail Road (INRD), the Coalition for Sustainable Rail (CSR) is initiating research on conversion of used railroad ties into an advanced biofuel, which is…
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