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MassDOT Board approves South Coast Rail project management contract
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Board of Directors has awarded a $210-million contract for the South Coast Rail Project to Vanasee Hangen Brustlin/HNTB Corporation, officially moving the project from…
Maryland Transit Administration performing emergency light-rail repairs
The Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) is launching an emergency project on June 20, 2014, to repair the light-rail tracks and prevent further erosion of land around the Cold Spring Station…
Alaska Railroad dealing with track washout
Alaska Railroad passenger train traffic southbound from Anchorage was interrupted June 17 due to high water damage to the track at Skookum Creek, located between Luebner Lake and Portage.
INRD kicks off bridge project; welcomes "new" ballast cars
The Indiana Rail Road (INRD) outlines a new bridge project that will get underway in July and details its new and rebuilt fleet of ballast cars in the latest edition…
Unitrac celebrates 25th anniversary
Unitrac Railroad Materials, Inc., is celebrating its 25th anniversary this month. Since the company's founding in 1989, Unitrac has offered railroad products, special trackwork and railroad services to customers nationwide.
Southton Rail Yard in Texas celebrates grand opening
Southton Rail Yard, a 300-acre dual rail-serve facility in San Antonio, Texas, designed for transloading energy-related products, celebrated its grand opening June 11.
House approves fiscal year 2015 THUD bill
The U.S. House of Representatives approved the fiscal year 2015 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) funding bill on a vote of 229-192. The legislation includes funding for the Department…
TSB finds inadequate drainage caused VIA Rail derailment on CN track
In its investigation report, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) determined that inadequate water drainage led to the collapse of an embankment, causing the derailment of a VIA Rail…
Ohio, California, New York grade crossings see work
The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) approved construction authorization directing Metro Regional Transit Authority (MRTA) to install mast-mounted flashing lights and roadway gates at the 12th Street NW grade…
Annual Report: Grade Crossing Surfaces 2014
Railroads look to suppliers for smooth grade-crossing surfaces to ensure safety for everyone and everything that passes over and on the tracks.
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