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Extenders bill passes out of Senate Finance Committee, includes 45G for shortlines
The Senate Finance Committee passed legislation, Expiring Provisions Improvement Reform and Efficiency (EXPIRE) Act, on April 3 renewing a set of provisions known as "tax extenders."
Shallow LRT tunnels, LRT over channel on bridge recommended for Southwest LRT project
According to the Metropolitan Council, the Southwest Light Rail Transit staff in Minneapolis, Minn., has recommended building shallow tunnels for light- rail tracks and a bridge over a channel between…
CTC allocates funds for ACE grade separation project
The California Transportation Commission (CTC) allocated $334 million in funding to 53 projects, including $48 million to the Alameda Corridor East - Construction Authority (ACE) Puente Avenue Grade Separation Project.
Study puts price of New Orleans to Baton Rouge passenger train at $262 million
A study by HNTB Corp. indicates that a passenger train linking New Orleans and Baton Rouge, La., on existing freight tracks, with stops in between, could begin two daily trips,…
CREATE keeps Chicago rail moving
In it's 11th year, the CREATE program continues its capacity and safety enhancements to secure Chicago's place in a strong national rail network.
OTCA opens first grade separation project in OC Bridges program
Orange County Transportation Authority (OTCA) has opened the first grade separation project of seven in its OC Bridges program and has opened Placentia Avenue to traffic where BNSF now crosses…
Fort Worth & Western awards construction management contract for bridge project
Atkins has been awarded a construction management services contract by the Fort Worth & Western Railroad (FWWR) for a bridge and retaining wall construction project adjacent to FWWR's operational facilities…
Railway Age names 2014 Short Line, 2014 Regional Railroad of the Year
Railway Age magazine has named Coos Bay Rail Link the 2014 Short Line Railroad of the Year, and Arkansas & Missouri Railroad Co. its 2014 Regional Railroad of the Year.…
AAR: Freight railroads to spend $26 billion on infrastructure in 2014
According to an estimate released by the Association of American Railroads (AAR), the nation's freight railroads project they will spend approximately $26 billion to build, maintain and upgrade their nationwide…
APTA asks Congress to authorize $100-billion federal transit program
The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) has released its recommendations for authorization of the transportation bill that is set to expire at the end of September 2014.
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