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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.
Lack of funds kills Oregon's Columbia River Crossing project
Oregon's Columbia River Crossing project will shut down completely by May 31, 2014, after the Oregon Legislature adjourned without reinstating construction funds for the CRC I-5 Bridge Replacement project March…
Construction begins on Evergreen Line tunnel
Construction has started on the Evergreen Line tunnel in Vancouver, BC, Canada, with the use of tunnel boring machine named "Alice," after Alice Wilson, Canada's first female geologist.
Amtrak outlines 2014 infrastructure schedule
Amtrak plans to move forward on key improvement projects in 2014, including continued installation of positive train control (PTC), the start of major construction to upgrade Northeast Corridor high-speed rail…
Valley View grade separation underpass scheduled to open in April
An underpass that is an integral element of the Valley View Avenue Grade Separation Project in California is scheduled to open in April with the full project slated for completion…
TriMet Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail bridge now connected to land
TriMet's Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Transit Bridge over the Willamette River is now connected to land in the South Waterfront area, making the overall 7.3-mile transit project 70 percent complete.
President Obama outlines $302-billion, four-year surface transportation reauthorization effort
President Obama proposed a $302-billion, four-year surface transportation reauthorization effort while visiting the historic Union Depot train station in Saint Paul, Minn.
Five teams qualified to bid on next segment of California HSR project
The California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) received five qualified bids for the next 60-mile phase of high-speed rail construction from Fresno to the Tulare-Kern County line near Bakersfield, which will…
First section of rail laid near Salisbury for Piedmont Improvement Program
The N.C. Department of Transportation's (NCDOT) Piedmont Improvement Program (PIP), a $520-million American Recovery and Reinvestment Act project to improve the North Carolina Railroad Company (NCRR) corridor between Raleigh and…
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