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Wisconsin Oks loans to freight rail projects
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) approved four state awards totaling $7,605,081 to improve freight rail infrastructure and support economic growth. The funds will be administered through its Freight Railroad…
NCDOT awards contract for railbed construction
The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) awarded a $24.9-million contract to Crowder Construction Co. to construct railroad roadbed along a 12-mile segment of the North Carolina Railroad/Norfolk Southern corridor.…
UP Iowa to Missouri line undergoing track improvements
Union Pacific will strengthen Iowa's and Missouri's transportation infrastructure by investing $10.5 million in the rail line between Allerton, Iowa, and Lock Springs, Mo.
CSX acquires Eastern Associated Terminal in Tampa
CSX purchased the Eastern Associated Terminal in Tampa, Fla., from the Ingram Barge Company. The phosphate export facility is adjacent to CSX's Rockport terminal on Tampa Bay and the combined…
UP invests $8 million into Iowa’s transportation infrastructure
Union Pacific will strengthen Iowa's transportation infrastructure by investing nearly $8 million in the rail line between Mason City and near Iowa Falls. The project, funded entirely by Union Pacific,…
California Transportation Commission allocates close to $60 million to three rail-related projects
The California Transportation Commission assigned $59.25 million to two grade separation projects and a rail connector project.
UP's Kansas line to see $20 million in trackwork
Union Pacific will strengthen Kansas' transportation infrastructure by investing $20 million in the rail line between near Paola and Coffeyville. The project, funded entirely by Union Pacific, began in late…
The railroads' ideal M/W machine
Every railroad has a different ideal when it comes to machinery, but safety, reliability and ease of use are common factors found on every wish list.
FRA issues emergency order to prevent unintended hazardous materials train movement
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) late last week issued an Emergency Order and Safety Advisory to help prevent trains operating on mainline tracks or sidings from moving unintentionally. The order…
FAMES Committee finds spike in fatal accidents following lunch
The Fatality Analysis of Maintenance-of-Way Employees and Signalmen (FAMES) Committee issued three recommendations following a report finding a spike in roadway worker fatalities in the hour following the traditional noon…
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