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Caltrain releases RFQ for electrification portion of modernization program
The Caltrain Modernization Program in southern California released the Request for Qualification (RFQ) for the electrification contract portion of the project that will reinvent Caltrain.
UP adds to its 2014 capital spending program
Union Pacific's Board of Directors approved an additional $150 million in capital expenditures, bringing the railroad's total 2014 capital spending plan to $4.1 billion.
TIGER grant applications request 15 times more than available funding
The application period for the sixth round of the U.S. Department of Transportation's (USDOT) Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grants recently ended. Once again, USDOT says the request for…
Metro-North continues power upgrades on New Haven Line
An ongoing power upgrade for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's Metro-North Railroad New Haven Line has achieved a major milestone with the installation of a second new transformer at Mount Vernon,…
Construction begins on Metra Lombard station improvements
Chicago's Metra, Union Pacific, the Village of Lombard, Ill., and DuPage County officials broke ground May 14 on more than $9.7-million in improvements at the Lombard Station along the UP…
Second LYNX Blue Line contract awarded to Balfour Beatty
Balfour Beatty Infrastructure, Inc. (BBII), was chosen by the city of Charlotte to build the track and systems components of the new Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) LYNX Blue Line…
San Bruno grade separation project completed
Caltrain completed the $155-million San Bruno grade separation project, which it says has improved rail safety for the city and for the commuter railroad by elevating the train tracks over…
Connecticut, New York congressional delegation introduces rail safety legislation
Three of Connecticut's representatives to Congress, Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), Jim Himes (D-CT) and Elizabeth Esty (D-CT) and Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY) unveiled the Rail Safety Enforcement Act, comprehensive legislation…
Ouch: House Appropriations Committee cuts transportation FY 2015 budget by nearly $730 million
The House Appropriations Committee released its Fiscal Year 2015 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development funding bill. The committee proposal allocates $17.1 billion for the Department of Transportation, $727 million below…
FASTRACK returns to Brooklyn
Beginning May 5, Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) New York City Transit's (NYCT) FASTRACK program will return to the A and C lines in Brooklyn.
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