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Amtrak begins second phase of Michigan track improvements
The second of three Michigan track improvement phases for the 2013 construction season begins between Jackson and Battle Creek on September 30 as part of the Accelerated Rail Program being…
Construction begins on casing for Hudson Yards rail project
A critical first step was taken towards preserving a right-of-way for new rail tunnels under the Hudson River designed to withstand future flooding with the start of construction of an…
Raleigh receives additional TIGER funds for Union Station complex
The city of Raleigh, N.C., has received a $5.5 million increase to a previously received grant for the first phase of construction of the Raleigh Union Station complex.
FRA issues FONSI for NLX rail project
The Northern Lights Express (NLX), a proposed intercity passenger service between Minneapolis and Duluth, Minn., may proceed to preliminary engineering after the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) issued a Finding of…
TIGER V grants $474 million to 52 projects in 37 states
Fifty-two transportation projects in 37 states will receive a total of approximately $474 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation's (USDOT) Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant program. Among…
Maryland to invest nearly $1.5 billion in transportation for Baltimore Metropolitan Region
Maryland plans to invest nearly $1.5 billion in transportation investments for the Baltimore Metropolitan Region that will support more than 13,000 jobs, reduce traffic congestion and revitalize communities.
Michigan begins track improvements as part of Accelerated Rail Program
The first of three Michigan track improvement phases for the 2013 construction season will begin on September 9.
Illinois high-speed rail corridor work continues
The Illinois Department of Transportation and Union Pacific are performing the second of three phases of 2013 upgrades to Illinois' Chicago-St. Louis high-speed route, for future 110 mph operation of…
TSB: Misaligned switch led to inadvertent diversion of VIA Rail passenger train
The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) released its investigation report into an occurrence where a VIA Rail Canada passenger train was unexpectedly diverted into a siding at Hegadorn, while…
USDOT proposed rule would expand Surface Transportation Project Delivery program
The U.S. Department of Transportation issued a rule proposal that would give states an opportunity to manage the federally required environmental review process for highway, rail and transit projects.
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