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Proposed budget for FTA CIG program includes funding for 25 rail projects
President Obama's Fiscal Year 2017 budget includes $3.5 billion to advance the construction or completion of 31 transportation projects in18 states, of which 25 are rail specific. The Federal Transit…
MTA to issue Green Bonds to help pay for infrastructure renewal
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) will offer its first-ever Green Bonds to the public in a two-day order period starting February 17.
NRC names Rick Ebersold to the board
National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association (NRC) has appointed Rick Ebersold, president of Herzog Services, Inc., to fill a temporarily open seat on the NRC Board of Directors. The NRC…
Canada helps fund GO Transit, SkyTrain station upgrades
Canada is helping to pay for improvements at two passenger stations in Ontario and British Columbia.
Automated People Mover is cornerstone to LAX upgrade
An Automated People Mover (APM) is a major part of the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) upgrade project, which is part of the larger Landside Access Modernization Program (LAMP).
Union Pacific crossing accidents down three percent in 2015
Union Pacific reports that in 2015 it reduced railroad-crossing accidents by three percent with a 2.28, which is the total number of Federal Railroad Administration reportable grade crossing accidents per…
MTA adopts community outreach plan for Canarsie Tube rebuild
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has developed a plan to engage in detailed community consultation on how to proceed with necessary repairs for the Canarsie Tubes, which carry the L…
Rep. Goodlatte tours Progress Rail’s Roanoke facility
On February 5, U.S. Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA-06) joined National Railroad Construction & Maintenance Association member company Progress Rail Services for a tour of its locomotive and rail car services…
NYC mayor unveils Brooklyn to Queens streetcar proposal
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says explosive housing and job growth occurring along the Brooklyn Queens waterfront are placing ever-increasing demands on the area's roads and public transit.…
UP Board approves $3.75 billion 2016 capital plan
The Union Pacific Board of Directors approved the company's 2016 capital plan of approximately $3.75 billion, down about $550 million versus 2015. The plan includes $375 million to further implement…
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