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WSDOT begins track, signal improvements at King Street Station
Construction began March 11 on track and signal improvements at the King Street Station in Seattle, Wash. The work is part of the $50.4-million King Street Station Track Improvements project…
SCVTA BART Silicon Valley Project Phase II receives key FTA approval
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has given Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (SCVTA) the green light to enter the six-mile Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Silicon Valley Phase II Extension…
BNSF plans $100M capital plan for Kansas
BNSF's 2016 capital expenditure program in Kansas will be about $100 million and focus on maintenance projects that help ensure BNSF continues to operate a safe and reliable network. The…
BNSF to replace 280k ties, 30 miles of rail in Illinois
BNSF's 2016 capital expenditure program in Illinois will be about $180 million, which will focus on maintenance projects and improvements to BNSF facilities. The railroad says this year's plan in…
More than 400 take to Capitol Hill for Railroad Day
The industry's annual single day blitz of congressional officials brought more than 400 industry representatives to Washington, D.C., on March 3.
LIRR third track project won’t need property acquisition
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says that his proposal to significantly expand the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) by adding a third track along the mainline will not require any…
British university to build prototype switch
Loughborough University has received funding from Britain's Railway Safety and Standards Board (RSSB) for a two-and-a-half-year project to build a full-size prototype of its Repoint track switch.
Maryland Transit Administration plans partial summer shutdown for track maintenance
The Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) will shut down Baltimore Metro Subway service from the Milford Mill to Mondawmin stations for 21 days – July 23 to August 12 – for…
BNSF’s California capital program to top $180 million
BNSF's 2016 capital expenditure program in California will be about $180 million, which will focus on maintenance projects that help ensure BNSF continues to operate a safe and reliable network.…
Harsco Rail awarded contracts for two maintenance machines
Harsco Rail has won two contracts for two separate projects on major transit railroads in the northeastern U.S. totaling approximately $10 million in projected revenues.
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