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M-1 Rail begins welding track; receives TIGER grant
The M-1 Rail streetcar project in Detroit, Mich., has set up an assembly line near Cass Avenue to weld steel rail into about forty 560-foot-long strings of continuously welded rail…
Harsco partners with MRail to market vertical track deflection measurement technology
Harsco Rail signed an agreement providing the company with exclusive worldwide sales and marketing of MRail's vertical track deflection measurement technology.
Union Pacific plans rail replacement project near Chicago
Union Pacific will begin a major rail replacement project September 15 on its West Line, which serves freight and Metra passenger trains in Illinois.
Overpass opening marks completion of Roberts Bank Rail Corridor improvements
The official opening of the Mufford Crescent overpass marks the official completion of all nine Roberts Bank Rail Corridor (RBRC) infrastructure improvement projects in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia,…
NYCT reopens Greenpoint Tube following five-week closure for repairs
Metropolitan Transportation Authority New York City Transit (NYCT) G Line service was restored on September 2 after a five-week suspension between Court Square and Nassau Avenue for maintenance crews to…
Chicago-St. Louis HSR receives a $102-million investment
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn's Illinois Jobs Now! capital program will make a $102-million investment to improve system performance and reliability on a key segment of the Chicago-to-St. Louis high-speed rail…
UP invests $20 million in Kansas’ infrastructure; begins double track project in Texas
Union Pacific will strengthen Kansas' transportation infrastructure by investing $20 million in the rail line between Topeka and Kansas City, Kan. The project, funded entirely by Union Pacific, began June…
Oklahoma plans $100-million grade crossing safety initiative
The Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) and Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin are implementing a new initiative to fast-track hundreds of projects to improve more than 300 rail crossings statewide and…
Met Council receives federal OK to begin design of Blue Line extension
The Metropolitan Council received federal approval to begin designing the METRO Blue Line Extension northwest of Minneapolis, Minn., the region's fourth light-rail transit project. Future approvals needed include approval to…
Massachusetts to purchase rail line for Knowledge Corridor project
The commonwealth of Massachusetts plans to purchase the Knowledge Corridor rail line between East Northfield and Springfield from Pan Am Southern, a joint venture of Pan Am and Norfolk Southern.
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