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FAMES Committee finds spike in fatal accidents following lunch
The Fatality Analysis of Maintenance-of-Way Employees and Signalmen (FAMES) Committee issued three recommendations following a report finding a spike in roadway worker fatalities in the hour following the traditional noon…
Tower 55 construction contract awarded
Atkins secured a construction management contract for a Union Pacific at-grade railroad crossing in Fort Worth, Texas and also won a contract to provide government compliance and federal reporting services…
Illinois HSR trackwork moves on to Bloomington-Normal area
The Illinois Department of Transportation and Union Pacific are performing another phase of upgrades to Illinois' high-speed route from Chicago-St. Louis for future 110-mph operation of Amtrak Lincoln Service trains.
Mexico plans million-dollar infrastructure program
Mexico President Enrique Peña Nieto said Monday that his administration plans to invest Mex$4 billion (US$318 million) in infrastructure projects over the next five years.
UP strengthens transportation infrastructure in Illinois, Iowa
Union Pacific will strengthen transportation infrastructure in Illinois and Iowa by investing nearly $27 million in the rail line between Manlius and Edelstein, Ill., and the rail line between Boone…
NS completes annual maintenance blitz
Norfolk Southern has completed $22.6 million worth of track, bridge and signal improvements along its major coal line through Pennsylvania's Monongahela Valley.
East Side Access trackwork to speed LIRR and Amtrak trains
For 30 days this summer, crews working on the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority's East Side Access megaproject will build heavy concrete slabs that will serve as the ceiling of…
First track installed along Denver's East Rail Line
The Denver Regional Transportation District's (RTD) contractor for the East Rail Line, Denver Transit Partners (DTP), installed the first track toward Denver International Airport (DIA) along Peña Boulevard on July…
NYCT brings FASTRACK back to the Grand Concourse
Metropolitan Transit Authority New York City Transit brought FASTRACK back to the Bronx on the Concourse D Line July 15. D train service will be suspended in both directions between…
Diamonds, frogs, turnouts and other special trackwork
Researchers and manufacturers use materials and know-how to help railroads complete special trackwork projects.
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