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JLP/STV joint venture awarded $10-million Metrolink contract
J.L. Patterson & Associates, Inc. (JLP) and STV, Inc., received a contract worth up to $10 million from the Southern California Regional Rail Authority (SCRRA) to provide on-call professional engineering…
Construction on Detroit's M-1 Rail to begin in July
Detroit City Council gave unanimous approval of construction and operating agreements, putting construction of the M-1 Rail 3.3-mile streetcar project in motion this July.
Federal funds to aid projects in Oklahoma; Port of San Francisco
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has awarded a $1.8-million Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant to rehabilitate 12 miles of track on the state-owned rail line located between Erick…
Virginia transportation board approves six-year improvement program
Virginia's Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) approved a $13.1 billion, six-year improvement program, which allocates $3.2 billion for rail and public transportation projects.
Union Pacific performing $11 million track renewal project in Wisconsin
Union Pacific will strengthen Wisconsin's transportation infrastructure by investing $11 million in the rail line between Rusk and near Eau Claire and between Black River Falls and Wyeville, Wis. The…
MassDOT Board approves South Coast Rail project management contract
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Board of Directors has awarded a $210-million contract for the South Coast Rail Project to Vanasee Hangen Brustlin/HNTB Corporation, officially moving the project from…
Maryland Transit Administration performing emergency light-rail repairs
The Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) is launching an emergency project on June 20, 2014, to repair the light-rail tracks and prevent further erosion of land around the Cold Spring Station…
Southton Rail Yard in Texas celebrates grand opening
Southton Rail Yard, a 300-acre dual rail-serve facility in San Antonio, Texas, designed for transloading energy-related products, celebrated its grand opening June 11.
Ohio, California, New York grade crossings see work
The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) approved construction authorization directing Metro Regional Transit Authority (MRTA) to install mast-mounted flashing lights and roadway gates at the 12th Street NW grade…
Grinding out the ideal rail profile
The role grinding practices hold in rail profile management calls for special care with one of the railroads' most expensive assets.
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