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Construction on three sections of Port Mac rail project underway
Work has begun on $88 million in construction projects for three segments of the Port MacKenzie Rail Extension in Alaska. Contracts were recently awarded to three construction companies and up…
NYCT maintenance program planned for Upper East Side
Metropolitan Transit Authority New York City Transit is bringing FASTRACK to the Upper East Side of Manhattan on the 4, 5 and 6 lines, starting March 25.
Ballast maintenance for the best roadbed
For proper support and drainage along the railroads both big and small, a good ballast maintenance program is key.
Rail shows largest improvement in ASCE infrastructure report card
The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) released its "2013 Report Card for America's Infrastructure" on Tuesday, March 19. The report is an assessment of 16 infrastructure categories in the…
WMATA ramped up rebuilding effort in 2012
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority's (WMATA) massive rebuilding and modernization efforts accelerated in the fourth quarter of 2012, with $230 million invested in projects to make the system safer and…
NYCT FASTRACK comes to Queens
Metropolitan Transit Authority New York City Transit is bringing FASTRACK to Queens on the E, F, M and R Lines.
NJ Transit restores electric-powered train service out of Hoboken
Marking the end of post-Sandy interim rail schedules and reflecting improvements made possible by the restoration of a key power substation, New Jersey Transit's electric-powered trains will resume service to…
Amtrak’s Vermonter sees reduction in travel time due to improvements
Amtrak's Vermonter service will be running on a revised schedule beginning March 18, between St. Albans, Vt. and Washington, D.C., reducing overall travel time by up to 28 minutes.
Mom Chung and Big Alma to bore SFMTA Central Subway tunnels
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) revealed the names of two tunnel boring machines (TBMs) that will excavate and construct the Central Subway tunnels.
California Transportation Commission doles out $100 million to state rail projects
The California Transportation Commission allocated $333 million in new funds to 91 projects that it says will improve the state's transportation system and strengthen California's economic recovery.
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