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AAR: Freight railroads to spend $26 billion on infrastructure in 2014
According to an estimate released by the Association of American Railroads (AAR), the nation's freight railroads project they will spend approximately $26 billion to build, maintain and upgrade their nationwide…
APTA asks Congress to authorize $100-billion federal transit program
The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) has released its recommendations for authorization of the transportation bill that is set to expire at the end of September 2014.
BNSF plans $250 million in capacity enhancements in North Dakota
BNSF has committed to making $250 million in investments for rail transportation improvements in North Dakota.
Amtrak outlines 2014 infrastructure schedule
Amtrak plans to move forward on key improvement projects in 2014, including continued installation of positive train control (PTC), the start of major construction to upgrade Northeast Corridor high-speed rail…
Maryland Transit Administration to close three LRT stations for crossing improvement project
The Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) is launching a track crossing improvement project at Union Avenue and Clipper Mill Road March 14 that will temporarily close three light-rail stations at Mt.…
UP to begin Nebraska crossing project
Union Pacific will begin a$1-million track improvement project in Nebraska March 10 and will start at the Webb Road crossing and progress eastward through Grand Island. The work is anticipated…
Sound Transit to study alignment for potential Tacoma Link expansion
Sound Transit has identified an alignment along Stadium Way and Martin Luther King, Jr. Way to the Hilltop District for the planned expansion of Tacoma Link light-rail service.
CTA to begin Blue Line improvement program in March
Starting in March, the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) will begin the first project for the Your New Blue improvement program for the Blue Line O'Hare branch, a $492-million program to…
Construction begins on Perris Valley Metrolink Extension
Construction has begun on the $248.3-million, 24-mile-long Perris Valley Metrolink Extension in Southern California, which will extend the current Metrolink 91 Line to new stations in North Riverside, Moreno Valley/March…
Sen. Schumer continues to push for 45G tax credit
U.S. Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) continued the effort to restore and extend the Short Line Railroad Rehabilitation and Investment Act through 2016.
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