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Chicago-St. Louis HSR demos 110 mph speeds
The start of 110-mph rail service in Illinois was demonstrated between Dwight and Pontiac on the Chicago-St. Louis rail corridor on October 19.
Roberts Bank Corridor Combo Project underway
Construction of the Combo Project in Surrey, B.C., Canada, an investment along the Roberts Bank Rail Corridor (RBRC), is now under construction.
Washington UTC approves funds to improve safety at King County crossing
The state of Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission (UTC) has approved $20,000 from the Grade Crossing Protective Fund (GCPF) to pay for upgrades at a railroad-highway grade crossing in King…
FRA publishes NPRM for rail inspections
The Federal Railroad Administration published a Notice Of Proposed Rulemaking in the Federal Register Oct. 19, proposing to amend the Federal Track Safety Standards "to promote the safety of railroad…
CREATE Belmont Road grade separation completed
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn joined state and local officials and representatives of Metra and BNSF on October 17 to mark the completion of the Belmont Road grade separation project in…
Caltrans and partners restore former L.A. Union Station tracks, platforms
On October 17, California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), Amtrak, Metrolink and Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority celebrated the opening of three new Los Angeles Union Station tracks and a…
Schumer: Provisional funding secured to repair damaged NY rail lines
U.S. Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) said the Economic Development Administration (EDA) has provisionally committed to award $4,718,000 in federal disaster funding for the Chenango Industrial Development Agency (IDA) to move…
Valley Metro receives funding for Central Mesa Extension
The Federal Transit Administration awarded the city of Mesa, Ariz., $75 million for construction of a 3.1-mile light-rail extension connecting the city with Phoenix and Tempe.
NYCT FASTRACK begins on Seventh Avenue Line
Metropolitan Transit Authority New York City Transit is bringing FASTRACK back to the Seventh Avenue Line beginning Monday, October 15, when the 1, 2 and 3 Lines will be shut…
Regional districts asked to contribute to Vancouver Island Rail bridge rehab
The five regional district members of the Island Corridor Foundation are being asked to contribute CA $3.2 million (US $3.26 million) for the structural repairs to the 48 bridges between…
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