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Massachusetts to purchase rail line for Knowledge Corridor project
The commonwealth of Massachusetts plans to purchase the Knowledge Corridor rail line between East Northfield and Springfield from Pan Am Southern, a joint venture of Pan Am and Norfolk Southern.
LACMTA prepares for Blue Line station and track overhaul
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) will begin work on a major upgrade and modernization of the Blue Line in downtown Long Beach September 20.
Next phase of LIRR’s Massapequa Station improvements scheduled
Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Long Island Rail Road's (LIRR) $40-million improvement project at Massapequa Station will enter its next phase August 25 with work shifting to the station's east end.
Track rehabilitation results in higher speeds along KCS' Gulfport to Hattiesburg Line
Effective September 1, Kansas City Southern will increase train speed on portions of its line from Gulfport to Hattiesburg, Miss., from 25 miles per hour to 49 miles per hour.
Illinois grade separation in Lynwood breaks ground
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn joined local and state officials August 19 to break ground on a $29.6-million grade separation project in Lynwood, Ill., which will improve traffic flow and safety…
DART begins Orange Line service to DFW
Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) and Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) officially launched light-rail passenger service August 18, connecting downtown Dallas to DFW Airport with the arrival of DART Orange…
Pennsylvania updates 12-year transport plan; awards funds to 39 freight projects
The Pennsylvania State Transportation Commission (STC), building on the Act 89 transportation plan, has updated Pennsylvania's 12-Year Transportation Program with a $22-billion boost in much needed transportation improvements.
Agreement reached for Northcoast Railroad TIGER grant
The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) and New Hampshire reached an agreement concerning a $1.4-million Transportation Investment Generating Economy Recovery (TIGER) 2013 grant for the New Hampshire Northcoast Rail Improvement…
CTA awards contract for Brown and Purple Line trackwork
The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) launched the second phase of a major $71.2-million Brown and Purple Line renovation project with a $40.3-million contract award to Kiewit Infrastructure Co., which will…
CTA considering two Red Line extension options
The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) has narrowed down the proposed Red Line Extension (RLE) Project to two preliminary options.
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