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Portion of Virginia, Maryland and D.C. federal funds withheld until SSOP for WMATA in place
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) will withhold five percent of federal funds to the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia until a new Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) State…
Short Line Safety Institute hopes small tips produce big safety gains
The Short Line Safety Institute (SLSI) launched a new safety initiative aimed at providing small railroads with seasonal safety tips.
High-speed rail, Peninsula electrification make California wish list for federal funds
The state of California put forth its initial list of priority infrastructure projects to the National Governor's Association for consideration by the federal government.
Clark Construction awarded contract to upgrade three CTA substations
The Chicago Transit Board has awarded a $42.9 million contract to Clark Construction Group to upgrade three substations that provide power to the Chicago Transit Authority’s (CTA) eight rail lines.…
CN plans CA$2.5 billion capital program in 2017
Canadian National has planned a CA$2.5 billion (US$1.9 billion) capital program in 2017, down CA$25 million (US$19 million) from 2016.
Broken axle caused events resulting in fiery Casselton accident
A broken axle has been cited as the probable cause of a series of events that resulted in two derailed trains and close to 476,000 gallons of crude oil being…
Biloxi eyes closing six crossings in order to build two
Biloxi, Miss., is considering the closure of six out of the city's 29 crossings to accommodate road extensions and is working with CSX to identify the best options.
Union Pacific board approves $3.1 billion 2017 capital program
The Board of Directors of Union Pacific approved its $3.1 billion capital program for 2017.
New York awards $25 million to rail, port projects
The state of New York awarded $25 million in grants to 19 rail and port projects through the Passenger and Freight Rail Assistance Program.
AAR estimates freight railroads will spend $22 billion on capital programs in 2017
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) estimates U.S. freight railroads will spend an estimated $22 billion in 2017 on capital programs.
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