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UTU members ratify pacts on two terminal railroads
United Transportation Union Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers (UTU-SMART)-represented trainmen, engineers and yardmasters employed by Lake Terminal Railroad have ratified a new six-year agreement by a unanimous vote.
UP plans classification yard in Robertson County, Texas
Union Pacific says it will move forward with plans for a new rail yard in Robertson County, Texas, that will strengthen Texas as a national freight transportation hub, create jobs…
Hensel Phelps wins design and build contract
Hensel Phelps Construction Co. has been awarded the contract to design and build the rail yard and maintenance facility for Phase 2 of the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project (Silver Line).
UP wins Hay Award at AREMA conference
The American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA) presented the 2014 Dr. William W. Hay Award for Excellence to Union Pacific for its Santa Teresa Terminal project in New Mexico.
EDA grants fund rail projects in Arkansas, Oklahoma and Iowa
The Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding $4.3 million to upgrade critical infrastructure and fund rail projects in Arkansas, Oklahoma and Iowa. The grants are intended to support communities affected…
SEPTA, MTA receive federal funds for storm resiliency
Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) and the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) have been awarded nearly $2 billion in storm resiliency funding from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). All…
NJ Transit, PANYNJ receive $1.5 billion in federal funds for Sandy Resiliency work
A combined $1.5 billion in Sandy resiliency grants to repair and fortify New Jersey's transit system has been awarded to New Jersey Transit (NJ Transit) and the Port Authority of…
PANYNJ board approves Greenville Yard redevelopment
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) Board of Commissioners approved a major redevelopment of Greenville Yard that will include a new ExpressRail facility, the fourth of…
TIGER grant to help ARRC, city of Seward expand marine terminal
The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded $2.5 million in Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery funds to complete the master plan for expansion of the marine terminal in Seward, Alaska.…
Rail-related projects in eight states receive TIGER awards
Several rail-related projects across eight states will benefit from close to $90 million million in Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grants.
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