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Simplified Green Line Extension plan approved by MassDOT, MBTA FMCB
The planned Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) Green Line Extension (GLX) has been approved to proceed in a simplified version following months of project re-evaluation.
FRA makes $25 million available for rail infrastructure safety upgrades
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) is now accepting applications from local governments, states and railroads for $25 million in competitive grants to increase rail safety. Applications are due by June…
THUD allocates $56.5 billion to fund transportation
The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development passed $56.5 billion legislation to fund its programs for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017, including several allocations for rail.
Lower traffic, bid to drive efficiencies prompt NS to reduce Knoxville operations
Norfolk Southern will reduce train operations at its Knoxville, Tenn., rail yard, effective May 1, which is in response to lower traffic volumes and is consistent with the company's ongoing…
NYCT installs composite ties as part of Staten Island project
As Earth Day approaches and as part of recommendations from a blue-ribbon commission tasked with reducing the impact of public transit on the environment, Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) New York…
NCDOT prioritizes $100M for CSX’s planned Carolina Connector
The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) has identified $100 million for a planned CSX terminal in Johnston County in a preliminary priority list of state transportation improvements.
Port of New Orleans dedicates Mississippi River Intermodal Terminal
The Port of New Orleans Board of Commissioners joined a host of elected officials and industry partners April 12 to dedicate the port's new $25-million Mississippi River Intermodal Terminal.
JAXPORT rail terminal begins receiving trains
The Jacksonville Port Authority's (JAXPORT) newly completed Intermodal Container Transfer Facility (ICTF) at Dames Point is being used in support of a high-level military training exercise this month in advance…
Port of Long Beach studying business case behind short-haul rail
The Port of Long Beach in California is looking to an old idea with new variables to combat traffic congestion: Short-haul rail.
BNSF mulls ending California port project
BNSF is weighing the fate of a planned $500-million intermodal facility following a court ruling last week that questioned the adequacy of the environmental analysis for the project.
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