PEORIA, Ill. – The Illinois Commerce Commission, or ICC, approved projects for ten railroad crossings in the Peoria metro area.
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MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis.– In a press release, Enerpac announces it has acquired Track Tools technology.
GREEN BAY, Wis. – $2 million from the FRA under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law has gone to the Fox Valley & Lake Superior Rail System in Wisconsin.
VICTORIA COUNTY, Texas – the Victoria County Navigational District received $20 million in the form of a state grant for a rail infrastructure project.
TORONTO – Canadian National reached a multi-year agreement with Bowman Consulting for on-call engineering services.
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. – HDR has selected Buzz Berger, P.E., as its next railway design leader, a role that functions as the senior technical advisor for the company’s freight rail services.
Oakland, Calif. – The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) announced it has awarded $42.51 million to the Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority (CCJPA) through the Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements (CRISI) Program, to complete Phase 1 of its Sacramento to Roseville Third Track Project (SR3T). Once completed, two additional roundtrips will be added between Sacramento and Roseville.
WASHINGTON – The National Transportation Safety Board has dramatically increased hiring this year to keep up with emerging technologies and reduce the average time it takes to complete investigations.
BOSTON – The MBTA will reduce speed on a section of track on its Green Line Extension following an inspection.
MONTREAL – Noise levels on Montreal’s light rail system, REM, are grinding on the nerves of people living and working near and around the system.
TORONTO – Metrolinx awarded a contract to SoilFLO to “optimize its soil management processes and further enhance its ecological initiatives.”
OMAHA – Using clean electricity rather than fossil-fuel-based electricity to power buildings, electric vehicles and facility fleets can significantly reduce a rail facility’s carbon footprint. But it’s not as easy as flipping a switch.
ELMHURST, Ill. – Railway Supply Group announces it has acquired Railroad Tools and Solutions.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Federal Railroad Administration Announced this week that it is awarding approximately $200 million from the Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements (CRISI) program to Amtrak.
TORONTO – Metrolinx announced crews are working to expand bridges and build retaining walls to make room for overhead line electrification and a fourth track on its Lakeshore East Line.
If you’ve been through Salmon Bay in Seattle, you’ve likely seen the iconic Salmon Bay Rail Bridge, a transportation mainstay in the Pacific Northwest for more than 110 years. And now, thanks to a federal grant and support from BNSF, it will be revitalized to serve for many more years.
ATLANTA – MARTA will replace track near Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport starting Wednesday, October 4th.
CHICAGO – Chicago Transit Authority announced Phase 1 track work is almost complete on the Forest Park Branch Rebuild. Also, Blue Line trains will resume operations on Sunday, October 8th.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Yesterday, California High-Speed Rail tweeted out that it has received over $200 million in CRISI funding to complete six grade separations in Shafter.
Sound Transit: Comment Period for Draft EIS Statement for Operations and Maintenance Facility – South
SEATTLE – Sound Transit has started a public comment period for Environmental Impact Statements for the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the State Environmental Policy Act Supplemental Draft for the Operations and Maintenance Facility – South (OMF South).