Amtrak Awards Two Contracts for Frederick Douglass Tunnel Program

BALTIMORE – Today, Amtrak announced it has awarded two contracts for the Frederick Douglass Tunnel Program in Baltimore, Maryland.

CTA’s Red Line Extension Project in Line for $1.9+ Billion Federal Grant

CHICAGO – Over the weekend, the Chicago Transit Authority, or CTA, announced that its Red Line Extension Project is now entering its next phase.

Sound Transit Extends Light-Rail Planning to 2026 

SEATTLE – Sound Transit is pushing its light-rail planning an extra couple of years until 2026. It will also spend an additional $32.8 million.

MBTA Focuses on Safety; Releases Independent Track Maintenance Audit and Publishes Internal Safety Review

BOSTON – Yesterday, the MBTA released its track maintenance audit and published an internal safety review.

Brightline Petitions for Waiver of Compliance

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Brightline has petitioned the FRA for a waiver of compliance from 49 CFR 213.353(e).

South Shore Line Testing in Indiana

CHESTERTON, Ind. – The South Shore Line in northern Indiana has been testing trains at a lowered speed and “expects to return commercial train travel to a 14-mile stretch of track.”

MxV Rail Welcomes VP of Engineering, Maureen Werner

PUEBLO, Colo. – MxV Rail has welcomed its new Vice President of Engineering, Maureen Werner.

Union Pacific Completes Repairs in Calexico Subdivision

LOS ANGELES – Union Pacific has finished repairs in its Calexico subdivision after flooding.

Koppers Amends Contract Terms with Class I Railroads

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – Yesterday, Koppers announced that it has “agreed to an amendment of its contract with one of its Class I railroad customers.”

East Chicago Rail Terminal Announces Track Expansion

CHICAGO – East Chicago Rail Terminal announced it has completed a track expansion.

Ohio Governor Announces $100M for Railroad Crossings

COLUMBUS, Ohio – According to the Ohio Rail Development Commission, Governor Mike DeWine announced available funds totaling $100 million to go toward railroad crossings.

Union Pacific Makes Repairs in Three Subdivisions in Southwest after Monsoon

LOS ANGELES – Union Pacific finishes repairs in three California subdivisions after flooding caused by torrential rainfall.

SJRRC to Hold Industry Day on September 14th

STOCKTON, Calif. – In a press release, the San Joaquin Regional Rail Commission, or SJRRC, announced an Industry Day to be held on September 14th.

NTSB Releases Preliminary Report on Berkshire Line Project Accident

GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. – The NTSB has released a report on the accident that killed an employee last month in Massachusetts.

Early Work on Potomac Bridge Begins This Fall

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Work on a rail bridge over the Potomac River begins this Fall. The rail bridge, costing $2.3 billion, will expand passenger rail capacity over the next ten years.

TransLink Capstan Station Construction Update

RICHMOND, BC, Can. – Construction on the Canada Line will take place this fall and will include installing tiling and signage.

CSX Details Hurricane Idalia Impacts

WAYCROSS, Ga. – CSX suspended operations along its I-95 route through Georgia and South Carolina due to impacts from Hurricane Idalia.

TiEnergy Advances Chris McGill to Strategic Account Manager

HAMPSHIRE, Ill. – Yesterday, TiEnergy announced that Chris McGill will move to the position of Strategic Account Manager, Contractor Implementation.

PUCO Approves Rail Crossing Upgrades

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio approved safety upgrades at a rail crossing in Auglaize County.

MBTA Red Line Transformation Progress

BOSTON – The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority released a progress update on its Red Line Transformation.