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Amtrak Launches Procurement for East River Tunnel Renewal

Amtrak has begun the procurement phase of the East River Tunnel Rehabilitation Project by issuing a Request for Qualifications for construction services to replace two of the tunnel’s four tubes.

Caltrain to Take On Electrification Construction

Caltrain has announced that its service will be reduced from 104 trains per day to 82 trains per day for the weeks of April 17-21 and April 24-28 to accommodate Caltrain Electrification construction and testing.

CTA Approves $3.4M in Contracts to Expand Workforce Partner Program

As part of the Chicago Transit Authority’s plans to foster diversity, equity, and inclusion in its operations, the Chicago Transit Board approved the awarding of two contracts totaling $3.4 million to five local contractors on April 12 to assist in the identification, recruitment, and training of a diverse prospective workforce and their placement on CTA and area construction projects.

U.S. Rep. Nehls Tours Herzog Facility at NRC-REMSA Grassroots Event

NRC and REMSA member Herzog Technologies, Inc. welcomed U.S. House of Representatives Member Troy Nehls (TX-22) for a tour of its Fort Worth, Texas, facility on April 7, 2023.

Sterling Selects Dilts as Vice President of Investor Relations, Corporate Strategy

Sterling Infrastructure, Inc. has named Noelle Dilts to the position of vice president of Investor Relations and Corporate Strategy. Dilts will be responsible for leading Investor Relations and determining areas of strategic focus to grow existing and new segments in this role.

OCTA’s Emergency Stabilization Effort Paves Way for Metrolink, Amtrak Pacific Surfliner Rail Service 

All regular Metrolink and Amtrak Pacific Surfliner service is set to resume beginning April 17, after the Orange County Transportation Authority’s emergency construction work has been completed to stop slope movement and stabilize the tracks in south San Clemente.

Harsco Corporation Taps Beswick as President for Clean Earth Division

Harsco Corporation has named Jeffrey Beswick as senior vice president and president, Clean Earth, effective May 1, 2023. He will join the Company’s Executive Leadership team.

RTD To Resurface N Line Tracks 

RTD will soon begin a program to resurface commuter rail track along the N Line from Union Station to Eastlake-124th Station in Thornton.

‘Better Red’ Work to Enhance TriMet MAX System

TriMet has announced an upcoming 21-day disruption of MAX Blue, Green and Red lines, which will see rail construction and rehabilitation work, along with other improvements, stretch from the Gateway Transit Center to NE 7th Ave.

Ohio Commission Approves Safety Upgrades for 100-Plus Crossings 

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) recently approved $1.17 million in safety upgrades at more than 100 rail crossings in 15 counties.

CTA to ‘Refresh & Renew’ 29 Stations in 2023

The Chicago Transit Authority has announced that 29 rail stations will be repaired and upgraded in 2023 as part of its ongoing station improvement program Refresh & Renew, a key initiative of the agency’s “Meeting the Moment” Action Plan.

Illinois Officials Celebrate Progress on Springfield Rail Improvements Project

Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker and other officials gathered in Springfield to commemorate the Rail Improvements Project’s progress on April 5.

Amtrak Completes Upgrades at Gastonia Station

With the completion of a $3.2 million project at the Gastonia, North Carolina, station, Amtrak travelers now have a more accessible journey.

Metrolinx Guideway Construction Progresses on Hazel McCallion Line

The Hazel McCallion Line will provide significant infrastructure and transit enhancements to Hurontario Street, with plans to add a new elevated guideway that will span above Highway 403.

Union Pacific Works to Shore Up Great Salt Lake

The Great Salt Lake, which is home to 338 bird species, is also home to Union Pacific’s Great Salt Lake causeway, a 20-mile-long raised rock-filled railroad track.

Metrolinx GO Trains Now Using Elevated Davenport Diamond Guideway

The Metrolinx Davenport Diamond Guideway project has hit a key milestone.

RTD Begins Extended Improvements Project on Multiple Lines to Lone Tree

RTD began an extensive project on April 3 to undertake maintenance and repairs to the coping panels that run along the Southeast Rail Line south of Broadway to Lincoln Station near to I-25.

Brightline to Continue Train Testing Up to 79 MPH in Indian River County

Brightline is continuing essential work on its Orlando extension with train testing in Indian River County having commenced April 1, 2023, with trains traveling up to 79 mph.

MTA Unveils Replacement of Frequently Struck LIRR Bridge

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has announced a new overpass in Garden City with a 14-foot, five-inch vehicular clearance that would improve safety and cut train delays.

Caltrain Issues Emergency Order to Repair Rail Bridge

Caltrain declared an emergency on March 27 to repair damage to the embankment that supports the rail bridge between Palo Alto and Menlo Park, which was weakened by previous storms.