Three MnDOT projects gain funding to improve state’s rail service

The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) has announced three projects aimed at improving rail service in the state.

NTRT to begin work on $10M transloading rail yard

North Thompson Rail Terminals (NTRT) has announced plans to begin work to build a new $10 million transloading rail yard, according to a local news report.

Federal funds to support Quonset Freight Rail Enhancements and Expansion

A new $3 million federal grant has been announced that is intended to support the Quonset Freight Rail Enhancements and Expansion (Q-FREE) project to make freight rail improvements and enhance the movement

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Ottawa to get keys to new light-rail line by March 31 after multiple delays

The consortium building Ottawa’s light rail transit (LRT) Confederation Line says it will finish construction work in the first quarter of 2019. The new date was announced Thursday evening in a memo

Improvements complete at four CTA Green Line stations

The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) has completed improvements to four of its Green Line stations.

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BART will replace substation at San Leandro, as overhaul of power system commences

The Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) will replace an aging traction-power substation at its San Leandro station. BART says the project will take some 14 months to complete. The plan for the

Chicago O’Hare People Mover to close until fall as renovations take place

The O’Hare International Airport “People Mover,” the light-rail system that shuttles passengers around the airport grounds, will shut down completely next week and will not reopen until the fall of 2019, according

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Big Data conference: “Moving from talking to action”

The 2018 University of Delaware Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering “Big Data in Railroad Maintenance Planning Conference,” held Dec. 13-14, spotlighted the progress the industry is making in dealing with Big

EllisDon wins contract to rebuild rail station in Ontario

EllisDon Infrastructure Transit (EDIT) has won a $175 million (C$239 million) design/build/finance deal to revamp GO Transit’s Rutherford Station in Vaughan, Ontario.

What the government shutdown means for rail

The nation is in the throes of a partial shutdown of the federal government. But the effects on the rail community appear not to be significant, at least for now. The Department