Chicago aims for control of old Chicago Terminal Railroad tracks

The city of Chicago is approaching its goal of controlling abandoned railroad tracks that span through Goose Island, according to Chicago Tribune reporting.

rail bridge in coos Bay

BUILD Grants awarded for rail projects in five states

Yesterday was a good day for railroaders and contractors with their eyes on the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) program.  Programs in five states received word

PATH train

PATH’s PTC approved by FRA ahead of deadline

The Federal Railroad Administration has certified a system-wide signals upgrade by the Port Authority Trans Hudson (PATH) transit system as meeting all the requirements for Positive Train Control (PTC). The move comes several

Durham streetcar rendering

Durham pols approve light-rail maintenance facility

The Durham, NC, city council gave unanimous approval Monday to a proposal to rezone a piece of land in the southwest corner of the city for a light-rail operations and maintenance facility.

Orange County Transportation Authority streetcar groundbreaking

Orange County streetcar project breaks ground; FTA supplies funds

It was a day to remember for public-transit backers in California. On Nov. 30 construction began on the Orange County Transportation Authority’s 4.1-mile route streetcar project in Santa Ana. And on that

Groundbreaking begins for Southwest Light Rail in Minneapolis

More than 10 years after it was proposed, construction work will begin on the Southwest Light Rail system. The 14.5-mile line will connect downtown Minneapolis to the suburb of Eden Prairie.

Valley Metro CIG grant fully funded

Valley Metro, in partnership with the city of Tempe, Ariz., has received the full $75 million in funds allocated through the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) Capital Investment Grants (CIG) in support of

Brightline gains state approval of high-speed service plans

Brightline, Florida’s intercity higher-speed rail system, received approval from the state Nov. 28 to negotiate for land to add high-speed passenger rail service from Orlando to Tampa.

National Safety Council honors Parsons

The National Safety Council is honoring infrastructure specialist Parsons as the sole 2018 finalist for its Robert W. Campbell Award.

Final four vie for Philly Amtrak station project

Amtrak has narrowed to four teams in its search for a master developer for its Northeast Corridor station project in Philadelphia.