OAKLAND, Calif. – The City of Oakland awarded a $25 million contract to Parsons Corp. to complete the engineering design for the Embarcadero West Rail Safety and Access Improvements project.
ONTARIO – STRABAG Inc. was awarded the $255 million contract to for the second underground segment of the extension.
SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. – Freight traffic halted once more after crews observed accelerated movement of the slope in San Clemente, and OCTA received $7.2 million for a catchment wall.
PORTLAND, Ore. – The Gateway North MAX station will open March 4th. This will be the first new station in nine years for TriMet.
SEATTLE – A rail line between Bellevue and Redmond on the Eastside will open spring 2024.
MADISON, Wis. – Four rail engineering courses will be offered online and/or in-person through University of Wisconsin-Madison.
ELK GROVE, Calif. – The San Joaquin Regional Rail Commission has closed escrow on land for a station in Elk Grove.
BISMARCK, N.D. – On Thursday, February 8th, the North Dakota Supreme Court unanimously ruled to uphold the previous dismissal of FORB’s lawsuit.
PHOENIX, Ariz. Union Pacfic has opened a new intermodal terminal in Phoenix which will connect the Southwest with international ports in Southern California. The terminal opened on Feb. 1.
NEWARK/NEW YORK – The GDC submitted its final financial plan to the FTA; The Hudson Tunnel project will receive more federal aid and reduce the need for funding from New York and New Jersey.
ATLANTA – Norfolk Southern commends the work of its Capital Production Gangs for laying 556 miles of Program Rail.
ORANGE COUNTY, Calif. –– The Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) and the LOSSAN Rail Corridor (Los Angeles – San Diego – San Luis Obispo) are working together on an Orange County Coastal Rail Resiliency Study. The study began in November 2023 and completion is expected in Fall 2025. OCTA is studying rail challenges in south Orange County to assess existing and future environmental risks and issues with operations and maintenance along the LOSSAN Rail Corridor. The study will evaluate strategies to address these challenges.
BALTIMORE – Amtrak has achieved a major milestone for the Frederick Douglass Tunnel Program with the selection of a Kiewit/J.F. Shea Joint Venture to build the brand new, state-of-the-art passenger rail tunnel that will serve electrified Amtrak and MARC commuter trains.
SEATTLE –– Sound Transit’s 1 Line Resumes Service After Repairs.
NEW YORK CITY – The State’s comptroller has released a report that details a possible MTA capital budget of $43 billion to go toward repairs over the next five years.
INDIANAPOLIS – Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District is focusing on the projects along its South Shore Line service this year.
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – The former project controls manager for the SWLRT project has filed a lawsuit against the Met Council in Hennepin County.
OCEANSIDE, Calif. –– The continuing problems of geologic stability and shifting track along the LOSSAN Corridor in southern California are drawing more attention to this area. While this story focuses on a bridge replacement, the new bridge replaces one that is 108 years old and is subject to washout.
BALTIMORE – Amtrak will open the first of two boarding platforms at Baltimore Penn Station in Spring 2024.
HONOLULU – HART released a 2-minute video with aerial footage of construction along Segments 2 and 3 from Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam to Civic Center.