Homeowner sues railroad company over new rail yard construction

A historic home on a Navy base in North Charleston, S.C., is in the middle of a battle between a homeowner and a shortline railroad company. Mike Turner bought the home, which

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Critical rail replacement goal achieved at BART Orinda Station; July 4th weekend track closure cancelled

Anyone who has ever worked on a complex project plan, whether for an IT implementation, a building construction project, or a rail/rail transit effort knows that completing the project well ahead of

CEO of Rideau Transit Group resigns while Ottawa’s Confederation Line still struggles with issues

Peter Lauch, who has been the CEO of Rideau Transit Group since 2018, announced his resignation effective July 10. Rideau Transit Group has been criticized for work done on the city of

State audit suggests Sound Transit can do better when it comes to advance planning, contracting

Washington’s State Auditor’s Office is trying to get Sound Transit back in shape financially. An audit was recently conducted and included ways the agency could cut costs. First the bad news: The

Portal Bridge to get millions in federal funding—is the Gateway Project next?

After years of standstill, work on the Portal Bridge in New Jersey just got its first significant nudge. The Portal Bridge, an integral piece connecting to the Gateway Project, is now eligible

Bells & Whistles—6/19/20

HEROES Act would do little for mid-sized transit agencies. House INVEST Act would bolster CRISI program. Austin’s Project Connect project is now up to the voters. Contractor on Purple Line project is

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BNSF doubles track while also preserving sensitive land in Kansas

Prairie grass is one of the few plants that can survive in heart of the state of Kansas. Shallow soil caused settlers to pass on the land decades ago. Transportation demands, however,

Greater Cleveland RTA substitutes bus for rail during track construction project

The Greater Cleveland Transit Authority will substitute bus for rail service on the Blue and Green lines east of Tower City for six weeks beginning at the end of the month. From

Ottawa’s Confederation Line may not have all fixes complete by Labor Day

Labor Day weekend always feels like a good time to end work. Officials in Ottawa were hoping all problems with its new light-rail system on the Confederation Line would be resolved by

HEROES Act would do little for mid-sized transit agencies

The CARES Act that was approved by Congress has helped transit agencies regroup from big ridership losses suffered during opening months of the coronavirus pandemic. The HEROES Act, a second shot of

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