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.
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.
BISMARCK, N.D. – On Thursday, February 8th, the North Dakota Supreme Court unanimously ruled to uphold the previous dismissal of FORB’s lawsuit.
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.
INDIANAPOLIS – Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District is focusing on the projects along its South Shore Line service this year.
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.
LOS ANGELES – The LA Metro has announced the Rosecrans Avenue Bridge, as part of the Rosecrans/Marquardt Grade Separation project, has opened.
NEW YORK CITY – The Gateway Development Commission has developed a shortlist of teams who will receive the opportunity to respond to an RFP for work on the Manhattan Tunnel.
ONTARIO – Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx have selected Pape North Connect for the Ontario Line Pape Tunnel and Underground Stations contract.
BISMARCK, N.Dak. – BNSF says construction will “ramp up” this year on a new rail bridge located between Bismarck and Mandan, N.Dak., according to a KYFR report.
BALTIMORE – A joint venture (JV) between Skanska and Fay, S&B USA Construction, has been selected for the $293 million Howard Street Tunnel Clearance Program, commonly known as the Howard Street Tunnel Project, which includes modernizing the historic 125-year-old Howard Street Tunnel in Baltimore, Md., along CSX’s I-95 rail corridor.
MODESTO, Calif. – $13 million in state funds will go toward expanding the ACE Express, and $3.2 million will go toward StanisCruise, a vanpool program.
Gateway Development Commission End-of-Year Letter Touts Historic Progress on Hudson Tunnel Project: “A New American Renaissance Is Underway In Infrastructure”
NEWARK/NEW YORK – Gateway Development Commission (GDC) CEO Kris Kolluri today sent a letter to the GDC Board of Commissioners outlining this year’s historic progress on the Hudson Tunnel Project (HTP), including the start of construction in both New York and New Jersey and the largest ever federal funding commitment to any modern infrastructure project.
HAVRE DE GRACE, Md. – Amtrak has selected the Flatiron/Herzog Joint Venture as the Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR) contractor for construction of two new bridges and associated track work, along with two supporting contracts that will advance replacement of the existing 117-year-old Susquehanna River Rail Bridge.