Watch: Brightline 130–mph Testing Operation

ORLANDO–This week, Brightline successfully tested a train and tracks between Orlando International Airport and Cocoa, Fla., hitting 130 mph.

Pennsylvania’s Joint Rail Authority to Invest $8.9M in Rail Projects

Central Pennsylvania’s SEDA-Council of Governments Joint Rail Authority recently announced it will invest $8.9 million this year to update more than 200 miles of track and infrastructure.

Valley Line LRT Bridge Pier Repairs Completed

Work is essentially complete on repairing several defective supporting piers on Stage 1 of Edmonton’s new Valley Line LRT. The piers support two short, elevated sections that carry the line across a

Maryland Transit Administration to Replace Pedestrian Bridge at Rogers Avenue Station 

The Maryland Department of Transportation’s Maryland Transit Administration announced that construction on a pedestrian bridge at the Rogers Avenue Metro Subway Station would commence on March 6.

Work to Resume on Pittsburgh’s Mt. Lebanon Light-Rail Tunnel

Pittsburgh Regional Transit has announced that work inside the Mt. Lebanon light-rail tunnel will resume next week.

MTA to Raise Frequently Struck LIRR Bridge in Garden City During Weekend Work

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority recently announced that crews will raise the height of the bridge that carries the LIRR Hempstead Branch over Cherry Valley Avenue in Garden City over the next five weekends.

Pictured: Renny, the first boring machine for Toronto’s Eglinton Crosstown West Extension project, which started tunneling work in April 2022. (Metrolinx Photograph)

Eglinton Crosstown West Extension Reaches Tunneling Milestone

The first tunnel boring machine passed the halfway point earlier this month, digging more than three kilometers of the roughly six-kilometer tunnel in less than a year for the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension project in Toronto, according to Metrolinx.

Coast Guard Approves Brightline’s Request to Modernize St. Lucie River Bridge

The U.S. Coast Guard has given Brightline approval to temporarily close the navigation channel at the Stuart railroad drawbridge over the St. Lucie River in order to carry out restoration work.

Amtrak Shares Plans for New Connecticut River Bridge

Amtrak recently presented its plans for a new Connecticut River Bridge that will have a longer movable span and enhance navigational clearances for boaters.

RSI, REMSA, RTA Study: “Power of the Rail Supply Industry”

The Railway Supply Institute (RSI), Railway Engineering-Maintenance Suppliers Association (REMSA) and Railway Tie Association (RTA) have issued Rail Supply Industry: Manufacturing and Services Keeping the American Economy on Track, their latest major economic impact study, which “quantifies the economic

A footbridge linking STM’s De la Savane metro station in Montreal to the Royalmount mixed-use complex project is slated for completion in 2024. (Rendering Courtesy of CNW Group/Royalmount)

Carbonleo Unveils Metro-Royalmount Footbridge Project in Montreal

Construction is under way on a C$25 million pedestrian bridge linking Société de transport de Montréal’s (STM) De La Savane metro station and the new Royalmount mixed-use complex in midtown Montreal.

Report: Michigan Seeks Grant for Repair Costs on Four Rail Bridges

Michigan will seek up to $25 million from a $2.3 billion federal fund to help cover costs for repair work on four rail bridges located between Ann Arbor and Kalamazoo that serve Amtrak passenger trains, according to a Detroit News report.

MTA to Begin Accessibility Project at Queensboro Plaza, Weekend Closures Announced

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced Feb. 2 that construction on two elevators to make Queensboro Plaza a fully accessible station will begin this weekend.

Watch: Biden announces investment in ‘Mega Projects,’ including Concrete Casing for Hudson Yards

NEW YORK – This week, President Biden and Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg announced that the Biden-Harris Administration has awarded nearly $1.2 billion from the new National Infrastructure Project Assistance (Mega) discretionary grant program for nine projects across the country.

Biden Visits Baltimore Rail Tunnel Replacement Location Set to Modernize Northeast Corridor

President Joe Biden traveled to Baltimore, Maryland, on Jan. 30 to kick off the Baltimore and Potomac Tunnel replacement project funded by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Act.

California Officials Celebrate Groundbreaking for $80M Barstow Bridge Replacement Project

Officials from San Bernardino County, the City of Barstow, and the California Department of Transportation held a groundbreaking ceremony Jan. 26 for an $80 million bridge replacement project: a new First Avenue Bridge.

The Guadalupe River Bridge Replacement Project will replace the Northbound Bridge (MT-1), built in 1935, and extend the Southbound Bridge (MT-2) for passenger and freight rail service.

Caltrain Advances Guadalupe River Bridge Replacement Project

Caltrain on Jan. 31 will host a virtual community meeting on the $63.3 million Guadalupe River Bridge Replacement Project in San Jose, Calif., which will replace the northbound wooden trestle bridge built in 1935 and extend the southbound concrete bridge built in 1990.

Norfolk Southern Celebrates Record Infrastructure Improvements of 2022

Last year, Norfolk Southern’s Engineering team completed a variety of enhancement projects aimed at increasing service reliability, productivity, and volume growth while connecting customers to the U.S. and global economies.

Debris in Sespe Creek Could Have Undermined Rail Bridge Supports Amid Storms

The California storms that that knocked out a section of train bridge in early January over the Sespe Creek may cost $1.5 million to replace, according to a local news report.

Gateway projects

RFQ for $16B Hudson River Tunnel Delivery Partner Seeks Candidates

The Gateway Development Commission says at least 80 companies plan to attend an informational meeting related to its Request for Qualifications about the planned $16.1-billion Hudson River tunnel project, according to a report by ENR.