R.J. Corman will invest in its Central Kentucky Lines

R.J. Corman Railroad Co. was awarded a Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements (CRISI) grant by the U.S. DOT that will benefit the company’s Central Kentucky Lines.

Amtrak advances Northeast Corridor improvements

Amtrak is making necessary infrastructure improvements between Washington D.C. and New York as part of a larger effort to improve the railroad, bring it to a state of good repair and to enhance the overall customer experience.

MTA to begin final phase of critical track replacement work in Queens next month

MTA announced that crews will begin the final phase of a multi-phase project, replacing approximately 2.4 miles of track on the J and Z lines between the 121 St and Jamaica Center-Parsons/Archer stations in Queens.

Watch: Improvements in MBTA Orange Line rail yard to be completed a year ahead of schedule

Substitution of bus service for Orange Line light-rail service will enable rail yard to be completed ahead of schedule.

ACEC honors Mid-Coast Trolley Blue Line, International Gateway Bridge projects

Two WSP USA projects won national Grand Awards from the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) in the organization’s 2022 Engineering Excellence Awards competition.

Amtrak leverages weekend service outages to make critical repairs in North River Tunnel

Amtrak personnel recently spent a series of consecutive weekends in March remediating damage to the benchwall system in the South Tube of the North River Tunnel.

Indiana & Ohio Railway receives ORDC grant up to $614,456

On May 11, the Ohio Rail Development Commission (ORDC) approved a grant in the amount of $614,456, matched by Indiana & Ohio Railway (IORY) (A Genesee & Wyoming Company) at $614,456, for a total project investment of $1,228,912.

Bells & Whistles—Metro Council ignored warning about light-rail project

The top news stories RT&S was following the week ending May 6.

Washouts in Oklahoma plaguing Union Pacific

Oklahoma has been hit with heavy rains this week, causing washouts for Union Pacific.

The power behind laying tracks for the Hazel McCallion LRT

Laying new track, whether it’s heavy or light rail, is a process requiring precision and care – failure to pay attention to details can result in result in catastrophe. Here’s a Metrolinx story about the careful steps involved in laying new light rail track.