WATCH: ‘Rexy’, One of Two TBMs for the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension, Breaks Through the Final Wall

TORONTO – One tunnel boring machine (TBM) excavating for the western underground segment of the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension has broken through the final wall.

SANDAG Starts Phase 5 of Del Mar Bluffs Project

DEL MAR, Calif. – A seawall will be constructed at 11th street as part of SANDAG’s project to stabilize the bluffs at Del Mar.

Passenger Service Resumes in San Clemente; OCTA Seeking Long-Term Solutions

SAN CLEMENTE – Two months after a landslide halted passenger service at Mariposa Point, OCTA announces the completion of a catchment wall has allowed regular passenger service to resume.

Bridge Collapse Shuts Down Port of Baltimore — From Our Colleagues at Railway Age

BALTIMORE – The tragic early morning collapse of the I-695 Francis Scott Key Bridge, which spans the Patapsco River, following a bridge strike by a container ship weighing 95,000 gross tons, has brought the Port of Baltimore, an important trade hub, to a halt. The Port of Baltimore has suspended all vessel traffic into and out of the port until further notice. The accident is a serious blow to the port operations of both CSX and Norfolk Southern, particularly for intermodal container, automotive and coal traffic.

PANYNJ Approves Construction for Newark AirTrain Access and Northeast Corridor Station

NEWARK – PANYNJ approved construction for a $160 million project that will add a pedestrian bridge and Northeast Corridor station for Elizabeth and Newark residents.

PRT Invests Over $150MM in Light-Rail Infrastructure

PITTSBURGH – Combining multiple rehabilitation projects, Pittsburgh Regional Transit will rehabilitate its light-rail system through 2028.

Completion of Catchment Wall Allows Passenger Service To Resume in San Clemente

ORANGE COUNTY – Crews finished work on the 200-foot-long catchment wall that will protect the rail right of way in San Clemente. This comes after a landslide caused passenger service to halt in January.

BNSF Restores Service After ‘Significant Damage’ to Rail Bridge

CANADIAN, Texas – BNSF was able to restore service to both of its main lines in the Panhandle Subdivision in north Texas on March 16th.

Sound Transit Celebrates Opening of 8 Stations on 2 Line on April 27th

SEATTLE – In honor of the opening of 8 stations on the 2 Line on April 27th, Sound Transit takes a look back at the construction and thanks its contractors.

$111.1MM Investment in New York Port and Freight Rail Infrastructure

ALBANY, N.Y. – The $111.1 million investment comes from New York’s Passenger and Freight Rail Assistance Program (PFRAP) and will go toward 38 projects.

Catchment Wall Construction Begins in San Clemente

SAN CLEMENTE – Two large rigs began drilling so steel beams can be placed 30 feet underground to support the catchment wall in San Clemente.

Update On Temporary Catchment Wall Along Mariposa Point

SAN CLEMENTE – As early as February 27th, crews could begin drilling for beams to support a catchment wall. This comes a month after another landslide in San Clemente.

MARTA To Replace North Pedestrian Bridge at East Lake Station

ATLANTA – MARTA will start work on March 13th to replace its north pedestrian bridge. Once the new bridge reopens in October, work will start on the south bridge.

IO and Metrolinx Award $255MM Contract for Eglinton Crosstown West Extension Design & Build

ONTARIO – STRABAG Inc. was awarded the $255 million contract for the second underground segment of the extension.

OCTA Awarded $7.2M for Barrier Wall; Slope Movement Accelerates

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.

North Dakota Supreme Court Upholds Previous Dismissal of FORB Lawsuit

BISMARCK, N.D. – On Thursday, February 8th, the North Dakota Supreme Court unanimously ruled to uphold the previous dismissal of FORB’s lawsuit.

Hudson Tunnel Project Receives More Federal Aid; Reduces States’ Need

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.

USDOT Awards $4.9B for Mega, INFRA Projects

The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) is distributing $4.9 billion to 37 nationwide projects through the FY 2023-24 Mega (National Infrastructure Project Assistance) and INFRA (Infrastructure for Rebuilding America) grant programs. Twelve rail-related projects will receive a total of $1.6 billion; the Pier B project at the Port of Long Beach and the Louisiana International Terminal project at the Port of New Orleans are among the winners.

LA Metro; Rosecrans Avenue Bridge Now Open

LOS ANGELES – The LA Metro has announced the Rosecrans Avenue Bridge, as part of the Rosecrans/Marquardt Grade Separation project, has opened.

Pape North Connect Selected for Ontario Line Pape Tunnel and Underground Stations

ONTARIO – Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx have selected Pape North Connect for the Ontario Line Pape Tunnel and Underground Stations contract.