Another delay on Eglinton Crosstown LRT project has officials wondering when line will finally be complete

Word problems usually come with multiple choice answers, but in the case of Toronto’s Eglinton Crosstown LRT project, the only option appears to be of the fill-in-the-blank variety.

Bells & Whistles—WMATA not ready to fix rail due to rail car wheel issue

The top news stories we were following the week ending Sept. 23.

Southwest Light Rail project accused of causing more structural damage to nearby property

Met Council and the builders behind the Southwest Light Rail project are being taken to court by a businessman who claims nearby construction caused damaged to a warehouse that he owns.

More funds for CREATE’s rail line modernization project

The Chicago Region Environment and Transportation Efficiency Program (CREATE) partners announced that $70 million in federal funds will soon be on the way to Chicago, allowing for a $170 million project to modernize a 2-mile stretch of rail lines that provide a critical connection for freight moving across the Chicago region.

Bells & Whistles—Purple Line project expecting more delays, workforce issues

The top news stories RT&S was following the week ending Sept. 16.

Merchants Bridge in St. Louis reopens

The city of St. Louis and the Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis (TRRA) celebrated the opening of the new Merchants Bridge.

Another milestone on high-speed rail project in California

The California High-Speed Rail Authority, in collaboration with Dragados-Flatiron Joint Venture, announced the opening of the Jackson Avenue Grade Separation, the first completed high-speed rail structure in Kings County.

Rail Group On Air: 2022 Top Projects, Part 2

RT&S Editor in Chief Bill Wilson talks to Railroad Construction Company, Inc., about the Way Interlocking and Subway Structure Rehabilitation project.

Bells & Whistles—Southwest Corridor light rail project takes an unexpected hit

The top news stories of the week ending Sept. 9.

Phoenix light rail project now about 50% complete

The South Central Extension/Downtown Hub light rail project in Phoenix has reached the halfway mark.

Officials are looking to move 3.5 miles of railroad track in Michigan

A “renewed desire” is driving a plan to relocate a portion of railroad track in Manistee, Mich.

Preferred alternative for 30-mile high-speed rail segment in Calif. calls for tunnel construction

The California High-Speed Rail Authority has released the draft environmental document for the more than 30-mile segment between Palmdale and Burbank in southern California.

rail bridges

BNSF, county refuse to take ownership of troubled railroad bridge

The Osage Avenue railroad bridge in Adams County, Neb., is going unclaimed.

Audit shows Southwest Corridor light rail project was hit with the unexpected, leading to higher costs and delays

Results of an audit report on Metro’s Southwest Corridor light rail project connecting downtown Minneapolis to Eden Prairie and other areas show a major oversight and a major amount of money that is missing.

Metra to start work on rail bridge in Chicago

Beginning Wednesday, Sept. 7, Milwaukee Avenue in Chicago will be closed at Kilbourn Avenue for the remainder of the year as part of Metra’s project to replace the bridge over the roadway and rebuild the Grayland Station.

Tunnel terror? Price of Hudson River Tunnel Project increases, completion further away

Shortly after it was announced that the cost of the Hudson Tunnel Project had increased by another $2 billion, the governors of New York and New Jersey doubled down on their funding commitment.

Rail project on deck for Kansas City Southern will bolster freight capacity in and out of Mexico

Kansas City Southern will soon begin a construction project that will double the amount of freight trains moving in and out of Mexico.

Record-breaking CRISI funding will help fuel ‘railroad revolution’

The U.S. DOT has issued a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) announcing the availability of over $1.4 billion in Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvement (CRISI) Grant funding.

Contractor for San Jose tunnel now wants to implement a number of ‘innovations’

The prime contractor for a BART light rail extension project wants to do some unstacking.

Sectioned on: MTA opens another piece of LIRR Third Track project

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) announced the opening of the 2.5-mile second section of the Long Island Rail Road’s new Main Line third track between the Merillon Avenue and Mineola stations.