Bells & Whistles—LIRR investigates demolition that trapped signal workers

Gateway Project rail tunnel cost escalates due to U.S. DOT delay With BNSF out of the picture, Minneapolis officials come up with new answers for Blue Line extension Demolition of building, part

Crews start work on eliminating final grade crossing of LIRR Expansion Project

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (MTA) LIRR Expansion Project is closing the Main Street railroad crossing in Mineola.

Designers can’t stand the sight of proposed light-rail section, quit

Design firms of the REM light-rail system in Montreal can’t stand the sight of a section of track, so they have decided to walk.

Orange County Transportation Authority ready for public input on siding extension project

The Orange County Transportation Authority and Metrolink is inviting the public to learn more about a proposed railroad track project in Dana Point, Calif., to provide safer and more reliable train service.

Going cheap on section of high-speed rail project in Calif. has created hefty cost overruns

Dealing with an environmentally sensitive area, California’s high-speed rail project is polluting its budget.


MBTA’s Phase 1 work of South Coast Rail is moving along

Phase 1 of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s South Coast Rail construction is alive and well.

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New Jersey releases grants for rail/bridge maintenance and new construction

Ten railroad projects in New Jersey will receive financial assistance from the state’s Department of Transportation.

Watch: Drone footage of high-speed rail viaduct construction in Calif.

The drone footage below shows crews placing concrete panels over the pergola section at the Wasco Viaduct in California. The viaduct is part of the California High Speed Rail Authority’s high-speed rail

Major viaduct now complete on high-speed rail route in California

The California High-Speed Rail Authority and design-build contractor California Rail Builders announced the completion of the Garces Highway Viaduct, north of the city of Wasco in Kern County. The viaduct, which will

A man-made wonder: The challenges of building the I-90 rail bridge in Washington State

Orchestrating a mosh pit cannot be easy. One needs to make sure all the participants providing stabilization are in perfect sync, and even if it is performed at a high level there

NCRR builds for the future with new railroad bridge in Morrisville, N.C.

Construction replacing a nearly 100-year-old railroad bridge in Morrisville, N.C., is complete. The new Crabtree Creek Bridge allows for a future second track to accommodate added freight service as well as future

Bells & Whistles—NJ Transit head says his agency will meet PTC deadline

Bid teams for HART’s final leg of light-rail construction revealed, but construction still at a standstill Amtrak completes Delaware third track project NJ Transit CEO puts job on the line if PTC

New Portal North Bridge across Hackensack River one step closer to reality

Construction of a new Portal North Bridge has taken a big step forward following NJ Transit’s approval of a Full Funding Grant Agreement (FFGA) with the Federal Transit Administration. The new span

Colorado Springs introduces project that will move railroad track, replace two bridges

Residents in Colorado Springs, Colo., got their first look at a railroad project that calls for realignment and the replacement of two bridges. The bridges cannot be replaced at their current locations,

RT&S October digital issue is now available

The October issue of RT&S features a story on the construction of the Tawatina Rail Bridge in Edmonton, Canada, the 2020 Crosstie Product and Market Report and a product overview of the

Maryland takes over Purple Line project after private firm walks away

The Maryland Transit Administration is taking over day-to-day management of the Purple Line project after Purple Line Transit Partners walked off the job. Hundreds of contracts are now being handled by the

Four of eight and six of seven—LIRR Expansion Project burns through summer

With four-of-eight railroad crossings eliminated and six-of-seven bridges rebuilt or upgraded, among other accomplishments, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) announced that construction of the LIRR Expansion Project has hit the halfway point, ahead of schedule and under budget. The project, one of

Worker blitz helps MTA install new rail bridge on main line in one weekend

New York City’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s Construction & Development successfully installed a new 1,315-ton bridge this weekend that will carry the Long Island Rail Road main line over School Street in Westbury

Light rail over the Columbia River is being considered—again

Let’s hope they are not calling the fighters back into the ring. Seven years ago the plans of building a new Columbia River Crossing stalled when lawmakers in Oregon and Washington State

Bells & Whistles—Metro’s Silver Line extension faces safety issue

Transportation Safety Board of Canada reports on 2019 derailment LIRR to install new rail bridge at site of deadly 2019 accident Metro’s Silver Line extension is not open yet, but derailment risk