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CN earmarks C$500 million for Western Canada
CN has embarked on a C$500 million multi-year capital investment program for infrastructure improvements to its Western Canada feeder rail lines in Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan. These lines, CN said, “are handling rising volumes of industrial products, natural resources and energy-related...
Easy on, easy off
Flexible, cost-effective, and safe, Amtrak’s innovative Mobile Passenger Scaffolding benefits passengers and work crews alike. On many passenger rail systems, the Bridge and Building (B&B) Department is an important part of an effective track production program, keeping heavy track production units...
STB approves Louisville-Indianapolis track upgrade
Anacostia Rail Holdings (ARH) and CSX have announced that the U.S. Surface Transportation Board has approved a joint proposal by ARH subsidiary Louisville & Indiana Railroad (L&I) and CSX to upgrade a key freight corridor between Indianapolis and Louisville, Ky....
All tied up
All indicators are pointing to a vibrant crosstie market across all segments: wood, concrete, steel, and composite. The freight railroads’ estimated $29 billion in 2015 capital expenditures is one driving factor, but healthy expansion plans among transit agencies are also...
Testing under way on LA's Expo Line
Clearance testing for the second phase of the Expo Line light rail project in Los Angeles began April 6 with a train operating under its own power west from Culver City. This is the first time an LRV has crossed...
USDOT makes $500 million available for next round of TIGER
The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) is making $500 million available for the seventh round of the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) competitive grant program. "The TIGER program has funded innovative projects, sparked new partnerships, created intermodal connections and enabled...
Lowenthal proposes infrastructure trust fund
Rep. Alan Lowenthal (D-Calif.) has introduced legislation he says “will provide a dedicated revenue source to invest in rebuilding crumbling freight infrastructure.” The bill, H.R.1308, Economy in Motion: The National Multimodal and Sustainable Freight Infrastructure Act, aims to raise roughly $8...
Senators seek to speed infrastructure permitting
Bi-partisan legislation has been introduced in the Senate to remedy what are termed “significant challenges in the federal environmental permitting process” that delay and discourage railroads from constructing additional capacity. Senators Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) and Joe Machin (D-W.Va.) are co-sponsors of...
Firm earns ACEC award for work on Tanana River Bridge
Hanson Professional Services, Inc., earned a National Recognition Award for exemplary engineering achievement in the American Council of Engineering Companies' (ACEC) 49th annual Engineering Excellence Awards for the Tanana River Bridge in Salcha, Alaska. Located in a remote area with potentially...
Don't reface it, replace it
Complete track renewal work calls for large machines that offer custom solutions. When railroads turn to large track renewal machines, they need equipment that offers versatility in both what can be accomplished and how it gets accomplished, for example, being able...
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