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BNSF plans second bridge over Idaho chokepoint
One of the more challenging capacity constraints affecting BNSF's Northern Corridor is the 4,769-foot long bridge across Lake Pend Oreille outside Sandpoint, Idaho, not far from where BNSF and Montana…
Rocla opens Mexican manufacturing facility
Rocla Concrete Tie, Inc. (RCTI) has opened an expandable 30,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in San Jose Iturbide, Mexico.
CN, airport authority ready rail relocation plan
Work to reposition rail right-of-way near Gary/Chicago International Airport, Ind., to allow for a runway extension, could begin in October, airport officials said Monday, Aug. 25, 2014.
SCVTA to close LRT station, add track
Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority has authorized closing its Evelyn light rail transit station in Moutain View, Calif., with plans to add a second track at the site to ease…
More Australian business for Axion
Axion International Holdings, Inc. said Monday, Aug. 11, 2014 it has received "its third purchase order totaling US$471,000 for ECOTRAX® rail ties to be shipped to Australia."
CSX to help fund Baltimore wall repair
CSX Transportation reportedy has agreed to pay up to $10 million to the city of Baltimore for costs related to rebuilding the 26th Street wall that collapsed last spring, spilling…
Cold Train cites BNSF congestion, suspends service
Earlier this year, congestion and trackwork on its Northern Corridor forced BNSF to increase transit times for intermodal shipments between the Pacific Northwest and Chicago, a move which has driven…
Illinois, IAIS reach Quad Cities "milestone"
The state of Illinois said Monday, Aug. 4, 2014 it and Iowa Interstate Railroad (IAIS) had reached a "key milestone" in developing intercity passenger rail service linking Chicago and the…
Wildfires damage Northwest rail lines
A series of wildfires in central and eastern Washington state, some blazing for nearly a week, have devastated entire communities and left several sections of railway damaged.
SEPTA sets "Trolley Tunnel Blitz"
SEPTA has announced an intense, concentrated "Trolley Tunnel Blitz" beginning Aug. 1, 2014 and continuing through early Aug. 18, in an "around-the-clock" endeavor to upgrade and improve infrastructure. Service will…
Booth space available at RSI/REMSA USA Pavilion
According to the Railway Supply Institute (RSI) and Railway Engineering-Maintenance Suppliers Association (REMSA), “Many railway suppliers are interested in expanding their customer base and business partners abroad, particularly in the…
AAR Associate Membership grows by five
Five companies joined the Association of American Railroads as Associate Members in June 2014.
NJT sets FY 2015 capex, operating budgets
New Jersey Transit has implemented a $2.019 billion operating budget and a $1.203 billion capital program for the fiscal year that started July 1, 2014.
CSX completes five-state Maintenance Jamboree
CSX has performed annual Maintenance Jamborees since 1999, when a machine operator coined the term “Jamboree” to describe the mass gathering of maintenance-of-way crews and equipment in one area. The…
InnoTrans 2014: Largest ever
InnoTrans 2014 is shaping up to be the largest-ever of this bi-annual global railway trade show, which attracts close to 3,000 companies representing every railway discipline. North American participation at…
Rebuilding an empire
BNSF is expanding its Northern Corridor to meet increasing demand.
Indiana Rail Road touts increased train speeds
The Indiana Rail Road Co. (INRD) said Tuesday, July 8, 2014 it will increase the speed limit for trains to 30 mph for the portion of its mainline between West…
LACMTA taps J.L. Patterson for track project
J.L. Patterson & Associates, Inc. (JLP) said it has been awarded a $6.5 million contract by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) for finalizing the design of a…
LRT conversion for LA Orange Line?
Pending a signature from California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) on a legislative bill, Los Angeles will be cleared to convert its Orange Line Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) line to a…
Harsco lands another big Swiss contract
Harsco Corp. said Tuesday, July 1, 2014 it has secured second major railway track and infrastructure maintenance equipment award from Swiss Federal Railways (SBB).
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