July 29, 2014

M-1 Rail
DETROIT – Construction has started on Woodward Avenue to build the city’s new 3.3-mile streetcar line. M-1 Rail is the first public streetcar line in the U.S. being supported by a pub... Read more
UP - Matthew Griffin
OMAHA – Union Pacific has allocated $8 million for track work between Herington and Whitewater in central Kansas. The project began on July 16 and will be completed by the end of September. The... Read more
Tanks - Jeff Robertson
SALEM, Ore. – State officials have released a preliminary statewide rail safety report regarding safety measures and awareness on crude-by-rail shipments throughout the state. The rail safety re... Read more
DUBUQUE, Iowa. – Canadian Pacific is operating without one of its U.S. main lines this week following a Monday morning bridge fire near Dubuque. At about 11:45 a.m., a fire on a CP bridge ... Read more
NEW YORK – Eric Givens, an Amtrak police officer and the former treasurer of the national union for Amtrak police officers, has been arrested on charges of wire fraud, embezzlement of union... Read more
SHREVEPORT, La. – A 12-month study is underway to examine the feasibility of establishing Amtrak service from Shreveport-Bossier City to Vicksburg, Miss., the Shreveport Times reports. Ken... Read more
MBTA Jonelle DeFelice
BOSTON – The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority will be launching a new wireless Internet system throughout the agency’s extensive network of 14 commuter rail lines as a result of ... Read more
CRANDON, Wis. – Canadian National has filed a notice of exemption with the Federal Surface Transportation Board to abandon a former Soo Line route in northern Wisconsin. The 6.4-mile line i... Read more
TORONTO – The Toronto Transit Commission has approved the award of a contract worth $230.7 million to Bondfield Construction Company Ltd. for the expansion of the TTC’s Wilson Yard. E... Read more
NORWALK, Conn. – The state of Connecticut plans to make $3 million in short-term fixes to improve the reliability of the Walk Bridge in Norwalk on the Northeast Corridor. The elderly bridge fail... Read more
Columbus
COLUMBUS, Neb. – Union Pacific intends to tear down its depot in Columbus early next year, ending the building’s more than 100 years of service. The railroad is constructing a $1.58 m... Read more
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