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Passenger Rail Project Receives $31.8M Federal Grant

The joint Wisconsin-Minnesota Twin Cities-Milwaukee-Chicago (TCMC) Passenger Rail Project has been selected to receive a $31.8 million federal rail grant. The TCMC project will add an additional daily round-trip between the Twin Cities, La Crosse, Milwaukee and Chicago and points in-between, along the existing long-distance Amtrak Empire Builder route....


Pennsylvania's Sellers Avenue Bridge to Finally be Upgraded

Pennsylvania State Senator Tim Kearney and Ridley Park Mayor Hank Eberle announced Oct. 15 that a breakthrough had been reached on upgrading the 68-year-old Sellers Avenue Bridge in Ridley Park, paving the way for construction to begin on the long-dormant project....


CTDOT Breaks Ground on Clinton Rail Station Addition

A groundbreaking ceremony in June kicked off construction of the Clinton, Conn., rail station addition that is projected for completion in January 2021. The $12.5-million project adds a new platform on the north side of the tracks, an "up-and-over" pedestrian bridge/elevator connecting both sides, a ramp to the new platform, a bike shelter and some additional parking....


Amtrak Matches ODOT Grant to Improve Nation's Transportation Infrastructure

In support of an Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) grant application, Amtrak announced a matching $750,000 contribution to reduce delays in the Pacific Northwest Rail Corridor. ODOT's grant application, if successful, will restore an out-of-service siding between Portland and Salem....


Statement of Gateway Program Development Corporation Trustees on NY-NJ Passage of Bi-State GDC Legislation

The following can be attributed to Jerry Zaro, Chairman, Anthony R. Coscia, Vice-Chairman, and Steven M. Cohen, New York Trustee of the Gateway Program Development Corporation. "The Gateway Program Development Corporation (GDC) thanks Govs....


Judge Clears Path for $1B Railroad Bridge Plan

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) A federal judge has cleared the way for state and federal transportation officials to move forward with a $1.1 billion project to replace a 122-year-old movable railroad bridge in Norwalk....


Lack of Funds May Mean Repairs to NYC Rail Tunnel

NEW YORK (AP) With key federal funding nowhere in sight for a new $13 billion rail tunnel between New York and New Jersey, project organizers said April 2 they are taking a hard look at whether to shift focus to performing major electrical repairs to the 108-year-old tube....


Amtrak to Invest $90M for Baltimore's Penn Station Project

Amtrak has reached commercial close for Baltimore Penn Station with the execution of a Master Development Agreement with Penn Station Partners to redevelop and expand the historic station. Amtrak plans to invest up to $90 million in improvements to the historic station as part of the deal, including expansion and modernization to accommodate passenger growth and significantly improve the customer experience....


Delegation Secures $3M for Upgrades on Southwest Chief

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) Members of New Mexico's congressional delegation have secured $3 million in matching funds to help complete safety upgrades and maintenance along the Southwest Chief train route....


Amtrak Announces Agreement With New York's MTA Authority

The Amtrak Board of Directors has approved an agreement with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) to advance two key proposed initiatives: Metro-North commuter rail service to and from New York Penn Station and Amtrak intercity passenger rail service to and from Long Island....