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Replacement of Cranston, R.I. Bridge May Last Until Next Spring

Cranston, R.I.'s Park Avenue railroad bridge, the city's primary east-west connector for cars and trucks, will likely remain closed until at least spring 2022 due to a shortage of Amtrak workers. The crossing was shut down May 15 with the goal of having it reopen in time for the new school year....


Deal Reached on $400M Plan to Renovate Philly's 30th Street Station in 2022

Amtrak and Plenary Infrastructure Philadelphia (PIP) reached a deal Sept. 15 on a lease and development agreement for the restoration and renovation of the William H. Gray III 30th Street Station in Philadelphia, multiple news sources reported....


Infrastructure Plan Spurs Rail Construction Projects

(AP) Proposed federal infrastructure funding for rail projects has transportation planners taking another look at a Los Angeles-to-Las Vegas passenger route that Amtrak stopped in 1997 and at a high-speed rail line along the congested Interstate 15 corridor to Victorville, Calif....


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....






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