Railroad Construction


Officials Green Light $1.7B in Funding for DART Line

The Dallas City Council recently unanimously approved continuing with the building of a second light rail alignment going through downtown Dallas, also known as D2. The city council also said it would support DART in obtaining a Federal Transit Authority [FTA] grant to help fund the project....


MDOT Accelerated Rail Project Wins Engineering Award

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) and Quandel Consultants recently received the highest honor with the Engineering Eminent Conceptor Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC/M) of Michigan for work on the Accelerated Rail Project....


Officials Want to Use $4.1B for Rail Project Construction

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) Officials in charge of California's high-speed rail project want to tap $4.1 billion in bond money to finish ongoing construction in the Central Valley, completing a segment of track that is just a fraction of the Los Angeles-to-San Francisco line voters approved the money for in 2008....


Ohio Rail Development Commission OKs $100,000 Grant Funding to M&M Industries

On Jan. 20, 2021, the Ohio Rail Development Commission (ORDC) approved a grant in the amount of $100,000 to M&M Industries Inc. to add a rail spur at its new facility in Lordstown, Trumbull County, Ohio....


Wisconsin DOT Grants Support $300M Komatsu Campus

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation is providing two Transportation Economic Assistance or TEA grants worth a combined $1.7 million for road and railroad projects supporting a $300 million manufacturing and headquarters facility Komatsu Mining Corp....


Baltimore's Howard Street Tunnel on Track for Rebuild

Shovels could go into the ground this summer or early fall as CSX Corp.'s long-awaited reconstruction of the Howard Street Tunnel in Baltimore continues to inch toward becoming reality. Maryland officials have been pushing for years to increase the height of the 126-year-old tunnel to allow for double-stacking of containers on trains traveling to and from the Port of Baltimore....


CTA's $2.1B RPM Improvement Project Begins This Spring

Mayor Lori Lightfoot and the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) unveiled the designs for four Red Line stations that will be fully reconstructed as part of the Red and Purple Modernization (RPM) Phase One project, the largest transit investment in CTA history and the latest among several Red Line improvement projects over the last decade....


One of Nation's Busiest Rails Undergoes $2.6B Transformation

One of the largest and busiest commuter rail corridors in the nation is undergoing a dramatic transformation. The $2.6 billion Long Island Railroad (LIRR) Expansion project will enhance safety, eliminate noise from both train horns and crossing gate bells and relieve traffic backups when completed next year....


Latest Rail Plan Would Put Tunnel Under Long Island Sound

President Joe Biden's promise to improve the nation's infrastructure has renewed interest in the decades-old idea of a high-speed railroad connecting New York and Boston, possibly through a 16-mi. tunnel under Long Island Sound....


New Rail Yards Take Shape at Port of Indiana

A major infrastructure effort that includes multiple projects is taking shape at Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor. Work on the FASTLANE grant undertaking includes two new rail yards and an extension to the port's rail network....






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