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VIDEO: Maryland Officials Kick Off Expansion of Baltimore's Howard Street Tunnel

Public and private sector leaders, led by Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, were on hand Nov. 29 in breaking ground on the $466 million Howard Street Tunnel expansion project, which will reconstruct the 126-year-old freight rail tunnel to accommodate double-stacked container trains to and from the Helen Delich Bentley Port of Baltimore....


VIDEO: Walsh Puts Merchant's Bridge Back On Track

In 2018, Walsh Construction, one of the largest contractors in the United States, began a $172 million project to rehabilitate the historic Merchant's Bridge — the oldest rail structure over the Mississippi River....


Port of Long Beach Sets Up Inland Port Project With Utah

The Port of Long Beach recently launched a modified inland port project with the state of Utah to help convert containers normally headed to the Mountain West region by truck to rail in an effort to push out cargo faster and reduce backlogs that have impacted business around the country....


California High-Speed Rail Authority Board Approves Latest Portion of 500-Mi. Project

The California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) board of directors approved the Final Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/EIS) for the approximately 80-mi. Bakersfield to Palmdale project alignment section....


Contractors Solve Logistical Challenges On Coastal Project

Talk about close calls. When a coastal bluff in Del Mar collapsed earlier this year, the resulting landslide came within feet of rendering the only train route between San Diego and Los Angeles, and the rest of the West Coast, inoperable....


ORDC Approves Three Grants to Improve Rail in Ohio

On Sept. 15, 2021, the Ohio Rail Development Commission (ORDC) approved grants of nearly $420,000 for projects submitted by the Austin Powder Company (APC) Wheeling & Lake Erie Railway (W&LE), and to CASTLO Community Improvement Corporation (CASTLO)....


Kansas Awards Funds for 10 Short Line Rail Improvements

On Aug. 17, Gov. Laura Kelly and Transportation Secretary Julie Lorenz announced 10 projects, totaling more than $5.2 million, were awarded as part of the Kansas Department of Transportation's Short Line Rail Improvement Fund Program....


While Construction Continues, Brightline to Resume Service in Miami Area

During a virtual media update, Brightline President Patrick Goddard announced Aug. 10 that the high-speed rail company's reopening schedule between Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach is set to start the first half of November....


Walsh Construction Presses Forward On Long Slip Fill, Rail Enhancement Project

Construction of Phase One of NJ TRANSIT's Long Slip Fill and Rail Enhancement, or "Long Slip," project is making steady progress as crews from Walsh Construction Company are working in an area with active rail operations....


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....






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