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Video: The Tunnel

April 5, 2021 - in Rail, Transportation, Video

The Tunnel is a new 35-minute documentary film about the creation and the re-creation of the Blue Ridge Railroad Tunnel. In the 1850s, Irish immigrants dug this nearly mile-long tunnel. Many of them were maimed or even died. In 1944 the tunnel was closed.…

American Track Acquires ‘Dirtworks Rail of the Carolinas’

February 9, 2021 - in Corporate, News, Rail

Asset purchase in North Carolina adds to American Track's national footprint and capabilities in the Southeastern United States. FORT WORTH, Texas - As…

Wolf Administration Invests in Rail Infrastructure, Supporting Business Development and 200 Jobs Statewide

January 14, 2021 - in News, Rail, Transportation

Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of 26 rail freight improvement projects that will enhance freight mobility while creating or sustaining more…

Skanska renovates Pennsylvania Station Long Island Rail Road Concourse in New York, USA, for USD 392M, about SEK 3.2 billion

January 11, 2021 - in News, Rail, Transportation

Skanska has signed a contract with Penn District Station Developer LLC to renovate Pennsylvania Station’s Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) concourse in New York, New York, USA. The contract is worth USD 392M, about SEK 3.2 billion, and will be included in the…

Federal Railroad Administration Announces Landmark Achievement with Full Implementation of Positive Train Control

January 4, 2021 - in News, Rail, Transportation

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) announced today that positive train control (PTC) technology is in operation on all 57,536 required freight and passenger railroad route miles, prior to the statutory…

FRA Publishes Final Rule for State Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Action Plans

December 16, 2020 - in News, Rail, Transportation

All states and the District of Columbia impacted   WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) published a final rule requiring 40 states and the District of Columbia to develop and implement highway-rail…

Bravus Begins Laying 200km Australian-Made Railway

December 15, 2020 - in News, Rail, Transportation

Bravus Mining and Resources has begun laying its 200km railway line in Central Queensland this week and the track will proudly be Australian-made. Bravus CEO Mr David Boshoff said the materials for the track, including the girders, steel, sleepers and ballast…

Pathway Forward for Ultra-High-Speed Travel in the Pacific Northwest Detailed in New Report

December 10, 2020 - in Rail, Transportation

Study focuses on next steps in governance models, funding and outreach OLYMPIA – A new report, the 2020 Framework for the Future, sets forth a roadmap for continued work in a post-COVID-19 future to bring ultra-high-speed ground transportation to the…

GPA Reaches Mega Rail Milestone

December 1, 2020 - in News, Rail, Transportation

SAVANNAH, Ga. – On the heels of achieving its busiest month on record for both container trade and Roll-on/Roll-off cargo, the Georgia Ports Authority has reached a major milestone on its Mason Mega Rail Terminal. Rail cars are now traveling newly installed…

USDOT Announces $320.6 Million for Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements

September 24, 2020 - in Financial, News, Rail

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has selected 50 projects in 29 states to receive competitive grant funding under the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements…