Danger: Railroad Crossings

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11.2-million-sq-ft first phase of air-rights development is at the mercy of the track outages offered by the Long Island Railroad. Buildings

Collapsing Alpine Railroad Tunnel Forces German Contractor To Bury TBM

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A section of international Rhine Valley Railroad started sinking in mid-August as the 10.9-m-dia, 93-m-long bentonite machine worked a few meters below in ground that had been supposedly stabilized by freezing

Reconstruction of Desert Line Railroad Approved

Construction Equipment

A new company will take over repairs and eventual operations of the Desert Line railroad, clearing the way for repairs to begin this summer and for trains to move goods made in Mexico into the United States by 2018.

1/4 Million May Go Without Heat While Utility and Railroad Argue

Construction Equipment

Nicor Gas filed suit yesterday to force Canadian National Railway (CN) to give Nicor's contractor access to the site where a tanker train derailed near a gas pipeline that was under construction at the time.

Renamed Decatur Central Railroad Gets New Operators, Rehab

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Read Renamed Decatur Central Railroad Gets New Operators, Rehab on Business Facilities - Economic Development, Site Selection & Workforce Solutions. Daily News Featured Posts Illinois Logistics & Distribution Transportation & Infrastructure blog-July-2016 Decatur Decatur Central Railroad Economic Development Economic Development Corporation of Decatur & Macon County Midwest Inland Port OmniTRAX Site Selection

FRA: Railroads Show Small Gains in Installing Train-Control Systems

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Freight carriers have PTC on 12% of their miles as of Sept 30, up from 9% in June; passenger lines edge up to 23%, from 22

Twin Vehicular Tunnels Beneath Norfolk Southern Railroad

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Best Safety Project and Best Small Project (under $10 million). Bonus Regions

Illinois Constructors Complete Norfolk Southern Railroad Superstructure Bridge in Delaware, Ohio

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CHICAGO, Ill. -- Bridge work is completed and on time for the Norfolk Southern Railroad superstructure bridge project over the Olentangy River north of Delaware, Ohio by Illinois Constructors.

Cal/OSHA holds BART accountable for worker deaths, levies heavy fine

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It’s not just pedestrians, motorists, or people like Sarah Jones, a camera assistant who had no expertise on railroad safety. Seasoned and trained rail workers are also in danger, and when there are safety violations by employers, the fatalities on railroad tracks increase significantly. News OSHA BART Bay Area Rapid Transit Occupational safety and health railroad safety safety violations Live rail tracks are like death traps.

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Best Bridge/Tunnel - Almonte Viaduct

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In a remote corner of western Spain, the world’s biggest concrete-arch railroad bridge awaits the arrival of tracks and signaling for the planned high-speed corridor between Madrid and Portugal’s capital, Lisbon

I've been working on the railroad.

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Not as much as I wish. Lots of things going in life, but in the last week+ I've found a few moments to put some time in. I was able to rig up some temporary wiring and thanks to the acquisition this summer got a DC locomotive up and running on temporary track. Lorenzo loved it.

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Brooklyn’s ‘Batcave’ will become a series of fabrication shops

BD+C

The Brooklyn Rapid Transit Power Station, completed in 1903, was originally built to supply electricity to the local steam railroad, elevated railroad, and street car system.

Spanish Firm FCC Bids Abroad As Home Workload Slows

ENR Construction

7 completion of the world’s largest concrete-arch railroad bridge, which reaches 384 meters, at the Alcantara reservoir in western Spain adds another link in the nation’s big and growing high-speed network The Aug.

Arup chosen to lead renovations of Chicago’s Union Station

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The City of Chicago, railroad service company Amtrak, and a collection of Chicago transportation entities, including the commuter railroad service Metra, worked together on the decision The engineering and architectural firm Arup has been selected to lead the design work for renovations to Chicago’s historic Union Station.

Tricky 150 N. Riverside Site Inspires Riverside Operations

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$500-million development along the Chicago River is hemmed in on all sides, has no lay down or storage area and is slowed by active railroad tracks slicing through it.

Massive Railroad Truss Rolls Into Place

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A massive modular-assisted truss in Chicago move may be largest of its kind. Infrastructure

Trains Start Rolling on $313 million San Gabriel Railroad Trench

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Hatch Mott MacDonald Applies Cutting-Edge Technology on a Complicated Jobsite

Construction Business Owner

This $10.4-billion project is constructing the first commuter railroad expansion for over 100 years to link Queens, New York, to the east side of Manhattan

Developer acquires 62 acres of vacant land in Chicago

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A green space that was once railroad land has been snatched up by developers. As urban sprawl continues to chew up the Chicagoland area, it’s odd that a little swath of land just outside the city’s downtown has remained vacant for decades.

Antwerp Freight Tunnel Has Twin Bore Beneath the River Scheldt

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Although Belgium has more than 1,000 kilometers of railroad tracks, Europe’s second largest port in Antwerp moves only 8% of its throughput by rail. To help increase train use, the country’s railroad infrastructure manager Infrabel N.V. has just completed the nation’s longest freight tunnel linking the port’s two halves on either side of the River Scheldt. Infrastructure

Rail Park breaks ground in Philadelphia

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The project will transform the tracks of the old Reading Railroad into a 25,000-sf linear park. Philadelphia will soon be getting its own version of New York’s popular High Line park as construction on the first phase of The Rail Park will begin by the end of the current calendar year. The park will have green space, lighting, walking paths, and benches and cost $10.3 million to build

Gradall Debuts New Options for Railway Maintenance Machines

Construction Equipment

Gradall Industries introduced a collection of new options for its Railway Maintenance Machines -- capable of handling a range of maintenance and construction jobs for railroads, municipal railways, city transit systems and others involved in rail construction, repair and right-of-way work.

Logistics Networks Are Getting Back On Track

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Lower fuel prices, a surge in railroad hiring and the need to get goods to market faster are boosting growth and profits in the logistics sector. Business Facilities (BF) Magazine.

U.K. Invites Chinese Contractors to Build Infrastructure Projects

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government has invited Chinese firms to bid for up to $18 billion of work on the planned London to Birmingham high-speed railroad. The U.K. Business Management

Amtrak Train Strikes Backhoe Outside Philly, Kills 2 Workers

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During the crash, the lead engine partially derailed, scattering debris throughout the tracks and under a steel railroad bridge near Sixth and Broom streets in Chester.

The Case for Sustainability of Civil Infrastructure

Construction Business Owner

Civil infrastructure is everywhere, and it represents our most prevalent footprint on the earth. Considering the 3.9 million miles of public roads, 1.4

Best Cultural Worship: Science Museum of Virginia Renovations

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The museum has had several additions and renovations since it opened in 1977 in Richmond’s former Broad Street railroad station

Dyersburg/Dyer County Chamber of Commerce | Dyersburg, Tennessee

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Dyersburg/Dyer County Tennessee is centrally located on the I-69 corridor, featuring CN Railroad service, a new intermodal river port nearby, newly designated foreign trade zones, a “Deal Ready” speculative building and rail sites ready for development.

Global Growth Surge in Southwest Louisiana

Business Facilities Blog

There are 2-Class I railroads, Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) and the Union Pacific (UP) that serve the parish and a short line that accesses the major industrial areas. There is a four-lane interstate quality highway US 90 (future I-49) that parallels the railroads.

An Ancient Material Finds a Place in the New World Trade Center

Construction Informer

Many people probably don’t know the One World Trade Center shares a characteristic with Roman Empire roads, railroads, and 18th century masonry work in Europe. That characteristic goes by the unassuming name of “slag.” ” Slag, the leftovers from the metal smelting process was a key component used as a base material in Roman roads.

Solar Bridge in London Completed and Operational

Jetson Green

Another great advantage of solar panels, according to the company that completed the work on Blackfriar’s Bridge, is the fact that they can be fitted into even the most complex engineering projects, while they can also be installed over a construction site or a functioning railroad.

What Is Constructonomics?

Constructonomics

The construction industry was railroaded by the financial collapse in this country and I was reviewing every bit of economic news to try to find some glimmer of hope in a world that was crumbling around us. I will often get asked this question, “What is Constructonomics?”

Final Funding Released for Hurricane Sandy Recovery Projects

Construction Equipment

Agencies can utilize recovery funds on any validated Sandy-related damage that meets FTA criteria, including repairs to tunnels owned by Amtrak and used by New Jersey Transit and the Long Island Railroad.

Granex Opens First U.S. Location In Tampa

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Our close proximity to Port Tampa Bay, major interstate highways and more than 500 miles of CSX railroad lines makes Hillsborough County an ideal location for manufacturing and export operations, and we wish Granex many years of continued success here.”.

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Third phase of New York’s High Line redevelopment opens

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Since 2006, the High Line has been converting abandoned elevated railroad tressles along 1.45 Phase 3 of the High Line, New York City’s ambitious landscape redevelopment project, opened on Saturday, September 20.

Louisiana Economic Development Wins Deal of the Year: Bronze Award

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Louisiana has the most extensive network of pipelines in the nation, and offers unmatched supply-chain access to domestic markets via railroads and barges. By the BF Staff From the January/February 2016 Issue.

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Best Project – Airport/Transit: Milwaukee Intermodal Train Shed and Platforms

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The $22 million revamp of this 50-year-old railroad station called for a complete modernization of a rail hub that serves millions annually. While it was still open