Virginia, Railroads Plan Major Infrastructure Investments

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State will embark on 10-year, $3.7B expansion

Types of Pavement Markings And Their Meanings | Uses

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U.S. Railroads Fulfill Positive Train Control Mandate

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Lines meet Dec. 31 deadline to install key safety technology, spending about $11.5 billion, with $3.4 billion in federal grant and loan funds provided

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

Reconstruction of Desert Line Railroad Approved

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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. Baja California Railroad (Baja Rail) will sublease the old 70-mile Desert Line railway in southeastern San Diego County rail line from Pacific Imperial Railroad (PIR) who has been leasing the tracks from the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) for 4 years

OSHA Rule Clarifies Railroad Construction Standards

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has proposed a rule affecting construction equipment working on or along railroad tracks. The rule is part of the Cranes and Derricks in Construction Standard, and OSHA says the proposal “will maintain safety and health protections for workers, and address employers’ compliance burdens

Transportation Partners Team For New Logistics Park In Alabama

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CN is collaborating with Alabama Export Railroad and Ray-Mont Logistics to launch the first phase of a new, high-tech logistics park in Mobile, AL.

Metra Union Pacific/West Commuter Railroad Station

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Construction of Chicago’s new Metra Union Pacific/West commuter railroad station in Lombard, Ill., marks a major improvement for riders as well as the residents of the Village of Lombard. Prior to building the sparkling new station, riders simply boarded from two uncovered platforms. Now, the nearly 1,300 weekday riders enjoy the convenience and shelter of 250 linear feet of curved metal roof canopies on either side of the tracks

US Railroads Finally Meet Positive Train Control Install Mandate

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Lines comply with Dec. 31 deadline for key safety technology, spending about $11.5 billion, with $3.4 billion in federal grant and loan funds provided

PNT and MiFi Allow Drones to Inspect Railroads

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Perspective Navigation Technology (PNT) has answered a challenge that the Union Pacific Railroad and other industries that work in and around heavy metal structures encounter. The UP railroad was using drones guided by GPS technology to inspect bridges but found that the GPS signals between the drone and the operator were getting distorted or cut by the steel structures

Oklahoma DOT installs railroad bridge built offsite

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By building the bridge offsite and then moving it into place, agency officials said they were able to complete the installation with fewer interstate closures

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

Manhattan DA charges former Metro-North Railroad employee, two others in bid-rigging scheme

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WRS Environmental Services, according to the district attorney, won Metro-North contracts worth $10 million by using inside information and is also charged

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. Sub-roadbed has been cut for the next sections and test fitted (as you'll see in the pics).

Chicago Railroad Makeover Starts Next Spring

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It takes about 30 hours for a freight train to make it through Chicago. Next March will bring a fix. Chicago's rail transportation system is massive, impressive, unmatched anywhere else in the country, and suffering from a tangled spaghetti bowl of rail lines that require (video) eight rail lines to mingle, merging five lines into just two lines.

Underground Railroad Visitor Center tells story of oppression, then freedom

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The $21 million, 15,000-sf Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center in Church Creek, Md., uses engaging displays and exhibits to tell the story of Harriet Tubman’s life. The building’s design expresses the importance of traveling northward to escape the circumstances of slavery through an integrated site, building, and exhibit design. The museum is conceived as a series of abstracted forms made up of two main structures, one administrative and one exhibit.

Workin' On Chicago's Southside Railroad Starts Next Spring

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It takes about 30 hours for a freight train to make it through Chicago. Next March will bring a fix. Chicago's rail transportation system is massive, impressive, unmatched anywhere else in the country, and suffering from a tangled spaghetti bowl of rail lines that require (video) eight rail lines to mingle, merging five lines into just two lines.

FRA: 12 Railroads May Miss Train-Control Systems Deadline

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Freight railroads have positive train control systems on 60% of their route miles, passenger lines lag, at 25

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

Most Railroads on Track to Meet Dec. 31 Train-Control System Deadline

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FRA says NJ Transit is "at risk" of missing the deadline on some routes, but contractor Parsons notes significant recent progress

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Long-Stalled $1.5B Utah Railroad Project Now On Right Track

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Plans for a long-sought freight railway in northeastern Utah are moving forward through a public-private partnership and the support of state and local officials

Award of Merit for Excellence in Safety on a Small Project: Norfolk Southern Railroad Emergency Repairs

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A rushing river and pressure to complete emergency repairs did not keep Massman Construction from delivering this projects with an exemplary safety record

Award of Merit Small Project: Norfolk Southern Railroad Grand River Bridge Emergency Repairs

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This emergency repair took just 27 days to restore rail service

Railroads Not Ready to Meet Positive Train Control Mandate

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Despite a historic pace for the installation of new railroad signaling and monitoring technologies, U.S. freight and commuter railroads will not meet the Federal Railroad Administration-imposed deadline to equip infrastructure assets with positive train controls (PTCs) by Dec. 31, according to an August report from the agency. Infrastructure

First Railroad Bridge Between Russia and China Set to Open

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In his speech at the recent Belt and Road Forum in Beijing, Vladimir Putin indicated that Russian cooperation is essential to overcome challenges to the BRI in Eurasia

Most Railroads on Track to Meet Dec. 31 Train-Control System Deadline

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Feds says NJ Transit is "at risk" of missing the deadline on some smaller routes, but contractor Parsons notes significant recent progress

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

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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. After the freight train derailed in Plainfield, Illinois on June 30, spilling more than 30,000 gallons of crude oil, the CN Rail Road said utility company, Nicor Gas , was to blame for the accident because soil beneath the tracks gave way while a gas pipeline was being rebuilt nearby

Infrastructure Crash Course for Railroads

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Spate of oil-train derailments in U.S. and Canada provokes calls for better track maintenance, safer cars, more oversight. Infrastructure

Trains Start Rolling on $313 million San Gabriel Railroad Trench

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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. The reconstruction involved a 400-foot, four-span bridge with two tracks and included a bridge raising to allow for a new closed deck timber bridge. Each track bridge required removal and was replaced during a seven-day track outage that was planned before the launch of the site work. . frontpage

Twin Vehicular Tunnels Beneath Norfolk Southern Railroad

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

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

California bullet train authority approves $1.6B RFP

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The California High-Speed Rail issued the request for proposals to three design-build groups, even though the Federal Railroad Administration said it would not approve the RFP

Iowa approves $3.4B infrastructure plan

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The transportation commission approved a 2019-2023 program that includes airport, transit, railroad, trail and highway projects

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$12B Texas bullet train construction could start this year

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Texas Central Partners is pressing on with the Dallas-to-Houston line and will appeal a court ruling that denied it railroad designation and land rights

Railroads Make Headway on Safety Systems, but Some May Miss Dec. 31 Deadline

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FRA says NJ Transit, three other commuter lines "at risk" of not complying with yearend mandate

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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

How to Lay Pipe Culverts? [PDF]

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Pipe culvert is a tunnel structure constructed using pipes under roadways or railroads to provide cross drainage or to take electrical or other. How To Guide Work Procedures

FRA Sees Train-Control Systems Progress, But Some Railroads May Miss Deadline

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Nine commuter rail lines "at risk" of failing to reach Dec. 31 target

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NY Gov. Cuomo backs Bronx-Manhattan rail project

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The Pennsylvania Access Project involves the construction of four new Metro-North Railroad stations and modification of existing infrastructure