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Revitalizing a Century-Old Gateway to the Midwest

By Kevin Eisenbeis, PE, SE With Interstate 70 (I-70) serving as a major highway connecting much of the United States, one section of the...

Third Track’s a Charm

Surveying and monitoring play a key role in Long Island Rail Road’s much-anticipated main corridor track addition. Think of it as stealth construction. On most...

Rehabilitating the Martinsville Interceptor

Creative Delivery Proves Cost-Efficient for Rural Community By Leslie Barksdale, PE The city of Martinsville, Virginia, has long been known for an economy built on tobacco,...

FHWA hosting 3 peer exchanges focusing on Utilities in the Federal-aid Right-of-Way

Utility Summit Dates FHWA is hosting 3 peer exchanges focusing on Utilities in the Federal-aid Right-of-Way.  This year, FHWA's Office of Real Estate Services is partnering...

Mark Alisesky Joins Urban Engineers as Senior Project Manager for Rail and Transit

Philadelphia, PA - Urban Engineers is pleased to announce that Mark Alisesky, PE, has been hired as a senior project manager and regional marketer for rail...

FRA announces funding for ‘State of Good Repair’ rail projects

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) issued a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the Federal-State Partnership for State of Good Repair Program (Partnership Program).

Amtrak marks PTC milestone

Amtrak, in coordination with BNSF Railway, will implement Positive Train Control (PTC) over several BNSF-owned subdivisions, marking the first activation on host-owned territory used by Amtrak.

FRA issues $250 million NOFO for PTC projects

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) issued a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for $250 million in Positive Train Control (PTC) Systems Grants.

Temporary bridge keeps rail traffic moving during road-widening

Acrow Bridge supplied a temporary railroad bridge to the City of London in Ontario for use during a project to widen a heavily trafficked road. The site of the construction is within the busy Western University district, where a bridge dating from 1931 has carried Canadian Pacific Railway traffic over two lanes of vehicular traffic.

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