Rail

Wash. receives $31M for rail improvements

Posted on September 21, 2011

The U.S.  Department of Transportation awarded $31.1 million to the State of Washington to improve intercity passenger and freight rail service on the Cascades line.

A highlight of the rail dollars includes:

• Pacific Northwest Corridor – $16.1 million for design, environmental review and construction work to stabilize and improve track structure along the rail line between Blaine, Wash., and the Columbia River Bridge in Vancouver, Wash. The upgrades along this route will increase service reliability by reducing the number of closures and delays due to inclement weather.

• Vancouver-Port Access Rail Improvements – $15 million for construction of a new, rail access route to the Port of Vancouver, including grade separation at an existing rail crossing which has acted as a significant choke point for rail traffic. This enhancement will substantially minimize delays affecting freight trains and Amtrak’s Cascades service. 

The Washington State Department of Transportation and the Port of Vancouver are contributing a combined total of $22 million to this project. Construction is expected to begin in July 2012.

Amtrak’s Cascades Service is one of its faster growing routes. Ridership grew 10 percent in 2010 to 838,251 passengers, and is trending to break that record in 2011.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

N.Y. MTA offers reading promotion to subway riders

The "Subway Reads" promotion will provide customers with access to five free e-shorts, as well as extensive samples from full-length books, to enjoy while on the subway.

Cincinnati unveils new branding for streetcar

The new design, name and logo are part of the recently announced naming rights sponsorship with Cincinnati Bell.

Marie to manage WSP | PB transit, rail practice

He has led the firm’s work on several major contracts, including the project management and general engineering consulting effort for the Region of Waterloo rapid transit system in Ontario, Canada.

Sweden's high-speed trains are the least punctual in Europe

On Sweden's most important high-speed railway lines, Stockholm-Gothenburg and Stockholm-Malmö, as many as 33% of trains have been late during the period 2008-2015.

Shepherd joins Michael Baker as Sr. VP for rail, transit division

Bonnie D. Shepherd brings almost 30 years of experience that includes work in the rail and transit industry with a focus on multi-modal transportation in architecture and engineering.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close