Rail

N.C. DOT awarded $26.5M for rail upgrades

Posted on September 21, 2012

The U.S. Department of Transportation awarded $26.5 million to the North Carolina Department of Transportation to improve reliability and reduce delays on Amtrak service in eastern North Carolina.

The resulting improvements are centered in the area between Rocky Mount, N.C. and Petersburg, Va., and will improve service for both the Amtrak Carolinian line, which runs between New York City and Charlotte, N.C., and the Amtrak long distance trains that run between New York City and Florida. 

“This project will not only bring jobs to the region, but will also reduce delays between New York, Washington, Raleigh and Charlotte by eliminating existing choke points,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. “Our new plan ensures both freight and passenger railroads can thrive while improving service, creating a win-win situation for everyone.” 

The project includes installation of new track and ties, crossovers and signals to alleviate rail congestion in this area and allow freight and passenger rail traffic to move more fluidly. The improvements will create more locations where freight and passenger trains can pass one another. 

The line connects with the future Southeast High-Speed Rail Corridor in Petersburg and Raleigh, where trains will travel at 110 mph in the future.

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

More News

Metra to seek proposals for new railcars, engines

The exact number will depend on the responses to the RFP, the amount of funding available, and whether Metra can use financing alternatives, such as leasing, to maximize its funding.

Siemens diesel-electric locomotives to begin operation on Calif. train

The Charger clean diesel-electric locomotives are the first high-speed passenger locomotives to receive Tier IV emissions certification from the FRA.

Alstom delivers last of 22 Venezuelan metropolis trainsets

The Alstom-led consortium “Grupo de Empresas,” together with Colas Rail and Thales, subcontracted by Consorcio Linea 2, is responsible for the project, including engineering, integration, and commissioning of the electromechanical works on a turnkey basis.

Stun gun incident causes stampede after NJ Transit train gets stuck in tunnel

This latest incident happened three weeks after the derailment of an Amtrak train at Penn Station and a week after a NJ Transit derailment shut down eight of 21 tracks there and disrupted travel in the region for days.

Holt to lead railroad systems engineering at WSP | PB

He will be responsible for leadership, direction and management of engineering services for railroad and rail transit projects and will support the firm's related business initiatives across the country.

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