Archive for April 11, 2019

FTA allows Sound Transit to advance Federal Way light-rail extension

(Source: Progressive Railroading 04/11/2019) Sound Transit yesterday received approval from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to advance its light-rail extension project to the engineering phase — a step toward securing a critically important federal grant.  With FTA’s approval of Sound Transit’s Federal Way Link Extension project into the engineering phase, FTA locked in the Capital Investment Grant (CIG)…

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Union Pacific to mark transcontinental railroad anniversary

(Source: Progressive Railroading 04/11/2019) Union Pacific Railroad will host a celebration May 9 in Ogden, Utah, to mark the 150th anniversary of the transcontinental railroad’s completion.  The ceremony will be held at Ogden Union Station, a day ahead of Utah’s celebration at Promontory Summit where the “golden spike” was originally tapped into place, according to a…

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U.S. railroads logged fewer carloads, intermodal units in Week 14

(Source: Progressive Railroading 04/11/2019) U.S. railroads reported a 2.8 percent decline in carload and intermodal volume for the week ending April 6 compared with the same week a year ago, according to Association for American Railroads (AAR) data. Combined, the railroads logged 510,192 carloads and intermodal units during the week. The total number of transported carloads fell…

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