U S Railroad News 2010-10-26 06:43:00

DOT awards Florida $800 million more for high-speed rail; Scott spins project …The Florida IndependentScott has opposed the use of federal stimulus money, which would be the source of funding for the project, and has issued concern that the rail system would …

State gets $121 million for New Haven to Springfield lineDanbury News TimesBesides needed rail improvements, last year the state DOT postponed work on a project to add speed transition lanes between exits 14 and 15 on Interstate 95 …

Union Pacific spends $15 million to upgrade trackMilwaukee Journal SentinelBy Rick Romell of the Journal Sentinel Union Pacific Railroad expects to finish a nearly $15 million upgrade of its Milwaukee-Chicago freight line by …

Union Pacific Again Boosts Container Fleet Journal of CommerceThe still strong domestic intermodal market has Union Pacific Railroad back in the market for new 53-foot, jumbo sized intermodal containers and chassis, on top of a larger order it placed earlier this year. …

Michigan high-speed rail corridor gets $150 million federal boostCrain’s Detroit BusinessThe money comes from the 2010 High-Speed Intercity Passenger Rail Grant Program, which funds efforts to build or improve such high-speed commuter rail …

CSX exec calls for train/port connectionBizjournals.comThe redirection of the line could cut transit up to two hours and reduce Downtown traffic caused by railroad crossings, Eliasson said. …

Port of Tacoma container traffic downSeattle Post IntelligencerRail rates now favor Southern California for returning empty containers, the newspaper reported. Tacoma could have more outbound traffic, but containers are …

Virgina gets $45 million for high-speed railWashington Post (blog)Virginia is one step closer to getting its own high-speed rail service and thereby reducing traffic along the notoriously clogged Interstate 95 corridor. …