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Railway Transportation

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  • Oak Street Bridge scheduled to close Tuesday, May 19

    Oak Street Bridge scheduled to close Tuesday, May 19
    The Oak Street Bridge replacement project is expected to start May 19, which means vehicles won't be allowed on Oak Street between Hillgrove and Chicago avenues as of that date. The Oak Street entrance to the hospital, now named Amita Health, will...
  • SunRail finishes first year $27.2 million in the red

    SunRail finishes first year $27.2 million in the red
    The SunRail commuter train finished its first year of operation $27.2 million in the red, bringing in $7.2 million while spending $34.4 million. The shortfall was covered by taxpayers through the state Department of Transportation, which oversees the...
  • Fort Eustis Boulevard traffic pattern changes starting Friday

    Fort Eustis Boulevard traffic pattern changes starting Friday
    Motorists who travel along Fort Eustis Boulevard should be aware of traffic pattern changes starting Friday and continuing over the next three weeks as crews prepare to finish work replacing the bridge over the railroad tracks, a Newport News city...
  • Death of teen on western Berks railroad is under investigation

    State police said Thursday they are investigating the death of a 16-year-old Reading girl hit by a train Wednesday night in western Berks County. The death at 8:50 p.m. near Brick Plant Road in Heidelberg Township, west of Reading, was the second death...
  • $1B Loan Approved To Install New Safety Feature For Metro-North

    $1B Loan Approved To Install New Safety Feature For Metro-North
    A nearly $1 billion federal loan is aiming to make Metro-North and its sister operation on Long Island models for a new high-tech railroad safety system. Passengers on the nation's busiest railroad could be more confident about safe trips if the new...
  • Oil train derailment prompts evacuation in small North Dakota town

    Oil train derailment prompts evacuation in small North Dakota town
    A train that derailed and caught fire early Wednesday in rural North Dakota was hauling crude from the state's oil patch, raising questions about whether new state standards intended to reduce the volatility of such shipments are sufficient. The six...
  • Tri-Rail gets the message, on time

    Tri-Rail gets the message, on time
    Promises, promises. Tri-Rail is supposed to be Florida's premiere commuter rail system, linking three South Florida counties, with the hope of adding downtown Miami. But for too many commuters lately, the ride has become downright sluggish. People are...
  • North Dakota town evacuated after latest oil train car explosion

    North Dakota town evacuated after latest oil train car explosion
    When the Obama administration imposed new safety rules on oil trains last week, the railroad industry said its goal was to have zero accidents in the future. It took only a few days to miss that difficult target. A BNSF train hauling 109 tank cars...
  • Draft state report: Oil train regs largely up to Feds

    Draft state report: Oil train regs largely up to Feds
    A state task force assembled after an oil train derailment in Lynchburg last year is poised to recommend a number of changes, including more track inspections, more emergency crew training for emergency crews and a better flow of information about...
  • Feds unveil rules for safer railroad tank cars, better braking system

     Feds unveil rules for safer railroad tank cars, better braking system
    The federal government Friday announced regulations aimed at enhancing the safety of mile-long trains carrying crude oil that are traveling through the Chicago area in increasing numbers and that critics say pose a huge danger to lives and property....
  • Va. senators, feds announce new measures against oil-by-rail disasters

    Va. senators, feds announce new measures against oil-by-rail disasters
    One year after a train carrying crude oil derailed in Lynchburg en route to a Yorktown terminal, Virginia senators and the Obama administration announced separate measures intended to protect communities from oil-by-rail accidents. On Thursday, Sens....