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November 13, 2012
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  • Railroads eye infrastructure investment for more efficiency, safety
    Canadian National, CSX, Kansas City Southern, Norfolk Southern, Alaska Railroad and Amtrak are among railroads upgrading rail infrastructure to improve operations, safety and other "special purposes," writes Julie Sneider. For instance, the Class I's, ARRC and Amtrak's bridge enhancement projects aim to achieve several goals, including faster train speeds and savings in cost and time. Progressive Railroading (11/2012) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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Making the Case for Infrastructure Investment
When complete, the Tower 55 Surface Improvements Project will increase rail capacity by an estimated 30 percent, relieve freight congestion and improve livability in the Fort Worth area. Learn how HDR is helping BNSF and UP deliver estimated public benefits of $27.50 per $1 of federal investment, including securing a $34 million TIGER grant.
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  • Calif.'s $68B high-speed rail: The "project of the century"
    The 141-mile Bakersfield-to-Los Angeles section of California's $68 billion, high-speed rail project presents a monumental engineering challenge, as the rail will need to pass through the Tehachapi Mountains and the San Gabriel Mountains and more than six earthquake faults. Football-field-long boring machines will need to be maneuvered into the mountain canyons to create access roads, viaducts and tunnels. "It is the project of the century," said Bill Ibbs, professor of civil engineering at the University of California at Berkeley. Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model) (11/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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