Published: August 28, 2012
Tags: Association of American Railroads, fracking, Jeff Plale, Mark Davis, Office of the Commissioner of Railroads, Rail, Sam Gratz, Union Pacific, Wisconsin Railroad Committee
Private companies are footing the bill for thousands of rail-related jobs in Wisconsin and it’s predicted that employment will continue to grow.
Published: May 3, 2012
Tags: bridge, Concordia University, Highland Road Bridge, Mequon, MSA Professional Services Inc., Nathan Check, R.A. Smith National Inc., Union Pacific, Wisconsin Department of Transportation
Timing is everything in most construction projects and that definitely was the case during the summer of 2011 as crews replaced the Highland Road Bridge over Interstate 43 in Mequon.
Published: March 7, 2011
Tags: budget, Cory Mason, Department of Transportation, Doyle, Frank Huntington, freight, high-speed rail, Jeff Stone, Madison, Rail, railroad, Scott Walker, Steve Hiniker, Union Pacific, Wisconsin & Southern
By James Briggs Gov. Scott Walker has signaled a firm commitment to trains in Wisconsin — just not the kind people can ride on. At a time when state aid is being slashed across the board, Walker’s proposed budget would provide $60 million for freight rail acquisitions and projects during the 2011-13 biennium, the same [...]
Published: April 20, 2010
Tags: Barber, BidBlog, blog, Metra Kenosha, North Line, Partners in Design Architects, Pearl Street Historic District, train station, Union Pacific
By Keith Barber Plans are being finalized by Partners in Design Architects of Kenosha for renovation work at city of Kenosha’s Metra Train Station, located at 5410-13th Ave. The project will be released for bidding within the next few weeks. There are two exciting components to this project. First, the station will be getting an [...]
Published: February 8, 2010
Tags: derailment, freight, Union Pacific
PLEASANT PRAIRIE, Wis. (AP) — Police in Kenosha County say no one was injured after about 24 Union Pacific freight cars derailed. The accident happened just after 12:30 Monday afternoon in the town of Pleasant Prairie. Union Pacific spokesman Mark Davis said that 20 of the cars were empty, two were carrying wheat, one was [...]