Thursday May 21, 2015
Raleigh – On May 25, in conjunction with the 20th anniversary of the Piedmont train, the N.C. Department of Transportation’s Rail Division will launch its new Piedmont Connect Wi-Fi Service. The addition of complimentary Piedmont Connect Wi-Fi will ensure complete wireless internet services to...Read More.
NCDOT RAIL DIVISION TO CLOSE A PORTION OF POMEROY STREET FOR SEWER LINE INSTALLATION IN ALAMANCE COUNTY
Thursday May 14, 2015
GREENSBORO —The N.C. Department of Transportation will close a small portion of Pomeroy Street in Graham this weekend while crews install a new sewage line under the roadway. The work will begin at 7 a.m. on Saturday, May 16, and is expected to be completed by 7 p.m. on Sunday, May 17. During...Read More.
Wednesday May 13, 2015
RALEIGH - N.C. Department of Transportation Rail Division Director Paul Worley has released a statement about the crash of Amtrak Train 188 in Philadelphia: “Our thoughts and prayers are with the passengers, crew, family and friends of Amtrak Train 188. We are always very thankful and appreciative...Read More.
Friday May 8, 2015
RALEIGH-North Carolina’s Amtrak is celebrating the anniversary of the Carolinian passenger rail service with special activities in stations throughout the state on May 9 and May 11. The Carolinian, which operates daily between New York City and Charlotte, is celebrating its 25th year of continuous...Read More.
Friday May 8, 2015
RALEIGH - N.C. Department of Transportation Secretary Tony Tata, Gov. Pat McCrory and Raleigh Mayor Nancy McFarlane led a contingent of officials at a groundbreaking ceremony today for Raleigh Union Station, the new passenger rail station in downtown Raleigh. The ceremony was held at the former...Read More.
Thursday April 30, 2015
RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Transportation’s Rail Division has made crossing safety improvements at an intersection in Elizabeth City. NCDOT installed railway-highway grade crossing signals, cantilevers and gates at the intersection of U.S. 17 (Hughes Blvd.) and Chesapeake and Albemarle...Read More.
NCDOT AND IOWA PACIFIC HOLDINGS AGREE IN PRINCIPLE TO AN OPERATION AGREEMENT FOR PIEDMONT AND NORTHERN RAILWAY LINE IN GASTON COUNTY
Wednesday April 22, 2015
RALEIGH – After a competitive solicitation for proposals to operate the state-owned Piedmont & Northern railroad line between Gastonia and Mt. Holly, the N.C. Department of Transportation has selected Piedmont Railway, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Iowa Pacific Holdings, LLC, as the best...Read More.
Wednesday April 8, 2015
RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Transportation’s Rail Division has made crossing safety improvements at two intersections in Camden County. NCDOT installed railway-highway grade crossing signals, cantilevers and gates at the intersection of U.S. Highway 158/ N.C. 34 and Chesapeake and Albemarle...Read More.
Thursday April 2, 2015
RALEIGH- Check out the April Rail Report, featuring stories on: · Halifax County Amtrak Crash· Safety Tips from the USDOT Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration· 2015 Freight Rail and Rail Crossing Safety Improvement Program Funding· Andrews to Murphy Rail...Read More.
Monday March 16, 2015
RALEIGH - Nearly two centuries ago, Raleigh was a very different place. The year was 1840. The state’s capital – now a bustling metropolis of shopping, restaurants and businesses – was a destination largely isolated from the rest of the state, separated by long journeys over unpaved roads and a lack...Read More.