October 2011

Bascule Railroad Bridge Rehabilitation

Interested Contractors,

Please see the attached Announcement as Florida East Coast (FEC) Railway in conjunction with the Port of Miami (POM ) request design-build services required for the Port of Miami Bascule Railroad Bridge.

Amtrak Ranks Florida East Coast Line 'Most Promising' For Expansion

Long-discussed plans for returning passenger rail service to Florida's East Coast got new life from an Amtrak report that ranks the dormant West Palm Beach-Jacksonville segment as "the most promising initiative for expansion."

Passenger service on the 350-mile coastal stretch was abandoned in 1968. Amtrak trains currently run between Miami and West Palm Beach, then connect with Jacksonville via an inland route through Orlando.

Florida East Coast Railway partners with two south Florida ports to tap more import container traffic

Major expansions under way at two south Florida ports are critical components in Florida East Coast Railway's (FEC) strategy to grow its intermodal business in the coming years.

Trains On The Florida East Coast One Step Closer

In accordance with Section 210 of the Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act of 2008 (PRIIA), Amtrak has developed and commenced plans to improve the performance of five of its Eastern long-distance routes: the Silver Star, Silver Meteor and Palmetto (collectively the Silver Service), the Crescent, and the Lake Shore Limited. The study indicates that, not only should restoring rail service between Jacksonville and Miami be Amtrak's top prioity, but that the route would actually turn a profit.

An expanded Panama Canal could shift some pacific freight to the east coast. carriers and rail lines are scrambling to meet opportunities. Are you missing the boat?

In August 2014, exactly 100 years after it was first completed, the Panama Canal will celebrate another milestone when a nine-year $5.25 billion expansion project is complete. The widening and deepening of existing channels and a third set of locks will accommodate containerships that deliver two to three times the freight of current vessels.

Miami adds ‘quiet zone’ to FEC line revamp

The revitalization of Miami’s port promises to boost the city’s economy, but some Biscayne Corridor residents were worried it would also bring something a little more unpleasant to their neighborhood: the sound of cargo trains blaring their whistles.

To ease the problem, City of Miami officials are asking the Federal Railroad Administration to approve a ‘quiet zone’ on the Florida East Coast Railway line, exempting trains from blowing their horns at crossings.

Port of Miami Industry Forum

The Florida East Coast (FEC) Railway in conjunction with the Port of Miami (POM) hosted an Industry Forum on Wednesday September 28, 2011 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am for the design-build services required for the Port of Miami Bascule Railroad Bridge. The Forum was well attended with over 45 companies represented. We have attached the Industry Forum Attendance Roster and PowerPoint Presentation.

The Florida Factor

Bill Johnson has glimpsed the Holy Grail in his own backyard, and he is determined—come hell or deep water—to capture it.

Expand Port Everglades to generate more jobs

When school groups come to tour Port Everglades, we always start by asking the children: "Who here ate a banana for breakfast?" And, "Who is wearing sneakers?" They are always startled to find out that their breakfast bananas and sneakers arrive by ship to Port Everglades before landing on the shelves at Publix or 

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