In Brief

Metra Launches 2017 Construction Program CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago’s commuter rail agency is planning $216 million in construction projects this year. The plan by Metra targets 29 stations, 21 bridges and 29 road crossings. Metra and its railroad partners announced it Monday. Construction is expected to continue through fall. The program’s major endeavors include replacing aging bridges on the UP North […]

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New Mexico Senate Backs Solar Contracts for State Buildings SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) _ A legislative initiative that could spur the installation of solar panels on New Mexico state buildings has been approved by the state Senate. The Senate on Monday voted 36-4 to direct the state General Services Department to pursue contracts with solar […]

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Big Solar Project Coming to New Hampshire CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire could soon be home to one of the largest solar projects in the region. The town of Hinsdale on Monday conditionally approved a Ranger Solar project to build a solar field up to 65 megawatts on a 400-acre site. Power from the project, which could go online in late 2019, […]

Intel Brief

Oil spill worse than initially thought. Enbridge Energy, Inc. officials reported January 14 that 15,330 gallons of crude oil leaked from a 22-inch pipeline near Everton, Missouri, forcing officials to shut down Highway M in Lawrence County while crews from Enbridge and the State Department of Natural Resources worked to clean up the spill. ____________________________ […]

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OSHA cites Wisconsin metal fabrication company for safety failures after investigation of teenaged worker’s fatal injuries, two weeks after starting job. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited G.D. Roberts and Co. Inc. with 16 serious and 1 other-thanserious safety and health violations December 27 after the death of a worker in July 2016 prompted […]