Engineering / Maintenance-of-Way

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Conrail restores NJT service in less than three days It took Conrail maintenance-of-way forces less than three days to repair heavy damage to its Lehigh Line, a busy main line used by New Jersey Transit Raritan Valley Line (RVL) passenger trains and CSX and Norfolk Southern freights, following the derailment of a 141-car CSX mixed freight late on the afternoon of Dec. 8.

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Brazilian logistics company and freight rail operator RUMO has awarded a contract worth about $5 million to Wabtec Corp. to design, install, test and commission its Train Management & Dispatching System (TMDS) for wayside signaling interlocking control, training and systems...
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A bill reauthorizing the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) was introduced last week in the Senate and aims to enhance the board's safety investigations through added transparency. U.S. Sens. John Thune (R-S.D.) and Bill Nelson (D-Fla.), who serve respectively as the...
conrail-restores-njt-service-in-less-than-three-days
It took Conrail maintenance-of-way forces less than three days to repair heavy damage to its Lehigh Line, a busy main line used by New Jersey Transit Raritan Valley Line (RVL) passenger trains and CSX and Norfolk Southern freights, following the...
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The Alaska Railroad (ARRC) has named Vice President of Engineering Clark Hopp as Chief Operating Officer (COO), effective Jan. 1, 2018, when current COO Doug Engebretson retires. Hopp has led the railroad’s Engineering Department since February 2013. He joined ARRC in...
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Ontario and Metrolinx are proceeding with planned improvements for the Lakeshore West GO Transit corridor with the issuance of a Request for Qualifications (RFQ). The planned upgrades to the Lakeshore West GO corridor include track improvements and other work to enable...

arrc-elevates-hopp-to-coo
The Alaska Railroad (ARRC) has named Vice President of Engineering Clark Hopp as Chief Operating Officer (COO), effective Jan. 1, 2018, when current COO Doug Engebretson retires. Hopp has led the railroad’s Engineering Department since February 2013. He joined ARRC in...
rfq-issued-for-metrolinx-lakeshore-west-go-corridor-projects
Ontario and Metrolinx are proceeding with planned improvements for the Lakeshore West GO Transit corridor with the issuance of a Request for Qualifications (RFQ). The planned upgrades to the Lakeshore West GO corridor include track improvements and other work to enable...
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The Downtown San Bernardino Passenger Rail Project has officially been concluded, according to a joint announcement by the San Bernardino County Transportation Authority (SBCTA), Omnitrans, Metrolink and the city of San Bernardino. "We are excited to complete the Downtown San Bernardino...
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The Association of American Railroads and GoRail have honored House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) with the Railroad Achievement Award. Shuster is the final calendar year recipient of the award, which was created in 2017 to recognize members of...
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The Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority held a groundbreaking ceremony Dec. 2 for its $1.5-billion Foothill Gold Line light-rail extension from Glendora to Montclair at Citrus College in Glendora, Calif. The construction authority said elected representatives from all levels of government,...

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