Engineering / Maintenance-of-Way

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FEIS issued for CSX Virginia Avenue Tunnel reconstruction The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Washington, D.C. District Department of Transportation (DDOT) have released a Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the proposed reconstruction of CSX’s Virginia Avenue Tunnel.

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Harsco Rail has appointed Mark Emmerson Managing Director of the company’s United Kingdom operation. He has been in this role in an interim capacity over the past nine months, along with his previous role of International Finance Director. Harsco Rail...
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Penn State alumnus Gerhard A. Thelen, who retired in 2013 as Norfolk Southern Vice President, Operations Planning and Support, has created a scholarship fund for Penn State Altoona that will support students enrolled in the college’s Rail Transportation Engineering (RTE)...
suit-filed-to-block-csx-dc-tunnel-plan
A suit filed in federal court seeks to block CSX from improving and expanding its Virginia Avenue Tunnel in Washington, D.C. Last June the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) D.C. District Department of Transportation (DDOT) released a Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS)...
pb-lands-australian-coal-project
Parsons Brinckerhoff has been named project management consultant for Adani Mining Pty. Ltd.’s multi-billion-dollar Carmichael integrated coal mine, port, and rail project in the Galilee Basin in western Queensland, Australia. The Carmichael project is an open-cut and underground operation with an...
lb-foster-to-acquire-balfour-beatty-unit
L.B. Foster Co. announced on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, an agreement to acquire the railroad tuning unit, FWO, of Balfour Beatty Rail GmbH. The German business provides track lubrication and switch roller equipment for international railway applications. "FWO railway products will complement and expand...

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BNSF says it will go into the 2014-2015 winter season “better prepared than ever before, especially if the U.S. experiences a return of the polar vortex. The 2013-2014 winter was one of the most severe winters the U.S. has experienced...
lb-foster-to-acquire-balfour-beatty-unit
L.B. Foster Co. announced on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, an agreement to acquire the railroad tuning unit, FWO, of Balfour Beatty Rail GmbH. The German business provides track lubrication and switch roller equipment for international railway applications. "FWO railway products will complement and expand...
unknotting-rail-congestion-compels-investment
Unraveling the knot restricting rail network fluidity cannot be achieved through Surface Transportation Board (STB) intimidation of rail CEOs, or by the agency's issuance of an emergency service order instructing one railroad to operate over the tracks of another, or...
axion-receives-order-for-rail-transit-switch-ties
AXION International Holdings, Inc. (AXIH), a supplier of recycled-plastic and plastic-composite ECOTRAX® ties and STRUXURE® building products, and a vertically integrated re-processor and supplier of recycled plastic, has received an order worth approximately $377,000 from a West Coast rail...
london-trackwork-lands-ottawa-contract
The Rideau Transit Group consortium, designers and builders of the OC Transpo Confederation Line (Ottawa Light Rail Transit Project), has awarded a contract to London Trackwork Inc. for the supply of special trackwork. Terms of the contract, which will take...