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Beth Caruso named AREMA head The Board of Governors of the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA) has appointed Elizabeth (Beth) S. Caruso, CAE, as Executive Director/CEO, effective Sept. 1, 2015.

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Broomfield, Colo.-based Encore Rail Systems, Inc., a single-source provider of tie plugging and rail seat abrasion prevention and repair equipment and compounds, on Sept. 2, 2015 announced the retirement of Doug Delmonico, the company's Founder. “As a result of Doug Delmonico’s...
ptsi-transportation-starts-route-learning-system-for-njt
PTSI Transportation has commenced work on an application of its Route Learning System™ (the digital replacement for its Linear Route Profile™) for NJ Transit’s Newark Light Rail system. Newark Light Rail, along with NJT’s Hudson-Bergen Light Rail, the Belt Railway Company...
ontracknorthamerica-cisco-systems-sign-mou
OnTrackNorthAmerica (OTNA) and Cisco Systems Inc. have signed an MOU (memorandum of understanding) on a partnership “to build the next generation of transportation life-cycle cost and benefit measurement tools,” according to OTNA President and Founder Michael Sussman. “The purpose of...
inrd-opens-upgraded-white-river-bridge
The Indiana Rail Road on Aug. 21, 2015 officially opened it new White River Bridge, which replaces a structure built 116 years ago incapable of handling modern heavy-haul freight trains. The new steel-girder and pre-stressed concrete bridge, located two miles north...
lindsey-collins-joins-nrc-as-grassroots-vp
Lindsey Collins has joined the NRC (National Railroad Construction & Maintenance Association) as Vice President of Grassroots Advocacy. She comes to NRC from the Washington, D.C.-based multi-modal transportation policy think-tank Eno Center for Transportation, where she managed fundraising efforts for...

lindsey-collins-joins-nrc-as-grassroots-vp
Lindsey Collins has joined the NRC (National Railroad Construction & Maintenance Association) as Vice President of Grassroots Advocacy. She comes to NRC from the Washington, D.C.-based multi-modal transportation policy think-tank Eno Center for Transportation, where she managed fundraising efforts for...
up-invests--million-to-strengthen-missouri’s-transportation-infrastructure
Union Pacific Railroad (UP) is investing nearly $15 million in its rail line between the Missouri/Iowa border and Trenton, Mo., part of an overall $66 million program in that state, the company announced July 13, 2015. The project began July...
washington-state-provides-funding-for-rail-infrastructure-projects
Three key rail infrastructure and economic development projects in the Columbia Basin—the Port of Moses Lake’s Northern Columbia Basin Railroad Project, the Port of Warden’s Rail Infrastructure Expansion Project and the Connell Rail Interchange Improvement Project—have all received funding in...
rocla-acquires-ksa-limited-partnership
Rocla Concrete Tie, Inc. (Rocla), a North American manufacturer of prestressed concrete railroad ties, has acquired KSA Limited Partnership (KSA), a joint venture of Pittsburgh-based Koppers Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Koppers Holdings Inc., and Dallas-based Lehigh Hanson, Inc. KSA, founded...
don’t-let-your-joint-bars-get-out-of-joint
How TTCI is investigating the effects of heavy train loads on joint bar performance. The effects of various track parameters and track maintenance on joint bar forces and strains were evaluated at TTCI in a series of inspections and tests sponsored...