Engineering / Maintenance-of-Way

image
Don't reface it, replace it Complete track renewal work calls for large machines that offer custom solutions.

lowenthal-proposes-infrastructure-trust-fund
Rep. Alan Lowenthal (D-Calif.) has introduced legislation he says “will provide a dedicated revenue source to invest in rebuilding crumbling freight infrastructure.” The bill, H.R.1308, Economy in Motion: The National Multimodal and Sustainable Freight Infrastructure Act, aims to raise roughly $8...
senators-seek-to-speed-infrastructure-permitting
Bi-partisan legislation has been introduced in the Senate to remedy what are termed “significant challenges in the federal environmental permitting process” that delay and discourage railroads from constructing additional capacity. Senators Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) and Joe Machin (D-W.Va.) are co-sponsors of...
Hanson Professional Services, Inc., earned a National Recognition Award for exemplary engineering achievement in the American Council of Engineering Companies' (ACEC) 49th annual Engineering Excellence Awards for the Tanana River Bridge in Salcha, Alaska. Located in a remote area with potentially...
dot-grants-njt-more-superstorm-sandy-funds
The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded New Jersey Transit about $147 million through the Federal Transit Administration's Public Transportation Emergency Relief Program for repair, recovery, and resiliency projects associated with Superstorm Sandy, NJ Transit announced Monday, March, 2, 2015. The...
harsco-acquires-protran-technology
Harsco Corp. announced Monday, March 2, 2015 that it has acquired Newton, N.J.-based Protran Technology, providing design and production of safety systems for transportation and industrial applications. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Camp Hill, Pa.-based Harsco Corp. noted Protran's...

harsco-acquires-protran-technology
Harsco Corp. announced Monday, March 2, 2015 that it has acquired Newton, N.J.-based Protran Technology, providing design and production of safety systems for transportation and industrial applications. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Camp Hill, Pa.-based Harsco Corp. noted Protran's...
bnsf-details-capital-projects-for-six-states
BNSF Railway, as part of its record 2015 capital commitment of $6 billion—the railroad’s largest planned capital expenditure in its history—will invest a total of $1.63 billion in Illinois, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Texas, and Washington State. Illinois—An estimated $339 million...
Unitrac Railroad Materials on Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015 announced Lizabeth Albanese has been promoted to national sales manager. Albanese joined Unitrac in 2002, and has been involved with selling railroad materials to various market segments, including Class I's, short lines and...
railcomm-brings-the-heat-to-airtrain-jfk
Fairport, N.Y.-based RailComm said Friday, Feb. 18, 2015 the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey's AirTrain JFK now has more third rail heaters in place remotely controlled using RailComm technology. RailComm made the announcement as AirTrain JFK, serving John...
amidst-snowstorms-mbta-gm-steps-down
Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) General Manager Beverly Scott announced late Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, she was stepping down from her position, following mounting criticism of MBTA's operational struggles due to repeated snowstorms. The move came even as MBTA struggled to...