Engineering / Maintenance-of-Way

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Movable bridge best-practices Even with the use of advanced technology, movable bridge machinery on an electrified railway remains a complex combination of structural, mechanical, and electrical systems.

amtrak-readies-vermonter-reroute
A long-awaited reroute of Amtrak's Vermonter will commence on Dec. 29, 2014, as the nation's intercity passenger carrier begins serving Greenfield and Northampton, Mass. on a more direct route along the so-called "Knowledge Corridor" stretching from New Haven, Conn., to...
partners-in-transit
Contractors with transit project experience rely on solid communication, developing a team culture and enhancing relationships to get them to a successful result. Transit construction projects come with their own set of unique challenges, be it from the project alignment, political...
On a recent drive past BNSF’s Hauser Yard, just a few miles north of my home in Post Falls, Idaho, I noticed the routine glow of signals standing alongside main tracks that lead into the run-through, semi-enclosed refueling facility. That facility,...
arcadis-lands-nyct-post-sandy-work
Arcadis US has been awarded a $26 million "task order" contract by MTA New York City Transit to, essentially, weatherproof huge swaths of the city's subway system inundated by Superstorm Sandy in October 2012. The five-year contract, announced by the company...
emmerson-named-managing-director-harsco-rail-uk
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...

bnsf-bumps-capex-to--billion-for-2015
BNSF’s planned capital expenditures for 2015 will be $6 billion, another record for a company that, including next year’s amount, will have made more than $50 billion in capital investments since 2000. BNSF also updated its planned capital expenditures for...
emmerson-named-managing-director-harsco-rail-uk
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...
thelen-creates-scholarship-fund-for-penn-state-altoona-rte-program
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...