Jennifer Nunez, Assistant Editor, Railway Track & Structures

Jennifer Nunez, Assistant Editor, Railway Track & Structures

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Tuesday, 10 November 2015 15:36

FRA releases DEIS for NEC investment

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) released a Tier 1 Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for NEC FUTURE, FRA's long-term investment framework for the Northeast Corridor (NEC) between Washington, D.C., and Boston, Mass.

Wednesday, 21 October 2015 14:37

GREX elevates Grissom

Georgetown Rail Equipment Company (GREX) on Oct. 21, 2015 promoted Greg Grissom to Chief Operating Officer/Executive Vice President Customer Delivery. Grissom previously served as Vice President Engineering.

Tuesday's breakout sessions at the AREMA Conference included a whopping 11 presentations around the ever-import subject matter of structures.

Tuesday, 06 October 2015 16:50

AREMA: Talking about talking cargo

Tuesday's technical program breakout sessions, as part of the AREMA Conference 2015, included 10 presentations from experts in the business of moving people, sometimes referred to by railroaders as "Talking cargo.”

Maintenance-minded folks at the AREMA Conference gathered throughout the day October 6 to soak up 10 informative presentations revolving around maintaining the world's railroads, which is no small task.

Part two of the Student Program, part of the AREMA Conference at Railway Interchange 2015, proved to be a huge success this year. The volume of students attending both the panel discussion and networking event was considerably larger than in years past. This is just one indication of the growing opportunity and increasing interest for young engineers in this industry.

On October 5 at Railway Interchange 2015, Siemens introduced RailFusion, a software solution that monitors and analyzes data points across an entire railroad's infrastructure, including onboard and wayside assets, such as road crossings and end-of-train devices.

The American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA) presented the 2015 Dr. William W. Hay Award for Excellence to Union Pacific and BNSF for the Tower 55 Multimodal Improvement Project in downtown Fort Worth, Texas.

Stanley revealed its latest in horizontal grinders with the HGL80 and HLG81 at Railway Interchange 2015 this weekend.

Just two days prior to the opening ceremony of Railway Interchange 2015, Trimble released Juno T41 R-AEI, a rugged, handheld computer with an integrated ultra-high frequency (UHF) RFID capability designed to read both the rail-industry specific automatic equipment identification (AEI) tags and the electronic product code (EPC) tags used worldwide.

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