Mischa Wanek-Libman, Engineering Editor

Mischa Wanek-Libman, Engineering Editor

Friday, 05 June 2015 10:35

Ballast betterment

Suppliers continue their R&D efforts to provide improved ballast maintenance solutions.

Metropolitan Transportation Authority's Metro-North was selected for a 2013 Diamond Award in the transportation category from the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of New York for its Port Jervis Line Reconstruction Project following damage inflicted by Tropical Storm Irene.
Monday, 11 March 2013 13:36

X Train hires HR director

Las Vegas Railway Express, Inc., hired Vicki DiBernardo as human resources director to head up the task of hiring, training and preparing the new employees for the X Train, which will need a team of approximately 100 employees to begin planned operations at the end of this year.
The demand for public transportation rose last year as Americans took 10.5 billion trips, the second highest ridership since 1957, and 154 million more trips than the previous year, according to a report released today by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA). This was the seventh year in a row that more than 10 billion trips were taken on public transportation systems nationwide.
The Panama Canal Railway Company (PCRC), jointly owned by Kansas City Southern and Mi-Jack Products, Inc., taps into the experience of North American railroaders to bring success to its business.
The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) has begun a seven-month long project to install high-definition cameras in approximately 850 existing, older model rail cars to assist law enforcement and deter crime.
Thursday, 07 February 2013 14:15

McKinstry: Cold Train shrinks carbon footprint

Seattle-based energy and facility services firm McKinstry released a carbon analysis study confirming that the Cold Train refrigerated express intermodal service to/from the Port of Quincy Intermodal Terminal produces a smaller carbon footprint than shipping by long-haul truck to/from Quincy, Wash. The report validates a previous estimation of carbon emissions reported by BNSF's Carbon Estimator Tool.
Thursday, 07 February 2013 13:23

CTA seeks builder for 7000 series cars

The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) is seeking manufacturers for a brand-new generation of rail cars, the 7000 series, continuing the agency's efforts to modernize the transit system to improve service and benefit customers.
PBF Energy Inc. announced today the completion of the second crude oil unloading facility at its subsidiary's Delaware City refinery. The construction of the 70,000 barrel per day (bpd) rail facility was announced in mid-2012 and was completed on schedule and on budget.
Friday, 03 August 2012 12:14

Bombardier wins new AirTrain contract

Bombardier Transportation announced Friday that it has signed a contract with the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey to provide operations and maintenance services for the AirTrain system at Newark Liberty International Airport for a further 10 years. The contract, which includes a capital asset improvement program, is valued at approximately $243 million and becomes effective Aug. 2.

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