Mischa Wanek-Libman, Engineering Editor

Mischa Wanek-Libman, Engineering Editor

Monday, 30 October 2017 09:10

DOT to expand scope of drone testing

A pilot program to advance the use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS, or drones) will partner the U.S. Department of Transportation and local jurisdictions in developing rules that will allow broader testing.

A new transportation proposal introduced by Nashville Mayor Megan Barry calls for long-term investment to improve the city's transportation system and includes 26 miles of light rail.

The government of Canada is giving OmniTRAX 30 days to repair and restore service on the Hudson Bay Railway to Churchill, Manitoba, or risk a lawsuit for breach of contract.

Replacement of  Portal Bridge, a two-track 110-year-old swing span structure linking New Jersey and New York City on the Northeast Corridor, is under way. A recent groundbreaking ceremony marked the start of construction.

The Port of Oakland Commissioners approved a rail project last week that will offer "a refrigerated gateway to Asia for U.S. meat exports."

The Port MacKenzie Rail Extension has reached 75% completion, but officials say the 32-mile roadbed embankment is closed to travel due to increased rates of vandalism.

Tuesday, 19 September 2017 06:39

BNSF, WSDOT awarded W.W. Hay Award

INDIANAPOLIS: At Railway Interchange 2017, the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA) presented the 2017 Dr. William W. Hay Award for Excellence to BNSF and the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) for the Improvements for Passenger Rail Service and Reliability on BNSF Railway in Washington State project.

Amtrak and New York's Gateway project got a prospective funding boost as the U.S. House of Representatives passed a $1.2-trillion omnibus package to provide all discretionary funding for the federal government for the 2018 fiscal year.
Thursday, 07 September 2017 08:59

Report: VA rail investment provides 250% return

A study by the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission (NVTC) has found rail transportation operators in the area contribute more than $600 million to the commonwealth's general fund.

Friday, 01 September 2017 00:00

Union Pacific adds 1,900 PTC miles

Union Pacific provided a second quarter update on its progress regarding implementation of Positive Train Control (PTC) and notes it has made strides toward its 2018 goal.

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