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Monday, 26 August 2013
26 August 2013

New Jersey, feds eye microgrid for NJ Transit

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and U.S. Secretary of Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz announced plans for "NJ TransitGrid" Monday, Aug. 26, 2013, to make passenger rail infrastructure in the Garden State more self-sustaining and flexible in the face of future emergencies.

Monday, 26 August 2013
26 August 2013

Parsons names western sector railroad construction ...

Parsons has named W. Scott Harral, P.E., CCM, as its western sector railroad construction manager. He will be responsible for overseeing the construction of rail and transit systems projects in the western U.S.
Monday, 26 August 2013
26 August 2013

Mexico derailment claims migrant worker lives

At least six people were killed and as many as 35 were injured when a Ferrosur freight train nicknamed “La Bestia” (“The Beast”), on which would-be migrants hitch rides toward the U.S. border, derailed near ...
Friday, 23 August 2013
23 August 2013

Rick Corman, 1955-2013

Richard J. “Rick" Corman, founder of R. J. Corman Railroad Group, died the morning of Aug. 23, 2013, following a 12-year battle with multiple myeloma. Corman died at his home in Nicholasville, Ky., surrounded by his family. He was 58.
Friday, 23 August 2013
23 August 2013

Potash resilient after consortium break-up

One of railroading’s least-recognized commodities found itself in the global spotlight this summer. On July 30, Russian potash producer Uralkali announced it was severing ties to the Belarusian Potash Company, a joint marketing venture wi ...
Friday, 23 August 2013
23 August 2013

SYSTRA: Investments, improvements for RAILSIM®

SYSTRA is taking significant actions to further develop RAILSIM®, what it calls “the rail industry’s leading rail operations analysis and simulation software.” These initiativ ...
Friday, 23 August 2013
23 August 2013

OLI CEO to address highway safety group

Members of the National Association of Women Highway Safety Leaders 2013 Conference in San Diego, Calif., are slated for a safety reminder involving roads and railroads, courtesy of Operation Lifesaver, Inc. President and CEO Joyce Rose.

Friday, 23 August 2013
23 August 2013

TÜV Rheinland sets ISO 50001 services

TÜV Rheinland of North America said Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013 it is offering ISO 50001 certification service to companies across all industries "seeking to enhance their energy performance, reduce production costs, and improve overall sustainability and competitiveness in the marketplace."

Friday, 23 August 2013
23 August 2013

LIRR eyes weekend service upgrades

MTA Long Island Rail Road says it will hold a public hearing Aug. 27 on a proposal to restore half-hourly service on its Port Washington Branch on weekends, as well as on a proposal to operate weekend service on the Ronkonkoma Branch between Ronkonkoma and Greenport for approximately 10 additiona ...
Thursday, 22 August 2013
22 August 2013

Parsons hails CHSRA contract milestone

Pasadena, Calif.-based Parsons Corp. expressed enthusiasm Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013, over the contract executed by the California High-Speed Rail Authority with the Tutor Perini/Zachry/Parsons joint venture for the first segment of the the state's 700-mile high speed rail system.

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