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rail-renewal-roundup
February 08, 2016
Making the rail renewal process safer and simpler is a top priority among equipment manufacturers and contractors. Railroads spend billions each year on rail renewal, and the companies that help them perform the task are making it safer and simpler to...
congressman-goodlatte-tours-prs-locomotive-and-rail-car-services-facility
February 08, 2016
On Feb. 5, 2016, U.S. Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA-06) joined National Railroad Construction & Maintenance Association (NRC) member—Progress Rail Services (PRS)—for a tour of its locomotive and rail car services facility in Roanoke, Va. Attendees included Marise Stewart, Director of...
fast-trackers
February 08, 2016
Railway Age’s inaugural Fast Trackers—10 Rising Stars Under 40, are ten individuals under the age of 40 who have made an impact in their respective fields or within their company. After nearly three months and 57 entries later, Railway Age editors,...
former-sfmta-and-vta-ceo-to-lead-caltrain-modernization-program
February 08, 2016
At the Caltrain Board meeting on Feb. 4, 2016, Executive Director Jim Hartnett announced that Michael Burns, who retired as the Chief Executive Officer for the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority in 2014, will take the reins of the Caltrain...
csx-front-row-motorsports-re-team-for-nascar-sprint-cup-series
February 07, 2016
For a fourth consecutive season, CSX and Front Row Motorsports will join forces to promote public safety around railroad tracks with the No. 34 “Play It Safe” Ford Fusion in NASCAR’s 2016 Sprint Cup Series. This season, 2015 Xfinity Series...

light-rail-to-return-to-new-york-city?
February 05, 2016
Light Rail could make a return to New York City under plans announced by Mayor Bill de Blasio on Feb. 4, 2016. The city is proposing the construction of a...
up-announces-5-billion-capex-boosts-safety
February 05, 2016
Union Pacific on Feb. 5, 2016 announced a 2016 capital plan of approximately $3.75 billion, about $550 million lower than 2015. The plan includes $375 million...
bombardier-awarded-8-million-contract-to-overhaul-marc-iii-cars
February 05, 2016
In an effort to improve safety, increase reliability and provide passengers with a more comfortable ride, the Maryland Department of Transportation’s Maryland...
remsa-to-host-usa-pavilion-at-innotrans-2016
February 05, 2016
The Railway Engineering-Maintenance Suppliers Association (REMSA) will host a USA Pavilion at Innotrans 2016, Sept. 20-23, in Berlin, Germany, the organization...
marta-selects-wsp-|-parsons-brinckerhoff-for-tunnel-ventilation-upgrade
February 05, 2016
The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) on Feb. 3, 2016 awarded a design-build contract to Archer Western Construction with WSP | Parsons...