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Three states see Southwest Chief renovations
Amtrak President and CEO Joe Boardman visited Kansas, Colorado and New Mexico last week, along the Southwest Chief route, showing his appreciation of local, state and federal partners for their…
Salient Systems ISO 9001:2008 Certification furthers quality management initiative
Salient Systems, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of L.B. Foster Co., achieved ISO 9001:2008 Certification in the second quarter of 2016. This facility engineers and manufactures remote infrastructure and vehicle…
TIGER VIII announces additional rail projects
The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) announced on July 29 additional rail project awards to its eighth round of the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) program.
TIGER VIII: Rail projects receive $72.1 million
Elected officials have begun releasing information about projects awarded grants from the eighth round of the U.S. Department of Transportation's (USDOT) Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) program.
MTA NYCT chooses Canarsie Tunnel full-closure option
Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) New York City Transit (NYCT) is opting for a full 18-month shutdown of the Canarsie Tunnel, versus a three-year partial shutdown, to rebuild the tunnel, which…
New Latin American leadership at WSP | PB
WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff on July 25, 2016 named Jorge A. Chaves Dominguez as President and Asdrubal Montenegro as Chief Financial Officer of its Latin America region.
First precast beam erected at MiamiCentral
The first of 247 massive precast concrete beams (also known as Florida I Beams or FIBs) was lifted into place at MiamiCentral this week, as the 11-acre transportation hub that…
SMS secures Railway Interchange 2017 contract
Ithaca, N.Y.-based Smith Marketing Services has been awarded a contract for leading the branding effort for Railway Interchange 2017, to be held in Indianapolis Sept. 17-20, 2017.
USDOT moves forward on Gateway Program
The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) has moved the Hudson Tunnel Project and Portal North Bridge – both critical elements of the Gateway Program in the New York City area…
Caltrain awards electrification, EMU contracts
Caltrain’s Board of Directors on July 7, 2016 approved $1.25 billion in contracts with Balfour Beatty Infrastructure Inc. and Stadler U.S. Inc. to begin work on the Peninsula Corridor Electrification…
Final of FTA's $10.1 billion Sandy relief funds allocated
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is allocating the final $834.6 million available in Hurricane Sandy disaster recovery funding, aiming to provide maximum flexibility for impacted communities to direct repairs and…
GREX names Euston VP Engineering
Georgetown Rail Equipment Company (GREX) on June 17, 2016 promoted Director of Inspection Technology Todd Euston to Vice President of Engineering.
www.hollandco.com receives facelift
Holland LP, a leading mobile flash-butt welding service provider, has refreshed its refreshed corporate website, www.hollandco.com, to feature “improved navigation, bold photography,expanded product and service descriptions plus a new addition—the…
Rail Insights: Supplier international opportunities
From Chicago, and Railway Age's Rail Insights Conference and Expo today, June 8: William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age: What opportunities are seen in the international market?
PA grants Reading & Northern bridge creation
The construction of a modern railway bridge across the Lehigh River to create a connection between two divisions of Reading Blue Mountain & Northern Railroad (RBMN) has been assured with…
UP: Idaho rail infrastructure investment of $35.8 million
Union Pacific's rail network in Idaho will receive $35.8 million in 2016 capital funds.
Ontario LRT: ION LRV delays; Hamilton alignment adjustments
The jinx that has bedeviled timely delivery of Toronto’s new low-floor LRVs has now struck the Kitchener-Waterloo ION LRT, presently under construction. Meanwhile, the final alignment for Hamilton’s new B…
CSX m/w, guided by COMPASS™
Protran Technology, a unit of Harsco Rail, has secured its first order from a U.S. Class I for its COMPASS™ railway asset location and awareness system.
Protran appoints Bunting Deputy Director, Field Engineering and Training
Protran Technology, a division of Harsco Rail, has appointed Clay A. Bunting as Deputy Director, Field Engineering and Training to develop the company’s growing range of safety technology for track…
Original track Max-ed in Portland
TriMet has completed the 1st Avenue MAX Improvements Project, which rejuvenated a section of the original MAX light rail alignment.
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