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HSR in the Northeast: What next?
In this series published in Railway Age's September, October and November 2015 issues, Contributing Editor Alfred E. Fazio examines the possibilities and engineering requirements for high- or higher-speed rail in…
Hamberger to Ribble: Take your amendment and park it!
Rep. Reid Ribble’s (R-Wisc.) proposed amendment to H.R. 3763, the Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2015, which would allow heavier trucks on the nation’s highways “will cost taxpayers…
Congressman Jordan tours Fritz-Rumer Cooke Co.'s rail project in Ohio
On October 30, 2015, U.S. Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH-04) joined National Railroad Construction & Maintenance Association (NRC) member Fritz-Rumer Cooke Co., Inc., a railroad and general contractor based in Columbus,…
Vanair expands with new office, manufacturing space
Michigan City, Ind.-based Vanair Manufacturing, a provider of vehicle-mounted air compressors, generators, welders and multi-drive systems in the world, announced Oct. 27, 2015 the acquisition of an 80,000-square-foot manufacturing facility…
New York MTA board approves five-year capital plan
The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) board has approved its 2015-19 Capital Program, the MTA reported on Oct. 30, 2015.
45G Tax Credit extension has majority in both Houses
The American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) reported on Oct. 30, 2015 that an extension of the Short Line Railroad Rehabilitation Investment Act, more commonly referred to as…
ZTR’s Soora honored with LMOA MVP award
ZTR Control Systems, a London, Ontario-based global provider of control and monitoring systems for the railway market, announced Oct. 27, 2015 that its Manager of Engineering, Amarjit Soora, has been…
Harsco Rail appoints new VP, International
Worldwide railway maintenance and construction company Harsco Rail, a division of Harsco Corporation, announced Oct. 27, 2015 the senior leadership appointment of Andre Schoen as Vice President for the international…
HRSI introduced its Automated Conveyor Train at Railway Interchange
Herzog Railroad Services, Inc., unveiled the Automated Conveyor Train (A.C.T.), its new aggregate delivery system, at Railway Interchange 2015.
GREX elevates Grissom
Georgetown Rail Equipment Company (GREX) on Oct. 21, 2015 promoted Greg Grissom to Chief Operating Officer/Executive Vice President Customer Delivery. Grissom previously served as Vice President Engineering.
Senator McConnell Field Representative tours TRAM Construction’s Kentucky facility
On Oct. 20, 2015, U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) Field Representative Shane Noem joined National Railroad Construction & Maintenance Association (NRC) member TRAM Construction for a tour of its facility…
Railway Age seeks entries for inaugural Fast Trackers contest
Railway Age on Oct. 20, 2015 launched its inaugural Fast Trackers contest, in which ten individuals under the age of 40 who have made an impact in their respective fields…
U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross tours RCCSJ’s Port of Paulsboro project
On Oct. 15, 2015, U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (D-NJ-01) joined National Railroad Construction & Maintenance Association (NRC) member—the Railroad Construction Co. of South Jersey (RCCSJ)—for a tour of its facility…
Scott Commo elected to REMSA board of directors
The Railway Engineering-Maintenance Suppliers Association (REMSA) announced Oct. 14, 2015 the election of a new director, Scott Commo, to join the REMSA board of directors. The election took place at…
AquaTrack blasting away leaves on NJ Transit
The fall foliage that bursts forth in the Northeastern United States is a beautiful thing to see—except when the leaves collect on railroad tracks, creating wheel slippage problems. That’s when…
Pinpoint battery problems with REC’s battery monitor
The Federal Railroad Administration requires grade crossing warning equipment backup battery systems to undergo inspection and load testing every 30 days, and does not allow any time frame flexibility. Railway…
Utilizing video to understand pedestrian crossing compliance
The Communications & Signals breakout session of the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association's (AREMA) Annual Conference being held in conjunction with Railway Interchange 2015, presented nine papers discussing various…
Developing a better understanding of TOR effectiveness
The American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association's (AREMA) Annual Conference being held in conjunction with Railway Interchange 2015, held six breakout sessions Tuesday, including nine in the Track session.
Bridges and other important rail structures discussed at AREMA
Tuesday's breakout sessions at the AREMA Conference included a whopping 11 presentations around the ever-import subject matter of structures.
Canadian Pacific’s implementation and use of ATGMS
The Engineering Services track of the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association's (AREMA) Annual Conference kicked off with a presentation from Ron Gagne, director track systems, Canadian Pacific (retired), on…
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