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OmniTRAX’s Chicago Rail Link pilots Grade Crossing Technology
Chicago Rail Link, LLC (CRL), a managed affiliate of OmniTRAX, Inc., is presenting a new and innovative grade crossing pilot project. It is the first such test of this technology…
New Jersey Transportation Trust Fund reauthorized
New Jersey officials reauthorized the state's Transportation Trust Fund at $2 billion a year for the next eight years.
Caltrax launches in Calgary
Caltrax Inc announced the October 3 launch of its Mobile Repair Unit in the Calgary area. Repairing railcars since 1992, Caltrax Inc expands further in Western Canada with this Calgary shop…
LRIW honors Metro-North’s Bonilla
The League of Railway Industry Women (LRIW) named MTA Metro-North Railroad Assistant Chief Engineer Track and Structures Anamaria Bonilla, P.E., 2016 Outstanding Woman of the Year.
Mehdi Nezami promoted to LJA Senior Project Manager
LJA Engineering has promoted Mehdi Nezami, P.E., to Senior Project Manager in its Land Division.
Suppliers to Congress: STB shooting first, asking questions later
The industry groundswell attacking the Surface Transportation Board’s pending actions on forced access and commodity reregulation has grown to include the railway supply community, including the three principal trade associations…
Union Pacific focus: Future
Cover story, September issue: Like most Class I railroads, Union Pacific has had to make adjustments to deal with sharp declines in coal and other commodities. While its $3.75 billion…
Chile mulls new Santiago - Valparaíso line
A study commissioned by Chilean State Railways (EFE) into the construction of a new rail link between Santiago and Valparaíso has concluded that one of the options under consideration would…
Operating license granted for Brazilian mineral line
Brazilian mining giant Vale has obtained a 10-year operating license from the Brazilian Institute of Environment and Natural Resources (Ibama) for a rail link to the new Carajás Serra Sul…
Atlanta issues bid request for Streetcar Track System
The City of Atlanta, Department of Procurement (“DOP”), announced a bid for FC-9139, Emergency On-Call Repair and Maintenance for the Atlanta Streetcar Track System.
Expanded random drug testing, of course—with a few changes
Federal Railroad Administration data says the percentage of rail workers who tested positive in random drug tests increased to 0.53% in 2015 from 0.37% in 2014, following five years of…
NCRR grants $50,000 to AREMA Educational Foundation
Scott M. Saylor, North Carolina Railroad Company (NCRR) President, and James K. Kessler, AREMA Passenger and Transit Functional Group Director and Vice President, Engineering and Planning with NCRR, presented a…
Kyra Senese joins RT&S staff
Kyra Senese has joined the staff of Railway Track & Structures as Assistant Editor, reporting to RT&S Editor and Railway Age Engineering Editor Mischa Wanek-Libman.
Harbinson joins Danella
Danella Rental Systems announced its hire of Matthew Harbison as a business development manager for the Western North America territory.
Plasser names Blechinger as President
Plasser American Corporation last month named Thomas Blechinger President.
Gross & Janes receives U.S. patent for wood crosstie pre-treatment
Gross & Janes Co. announced Sept. 8, 2016 that it has received a United States Patent for a “two-step” borate pre-treatment dipping process and related equipment the company developed to…
United Rail’s BBR Rail Automation contracts for Edmonton development
On Sept. 1, 2016, the Canadian government awarded a lion’s share of transit development agreements in the province of Alberta to the city of Edmonton.
HNTB appoints Rago to senior-level post
HNTB has named Joseph Rago, PE, CEM, LEED as Senior Project Manager and Associate Vice President in the firm’s Northeast Division rail and transit practice. He will be based in…
MBTA awards PTC contract to Ansaldo STS/VHB Team
VHB has been named the local lead signal design consultant to work as part of the Ansaldo STS team on a Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority $338 million project to equip…
Passing of the torch at REMSA
The Railway Engineering-Maintenance Suppliers Association (REMSA) at its Annual Membership Meeting in Orlando, Fla., inaugurated Whitmore Rail’s Bruce Wise as President, for a two-year term beginning on Jan. 1, 2017.
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