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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…
New track machines unveiled by Plasser American
IRJ at Railway Interchange: Plasser American unveiled its new GRM2X self-propelled fully-automated tamping trailer at the outdoor exhibition area in Minneapolis.
Track maintenance experts share success stories at Interchange
Maintenance-minded folks at the AREMA Conference gathered throughout the day October 6 to soak up 10 informative presentations revolving around maintaining the world's railroads, which is no small task.
Horizontal grinders from Stanley show off in Minneapolis
Stanley revealed its latest in horizontal grinders with the HGL80 and HLG81 at Railway Interchange 2015 this weekend.
Zetica, Balfour Beatty Rail’s RASC Pod brings versatility to trackbed inspection
Zetica Rail and Balfour Beatty Rail call the Railway Asset Scanning Car Pod (RASC Pod) a new concept for trackbed inspection combining most elements of dedicated track recording cars on…
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