Maintenance of Way

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 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…
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…
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.
Brazil’s interim federal government led by president Michel Temer is investigating how to revive the country’s ambitious new line construction program at a time of financial austerity by involving the…
Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) is implementing a revised wheel tread profile across its entire fleet of rapid transit railcars to reduce flange squeal and improve ride quality.
In 2013, Alstom won the contract to supply and maintain 34 Citadis Spirit light rail vehicles to the city of Ottawa for the O-Train Confederation Line. Now, it has won…
Officials on opposite sides of the country outlined plans to enhance safety of local rail systems using recently awarded federal funds.
Canadian pension fund Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec (CDPQ) Infra has reached an agreement with CN to purchase infrastructure for its planned 41.5-mile (67 km) Metropolitan Electric Network…
The government of Canada and the province of Ontario reached an agreement that makes C$2.97 billion (US$2.3 billion) in combined funding available for infrastructure improvements in the province.
Surface Transportation Board Chairman Daniel R. Elliott III is discontinuing the practice of sending an annual letter to the railroad industry asking Class I and other railroads to comment on…
The California Transportation Commission (CTC) allocated $814 million to 135 transportation projects in the state and includes $55 million to four rail and safety projects.
A quarterly status update released Aug. 17, 2016 by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) “underscores the need for railroads to implement Positive Train Control (PTC) as quickly and safely as…
Orgo-Thermit, Inc. has announced that Christopher Booth has joined the GT-Group as Vice President/Chief Operating Officer in Manchester, NJ.
As California's Cap and Trade program of greenhouse gas emissions advances, rail projects receive development grants: On August 16, the California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA) announced 14 recipients for the…
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has $7 million in grants available to support efforts that enhance the safety of transit workers and passengers.
Eleven projects across six states and the District of Columbia will receive grants from the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) to assist in the implementation of Positive Train Control (PTC).
The American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) announced on August 16 that it has received a grant from FY2016 Railroad Safety Technology Grant Funds, made available through the…
L.B. Foster’s wholly owned subsidiary, Salient Systems, Inc., achieved ISO 9001:2008 Certification in the second quarter of 2016. This facility engineers and manufactures remote infrastructure and vehicle monitoring devices and…
NESCO LLC, an equipment and service provider for the utility industry, has acquired V&H Leasing Services from material handling and truck equipment manufacturer V&H Inc.
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