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Amtrak readies Vermonter reroute
A long-awaited reroute of Amtrak's Vermonter will commence on Dec. 29, 2014, as the nation's intercity passenger carrier begins serving Greenfield and Northampton, Mass. on a more direct route along…
Partners in transit
Contractors with transit project experience rely on solid communication, developing a team culture and enhancing relationships to get them to a successful result.
Movable bridge best-practices
Even with the use of advanced technology, movable bridge machinery on an electrified railway remains a complex combination of structural, mechanical, and electrical systems.
Signals lit for Lamphier and company
On a recent drive past BNSF’s Hauser Yard, just a few miles north of my home in Post Falls, Idaho, I noticed the routine glow of signals standing alongside main…
Arcadis lands NYCT post-Sandy work
Arcadis US has been awarded a $26 million "task order" contract by MTA New York City Transit to, essentially, weatherproof huge swaths of the city's subway system inundated by Superstorm…
BNSF bumps capex to $6 billion for 2015
BNSF’s planned capital expenditures for 2015 will be $6 billion, another record for a company that, including next year’s amount, will have made more than $50 billion in capital investments…
Emmerson named Managing Director Harsco Rail UK
Harsco Rail has appointed Mark Emmerson Managing Director of the company’s United Kingdom operation. He has been in this role in an interim capacity over the past nine months, along…
Thelen creates scholarship fund for Penn State Altoona RTE program
Penn State alumnus Gerhard A. Thelen, who retired in 2013 as Norfolk Southern Vice President, Operations Planning and Support, has created a scholarship fund for Penn State Altoona that will…
Suit filed to block CSX D.C. tunnel plan
A suit filed in federal court seeks to block CSX from improving and expanding its Virginia Avenue Tunnel in Washington, D.C.
PB lands Australian coal project
Parsons Brinckerhoff has been named project management consultant for Adani Mining Pty. Ltd.’s multi-billion-dollar Carmichael integrated coal mine, port, and rail project in the Galilee Basin in western Queensland, Australia.
BNSF: We’re ready for winter
BNSF says it will go into the 2014-2015 winter season “better prepared than ever before, especially if the U.S. experiences a return of the polar vortex. The 2013-2014 winter was…
L.B. Foster to acquire Balfour Beatty unit
L.B. Foster Co. announced on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, an agreement to acquire the railroad tuning unit, FWO, of Balfour Beatty Rail GmbH. The German business provides track lubrication and switch roller…
Unknotting rail congestion compels investment
Unraveling the knot restricting rail network fluidity cannot be achieved through Surface Transportation Board (STB) intimidation of rail CEOs, or by the agency's issuance of an emergency service order instructing…
AXION receives order for rail transit switch ties
AXION International Holdings, Inc. (AXIH), a supplier of recycled-plastic and plastic-composite ECOTRAX® ties and STRUXURE® building products, and a vertically integrated re-processor and supplier of recycled plastic, has received an…
London Trackwork lands Ottawa contract
The Rideau Transit Group consortium, designers and builders of the OC Transpo Confederation Line (Ottawa Light Rail Transit Project), has awarded a contract to London Trackwork Inc. for the supply…
New Mexico Border Authority awards feasibility study to HNTB
The New Mexico Border Authority has selected HNTB Corp. perform a comprehensive study determining the feasibility of a new rail bypass and international rail border crossing near the Santa Teresa,…
Axion lands another Russian tie order
Axion International Holdings, Inc. said Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014, it has "received a purchase order for ECOTRAX® rail ties to be shipped and installed in Russia's [rail] system. This is…
Railway Interchange 2015 exhibit space available
Booth space reservations are now open for the indoor and outdoor exhibitions at Railway Interchange 2015, the U.S.-based combined exhibition and technical conference taking place Sunday, Oct. 4 through Tuesday,…
On New Haven Line, catenary work continues
Metro-North Railroad's decades-long catenary replacement project on its New Haven Line is "heading down the home stretch, with the finish line in sight," the railroad said.
CP’s Harrison sets 2018 financial goals
At Canadian Pacific’s 2014 Investor Conference, CEO E. Hunter Harrison unveiled new growth targets out to 2018, and “a multi-year strategy to drive superior service and financial profitability, including more…
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