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For Harsco, business is a grind (that's a good thing)
Harsco Rail, Harsco Corp.’s railway track maintenance division, has landed new sales of its rail grinding machines throughout North America for service in RailWorks Corp.-conducted contract rail grinding programs. The…
Road & Rail wins American Honda award
Road & Rail Services, Inc. announced it was recently awarded the American Honda Motor Co., Inc. 2016 Plant Processor of the Year Performance Excellence Award.
Shuster returns as Chairman of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster (R-PA) statement on Dec. 2 on his selection by the House Republican Conference to continue serving as Chairman of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure:
It was once a common practice for freight or passenger rail service to traverse paved or cobblestone streets. Yet today, there are still many places in North America that retain…
2017 Fast Trackers nominations
Railway Age presents its second annual Fast Trackers contest, in which we will profile ten individuals under the age of 40 who have made an impact in their respective fields…
MSU railway program welcomes new Executive Director
Michigan State University announced November 30 that its Railway Management Certificate Program (RMCP) has updated its offerings with the appointment of a new Executive Director.
AAR to FRA: PTC "is not-off-the shelf"
The Association of American Railroads replied on Nov. 28 to the Federal Railroad Administration's third quarter 2016 data in the implementation of Positive Train Control (PTC). The FRA concluded the…
FRA updates on PTC: "Uneven progress"
The Federal Railroad Administration on Nov. 28 released third quarter 2016 data submitted by railroads on their progress in implementing Positive Train Control (PTC). The FRA says the "data show…
Ricardo Rail recruits Ruddy
International consulting/engineering firm Ricardo Rail has appointed Brian Ruddy to the new role of Business Development Manager, U.S. to focus specifically on the domestic market. He will be based at…
AAR to Pence: "Freight railroads can serve as an example" for transition team
The Association American of Railroads (AAR) on Nov. 21 released an open letter to Vice President-Elect Pence and the transition team:
Miller Ingenuity wins WorldSafe award
Miller Ingenuity announced it has been selected for a 2016-17 WorldSafe Award for its work in rail maintenance safety.
Madness in Mosier
You want to double or triple your train throughput? Just build a nice long siding. At least that’s what Friends of the Columbia Gorge would like the Wasco County (Wash.)…
Parsons wins ACEC AZ Grand Prize in transportation
Parsons announced it recently received a 2016 Grand Award in the transportation category from the American Council of Engineering Companies of Arizona (ACEC AZ) for its work on Valley Metro’s…
AAR: "Concern over railroads being held responsible for contractor drug and alcohol testing programs"
Ed Greenberg, spokesperson for the Association of American Railroads, provided this statement following the Federal Railroad Administration's Nov. 10 decision to reject a petition by several industry groups to delay…
APTA: Trump-up public infrastructure investment
The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) issued this statement on November 9 to congratulate President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence:
GREX wins R&D 100 Award, sole winner from rail industry
Georgetown Rail Equipment Company (GREX) has been named an R&D 100 Awards winner for its Aurora Xi internal tie inspection technology, and was the only winner from the rail industry.…
Reading & Northern reports 15% growth
Despite a soft market for anthracite coal, Reading & Northern reported on November 4 that its freight traffic has grown over its record-setting 2015 base: Merchandise traffic (non-coal) is up…
Disruptive thinking about railway capital requirements
It has been a bit more than a decade and a half since the rail industry, assisted by well-qualified consultants, alerted the public and industry watchers that economic growth would…
KCS improving New Orleans Sub
Kansas City Southern Railway is investing approximately $14.3 million this year on construction and improvement projects on its New Orleans Subdivision between Port Allen and Simmesport, La., and also at…
Road & Rail Services marks 30 years
Longevity is common in the railway supply business, even though many companies have been through the merger and acquisitions process. Louisville, Ky.-based Road & Rail Services marks 30 years in…
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