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Progress Rail to buy Australian track business
Progress Rail Services Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of Caterpillar Inc., said Tuesday, July 1, 2014 it has signed a definitive agreement to purchase Pacific Rail Engineering's (PRE) track business.
Webinar addresses State of Good Repair challenges
A webinar July 9, 2014 entitled Achieving Optimized Capital Planning and Asset Reliability is being offered by Railway Age and sister publication Railway Track & Structures, along with Bentley Systems,…
CBR obstacles vary, but multiply
Pushback against crude-by-rail (CBR) oil shipments continues to develop in a variety of ways, from local protests to looming action from the Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Pipeline and…
Illinois, UP mark projects new and old
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and Illinois U.S. Sen. Dick Durban (D) joined Union Pacific President and COO Lance Fritz Friday, June 27, 2014, to announce a joint $90 million addition…
"Green" railroads and Box Turtles
One hears the word "green" more than ever at any given rail conference, not without reason. Most in the rail world, naturally enough, apply the allusion to themselves and their…
Holland receives honors from TTX
Holland LP said Wednesday, June 18, 2014 it has received the "TTX Excellent Supplier" designation based on its overall SECO (Supplier Evaluation Committee) evaluation.
FEIS issued for CSX Virginia Avenue Tunnel reconstruction
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Washington, D.C. District Department of Transportation (DDOT) have released a Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the proposed reconstruction of CSX’s Virginia Avenue…
What’s the rub?
An optimal friction management program can go a long way toward reducing the stress state of the railroad.
Stage set for RSI/CMA 2014, Canadian Rail Summit
Conference registration and hotel reservations have begun for RSI/CMA 2014, the Railway Supply Institute's (RSI) annual trade show and conference, to be held in conjunction with the Railway Association of…
Amtrak, FRA, NS, INDOT kick off $71 million Indiana Gateway
Amtrak, the Federal Railroad Administration, Norfolk Southern, and the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) have embarked on constructing the $71.4 million Indiana Gateway project, which will upgrade the right-of-way between…
Indiana Gateway HrSR project to proceed
Indiana's sole involvement in U.S. higher-speed rail (HrSR) planning was officially launched Thursday, May 29, 2014, as the "Indiana Gateway" project proceeds, according to Indiana Department of Transportation officials.
SunRail rolling in central Florida
Central Florida’s new SunRail regional/commuter rail service has been in operation since May 1 along a 32-mile route comprised of 12 stations between DeBary and Sand Lake Road, near Orlando…
Axion gets third Russian order for ECOTRAX ties
Axion International Holdings, Inc. has received a third purchase order from Russia of its ECOTRAX® rail ties, and the second from a Moscow-based transit system, the company said Tuesday, May…
BNSF's best days are just ahead
If recent reports published by Railway Age and others regarding BNSF's clogged network have managed to discourage any shipper or industry-related investor, I have news that might brighten their outlook.
RAIL.ONE opens Iowa rail tie plant
RAIL.ONE USA Corp. on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, held an opening ceremony for a $22 million concrete rail tie plant in Clinton, Iowa, located within the city's Lincolnway Railport.
Thales to modernize W. Va. University PRT
Thales said Tuesday, April 29, 2014 it has been awarded a contract by West Virginia University to modernize the Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) network operating on the university's Morgantown, W.…
Exhibit sales open for REMSA/RSI-Hosted USA Pavilion at Brazil’s NT Expo
Exhibit sales are now open for the USA Pavilion at the Business on Rails (NT Expo) trade show in São Paulo, Brazil, co-hosted by Railway Engineering-Maintenance Suppliers Association (REMSA) and…
GCRTA selects Protracker for roadway worker protection
The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (GCRTA) has selected Protran Technology’s Protracker System for roadway worker protection.
Illinois infrastructure plan includes $1.85 billion for public transportation
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has unveiled a six-year, $8.6-billion capital construction program plan consisting of federal, state, and local funds. The plan incorporates $1.85 billion for public transportation.
Amtrak awards Empire Corridor contract work
Amtrak has awarded engineering company Michael Baker Jr., Inc. a $4.2 million contract for construction management and inspection services involving several projects on its Empire Corridor in New York State.
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