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Two m/w workers killed in wreck of Amtrak Palmetto
UPDATED APRIL 6, 2016, 2:30 p.m.: Amtrak Train 89, the New York City-Savannah, Ga., Palmetto, partially derailed at Chester, Pa., approximately 15 miles southwest of Philadelphia, on the Northeast Corridor…
Thurston named VP at WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff
David Thurston has been named a Vice President and National Technical Director within the transit and rail technical excellence center of WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, the company announced April 4,…
Luther S. Miller, Nov. 30, 1926 – March 8, 2016
Luther Sigsbee Miller, long-time Editor-in-Chief of Railway Age, died March 8, 2016. He was 89.
Track work on MBTA’s Framingham-Worcester Line set to begin
Track work is set to start on the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s (MBTA) Framingham-Worcester Line this month, with a goal of replacing 25,000-30,000 railroad ties while work to end the…
Ice accepts Railroader of the Year award; Fast Trackers honored
BNSF President and CEO Carl Ice accepted Railway Age’s 53rd annual Railroader of the Year award Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at Chicago’s Union League Club, at the traditional dinner hosted…
Kitchener-Waterloo LRT making progress
Construction that began in mid-2014 on ION, the premier LRT line for the twin cities of Kitchener and Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, is progressing rapidly, with opening scheduled for fall 2017.
Metrolinx retains CH2M for Next Wave Rapid Transit Projects
Metrolinx has awarded CH2M a Consultant and Program Management Services contract for its Next Wave Rapid Transit Projects initiative.
Rep. Young tours Paxton & Vierling Steel Co.’s Iowa facilities
U.S. Rep. David Young (R-Iowa) joined National Railroad Construction & Maintenance Association (NRC) member Paxton & Vierling Steel Co. (PVS) for a tour of its metal service center and structural…
Rep. Cartwright tours Atlantic Track & Turnout’s Pa. facility
U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright (D-Pa) on March 9, 2016 joined National Railroad Construction & Maintenance Association (NRC) member Atlantic Track & Turnout Co. for a tour of its facility in…
Carlo Patrick to join Herzog Services, Inc.
Carlo Patrick will join Herzog Services, Inc., as Vice President effective March 21, 2016.
BNSF plans $180 million capex for Illinois in 2016
BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) on March 9, 2016 announced that its 2016 capital expenditure program in Illinois will be about $180 million. The largest components of this year’s capital plan…
Rep. Joyce joins MAGNET, REMSA on tour of Iron Horse’s Ohio facility
U.S. Rep. David Joyce (R-Ohio) on March 9, 2016 joined representatives from Iron Horse Engineering, the Manufacturing Advocacy & Growth Network (MAGNET), and the Railway Engineering-Maintenance Suppliers Association (REMSA) to…
NRC to host annual railroad equipment auction
The National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association (NRC) will host its 13th Annual Railroad Construction & Maintenance Equipment Auction on Thursday, April 14, 2016 at the Blackmon Auctions facility in…
Harsco: $10 million in Northeastern contracts
Harsco Rail’s track maintenance division has won two contract services projects totaling approximately $10 million in projected revenues from undisclosed “major transit railroads” in the Northeastern U.S.
Don’t judge a bridge by its color
The Federal Railroad Administration on Feb. 26, 2016 launched a new tool on its website that allows states and municipalities to request inspection reports for railroad bridges in their communities.…
Alberta to Alaska bitumen railway feasible: Study
A study released by the University of Calgary Van Horne Institute suggests that it is feasible to build a railway to transport bitumen between Alberta and Alaska.
KCS Shreveport Terminal set for investment
Kansas City Southern subsidiary Kansas City Southern Railway Company (KCSR) will invest approximately $5.6 million in 2016 in construction and improvement projects on its Shreveport Terminal Subdivision.
Mooney tours ATS West Virginia facility
On Feb. 17, 2016, U.S. Congressman Alex Mooney (R-WV-02) joined National Railroad Construction & Maintenance Association (NRC) member Appalachian Timber Services (ATS) for a tour of its Sutton, W.Va. facility.
MBTA awards contract for Beverly-Salem bridge repairs
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) has awarded a $16.2 million contract to J.F. White Contracting Company for repairs on the railroad bride between Beverly and Salem, Mass, the agency…
Metrolinx sets Toronto RER options
GTA (Greater Toronto Area) region public transportation agency Metrolinx outlined the four options being considered for the core of the Toronto Regional Express Rail (RER) network at a board meeting…
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