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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…
FTA sets FY2017 funding priorities
The Federal Transit Administration on Feb. 10, 2016 highlighted $3.5 billion recommended in President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2017 federal budget to advance the construction or completion of 31 public transit…
Rep. Peterson’s office tours PortaCo’s Moorhead facility
On Feb. 8, 2016, Congressman Collin Peterson’s (D-MN-7) Chief of Staff, Allison Myhre, and Economic Development Officer, Toni Merdan, joined representatives from PortaCo to tour its Moorhead, Minn. facility, learn…
Rail renewal roundup
Making the rail renewal process safer and simpler is a top priority among equipment manufacturers and contractors.
Railway Age’s inaugural Fast Trackers—10 Rising Stars Under 40, are ten individuals under the age of 40 who have made an impact in their respective fields or within their company.
MARTA selects WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff for tunnel ventilation upgrade
The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) on Feb. 3, 2016 awarded a design-build contract to Archer Western Construction with WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff as the lead designer to overhaul…
United Rail, BBR partner up
United Rail, Inc. announced on Jan. 6, 2016 a new partnership with German rail supply manufacturer, BBR Rail Automation GmbH (BBR), to represent and support its products and services to…
AREMA seeks applications for Watford Fellowship
The American Railway and Engineering Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA) Educational Foundation, in cooperation with the US Committee to the Watford Group of International Railway Designers, has created a unique learning opportunity…
SEPTA turns to sustainable traction power
Constellation, a subsidiary of Exelon Corp., has awarded ABB Canada’s power and automation technology division a contract to engineer, manufacture and commission seven ENVILINETM Energy Storage Systems (ESS) wayside energy…
MTA approves final contract for East Side Access project
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Board on Jan. 27, 2016 approved the final major contract for the East Side Access project, which will build and finish four platforms and eight…
BNSF 2016 capex: $4.3 billion
BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) on Jan. 26, 2016 announced a $4.3 billion 2016 capital expenditure plan that “will focus on helping to ensure the company continues to operate a safe…
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