Maintenance of Way

Services were held for Helmut Schroeder, 78, founder of Railquip Inc., a supplier of rail and maintenance of way equipment, who died Oct. 30 following an illness.
Rehabilitation projects to rail infrastructure have been included in a funding commitment from the governments of Canada and Quebec to improve the Montréal area's transit system.
Union Pacific and Katoen Natie broke ground on a new state-of-the-art plastic packaging facility in Dallas.
The Georgia Ports Authority approved rail and gate expansion projects that will significantly increase capacity at the Port of Savannah’s Garden City Terminal.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) has proposed a $3.2 billion operating budget and a $3.4 billion capital budget for 2018.
Confirming a change by its contract partner, Caltrans amended its $317-million contract for new passenger cars, replacing Nippon Sharyo with Siemens, which will join with Sumitomo Corp. of America to…
The United States trails Germany and China in deployment of fiber optic sensors – a key technology for monitoring railroad infrastructure – according to a leading trade organization.
PTSI Transportation has completed work on the application of its all-digital Route Learning System™ to NJ TRANSIT’s Newark Light Rail system, the second install of the technology on the agency’s…
Third quarter earnings at BNSF Railway reflected gains in most carload categories that boosted revenue and income, but some moderation in growth through the first nine months of the year…
Miller Ingenuity, a manufacturer of rail safety products, has entered into a collaborative agreement with the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) to install ZoneGuard, Miller’s electronic roadway worker protection system,…
Joseph Parsons will take on the newly-created title of general manager at the Iowa Interstate Railroad (IAIS), effective Nov. 3, concurrent with the retirement of Jerome Lipka from the position…
As I stated in my blog about Hunter Harrison earlier this year, the numerical “success” he was credited with during his time at Canadian Pacific would not have been possible…
Watching Washington, November 2017: Almost three years since 12 rail labor unions commenced collective bargaining over wages, benefits and work rules with Class I railroads, plus many regionals and short…
Regional and short line operator Genesee & Wyoming saw higher revenue in the third quarter, but said weaker than expected earnings fell by 18% on lower agricultural shipments out of…
A pilot program to advance the use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS, or drones) will partner the U.S. Department of Transportation and local jurisdictions in developing rules that will allow…
Union Pacific Corp. had third quarter net income of $1.2 billion, or a $1.50 per share, up from $1.1 billion, or $1.36, in the year-ago quarter, on improved pricing despite…
WSP USA (formerly WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff) has named Brian Kim a supervising engineer in its Minneapolis office. Kim will serve as a project manager on highway and transit projects…
Norfolk Southern Corp. reported third-quarter net income of $506 million, up 10% on-year, as income from railway operations increased 11% to $911 million and the operating ratio fell to a…
Canadian National reaffirmed full-year financial estimates on third-quarter revenue that was 7% higher and earnings that were essentially unchanged.
BNSF Railway selected Farmrail as its 2017 Shortline of the Year at its annual Shortline Conference. The holding company for Class 3 carriers Grainbelt Corp. and Farmrail Corp. was recognized…
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