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NRC selects Laurello for Hall of Fame
The National Railroad Construction & Maintenance Association (NRC) on Dec. 17, 2015 announced that Cosmo Lawrence “Larry Sr.” Laurello of Delta Railroad Construction, Inc. in Ashtabula, Ohio, has been unanimously…
GREX appoints Ewing VP of Human Resources
Georgetown Rail Equipment Company (GREX), has appointed Shawnda Ewing to the position of Vice President of Human Resources, the company announced Dec. 21, 2015.
NRC awards 2015 Field Employee and Rail Construction Project of the Year
The National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association (NRC) has selected the winners of its 2015 Field Employee of the Year and Project of the Year awards, which will be recognized at…
NRC names two to board; announces safety award winners
The National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association, Inc. (NRC), elected two new members to its Board of Directors and released the winners of the 2015 NRC/RT&S Contractor and Safety Awards.
Caltrain approves fare hikes to meet rising costs of rail operations, maintenance
Caltrain’s Board of Directors approved on Dec. 3, 2015 an increase to the adult base fare by 50 cents, effective Feb. 28, 2016. As a result, the amount paid for…
Congressman Kinzinger tours Colo Railroad Builders’ Minooka facility
U.S. Congressman Adam Kinzinger (R-IL-16) joined National Railroad Construction & Maintenance Association (NRC) member Colo Railroad Builders on Dec. 4, 2015 for a tour of its new facility in Minooka, Ill.
Untangling the tale of PTC
Norfolk Southern's Wick Moorman responds to Railway Age’s October 2015 issue cover story on Positive Train Control.
Work progresses on MRL’s Spurling track project
Montana Rail Link (MRL), a Class II regional railroad that operates over 900 route miles of track in Montana and Idaho, is currently constructing four tracks west of Laurel, Mont.…
R&N to own, operate track in Humboldt Industrial Park
Reading Blue Mountain & Northern Railroad (R&N) announced on Nov. 24, 2015 that it will take over ownership of the rail infrastructure at the Humboldt Industrial Park beginning Jan. 1,…
Road & Rail Services nominated for Honda’s Premier Partner award
Road & Rail Services, Inc., a Louisville, Ky.-based provider of rail related service solutions in North America, was recently nominated for American Honda’s Premier Partners award; the company announced Nov.…
BNSF evaluating drones in New Mexico
BNSF has tested a UAS (unmanned aerial system, better-known as a drone) supplied by Boeing Co. subsidiary Insitu Inc. in east-central New Mexico, on approximately 132 miles of main line…
Yoho visists Balfour Beatty Rail
On Nov. 12, 2015, Railway Engineering-Maintenance Suppliers Association (REMSA) member Balfour Beatty Rail hosted Congressman Ted Yoho (R-Fla.) for a tour of its Jacksonville, Fla., facility and discussed public policy…
NxGen Rail Services completes testing at TTCI
Sasser Family Holdings subsidiary NxGen Rail Services LLC has completed testing of its NxTrack™ automated track inspection system at TTCI in Pueblo, Colo.
What happens when you’re off the air?
Air brake technology is improving. Do FRA brake test rules need updating?
HSR in the Northeast: What next?
In this series published in Railway Age's September, October and November 2015 issues, Contributing Editor Alfred E. Fazio examines the possibilities and engineering requirements for high- or higher-speed rail in…
Hamberger to Ribble: Take your amendment and park it!
Rep. Reid Ribble’s (R-Wisc.) proposed amendment to H.R. 3763, the Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2015, which would allow heavier trucks on the nation’s highways “will cost taxpayers…
Congressman Jordan tours Fritz-Rumer Cooke Co.'s rail project in Ohio
On October 30, 2015, U.S. Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH-04) joined National Railroad Construction & Maintenance Association (NRC) member Fritz-Rumer Cooke Co., Inc., a railroad and general contractor based in Columbus,…
Vanair expands with new office, manufacturing space
Michigan City, Ind.-based Vanair Manufacturing, a provider of vehicle-mounted air compressors, generators, welders and multi-drive systems in the world, announced Oct. 27, 2015 the acquisition of an 80,000-square-foot manufacturing facility…
New York MTA board approves five-year capital plan
The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) board has approved its 2015-19 Capital Program, the MTA reported on Oct. 30, 2015.
45G Tax Credit extension has majority in both Houses
The American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) reported on Oct. 30, 2015 that an extension of the Short Line Railroad Rehabilitation Investment Act, more commonly referred to as…
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