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State completes buy of Housatonic Railroad
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation has completed its purchase of 37-miles of Housatonic Railroad right-of-way, stretching from Pittsfield, Mass., to Canaan, Conn., the railroad's headquarters city sitting just across the…
Grand Central LIRR concourse contract awarded
New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) announced Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015 that GCT Constructors, JV, a joint venture consisting of Schiavone Construction Co. and John P. Picone Inc., has been…
A tad off the top
Rail grinding service providers offer profile correction, modification, and restoration.
Railway Interchange 2015 registration, hotel reservations now open
Registration and hotel reservations have begun for Railway Interchange 2015, show host organizations announced Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015.
Transdev wins Florida Tri-Rail maintenance deal
The board of South Florida Regional Transportation Authority (SFRTA) has awarded Transdev's U.S. rail infrastructure maintenance subsidiary, VTMI a $161 million contract to maintain track, signaling, and structures on the…
AAR to Congress: Don't hurt private investment
Testifying on Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015 in Washington before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee, Association of American Railroads President and CEO Edward R. Hamberger cautioned lawmakers not to tamper…
What cant can and can't do
Curve design for balance speed conditions is not practical for all operating conditions. How can improved track design help vehicle and track curving performance?
MTS adds S70 LRVs to San Diego Blue Line
San Diego's Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) on Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015 said Siemens S70 low-floor light rail vehicles now have been added to the Blue Line, the system's initial route…
Obituary: "Ned" Snead, GREX founder, 85
Georgetown Rail Equipment Co. (GREX®) Founder and Chairman Emeritus Edwin de Steiguer "Ned" Snead passed away Jan. 22, 2015, in Georgetown, Tex. He was 85.
BNSF outlines $6 billion capex plan
BNSF on Jan. 15, 2015 announced details about the major capital projects it plans to complete in 2015 to maintain and grow its rail network.
Rail bottleneck relief sought for Connell, Wash.
Washington State legislators and city administrators hope to obtain federal funding to reconfigure and improve a 100-year-old railroad interchange at Connell, Wash., to relieve a bottleneck in the movement of…
LEJAK & Associates buys Alpha Products
Bedford Park, Ill.-based Alpha Products, Inc., a metal fabrication and stamping company, says it has completed its sale to a new ownership group led by John Marks of LEJAK &…
Appalachian Railcar Services makes buy
Eleanor, W. Va.-based Appalachian Railcar Services (ARS) on Friday, Jan. 9, 2015, said it has acquired BRC Rail Car Services of Lynchburg Va.
Amtrak readies Vermonter reroute
A long-awaited reroute of Amtrak's Vermonter will commence on Dec. 29, 2014, as the nation's intercity passenger carrier begins serving Greenfield and Northampton, Mass. on a more direct route along…
Partners in transit
Contractors with transit project experience rely on solid communication, developing a team culture and enhancing relationships to get them to a successful result.
Movable bridge best-practices
Even with the use of advanced technology, movable bridge machinery on an electrified railway remains a complex combination of structural, mechanical, and electrical systems.
Signals lit for Lamphier and company
On a recent drive past BNSF’s Hauser Yard, just a few miles north of my home in Post Falls, Idaho, I noticed the routine glow of signals standing alongside main…
Arcadis lands NYCT post-Sandy work
Arcadis US has been awarded a $26 million "task order" contract by MTA New York City Transit to, essentially, weatherproof huge swaths of the city's subway system inundated by Superstorm…
BNSF bumps capex to $6 billion for 2015
BNSF’s planned capital expenditures for 2015 will be $6 billion, another record for a company that, including next year’s amount, will have made more than $50 billion in capital investments…
Emmerson named Managing Director Harsco Rail UK
Harsco Rail has appointed Mark Emmerson Managing Director of the company’s United Kingdom operation. He has been in this role in an interim capacity over the past nine months, along…
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