Safety

RATP Dev North America and McDonald Transit Associates, its North American subsidiary, have appointed veteran airline industry executive Mike Anderson as Vice President of Safety and Security. Based in Fort…
A federal court in Edmonton has fined Canadian National Railway $2.5 million for spilling diesel fuel into the North Saskatchewan River.
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has notified the 30 U.S. states where rail transit systems operate that federal law requires they establish an FTA-certified State Safety Oversight (SSO) Program by…
Each year, hundreds of executives, technical experts, engineers and safety officers from across the railway supplier universe engage in an activity that, while largely unheralded, is enormously important to our…
Beginning Monday, June 19, extensive maintenance, cleaning and repair work will be performed along a portion of MTA New York City Transit’s no. 1 Line, as the FASTRACK program returns…
The American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association announced the 308 railroad recipients of its annual Jake Awards, recognizing above-industry average safety performance in 2016.
Union Pacific will invest $23 million of its allotted $3.1-billion 2017 capital program in its New Mexico rail infrastructure.
Amid widespread criticism and even a commuter lawsuit spawned by Amtrak’s planned repairs to New York Penn Station, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority on Monday released a plan to maintain Long…
R. J. Corman Railroad Co. LLC is commemorating its 30th anniversary this year. The company that the late Rick Corman founded in January 1987 with the acquisition of a branch…
The Northeast Association of Rail Shippers (NEARS) has set the agenda for its Fall Meeting in Pittsburgh, Pa., Sept. 26-28, 2017.
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Long Island (N.Y.) Section recently presented Retlif Testing Laboratories, Ronkonkoma, N.Y., with an award for providing financial assistance and consultative advice, and…
Union Pacific announced plans to invest $24 million in its Arizona rail infrastructure as a part of its 2017 $31 billion capital plan.
Trainyard Tech, LLC has signed a contract with BNSF Railway to install its Routemaster™ NX process control system at Cherokee yard in Tulsa, Okla.
Association of American Railroads President and CEO Ed Hamberger and Railway Age Editor-in-Chief William C. Vantuono discussed a wide range of issues affecting the railroad industry at the third annual…
HNTB Corp., which is providing Positive Train Control (PTC) engineering and consulting services for numerous projects, has expanded its PTC capabilities by adding two experienced practitioners “to assist transit and…
Wabtec Corp. has signed a contract worth approximately $22 million to design, install, test and commission Positive Train Control (PTC) for the Belt Railway Company of Chicago (BRC).
For individuals planning a career change to join the rail industry, just starting at a railway-related organization, or have been in the industry for a while, Michigan State University is…
Public relations practitioner Heath Hall, currently a vice president in the marketing and external affairs department of non-profit Innovate Mississippi, is expected to be named Deputy Federal Railroad Administrator, a…
Israel Morelos has joined Vertex Railcar Corp. as Director of Quality Assuranceannounced in the carbuilder’s Wilmington , N.C., office .
Union Pacific is investing approximately $85 million in Illinois infrastructure this year. UP plans to increase safety and efficiency with these improvements.
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