STV, engineer of record and principal design firm for the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) Purple Line Project, will shortly begin to witness two state-of-the-art tunnel boring machines (TBMs) at work on the project’s 2.6-mile-long Section 2 extension.
A major U.S. engineering company is set to play a key role in development of a trans-Arab rail project.
A Bay Area agency is looking for a few good partners to help develop transit-owned properties.
State funding will help CSX transform a central New York rail yard into a modern intermodal hub for international freight.
Seco Machine, a machine shop that serves the rail industry, recently finalized plans to move to a new, larger plant by the end of this year.
Improvement of critical tunnels under the nation’s capitol is nearing completion, part of a larger project to improve rail freight access from East Coast gateways.
Caltrax has hired Michael Obertop as vice president of sales, marketing and business development.
The federal government in 2018 is again offering states a funding resource to help promote rail safety.
Is trucking as good as it gets? “June was great for truckers, and the start of July has been just as good,” says Cowen and Co. Managing Director and Railway Age Wall Street Contributing Editor Jason Seidl. “It remains a strong trucking market, and capacity is extremely tight. That being said, things can continue going well, but we question just how much better it can get.”
The records keep coming for a key U.S. East Coast container gateway.
The late Louis W. Menk once said that locomotive engineers were “nothing more than glorified truck drivers.” Those words stuck in my head throughout my 35-year railroad career—mostly spent as a locomotive engineer. To be quite honest, the thought of them angered me every time I climbed into the cab of my locomotive. I was determined to prove him wrong—to be the best damn engineer in the world.
Watching Washington, July 2018: When everybody owns something, nobody accepts accountability or responsibility. Such is the circumstance of Amtrak, a near-50-year-old orphan wandering in a public policy wilderness, dependent on grudgingly provided public assistance often provided with conditions and objectives so conflicted as to suggest a Marx Brothers comedy.
Martin J. (Marty) Oberman, 73, an attorney and perennial fixture in Chicago and Illinois Democratic politics, is President Trump’s choice to fill a vacant Democratic seat on the five-member Surface Transportation Board (STB). He must be confirmed by the Senate.
What does a deflated balloon look like? That is becoming an apt metaphor for travel on an Amtrak interregional train. The regime of CEO Richard Anderson is eliminating services and amenities as fast as they can think up items to ditch.
For railroaders this summer, a cerebral repast beckons in the form of two new books illuminating the careers of legendary CEOs.