Rail Group On Air: 2020 Crosstie Market Report

RT&S Editor-in-Chief talks with new Railway Tie Association Executive Director Ashley Goodin about the current and future situation of the crosstie market.

Brightline was at risk of losing billions of dollars in private activity bonds.

SCOTUS Squashes Florida County Brightline Suit

Indian River County knew its chance to be heard in front of the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) was slim, but a small group thought it was better than none.

2020 RT&S Engineer of the Year Ed Boyle. (Norfolk Southern photograph)

Rail Group on Air: 2020 RT&S Engineer of the Year Ed Boyle

Railway Track & Structures Editor-in-Chief Bill Wilson talks with RT&S 2020 Engineer of the Year Ed Boyle about his outstanding career, working with COVID and the challenges that lie ahead in the rail industry. Boyle is the vice president of engineering with Norfolk Southern.

Amtrak needs to take additional steps to reduce service disruptions.

Amtrak OIG: NEC Track Work Outages Inefficient

Amtrak has built a more disciplined process to plan and coordinate major track outages, including those along the Northeast Corridor, but more steps could be taken to reduce service disruptions and maximize the amount of time it has access to tracks, Amtrak’s Office of Inspector General found in a report released Sept. 16.

Rail Group on Air: CHSRA’s Troubling Rail Bridge

Railway Track & Structures’ Editor-in-Chief Bill Wilson talks to William Ibbs, a professor of civil engineering at the University of California at Berkeley, to get a feel for how the QC/QA process is supposed to work on bridge construction projects. Construction on the Road 27 bridge, owned by the California High-Speed Rail Authority, has been on pause since late last year after high-strength steel strands snapped.

Building a Floating Rail Bridge at Sound Transit: Rail Group On Air Podcast

Sound Transit is constructing a floating rail bridge in Washington State. The project is full of challenges and could be the most complex of its kind in the world. RT&S talks with Sound Transit’s Sepehr Sobhani, a principal construction manager on the job.

Building Everything, Even Tools, During Re-railing Project: Rail Group On Air

Railway Track & Structures Editor-in-Chief Bill Wilson talks with Wayne Presby, President of the Mount Washington Railway Company, about a re-railing project full of innovation and unique challenges.

Heavy Rain, Hurricanes and a Pandemic Don’t Slow Work on Orlando Extension: Rail Group on Air

RT&S Editor-in-Chief Bill Wilson checks in with Brightline Executive Vice President of Rail Infrastructure Mike Cegelis on how construction is moving along on the Orlando Extension high-speed rail project.

Talking Projects, Maintenance and COVID-19 With CSX V.P. of Engineering Ricky Johnson: Rail Group on Air

Railway Track & Structures Editor-in-Chief Bill Wilson talks construction projects, maintenance and dealing with a pandemic with CSX Vice President of Engineering Ricky Johnson.

Tweeting With a Transit Mapper: Rail Group On Air Podcast

Railway Track & Structures Editor-in-Chief Bill Wilson talks with transit mapper and author Christof Spieler on transit systems in the U.S., Ottawa’s efficient passenger rail line, transit life after COVID-19, and more.