Author: Carolina Worrell

BLET to Hold Strike Authorization Vote

Preparations are under way for the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) to poll members, who the union stresses “have been without a contract raise for nearly three years,” to authorize

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Joe Pizzurro Joins VHB as NYC Managing Director

Joe Pizzurro, PE, has joined multidiscipline civil engineering consulting and design firm Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc. (VHB) as managing director of the New York City office, the firm announced on June 22.

Bartlett's Jacksonville, Ill. grain facility includes a 7,000-foot-long loop and can hold up to 100 railcars.

Bartlett to STB: Approve CPKC, Reject CN’s Springfield Line Bid

Bob Knief, President of Bartlett Grain Co., LP (Bartlett), a leading U.S. exporter of grain to Mexico, submitted a statement on June 22 to the Surface Transportation Board (STB) to address comments and applications filed on the Canadian Pacific (CP) and Kansas City Southern (KCS) merger transaction. Specifically, Bartlett is urging the STB to approve the CPKC (Canadian Pacific Kansas City) transaction and reject CN’s requesting that KCS’s Springfield Line be divested to it.

More than 50 miles of railroad track and specialized laboratories for testing locomotives, vehicles, track components and signaling devices comprise the FRA Transportation Technology Center facilities. (Photo by William C. Vantuono)
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For TTC, a New Grade Crossing Test Bed

A new grade crossing test bed to “evaluate and demonstrate emerging safety technologies” is in the planning stages at the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Transportation Technology Center (TTC), according to the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and ENSCO, Inc.

GRT announced its acquisition of ARM at Wheel/Rail Interaction Conference 2022 in Vancouver. Pictured (left to right): Gordon Bachinsky, President, ARM; Andreas Oberhauser, GRT; Mark Reimer, ARM; Harald Eller, CEO, GRT. (Photograph Courtesy of GRT/ARM)
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Global Rail Trust Acquires ARM

Global Rail Trust (GRT), a consulting firm with offices in Austria, Germany and Spain, has acquired Advanced Rail Management Corp. (ARM), which works with U.S. and Canadian rail systems to optimize and maintain the wheel/rail interface. Financial terms were not disclosed.

STV has signed an Equity in Infrastructure Project pledge. Among its recent equity-advancing projects: preparing a Gender Action Plan for the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority that studied the needs of female mass transit riders.
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Supply Side: Tealinc, STV

Tealinc, Ltd. has announced the recipients of its 2022 scholarship program. Also, STV has signed the Equity in Infrastructure Project (EIP) pledge.