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Norfolk Southern Outlines New Six-Point Safety Plan

Norfolk Southern (NS) on March 6 announced a six-point plan to immediately enhance the safety of its operations. The initiatives are based on the preliminary findings of the National Transportation Safety Board

Vuono Launches TraConcepts, LLC

After almost 20 years in railroad construction, Maggie Vuono has launched TraConcepts, LLC, a business development and marketing firm to serve the needs of the ever-changing industry.

The Gateway Program will eventually double rail capacity between Newark, N.J., and New York. (GDC)

Biden Announces Investment in ‘Mega Projects’

President Biden and Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg on Jan. 31 announced that the Biden-Harris Administration has awarded nearly $1.2 billion from the new National Infrastructure Project Assistance (Mega) discretionary grant program to

According to OCTA, the first row of ground anchors are in place to stop the track from moving in south San Clemente, allowing passenger service to safely resume on weekends while construction work continues on weekdays. (Photograph Courtesy of OCTA)

Watch: OCTA Stabilizes Tracks in San Clemente

Emergency construction work, led by the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA), has stopped slope movement and stabilized the tracks in south San Clemente, Calif., clearing the way for weekend passenger rail service to resume.

“We are excited to welcome the team from Sentient Science’s rail business unit to Loram Technologies,” said Greg Grissom, President of Loram Technologies. “Their expertise and innovative products will help us continue our mission of using data to understand the root causes of track challenges and make informed decisions.”

Loram Acquires Digital Twin for Rail From Sentient Science

Loram, a maintenance-of-way equipment and services provider based in Hamel, Minn., has announced its acquisition of the rail business unit of Sentient Science. The products, team and intellectual property will be managed by Loram Technologies, a wholly owned subsidiary of Loram.

FDOT Will Contribute Funding to Commuter Rail Line

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) announced it will help fund a new commuter line between Fort Lauderdale and Aventura.

Brightline train in Orlando. (Photo by David C. Lester)

Watch: Brightline Train Testing Video Feast

Brightline has been conducting high-speed testing on its new line to Orlando for the past several weeks.

Pictured during the Oct. 31 contract signing were Plasser American President and CEO Thomas Blechinger (fourth from left) and DPR Co-founder, President and CEO Dominick Pagano (center) with company executives. (Plasser American Photograph)

Plasser American Acquires DPR

Plasser American has announced the acquisition of DPR, a rail inspection technology company.

MBTA GM Steve Poftak will step down from the agency on Jan. 3, 2023.

MBTA General Manager Steve Poftak Resigns

Steve Poftak on Nov. 1 announced that he would step down as General Manager of Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA), effective Jan. 3, 2023.

Rolling Into Orlando

RAILWAY AGE, OCTOBER 2022 ISSUE: Brightline realizes its dream to connect Miami and Orlando while continuing to look ahead.