Steve Crise photo © Steve Crise 2022 Date: August 12, 2022 Location: BNSF Alliance Yard Ft. Worth, Texas GPS: Railroad: BNSF Locomotive#: None Subject: Photo shoot for John Cech Railway Track & Structures photo shoot. Image notes: © Steve Crise 2022 310 963 9265

Rail Group On Air: 2022 RT&S Engineer of the Year John Cech

RT&S Managing Editor David Lester talks with the 2022 RT&S Engineer of the Year John Cech from BNSF about challenging projects, the technological movement, what it takes to work in the rail industry, and what it will take to recruit the younger generation.

OmniTRAX Seeks to Acquire SLRG

OmniTRAX, the short line railroad holding company that owns and operates more than 20 Class III railroads in the U.S., has signed a letter of intent to purchase the bankrupt San Luis

BNSF’s Cech named RT&S 2022 Engineer of the Year

BNSF Vice President Engineering John Cech is the recipient of the 2022 Engineer of the Year Award from Railway Track & Structures.

NTSB releases initial report on Amtrak collision with UP roadway equipment. (NTSB)

NTSB Releases Preliminary Report on Amtrak, UP M/W Machine Collision

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released its initial report on a July railroad collision.

RailWorks says the acquisition of H&H will give it access to more western U.S. markets. (Photograph Courtesy of RailWorks)

RailWorks Acquires H&H Engineering Construction

RailWorks announced it has acquired H&H Engineering Construction to expand its rail infrastructure services.

L.B. Foster Expands Precast Concrete Business

L.B. Foster is expanding its precast concrete business. The company’s wholly owned subsidiary, CXT Incorporated, has acquired the operating assets of VanHooseCo Precase, LLC, a privately held business based in Loudon, Tenn.

L.B. Foster has sold its rail spike and anchor business.

L.B. Foster Divests Track Components Business

L.B. Foster, a long-time supplier of rail spikes and anchors for the railroad industry, is selling this line of business, located in Quebec, Canada, to another Canadian company.

Transport Canada Invests in Saskatchewan

Canada’s supply chain is still feeling the impacts of the pandemic, and the Government of Canada says it “is committed to addressing this by strengthening Canada’s supply chains and trade corridors, which will grow the economy and mitigate global inflation.”

VTA downtown San Jose station.

VTA’s BART Phase II Extension Community Collaboration

As work to bring BART service and four new stations to Silicon Valley moves forward, VTA is entering a more robust collaborative phase on the biggest transportation infrastructure project in County history.

(Photograph Courtesy of FTAI)

FTAI to Spin Off Infrastructure Business

Fortress Transportation and Infrastructure Investors LLC (FTAI) on July 12 announced that its Board of Directors has approved the details and timing of the spin-off of its infrastructure business.