Norfolk Southern, CSX continue recovery from effects of Hurricane Michael

The Class 1 carriers continue to make repairs and clean up lines a week after Hurricane Michael whipsawed the South with destructive winds and torrential rain.

BNSF to build $200M Seattle drawbridge

Construction of a replacement for a century-old bridge on the Everett-Seattle mainline is expected to cost BNSF about $200 million.

Harsco Rail lands NYMTA equipment contract

The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority has awarded Harsco Rail a multi-year contract valued at approximately $40 million for 65 maintenance-of-way flat cars to support MTA New York City Transit subway projects.

Railway Interchange 2019 open for business

Exhibit space and sponsorships are now open for sale at Railway Interchange 2019, the largest railway exhibition and technical conference in North America. Indoor and outdoor exhibits will be available at the Minneapolis Convention Center and BNSF Railway’s Northtown yard, respectively. Exhibits will be open September 22-24.

CREATE 75th Street CIP breaks ground

A groundbreaking ceremony was held Oct. 1 for the Chicago Region Environmental and Transportation Efficiency (CREATE) Program’s 75th Street Corridor Improvements Project (75th St. CIP), at Forest Hill Junction.

Rail supply industry contributed $74.2B to GDP

A new report from Oxford Economics has found that the railway supply industry’s total contribution to U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) in 2017 was $74.2 billion, which highlights the industry’s significant economic impact, said industry stakeholders.

RailPros names Koff CEO

RailPros has elevated Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Ken Koff to Chief Executive Officer. Koff succeeds company founder and CEO Johnny Johnson, who moves to Executive Chairman.

SCVTA starts BART extension work

Regional operator has begun field work for the six-mile Bay Area Rapid Transit extension into downtown San Jose and Santa Clara, Calif.

MTA names Warren safety chief

The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has named Patrick T. Warren as Chief Safety Officer, overseeing all safety management policy implementation. He will work closely with MTA agencies as they “continue to improve work practices and invest in new technology and equipment,” MTA said.

RailWorks acquiring NARSTCO

Track construction and maintenance services provider RailWorks Corp. has finalized an agreement to acquire NARSTCO, a manufacturer of steel crossties and turnout crosstie sets.