Conceptualize and analyze design options

Bentley Systems’ OpenRail ConceptStation allows users to “conceptualize and analyze design options for rail and transit in a matter of minutes, not days. Rapidly create conceptual track designs, including rail geometry, electrification, tunnels, and bridges, while ensuring design principles.”

Smith new CEO at Watco

Watco Companies, LLC, is implementing its strategic succession plan with an executive leadership change.

STV launches a “boring” journey

STV, engineer of record and principal design firm for the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) Purple Line Project, will shortly begin to witness two state-of-the-art tunnel boring machines (TBMs) at work on the project’s 2.6-mile-long Section 2 extension.

Rio Tinto operates first driverless freight train

Railroading entered a brave, new world as the first fully-autonomous freight train completed its initial run in Australia.

Jacobs chosen for UAE rail project

A major U.S. engineering company is set to play a key role in development of a trans-Arab rail project.

SCVTA seeking development partners

A Bay Area agency  is looking for a few good partners to help develop transit-owned properties. 

NYDOT sets $19M to transform CSX yard

State funding will help CSX transform a central New York rail yard into a modern intermodal hub for international freight.

Seco Machine plans new plant

Seco Machine, a machine shop that serves the rail industry, recently finalized plans to move to a new, larger plant by the end of this year.

Shipper survey “positive” for railroads: Cowen

The results of Cowen and Company’s 2Q18 Rail Shipper Survey “are positive for the railroads,” according to Managing Director and Railway Age Wall Street Contributing Editor Jason Seidl. With anticipated rate increases of 4.7% over the next 6-12 months, up from 3.8% in Cowen’s 1Q18 survey—the second-highest sequential increase in this survey’s history—market share “is moving from the highway to the rails and may pick up in the second half of the year if rail service improves.”

Railcar demand “net neutral”: Cowen survey

The results of Cowen and Company’s 2Q18 Rail Equipment Survey “are mixed and largely neutral on the balance,” reports Cowen analyst Matt Elkott. “Shippers’ level of certainty about ordering railcars increased, but order sizes decreased.”