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Amtrak to review maintenance practices following Penn Station derailments Amtrak has completed repairs to tracks at New York Penn Station following two derailments in the past month and the railroad's CEO has pledged a review of its maintenance practices to ensure the situation is not repeated.

massdot-purchases-20-remote-control-ballast-cars
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) received delivery of 20 new remote-control steel ballast cars in mid April. The MassDOT Rail & Transit Division purchased the cars and noted the innovative nature of the remote-control gates...
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Four democratic senators from New York and New Jersey are urging U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao to visit the rail infrastructure linking to two states to highlight the need for investment in the region's...
fra-grade-crossing-workshop-to-help-prioritize-research-needs
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) is planning a workshop this summer to tackle a critical rail safety element: grade crossings. The FRA's Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Safety workshop will be held Aug. 15-17 at the Westin Hotel...
siemens-creating-“internet-of-trains”
Siemens' U.S. unit has launched Digital Rail Services, a new business that will use intelligent sensors and advanced software platforms to put intelligence behind billions of data points created on the country's rail systems. The company...
metra-seeks-easy-terms-as-many-cars-and-locos-“as-possible”
The builders' line forms to the right. Chicago's Metra is seeking requests for proposals for the design and production of new railcars and locomotives to replace its aging fleet. The agency in a release said it...

hntb-corporation-hires-francesco-cantatore-as-senior-program-director-rail-systems
HNTB Corporation added Francesco Cantatore as senior program director, rail systems. "He has an established track record of leadership and technical expertise on an international scale, with project management and delivery experience in the U.S., Italy,...
nrc-auction-raises-more-than-58k-for-safety-and-training-programs
The National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association (NRC) sold $1.25 million worth of equipment at its annual auction on April 6. Proceeds will help fund safety programs provided by the association. The NRC's 14th Annual Railroad...
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Veteran railroad signal engineer Keith Holt has left Amtrak, where he was deputy chief engineer, Communications and Signals, to become director of engineering for Railroad Systems at WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff. Holt will be responsible for...
sfcta-allocates-funds-to-advance-phase-2-ttc-dtx-engineering-work
The San Francisco County Transportation Authority (SFCTA) approved $5.46 million in funds to advance engineering associated with the second phase of the Transbay Transit Center/Caltrain Downtown Extension (TTC/DTX) project. The money comes from and allocation of...
vtmi-inc-selects-dewberry-to-support-south-florida-freight-and-passenger-rail-enhancement-project
Veolia Transportation Maintenance and Infrastructure (VTMI, Inc.) has chosen Dewberry to perform services under its design-build contract for new rail connections between the Florida East Coast (FEC) railway and the South Florida Rail Corridor (SFRC)...

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