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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.

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...
caltrain-announces-san-francisco-area-rail-grinding-project
Caltrain says it will begin a two-week rail-grinding project in San Francisco on April 26. The project will result in reduced noise impacts for residents living near the right of way and smoother rides for...
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...
omnitrax-names-ak-railroad-materials-as-supplier-of-the-year
OmniTRAX, Inc., an affiliate of The Broe Group, has named A&K Railroad Materials Inc. as the recipient of its Second Annual Supplier of the Year Award. The award is voted on by the OmniTRAX Supplier Council...
industry-railway-suppliers-hosts-rep-quigley-for-tour-public-policy-discussion
Rep. Mike Quigley (D-IL-5) joined representatives from the Illinois rail industry for a public policy discussion and a tour of Industry-Railway Suppliers, Inc., (IRS) at its Elmhurst, Ill., headquarters on April 10. Rep. Quigley is a...

lacmta’s-harriet-the-tunnel-boring-machine-finishes-second-tunnel
Harriet the tunnel boring machine completed its second mile-long tunnel on April 6. The machine arrived at the Leimert Park Station, marking another milestone for the Los Angeles County Transportation Authority (LACTMA) Crenshaw/LAX Line.   Excavating for...
vossloh-names-new-management-at-several-divisions
Vossloh has made six leadership changes that will affect its divisions serving the North American rail market.   All appointments are effective as of April 1 and include: Peter Urquhart has been appointed regional president of Vossloh North...
twin-tunneling-machines-expected-in-la-by-fall-for-purple-line-extension
Twin tunnel boring machines (TBMs) are being constructed in Germany and are expected to arrive this fall to help construct The Los Angeles Country Transportation Authority (LACMTA) Purple Line Extension project. The machines will be used...
ctc-allocates-60-million-to-california-rail-projects
The California Transportation Commission (CTC) allocated more than $217 million to 72 projects in the state including more than $60 million for state rail projects.   "Caltrans is working to ensure every dollar counts when it comes...
trump-administration’s-proposed-budget-cuts-usdot-funds-by-13-percent-tiger-amtrak-long-distance-train-funding-gone
The Trump Administration released its proposed 2017 budget, which includes reducing funds to the U.S. Department of Transportation and eliminating Amtrak's long distance train funding, as well as popular transportation grants.   The budget requests $16.2 billion...

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