Axion International has begun trials of its ECOTRAX composite railroad ties in Southeast Asia.
The Railroad Research Foundation (RRF) has received two new federal grants from the Federal Railroad Administration; one related to the transportation of hazardous materials and the other to discourage employee distractions on the job. These grants support the central goals of the RRF to promote safety in the railroad industry.
Robert Noorigian, vice-president of investor relations at Canadian National, will retire at the end of this year.
In the 2012 Newsweek Green Rankings, Norfolk Southern Corporation moved up 217 spots from its 2011 ranking to 181 on Newsweek's U.S. 500 list.
The start of 110-mph rail service in Illinois was demonstrated between Dwight and Pontiac on the Chicago-St. Louis rail corridor on October 19.
Construction of the Combo Project in Surrey, B.C., Canada, an investment along the Roberts Bank Rail Corridor (RBRC), is now under construction.
HDR Corporation, in a joint venture with VIA Architecture, has been selected by Metrolinx to provide pre-AFP design services for the Eglinton-Yonge Light Rail Transit Interchange Station in Toronto.
Invensys Rail has appointed Russell Adams as its new vice president of global major projects.
Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) has now launched the Delaware Third Track Construction Project. The project involves the addition of a third track along a 1.5-mile segment between Ragan and Brandy Interlockings on the Northeast Corridor, south of Wilmington near Banning Park.
The state of Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission (UTC) has approved $20,000 from the Grade Crossing Protective Fund (GCPF) to pay for upgrades at a railroad-highway grade crossing in King County.