Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

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The first shipment of steel rail on which the streetcars in El Paso, Texas, will run has arrived; about 900 pieces will be used throughout the entire project. Each length of rail is 59 feet long and weighs approximately 2,300 pounds.

The National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association, Inc. (NRC) Annual Railroad Construction and Maintenance Equipment Auction was held April 14 at the Blackmon Auctions facility in Little Rock, Ark.

BNSF has named Jeff Ahmann Engineering Safety Employee of the Year, Eric Henry Telecommunications Safety Employee of the Year, Kyle Carosella Mechanical Safety Employee of the Year and Kevin Beville Intermodal Safety Employee of the Year.

Norfolk Southern will reduce train operations at its Knoxville, Tenn., rail yard, effective May 1, which is in response to lower traffic volumes and is consistent with the company's ongoing implementation of its strategic plan to enhance operating efficiencies, reduce costs, drive profitability and support long-term growth.

The Republic of Panama has signed an agreement with the Japanese government valued at US$2.6 billion to fund the construction of Line 3 of Panama's Metro, the largest project in Panama since the expansion of the Panama Canal. The monorail system will be the first to use Japanese technology in the Americas.

Thursday, 21 April 2016 14:12

TranSystems marks 50 years of business

TranSystems Corporation celebrated 50 years in business April 21 throughout its more than 30 offices nationwide.

Thursday, 21 April 2016 14:01

Parsons adds Abruzzo as rail bridge leader

Parsons has hired Joseph Abruzzo as its railroad bridge practice leader, where he will be responsible for directing the pursuit and execution of railroad bridge projects worldwide.

As Earth Day approaches and as part of recommendations from a blue-ribbon commission tasked with reducing the impact of public transit on the environment, Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) New York City Transit (NYCT) has installed approximately 6,500 sustainable composite ties in a major Staten Island Railway (SIR)

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has decided to expand its successful sleep apnea testing program for employees.

The Advanced Rail Energy Storage, LLC (ARES), proposed commercial-scale gravity-based rail energy storage project (ARES Nevada) has been granted a right-of-way lease by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).

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