Mischa Wanek-Libman, editor

Mischa Wanek-Libman, editor

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Wednesday, 26 October 2016 11:39

NECR breaks ground on rail upgrade project

Federal, state and local officials gathered on Oct. 25 for a groundbreaking of a New England Central Railroad (NECR) project that will upgrade infrastructure to accommodate freight carloads of up to 286,000 lbs.

Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (Houston Metro) contractor, Houston Rapid Transit (HRT) has a plan to replace axle counters on three rail lines.

Wednesday, 26 October 2016 11:26

Koppers extends contract with Norfolk Southern

Koppers Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Koppers Holdings Inc., and Norfolk Southern have agreed to extend Koppers existing contract with the Class 1 through 2021.

RailComm launched its new iTrack Intelligent Yard Inventory solution and successfully deployed the system at Terminal Railway Alabama State Docks.

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan and CSX Chairman and CEO Michael Ward reaffirmed their pledge to find a way to make the infrastructure improvements needed to Baltimore's Howard Street Tunnel.

Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) commemorated the completion of the Crum Creek Viaduct replacement project on Oct. 21 with elected officials, community leaders and other dignitaries.

A key project in the Gateway Program, the Portal North Bridge, is moving forward with a financial commitment from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey's (PANYNJ) Board of Commissioners.

Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) hosted Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) Administrator Sarah Feinberg in Schenectady Oct. 19 to tour tracks and make the case for a $33-million grant for Positive Train Control (PTC).

A northern suburb of Chicago, Glenview, has rejected the findings of the Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) to expand Amtrak's Hiawatha service between Milwaukee and Chicago.

U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) will establish an Advisory Committee on Automation in Transportation (ACAT) to serve as a critical resource for the department in framing federal policy for the continued development and deployment of automated transportation.

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