Mischa Wanek-Libman, editor

Mischa Wanek-Libman, editor

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Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) officials are requesting a return to the negotiating table after it was discovered a provision was included in its recent labor contract that the district did not agree to.

Wednesday, 06 November 2013 14:08

CN unveils WinterREADY plan

Canadian National says it has spent the past 12 months engaging customers in order to better position the railroad for success during the upcoming winter. The result is CN's WinterREADY Plan 2013-2014, which the railroad says adds resiliency to its network and improves communication flow.

Tuesday, 05 November 2013 13:39

UP installs permanent Shermer Road bridge

Union Pacific installed a new bridge during the weekend of Nov. 2-4 at Shermer Road south of Willow Road in Glenview, Ill., to replace a temporary embankment of crushed concrete the railroad has been using since last year.

The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) held a public open house to detail a possible project that would add a second main track between Lee's Summit and Strasburg. The route is experiencing capacity issues and currently serves four Amtrak trains and close to 30 freight trains a day.

Editor's note: The Association of American Railroads submitted the following commentary following the report "Industry leaders discuss PTC progress" RT&S posted earlier this month.

There has been debate about the railroad industry's ability to meet the federal mandate for interoperable positive train control (PTC) technology across huge swaths of the U.S. rail network by 2015. There also have been some critics who have inferred that by seeking an extension of the 2015 deadline set by Congress for implementing PTC, the railroad industry is looking to dodge its commitment to safety. Nothing could be further from the truth and I would like to address this issue and hopefully provide some clarity for RT&S readers.

The California Transportation Commission (CTC) allocated $359 million to 36 projects. The CTC says the funds represent an investment that will create jobs bolstering the state's economy, reduce traffic congestion, repair highways and bridges and improve rail service.

All Aboard Florida, the intercity passenger rail project to connect Miami to Orlando, reached two significant agreements this week for right-of-way access and station development.

Thursday, 03 October 2013 15:59

The trials of track inspection

Automated track inspection is designed to help railroads tackle potential pitfalls, but what happens when track inspectors run into challenges?

Thursday, 03 October 2013 15:46

A longview of shortline bridge maintenance

WSOR has developed a long-term structures maintenance program to extend service life where it can, while prioritizing replacement needs.

Wednesday, 02 October 2013 21:57

Industry leaders discuss PTC progress

Six industry leaders representing five Class 1 railroads and Amtrak participated in a panel discussion updating attendees of the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA) Annual Conference on their progress toward PTC implementation.

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