Mischa Wanek-Libman, editor

Mischa Wanek-Libman, editor

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A Canadian Senate committee is recommending a review of the country's practices regarding dangerous goods, while the Transportation Safety Board of Canada is turning its eyes toward the possibility of implementing positive train control (PTC) systems on its railroads.

The Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission (SCCRTC) approved a $4.2 million contract to make repairs to four bridges that "require attention more immediately" along the Santa Cruz Branch Line in California.

Thursday, 08 August 2013 10:47

Metrolinx halts Scarborough LRT work

The Big Move, an ambitious 25-year plan to enhance transportation in the Toronto region, is down a light-rail project following Metrolinx's announcement that progress on the Scarborough LRT project is suspended.

Monday, 05 August 2013 13:57

The railroads' ideal M/W machine

Every railroad has a different ideal when it comes to machinery, but safety, reliability and ease of use are common factors found on every wish list.

The Fatality Analysis of Maintenance-of-Way Employees and Signalmen (FAMES) Committee issued three recommendations following a report finding a spike in roadway worker fatalities in the hour following the traditional noon mealtime.

Mexico President Enrique Peña Nieto said Monday that his administration plans to invest Mex$4 billion (US$318 million) in infrastructure projects over the next five years.

Wednesday, 10 July 2013 09:35

The fastener fixation

Suppliers have done their homework when it comes to developing fastening systems to keep track secure and railroad budgets in line.

Wednesday, 10 July 2013 09:23

The spark of innovation

Beefed up R&D efforts resulting in stronger, more reliable welds.

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