Mischa Wanek-Libman, editor

Mischa Wanek-Libman, editor

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Caltrain's Modernization Program received an additional $211 million investment following a seven-party agreement adopted by the agency's board of directors on May 5, 2016.

In a bid to make good on a promise to promote community engagement surrounding the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) Expansion Project, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo laid out plans for public meetings, launched a new website and committed to expedited crossing improvements.

Metrolink will increase testing of trains along the 91/Perris Valley Line between Perris and Riverside, Calif.

J-Track LLC will open a new railroad construction and maintenance company in the Chicagoland area on May 1. The new company, J-Track LLC Central Division, will be led by Vice President and General Manager, Bill Dorris.

A study designed to quantify the economic benefits of relocating existing shortline rail infrastructure in Yolo County, Calif., has found the area could tap into significant benefits if it were to follow through with the relocation.

The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) has identified $100 million for a planned CSX terminal in Johnston County in a preliminary priority list of state transportation improvements.

Friday, 15 April 2016 10:49

Wabtec lands NICTD PTC contract

Wabtec Corporation signed a contract to provide equipment and services for a Positive Train Control (PTC) system to the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (NICTD).

Construction on Phase 2 of the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project, a.k.a. the Silver Line, is about to head into a busy period as the project hits the 30 percent complete mark.

The Port of Long Beach in California is looking to an old idea with new variables to combat traffic congestion: Short-haul rail.

Tuesday, 12 April 2016 10:22

Refining profile and saving face

Success in battling defects and extending the life of a rail can be met with a well-planned grinding or milling program.

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