America's railroads honored
the industry's safety achievements and celebrated railroads with the best
employee safety records at the annual E.H. Harriman Awards. According to the
Association of American Railroads (AAR), 2009 was the safest year ever for
railroads, with significant milestones achieved across the board in reduced
train accidents, employee casualties and grade crossing collisions
InternationalTM, a leading global manufacturer of remote control products and
professional services for the industrial, mining, commercial mobile and
railroad markets, has contracted with TTechTrain SA de CV to represent the
company in Mexico. They will handle all brands for the Industrial and Rail
markets. Andres Duncan and Susana Duncan, along with their colleagues, have a
combined experience of 86 years providing service to the railroad industry in
TriMet, elected officials
and project partners in the Portland, Ore., area broke ground on a new MAX
station that has been in the works since 1997. The future Civic Drive Station
will be the 85th along the entire 52-mile MAX system. The Civic Drive Station
is located along the MAX Blue Line tracks at Civic Drive in Gresham.
Department of Transportation (MassDOT), Congressman Michael Capuano and
Somerville Mayor Joe Curtatone said there is now an agreement on a new
preferred site for a maintenance and storage facility needed for the Green Line
extension to Somerville and Medford.
by the Kansas debate over cutting state services or raising taxes was a $35-million
gem that lawmakers left for BNSF, The Kansas City Star reports. As the
Legislature passed a sales tax increase to avoid deep spending cuts, it also
cut a deal that will allow BNSF to start work this year on a controversial
Johnson County freight hub that has been delayed by the recession.
The Federal Railroad
Administration has set dates and locations of public outreach meetings to
solicit input toward the development of the nation's first-ever National Rail.
The National Rail Plan will lay out a coordinated vision for future development
of our nation's freight and passenger rail networks. A final version of the
plan will be released by September 15, 2010.
promoted Gordon Strilchuk to vice president of signals & communications at
its Canadian subsidiary PNR RailWorks Inc., Canada's largest railway
contractor. Strilchuk, who leads PNR RailWorks' Signals & Communication
division, has more than 35 years of rail system signals and communications experience.
He is based in Guelph, Ontario, and reports to Jamey Craig, president of PNR
Was it an honest mistake?
Or a calculated move to minimize the effect of bringing more freight trains on
the EJ&E railroad tracks? The Daily Herald asks in an editorial. The true
answer may never be known. But we agree with those who say Canadian National
Railway, EJ&E's owner, should be held accountable for providing flawed
BART crews are installing
the final section of crossover track between Pleasant Hill and Walnut Creek, Calif.,
stations. This work requires that closing the tracks between these two stations
beginning 7p.m. Friday, May 28 through the end of service Monday, May 31
(Memorial Day weekend). To accommodate customers, BART
will provide a free bus bridge service between Walnut Creek and Pleasant Hill
(in both directions).