Latest Rail News
Koppers Inc., producer of crossties and related pressure-treated wood products for railroads, is now designing, manufacturing and marketing an extensive line of rail joint products acquired from Portec Rail Products Inc. late in 2010. These rail joint products are continuing to be manu ...
Progress Rail Services, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Caterpillar Inc., has signed a definitive agreement to purchase the trackwork manufacturing business of Balfour Beatty Group Ltd., based in Sandiacre, England. Upon completion of the transaction, Balfour Beatty's trackwork business will become ...
The vote by Congress April 15 on a budget that keeps the federal government operating through Sept. 30 contains harsh spending cuts for Amtrak, transit and high-speed rail. As for the budget bill keeping the federal government operating through Sept. 1, the cuts include: • ...
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority and BNSF Railway have entered an agreement that will result in BNSF abandoning its rights to use the corridor between the future Arcadia and Irwindale stations along the Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension from Pasadena to Azusa, Calif. ...
15 April 2011

FRA extends TTCI

On March 29, 2011, the Federal Railroad Administration extended a Care, Custody and Control contract with the Transportation Technology Center, Inc., for an additional 10-year period ending September 30, 2022. A mutual partnering agreement also was signed by FRA Administrator Joseph Sz ...
AECOM Technology Corporation, provider of professional technical and management support services for government and commercial clients around the world, has been awarded a US$32.5-million contract extension by the City of Edmonton in Alberta, Canada, to provide project management and engineering ...
Rail Link, Inc., a subsidiary of G&W, received the Wyoming Governor's Award for Safety and Health in the Large Mine-Site Contractor category. The award is the highest honor given by the State of Wyoming for recognition of an employer's commitment to excellence in workplace safety and health. ...
The Bay Area Rapid Transit's Board of Directors voted 6-3 to appoint a man who retired in July 2007 as BART's general counsel to be the agency's interim general manager. Sherwood Wakeman will begin as the interim general manager on April 23, 2011, the day after BART general manager Dorothy Dugge ...
Representative Jerry McNerney (D-CA) introduced legislation to help fund the Altamont Corridor Rail Project, which will expand rail services between the Central Valley and the Bay Area, Calif. H.R. 1504, the Altamont Corridor Rail Improvement Act, invests in a project that will serve thousands ...
14 April 2011

CSXT

Mike McMaster has been promoted to assistant vice president of Strategic Development and Execution, reporting to John West, vice president-engineering. He is a 36-year railroad veteran with the last 14 as a CSXT employee. Kelly Piccirillo has been promoted to assistant chief engineer o ...
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