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Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) appointed Patrick Lavin to the position of chief safety officer, effective May 9. Lavin comes to WMATA from New York City Transit (NYCT), where he is second in command of the agency's Office of System Safety.

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

Light-rail service to Snohomish County in Washington state is closer to reality as Sound Transit moves ahead with a final design contract for the 8.5-mile rail extension. The transit agency issued a formal notice to proceed on its $73.7-m ...

Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) awarded MERMEC a contract to supply a track recording vehicle to be operated on 104 miles of rapid transit lines serving the San Francisco Bay Area.

Lori Katzman has joined HNTB Corporation as senior project manager and vice president in the firm's rail transit group and will be based in HNTB's New York City office.

Use determines a given maintenance strategy, but planning determines that strategy's cost effectiveness.

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

Suppliers offer many versatile options to railroads for precise placement and removal of materials needed along the rights-of-way.

11 April 2016

CP quits NS bid

On Monday, April 11, 2016, Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. terminated its efforts to merge with Norfolk Southern Corp.. This includes "withdrawal of a resolution asking NS shareholders to vote in favor of good-faith negotiations between the two companies," CP sais. "No further financial offers or o ...

BNSF is weighing the fate of a planned $500-million intermodal facility following a court ruling last week that questioned the adequacy of the environmental analysis for the project.

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