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Mizzou professor looks to tackle challenge of why weeds like crossings
A plant scientist at the University of Missouri, Reid Smeda, has been working for more than a decade to help make railroad crossings safer through vegetation management with herbicides.
Rock Hill recapitalizes Rail Services & Logistics; acquires Rail Tie Solutions’ assets
Rock Hill Capital Group has completed a majority recapitalization of Rail Service & Logistics, LLC (RSL), a railroad services provider involved in the removal and disposal of wood crossties.
Axion receives fourth tie order from Russia
Axion International Holdings, Inc., has received its fourth purchase order for ECOTRAX® rail ties to be shipped to Russia for its transit system.
UP plans classification yard in Robertson County, Texas
Union Pacific says it will move forward with plans for a new rail yard in Robertson County, Texas, that will strengthen Texas as a national freight transportation hub, create jobs…
Houston METRO delays opening of two light rail lines to 2015
The opening date for Houston METRO's new East End (Green) and Southeast (Purple) Lines have been revised. Issues affecting completion of the additional 10 miles of rail include problems on…
Groundbreaking ceremony held for LACMTA Regional Connector
Los Angeles Country Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) held a ceremonial groundbreaking for the Regional Connector, a two-mile light-rail transit segment connecting three existing transit lines in the heart of downtown…
SCVTA receives funds for Mountain View Double Track Project
The Metropolitan Transportation Commission allocated $8 million in federal funding for Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority's (SCVTA) Mountain View Double Track Project.
MTA proposes $32 billion five-year capital plan
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) released its proposed 2015-2019 Capital Program, which details its plan to ensure safe and reliable service for a growing region by investing in the subway,…
EDA grants fund rail projects in Arkansas, Oklahoma and Iowa
The Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding $4.3 million to upgrade critical infrastructure and fund rail projects in Arkansas, Oklahoma and Iowa. The grants are intended to support communities affected…
LACMTA eyes federal funding for Phase 2 of Purple Line Extension
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) is considering federal funding for phase two of its Purple Line Extension in the form of a $1.1 billion grant from the…
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