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RailTEC's new research center is unique in North America
Rail safety and innovation has been given an even greater emphasis at the federal level these days. The Rail Transportation and Engineering Center (RailTEC), based in the University of Illinois…
Broken rail with RCF evidence blamed for Ellicott City coal train derailment
The derailment of a CSX coal train on a railroad bridge in Ellicott City, Md., on August 20, 2012, was caused by a broken rail with evidence of rolling contact…
Construction for Detroit streetcar begins
Construction crews took to Woodward Avenue in Detroit July 28 to start construction activities on the city's new 3.3-mile modern streetcar line, M-1 RAIL.
MTA plans to invest in additional safety measures
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) plans to implement a series of new and enhanced safety initiatives to better ensure the safety of its customers and employees.
UP performing $8 million worth of work in Kansas
Union Pacific will strengthen Kansas' transportation infrastructure by investing $8 million in the rail line between Herington and Whitewater. The project, funded entirely by Union Pacific, began July 16 and…
WMATA officially opens Silver Line for service
The Washington Metropolitan Area Transportation Authority's (WMATA) rail system grew 10 percent with five new stations and new direct rail service between the Washington D.C. region's two largest employment centers,…
Tucson Sun Link streetcar opens for service
The Tucson Sun Link streetcar line in Arizona opened to the public on July 25. Service will be supported by six streetcars seven days a week.
Port Metro Vancouver marks completion of grade separation project
In Vancouver, BC, Canada, Port Metro Vancouver and the government of Canada in have marked substantial completion of the Powell Street Grade Separation project.
Elecnor preselected for SCVTA double track project
Elecnor has been pre-selected by the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (SCVTA) in California as contractor on double tracking the Mountain View single-track segment.
Development of: Hand gauges for inspection of switch points to prevent wheel climb
Researchers look to techniques established abroad to develop improved tools for switch inspection in order to reduce wheel climb derailments.
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