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Union Pacific invests $119 million in its Illinois rail infrastructure
Union Pacific plans to invest $119 million in 2015 to improve Illinois' transportation infrastructure. The investment will enhance employee, community and customer safety and increase rail operating efficiency.
CTA moves forward with plan to rebuild and modernize Red, Purple Lines
The Chicago Transportation Authority (CTA) is moving forward with its Red and Purple Modernization (RPM), a transformational, multi-phase program to completely rebuild and add passenger capacity to the northern section…
FASTRACK comes to the Brighton Line in Brooklyn
On May 4, Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) New York City Transit (NYCT) will bring FASTRACK to the Q on the Brighton Line between Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr. and Prospect Park for…
AAR marks another successful annual research review
The 20th Annual AAR Research Review was held March 31-April 1 in Colorado Springs, Colo., at the Hotel Elegante. The review brought approximately 550 attendees to the event, which had…
Five teams to bid on fourth construction package for California high-speed rail
The California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) received five qualified bids for Construction Package 4 (CP4) - the next 22-mile mile phase of construction through the counties of Tulare and Kern…
Ontario commits provincial funds to GO Transit expansion
Through its Moving Ontario Forward plan, the Ontario government is investing in improvements across the GO Transit network to increase transit ridership, reduce travel times, manage congestion, connect people to…
CN plans capital program to upgrade western Canada feeder rail lines
Canadian National's multi-year capital program will invest approximately CA$500 million (US$409 million) in infrastructure improvements for its western Canada feeder rail lines in Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan that are handling…
BNSF and CSX extend contracts with Koppers
Koppers Inc. has agreed to contract extensions with each of its two largest railroad customers, BNSF and CSX. Combined revenues from BNSF and CSX accounted for approximately 40 percent of…
Rep. Steve Cohen tours Atlantic Track’s Memphis facility
U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen (R-TN-09) joined representatives from Atlantic Track and the National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association (NRC) for a tour of Atlantic Track's Memphis, Tenn., operations and facility.
Does missing ballast result in development of track geometry defects?
The correlation between missing ballast and the development of geometry defects is explored.
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