Ballast, Ties, Rail

A Kansas State University-led research project is helping high-speed rail systems handle the stress of freezing and thawing weather conditions.
Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. and CH2M HILL, in a joint venture, received a seven-year, $75.5 million contract from Sound Transit of Seattle, Wash. for the Northgate Link Extension Project.
Another early works construction contract for the Evergreen Line in British Columbia, Canada, has been awarded to Surrey, B.C.-based Hans Demolition and Excavating.
More than 400 local residents, elected officials and regional transportation leaders toured the recently completed underground subway portion of San Francisco's Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Warm Springs extension project…
The California Transportation Commission has allocated approximately $102.7 million to three rail projects that will provide better transit, increase intermodal opportunities and reduce highway congestion.
Axion International has begun trials of its ECOTRAX composite railroad ties in Southeast Asia.
The start of 110-mph rail service in Illinois was demonstrated between Dwight and Pontiac on the Chicago-St. Louis rail corridor on October 19.
The Federal Railroad Administration published a Notice Of Proposed Rulemaking in the Federal Register Oct. 19, proposing to amend the Federal Track Safety Standards "to promote the safety of railroad…
U.S. Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) said the Economic Development Administration (EDA) has provisionally committed to award $4,718,000 in federal disaster funding for the Chenango Industrial Development Agency (IDA) to move…
The Federal Transit Administration has agreed to provide Charlotte, N.C., with $580 million to extend the LYNX Blue Line light-rail system from downtown Charlotte to the city's University of North…
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