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2012 chief enigneers’ survey: WISH LIST
Safety remains at the top of engineering department’s list of equipment guidelines. You want to impress a railroad engineer with a piece of maintenance equipment? Make sure it's versatile, reliable,…
Maintaining ballast below the ties
Optimal track conditions rely heavily on ballast maintenance. Ballast doesn't always get the attention it deserves. For those outside of the industry, the flashy signals, rail and crossties are what…
Union Pacific working on infrastructure in Iowa, Illinois
Union Pacific is enhancing Illinois and Iowa's transportation infrastructure with a $24 million investment.
L.B. Foster supplies concrete ties to Bay Area SMART transit project
L.B. Foster Company has been awarded a contract to provide 89,175 of its CXT Concrete Ties for the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) project.
BNSF plans $106 million capital program in Washington
BNSF plans to invest an estimated $106 million on maintenance and rail capacity improvement and expansion projects in Washington this year.
Federal money to aid track projects in Alaska, Kentucky, fund UTCs
The U.S. Department of Transportation awarded more than $12.6 million for Alaska and Kentucky infrastructure projects and will extend University Transportation Center (UTC) grants by one year.
TriMet receives delivery of girders for LRT project, hits ridership record
TriMet in Portland, Ore., received a delivery of 64 steel girders for the Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Transit Project. The girders will support the Project's Harbor Structure decking that will carry…
SunRail readies to receive 13 miles of cwr
The Florida Department of Transportation is scheduled to receive nearly 13 miles of rail beginning Monday, July 30 through Wednesday, August 1 for commuter SunRail trains to run on.
L.B. Foster receives company's largest order ever for rail products
L.B. Foster Company has been awarded the company's largest rail products contract, valued at approximately $60 million, by contractor Kiewit/Kobayashi, a Joint Venture, for the county-wide construction of the Honolulu…
Stella-Jones stops acquisition of Brisco Wood Preservers Ltd.
Stella-Jones Inc. will not proceed with the acquisition of certain pole treating assets of Brisco Wood Preservers Ltd., a provider of treated wood poles located in British Columbia.
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