Ballast, Ties, Rail

The South Dakota Department of Transportation and the Dakota Southern Railway Company are wrapping up a two-year, $28-million rehabilitation project on the state-owned, shortline rail system between Mitchell and Chamberlain.
Freight and passenger rail providers across the Northeast scrambled Tuesday morning to assess damage left by Hurricane Sandy and restore service where possible.
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…
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