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VIA Rail unveils plan to continue modernization
VIA Rail Canada, as part of its ongoing modernization, is taking action to better meet customer demand. VIA Rail is introducing significant improvements to its operations, including tracks, stations and…
UP performing more than $22 million in Nebraska infrastructure improvements
Union Pacific is enhancing Nebraska's transportation infrastructure by investing more than $22 million in the rail line that runs between O'Fallons, Neb., and the Wyoming border. The project is in…
TIGER IV funding light on rail
No official word from the U.S. Department of Transportation has been released regarding awards of the fourth round of the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery, but news from various congressional…
Boatright plans crosstie plant in Chilton County, Alabama
Boatright Companies is building a crosstie plant in Chilton County, Ala., a $55 million investment with plans to have 100 workers by the end of next year. The new 400,000-square-foot…
Denver RTD receives two sound proposals for I-225 rail project
The Denver Regional Transportation District received two competitive proposals for the I-225 Light Rail Project.
Maintenance-of-Way Challenges: Automated tie inspection
Automated crosstie evaluation systems work toward removing subjectivity and improving accuracy of crosstie inspections.
High-speed rail grinding and metal removal
Controlling grinding speed allows for the amount of metal removal to be fine-tuned and results in improved effectiveness and utilization of grinding operations.
Not quite the end of the line
To all my faithful readers, this will be the last monthly installment of “Chicago Perspective.” I thank you for giving me a platform for 13 years where my thoughts, opinions,…
Illinois to St. Louis HSR corridor enters final stage of construction
The Illinois Department of Transportation and Union Pacific are beginning the final phase of 2012 upgrades to Illinois' signature high-speed route, Chicago-St. Louis, for future high-speed Amtrak trains.
FASTRACK returns to the NYCT's Lexington Avenue Line
Metropolitan Transportation Authority New York City Transit is bringing FASTRACK back to the Lexington Avenue Line.
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