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Development of: Hand gauges for inspection of switch points to prevent wheel climb
Researchers look to techniques established abroad to develop improved tools for switch inspection in order to reduce wheel climb derailments.
The search for stronger welds forges research efforts
Rail welding service providers step up their research efforts to bring new products and stronger, longer lasting welds to North America's railroads.
Current, former DOT secretaries write letter to Congress urging action on transportation needs
As Congress considers legislation to avoid a shortfall of the Highway Trust Fund, U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and 11 of his predecessors wrote an open letter to…
NYCT’s Greenpoint Tube to close for five weeks for post-Sandy renewal efforts
Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) New York City Transit's (NYCT) Fix&Fortify Sandy recovery work is returning to the G Greenpoint Tube for five consecutive weeks, beginning July 25 and ending September…
MassDOT Board approves purchase of Berkshire rail line
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Board of Directors authorized MassDOT Secretary and Chief Executive Officer Richard Davey to execute an agreement to purchase the Berkshire Line from the Housatonic…
SEPTA plans maintenance blitz of trolley tunnel
Due to overhead wire, track and station improvement projects, Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) Trolley Routes 10, 11, 13, 34 and 36 will not operate in the Center City tunnel…
Valley Metro extension nears halfway point
On July 12 the Northwest Phoenix community, along with national and local officials, celebrated significant construction progress on the 3.2-mile Northwest Phoenix light-rail extension. The first track celebration, on 19th…
UP performing trackwork between Milwaukee and Sheboygan
Union Pacific will strengthen Wisconsin's transportation infrastructure by investing $6.1 million in the rail line between Milwaukee and near Sheboygan, Wis. The project, funded entirely by Union Pacific, began June…
Gripping fastening systems
Albeit tiny, fastening systems are important to railroads and transit systems worldwide, as they hold everything in place.
CSX completes maintenance jamboree
Earlier this month, more than 525 CSX employees worked to complete the company's 2014 maintenance "Jamboree" on a section of its network in the Southeast, replacing about 68,000 ties and…
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