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Unitrac celebrates 25th anniversary
Unitrac Railroad Materials, Inc., is celebrating its 25th anniversary this month. Since the company's founding in 1989, Unitrac has offered railroad products, special trackwork and railroad services to customers nationwide.
Southton Rail Yard in Texas celebrates grand opening
Southton Rail Yard, a 300-acre dual rail-serve facility in San Antonio, Texas, designed for transloading energy-related products, celebrated its grand opening June 11.
House approves fiscal year 2015 THUD bill
The U.S. House of Representatives approved the fiscal year 2015 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) funding bill on a vote of 229-192. The legislation includes funding for the Department…
TSB finds inadequate drainage caused VIA Rail derailment on CN track
In its investigation report, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) determined that inadequate water drainage led to the collapse of an embankment, causing the derailment of a VIA Rail…
Ohio, California, New York grade crossings see work
The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) approved construction authorization directing Metro Regional Transit Authority (MRTA) to install mast-mounted flashing lights and roadway gates at the 12th Street NW grade…
Annual Report: Grade Crossing Surfaces 2014
Railroads look to suppliers for smooth grade-crossing surfaces to ensure safety for everyone and everything that passes over and on the tracks.
Grinding out the ideal rail profile
The role grinding practices hold in rail profile management calls for special care with one of the railroads' most expensive assets.
SCVTA to close Dixon Landing for grade separation work
Starting June 16, Dixon Landing Road in Milpitas will be closed by the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (SCVTA) to through traffic in both directions between Milmont Drive and just…
Indiana kicks off $71-million rail upgrade
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence joined representatives from Amtrak, the Federal Railroad Administration and Norfolk Southern on May 29 to kick off the $71.4-million Indiana Gateway project to improve rail lines…
FASTRACK returns to Manhattan June 2
On June 2, Metropolitan Transportation Authority New York City Transit's (NYCT) FASTRACK program will return to Manhattan stations along the N, Q and R lines. For four consecutive weeknights the…
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