Ballast, Ties, Rail Railway Track & Structures Magazine, Rail industry news http://www.rtands.com Tue, 23 May 2017 10:44:32 +0000 en-gb TriMet MAX lines return to regular service post-Morrison-Yamhill project http://www.rtands.com/index.php/track-maintenance/on-track-maintenance/trimet-max-lines-return-to-regular-service-post-morrison-yamhill-project.html http://www.rtands.com/index.php/track-maintenance/on-track-maintenance/trimet-max-lines-return-to-regular-service-post-morrison-yamhill-project.html After three weeks of improvements, regular service was restored to all TriMet MAX routes in Portland City Center on May 21.]]> mlancaster@sbpub.com (Maggie Lancaster, assistant editor) ON Track Maintenance Mon, 22 May 2017 17:06:52 +0000 Union Pacific to invest $41 million in Wyoming rail infrastructure http://www.rtands.com/index.php/track-maintenance/on-track-maintenance/union-pacific-to-invest-dol41-million-in-wyoming-rail-infrastructure.html http://www.rtands.com/index.php/track-maintenance/on-track-maintenance/union-pacific-to-invest-dol41-million-in-wyoming-rail-infrastructure.html Union Pacific plans to spend $41 million in Wyoming rail this year to improve its infrastructure. The state spending plan is part of the Class 1's $3.1-billion 2017 capital program.]]> mlancaster@sbpub.com (Maggie Lancaster, assistant editor) ON Track Maintenance Fri, 19 May 2017 15:44:09 +0000 Willmar Wye project earns environmental sign off from FRA, FHWA http://www.rtands.com/index.php/freight/class-1/willmar-wye-project-earns-environmental-sign-off-from-fra-fhwa.html http://www.rtands.com/index.php/freight/class-1/willmar-wye-project-earns-environmental-sign-off-from-fra-fhwa.html The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and Federal Highway Administration have signed the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) document for the Willmar Rail Connector and Industrial Park Access Project (Willmar Wye).]]> mwanek@sbpub.com (Mischa Wanek-Libman, editor) Class 1 Wed, 17 May 2017 20:30:22 +0000 Union Pacific to perform $48.1 million in work to Utah property http://www.rtands.com/index.php/freight/class-1/union-pacific-to-perform-481-million-in-work-to-utah-property.html http://www.rtands.com/index.php/freight/class-1/union-pacific-to-perform-481-million-in-work-to-utah-property.html Union Pacific plans to spend $48.1 million in Utah this year to improve its infrastructure. The state spending plan is part of the Class 1's $3.1-billion 2017 capital program.]]> mwanek@sbpub.com (Mischa Wanek-Libman, editor) Class 1 Wed, 17 May 2017 20:20:23 +0000 KCS plans upgrades in five states http://www.rtands.com/index.php/freight/class-1/kcs-plans-upgrades-in-five-states.html http://www.rtands.com/index.php/freight/class-1/kcs-plans-upgrades-in-five-states.html Kansas City Southern Railway Co. is investing approximately $24.6 million in 2017 on construction and improvement projects on its Pittsburg, Heavener and Shreveport Subdivisions.]]> Class 1 Wed, 17 May 2017 14:38:39 +0000 U.S. Chamber of Commerce: Survey shows voters support additional infrastructure investment http://www.rtands.com/index.php/track-maintenance/off-track-maintenance/us-chamber-of-commerce-survey-shows-voters-support-additional-infrastructure-investment.html http://www.rtands.com/index.php/track-maintenance/off-track-maintenance/us-chamber-of-commerce-survey-shows-voters-support-additional-infrastructure-investment.html The U.S. Chamber of Commerce released a new study conducted by Morning Consult on the opening day of Infrastructure Week 2017 that shows voters believe infrastructure matters and they support more investment in it.]]> mwanek@sbpub.com (Mischa Wanek-Libman, editor) OFF Track Maintenance Mon, 15 May 2017 18:41:12 +0000 TriMet’s Portland streetcar resumes service after Morrison-Yamhill track improvements http://www.rtands.com/index.php/track-maintenance/on-track-maintenance/trimets-portland-streetcar-resumes-service-after-morrison-yamhill-track-improvements.html http://www.rtands.com/index.php/track-maintenance/on-track-maintenance/trimets-portland-streetcar-resumes-service-after-morrison-yamhill-track-improvements.html The Morrison-Yamhill MAX improvements project reached a milestone over the weekend as the Portland streetcar resumed service.]]> mlancaster@sbpub.com (Maggie Lancaster, assistant editor) ON Track Maintenance Mon, 15 May 2017 18:31:51 +0000 Wisconsin co-op receives state loan to build spur tracks http://www.rtands.com/index.php/track-structure/ballast-ties-rail/wisconsin-co-op-receives-state-loan-to-build-spur-tracks.html http://www.rtands.com/index.php/track-structure/ballast-ties-rail/wisconsin-co-op-receives-state-loan-to-build-spur-tracks.html Wisconsin awarded a $2.6-million loan to Country Visions Cooperative, which is building a new dry fertilizer plant in Plymouth with rail access.]]> mwanek@sbpub.com (Mischa Wanek-Libman, editor) Ballast, Ties, Rail Fri, 12 May 2017 16:06:38 +0000 Union Pacific to invest $41 million in Oklahoma rail infrastructure http://www.rtands.com/index.php/track-maintenance/on-track-maintenance/union-pacific-to-invest-dol41-million-in-oklahoma-rail-infrastructure.html http://www.rtands.com/index.php/track-maintenance/on-track-maintenance/union-pacific-to-invest-dol41-million-in-oklahoma-rail-infrastructure.html Union Pacific (UP) will invest approximately $41 million in its Oklahoma rail infrastructure as a part of the Class 1's $3.1-billion capital plan.]]> mlancaster@sbpub.com (Maggie Lancaster, assistant editor) ON Track Maintenance Fri, 12 May 2017 15:17:05 +0000 MTA’s Astoria N Line to receive major upgrades http://www.rtands.com/index.php/track-maintenance/on-track-maintenance/mtas-astoria-n-line-to-receive-major-upgrades.html http://www.rtands.com/index.php/track-maintenance/on-track-maintenance/mtas-astoria-n-line-to-receive-major-upgrades.html Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) New York City Transit (NYCT) will be performing major upgrades to the Astoria's N Line equipment, including the replacement of switches and other track work.]]> mlancaster@sbpub.com (Maggie Lancaster, assistant editor) ON Track Maintenance Wed, 10 May 2017 18:24:21 +0000 SCVTA advises community as BART tracks are energized for testing http://www.rtands.com/index.php/track-maintenance/on-track-maintenance/scvta-advises-community-as-bart-tracks-are-energized-for-testing.html http://www.rtands.com/index.php/track-maintenance/on-track-maintenance/scvta-advises-community-as-bart-tracks-are-energized-for-testing.html The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (SCVTA) is raising awareness about the energized third rail on the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Silicon Valley Extension.]]> mlancaster@sbpub.com (Maggie Lancaster, assistant editor) ON Track Maintenance Wed, 10 May 2017 17:27:50 +0000 MBTA preps for new Red Line fleet with test track http://www.rtands.com/index.php/track-maintenance/on-track-maintenance/mbta-preps-for-new-red-line-fleet-with-test-track.html http://www.rtands.com/index.php/track-maintenance/on-track-maintenance/mbta-preps-for-new-red-line-fleet-with-test-track.html The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) will begin work this fall on a piece of track that will be used for testing new Red Line cars in 2019.]]> mlancaster@sbpub.com (Maggie Lancaster, assistant editor) ON Track Maintenance Wed, 10 May 2017 17:19:06 +0000 Quebec funds Gaspé railway revival http://www.rtands.com/index.php/passenger/intercity/quebec-funds-gaspe-railway-revival.html http://www.rtands.com/index.php/passenger/intercity/quebec-funds-gaspe-railway-revival.html The Premier of Quebec Philippe Couillard announced on May 5 that the province will allocate CA$100 million (US$73 million) towards the rehabilitation of the Matapédia - Gaspé line.]]> Intercity Wed, 10 May 2017 13:34:58 +0000 Union Pacific to invest $57 million in Kansas rail infrastructure http://www.rtands.com/index.php/track-maintenance/on-track-maintenance/union-pacific-to-invest-dol57-million-in-kansas-rail-infrastructure.html http://www.rtands.com/index.php/track-maintenance/on-track-maintenance/union-pacific-to-invest-dol57-million-in-kansas-rail-infrastructure.html Union Pacific (UP) plans to invest approximately $57 million in Kansas infrastructure in 2017. The investment is part of UP's $3.1-billion capital plan.]]> mlancaster@sbpub.com (Maggie Lancaster, assistant editor) ON Track Maintenance Tue, 09 May 2017 16:14:54 +0000 Sound Transit federal funding for Lynnwood extension safe http://www.rtands.com/index.php/passenger/rapid-transit-light-rail/sound-transit-federal-funding-for-lynwood-extension-safe.html http://www.rtands.com/index.php/passenger/rapid-transit-light-rail/sound-transit-federal-funding-for-lynwood-extension-safe.html A portion of federal funding committed to Sound Transit for the Lynnwood Link Extension was saved as part of the Federal Fiscal Year 2017 Appropriations Bill, which gained congressional approval on May 4.]]> mwanek@sbpub.com (Mischa Wanek-Libman, editor) Rapid Transit/Light Rail Fri, 05 May 2017 15:22:31 +0000 ConnDOT taps consulting team to plan for rail system’s future http://www.rtands.com/index.php/track-maintenance/off-track-maintenance/conndot-taps-consulting-team-to-plan-for-rail-systems-future.html http://www.rtands.com/index.php/track-maintenance/off-track-maintenance/conndot-taps-consulting-team-to-plan-for-rail-systems-future.html The Connecticut Department of Transportation (ConnDOT) has selected its consulting team as it begins to plan for the future of the New Haven Line, as well as the state's rail system.]]> mwanek@sbpub.com (Mischa Wanek-Libman, editor) OFF Track Maintenance Fri, 05 May 2017 15:20:02 +0000 NEC Commission identifies needs of $38 billion http://www.rtands.com/index.php/passenger/intercity/nec-commission-identifies-needs-of-38-billion.html http://www.rtands.com/index.php/passenger/intercity/nec-commission-identifies-needs-of-38-billion.html The Northeast Corridor Commission on May 3 submitted to Congress two reports detailing short-and-long-term capital investment needs totaling some $38 billion for the 457-mile electrified rail line linking Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Washington D.C.]]> Intercity Fri, 05 May 2017 15:13:39 +0000 ConnDOT completes Berlin-Waterbury rail study http://www.rtands.com/index.php/freight/shortline-regional/conndot-completes-berlin-waterbury-rail-study.html http://www.rtands.com/index.php/freight/shortline-regional/conndot-completes-berlin-waterbury-rail-study.html The Central Connecticut Rail Study (CCRS) has been completed and found investment in the rail corridor for freight use would be viable, while passenger rail investment would be cost prohibitive.]]> mwanek@sbpub.com (Mischa Wanek-Libman, editor) Shortline/Regional Thu, 04 May 2017 17:21:14 +0000 Swedish ties, American fasteners http://www.rtands.com/index.php/track-maintenance/on-track-maintenance/swedish-ties-american-fasteners.html http://www.rtands.com/index.php/track-maintenance/on-track-maintenance/swedish-ties-american-fasteners.html Pandrol's FASTCLIP FE fastening system has been chosen as the preferred fastening for a Trafikverket (TRV, Swedish Transport Administration) 20-year framework agreement with Swedish producers of concrete crossties.]]> ON Track Maintenance Thu, 04 May 2017 17:07:20 +0000 CP-served Legacy mine opens in Saskatchewan http://www.rtands.com/index.php/freight/class-1/cp-served-legacy-mine-opens-in-saskatchewan.html http://www.rtands.com/index.php/freight/class-1/cp-served-legacy-mine-opens-in-saskatchewan.html Canadian Pacific joined K+S Potash Canada (KSPC) to celebrate the opening of the Legacy Project mine on May 2.]]> mwanek@sbpub.com (Mischa Wanek-Libman, editor) Class 1 Tue, 02 May 2017 17:45:25 +0000