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NC Board of Transportation adopts state rail plan
The North Carolina Board of Transportation adopted the 2015 Comprehensive State Rail Plan at its meeting on August 5, 2015. The Rail Plan was created to identify near- and long-term…
Gary Smith joins Stantec’s freight rail group
Gary Smith has been named rail sector lead for Stantec's freight rail team, accountable for growing Stantec's freight and commuter rail services throughout Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.
UP names new VP and AVP of public affairs
Union Pacific promoted Wes Lujan to vice president public affairs for the western region and Liisa Stark to assistant vice president public affairs for Illinois, Minnesota and Wisconsin; both appointments…
FRA makes $10 million available to improve crossings, track along energy routes
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) is soliciting applications for $10 million in competitive grant funding available to states to improve highway-rail grade crossings and track along routes that transport energy…
Ground breaks on Permian Rail Park in Texas
Twin Eagle Sand Logistics, LLC, a subsidiary of Twin Eagle Resource Management, LLC, has broken ground on the Permian Rail Park located on the Union Pacific, approximately eight miles west…
Grade crossing safety improvements made in North Carolina
The North Carolina Department of Transportation's (NCDOT) Rail Division recently made crossing safety improvements at an intersection near Kernersville, N.C.
USDOT awards grants to promote transit careers
The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded $9.5 million in grants to 19 projects in 13 states selected to help train a new generation of skilled workers and support long-term…
AREMA names new executive director and CEO
The American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA) Board of Governors has appointed Elizabeth Caruso, CAE, as AREMA's executive director and chief executive officer, effective September 1, 2015.
UP’s California vegetation management efforts aimed at mitigating fire risk
Union Pacific is working with hundreds of local, municipal and volunteer fire departments in California to prevent fires along its right-of-way following four years of drought.
UIUC opens RAIL to advance better track designs
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for its Research and Innovation Laboratory (RAIL) located at the Harry Schnabel, Jr., Lab.
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