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Rail and transit get 21 percent of Virginia's $11.4 billion transportation program
The Virgina Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) approved $11.4 billion in allocations for transportation improvement projects over the next six years beginning July 1. The Six-Year Improvement Program distributes funding for…
BNSF Honors 98 Shippers for Safe Transport of Hazardous Materials
BNSF honored 98 shippers with the railroad's 15th Annual Product Stewardship Award for the safe transportation of hazardous materials by rail during 2011.
PUCO approves upgrade of four rail crossings across Ohio
The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio approved construction authorization from the Ohio Rail Development Commission for the installation of flashing lights and gates at four grade crossings in Lucas, Medina…
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…
BNSF plans capital programs worth $140 million in Colorado, Wyoming
BNSF plans to invest an estimated $140 million in capital programs in both Colorado and Wyoming this year.
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…
Transportation Safety Board of Canada issues new Watchlist
Calling for action on the most critical safety issues facing Canada's transportation system, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada released its new Watchlist. "In 2010, the TSB's first Watchlist became…
FRA proposes additional exclusions to environmental procedures
The Federal Railroad Administration proposed an addition of seven new Categorical Exclusions (CE) to its environmental procedures that will help expedite project delivery across the country. The proposed CEs, which…
Union Pacific rolling out training trailers
Union Pacific built a fleet of mobile classrooms to bring state-of-the-art operations and safety training to locomotive engineer and conductor locations across its 23-state system.
Maintenance-of-Way Challenges: Automated tie inspection
Automated crosstie evaluation systems work toward removing subjectivity and improving accuracy of crosstie inspections.
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