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Maintenance-of-Way Challenges: Automated tie inspection
Automated crosstie evaluation systems work toward removing subjectivity and improving accuracy of crosstie inspections.
High-speed rail grinding and metal removal
Controlling grinding speed allows for the amount of metal removal to be fine-tuned and results in improved effectiveness and utilization of grinding operations.
Skanska signs Moynihan Station contract
Skanska has signed a contract with the Moynihan Station Development Corporation (MSDC) to complete the first phase of an expansion to New York City's Penn Station, to create the new…
TriMet Board adopts FY13 budget, includes cuts and fare changes to close shortfall
TriMet Board of Directors in Portland, Ore., adopted the agency's Fiscal Year 2013 budget.
Parsons Brinkerhoff names two to management team
Parsons Brinckerhoff named Greg Kelly to the newly created position of global chief operating officer. Clifford Eby succeeds Kelly as president of Parsons Brinckerhoff's Americas Transportation operating company.
Not quite the end of the line
To all my faithful readers, this will be the last monthly installment of “Chicago Perspective.” I thank you for giving me a platform for 13 years where my thoughts, opinions,…
Study says Caltrain modernization could produce billions in economic benefits
Modernizing San Fransisco-area Caltrain commuter service is expected to create the equivalent of almost 9,600 jobs, increase property values and generate overall economic benefits of up to $2.5 billion, according…
Santa Clara VTA awards railroad relocation contract
California Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority's Board of Directors voted Thursday, June 7, 2012, to authorize VTA's general manager to execute a $45,040,277 contract with RGW Construction, Inc., for the…
FRA issues final rule regarding ENS at grade crossings
The Federal Railroad Administration issued new regulations requiring railroads to install signs at grade crossings and pathway crossings with telephone numbers the public can use to alert railroad companies to…
NJ Transit aims to keep citizens off the tracks
Led by duo public service announcements spotlighting the deadly consequences resulting from poor choices made at railroad crossings, NJ Transit Board Chairman and New Jersey Department of Transportation Commissioner James…
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