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FRA wants states to verify proper function of traffic lights tied to crossings
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has called on state departments of transportation to verify that railroad crossing warning systems interconnected to traffic lights function properly and urged states to add…
NRC names Rick Ebersold to the board
National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association (NRC) has appointed Rick Ebersold, president of Herzog Services, Inc., to fill a temporarily open seat on the NRC Board of Directors. The NRC…
Rep. Goodlatte tours Progress Rail’s Roanoke facility
On February 5, U.S. Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA-06) joined National Railroad Construction & Maintenance Association member company Progress Rail Services for a tour of its locomotive and rail car services…
NTSB opens Amtrak 188 accident docket; analysis ongoing
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) opened the accident docket and publicly released more than 2,000 pages of information as part of it's ongoing investigation of the May 12, 2015…
MnDOT suspends Zip Rail work; awards study to private company
The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) has suspended its work on the proposed high-speed rail line project, Zip Rail, between the Twin Cities metropolitan area and Rochester, Minn., pending action…
AAR releases inaugural State of the Industry Report
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) released its first "State of the Industry Report" focusing on the key challenges, accomplishments and innovations within the freight railroad industry. This initial, five-chapter…
AECOM to build SpaceX Hyperloop test track
AECOM has been selected to design and build the world's first Hyperloop test track as part of the SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition, a university-focused challenge to help spur student innovation.
Amtrak, Southern Rail Commission to host Gulf Coast inspection train
Amtrak and the Southern Rail Commission (SRC) are conducting a tour to examine new ideas for intercity passenger rail by operating an inspection train from New Orleans, La., to Jacksonville,…
Gertler joins HDR as VP of strategic consulting team
Peter Gertler has joined HDR's strategic consulting team as vice president and is responsible for helping the firm grow its strategic consulting practice worldwide.
Plans to revamp Harrisburg Transportation Center revealed
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf says the state plans to make improvements to the Harrisburg Transportation Center and surrounding areas to improve the quality of life for residents and businesses.
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