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Public transit deemed safest way to commute
The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) released a study this week that reveals a 90 percent drop in safety risks for those who commute using public transportation rather than driving.
ConnDOT prefers long span vertical lift bridge for Walk Bridge replacement
The Connecticut Department of Transportation's (ConnDOT) preferred alternative to replace the Walk Bridge in Norwalk, Conn., is a Long Span Vertical Lift bridge.
WSDOT still has $5 million available for freight rail projects
The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) has reopened the application period for $5 million in loans for freight rail projects.
HNTB adds rail expert Joseph Rago to team
Joseph Rago, PE, CEM, LEED, joined HNTB Corporation as senior project manager and associate vice president in the firm's Northeast Division rail and transit practice. He is based in the…
Springfield Rail Project takes a step forward with completed Carpenter Street underpass
Officials held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Aug. 29 to mark the completion of the Carpenter Street underpass, a grade separation project that will also help support larger rail improvements…
TranSystems wins Hay award at AREMA Conference
The American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA) presented the 2016 Dr. William W. Hay Award for Excellence to TranSystems for the Chicago Region Environmental and Transportation Efficiency (CREATE) Program…
LACMTA, NCDOT outline plans for federal grants
Officials on opposite sides of the country outlined plans to enhance safety of local rail systems using recently awarded federal funds.
TEX Rail construction gets underway
The 27-mile TEX Rail commuter rail project kicked off construction activities with a trio of groundbreaking ceremonies in Fort Worth, Grapevine and North Richland Hills, Texas on Aug. 24.
CDPQ Infra enters aerial structure agreement with CN
CDPQ Infra announced Aug. 24 that the company has entered an agreement with Canadian National Railway (CN) to further its Réseau Electrique Métropolitain (REM) project.
University of Huddersfield finds cost-effective way to increase crossing safety
A United Kingdom-based team says it is feasible to enhance grade-crossing safety using a network of tiny wireless sensors powered by vibrations of an approaching train.
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