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J-Track LLC names Dorris VP/GM of new Central Division
J-Track LLC will open a new railroad construction and maintenance company in the Chicagoland area on May 1. The new company, J-Track LLC Central Division, will be led by Vice…
Various cost-effective maintenance practices for conventional track structures
Use determines a given maintenance strategy, but planning determines that strategy's cost effectiveness.
FTA issues safety advisory to gather stop signal overrun information
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has issued Safety Advisory 16-1 to collect information on the frequency of stop signal overruns in rail transit and the actions being taken to address…
B&P Tunnel proposal revised following community input
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has revised the proposal to replace the Civil War-era Baltimore and Potomac (B&P) Tunnel based on feedback provided to the FRA by Baltimore residents.
Metra lays out 2016 construction program
Metra has laid out plans to begin infrastructure improvements to its stations, track, bridges and road crossings this year to ensure safe and reliable service and maintain a state of…
ConnDOT continues bidding process for Hartford line; launches Walk Bridge site
The Connecticut Department of Transportation (ConnDOT) has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a service provider on the New Haven-Hartford-Springfield intercity rail line, now branded as the CTrail Hartford…
Former Amtrak chief executive appointed to board of Network Rail Consulting
Network Rail Consulting has appointed Thomas Downs as a non-executive director of Network Rail Consulting Ltd and chair of its North American business, Network Rail Consulting Inc.
FRA awards California $1.5 million to separate tracks and road at crossing in Oxnard
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has awarded a $1.5 million grant to California to fund the design of a bridge which will carry vehicular traffic on Rice Avenue over railroad…
Gateway Program partners lay out project plans
Partners in the Gateway Program have outlined steps to move it forward including the allocation of $70 million for preliminary engineering, a federal pledge to streamline environmental reviews and finalization…
Study says HSR tunnels could hold lessons for California system
High-speed rail construction projects have frequently required long tunnels to reduce travel time and distance. With the California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) considering a 16-mile long tunnel along the Palmdale…
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