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FRA report on PTC: Most railroads will miss deadline; enforcement will happen
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) sent its Status of Positive Train Control Implementation report to Congress Aug. 7.
Engineers share views on 2015 trends
For North American railroad engineering departments, safety is the top feature required in a piece of equipment, while dealing with tight work windows is a shared issue across both freight…
Two Connecticut passenger lines undergoing improvements
Crews will be out along Metro-North Railroad's New Canaan Branch in Connecticut during the first four weekends of August to renew railroad crossings at three intersections with local streets and…
Canada commits funds to VIA Rail’s Ottawa-Montreal corridor infrastructure improvements
The Canadian government plans to invest CA$102 million (US$77 million) over a two-year period to support several infrastructure projects that will increase the safety and efficiency of VIA Rail Canada's…
USDOT: Substantial demand underscores need for TIGER grants
Applications to the U.S. Department of Transportation's seventh round of Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grants totaled $9.8 billion, almost 20 times the $500 million set aside for the…
FRA provides funds for Midwest, Southeast passenger rail planning
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) is allocating $ 2,780,651 for multi-state passenger railroad planning in both the Southeast and Midwest regions.
British Columbia commits funds toward future E&N rail line
The British Columbia government has affirmed its commitment to provide CA$7 million (US$5.4 million) to the Island Corridor Foundation (ICF) to support the future of the E&N rail line on…
HNTB adds Thompson as principal tunnel engineer
HNTB Corporation hired Jimmy Thompson as principal tunnel engineer in its national tunnel practice out of its Oakland, Calif., office. Thompson has 30 years of experience in the design and…
Texas high-speed rail project names new CEO; gets $75 million boost
The Texas Central Partners (Texas Central) Board of Directors has appointed Tim Keith as the new chief executive officer for the organization effective immediately.
SENER gets contract for preliminary design of 45 miles of California high-speed project
The California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) awarded SENER the contract to develop the engineering and environmental services for the Palmdale to Burbank section of the California high-speed line.
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