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MTA’s Blue Ribbon Panel makes final recommendations
A Blue Ribbon Panel of transportation experts studying safety and maintenance practices at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's (MTA) three railroad operations – Metro-North Railroad, the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR)…
R.J. Corman acquires Roadway Working Training
R.J. Corman Railroad Group, LLC (RJC), has acquired Roadway Worker Training, Inc. (RWT), based in St. Augustine, Fla.
Rocla opens new crosstie manufacturing facility
Rocla Concrete Tie, Inc. (RCTI), supplier of pre-stressed concrete ties, has opened a 30,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in San Jose Iturbide, Mexico.
LACMTA released DEIS for proposed Eastside rail extension
A Draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/EIS) on a proposed extension of the Gold Line light-rail system from East Los Angeles to either South El Monte or Whittier was…
KCS names Vecellio AVP production and standards
Kansas City Southern promoted Shawn Vecellio from director to assistant vice president production and standards for the engineering department.
Waterloo light-rail project breaks ground
The Region of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada, celebrated the start of ION Stage 1 Light Rail Transit (LRT) construction August 21. The event took place at the future home of…
ARG Transportation to operate central Washington rail line
The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) selected ARG Transportation of Eugene, Ore., to operate the 26-mile rail line in central Washington, with a goal to restore rail service to…
Feds close on $1.28 billion TIFIA loan to MWAA for Silver Line Phase Two
The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) closed a $1.28-billion Transportation Infrastructure Financial Innovation Act (TIFIA) loan to the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) for construction of Phase Two of the…
Hennepin County approves design for Southwest LRT
The Hennepin County Board completed its municipal approval process for preliminary design plans for the Southwest light-rail transit project, in voting to approve the portion of those plans serving the…
Transport Canada reaffirms safety commitment following TSB Lac-Mégantic report
Canada's Minister of Transport Lisa Raitt issued a statement in response to the release of the Transportation Safety Board's (TSB) final report from its investigation into the July 6, 2013…
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