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UTU members ratify pacts on two terminal railroads
United Transportation Union Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers (UTU-SMART)-represented trainmen, engineers and yardmasters employed by Lake Terminal Railroad have ratified a new six-year agreement by a unanimous vote.
MTA NYCT to close three station platforms for three months
Metropolitan Transportation Authority New York City Transit (MTA-NYCT) will close three Manhattan-bound platforms at 104 St-Oxford Avenue and 88 St-Boyd Avenue stations on the A line for three months as…
SYSTRA launches RAILSIM X® Software Suite
SYSTRA has launched its RAILSIM X® Software Suite, analytical software for rail systems modeling and simulations. The company says this redevelopment of the RAILSIM operations software package will introduce a…
Mizzou professor looks to tackle challenge of why weeds like crossings
A plant scientist at the University of Missouri, Reid Smeda, has been working for more than a decade to help make railroad crossings safer through vegetation management with herbicides.
Rock Hill recapitalizes Rail Services & Logistics; acquires Rail Tie Solutions’ assets
Rock Hill Capital Group has completed a majority recapitalization of Rail Service & Logistics, LLC (RSL), a railroad services provider involved in the removal and disposal of wood crossties.
Axion receives fourth tie order from Russia
Axion International Holdings, Inc., has received its fourth purchase order for ECOTRAX® rail ties to be shipped to Russia for its transit system.
RTD celebrates two decades of light-rail service
October 7, 2014, marks the 20th anniversary of the opening of the Central Rail Line, Regional Transportation District of Denver's (RTD) first light-rail line.
Wisconsin plans for Freight Rail Week
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) and the Transportation Development Association of Wisconsin (TDA) are teaming up to promote, educate and celebrate the freight rail system that contributes to the…
Atlanta Streetcar deems first test a success
On October 1, Atlanta Streetcar 1001 made its first trip around the system's 2.7-mile route under its own power.
Hensel Phelps wins design and build contract
Hensel Phelps Construction Co. has been awarded the contract to design and build the rail yard and maintenance facility for Phase 2 of the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project (Silver Line).
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