OFF Track Maintenance

In an effort to reduce future expenses and avoid additional impacts to rail service, the Chicago Transit Board approved an amendment to the existing design/build contract for the North Red…
A major rail yard expansion project in Portland, Wash., is improving efficiency and capacity for exports at the city's largest industrial park. Completed in June and now fully operational, the…
Kansas City Southern promoted David Ebbrecht from executive vice president operations to executive vice president and chief operating officer for KCS and its U.S. subsidiary, The Kansas City Southern Railway…
Safety remains at the top of engineering department’s list of equipment guidelines. You want to impress a railroad engineer with a piece of maintenance equipment? Make sure it's versatile, reliable,…
Optimal track conditions rely heavily on ballast maintenance. Ballast doesn't always get the attention it deserves. For those outside of the industry, the flashy signals, rail and crossties are what…
The CREATE program continues to improve movement through the nation’s rail nucleus. The Chicago Region Environmental and Transportation Efficiency (CREATE) Program marked nine years of existence in June 2012.
Illinois State Senator Martin Sandoval and Cicero Town President Larry Dominick joined Metra Acting Chairman Larry Huggins and Executive Director/CEO Alex Clifford on August 7 at a groundbreaking ceremony for…
The effort to establish Section 130 hazard-elimination at railroad crossings in Louisville, Ken., near Wilson Avenue and Woodland Avenue, has taken a major step forward with the project receiving $1.8…
Train, engine and mechanical forces represented by the United Transportation Union on shortline Western Rail Road in Texas have ratified a new agreement reached with mediation assistance from the National…
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency said that pre-construction associated with the Central Subway tunnel will begin on August 13 in North Beach. The work involves relocating utility lines on…
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