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Educating the future of railway engineering
Railroad engineering education programs, both established and new, are offering a variety of courses and training opportunities for the young and growing workforce.
Seattle digs deep for light rail
Three machines the length of a football field tunnel a three-mile extension for Sound Transit's light-rail system.
Strong and helpful hand-held tools
Notable jobs sometimes require the smallest of tools. Suppliers are offering up big improvements for these hand-held devices in 2013.
Metro-North answers state and federal directive with immediate safety improvements
Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Metro-North Railroad is making immediate improvements to reinforce safety at critical curves and movable bridges along the railroad's right-of-way. These improvements were directed by New York…
Sen. Schumer calls for 2017 shortline tax credit extension
At Pactiv, a food packaging manufacturing company in Canandaigua, N.Y., U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) joined Finger Lakes Railway President Mike Smith and Pactiv Plant Manager Rod Kucera to launch…
UTA readies S-Line for official opening
The first segment of the Utah Transit Authority's (UTA) Sugar House Streetcar line (S-Line) will open December 8. The UTA says new service connects thousands of area residents with local…
RailComm provides Yard Control System to Wisconsin yard
RailComm has provided a yard control system to a yard in Stevens Point, Wis. The yard is now able to wirelessly control 15 switches using RailComm's Domain Operations Controller (DOC®)…
Two unions sue BART board over contract snafu
Bay Area Rapid Transit's (BART) largest unions, SEIU 1021 and ATU 1555, filed a lawsuit against members of the transit agency's board of the directors, challenging the directors' action on…
Rep. Maloney introduces legislation to help passenger railroads fund PTC investment
Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY-18) introduced the Commuter Rail Passenger Safety Act, to help commuter rail lines, such as Metro-North, fund and implement positive train control (PTC) systems.
Mongeau: CN is a true backbone of the economy
Claude Mongeau, president and chief executive officer of Canadian National, said the railway's reach, service, innovation, understanding of its customers' markets and commitment to delivering safely make it a true…
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