OFF Track Maintenance

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (SCVTA) in California are initiating an environmental study for the proposed construction of an approximately six-mile extension of…
Kansas City Southern says that implementation of Positive Train Control (PTC) technology is a major, ongoing initiative, especially for the Signal, Mechanical, Telecommunications and IT groups.
Canadian National and members of the United Steelworkers (USW) union Local 2004 have ratified a four-year labor agreement covering approximately 3,000 maintenance-of-way employees who inspect, maintain and repair CN's track,…
The Association of American Railroads' (AAR) Senior Vice President of Safety and Operations Robert VanderClute has retired.
George Good, Jr., the Federal Transit Administration's (FTA) first full-time safety investigator recently began according to a blog post to the U.S. Department of Transportation's "Fast Lane."
Metra has appointed John Milano to deputy executive director for administration, effective Feb. 1.
Amtrak has made a commitment of $12 million to continue renovations of Chicago's 90-year-old Union Station. In the coming weeks and months, Chicago Mayor Emanuel will work in coordination with…
Edwin de Steiguer (Ned) Snead, the founder and chairman emeritus of Georgetown Rail Equipment Company (GREX), passed away January 22, 2015 in Georgetown, Texas, at the age of 85.
A new pedestrian grade-crossing system was activated at the Wheaton, Ill., Metra station along the Union Pacific West Line on January 26. The system was activated at the Maywood, Melrose…
In Ontario, Canada, the Region of Waterloo voted to exercise a three-year option to extend its existing light-rail transit contract with Parsons Brinckerhoff and WSP.
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