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TorQuest Partners invests in A&B Rail Services Ltd.
TorQuest Partners, in partnership with a group of co-investors, has acquired a majority interest in A&B Rail Services Ltd., a national railway services company based in Edmonton, AB, Canada.
FRA launches in-depth safety assessment of Metro-North
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) launched a 60-day safety assessment of Metro-North Railroad in response a December 1 derailment in the Bronx. Operation Deep Dive, beginning December 16, 2013, will…
Ice to take BNSF helm in January, Rose named executive chairman
BNSF promoted President and Chief Operating Officer Carl Ice to president and chief executive officer, effective January 1, 2014. Matthew Rose, chairman and chief executive officer, will assume the role…
TriMet GM launches outside review of light-rail maintenance needs
TriMet General Manager Neil McFarlane has launched an outside review of the Portland, Ore., agency's light-rail maintenance system, which includes MAX vehicles and trackway. In order to better address both…
MDOT/MTA receive six statements of qualification for Purple Line
Maryland Department of Transportation/Maryland Transit Administration (MDOT/MTA) received six private-sector responses to a Request for Qualifications to design, build, construct, finance, operate and maintain the Purple Line in Montgomery and…
FRA issues industry-wide safety advisory on speed restrictions
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) issued an industry-wide Safety Advisory to help ensure railroads adhere to federal regulations regarding maximum authorized train speed limits. The advisory contains four recommendations to…
RTD Board of Directors approves North Metro Rail Line contract
The Denver, Colo., Regional Transportation District (RTD) Board of Directors approved a $343-million contract award to Graham, Balfour Beatty, Hamon Constructors (GBBH) to design and build the North Metro Rail…
Gold Line Bridge received five engineering and construction awards in 2013
This year, the Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority was honored with five industry awards for the Gold Line Bridge, a 584-linear foot structure is says now serves as…
NCDOT seeks applicants for grants to improve shortlines
The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) is accepting applications through January 18, 2014, for recipients of $2.5 million to $3 million available in state grants through the Shortline Industrial…
Metrolink's Perris Valley Line extension receives federal money
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) will dole out $75 million in federal grant funds to extend the Metrolink 91 passenger rail line from Riverside to Perris, Calif.
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