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NRC awards 2013 Field Employee and Rail Construction Project of the Year
The National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association (NRC) selected the winners of its 2013 Field Employee and Rail Construction Project of the Year Awards and will present the awards at…
More than a dozen freight projects receive Pennsylvania state grants
The Pennsylvania Department of Transporation has released $25.8 million in rail freight grants, which will help improve facilities, help businesses expand operations and ensure safety across the state.
CTC allocates nearly $12 million for rail-related projects
The California Transportation Commission (CTC) has made new allocations totaling $152 million to 36 projects statewide. This latest round of funding drives the total amount of transportation funding allocated in…
NYCT transforms “one of the least appealing subway stations”
Often recognized as one of the "least appealing subway stations in the system," according to New York City Transit (NYCT), the 149 St – Grand Concourse 2, 4 and 5…
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…
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