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NTSB report, recommendations aimed at protecting roadway workers
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has issued a special investigation report on the recent increase in deaths of railroad and rail transit roadway workers on or near tracks and…
Metrolinx acquires CN line for regional rail service
In Toronto, ON, Canada, Metrolinx purchased a segment of Canadian National rail line principally used by GO Transit passenger trains in the Georgetown-Kitchener, ON, area west of Toronto for CA$76…
Rep. Hultgren visits Atlantic Track
U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren (R-IL-14) joined representatives from Atlantic Track and the National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association (NRC) for a tour of Atlantic Track's manufacturing facility in Richmond, Ill.
CTA breaks ground on “signature” transit hub
The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) broke ground on its new 95th Street Terminal, one of the largest station projects in CTA history. The $240-million reconstruction project will replace the current…
CTA sees decline in trespassing one year after safety campaign launch
One year after launching a campaign focused on rail-customer safety, the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) has seen a nearly 17 percent drop in the number of reports of people trespassing…
Rocla Concrete Tie makes managerial changes
Rocla Concrete Tie, Inc., supplier of pre-stressed concrete ties has made a number of management changes that the company says will provide customer-centric support and operational oversight to its new…
Gannett Fleming names King vice president
Brian W. King, PE, has been named a vice president with Gannett Fleming. Based in the firm's corporate headquarters in Harrisburg, Penn., King serves as a manager of maintenance facilities…
Operation Lifesaver awards 11 grants to transit agencies for “See Tracks? Think Train!” campaigns
Operation Lifesaver, Inc. (OLI), is awarding $162,500 in grant funds for public awareness and safety education projects involving 11 transit agencies across the United States.
Watco forms safety team; makes appointments to West Region and SKOL
Watco Companies has formed the Watco Safety, Training, and Compliance Team. The company says the team formation is an effort to continually improve focus on its people and customers.
Senate Commerce Committee passes STB reauthorization act; PRRIA passes House T&I Committee
Two pieces of rail-related legislation have progressed on opposite sides of the hill.
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