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FRA issues emergency order to prevent unintended hazardous materials train movement
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) late last week issued an Emergency Order and Safety Advisory to help prevent trains operating on mainline tracks or sidings from moving unintentionally. The order…
NHDOT to study alternatives to MBTA rail extension
The New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT) is undertaking a study of alternatives for a potential extension of Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) passenger rail service from Haverhill, Mass., to…
Goldschmidt Thermit acquires PortaCo, Inc.
The Goldschmidt Thermit Group, a company based in Germany that specializes in welding, acquired 100 percent of PortaCo, Inc., a producer of hydraulic power units and tools headquartered in Moorhead,…
LACMTA hires Atkins as general engineering consultant
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) selected Atkins to serve as a general engineering consultant (GEC) in support of LACMTA's rail network operations, maintenance and expansion plans.
NYCT Fix & Fortify tackles Montague Tubes work
Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) New York City Transit will commence Fix & Fortify work to the Montague Tubes August 2 and will continue during the weekends for 14 months.
T board advances TEX Rail project by designating its first phase
The board of the Fort Worth Transportation Authority (The T) in Texas is scheduled to take action at its August 12 meeting to designate the first phase of the multi-phased…
CSX names Industrial Rail Park a Select Site
The Tuscola Industrial Rail Park in Tuscola, Ill., has been designated as a CSX Select Site. Select Sites are locations for manufacturing projects along the CSX network that can progress…
MTA secures $200 million of insurance protection
The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has secured $200 million of insurance protection that will help pay for future repairs for damage to its infrastructure in the event of…
LACMTA renames its Transit Mall Station
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) Blue Line Transit Mall Station in Long Beach has been renamed Downtown Long Beach Station to more clearly reflect the location.
Watco names director of engineering/project management
Watco Companies has hired Drew White as director of engineering for project management. In this position, White will report to Ron Close, senior vice president of supply chain management and…
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