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Engineering Chicago-St. Louis HSR
Coordinating a project of this scope, size and time-frame requires ultimate cooperation between all parties involved.
Improving inspection of turnouts
Developing technologies aim to enhance the accuracy and effectiveness of turnout inspection.
CREATE 71st Street grade separation complete
On November 2, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn was joined by local and state officials to open the new 71st Street railroad underpass in Bridgeview, a Chicago Region Environmental and Transportation…
KCS production gangs complete maintenance work injury free
From June to September, Kansas City Southern's U.S. production gangs installed more than 150,000 crossties, 2,450 switch ties and renewed 94 road crossings between Spiro, Okla., and De Queen, Ark.,…
CTA Red Line South project complete, full line to reopen this weekend
Chicago Transportation Authority's (CTA) Red Line South project is now complete and the line running from Cermak-Chinatown and 95th Street will reopen on schedule Sunday, October 20.
Crosstie replacement begins along COASTER route
North County Transit District (NCTD) in San Diego, Calif., began a $2 million crosstie replacement project on the coastal rail corridor used for passenger rail service October 7. The project…
IHSR reaches final phase for 2013 improvements
The Illinois Department of Transportation and Union Pacific are performing the last of three phases of 2013 upgrades to Illinois' signature high-speed route, Chicago-St. Louis, for future 110 mph operation…
Amtrak begins third phase of Michigan track improvements
The last of three Michigan track improvement phases for the 2013 construction season begins between Jackson and Kalamazoo on October 14. While the project will cause some delays and modified…
BNSF's California capital program includes terminal, maintenance projects
BNSF plans to invest an estimated $100 million on maintenance and rail capacity expansion projects in California this year.
The trials of track inspection
Automated track inspection is designed to help railroads tackle potential pitfalls, but what happens when track inspectors run into challenges?
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