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New WMATA safety plan immediately followed by FTA safety directive
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) issued an urgent safety directive to Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) just one day after the agency released a plan aimed at improving safety…
Union Pacific plans $83M in improvements in Arkansas
Union Pacific tagged $83 million of its planned $3.75-billion 2016 capital program to improve infrastructure in Arkansas.
Union Pacific’s California infrastructure plan tops $121 million
Union Pacific plans to invest $121.6 million in 2016 in its transportation infrastructure in California, which will enhance employee, community and customer safety and increase rail operating efficiency.
TriMet preps for largest MAX rail replacement project ever
TriMet is days away from the biggest rail replacement to date on the MAX system. May 8 through May 21, MAX Blue, Green and Red lines will be disrupted and…
Union Pacific to invest $513 million in Texas
Union Pacific plans to invest $513 million in 2016 to improve Texas's transportation infrastructure, which the Class 1 says will enhance employee, community and customer safety and increase rail operating…
Construction on Silver Line Phase 2 to ramp up
Construction on Phase 2 of the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project, a.k.a. the Silver Line, is about to head into a busy period as the project hits the 30 percent complete…
Harsco Rail wins multi-year UK grinding service contract
Harsco Rail has been awarded a multi-year contract from Network Rail in the United Kingdom valued at more than $40 million.
BART awards MERMEC contract for track inspection vehicle
Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) awarded MERMEC a contract to supply a track recording vehicle to be operated on 104 miles of rapid transit lines serving the San Francisco Bay…
Various cost-effective maintenance practices for conventional track structures
Use determines a given maintenance strategy, but planning determines that strategy's cost effectiveness.
Refining profile and saving face
Success in battling defects and extending the life of a rail can be met with a well-planned grinding or milling program.
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