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NCDOT awards safety improvement contract
The North Carolina Department of Transportation has awarded a $10.9-million American Recovery and Reinvestment Act contract to Fred Smith Co. of Raleigh, N.C., for a rail safety improvement project.
WMATA studying ways to fight fatigue
On Thursday, Dec. 6, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) Board Safety and Security Committee will receive an update on fatigue research, including a key finding that recommends a…
AREMA to sponsor design competition
The American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA) will sponsor a design competition for students of architecture or building sciences as a means to introduce students to the professional opportunities…
FRA launches effort to end electronic device distraction in rail industry
Federal Railroad Administrator Joseph C. Szabo joined senior railroad industry leaders and labor officials to launch a collaborative effort to educate and raise awareness among rail industry employees of the…
AAR: Railroads committed to PTC implementation, despite challenges
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) today reinforced the railroad industry's commitment to implementing PTC but recognized significant challenges remain to doing so.
NTSB praises Metrolink's Commitment to Safety
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recognized Southern California's Metrolink as a national leader in the Positive Train Control (PTC) effort.
Ohio to upgrade crossings in two counties
The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) approved construction authorization at two grade crossings in Lucas and Mercer counties.
Watco names two to maintenance and compliance teams
Watco Compliance Service appointed Christian Meeker to performance assurance engineer, nondestructive testing and welding processes. Meeker will be responsible for coaching, mentoring and pro¬viding leadership to Watco team members with…
Tough road to normalcy, longer road to recovery
Nearly a week after Hurricane Sandy slapped the Northeast, transportation providers are still scrambling to repair infrastructure and restore service.
ACE begins construction of San Gabriel Trench project
Construction of a $336-million, concrete-walled railroad trench reaching 30 feet deep, 65 feet wide and 1.4 miles long through the city of San Gabriel, Calif., began on Nov. 1.
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