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One of nation’s "most dangerous" crossings gets safer
Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-NJ-9), New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) Commissioner Jamie Fox and New Jersey Transit Executive Director Ronnie Hakim unveiled safety improvements made to Midland Avenue railroad crossing…
New study analyzes condition of Washington state's shortline railroads; repair costs
According to a recent study by the Washington Department of Transportation and the Washington State University Freight Policy Transportation Institute, more than half of the state's shortline rail miles aren't…
P&L engineers ratify new deal
United Transportation Union Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers (UTU-SMART)-represented engineers employed by Paducah and Louisville Railway ratified a new five-year agreement.
USDOT: Substantial demand underscores need for TIGER grants
Applications to the U.S. Department of Transportation's seventh round of Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grants totaled $9.8 billion, almost 20 times the $500 million set aside for the…
Two crossing projects receive Asia-Pacific Gateway infrastructure funds
Transport Canada has made an investment of approximately CA$16.5 million (US$12.6 million) for nine Asia-Pacific Gateway transportation infrastructure projects in British Columbia that support Asia-Pacific trade and boost the competitive…
British Columbia commits funds toward future E&N rail line
The British Columbia government has affirmed its commitment to provide CA$7 million (US$5.4 million) to the Island Corridor Foundation (ICF) to support the future of the E&N rail line on…
Iowa Pacific Holdings using RailComm dispatch system on six US properties
Iowa Pacific Holdings (IPH) recently selected RailComm's computer-aided dispatch system to operate six of its railroads located in U.S.
HNTB adds Thompson as principal tunnel engineer
HNTB Corporation hired Jimmy Thompson as principal tunnel engineer in its national tunnel practice out of its Oakland, Calif., office. Thompson has 30 years of experience in the design and…
ASLRRA boasts Senate progress on 45G
The Senate Finance Committee met to debate legislation put forward by Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) to extend expiring tax credits, including the Section 45G railroad track maintenance credit.
FRA launches focused safety review of New York & Atlantic Railway
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has launched a comprehensive, focused safety review of the New York & Atlantic Railway's (NY&A) safety culture and management practices.
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