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Maintenance-of-Way Challenges: Automated tie inspection
Automated crosstie evaluation systems work toward removing subjectivity and improving accuracy of crosstie inspections.
High-speed rail grinding and metal removal
Controlling grinding speed allows for the amount of metal removal to be fine-tuned and results in improved effectiveness and utilization of grinding operations.
Parsons Brinkerhoff names two to management team
Parsons Brinckerhoff named Greg Kelly to the newly created position of global chief operating officer. Clifford Eby succeeds Kelly as president of Parsons Brinckerhoff's Americas Transportation operating company.
Not quite the end of the line
To all my faithful readers, this will be the last monthly installment of “Chicago Perspective.” I thank you for giving me a platform for 13 years where my thoughts, opinions,…
WSDOT has funds available for freight rail projects
The Washington State Department of Transportation is accepting applications to receive state funding for freight rail projects in Washington that create family-wage jobs and demonstrate the economic and environmental advantages…
FRA issues final rule regarding ENS at grade crossings
The Federal Railroad Administration issued new regulations requiring railroads to install signs at grade crossings and pathway crossings with telephone numbers the public can use to alert railroad companies to…
Port of Coos Bay preps for next phase of rail line rehabilitation
The Oregon International Port of Coos Bay issued documents and is seeking bids for the 2012 Major Track Rehabilitation Project. This is the largest reconstruction phase to date related to…
GWI names future COO
Genesee & Wyoming Inc. named David Brown the successor to GWI's current chief operating officer, James Benz.
NCDOT names new rail division director
The North Carolina Department of Transportation appointed Anthony Fuller as the new director of the Rail Division.
M/W workers on M&NA ratify first agreement with UTU
United Transportation Union-represented maintenance-of-way employees on Missouri & North Arkansas Railroad, who chose the UTU as their bargaining representative in January, have ratified their first collective bargaining agreement.
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