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FRA approves Marquette Rail’s product safety plan
The Federal Railroad Administration approved Marquette Rail, LLC's Product Safety Plan (PSP), allowing the railroad to use RailSoft Systems Inc.'s TrackAccess Track Reservation System in the autonomous mode.
Van Schaick joins Watco as AVP government affairs
Watco Companies hired Jeff Van Schaick as assistant vice president, government affairs.
SCCRTC approves contract for scaled down bridge repair project
The Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission (SCCRTC) approved a $4.2 million contract to make repairs to four bridges that "require attention more immediately" along the Santa Cruz Branch Line…
Grade crossing repairs planned in New Jersey
New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) has planned railroad crossing repair projects in Woodstown, Salem County.
San Pedro & Southwestern named EPA "SmartWay" transport partner
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has designated San Pedro & Southwestern Railroad (SPSR) as a partner in EPA's "SmartWay" Transport Partnership program.
Wisconsin Oks loans to freight rail projects
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) approved four state awards totaling $7,605,081 to improve freight rail infrastructure and support economic growth. The funds will be administered through its Freight Railroad…
South Dakota Department of Transportation wins award for rail project
The South Dakota Department of Transportation's 2012 Mitchell to Chamberlain (MRC) Railroad Rehabilitation project has won regional acclaim in the America's Transportation Awards competition.
NCDOT awards contract for railbed construction
The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) awarded a $24.9-million contract to Crowder Construction Co. to construct railroad roadbed along a 12-mile segment of the North Carolina Railroad/Norfolk Southern corridor.…
FRA issues emergency order to prevent unintended hazardous materials train movement
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) late last week issued an Emergency Order and Safety Advisory to help prevent trains operating on mainline tracks or sidings from moving unintentionally. The order…
FAMES Committee finds spike in fatal accidents following lunch
The Fatality Analysis of Maintenance-of-Way Employees and Signalmen (FAMES) Committee issued three recommendations following a report finding a spike in roadway worker fatalities in the hour following the traditional noon…
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