1 Supplier News Railway Track & Structures Magazine, Rail industry news http://www.rtands.com Mon, 22 May 2017 23:15:45 +0000 en-gb Siemens and Brookville to build new Valley Metro fleet http://www.rtands.com/index.php/track-maintenance/on-track-maintenance/siemens-and-brookville-to-build-new-valley-metro-fleet.html http://www.rtands.com/index.php/track-maintenance/on-track-maintenance/siemens-and-brookville-to-build-new-valley-metro-fleet.html The Valley Metro Rail Board has authorized the purchase of rail fleet from two manufacturers to support future growth and service expansion.]]> mlancaster@sbpub.com (Maggie Lancaster, assistant editor) ON Track Maintenance Fri, 19 May 2017 16:23:13 +0000 Sec. Chao: Infrastructure plan coming soon http://www.rtands.com/index.php/track-maintenance/off-track-maintenance/sec-chao-infrastructure-plan-coming-soon.html http://www.rtands.com/index.php/track-maintenance/off-track-maintenance/sec-chao-infrastructure-plan-coming-soon.html U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao said the Trump administration would share its vision for an infrastructure plan soon, specifying within the next several weeks during a speech.]]> mwanek@sbpub.com (Mischa Wanek-Libman, editor) OFF Track Maintenance Tue, 16 May 2017 16:26:14 +0000 Sagar, Schmidt promoted at AECOM http://www.rtands.com/index.php/track-maintenance/off-track-maintenance/sagar-schmidt-promoted-at-aecom.html http://www.rtands.com/index.php/track-maintenance/off-track-maintenance/sagar-schmidt-promoted-at-aecom.html Infrastructure firm AECOM announced that Navin Sagar has been appointed vice president and national director transit systems of the firm's transit systems practice in North America.]]> OFF Track Maintenance Tue, 16 May 2017 15:01:24 +0000 U.S. Chamber of Commerce: Survey shows voters support additional infrastructure investment http://www.rtands.com/index.php/track-maintenance/off-track-maintenance/us-chamber-of-commerce-survey-shows-voters-support-additional-infrastructure-investment.html http://www.rtands.com/index.php/track-maintenance/off-track-maintenance/us-chamber-of-commerce-survey-shows-voters-support-additional-infrastructure-investment.html The U.S. Chamber of Commerce released a new study conducted by Morning Consult on the opening day of Infrastructure Week 2017 that shows voters believe infrastructure matters and they support more investment in it.]]> mwanek@sbpub.com (Mischa Wanek-Libman, editor) OFF Track Maintenance Mon, 15 May 2017 18:41:12 +0000 Trams return to the Motor City http://www.rtands.com/index.php/track-maintenance/on-track-maintenance/trams-return-to-the-motor-city.html http://www.rtands.com/index.php/track-maintenance/on-track-maintenance/trams-return-to-the-motor-city.html Trams carried passengers along Woodward Avenue in Detroit for the first time in 61 years on May 12 with the inauguration of the 3.29-mile Q Line from Larned Street to West Grand Boulevard.]]> ON Track Maintenance Mon, 15 May 2017 15:28:53 +0000 Dymax Rail hosts Rep. Roger Marshall for Grassroots facility tour, policy discussion http://www.rtands.com/index.php/track-maintenance/off-track-maintenance/dymax-rail-hosts-rep-roger-marshall-for-grassroots-facility-tour-policy-discussion.html http://www.rtands.com/index.php/track-maintenance/off-track-maintenance/dymax-rail-hosts-rep-roger-marshall-for-grassroots-facility-tour-policy-discussion.html Dymax Rail hosted a tour and policy discussion along with Watco Companies, LLC, for Rep. Roger Marshall (R-KS) at its Wamego, Kan., facility.]]> mlancaster@sbpub.com (Maggie Lancaster, assistant editor) OFF Track Maintenance Thu, 11 May 2017 16:08:40 +0000 WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff rebrands to WSP, WSP USA http://www.rtands.com/index.php/track-maintenance/off-track-maintenance/wsp-|-parsons-brinckerhoff-rebrands-to-wsp-wsp-usa.html http://www.rtands.com/index.php/track-maintenance/off-track-maintenance/wsp-|-parsons-brinckerhoff-rebrands-to-wsp-wsp-usa.html WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff is undergoing a name change. The firm will now operation as WSP worldwide and WSP USA in the United States.]]> mlancaster@sbpub.com (Maggie Lancaster, assistant editor) OFF Track Maintenance Thu, 11 May 2017 15:37:12 +0000 WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff to conduct LaGuardia AirTrain preliminary engineering http://www.rtands.com/index.php/passenger/rapid-transit-light-rail/wsp-|-parsons-brinckerhoff-to-conduct-laguardia-airtrain-preliminary-engineering.html http://www.rtands.com/index.php/passenger/rapid-transit-light-rail/wsp-|-parsons-brinckerhoff-to-conduct-laguardia-airtrain-preliminary-engineering.html WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff Inc. will conduct preliminary engineering and other planning work for the new AirTrain connection to LaGuardia Airport.]]> mwanek@sbpub.com (Mischa Wanek-Libman, editor) Rapid Transit/Light Rail Tue, 09 May 2017 14:58:04 +0000 ConnDOT taps consulting team to plan for rail system’s future http://www.rtands.com/index.php/track-maintenance/off-track-maintenance/conndot-taps-consulting-team-to-plan-for-rail-systems-future.html http://www.rtands.com/index.php/track-maintenance/off-track-maintenance/conndot-taps-consulting-team-to-plan-for-rail-systems-future.html The Connecticut Department of Transportation (ConnDOT) has selected its consulting team as it begins to plan for the future of the New Haven Line, as well as the state's rail system.]]> mwanek@sbpub.com (Mischa Wanek-Libman, editor) OFF Track Maintenance Fri, 05 May 2017 15:20:02 +0000 Genesee & Wyoming completes Pentalver acquisition to expand maritime container transportation services http://www.rtands.com/index.php/track-maintenance/off-track-maintenance/genesee-wyoming-completes-pentalver-acquisition-to-expand-maritime-container-transportation-services.html http://www.rtands.com/index.php/track-maintenance/off-track-maintenance/genesee-wyoming-completes-pentalver-acquisition-to-expand-maritime-container-transportation-services.html Genesee & Wyoming, Inc., (G&W) announced that its subsidiary, GWI UK Acquisition Company Limited, has completed the acquisition of all of the issued share capital of Pentalver Transport Limited from a subsidiary of APM Terminals.]]> mlancaster@sbpub.com (Maggie Lancaster, assistant editor) OFF Track Maintenance Thu, 04 May 2017 17:13:27 +0000 Swedish ties, American fasteners http://www.rtands.com/index.php/track-maintenance/on-track-maintenance/swedish-ties-american-fasteners.html http://www.rtands.com/index.php/track-maintenance/on-track-maintenance/swedish-ties-american-fasteners.html Pandrol's FASTCLIP FE fastening system has been chosen as the preferred fastening for a Trafikverket (TRV, Swedish Transport Administration) 20-year framework agreement with Swedish producers of concrete crossties.]]> ON Track Maintenance Thu, 04 May 2017 17:07:20 +0000 Snap-on to expand torque offerings through $72 million Norbar acquisition http://www.rtands.com/index.php/track-maintenance/off-track-maintenance/snap-on-to-expand-torque-offerings-through-dol72-million-norbar-acquisition.html http://www.rtands.com/index.php/track-maintenance/off-track-maintenance/snap-on-to-expand-torque-offerings-through-dol72-million-norbar-acquisition.html Snap-on, Inc., has acquired Norbar Torque Tools Holdings Limited along with its U.S. and Chinese joint ventures, ("Norbar") for approximately $72 million.]]> mlancaster@sbpub.com (Maggie Lancaster, assistant editor) OFF Track Maintenance Thu, 04 May 2017 16:37:39 +0000 FRA extends Part 243 implementation dates by full year http://www.rtands.com/index.php/safety-training/fra-extends-part-243-implementation-dates-by-full-year.html http://www.rtands.com/index.php/safety-training/fra-extends-part-243-implementation-dates-by-full-year.html The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has extended the implementation dates of Part 243 Minimum Training Standards by one year according to a notice in the May 3 edition of the Federal Register.]]> mwanek@sbpub.com (Mischa Wanek-Libman, editor) Safety/Training Wed, 03 May 2017 16:00:57 +0000 Jeff Goodling, Samrithy Thlang join WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff http://www.rtands.com/index.php/track-maintenance/off-track-maintenance/jeff-goodling-samrithy-thlang-join-wsp-|-parsons-brinckerhoff.html http://www.rtands.com/index.php/track-maintenance/off-track-maintenance/jeff-goodling-samrithy-thlang-join-wsp-|-parsons-brinckerhoff.html WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff has added Jeff Goodling as a senior rail project manager for the West region. Samrithy Thlang has also joined the company as a senior managing overhead contact system engineer.]]> mlancaster@sbpub.com (Maggie Lancaster, assistant editor) OFF Track Maintenance Mon, 01 May 2017 16:56:22 +0000 NS EVP and CFO Marta Stewart to retire http://www.rtands.com/index.php/track-maintenance/off-track-maintenance/ns-evp-and-cfo-marta-stewart-to-retire.html http://www.rtands.com/index.php/track-maintenance/off-track-maintenance/ns-evp-and-cfo-marta-stewart-to-retire.html Norfolk Southern Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Marta R. Stewart intends to retire effective Aug. 1, 2017, after a 34-year career.]]> Class 1 Fri, 28 Apr 2017 16:57:58 +0000 Rameshwar Godara named senior supervising engineer at WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff http://www.rtands.com/index.php/track-maintenance/off-track-maintenance/rameshwar-godara-named-senior-supervising-engineer-at-wsp-|-parsons-brinckerhoff.html http://www.rtands.com/index.php/track-maintenance/off-track-maintenance/rameshwar-godara-named-senior-supervising-engineer-at-wsp-|-parsons-brinckerhoff.html WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff announced that Rameshwar Godara will be a senior supervising engineer at the company's Orange, Calif. office.]]> mlancaster@sbpub.com (Maggie Lancaster, assistant editor) OFF Track Maintenance Thu, 27 Apr 2017 17:37:39 +0000 Canadian Pacific celebrates Port Day with Canadian port authorities http://www.rtands.com/index.php/track-maintenance/off-track-maintenance/canadian-pacific-celebrates-port-day-with-canadian-port-authorities.html http://www.rtands.com/index.php/track-maintenance/off-track-maintenance/canadian-pacific-celebrates-port-day-with-canadian-port-authorities.html Canadian Pacific (CP) joined senior officials from the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority, the Montreal Port Authority, Global Container Terminals Canada, Montreal Gateway Terminals Partnership, DP World Canada, Logistec Corp. and Fraser Surrey Docks at CP's head office in Calgary to discuss their commitment to working…]]> mlancaster@sbpub.com (Maggie Lancaster, assistant editor) OFF Track Maintenance Wed, 26 Apr 2017 16:43:48 +0000 Siemens creating “Internet of Trains” http://www.rtands.com/index.php/track-maintenance/off-track-maintenance/siemens-creating-internet-of-trains”.html http://www.rtands.com/index.php/track-maintenance/off-track-maintenance/siemens-creating-internet-of-trains”.html Siemens' U.S. unit has launched Digital Rail Services, a new business that will use intelligent sensors and advanced software platforms to put intelligence behind billions of data points created on the country's rail systems.]]> OFF Track Maintenance Fri, 21 Apr 2017 13:28:29 +0000 TransSystems Corp. adds Alistair Sawers as leader of its P3 Advisory Services http://www.rtands.com/index.php/track-maintenance/off-track-maintenance/transsystems-corp-adds-alistair-sawers-as-leader-of-its-p3-advisory-services.html http://www.rtands.com/index.php/track-maintenance/off-track-maintenance/transsystems-corp-adds-alistair-sawers-as-leader-of-its-p3-advisory-services.html TranSystems Corp. welcomes public-private partnership (P3/PPP) and project finance expert Alistair Sawers as leader of its P3 Advisory Services.]]> mlancaster@sbpub.com (Maggie Lancaster, assistant editor) OFF Track Maintenance Thu, 20 Apr 2017 17:22:49 +0000 R.J. Corman hosts Rep. Bost for tour of Caseyville Emergency Services facility http://www.rtands.com/index.php/track-maintenance/off-track-maintenance/rj-corman-hosts-rep-bost-for-tour-of-caseyville-emergency-services-facility.html http://www.rtands.com/index.php/track-maintenance/off-track-maintenance/rj-corman-hosts-rep-bost-for-tour-of-caseyville-emergency-services-facility.html U.S. Congressman Mike Bost (R-IL-12) joined representatives from R. J. Corman Railroad Services, LLC, to tour their Caseyville Emergency Services facility, and discuss pressing rail and manufacturing issues with various rail stakeholders.]]> mlancaster@sbpub.com (Maggie Lancaster, assistant editor) OFF Track Maintenance Wed, 19 Apr 2017 17:22:07 +0000