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2012 chief enigneers’ survey: WISH LIST
Safety remains at the top of engineering department’s list of equipment guidelines. You want to impress a railroad engineer with a piece of maintenance equipment? Make sure it's versatile, reliable,…
WMATA takes delivery of track geometry vehicle
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority has accepted delivery of its first track geometry vehicle (TGV), a specialized railcar equipped with advanced technology to analyze the condition of rail and track…
Rep. Huizenga tours Marquette Rail yard, views tampers
U.S Rep. Bill Huizenga (R-MI), a member of the Financial Services Committee and strong rail advocate, joined Marquette Rail for a tour of its rail yard in Ludington, Mich., to…
Maintenance-of-Way Challenges: Automated tie inspection
Automated crosstie evaluation systems work toward removing subjectivity and improving accuracy of crosstie inspections.
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,…
Illinois to St. Louis HSR corridor enters final stage of construction
The Illinois Department of Transportation and Union Pacific are beginning the final phase of 2012 upgrades to Illinois' signature high-speed route, Chicago-St. Louis, for future high-speed Amtrak trains.
First twin tunnels section completed for TTC subway extension
The first 1.6 kilometers (one mile) of twin tunnels for the Toronto Transit Commission Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension (TYSSE) in Canada has been completed.
FASTRACK returns to the NYCT's Lexington Avenue Line
Metropolitan Transportation Authority New York City Transit is bringing FASTRACK back to the Lexington Avenue Line.
SFMTA readies for Central Subway tunnel construction, names new director of capital programs and con
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency in California is ramping up construction of the Central Subway with major work to prepare for tunneling, including excavation of almost an entire city…
Manufacturer rep agency, Railliance, Inc., launches
Industry sales veteran Eric Schook has formed Railliance, Inc., a manufacturer's rep agency specifically focused on rail (freight, transit and industrial) industries. Schook has nearly 20 years of experience in…
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