Editor’s Note: From time to time we will publish cutting-edge research in the world of rail engineering. In this piece, researchers ponder the possible flaws of Weibull analysis in preventing defect-caused derailments.
R. J. Corman Railroad Group LLC announced a slew of changes in its executive suite, including a new president and a new vice president in charge of signals. Ray Goss is now president of R. J. Corman
U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) met with Acting U.S. Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan last week, and reportedly urged the Department of Defense (DOD) to focus on the construction of a new
A report from Hawaii’s state auditor suggests inadequate oversight of third-party consultant HDR Engineering, Inc. (HDR) may have contributed to cost overruns in the project to build a transit system for Honolulu. At
City officials in Watertown, Tenn., are predicting what they expect to be a dramatic boost to the city’s tourism with the addition of a new attraction. A railroad turntable arrived during the
Veteran transportation executive Sandy Bushue leads the new Washington D.C. office of national passenger and freight rail and rail transit firm Quandel Consultants. Bushue, the former Acting and Deputy Administrator of the
TranSystems Corp., which provides engineering and architectural planning, design and construction services to railroads, has added John Hovanec to its Board of Directors.
Hitendra (Hiten) Patel, PE, former Deputy Chief of Construction and Design Engineering with the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), has joined global design and engineering firm Stantec as a principal and
With Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) preparing to welcome its new Fleet of the Future trains in 2019, BART is making plans regarding what to do with its “legacy” train cars, some
The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) has added three members to its leadership team: Chief of Capital Programs, Expansion and Innovation Frank Rucker; Chief Administrative Officer Luz Borrero; and Chief of