The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority has announced service changes to take place on multiple lines throughout the month of May in order to prioritize work that will enhance service reliability on the system overall.
Author: Kyra Senese
The North Dakota Department of Water Resources has issued two state permits to BNSF Railway, which are the final regulatory approvals required to replace the Bismarck-Mandan Rail Bridge over the Missouri River between the two cities.
As part of a multibillion-dollar effort to improve commuter rail service across the state, the Connecticut Department of Transportation plans to replace a three-mile stretch of track along Metro-North’s New Haven line.
RailPros announced April 25 the appointment of Marco Loureiro as chief operating officer, based in the company’s corporate headquarters.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has announced that state of good repair work on the 7 line’s 82 St-Jackson Heights and 111 St stations in Queens will begin next month.
A federally mandated rail safety plan that names the city Department of Transportation Services as the final responsible party for the forthcoming rail system is nearing official approval.
The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) has approved $1.6 million in state and federal funds for rail crossing safety upgrades in Clinton, Hamilton, Lucas, and Stark counties.
The National Transportation Safety Board has issued Railroad Investigation Report 23/04 for the investigation of an accident on Sept. 22, 2021, involving an equipment operator who was struck and killed by a load of steel he was transporting by a roadway maintenance machine near Castroville, Texas.
Crews have been working in the former express lanes of Interstate 90 for a couple of years now, attempting to repair faulty track supports along Sound Transit’s future light-rail extension.
The Wyoming Department of Transportation has announced that the Federal Railroad Administration has accepted a multi-million dollar grant request to replace two bridges on Interstate 80 that cross over the Union Pacific Railroad.
Metrolinx has made progress on its guideway, the two terminus stations, and the maintenance and storage facility as the spring season gets underway.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced on April 17 that crews have completed renovation work at the Grand St BD subway station in Chinatown under New York City Transit’s Re-NEW-vation campaign, which entailed rebuilding station components during a 55-hour window.
Metra crews on April 21 will begin work on a major rehabilitation project at the Rock Island Line’s 103rd Street/Washington Heights Station. The station will remain open for passenger service throughout the project, but the depot building will be inaccessible to commuters while construction is underway.
ENSCO Inc., a provider of railway track inspection and measurement technology, has announced that the Federal Railroad Administration has awarded it a new five-year contract to carry out its Automated Track Inspection Program.
BNSF railroad is analyzing a section of fractured rail following last month’s fiery derailment that forced evacuations in southwest Minnesota, federal investigators said; however they have not officially concluded that the broken rail caused the crash.
Metrolinx has announced that all vehicle traffic will be diverted off Queen Street from Bay Street to Yonge Street and from Yonge Street to Victoria Street for an estimated four and a half years beginning May 1, 2023, marking an important step forward in the construction of Ontario Line’s future Queen Station.
Koppers Holdings Inc. has presented its annual Zero Harm President’s Award to its Ashcroft, British Columbia, facility in recognition of its safety, environmental responsibility, and innovation performance.
Approximately 70 maintenance of way employees from Genesee & Wyoming Railroad Engineering Services voted April 13 to join the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employes. The new members are the first of the G&W’s mobile gangs to join the Brotherhood.
Another top federal official visited Southern California on April 13 to see two places where the vital coastal railroad is threatened by erosion.
The Chicago Transit Authority has announced a significant new addition to the $2.1 billion Red and Purple Modernization Phase One Project, which will create more than one mile of new open space beneath Red and Purple Line tracks in the Uptown and Edgewater neighborhoods.