ROCKCASTLE COUNTY, Ky. – An investigation has determined that a failed railcar wheel bearing caused the Nov. 22 CSX train derailment just north of Livingston, Ky., the Class I railroad reported Nov. 26. Sixteen cars, including two molten sulphur cars that breached and caught fire, were involved.
Author: Marybeth Luczak
ENSCO Rail, Inc. on Nov. 17 reported receiving a contract for its track geometry and rail wear measurement technology from private-sector railroad Brightline, which operates intercity passenger service between central and south
Railway Interchange kicked off Oct. 2 with Canadian Pacific Kansas City (CPKC) Senior Vice President Coby Bullard covering his railroad’s April 14, 2023, merger to form North America’s first and only transnational, plus its partnership with short
Professional services and project management firm SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. is rebranding to AtkinsRéalis on Sept. 13. “Building on more than a century of accomplishments from brands such as SNC-Lavalin, Atkins, Faithful+Gould, DTS and Atkins
KERN COUNTY, Calif. – The McCombs Road overcrossing north of Wasco is the fifth structure to be completed this year for the California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA), whose 119-mile Central Valley segment is
The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) is now accepting infrastructure project applications for up to $5.575 billion in funding from three major discretionary grant programs. Applications are being solicited together under a single Notice
Norfolk Southern (NS) on June 26, nearly five months after the East Palestine, Ohio derailment, reported completing remediation of both tracks that run through the village, with rail traffic slated to resume “a normal schedule in the coming
STILLWATER COUNTY, Mont. – A bridge collapse in Stillwater County, Mont., on June 24 sent a Montana Rail Link (MRL) train, hauling hot asphalt and molten sulfur, into the Yellowstone River below. The regional railroad is leading cleanup efforts and an investigation is under way by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA).
WASHINGTON – The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) would be able to add more investigators to its team under the Rail Inspector Safety Act, which Rep. Derrick Van Orden (R-Wis.) introduced June 13 and
The government of Saskatchewan is awarding $530,000 in grants to 13 provincially regulated short lines for track upgrade and expansion, highway/rail grade crossing surface and sightline improvement, bridge maintenance, and other projects.
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) on June 5 reported that 63 projects will share more than $570 million in Railroad Crossing Elimination Grant Program funding to address safety at 400-plus at-grade crossings nationwide. The awards for
The Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) has signed off on stipulated agreements to improve safety at highway/rail grade crossings in Bond, Champaign, Henry and St. Clair counties. Total cost: $3.17 million.
Alabama Southern Railroad (ABS), a Watco subsidiary, is investing nearly $10 million to build a second rail yard in Tuscaloosa, Ala., according to a May 18 report in the Tuscaloosa Thread. The new
The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) has selected three prequalified teams to submit proposals for the $3.6 billion Red Line project to extend rapid transit service 5.6 miles to Chicago’s Far South Side.
The government of Canada and TransLink are each contributing C$17.498 million to replace approximately 12.6 miles (20.2 kilometers) of running rail and some 24,000 rail pads for SkyTrain’s Expo Line in metro Vancouver.
The launch date has been set for the first segment of Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transit’s (HART) long-awaited light metro service.
The California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) on May 11 issued a video update (below) on spring 2023 construction. It highlights the high-speed rail project’s progress, including completion of several structures throughout the
NYMTA Transit Tech Lab Releases Results of Operational Efficiency, Human Capital Utilization Challenges
The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority/Partnership for NYC Transit Tech Lab on May 9 reported the results of its Operational Efficiency and Human Capital Utilization challenges, in which 15 companies have been selected to collaborate with regional transit agencies and test technologies, such as AI (artificial intelligence), LiDAR and edge computing, to “mitigate service disruptions, automate operations and combat workforce shortages.”
Loram Technologies, Inc. on May 3 held a groundbreaking ceremony in Georgetown, Tex., for its new Global Rail Campus, which will comprise a corporate office and facility for the production and manufacture of maintenance-of-way equipment and inspection technologies.
The Dover Avenue and Idaho Avenue grade separations in Kings County have been completed for the California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA), whose 119-mile Central Valley segment is under construction.