Siemens Mobility Lands Metrolinx M/W Contract

Metrolinx has awarded Siemens Mobility a contract for track, signal and right-of-way maintenance services for the agency’s GO Transit regional/commutert rail infrastructure system in Toronto’s West Region. Currently, Siemens Mobility provides various

Lac-Mégantic Bypass Land Acquisitions Proving Problematic

Nearly 10 years after Lac-Mégantic, the crude-oil train wreck that claimed 47 lives and led to new tank car regulations in Canada and the U.S., problems persist in the efforts to build

RSI, REMSA, RTA Study: “Power of the Rail Supply Industry”

The Railway Supply Institute (RSI), Railway Engineering-Maintenance Suppliers Association (REMSA) and Railway Tie Association (RTA) have issued Rail Supply Industry: Manufacturing and Services Keeping the American Economy on Track, their latest major economic impact study, which “quantifies the economic

New From PCTEL: VerStack Rail Antennas

PCTEL, Inc., a global provider of wireless technology solutions, is offering a new version of its VerStack antenna platform for railroad communications and IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) applications. The VerStack platform

NYMTA Awards VHB-Arcadis JV PM&D Contract

The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (NYMTA) has awarded the VHB-Arcadis Joint Venture (JV) a multi-million-dollar Program Management and Design (PM&D) Services contract to support its Capital Program Infrastructure work, which consists

Pettibone/Traverse Lift, LLC’s new Speed Swing 445F2 rail crane is powered by a fuel-efficient 163-horsepower Cummins QSB4.5 Tier 4 diesel engine.

Pettibone Upgrades Speed Swing Crane

Pettibone/Traverse Lift, LLC has rolled out the Speed Swing 445F2, an updated version of what it calls “the industry’s original do-it-all rail crane,” which was “developed with customer feedback in mind” and

BNSF’s Katie Farmer Named Railway Age’s 2023 Railroader of the Year

Railway Age’s 2023 Railroader of the Year Award, the 60th annual, goes to a groundbreaking North American rail industry leader: BNSF President and Chief Executive Officer Katie M. Farmer. “Katie Farmer permanently

STV/AECOM JV Starts GCL Design Work

South Jersey Transit Partners (SJTP) a joint venture of AECOM and STV Inc., has started work with the Glassboro-Camden Light (GCL) project team to design an 18-mile DLRT (diesel light rail transit) project that will restore passenger rail service between Glassboro and Camden, N.J. that has been absent since the 1950s.

Politicians Get to the Point-No-Point: Conrail

Conrail Shared Assets executives recently led a tour of the construction site of the Point-No-Point Bridge replacement project in Kearny, N.J. for staff members of New Jersey’s U.S. Senate delegation. The purpose

Canada: Agreement-in-Principle for Lac-Mégantic Bypass

More than nine years after the horrific derailment of a crude oil unit train at Lac-Mégantic, Quebec that claimed 47 lives and led to new regulations for railroad hazmat tank cars, the

MBTA GLX, Mattapan projects spotlighted at Railway Age/RT&S LRT Conference

MBTA’s Green Line (GLX) and Mattapan Line Transformation Projects will be presented in detail at the Railway Age/RT&S Light Rail 2022 Conference, Nov. 16-17, Boston, which returns to a live, in-person format since going virtual in 2020.

Jim Florio, 1937-2022

James J. Florio, the former Governor of New Jersey and eight-term congressman who was the principal author of the 1980 Staggers Rail Act that partially deregulated the industry, died Sept. 25. He was 85.

Calgary awards ARM rail grinding contract

The city of Calgary has awarded Advanced Rail Management (Canada) Inc. a one-year contract, with four option years, for rail grinding services on the Calgary Transit CTrain light rail system.

NJT: New bridge over troubled waters

The Gateway Program’s Portal North has been in the news lately. A project south of Portal North deserves equal attention.

Rail Group On Air: Norfolk Southern TOP | SPG operating plan with Cindy Sanborn and Paul Duncan

Norfolk Southern’s TOP|SPG operating plan—which stands for Thoroughbred Operating Plan | Service Productivity Growth—has evolved from NS’s previous plans, TOP 21 among them.

Lac-Mégantic bypass work continues

Nine years after the July 13, 2013 crude oil train runaway wreck at Lac-Mégantic, Quebec that claimed 47 lives and destroyed much of the village’s downtown, the Government of Canada and Transport Canada continue preliminary work on building a bypass rail line.

BNSF, FRA automated track inspection dispute in federal court

This piece by Railway Age Editor-in-Chief William Vantuono appeared in the magazine’s news feed on Thursday, April 21. This court case addresses a very important issue, so we are reproducing it here. DCL

Rail Group On Air: Gil Lamphere and Henry Chidgey talk PSR, growing top and bottom lines

Everything you need to know about Precision Scheduled Railroading—how it got started, who started it and why, its promises and principles, and what it has become, for better or for worse—is here in this discussion featuring two of PSR’s “founding fathers,” Gil Lamphere and Henry Chidgey, who have more than 75 years of combined railroading experience.

Ondas Acquires American Robotics

Ondas Holdings Inc. (Ondas), a developer of proprietary, software-based wireless broadband technology, has acquired American Robotics, Inc.

Rail Group On Air: Engineering a sustainable future for the railway industry through clean technology

In this edition of Rail Group On Air, sponsored by ZTR, Business Development Manager – Rail Division Brodie McLellan and Railway IoT Program Manager Neil Shipley focus on the environmental and safety aspects of ZTR’s various technology offerings with Railway Age Editor-in-Chief William C. Vantuono.