More details emerge from Sound Transit hi-rail accident

New details are emerging about the accident that injured four workers on a Sound Transit project in Seattle. The project has been shut down for investigation purposes. Sound Transit says the ones

Bells & Whistles—High-speed rail authority has its say

Two CN workers performing grade crossing work are struck and injured. Process has begun to permanently close railroad lift bridge in New Jersey. California High-Speed Rail Authority responds to bridge issue. FTA

Process has begun to permanently close railroad lift bridge in New Jersey

Amtrak wants to dock the Dock Bridge, which crosses the Passaic River in Harrison, N.J. The 85-year-old structure is a massive twin span lift bridge that carries six lines of tracks, and

Bells & Whistles: High-speed rail bridge has problems that need to be addressed

Arizona bridge that partially collapsed could be up and running by Aug. 14. High-speed rail bridge in Calif. is a standing disaster. FRA encouraged by significant advancements in PTC implementation. Design for

Commuter train crossing

PTC Progress – NJ Transit and New Mexico River Rail Runner respond

This week, RT&S reported on the FRA’s quarterly summary of PTC implementation progress, along with a second report providing some details around NJ Transit’s progress. As two commuter railroads that the Federal

Amtrak completes PTC implementation

Following installation on approximately one mile of slow-speed track in the Chicago terminal, Amtrak has now implemented Positive Train Control (PTC) on all of its owned or controlled tracks and locomotives. In

Weekend Cinema: MBTA upgrades another rail crossing

We have another time-lapse video from the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. This one shows the rail crossing improvement on Harvard Street. Below are photos of rail maintenance in Toronto.

Davenport, Iowa, rail crossings being repaired by Canadian Pacific

Along the Davenport, Iowa, riverfront, severe flooding from the Mississippi River occurred in March 2019. Canadian Pacific has eight rail crossings along this area, and had to raise the line to enable

NJ Transit says it will have PTC installed by deadline

On January 31, RT&S reported that a New Jersey state auditor report questioned whether NJ Transit would be able to meet the December 31, 2020 deadline for the installation operation of positive train

NJ Transit running behind on PTC testing

Questions are being raised around whether NJ Transit will be able to meet the December 31, 2020 PTC installation and operational deadline after the New Jersey state auditor says that PTC testing