Virginia Port Authority receives $20 million for rail yard project

The Port of Virginia needs to complete a rail yard expansion at its Norfolk International Terminals, and will receive a federal grant of just over $20 million through the U.S. DOT’s Port

CSX suffers derailment in Atlanta suburb

A CSX freight train derailed in the Atlanta suburb of Lilburn, Ga. on Sunday at approximately 2:00 a.m. The train had about 170 cars, and 38 derailed, including several cars loaded with

Norfolk Southern continues to monitor Hurricane Delta

According to the New York Times, Louisiana has been hit by six major storms since June 2020, and the cleanup from Hurricane Laura, which hit the state in August, is still not

FRA publishes Final Rule on rail integrity and track safety standards

FRA is revising its regulations governing the minimum safety requirements for railroad track. The changes include allowing inspection of rail using continuous rail testing; allowing the use of flange-bearing frogs in crossing

Washington Metro chooses Hitachi Rail to build new cars

Metro has been looking for a manufacturer for the past two years to build its next group of rail cars. The Washington Post reports that last week, Metro chose Hitachi Rail. The

PS Technology releases Precision Train Builder

PS Technology (PST) has released Precision Train Builder, which the company says “is designed for analyzing derailments and improving the safety of train operations by physically accurate simulation. Precision Train Builder (PTB)

Norfolk Southern eyeing Tropical Storm Delta

Hurricane season is continuing to throw fast pitches in the Gulf Coast strike zone. Norfolk Southern released a service alert yesterday regarding Tropical Storm Delta, which is reproduced below. The New York

U.S. DOT: $10 million available to transit to address COVID concerns

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today announced the availability of $10 million in grant funding through a new Public Transportation COVID-19 Research Demonstration Grant Program that will identify

Vossloh supplies fastening systems for new heavy-haul line in Mongolia

Vossloh won a first contract for the supply of rail fastening systems for a heavy-haul line in Mongolia. The about 270 km long line will connect the Tavan Tolgoi with Gashuun Sukhait

Herzog’s TASI safety plan approved by FRA

The TransitAmerica Services Inc./Alternate Concepts (TASI), a subsidiary of Herzog Transit Services, Inc., supplied a System Safety Program Plan (SSPP) to the CTrail Hartford Line that was delivered to the Federal Railroad

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