West Virginia Receives $576,000 to Study Grade Crossings

CHARLESTON, W. Va. – Senator Joe Manchin has announced that the DOT’s Railroad Crossing Elimination Program has given $576,000 to study grade crossings as part of rail safety.

TiEnergy Marks 20 Years

TiEnergy has marked its 20th year as a family-owned railroad tie removal and recycling company. Based in Hampshire, Ill., TiEnergy, a division of Midwest Companies, works with Class I, II and III

When in ROMA, Do As the ROMAns Do?

CN and the City of Sarnia, Ontario, are in a dispute over who pays for drainage work on CN’s right-of-way. Sarnia is a key U.S./Canada rail border crossing for CN. The matter

New Rochelle Station Primed for Redesign

The historic Metro-North/Amtrak station located on the Northeast Corridor in downtown New Rochelle, N.Y., is about to undergo a transformation, along with the surrounding area. Originally built in 1887, the station was

Walk Bridge Off to a Running Start

The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) is starting construction on the Norwalk River Railroad (Walk) Bridge Replacement Project in Norwalk. Originally built in 1896, the Walk Bridge is a four-track swing span

GTHA Update: Ontario Line, Kitchener-Waterloo, Yonge North, Eglinton Crosstown

The latest information from the GTHA (Greater Toronto-Hamilton Area) shows progress on the Ontario Line and TTC Yonge North extension, but troubles for the Kitchener-Waterloo extension and Eglinton  Crosstown LRTs Ontario Line

Brightline on Feb. 19 welcomed the Bright Orange 2 trainset to Orlando, Fla., following its 10-day journey from Siemens’ rolling stock facility in Sacramento, Calif.

Brightline’s ‘Bright Orange 2’ Rolls Into Orlando

Brightline, Florida’s private-sector passenger railroad, is one step closer to extending its 67-mile Miami-to-West Palm Beach line north to Orlando.

BMWED Passenger-Rail Groups Merge

The Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employes Division (BMWED) has announced that members of its Chicago Passenger Federation (CPF) have voted to merge with its United Passenger Rail Federation (UPRF).

Map of Heart of Georgia (HOG) Railroad, a Genesee & Wyoming subsidiary

GDOT Completes Upgrade Project for HOG

The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) in January wrapped up its first Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements (CRISI) Program grant project, which included upgrades along 138 miles of the 219-mile Heart of Georgia (HOG) Railroad.

Ohio Commission OK’s Grade Crossing Safety Projects

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) has approved safety upgrades at highway/rail grade crossings in Clinton, Fairfield and Jackson counties.

(East San Fernando Valley Light Rail Transit Rendering, Courtesy of LA Metro)

AMM JV Selected for East San Fernando Valley LRT Project

Joint venture partners Arcadis and Mott MacDonald (AMM JV) on Jan. 17 reported that they will serve as Construction Management Support Services consultant for the East San Fernando Valley Light Rail Transit Project at LA Metro (Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority).

(MTA Metro-North Railroad Photograph)

Skanska Lands NYMTA Contract

New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has selected Skanska, a New York-based construction and development firm, to make circulation improvements at Grand Central-42nd Street Terminal, which serves MTA Metro-North Railroad and MTA

(Wiskerchen Grapple Truck, Courtesy of RELAM)

RELAM Expanding Hi-Rail Truck Business

Railway Equipment Leasing And Maintenance (RELAM) Inc. on Jan. 5 reported its acquisition of Wiskerchen Truck & Equipment, LLC and Wiskerchen Rental & Leasing, LLC, (Wiskerchen), which specialize in the sale, service, rental and leasing of hi-rail trucks and truck equipment.

STV Hires Murphy as Business Development Director for Construction Management Operations

James Murphy, P.E., CCM, LEED AP, has joined STV’s New York office as business development director for construction management (CM) operations in the Northeast, the firm said Jan. 3.

ICC Approves Highway/Rail Grade Crossing Projects

The Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) last month reported signing off on stipulated agreements to improve safety at highway/rail grade crossings in Fayette, Pike, Stephenson and McLean counties.

The San Dieguito Double Track and Platform Project is slated to replace the nearly 100-year-old wooden trestle across San Dieguito Lagoon, add about one mile of double track in Solana Beach and Del Mar, and add a special events platform at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, according to SANDAG. (Photograph Courtesy of SANDAG)

Report: NCTD, Del Mar at Odds, Again

North County Transit District (NCTD) and the city of Del Mar, Calif., disagree on how to spend a $300 million grant from the state’s Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program, according to The San Diego Union-Tribune.

R&LHS added the new passenger rail article award to its awards program in honor of the late William F. Howes Jr. (pictured), who was a career railroad official at the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad and its successors Chessie System and CSX Transportation.

R&LHS Adds Passenger Rail Article Award

The Railway & Locomotive Historical Society (R&LHS) has announced the addition of a seventh category to its Railway History Awards. Recognizing “excellence in magazine journalism devoted to past or present passenger rail service,” it is the William F. Howes Jr. Passenger Rail Article Award.

The Center for Railroad Photography and Art of Madison, Wis., and independent author Sandra Jackson-Opoku of Chicago have received research fellowships from the Railway & Locomotive Historical Society.

R&LHS Awards 2022 Research Grants

The Railway & Locomotive Historical Society (R&LHS) has selected the Center for Railroad Photography and Art of Madison, Wis., for the 2022 William D. Middleton Research Fellowship, and independent author Sandra Jackson-Opoku

MTA Details Improvement Projects Along the 7 Line

Last week, the Metropolitan Transit Authority issued a press release that describes a series of improvements made on the 7 Line. The entire press release comprises the remainder of this article.

Metrolinx will install a new steel pipe culvert as part of the Toronto Lakeshore East Rail Corridor project.

Watch: Metrolinx’s Culvert Replacement Project

Crews will be replacing a collapsed culvert with a new steel pipe culvert in Small’s Creek, as part of Metrolinx’s Toronto Lakeshore East Rail Corridor project. The work will restore the creek’s water flow through the embankment, improve drainage and reduce the risk of flooding.