Amtrak derailment South Carolina

Railroads miss opportunity with 60 Minutes segment on PTC

“HOW SAFE ARE AMERICA’S RAILROADS? Lesley Stahl reports on a recent string of crashes on U.S. railroads and the delay in implementing life-saving technology that could have prevented them.” Oh brother. I

Connecticut Gov. seeks tolls for transit improvements

Gov. Ned Lamont of Connecticut has been campaigning recently throughout the state, particularly highlighting the need for further investment in transit infrastructure that could lead to major construction work opportunities.

Sound Transit

Sound Transit completes PTC implementation milestone

Earlier this week, Sound Transit announced the agency’s completion of Positive Train Control (PTC) implementation and certification on all of its Sounder commuter rail vehicles operating between Lakewood and Everett.

New BNSF cameras find problems in rails and wheels

BNSF Railway is deploying high-speed onboard cameras capable of recording images, at speeds up to 70 mph, of rail surface defects and other visible flaws like missing bolts, according to a recent

Chicago suburb pays up to fight Amtrak Hiawatha project

Glenview, Ill., a village about 15 miles from Chicago, has reportedly approved spending a significant chunk of funding to continue its opposition efforts in regards to the proposed Amtrak Hiawatha project.

Sen. Schumer urges DOD attention on new railhead at Fort Drum

U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) met with Acting U.S. Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan last week, and reportedly urged the Department of Defense (DOD) to focus on the construction of a new

Three MnDOT projects gain funding to improve state’s rail service

The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) has announced three projects aimed at improving rail service in the state.

U.S. rail network could be a year from meeting federal PTC goals

The U.S. transportation network looks to be a year from meeting its full implementation goals for positive train control (PTC), following developments as the 2018 year came to a close.

ENSCO Rail's Track Geometry Measurement System

Big Data conference: “Moving from talking to action”

The 2018 University of Delaware Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering “Big Data in Railroad Maintenance Planning Conference,” held Dec. 13-14, spotlighted the progress the industry is making in dealing with Big

CN PTC equipment

CN meets PTC installment deadline; seeks two-year extension for full operation

CN says it met its year-end deadline to install positive train control (PTC) equipment across its system. The Class 1 also announced it is seeking a two-year extension “to complete deployment and

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