Winter maintenance: Fighting the cold

Suppliers and transit agencies continue their efforts to keep safety at top-of-mind while considering machinery requirements during winter maintenance.

Former head of MTA Capital Construction to helm NYU Innovations Hub

Hoping to improve safety and efficiency in the construction industry, New York University’s Tandon School of Engineering has created the Institute of Design and Construction (IDC) Innovations Hub and selected railroad construction veteran

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

Via derailment

TSB cites poor communication for Via derailment in July

The derailment of a Via passenger train on July 5 could have been averted if local authorities and the railroad had communicated about flood waters. That’s the finding of an investigation of

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.

Derailment leads to evacuation of Georgia town

A Norfolk Southern (NS) train carrying various chemicals derailed the night of Sunday, Jan. 6, near Bartow, a small town in east Georgia, causing some of the chemicals being transported to spill.

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


USDOT grant to bolster PTC along Metra lines

Rep. Dan Lipinski of Illinois’ third District has announced that Metra, the commuter railroad serving the Chicago metropolitan area, will receive more than $2 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT)