Loram Technologies Acquires Digital Twin for Rail from Sentient Science

Loram Maintenance of Way, a provider of maintenance of way equipment and services, announced the acquisition of the rail business unit of Sentient Science. The products, team, and intellectual property will be managed by Loram Technologies, a wholly owned subsidiary of Loram.

L&T Technology Services Opens Engineering Center in Canada

L&T Technology Services has established a new facility in Toronto.

Plasser American acquires DPR

Plasser American has announced the acquisition of DPR, a rail inspection technology company.

LIRR crews to modernize Queens interlocking

Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) crews will complete a signal cutover near Queens Village as part of the modernization of the LIRR during the weekend of Oct. 29 and 30.

TSA issues new cybersecurity requirements for freight and passenger railroads

In an increasingly dangerous cyber world, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has issued additional cybersecurity directives for U.S. railroads.

NJ Transit’s AquaTrack cleans the rails

NJ Transit has begun its annual battle against leaves on the rails.

Watch: LA Metro opens first segment of K Line

The first segment of the LA Metro K Line opened on Friday, Oct. 7.

Ohio public utilities commission pitches in money for grade crossing improvements

Grade crossing safety improvements are at top of mind for most railroad planners, whether in the government or private sector.

Rail Group On Air: 2022 RT&S Engineer of the Year John Cech

RT&S Managing Editor David Lester talks with the 2022 RT&S Engineer of the Year John Cech from BNSF about challenging projects, the technological movement, what it takes to work in the rail industry, and what it will take to recruit the younger generation.

Railway supply groups pledge future collaboration

This year at Innotrans, the annual railroad trade fair held in Berlin each year, U.S., Canadian, and European rail supply groups pledged to collaborate more effectively from this point forward.

NRC column: Sustainability has staying power

If your company is on the fence about whether or not to take sustainability or ESG initiatives by Class 1s, short lines, and transit railways seriously, let me encourage you to get on board.

September issue of RT&S is now online

The September issue of RT&S features our 2022 Engineer of the Year John Cech from BNSF.

BNSF’s John Cech named 2022 Engineer of the Year by Railway Track & Structures

John Cech, vice president, Engineering at BNSF, is the recipient of the 2022 Engineer of the Year Award from Railway Track & Structures Media.

WMATA to begin major construction of Blue and Yellow lines

In less than a month, WMATA will begin significant construction to repair the Yellow Line tunnel and bridge, as well as advance critical improvements needed to open the future Potomac Yard Station later this fall.

Opinion: What’s up with the FRA?

Why has the Federal Railroad Administration put the brakes on automated track inspection testing?

WMATA experiences IT network connection issue, minor service disruption

At approximately 7 a.m., Aug. 3, Metro’s Rail Operations Control Center (ROCC) identified an intermittent IT network connection issue that impacted communications between systems. 

Watch: NJ Transit and Amtrak break ground on Portal North Bridge project

NJ Transit and Amtrak are replacing the century-old Portal Bridge over the Hackensack River in New Jersey with a higher bridge that will not have to open and close for river traffic.

MTA announces universal subway wireless connectivity plan

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) announced a public-private partnership to provide cell coverage throughout all 418 track miles of subway tunnels, along with an expansion of Wi-Fi service to all 191 above-ground subway and 21 Staten Island Railway stations.

Watch: How Metrolinx is building the LRT

Talking about construction is one thing – but seeing it is a whole other story. In a newly released video, Metrolinx shows how the different phases of construction will work when shovels hit the ground for the Hamilton LRT.

Transport Canada announces new rail safety measures

This week, the Canadian Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, announced that the Government of Canada is taking new actions to improve rail safety, in alignment with the Transportation Safety Board of Canada’s recommendations regarding the derailment in Field, British Columbia, in 2019.