Canadian National makes strong investment in New Brunswick

Canadian National announced July 6 it plans to invest approximately $20 million (CAD) across New Brunswick in 2020. The program will focus on rebuilding and strengthening bridges, the replacement of rail and

Wis. county’s sole link to national freight rail system receives millions in federal aid

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation will receive a $6.75 million federal grant to complete the last phase of the Merrimac Bridge rehabilitation. The grant was made under the Infrastructure for Rebuilding America

Affiliates of Paceline Equity Partners expand Rail Maintenance Leasing platform

Affiliates of Paceline Equity Partners, LLC (“Paceline”), a Dallas-based private equity manager, today announced they have acquired R.E.L.A.M., Inc., a leading lessor of railroad maintenance-of-way (“MOW”) equipment, as well as Acme Construction

Sunday Cinema: Diversion work on MBTA’s Red Line

We have a triple feature this week. The first video shows diversion work on the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s Red Line. The shutdown allowed crews to accomplish 140 days of work in

Leveraging IoT technology to optimize FM in heavy haul track

Taking a look at how remote monitoring technology can help railroads maximize the benefits of their FM programs which simultaneously minimizing the cost of running them. This paper was a joint collaboration

An easier “hole-in-one”

Focused Technology Solutions, a Marmon/Berkshire Hathaway Company, developer of the SpikeEase battery-operated spike puller, has released what it calls its “latest disruptive technology” to the rail market, the DrillEase battery-operated tie drill.

CEO of Rideau Transit Group resigns while Ottawa’s Confederation Line still struggles with issues

Peter Lauch, who has been the CEO of Rideau Transit Group since 2018, announced his resignation effective July 10. Rideau Transit Group has been criticized for work done on the city of

Ottawa’s Confederation Line may not have all fixes complete by Labor Day

Labor Day weekend always feels like a good time to end work. Officials in Ottawa were hoping all problems with its new light-rail system on the Confederation Line would be resolved by

VRE extends operations and maintenance contracts with Keolis

The Virginia Railway Express (VRE) will continue to utilize Keolis Rail Services Virginia, LLC for operating and maintenance services. On the recommendation of the VRE Operations Board, the commuter rail service’s parent

Sunday Cinema—Sections of concrete tie placement

Came across the video below on LinkedIn last week. It doesn’t appear to be a project in North America, but the process of laying down sections of concrete tie is pretty cool.