The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today announced issuance of two Notices of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to promote safety innovation and reduce unnecessary regulatory burdens. The first proposal would update the current Track
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The Alaska Railroad is executing the final round of repairs following the 7.1 magnitude earthquake that shook the region in November 2018.
On p 28 of the August issue of this magazine, I quoted Matt Weyand, sales engineer with Ballast Tools Equipment, about the devastation he witnessed while working on track repair for two Class
The American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA) kicked off its technical presentations this morning at its annual meeting, held this year at the Minneapolis Convention Center. The conference is being held
On August 22, 2019, Congressman Tom Emmer (R-Minnesota) joined the Railway Engineering-Maintenance Suppliers Association (REMSA) and its member Park Construction Company at their headquarters and equipment shop in Minneapolis, MN. Congressman Emmer
The National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association (NRC) has named Ashley Wieland as president of the association. Ashley used to work for the NRC in several roles, including operations, conference planning, government
The Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (CapMetro) Board of Directors, located in Austin, Texas, recently approved the selection of HDR Engineering, Inc. to help manage a multi-year implementation process for its Project Connect,
BNSF details 2019 capex plans; $405 million for Texas, $245 million for California; $80 million for New Mexico
BNSF Railway Company will spend $650 million of its planned $3.57 billion capex for 2019 in Texas and California, as the Class 1 looks to boost capacity and efficiency in key routes.
A series of track building and maintenance programs in the San Diego area will cause major headaches this weekend for four railroads when all train traffic is suspended on the San Diego
CSX has filed its annual report with securities regulators, and the document contains some items of interest to railroad contractors and vendors.