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‘The Rail Corridor Has Never Been In More Jeopardy’

RT&S has filed several reports over the past year about the very challenging situation with erosion, rock and mud slides on the southern California coastal rail corridor. Railroads, state and local agencies and others have been dealing with this for months, and it seems when remedial action is completed in one area, another area of trouble crops up.

Racine Railroad Products Announces Dominic DaPra Will Assume Leadership Role

Mt. Pleasant, Wis.–Racine Railroad Products President Steve Birkholz retired March 7, 2023 following more than 29 years of service to the company, serving as the President for more than 28 years. Dominic DaPra, previously Vice President at Generac Power Systems, succeed Birkholz as President. DaPra started with Racine Railroad on Dec. 5, 2022, to allow for an extended transition period.

Metrolinx Humber College Station Reaches Structural Completion

Metrolinx has announced the structural completion of its Finch West LRT’s Humber College Station. To reach this milestone, the agency said crews excavated to depths of up to roughly 39 feet, poured 706,293 cubic feet of concrete, installed 1.4 million pounds of steel and completed masonry work to create the framework for the Finch West LRT’s western terminus.

Siemens Mobility Lands Metrolinx M/W Contract

Metrolinx has awarded Siemens Mobility a contract for track, signal and right-of-way maintenance services for the agency’s GO Transit regional/commutert rail infrastructure system in Toronto’s West Region. Currently, Siemens Mobility provides various