Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) passengers in Marin and Sonoma counties faced delays Jan. 17, a day after heavy flooding in Novato, California, closed the train tracks near Hanna Ranch Road.
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North Carolina Railroad Company (NCRR) is investing approximately $200,000 in a new rail-served site, where a wood-products manufacturing facility will be built.
Twelve short lines will share approximately $12 million in infrastructure-improvement grant funding from the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT).
The first phase of a $4.7 million rehabilitation project will start this fall on the 33-mile Chelatchie Prairie Railroad in Washington state.
The October issue of RT&S features stories on the L.A. Purple Line Extension project and how canines are used to clear sensitive areas surrounding rail projects.
Washington Metro on possible track issues behind rail car wheel problems: ‘WMATA is treading carefully’
Washington Metro’s Vice President and Assistant Chief Safety Officer Jayme Johnson wants everyone to know that the NTSB investigation involving the 7000-series rail car is still ongoing, and that no definitive conclusions have been made.
The Railway Engineering-Maintenance Suppliers Association (REMSA) has just announced the availability of two undergraduate scholarships for tuition assistance for the 2023 academic year.
Union Pacific is about to embark on a major tie project over 45 miles of its Metra UP-North Line. The portion of the line receiving the new ties runs from Kenosha and Chicago, and the work will begin on Tuesday, Sept. 20.
Metrolinx yesterday released the following update on its work on the Finch West LRT track installation and vehicle testing.
On Sept. 9, U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) announced that $25 million will be awarded to the Salmon Bay Bridge project by the Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) grant program.
RT&S Editor-in-Chief Bill Wilson has reported extensively on the challenges posed by the fragile Del Mar bluffs, and San Diego County’s regional planning agency appears to be ready to take concrete action to address the tenuous situation.
The replacement of a 112-year-old, swing-style rail bridge that spans the Hackensack River from Kearney to Seacaucus, N.J., known as the Portal North Bridge, is just one of a series of projects in Amtrak’s Gateway Program.
John Cech, vice president, Engineering at BNSF, is the recipient of the 2022 Engineer of the Year Award from Railway Track & Structures Media.
The city of Calgary has awarded Advanced Rail Management (Canada) Inc. a one-year contract, with four option years, for rail grinding services on the Calgary Transit CTrain light rail system.
RT&S recently reported on the month-long shut down of the Orange Line, which began on Monday, Aug. 22.
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.
OmniTrax announced that it has been chosen as the exclusive rail partner for the Tulsa Port of Catoosa.
The Gateway Program’s Portal North has been in the news lately. A project south of Portal North deserves equal attention.
Work on this bridge will require Browns fans to find another route to the game.
L.B. Foster is expanding its precast concrete business.