TTCI annual report

TTCI publishes annual report outlining research highlights

The Transportation Technology Center, Inc. (TTCI) issued its annual report, complete with a slew of research findings that are must-reads for folks working in track and structures.

KC streetcar

West Lake Corridor, KC Streetcar extensions get green lights from FTA

Two rail extension projects in the Midwest picked up “medium-high” ratings from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) — a designation that makes it likely the federal government will provide funding for construction

bridge inspection software

Railroad Software Launches FRA Compliant Bridge Inspection Software

Railroad Software has launched bridge inspection software within its TrackAsset application for the electronic capture of bridge inspections for the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) compliance.

MBTA Green Line

Bridge demolitions begin for MBTA’s Green Line Extension project

Contractors have begun demolishing the first of three bridges in Somerville, MA., that will be rebuilt for the MBTA’s Green Line Extension project (GLX) connecting Boston to nearby towns.

Bridge repairs

Seabrook Strauss Bascule Bridge: A bridge repair case study

The Port of New Orleans’ Seabrook Railroad Bridge is a double track Strauss heel trunnion bascule bridge,  located in New Orleans, Louisiana. The project design and construction presented extraordinary challenges to engineers

composite crossties

Crossties face conflicting pressures

It’s shaping up to be an unusual year in crossties. And for wood crossties in particular, things are looking positively bizarre. “We’re seeing some big peaks and valleys in supply and prices,”

Midwest flood

Midwest floods have maintenance crews scrambling to restore track

Record-setting floods have caused extensive damage to railroad infrastructure across large sections of the Midwest, prompting a surge in construction and repair work.

Hudson River tunnel project

FTA doles out low rating for Hudson River tunnel project, continues to rule out funding

The $13 billion Hudson River tunnel project, aimed at building a new rail tunnel between New York and New Jersey, is again facing funding problems after federal authorities announced a rating that

Canadian National

CN targets more than $184 million in capex for Saskatchewan

Canadian National plans to spend more than $184 million (C$245 million) on construction projects this year in the province of Saskatchewan, as the Class 1 railroad looks to improve efficiency on the

Corman derailment services

Contractors petition for HOS exemptions for derailment, emergency response

R.J. Corman Railroad Services, Cranemasters Inc. and the National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association (NRC) have asked  the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to exempt railroad workers responding to emergencies from certain