Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority

CalSTA awards $13.1M of SRA funds to advance 9 California projects

The California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA) has awarded $13.1 million of Senate Bill 1 State Rail Assistance (SRA) funding to advance nine projects throughout California, the agency announced on March 6.

Sicut crossties

Pandrol signs deal as exclusive distributor of Sicut crossties in North America

Pandrol is now the exclusive North American distributor of Sicut composite crossties, which are made from recycled plastics using a process developed at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.


Austin’s CapMetro awards construction contract to Jay-Reese Contractors

Jay-Reese Contractors won a $36.8 million contract from the Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority (CapMetro) to build a new light-rail station in downtown Austin, Texas.

Concrete crossties researcg

Concrete Crossties: A New Paradigm for Design

Researchers in the Rail Transportation and Engineering Center (RailTEC) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have been actively conducting research and engaging with industry experts in an effort to improve the

Rendering of Westwood/VA Hospital station

Tutor Perini wins L.A. and NYC transit contracts

Tutor Perini has won contracts for high-profile transit projects in Los Angeles and New York City.

BNSF 2019 capex

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.

Norfolk Southern

Pittsburgh and Norfolk Southern spar over maintenance; Politician seeks investigation

A Pittsburg politician has suggested that Norfolk Southern fails to follow up when its own inspections show damage to tracks or bridges.

SANDAG rail projects

Construction, maintenance projects to close San Diego rail corridor this weekend

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 annual report yields new details on capital spending

CSX has filed its annual report with securities regulators, and the document contains some items of interest to railroad contractors and vendors.

VHB lands contract for environmental review of proposed Brooklyn Queens Connector

A proposal to build the Brooklyn Queens Connector, a streetcar line linking the New York City boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens, took a step toward reality today as the city’s Economic Development