Build Back Better legislation would hamper worker-deprived sawmill industry

A shrinking workforce and legislation that is being pushed through Washington is weighing heavily on the minds of saw millers.

Local manufacturer to help hold back the weight of the earth along the Scarborough Subway Extension

As construction for the new Scarborough Subway Extension continues at the tunnel launch site, teams are already partnering up with a local manufacturer to build the giant concrete rings that will line the tunnel and help keep the earth below Canada’s biggest city at bay.

Federal Transit Agency issues wheel gauge safety advisory this week

Railway Track & Structures reported on the derailment of a Washington, D.C. Metro train in mid-October, and one result of that derailment is a safety advisory, issued on Nov. 1, from the Federal Transit Agency.

Watch: Drone video takes you inside the Metrolinx Highway 401 and 409 Rail Tunnel project

There’s another vantage point on work on – and into – the new rail passage in the heart of some of the busiest highway traffic in Canada. We have some good video taken of the mighty Highway 401 and 409 Rail Tunnel project.

Acquisition will shake up rail ballast maintenance sector

Rhomberg Sersa Rail Group (RSRG) and Balfour Beatty U.S. are pleased to announce they have entered into an agreement for the acquisition by RSRG of the Balfour Beatty Track Solutions division.

Watch: Track installation at Eglinton Crosstown project

Workers continue to get the job done at the Eglinton Crosstown light-rail transit site.

Read & watch video: Eyes in the sky, feet on the ground: BNSF employee pilots unmanned aerial systems

Here’s another in the BNSF series “Rail Talk” that we thought would be of interest to our readers.

Crews to perform switch work as part of LIRR Main Line Expansion Project and lay steel girders for future Elmont Station

Long Island Rail Road crews will perform switch work near Queens Village as part of the Main Line Expansion Project during the weekends of Oct. 23-24 and 30-31, and crews will use the track outage to put steel girders in place as part of the MTA’s Long Island Rail Road Elmont station project on Sunday, Oct. 24.

With deadline looming in 10 days, House and Senate might be struggling to pass infrastructure bill

When Oct. 31 comes to an end, Biden’s massive $1.2 trillion infrastructure plan will turn into a pumpkin.

Why lengthy partial road closure has kept everyone moving during Bloor bridge reconstruction

Rebuilding a bridge that spans over one of Toronto’s busiest roads is challenging.