Book review: Field guide contains ‘unbelievable knowledge’

“The Complete Field Guide to Modern Derailment Investigation” by Gary P. Wolf (Wolf Railway Consulting, 2021, spiral bound softcover, 436 pp., $75.00).

Watch: California High-Speed Rail Authority releases March 2021 construction update

Earlier this week, the California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) released its March 2021 Construction Update highlighting ongoing progress on the nation’s first high-speed rail project.

Watch: Brightline executes box-jacking method under S.R. 528

This week construction crews have been working on a railroad underpass under S.R. 528 in Brevard County, Fla, using the box-jacking method.

Bells & Whistles—LIRR investigates demolition that trapped signal workers

Gateway Project rail tunnel cost escalates due to U.S. DOT delay With BNSF out of the picture, Minneapolis officials come up with new answers for Blue Line extension Demolition of building, part

Brightline set to make history with box-jacking method

Brightline Trains will make construction history when it builds a rail underpass under S.R. 528 in Brevard County, Fla.

Gateway Project rail tunnel cost escalates due to U.S. DOT delay

Sitting on the Gateway Project has given the task a swift kick in the rump.

Bells & Whistles—Brightline faces final deadline for Tampa rail extension

Granted one final extension, Brightline needs to resolve issues for Tampa route L.A. Metro’s Elsie makes another break through for Purple Line Extension Project Purple Line contractor finalists announced; single track requested

Metro seeking proposals to fast-track Yellow Line Bridge and tunnel rehabilitation project

Metro is preparing for a major capital project that will rehabilitate the Yellow Line Bridge spanning the Potomac River and repair the steel lined tunnel between Pentagon and L’Enfant Plaza stations, both of which date to original construction more than 40 years ago.

Purple Line contractor finalists announced; single track requested in Montgomery County

The Purple Line restart is starting to gain some traction, as the list of design-build contractors has been shortened.

Civil engineers: rail infrastructure still top of class

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) awarded the nation’s freight and passenger railroads their highest grade — a B — in the “2021 Infrastructure Report Card” released today. Overall, ASCE gave the nation’s infrastructure a C- in the quadrennial report.

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