Systems Management – COMMENTARY

            RAILWAY TRACK AND STRUCTURES, NOVEMBER 2023 ISSUE, FROM THE DOME COMMENTARY –The adoption of computers and the internet, as we all know, has brought about massive changes and efficiencies to the

A 9/11 Story

NEW YORK – Just over a week ago, Monday, September 11, 2023, the nation observed the 22nd anniversary of the horrific attacks on the United States that brought down the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York with two airliners, crashed a jetliner full of passengers in a Pennsylvania field, and another jetliner into the side of the Pentagon. Over three thousand people were killed, which is slightly more than were killed at Pearl Harbor.

Commentary – UP Narrowly Avoided Disaster

When we set the stage for Tropical Storm Hilary, it was a good exercise in knowing what to look for and what to worry about. Specifically, we expected some track washouts but didn’t worry about it, because they’re relatively quickly repaired within a few days, and it’s primarily bridge outages on key arteries that represent a threat to broader network health.

South Dakota Approves $6M for Sisseton-Milbank Rail Line

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem signed Senate Bill 16 into law last week, authorizing $6.25 million in state funds for the restoration of a railroad line from Milbank to Sisseton. The appropriation is conditional upon receiving federal grant funds for rail line rehabilitation.