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.
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.
RT&S AUGUST 2023 ISSUE – MINNEAPOLIS – Friction management works. Whether at the gauge face or top of rail, the benefits are widely known and widely quantified.
The June 2023 issue of Railway Track & Structures features our Top Project honorees. We selected nine projects based on their excellence and atypical project goals.
We are pleased to announce that Railway Track & Structures has a new Managing Editor, Jennifer McLawhorn.
The May issue of Railway Track & Structures is now on line. This issue features articles about bridges, cybersecurity for transit, track undercutting and human factors in rail inspection.
The latest information from the GTHA (Greater Toronto-Hamilton Area) shows progress on the Ontario Line and TTC Yonge North extension, but troubles for the Kitchener-Waterloo extension and Eglinton Crosstown LRTs Ontario Line
Caltrain has announced that its service will be reduced from 104 trains per day to 82 trains per day for the weeks of April 17-21 and April 24-28 to accommodate Caltrain Electrification construction and testing.
The April issue of Railway Track & Structures is now available digitally, and features our annual “10 Under 40” engineering winners, and three runners-up.
With roughly 86,486,883 acres of wetland in Ontario, officials face unique issues when managing the operation and maintenance of railway lines.
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.
After hitting speeds of 130 mph, Brightline is officially the fastest train in Florida and the Southeastern U.S.
The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority has announced that it will perform critical track maintenance work during the late-night and overnight hours weeknights, beginning Feb. 27 – March 2, March 6 – 9, and March 13-16.
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency’s Maintenance of Way teams have successfully completed critical work during a N Judah motorization that took place on Feb. 18 and 19.
Chicago Metra’s board approved a $3.9 Million contract with ClearBlade, an IoT Platform and Edge AI company, to provide grade crossing and equipment monitoring services at hundreds of locations throughout the transit network.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced on Feb. 17 that the agency has planned station renovations at its Cypress Hills, 75 St–Elderts Lane on the J and Z and 85 St on the J in Brooklyn and Queens.
Following the release of GoTriangle’s Commuter Rail Feasibility Report on Jan. 4, community members and other stakeholders have asked the agency why the planned route will not transport commuters to the Raleigh-Durham International Airport.
Trinity Railway Express announced Feb. 7 that the commuter rail service will temporarily alter its schedule starting Feb. 13 to allow for construction on Fort Worth’s new Trinity Lakes Station.
CSX officials are celebrating the Class 1’s engineering team in Cincinnati, Ohio, for reaching a milestone of three years injury-free.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced Feb. 2 that construction on two elevators to make Queensboro Plaza a fully accessible station will begin this weekend.