The South Carolina Ports Authority announced that the first phase of an Inland Port Greer rail expansion is finished.
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Michael Baker International, a global leader in engineering, planning and consulting services, announced that the firm has been selected by CSX Transportation (CSXT) to lead program and construction management for significant rail enhancement projects as part the Transforming Rail in Virginia (TRV) initiative.
Although Hurricane Nicole was not as nasty as Hurricane Ian, it left a tremendous amount of destruction and suffering in Florida. CNN reported that at least five people were killed and scores of coastal homes were washed away by the storm.
The November 2022 issue of Railway Track & Structures is now available digitally, with a cover story about the impact of Hurricane Ian on the Seminole Gulf Railway.
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recently issued a safety recommendation to the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association about the importance of maintaining dynamic weather alert criteria in railroad operations.
The number of trains moving between the United States and Mexico is about to double.
The Coast Guard announced the availability of a Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed replacement of the BNSF Railway Bridge across the Missouri River between Bismarck and Mandan, N.D.
The top news stories RT&S was following the week ending Oct. 28.
In an increasingly dangerous cyber world, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has issued additional cybersecurity directives for U.S. railroads.
With the overall future of intermodal rail looking strong, South Carolina has decided to build a new near-dock rail and an inner-harbor barge operation to improve workflow and capacity for southeast supply chains.
The final details of emergency slope stabilization work in San Clemente are emerging, and it looks like the construction timeline has added some length.
Koppers Recovery Resources LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Koppers Holdings Inc. and an integrated global provider of treated wood products, wood treatment chemicals, and carbon compounds, announced it has entered into a new five-year, $50 million agreement with a Class 1 railroad customer to collect and manage end-of-life railroad crossties and other materials.
The top news stories of the week ending Oct. 7.
Canadian National reported that a fire on a major bridge on the Grand Cache subdivision near Latornell, Alberta, has shut down rail traffic moving in and out of the Grand Prairie area until further notice.
Savage is a global provider of industrial logistics infrastruture and supply chain services. The company employs about 4,000 people in over 200 locations.
BNSF recently announced that its engineering team and other partners have successfully completed the new second main line track, now in service, across the Emporia Subdivision, which runs from Kansas City to Wellington, Kansas. This is part of the railroad’s multi-year work on its Southern Transcon.
RT&S Managing Editor David Lester talks with the 2022 RT&S Engineer of the Year John Cech from BNSF about challenging projects, the technological movement, what it takes to work in the rail industry, and what it will take to recruit the younger generation.
The ongoing Chicago CREATE project partners accounced that Norfolk Southern has chosen Benesch to provide final track design services for the EW3-Segment B.
The October issue of RT&S features stories on the L.A. Purple Line Extension project and how canines are used to clear sensitive areas surrounding rail projects.
MBTA officials have announced that another $1 billion will be needed to complete repairs on the agency’s Orange and Red lines.