Watco strengthens its Louisiana network

Watco continues to grow its network of short line railroads.

NTSB concludes that failure to adhere to restricted speed requirements caused fatal Arizona train collision

The National Transportation Safety Board has issued its final report on the Kingman, Arizona BNSF train collision in 2018.

Ana Maria Ruiz Jimenez joins HNTB’s national tunnel and underground team as principal engineer

Ana Maria Ruiz Jimenez, Ph.D., joined HNTB Corporation’s national tunnel practice as principal engineer and associate vice president.

L.B. Foster launches new low temperature traction enhancer, Alleviate LT

L.B. Foster announced the commercial launch of a Low Temperature (LT) version of their proven ALLEVIATE traction enhancer product for top-of-rail use.

Union Pacific suffers two train derailments over weekend

This was not a good weekend for Union Pacific. The railroad experienced two significant derailments, one on Saturday and one on Sunday.

TTCI freight rail research hits major milestone

TTCI freight rail research has achieved a significant new milestone.


OmniTRAX railroad receives grant for track rehabilitation

On May 12, 2021, the Ohio Rail Development Commission (ORDC) approved a grant in the amount of $1,564,051 to Cleveland and Cuyahoga Railway (CCRL).

Port NOLA issues RFP for Louisiana International Terminal preliminary design

The Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) issued a Request for Proposals this week for design and permit-support services for development of the Louisiana International Terminal in St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana.

U.S. DOT details ongoing efforts to help mitigate impact of pipeline outage

While this is not a typical RT&S story, the U.S. DOT’s efforts to reduce the impact of the Colonial Pipeline outage are worth reviewing.

The government of Canada provides an update on Lac-Mégantic rail bypass project

Yesterday, the Canadian government released a statement providing an update on the Lac- Mégantic rail bypass project.