short line railroad

Short line railroad track in Minn. literally falling apart as search for funds continues

A short line railroad track that runs in Rock and Nobles counties in Minnesota needs to be able to haul flammable liquids by May 1, 2023. If that is the case, it

HNTB

HNTB taps Gale as Great Lakes Division president

Chris Gale, PE, is the new president of HNTB Corporation’s Great Lakes Division.

SOGR backlog

Amtrak’s long-distance routes will not change anytime soon

Amtrak’s long-distance service is not going to change, for now. However, the passenger carrier’s Board of Directors also will not be altered.  U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran is concerned about the the status

PennDOT

Pennsylvania approves funds supporting 27 freight projects

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf approved April 29 funding for 27 rail freight improvement projects that officials say will also create and sustain 255 jobs statewide.

TTCI annual report

TTCI publishes annual report outlining research highlights

The Transportation Technology Center, Inc. (TTCI) issued its annual report, complete with a slew of research findings that are must-reads for folks working in track and structures.

CSX

CSX set to break ground on N.C. rail hub next month

Work will soon be underway at the site of CSX’s proposed intermodal rail facility across from North Carolina Wesleyan College, a liberal arts college based in Rocky Mount, N.C.

HNTB appoints Tyson to serve as transit, rail consultant in Texas

HNTB Corporation has appointed Cheryle Tyson to serve as a national transit/rail consultant based in the firm’s Plano, Texas, office, located about 20 miles north of Downtown Dallas.

Three MnDOT projects gain funding to improve state’s rail service

The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) has announced three projects aimed at improving rail service in the state.

Urban Engineers hires Fedun to lead rail, transit

Urban Engineers has hired Peter Fedun, PE, as the firm’s new deputy practice leader for rail and transit.

Report prioritizes research projects regarding shipping choices, truck limits

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine has released a new report that outlines a research path toward addressing uncertainties in estimating the potential impacts of proposed changes to truck size

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