Rail Group On Air: 2022 RT&S Engineer of the Year John Cech

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.

NRC column: Sustainability has staying power

If your company is on the fence about whether or not to take sustainability or ESG initiatives by Class 1s, short lines, and transit railways seriously, let me encourage you to get on board.

RT&S February issue is now online

The February issue of Railway Track & Structures magazine features a project update on some of the major rail construction jobs in the U.S., and product overviews of the rail grinding, winter maintenance, and hi-rail/truck markets.

Rail cybersecurity with Shift5’s Josh Lospinoso

In December 2021, the U.S. Transportation Security Administration deployed a Security Directive that shined a spotlight on rail cybersecurity following a series of global cyberattacks that occurred at the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Class I CSX and short-line operator OmniTRAX, as well as several rail companies around the globe.

MTA extends signal modernization

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) announced that the MTA Board approved the first of three contract awards that will extend signal modernization along the Queens Boulevard Line east of Kew Gardens-Union Turnpike station with Communication-Based Train Control (CBTC).