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.
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.
ENSCO Rail, Inc., announced on July 21 that Etihad Rail, the developer and operator of the UAE National Rail Network, awarded the company a multi-year contract for a track inspection vehicle to assist in the building of the UAE’s first freight and passenger railway network.
Advances in technology have always moved the railroad forward.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority will soon decide on which technology it will turn to in regard to its Signaling Challenge Initiative.
California’s Metrolink will use a technology to help notify train operators of earthquake tremors before any serious damage occurs on rail lines.
While parts for safety system sit in Germany, FTA’s safety probe of MBTA’s safety management continues; another accident on June 1
While investigators are on-site trying to figure out what caused a crash on the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s Green Line on June 1, the company behind the installation of a new safety package was explaining why parts are thousands of miles away in Germany.
MxV Rail, formerly TTCI, is in the process of a move to a new headquarters and test facilities that could be compared to relocating a small city.
The deadline to nominate your top project in North America for the 2022 RT&S Top Projects list is May 7.
The April issue of RT&S features the magazine’s 10 under 40 list recognizing the top young talent in the Maintenance-of-Way industry.
Amtrak and Siemens Mobility North America came together at Chicago’s Union Station to launch the next generation of locomotives.
For the first time, the Transportation Technology Center, Inc., (TTCI) is providing open access to three decades of its railroad technology research performed under the Association of American Railroads’ (AAR) Strategic Research Initiatives (SRI) program.
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.
With more than 20 years of innovative digital project management experience and recent management of the project controls cross sector, Joanna “Asia” Alvord has been promoted to serve as HDR’s transportation project controls director.
The RT&S January 2022 issue contains our annual State of the Industry feature as well as product reviews on rail flaw detection and vegetation management.
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.
The top news stories of the week.
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).
The November issue of RT&S contains a feature story on BART’s rail grinding program.
ndustry-Railway Suppliers held the first-ever Chicago Railroad Show in September at their headquarters in Elmhurst, Ill.