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.

HDR Engineering

HDR’s Joanna “Asia” Alvord promoted to transportation project controls director

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.

RT&S January 2022 issue now online

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.

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.

Bells & Whistles—Canada toughens up on track inspections

The top news stories of the week.

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).

RT&S November issue now online

The November issue of RT&S contains a feature story on BART’s rail grinding program.

Industry-Railway Suppliers puts industry on display during first-ever show

ndustry-Railway Suppliers held the first-ever Chicago Railroad Show in September at their headquarters in Elmhurst, Ill.

TTCI expands to create epicenter for rail research, testing, and training services

Transportation Technology Center, Inc. (TTCI), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Association of American Railroads (AAR), is establishing an independent training and on-track testing facility in Pueblo capable of meeting the needs of today’s rail industry and testing tomorrow’s transportation solutions.

Rail Group On Air: Gil Lamphere and Henry Chidgey talk PSR, growing top and bottom lines

Everything you need to know about Precision Scheduled Railroading—how it got started, who started it and why, its promises and principles, and what it has become, for better or for worse—is here in this discussion featuring two of PSR’s “founding fathers,” Gil Lamphere and Henry Chidgey, who have more than 75 years of combined railroading experience.

Bells & Whistles—Calif. lawmaker goes to Transportation Secretary to reject coal rail project

RT&S Editor-in-Chief Bill Wilson covers the top news stories of the week.

Rail Group On Air: RT&S 2021 Engineer of the Year Justin Meyer

Railway Track & Structures magazine Editor-in-Chief Bill Wilson talks with Canadian Pacific’s Vice President of Engineering Justin Meyer.

RT&S September issue now available online

The September issue of RT&S features our 2021 Engineer of the Year Justin Meyer from Canadian Pacific and our 2021 Product and Innovation Showcase.

August issue of RT&S is now online

The August issue of RT&S contains a job story on the Green Line Extension project in Boston as well as product reviews of the ballast maintenance and rail welding markets.

Senate approves infrastructure bill, which moves to the House to … sit

The Senate passed a roughly $1 trillion infrastructure bill by a 69-30 count. The legislation now moves on to the House, where it could sit for months.

Bells & Whistles—High-speed rail excitement in Canada; infrastructure bill lull in the U.S.

The top stories RT&S was covering the week ending July 23.

Watch: TriMet experimenting with drone for rail infrastructure inspections

TriMet launched a pilot project in July to get a new view of track infrastructure and help in the assessment of maintenance needs.

Fancy technology for preventing wildfires? None needed here!

No firefighting technology handy? Hire some goats!

MTA ready for major track renewal project

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) announced critical infrastructure work coming to its 6 Avenue and 8 Avenue lines in Manhattan this summer.

Less than THREE days to nominate for RT&S’s first-ever Women in Railroad Engineering

Railway Track & Structures presents its first-ever Women in Railroad Engineering awards in which the magazine will profile 10 individuals who have made an impact in their respective fields and within their company.