The Great Salt Lake, which is home to 338 bird species, is also home to Union Pacific’s Great Salt Lake causeway, a 20-mile-long raised rock-filled railroad track.
PTSI Transportation, a transportation management consultancy based in Rutherford NJ, announced that effective immediately, Ms. Em Hall has been appointed Product Manager of its Route Learning System™, and will also serve as Midwest Region Director for the company.
WASHINGTON –The American and Short Line Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) today announced the progression of Matt Walsh, Executive Vice President, Global Corporate Development, Genesee & Wyoming Railroad Services Inc., to fill the ASLRRA Board Chairman position vacated by Watco’s Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer Stefan Loeb, who has accepted a position at Norfolk Southern Railway. Walsh currently holds the position of Vice Chairman for the ASLRRA.
PORTLAND–Plan a three-week disruption to the MAX Blue, Green and Red lines starting next month.
NEW YORK–MTA Metro-North Railroad this week announced upcoming schedule adjustments on the Hudson, Harlem and New Haven lines to support state of good repair work. The new schedule will go into effect on Sunday, March 26, and be in effect through Saturday, June 10. The minor adjustments on the schedule will support ongoing infrastructure improvements happening on all three of the railroad’s East of Hudson lines.
ORLANDO–This week, Brightline successfully tested a train and tracks between Orlando International Airport and Cocoa, Fla., hitting 130 mph.
ATLANTA–Norfolk Southern Corporation announced Monday a six-point plan to immediately enhance the safety of its operations. The initiatives are based on the preliminary findings of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) following the East Palestine, Ohio, derailment.
The March 2023 issue of RT&S is now on line. This month, we have our regular March piece on ballast maintenance, featuring the product and service offerings of eight vendors.
ATLANTA–Norfolk Southern Corporation today announced that it is joining the Federal Railroad Administration’s Confidential Close Call Reporting System (C3RS). Norfolk Southern was already actively participating in the C3RS Working Group that is
Kawasaki Track Technologies announced the start of testing of track fastener monitoring technology in North America. This technology, while installed on a locomotive, will capture high resolution pictures and provide the necessary data for Kawasaki to utilize machine learning algorithms to identify potential track fasteners that need to be inspected and repaired.
The National Transportation Safety Board on Feb. 23 released a preliminary report on its investigation into the Norfolk Southern derailment in East Palestine, Ohio. The Association of American Railroads (AAR) responds. The investigation of the Feb. 3 derailment
ATLANTA–Norfolk Southern Corporation this week announced further progress in support of the Village of East Palestine, Ohio. This follows a visit Saturday by Norfolk Southern President and CEO Alan H. Shaw.
Norfolk Southern Provides Update on East Palestine Environmental Monitoring and Community Assistance
ATLANTA–On Feb. 16, Norfolk Southern provided an update on its efforts to monitor and clean the East Palestine environment, along with what it has done to support the community.
ATLANTA–Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC) President and CEO Alan H. Shaw shared a letter this week with the community of East Palestine, Ohio.
SARASOTA–After almost 20 years in Railroad Construction, Maggie Vuono has launched TraConcepts, LLC, a Business Development & Marketing Firm to serve the needs of our ever-changing industry.
KANSAS CITY, Mo.– Ed Boyle, VP of Engineering at Norfolk Southern, opened the AREMA Railway Roadbed & Ballast Symposium this morning with an address that focused on the accomplishments of the NS engineering team in 2022.
The American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association is holding a symposium in Kansas City today through Wed., Feb. 8, on best practices for roadbed and ballast installation and maintenance.
ORANGE, Calif. – Rail passengers got their first look this week at the new and improved Anaheim Canyon Metrolink station, a long-awaited improvement project to facilitate a more efficient, comfortable rail experience for passengers traveling through north Orange County.
NEW YORK – This week, President Biden and Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg announced that the Biden-Harris Administration has awarded nearly $1.2 billion from the new National Infrastructure Project Assistance (Mega) discretionary grant program for nine projects across the country.
While this is a local story, and the KC Streetcar is a comparatively small operation, it’s nice to report some encouraging news about growth in ridership and the increasing vibrance of a downtown area.