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Being better prepared for the (very rare) risk of an ethanol train derailment: TRC helps Massachusetts develop a new plan

Being better prepared for the (very rare) risk of an ethanol train derailment: TRC helps Massachusetts develop a new plan
Wade Narin van Court, Ph.D, PE

After a series of derailments and fires involving railroad trains carrying ethanol, TRC recently supported the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to develop a new plan for handling any such incidents. The resulting guidance documents were recently adopted by the state.

Blog

Nov 14th, 2016

by Wade Narin van Court, Ph.D, PE

topic Rail

industry Transportation

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Integra Link: Knowledge to Plan Smarter and Engage Faster

At TRC, we believe project success takes more than flawless engineering and construction. It takes real-time access to accurate information—anytime, anywhere.

PHMSA Issues NPRM for Railroad Oil Spill Response Planning Regulations

PHMSA Issues NPRM for Railroad Oil Spill Response Planning Regulations

Proposed regulations from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration will expand the comprehensive oil spill response plan requirements for railroads that transport liquid petroleum oil.

Regulatory Update

Jul 22nd, 2016

topics Rail

industries Oil and Gas Transportation

PHMSA Workshop Continues Discussion on Oil Spill Response Planning for Railroads

PHMSA Workshop Continues Discussion on Oil Spill Response Planning for Railroads

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) continues to consider new regulations​ with more rigorous oil spill response planning requirements for railroads, and recently held a workshop to facilitate further discussions on the issue.

Blog

Jun 1st, 2016

by Wade Narin van Court, Ph.D, PE Sam Maxwell

topic Rail

industry Transportation

Meeting the Challenges of Construction Site Stormwater Management

Meeting the Challenges of Construction Site Stormwater Management
Virginia  Plumeau, REM

​Stormwater system upgrades that take place during rail yard and transportation facility improvement projects have many complex components. Proactively managing erosion and sedimentation issues is critical. Best management practices can help ensure that projects proceed on schedule and on budget.

Blog

Apr 20th, 2016

by Virginia Plumeau, REM

topic Rail

industry Transportation

Changes Proposed to Address Oil Spill Response Planning for Railroads

Changes Proposed to Address Oil Spill Response Planning for Railroads

​Recent train derailments and ensuing oil spills are pressuring state and federal agencies to implement more stringent regulations for oil spill response planning. By being aware of the current situation, railroads can be better prepared for compliance when necessary.

Regulatory Update

Feb 25th, 2015

by Wade Narin van Court, Ph.D, PE

topics Rail

industries Oil and Gas Transportation

Fuel System Audits Support Project Planning and Environmental Compliance for Railroads

Fuel System Audits Support Project Planning and Environmental Compliance for Railroads
Christopher Gunn

Implementing a proactive and predictive fuel system audit program, managed by independent experts, can help railroads consistently identify and respond to maintenance needs, plan capital projects and support compliance with Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures regulations.

Blog

Dec 16th, 2014

by Christopher Gunn

topic Rail

industry Transportation

Sustainable Remediation

Sustainable Remediation
Keith Piontek, PE

In recent years, there have been significant changes in the tools used to investigate diesel releases, the understanding of how diesel releases change over time, and most importantly, in the framework for remediation decision-making.

Blog

Sep 29th, 2014

by Keith Piontek, PE

topics Remediation Rail

industries Industrial Transportation

New Crude-by-Rail Requirements for Railroads

New Crude-by-Rail Requirements for Railroads

Hydraulic fracturing, mostly in the Bakken Formation, has recently produced a dramatic increase in the transport of crude oil by rail. Unfortunately, derailments and resulting fires have also increased, prompting authorities in the US and Canada to issue an array of new safety requirements.

Regulatory Update

Jun 20th, 2014

by Stephen Ellingson

topics Rail

industries Oil and Gas Transportation

Draft Sustainability Standards Being Released for the Railroad Industry

Draft Sustainability Standards Being Released for the Railroad Industry
Karen Lutz

The Sustainability Accounting Standards Board will release for public comment draft standards and key sustainability performance indicators for the rail industry. These standards have the potential to significantly impact the way companies report on environmental, social and governance issues.

Blog

Apr 10th, 2014

by Karen Lutz

topic Sustainability Rail

industry Transportation

News & Events

Jan 23 2018

DistribuTECH 2018

This annual, educational program brings together industry thought leaders from all over the world opportunities to network, share knowledge and problem solve with worldwide utilities and product and s

Jan 3rd, 2018

TRC Acquires Hazmat Assessment Firm American Environmental Consulting

LOWELL, Mass. – TRC Companies Inc., a leader in engineering, environmental consulting and construction-management services, announced today that it has acquired American Environmental Consultants, I

Dec 13th, 2017

TRC’s 2018 Predictions: Infrastructure Initiatives Intensify, Grids Get Smarter and Renewables Remain All the Rage

LOWELL, Mass. – TRC Companies Inc., a leader in engineering, environmental consulting and construction-management services, today released its top predictions for 2018, which include federal and sta

Nov 1st, 2017

TRC Selected to Oversee Rehabilitation of San Francisco’s Iconic Lefty O’Doul Bridge near AT&T Park

LOWELL, Mass. and SAN FRANCISCO – TRC Companies Inc., a leader in engineering, environmental consulting and construction-management services, has been selected by San Francisco Public Works to provi

Oct 11th, 2017

TRC Adds to Electric Utility Expertise in the Southwest

LOWELL, Mass. – TRC Companies Inc., a leader in engineering, environmental consulting and construction-management services, has hired Mark Murray of Albuquerque to head up its electric licensing and p

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