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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

Video

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

Oct 2 2018

GCPA Fall 2018

Join us at GCPA's 33rd Annual Fall conference on October 2-3. This conference is the fall's largest electric power industry event in the ERCOT/Gulf Coast region. Attendees will learn from many dynamic

Press Release
Aug 28th, 2018

TRC Chosen to Provide Array of Integrated Services on Midship Pipeline Project

LOWELL, Mass. – TRC Companies Inc., a leading provider of end-to-end engineering, consulting and construction management solutions fueled by innovative technology, has been awarded a pair of contracts

Press Release
Jun 26th, 2018

TRC Acquires California Construction Management Firm Vali Cooper & Associates

LOWELL, Mass. – TRC, a leading provider of end-to-end engineering, consulting and construction management solutions fueled by innovative technology, announced today it has acquired Vali Cooper & Assoc

Press Release
May 23rd, 2018

TRC’s Michael Murphy Wins Prestigious Award for Lifetime Achievement in Hydropower Industry

LOWELL, Mass. – TRC, a leader in engineering, consulting and construction-management services, is pleased to announce Michael Murphy has been named the 2018 recipient of the National Hydropower Associ

Press Release
May 10th, 2018

Former Los Angeles Oil Tank Transformed into Massive Surfing Mural

LOS ANGELES – El Segundo residents now have a striking new addition to their skyline – a giant mural of surf-inspired psychedelia thanks to iconic California artist John Van Hamersveld, city officials

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