CSX made a number of senior management changes, effective immediately, including the resignation of Oscar Munoz, who has been named president and chief executive of United Continental Holdings, Inc.
The North Carolina Board of Transportation adopted the 2015 Comprehensive State Rail Plan at its meeting on August 5, 2015. The Rail Plan was created to identify near- and long-term freight, passenger and safety projects, in addition to other rail initiatives that will help better serve the state's communities, businesses and industries.
Metrolinx installed and modernized its track throughout the Weston GO Station in York, ON, Canada, as part of the Georgetown South Project (GTS).
The North Carolina Railroad Company (NCRR) welcomed three new members to its team.
TNW Corporation (TNW), operator of shortline railways and logistics centers, has hired three and promoted one to managerial roles.
To highlight the importance of safety around trains, the Caltrain Board adopted a proclamation for Railroad Safety Month.
Gary Smith has been named rail sector lead for Stantec's freight rail team, accountable for growing Stantec's freight and commuter rail services throughout Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.
Parsons has been selected by Metra, Chicago's commuter rail operator, to install Positive Train Control (PTC) on its trains.
Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority's (SCVTA) Montague Light Rail Station in Milpitas has reopened after being closed for five months to allow for modifications to the station for a new pedestrian bridge that will provide a convenient and direct connection between the future Milpitas Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Station and the Montague Light Rail Station.
Union Pacific promoted Wes Lujan to vice president public affairs for the western region and Liisa Stark to assistant vice president public affairs for Illinois, Minnesota and Wisconsin; both appointments are effective October 1.