Chuck Littlefield has joined Watco Transportation Services as regional vice president of operations for the Gulf Region. Littlefield will be responsible for the continued development and improvement of safety, service, growth, people and efficien¬cy in all areas of the Gulf Region.
CSX Corporation Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Michael Ward joined federal, state and local officials from the commonwealth of Pennsylvania on October 23, to mark the midway point of progress on the first phase of projects for the National Gateway.
RTR Technologies Inc., designer and manufacturer of heating and deicing systems, is now completing delivery of third-rail heating systems and controls for the rail extension to Dulles International Airport in Northern Virginia.
The west coast's largest commuter rail system, Metrolink, will celebrate 20 years of service on October 26. To date, Metrolink has transported more than 100 million people throughout Southern California.
Axion International has begun trials of its ECOTRAX composite railroad ties in Southeast Asia.
The Railroad Research Foundation (RRF) has received two new federal grants from the Federal Railroad Administration; one related to the transportation of hazardous materials and the other to discourage employee distractions on the job. These grants support the central goals of the RRF to promote safety in the railroad industry.
Robert Noorigian, vice-president of investor relations at Canadian National, will retire at the end of this year.
In the 2012 Newsweek Green Rankings, Norfolk Southern Corporation moved up 217 spots from its 2011 ranking to 181 on Newsweek's U.S. 500 list.
The start of 110-mph rail service in Illinois was demonstrated between Dwight and Pontiac on the Chicago-St. Louis rail corridor on October 19.
Construction of the Combo Project in Surrey, B.C., Canada, an investment along the Roberts Bank Rail Corridor (RBRC), is now under construction.