Mischa Wanek-Libman, editor

Mischa Wanek-Libman, editor

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Transportation Technology Center, Inc., held its 18th Annual AAR Research Review March 5-6, 2013, in Pueblo, Colo. This year's theme was "Technology Driven Solutions to Improve Safety and Efficiency."

Jon Sutton Schumaker, 74, former president of Pandrol Limited, now Pandrol USA, and a resident of the Cypress Landing Community of Chocowinity, N.C., died Sunday, February 24, 2013 at Vidant Inpatient Hospice of Greenville, N.C.

Thursday, 21 February 2013 13:45

Obama renews call for infrastructure investment

President Obama resumed a push for infrastructure investment first outlined in his State of the Union speech. The plan outlines three main points to bring the nation's infrastructure into a state-of-good-repair and create jobs "that cannot be outsourced."

Friday, 15 February 2013 13:25

Amtrak names two to operations positions

Amtrak named Thomas Hall chief of customer services and Jay Commer general manager of state-supported services. Both will report directly to Vice President of Operations DJ Stadtler, effective immediately.

A bill submitted by a group of North Carolina state legislators would restore a rail line from Wallace to Castle Hayne, N.C., and study additional improvements to military transportation.

Friday, 08 February 2013 12:28

Boston-to-Concord rail study approved

New Hampshire's Executive Council approved a $3.6-million contract to study options for passenger rail between Boston, Mass., and Concord, N.H.

Canadian Pacific named Keith Creel president and chief operating officer effective February 5, 2013. E. Hunter Harrison, former chief executive officer of Canadian National, will remain CEO of CP.

Construction has begun on a staging and storage rail yard that will serve as a critical link between the Port of Los Angeles and the Alameda Corridor.

Thursday, 17 January 2013 11:21

Denham named rail subcommittee chair

Rep. Jeff Denham (R-CA), member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, was named chairman of the Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials Subcommittee for the 113th Congress.

The Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) Board of Directors adopted the 2013 budget and two-year financial plan at a special RTA Board meeting on Jan. 16.

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