The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation approved Sarah Feinberg to be administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration by a 19-1 vote.
A blanket three-year extension to the Positive Train Control (PTC) implementation deadline has passed in both the House of Representatives and the Senate. The legislation also gives railroads the option to seek a waiver granting an additional two years to install PTC.
Canadian Pacific has appointed Jeffrey Ellis to chief legal officer and corporate secretary, effective December 1, 2015, replacing Paul Guthrie, who will retire in the first quarter of 2016.
Union Pacific's employees achieved a 0.92 reportable injury rate through the third quarter, improving 12 percent over the same period in 2014.
Harsco Rail, a division of Harsco Corporation has appointed Andre Schoen to vice president for international regions.
Elected officials sounded their victory horns as the notification process of Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) VII awards began.
GCT Canada, the operator of Canada's flagship container terminal located in Port Metro Vancouver, has broken ground on its GCT Deltaport Intermodal Yard Reconfiguration Project.