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BLET readies for 150th anniversary
The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) will enter its 150th year on May 8, 2013. BLET notes that it is the oldest transportation labor organization in North America.
Rail shows largest improvement in ASCE infrastructure report card
The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) released its "2013 Report Card for America's Infrastructure" on Tuesday, March 19. The report is an assessment of 16 infrastructure categories in the…
Railroad Day on Capitol Hill attendees fight for freight rail
Representatives from the nation's freight railroads, labor groups, rail suppliers and state and local officials joined together on March 14, 2013, for the annual Railroad Day on Capitol Hill.
GWI names managing director for GWA
Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (GWI) appointed Greg Pauline as managing director of Genesee & Wyoming Australia Pty Ltd. (GWA).
AAR: 2012 is safest year in freight railroad history
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) recently announced that 2012 was the safest year in the rail industry's history, according to new statistics from the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA).
ARRC restructures, eliminates 54 positions
The Alaska Railroad Corporation (ARRC) has eliminated 54 positions as part of a major corporate restructuring effort, due to a $45-million negative swing in finances from 2011 until now.
California Transportation Commission doles out $100 million to state rail projects
The California Transportation Commission allocated $333 million in new funds to 91 projects that it says will improve the state's transportation system and strengthen California's economic recovery.
Rep. Sires introduces MOVE Act to strengthen freight network
U.S. Rep. Albio Sires (D-NJ) introduced the Multimodal Opportunities via Enhanced (MOVE) Freight Act of 2013 on March 5.
TTCI’s annual review draws more than 500 to Colorado
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."
FEC hires new VP and corporate controller
Florida East Coast Railway (FEC) appointed Melissa Westerman to vice president and corporate controller, effective April 2, 2013.
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