Author: Marybeth Luczack

Wabtec Expanding M/W Business

Wabtec Corporation on Nov. 17 reported the addition of Brazil-based Super Metal to its maintenance-of-way (m/w) business. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

Norfolk Southern’s Sanborn Stepping Down

Norfolk Southern (NS) Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Cindy Sanborn will pass the throttle to Paul Duncan on Jan. 1, 2023, the Class I railroad reported Nov. 14.

CP work stoppage continues in Canada (UPDATED)

A shutdown of Canadian Pacific (CP) train operations began March 20, following an ongoing dispute between the Class I railroad and the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC). However, on Day 2, the parties remain at the bargaining table.

FRA slots track safety symposium

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) is holding its first-ever Track & Roadway Workplace Safety Symposium on April 5-7 at the St. Louis Union Station Hotel in Missouri; attendance is free.

FRA releases PTC Safety Advisory

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has published a Safety Advisory on a Positive Train Control (PTC) issue recently identified during testing of ACSES II (Advanced Civil Speed Enforcement System II) and I-ETMS (Interoperable Electronic Train Management System) technology.

LA Metro board appoints Wiggins as CEO

Stephanie Wiggins is slated to return to Los Angeles Country Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) in May as its first woman, and first African-American woman, chief executive.