AAR’s Fernandez-Willey to launch LRW webinar series

Association of American Railroads (AAR) Senior Economist Luisa Fernandez-Willey will host “U.S. Freight Railroads and the U.S. Economy,” the League of Railway Women’s (LRW) inaugural webinar in its new “Railroading 101” series.

RSI appoints Thomure safety, regs chief; names new board members

The Railway Supply Institute (RSI) has named veteran railcar professional Randall Thomure director of Regulatory Affairs and Safety, with oversight responsibility for technical and regulatory strategies related to safety and operations.

KCS Holiday Express ready to roll

Kansas City Southern’s 18th annual Holiday Express will distribute a $171,756 in gift cards to The Salvation Army its 27-stop journey through 22 communities in eight states.

STV elevates Boyle to EVP

Martin Boyle, a member of STV’s Transportation & Infrastructure (T&I) Division, has been appointed to executive vice president of T&I, where he will oversee the division’s operations.

AAR taps Arnakis for government affairs post

The Association of American Railroads (AAR) has named Adrian Arnakis, Deputy Staff Director for the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation under Chairman John Thune (R-S.Dak.) as senior vice president

ASLRRA, Rockwell Collins partner on PTC

The American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) has selected Rockwell Collins to assist tenant short lines in creating safety-related documentation required to obtain permission to operate over a host railroad’s

Matt Rose readies for retirement

BNSF Railway Co. Executive Chairman Matthew K. Rose will step down and retire from the railroad in April of 2019, after 26 years of service.

MTA names Warren safety chief

The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has named Patrick T. Warren as Chief Safety Officer, overseeing all safety management policy implementation. He will work closely with MTA agencies as they “continue

LORAM appoints Mannix Down Under

Loram Maintenance of Way, Inc. (LORAM) has appointed Stephen Mannix as Managing Director of Loram Pty. Ltd., its Australian subsidiary, with responsibility for the Australasian market.

Knapp joins STV

Veteran civil engineer William Knapp, P.E., has joined STV as Vice President and Design-Build Director, Western Region. He will be based in STV’s Oakland, Calif. office and manage design-build efforts in the

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