R. J. Corman Railroad Group, today announced that it has appointed former U.S. Department of Transportation FRA Administrator Ronald L. (Ron) Batory to its Board of Directors. Prior to his service in
The Association of American Railroads, Amtrak, the American Public Transportation Association, and the Railway Supply Institute are among the agencies congratulating President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris and expressing enthusiasm
Gregory Elsborg has been named Vice President, Chief Innovation Officer, becoming the first to hold that title at Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART). As the agency’s CIO, Elsborg is tasked with driving
A SEPTA worker was struck and killed by a train during the Monday afternoon commute. Darren Monroe, 54, was working on the tracks near SEPTA’s Erie Station on Monday when he fell
The Association of American Railroads released a statement today on rail traffic results for June 2019. According to the AAR, U.S. railroads originated 1,023,394 carloads in June 2019, down 5.3 percent,
Siemens AG and Bentley Systems are extending their existing 2016 agreement “to further develop their joint business cooperation and commercial initiatives.” The two companies at the same time embarked on a new
BNSF on Aug. 21 officially debuted Logistics Center Oklahoma City, the railroad’s newest logistics center. Located in Moore, Okla., within the city limits of Oklahoma City, the Center is designed to accommodate
New Jersey Transit, the nation’s third-largest public transportation agency, on Aug. 8 adopted a Fiscal Year 2019 budget consisting of $2.32 billion in operating expenditures and a $1.46 billion capital program.
Trainyard Tech, LLC recently placed its CLASSMASTER™ Process Control System for hump yards in service at Norfolk Southern’s Conway Yard in Conway, Pa.
Balfour Beatty opened its new Rail Innovation Centre at its Raynesway facility in Derby, Britain, on June 28.
The League of Railway Women (LRW) is accepting applications for the 2018 Connie Sumara Memorial Scholarship. A $1,500 scholarship will be awarded to a woman involved in the rail industry who is
Amtrak, working with BNSF, will the week of June 11 implement Positive Train Control (PTC) on BNSF-owned subdivisions that host the Southwest Chief and California Zephyr, marking the first activation on host-owned
The Railway Association of Canada (RAC) on June 11 appointed Marc Brazeau President and Chief Executive Officer, effective July 3, 2018. Brazeau succeeds Michael Bourque, President and CEO from April 2012 to
The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has appointed Catherine Rinaldi as the sixth President of MTA Metro-North Railroad, the first woman to serve in that capacity.
Chicago South Shore & South Bend Railroad (CSS) has set out to expand its business opportunities in Gary, Ind., with the lease of five miles of track from Canadian National Railway (CN).
CSX Corp. on Dec. 22 named James Foote as president and chief executive officer, effective immediately. Formerly chief operating officer, Foote had been acting CEO since Dec. 14 after E. Hunter Harrison was placed on medical leave.
Maggie Lancaster has joined the staff of Railway Track & Structures as Assistant Editor, reporting directly to RT&S Editor and Railway Age Engineering Editor Mischa Wanek-Libman.
Canadian government and transportation officials gathered last week to celebrate the completion of updates to the New Westminster SkyTrain in New Westminster, British Columbia.
JAXPORT’s $30 million Intermodal Container Transfer Facility (ICTF) has officially opened for business.
Union Pacific (UP) has appointed Eric Butler executive vice president and chief administrative officer and Beth Whited to executive vice president and chief marketing officer.