Brazeau to head RAC

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

Rinaldi named Metro-North President

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.


CSS leases five miles of CN track in Indiana

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).


Foote firmly planted at CSX

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 joins RT&S editorial staff

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.

New Westminster SkyTrain Station renovations complete

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 new rail terminal is up and running

JAXPORT’s $30 million Intermodal Container Transfer Facility (ICTF) has officially opened for business.


Union Pacific makes executive appointments, names new members to Board

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.


Caltrain starts pre-construction work for electrification project

Caltrain is gearing up to perform pre-construction work immediately that will continue through the end of February within the right-of-way as part of the Peninsula Corridor Electrification Project (PCEP).


ITT moves to acquire Axtone

New York-based global manufacturing company ITT Inc. has announced an agreement through which it will acquire Axtone, a leading manufacturer of highly engineered and customized components for railway and other harsh-environment industrial markets.