The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) has formed a strategic partnership with the Georgia Minority Supplier Development Council (GMSDC) to increase the number of metro Atlanta Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs) eligible to compete for transit-related contracts.
Canadian Pacific (CP) announced on July 3, 2015, that, for personal reasons, Stephen Tobias has resigned from the Board of Directors of Canadian Pacific Railway Limited and Canadian Pacific Railway Company, effective June 29, 2015. He joined the board in May 2012.
Parsons has hired David Nichols, former Director of the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT), as Vice President, Transportation Program Director, the company announced on July1, 2015. He will serve as a senior executive on major projects while also assisting Parsons with relationship development in national and international strategic markets.
The following are comments by Michael R. Weinman, Managing Director, PTSI Transportation, in response to the “reasoned and considered thoughts” expressed by Dr. Francis P. Mulvey in the Guest Blog published by Railway Age on June 30, 2015, “We must do something transformational about Amtrak.” Dr. Mulvey’s original words appear in italics.—William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age
The San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) has been awarded $31.9 million from the Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program (TIRCP), the agency announced July 1, 2015.
In reporting weekly U.S. rail traffic, as well as volumes for June 2015 and the first six months of 2015, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) revealed on July 1, 2015 that U.S. carload traffic in June dropped 7.7%, while intermodal saw its highest numbers in history at 1,117,149 containers and trailers, a gain of nearly 4% for the month.
The Greenbrier Companies Inc. (GBRX), Lake Oswego, Ore., released its financial results July 1, 2015, for its third fiscal quarter, which ended on May 31, 2015.