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BRS, ATDA ratify national agreement The memberships of the Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen (BRS) and the American Train Dispatchers Association (ATDA), which collectively represent nearly 11,000 railroad workers, have ratified a new national agreement.

The National Transportation Safety Board, in its investgation into the April 3, 2016 fatal train accident involving Amtrak train 89 and maintenance-of-way equipment at Chester, Pa., made some damning determinations. I do mean damning, as in “leave your pass with...
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ARTC (Australian Rail Track Corp., Australia’s largest rail freight network operator), has selected GE Transportation's Movement Planner technology enabler for its Hunter Valley traffic control center in Newcastle, New South Wales. ARTC’s Newcastle facility supports movement of more than 24,000 tons...
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The Association of American Railroads and GoRail have honored House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) with the Railroad Achievement Award. Shuster is the final calendar year recipient of the award, which was created in 2017 to recognize members of...
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The Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority held a groundbreaking ceremony Dec. 2 for its $1.5-billion Foothill Gold Line light-rail extension from Glendora to Montclair at Citrus College in Glendora, Calif. The construction authority said elected representatives from all levels of government,...
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Jennifer Ryan has been a strong voice for technical consistency but also a voice for better passenger access and services. As a former Facilities Engineer in High Tech, she has also been a strong advocate for ‘designing for maintainability’. Her...

groundbreaking-held-for-gold-line-extension
The Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority held a groundbreaking ceremony Dec. 2 for its $1.5-billion Foothill Gold Line light-rail extension from Glendora to Montclair at Citrus College in Glendora, Calif. The construction authority said elected representatives from all levels of government,...
women-in-rail-2017-–-jennifer-ryan-north-county-transit-district
Jennifer Ryan has been a strong voice for technical consistency but also a voice for better passenger access and services. As a former Facilities Engineer in High Tech, she has also been a strong advocate for ‘designing for maintainability’. Her...
women-in-rail-2017-–-corina-moore-ontario-northland-railway
A native of the region served by Ontario Northland Railway, Moore joined the company in 2005 and worked her way up to Chief Operations Officer, when she helped lead an initiative to transform the company, which was threatened with defunding...
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Sharon Greene of HDR has been at the forefront of innovation in rail transportation finance and infrastructure development for more than 40 years. Specializing in transportation economics, infrastructure finance and transportation planning, she has developed innovative financial strategies for rail...
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Fergus joined Genesee & Wyoming in 2005 and not long after was named one of the youngest female General Counsels in the history of the U.S. rail industry. She played a key role overseeing G&W’s acquisition of more than 80 companies...

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