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Twists and turns for Hamilton LRT The Hamilton, Ontario LRT situation took another bizarre twist recently with Metrolinx, the provincial transit agency, agreeing very reluctantly to City Council’s request to have the local municipally owned transit agency, the Hamilton Street Railway, operate the LRT. The crosstown line project was scheduled to begin construction in 2019, and open by 2024.

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Sound Transit, Seattle, and Brookville Equipment Corp. have agreed to terms on a $26.5 million contract awarded Nov. 16 for design and manufacture of five Liberty Light Rail Vehicles for operation on a 2.4-mile extension of the agency’s 1.6-mile Tacoma...
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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...
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...

women-in-rail-2017-–-allison-fergus-genesee-wyoming-railroad-services-inc
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...
twists-and-turns-for-hamilton-lrt
The Hamilton, Ontario LRT situation took another bizarre twist recently with Metrolinx, the provincial transit agency, agreeing very reluctantly to City Council’s request to have the local municipally owned transit agency, the Hamilton Street Railway, operate the LRT. The crosstown...
women-in-rail-2017-–-latoya-carter-norfolk-southern
At Norfolk Southern, Carter had to overcome the challenge of working in an industry that has been dominated for years by men. She responded by treating everyone with respect, learning new things, and doing tasks that others try to avoid, in...
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Operation Lifesaver, Inc. (OLI) has released new videos to educate young adults about the dangers of loitering near trains and tracks. OLI said it developed the five new videos as part of the nonprofits ongoing work to reduce collisions, fatalities and...
rail-related-fatalities-up-35-percent-in-2016
Railroad fatalities were up in 2016 as compared to 2015, following the overall trend upwards for total transportation deaths, according to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).   Highway fatalities at 37,461, accounted for 95% of all transportation deaths in 2016. Deaths...

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