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OnTrackNorthAmerica, a 501(c)(3) non-profit that is advocating a capitalization strategy “for dramatically increasing rail utilization,” has appointed Jolene Molitoris and Leo Penne to its board of directors.
Harsco Rail has appointed Mark Emmerson Managing Director of the company’s United Kingdom operation. He has been in this role in an interim capacity over the past nine months, along with his previous role of International Finance Director.
Penn State alumnus Gerhard A. Thelen, who retired in 2013 as Norfolk Southern Vice President, Operations Planning and Support, has created a scholarship fund for Penn State Altoona that will support students enrolled in the college’s R ...
San Diego Metropolitan Transit System has promoted 17-year MTS veteran Andy Goddard to Superintendent of Light Rail Vehicle Maintenance, effective immediately.

U.S. freight rail traffic during the week ending Nov. 8, 2014 maintained upward momentum, measured against the comparable week in 2013, the Association of American Railroads reported Thursday, Nov. 13.

BNSF has passed 16 weeks of testing a National Railway Equipment high-adhesion NR33CDE-IAC locomotive, an EMD SD40-2 that has been modified to increase tractive effort and adhesion. The unit, says NRE, is showing “promising results.”

Fairport, N.Y.-based RailComm said Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014 it has been selected to provide remote control to multiple switch locations and install a shove track protection system at a Class I hump yard located in North Carolina.

A suit filed in federal court seeks to block CSX from improving and expanding its Virginia Avenue Tunnel in Washington, D.C.

President Obama announced his intention Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014, to renominate Daniel Ellliot III to the Surface Transportation Board for another term, and upon appointment assume the role of STB chair, which he currently holds.

Throughout its three decades of existence, Chicagoland’s Metra regional rail service has resisted the widespread adaptation of “fixed-seat” consists by other North American transit agencies, arguing that its customers prefer the choice of facing forward (or backward) on rides and, as well, ...
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