John Fisher has been appointed the San Francisco area manager for WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, the firm announced Sept. 28, 2015.
Richard J. Marcus will support the management of complex transportation planning projects as a senior supervising planner in the Los Angeles office of WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, the firm announced Sept. 25, 2015. He will also support planning initiatives in the firm's Orange office.
Britian's Office of Rail and Road (ORR) published its rail freight statistics for the first quarter of the 2015-16 financial year on September 24, revealing total volumes fell by 17.7% compared with the first quarter of 2014-15 to 4.6 billion net tonne-km.
I'm truly looking forward to Railway Interchange 2015 in Minneapolis next month. The first one was held here four years ago and was a huge success. This one promises to be even bigger and better and is by far, the most significant industry event of the year.
Metro de Panama has awarded Consórcio Línea, a Brazilian/Spanish consortium of Alstom, CIM, Sofratesa, Thales and TSO, a $2.2 billion contract to supply Line 2 of the Panama Metro system on a turnkey basis.
For the week ending Sept. 19, 2015, total U.S. rail traffic was 566,734 carloads and intermodal units, down 2.5% compared with the same week in 2014, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported on Sept. 23, 2015.
On September 22, 2015, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA-05) joined Railway Engineering-Maintenance Suppliers Association and National Railroad Construction & Maintenance Association member L.B. Foster Company for a tour of its concrete tie manufacturing facility.
Continuing a tradition of smooth leadership transitions, Norfolk Southern Executive Chairman Charles W. “Wick” Moorman will be stepping down effective Oct. 1, 2015. President and CEO James A. Squires will become Chairman.