Management

The backlog of ordered and undelivered new freight cars stands at 73,800 units, “a relatively high level from an historical perspective,” according to Economic Planning Associates (EPA). That high number…
Wabtec Corp. said Sunday, Oct. 27 , 2013 Patrick D. Dugan has been named executive vice president and chief financial officer effective Jan. 1, 2014. Dugan will succeed Alvaro Garcia-Tunon,…
The Alaska Railroad Board of Directors has named Bill O'Leary President and CEO of the Alaska Railroad, succeeding Chris Aadnesen. O'Leary will start in his new position this Friday, Nov.…
The Railway Supply Institute (RSI) and Coordinated Mechanical Associations (CMA) will hold RSI/CMA 2014 on September 21-23 in Montreal, Quebec at the Palais des congrés de Montréal (Montreal Convention Center).
It’s “Febreeze for trains”: a new product from Stage 8 designed to eliminate those awful odors that accompany a trash-carrying train (freight or transit, like the NYC Transit trash train…
BART trains will continue to operate through most of the weekend of Oct. 12-13, 2013, as union representatativs and management agreed to extend contract talks late Thursday, Oct. 10, in…
The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority Board of Directors has appointed Nuria I. Fernandez general manager, following what it says was a nationwide search and 10-month recruitment process. She will…
Indiana Rail Road Company (INRD) President and Chief Executive Officer Tom Hoback and Indiana Governor Mike Pence opened the new Senate Avenue Intermodal Terminal in Indianapolis on Thursday, Oct. 10,…
Erie, Pa.-based GE Transportation on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, unveiled its RailConnect 360 Monitoring and Diagnostics (M&D) and ShipperConnect software at the second annual Minds + Machines Conference in Chicago.
Railway Supply Institute President Tom Simpson announced Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, the election of three new members of the board of directors. The three were elected during Railway Interchange 2013…
CN has earned a position of leadership for the quality of climate change data it has submitted to the global marketplace through CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project), described as “the world’s…
INFORMS (Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences) fellow Dr. Ravi Ahuja has been awarded the 2013 Distinguished Member Award from the organization’s Railway Applications Section (RAS).
The Association of American Railroads has presented Union Pacific Assistant Vice President Finance and Insurance Warren Bruce Beach the 2013 David W. Fries Award for exemplary risk management efforts and…
How BNSF is leveraging a record $4.3 billion in capital investment.
Norfolk Southern Corp. has named Marta R. Stewart Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective Nov. 1, 2013. She will report to NS President James A. Squires, and will…
The Association of American Railroads announced Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013, the addition of three companies to its membership roster.
Cold Train has expanded its Washington State-based refrigerated container fleet to more than 400 state-of-the-art Hyundai 53-foot containers while adding new destinations on the East Coast, due to continued growth.
Kansas City Southern will be running its 13th annual Holiday Express train through 20 communities in six states on 24 dates this Christmas season between Nov. 29 and Dec. 22,…
Programs to evaluate LNG (liquefied natural gas) as a locomotive fuel are expanding throughout the rail industry, led by such stakeholders as GE Transportation, Electro-Motive Diesel, BNSF, Union Pacific, CN,…
Phase One of the National Gateway—a doublestack clearance project connecting CSX’s existing intermodal terminal in Chambersburg, Pa., and its new, state-of-the-art Northwest Ohio Intermodal Terminal hub facility, has been completed…
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