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Owen appointed BIC Secretary General
The Bureau International des Containers (BIC) announced that Douglas Owen has been appointed Secretary General. Owen joined the BIC as Deputy Secretary General in late 2012.
Rio Grande Pacific promotes Pacetti
Short line operator Rio Grande Pacific Corp. (RGPC) has promoted Anthony Pacetti to Director of Customer Service, Ft. Worth, Tex.
Shuster returns as Chairman of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster (R-PA) statement on Dec. 2 on his selection by the House Republican Conference to continue serving as Chairman of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure:
U.S. House passes RESPONSE Act
The House of Representatives approved Nov. 29 the RESPONSE Act of 2016 (S. 546), a bill "to enhance emergency responder training for incidents involving hazardous-materials rail transportation."
INRD, Cummins roll out QSK95 freight locomotive
After two years of development and testing, Indiana Rail Road (INRD) SD90-43MAC no. 1919, the first heavy-haul freight locomotive equipped with a Cummins 16-cylinder, 4,400-hp, Tier 4-compliant QSK95 high-speed diesel…
AAR: Weekly traffic registers a small gain
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported Nov. 30 that for the week ending November 26, 2016, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 452,759 carloads and intermodal units, up 0.6%…
2017 Fast Trackers nominations
Railway Age presents its second annual Fast Trackers contest, in which we will profile ten individuals under the age of 40 who have made an impact in their respective fields…
MSU railway program welcomes new Executive Director
Michigan State University announced November 30 that its Railway Management Certificate Program (RMCP) has updated its offerings with the appointment of a new Executive Director.
Succession at CM&Q
Two senior executives at Central Maine & Quebec Railway—John E. Giles and Ryan Ratledge—will assume new responsibilities come Jan. 1, 2017.
AAR to FRA: PTC "is not-off-the shelf"
The Association of American Railroads replied on Nov. 28 to the Federal Railroad Administration's third quarter 2016 data in the implementation of Positive Train Control (PTC). The FRA concluded the…
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