Brightline has tapped its former President and Chief Development Officer to lead the newly formed Brightline Holdings; railroad contracting, consulting and engineering firm FMW Solutions LLC has hired Directors of Special Projects and Safety and Compliance.
Clear Blue Technologies International and Metro-Tech Sales and Consulting have wrapped up a safety switch lighting project for Conrail; ContainerPort Group has sold its rail lift operation; and Hatch is celebrating 65 years as a consultancy.
Gregory (Greg) W. Lippard and William (Bill) Treacy have been elevated to Senior Vice President roles at L.B. Foster Company, effective immediately.
On March 3, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) and House Committee on Oversight and Reform Chair Carolyn B. Maloney (D-N.Y.) made public a Department of Transportation Office of Inspector General (DOT OIG) report on a late-2020 ethics investigation into former Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao that both the Trump Administration Department of Justice (DOJ) U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia and DOJ Public Integrity Section refused to pursue.
If confirmed Deputy Secretary of Transportation, Polly Trottenberg will make the Gateway Tunnel Project a priority, she said during her confirmation hearing before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
The organizers of Railway Interchange announced March 4 that the largest Rail Industry Conference and Exhibition in North America will be postponed until 2023.
Three design-build contractor teams have been short-listed to complete Maryland’s Purple Line, a 16.2-mile, 21-station light rail project that has been plagued with litigation.
The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) awarded U.S. freight and passenger railroads the highest grade—B—of its most recent quadrennial Infrastructure Report Card. That’s compared to an overall C–.
Keolis North America has hired a Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; Trapeze Group America has promoted a well-known transit advocate to Chief Customer Officer; and BAI Communications has appointed a Global Chief Commercial Officer.
The Association of American Railroads, in reporting U.S. rail traffic for the week ending Feb. 27, 2021, as well as volumes for February 2021, noted that volume took a polar vortex hit.
The Texas wind that blows, blows not for king coal. The recent electricity debacle is likely to pivot power generation further away.
This year, Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corp. celebrates 60 years of International Railway Journal, the world’s first truly global business-to-business publication for the railway industry.
An open letter from Virginia Rail Policy Institute President Meredith Richards and Executive Director Michael Testerman to Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg on the Institute’s National Freight Strategic Plan Critique.
Precision Scheduled Railroading overall so far is not anywhere near “precise-delivery railroading.”
Based on emerging technologies in batteries, hydrogen fuel cells and renewable natural gas, zero-emission motive power is a possibility.