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WAGO Product Manager for Automation Digital Products John Wozniak, PE
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Supply Side: WAGO, Clark Testing

John Wozniak, PE, joins WAGO as new Product Manager for Automation Digital Products. Also, Clark Testing celebrates 30th anniversary. WAGO WAGO announced on Aug. 16 that John Wozniak, PE, has joined as

PEB 250 Recommendations ‘Fair and Appropriate’

Presidential Emergency Board (PEB) 250 on Aug. 16 issued its report with non-binding recommendations regarding wages, benefits and work rules, among numerous considerations, in the now more-than 2½ year old dispute between most major railroads (and many smaller ones) and their 12 labor unions representing some 145,000 unionized rail workers.

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OLI Issues New Transit Safety Education Resources

Operation Lifesaver, Inc. (OLI), in partnership with the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), has released new education materials covering commuter rail, light rail, rapid transit and streetcar safety for riders and the general public.

Concrete Cracks Delay Edmonton LRT Extension

The much-delayed Edmonton Southeast Valley LRT Line project in Edmonton, Alberta has suffered a major construction delay that will likely delay its public opening to an indefinite date in 2023, well past the most recent tentative date of July 29, 2022.

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BNSF Sandpoint Bridge Enters Home Stretch

Contractors working for BNSF Railway installed the final deck girder segment on the nearly one-mile-long bridge across Lake Pend Oreille near Sandpoint, Idaho, during the first half of August. Under construction since

KCS and CP locomotives at the top of the westbound grade at the Continental Divide in Crowsnest Pass, Alberta. Photo by David Duffin

Class I Briefs: CPKC, UP

Canadian Pacific (CP) and Kansas City Southern (KCS) merger proposal receives clearance from Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). Also, Union Pacific (UP) takes Operation Clean Sweep (OCS) pledge

Part of the R.J. Corman team that helped install the new highway/rail grade crossing signals for Safety City, a safety program for second-graders run by the Lexington, Ky., Police Department. From left to right: R.J. Corman Signaling AVP of Engineering Signaling Rocky Metz; R.J. Corman Signaling General Manager Rich Barsalona; R.J. Corman Signaling Senior Systems Engineer Matthew Hamlin; R.J. Corman Railroad Services Signal Specialist Jared Lundy; R.J. Corman Railroad Services Signal Specialist Travis Lundy; R.J. Corman Railroad Services AVP of Signal Construction Larry Yeager; and R.J. Corman Railroad Services Signal Construction Ryan Hale. (Caption and Photograph Courtesy of R.J. Corman)
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R.J. Corman Delivers to ‘Safety City’

R.J. Corman Signaling has donated two new highway-rail grade crossing signals to Safety City, the Lexington (Ky.) Police Department’s program to educate second-graders on traffic, pedestrian, bicycle, seatbelt and firearm safety.

The Port of Mobile broke 50,000 TEUs for the first time since container port operations began in 2009.

Port of Mobile Posts Record July

The Alabama Port Authority announced Aug. 15 that July was the busiest month ever at the Port of Mobile for containerized cargo, breaking 50,000 TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units) for the first time

Sheng Named STB Director

Janie Sheng has been elevated to Director of the Surface Transportation Board’s (STB) Office of Public Assistance, Governmental Affairs and Compliance (OPAGAC), following service as Acting Director since August 2021.

Red River Valley & Western Jordan Spreader in action near Gwinner, N.Dak. (RRVW photo by David Badgley)

Primed For Impact

RAILWAY AGE AUGUST 2022 ISSUE, ANNUAL REPORT ON WINTER PREPAREDNESS: Railroads are proactive when it comes to countering winter weather effects. They work together and with suppliers to reduce risk and ensure that traffic keeps moving—safely.

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Health Monitoring in Real Time

RAILWAY AGE AUGUST 2022 ISSUE: Artificial Intelligence, supported by continuous communications, is rapidly turning “fix it before it fails” into the industry’s mantra.

Actor Will Smith with BART employees on-set of “The Pursuit of Happyness” in 2005. (Caption and Photograph Courtesy of BART)

50 Years of BART: Behind-the-Scenes Movie Filming

There’s an early scene in 2006 hit film “The Pursuit of Happyness” in which Chris Gardner, played by Will Smith, races to catch a San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) train with the bone density scanner he’s hawking. Gardner makes it on the train, but the doors slam shut on his hand that holds the prized scanner.

RMS: One-Stop Shipping

RAILWAY AGE, AUGUST 2022 ISSUE: TransmetriQ, the commercial products unit of Railinc, introduces Rail Management System (RMS), which offers shipment tracking and ETA information, electronic bill of lading capabilities and analytics, all in one platform.

Metrolinx On the Move

RAILWAY AGE, AUGUST 2022 ISSUE: Despite a few bumps in the road, Metrolinx is making progress on four light rail transit projects in the Greater Toronto Hamilton Area.

ACC to STB: ‘Rail Performance Has Yet To Improve Significantly’

“To date, steps by Class I railroads to boost hiring and other measures have not translated into meaningful service improvements,” the American Chemistry Council (ACC) told the Surface Transportation Board (STB) in an update earlier this month on rail challenges and their impact on U.S. chemical producers.

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People News: NCRR, MARTA, Unifor, AITX

The North Carolina Railroad Company (NCRR) appoints Joe Stallings Director of Economic Development. Also, the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) names Josh Rowan Deputy General Manager; Lana Payne is elected as

Commentary

Our Industry Must Present a United Front

Recently, I was honored to receive the OneRail Coalition’s newly established Canby Award. Named for the Coalition’s founder and former director, Anne Canby, the award recognizes an individual’s “dedication to preserving and

Will Congress Halt a Rail Shutdown?

With release Aug. 16 of non-binding Presidential Emergency Board (PEB) recommendations for voluntary settlement of a 31-month simmering labor-management dispute over amending national wage, benefits and work rules contracts on most Class I and many smaller freight railroads, the question is, “What next?”