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
CN and Canadian-based oil and gas operator Keyera Corp. (Keyera) announced on Aug. 17 the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to jointly evaluate the creation of a specialized clean energy
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.
Global rail fastening specialist Pandrol has underlined its commitment to working collaboratively toward global carbon neutrality, supporting certified green energy projects across the world to reduce its total carbon impact. Pandrol’s Under
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.
Norfolk Southern (NS) customer Nokian Tyres has partnered with the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum (TVRM) for switching services.
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.
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
Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) launches Clipper BayPass with unlimited transit access. Also, heritage façade restoration is now complete at Metrolinx’s Mount Pleasant Station; the Chicago Transit Authority’s (CTA) Red Line Extension
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
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 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
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.
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.
RAILWAY AGE AUGUST 2022 ISSUE: Derailment safety in the U.S., 1975 to 2021—and goals for the future.
RAILWAY AGE AUGUST 2022 ISSUE: Artificial Intelligence, supported by continuous communications, is rapidly turning “fix it before it fails” into the industry’s mantra.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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
When I began my railroad management career in labor relations, I had been working the brakemen’s extra board at Proviso Yard in Chicago for the Chicago & North Western Railway. At that
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
Robert DeNiro, playing Al Capone in The Untouchables, pontificates on the balance between individual achievement and the need for teamwork on a baseball field. It is an engaging story until (big spoiler
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?”
In the first two articles of this series, I examined two projects that have the blessing of decision-makers, but could end up inconveniencing transit riders, even though they would be built in the name of improving transit.