The Midwest Association of Rail Shippers (MARS) elected its 2018 slate of officers at its annual Winter Meeting earlier in January.
Author: William C. Vantuono
Wabtec Corp., in reporting results for its 2017 fourth quarter and full year, and issuing 2018 financial guidance, referred to 2017 as “a year of transition” in which the company “made excellent progress on the Faiveley Transport integration and continued to invest in worldwide growth opportunities,” according to President and CEO Ray Betler.
GE Transportation has signed a $1 billion framework agreement with Ukrainian Railways for supply of 30 TE33A Evolution Series freight locomotives, additional locomotive kits over 10 years, rehabilitation of locomotives in the railway’s legacy fleet, and long-term maintenance services.
One of the oldest railroad bridges in Wisconsin, a more-than-century-old, 2,200-foot timber structure spanning the Wisconsin River at Spring Green on the Wisconsin & Southern Railroad’s (WSOR) Prairie Subdivision, has undergone a a major improvement project. WSOR, a Watco Cos.subsidiary, and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) collaborated on the project.
U.S.-based large vehicle wash system manufacturer Westmatic Corp. of Buffalo, N.Y., a subsidiary of the Westmatic Group, has appointed Christian Jordan Director of Operations.
HNTB and STV Inc. have each appointed a rail transportation industry veteran to a key executive position.
BNSF has allocated $635 million (19%) of its $3.3 billion 2018 capital investment program to its network in three states—Texas, Illinois and Oklahoma.