Greg Percy will be joining Cad Railway Industries as Executive Vice President, Passenger Services and Strategic Planning, effective Nov. 18, 2019.
Jackie (Jack) Wells Matthews, founder and CEO of JMA Railroad Supply Company of Seymour, Ind., passed away Oct. 3, 2019 at his home.
Raptor® Tank Cleaning Systems / Twin State Environmental has been selected to design, engineer and supply the resin hopper railcar cleaning system for the acrylonitrile styrene acrylate (ASA) plant at INEOS Styrolution’s new plant.
RAILWAY AGE, NOVEMBER 2019 ISSUE: Enhanced energy management systems, smart end-of-train devices and moving-block signaling and train control are all under development at Union Pacific as it embarks on a journey to autonomous operation.
Philip Morris Capital Corp. and HNB Investment Corp. have sued Amtrak in New York federal court in an attempt to recover $92.9 million for what they claim is a breach of contract for long-retired electric locomotives used on the Northeast Corridor.
According to Amtrak’s preliminary Fiscal Year 2019 (Oct. 1, 2018-Sept. 30, 2019) report, the railroad set ridership, revenue and financial performance records toward its FY 2020 goal of “achieving operational break-even.”
CN’s Western Canadian grain movements broke another record in October 2019, with shipments of 2.8 million metric tons (MMT) of grain and processed grain products, the railroad announced on Nov. 4. The previous record, set in April 2019, was 2.7 MMT.
Railway Age is now accepting entries for its fourth annual “Fast Trackers” 10 Under 40 awards, in which we will profile ten individuals under the age of 40 who have made an impact in their respective fields or within their company. Nick Little, Director of Railway Education at Michigan State University’s Center for Railway Research and Education, will judge the entries. Those that represent the “best of the best” will be featured in Railway Age’s February 2020 issue and recognized at our Railroader of the Year Dinner, March 10, 2020, at the Union League Club of Chicago.
Safety is important. Yet, we can do safety research and development a lot faster. It’s timely to ask why the regulatory process takes so long. Today in transport logistics, our society seems to lack a sense of urgency. As one example, it now takes regulatory agencies (and non-regulatory bodies like the National Transportation Safety Board) as long as 18 to 24 months to complete an accident investigation report. Why so long? It’s a mystery.
The feelings were electric. The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) Fiscal and Management Control Board used one unanimous vote to clear the way for electrification of the state’s commuter rail system. The move will create better service to many communities in the state, MBTA said.