Siemens Mobility announced it will continue to update Calgary’s current light rail vehicle fleet with 15 additional S200 LRVs. The vehicles will replace Siemens’ original U2 vehicles, most of which have been running for almost 40 years.
Delmarva Central Railroad Company (DCR) delivered the first railcar of liquid lysine for ADM to the newly opened Seaford Transload Terminal in late December 2019.
Industry vet Alexander Houseal, P.E., has joined STV as Vice President and Senior Engineering Operations Manager of the Transportation & Infrastructure (T&I) Division’s Pennsylvania operation.
MTA New York City Transit announced plans to develop and purchase up to 949 new R262 subway cars with an open-gangway configuration, designed for the A Division (numbered lines), that would increase passenger flow to allow customers to move freely between cars, and have the potential to improve dwell times at stations and increase capacity.
Reading & Northern Railroad (R&N) has finalized an agreement to bring back passenger trains to Tamaqua’s 146-year-old train station, including the building of a new passenger platform.
Operation Lifesaver Canada unveiled its new rail-safety presentation designed specifically for children in kindergarten through Grade 2—Train and the Whateveritwas.
Canada’s railroads, and by extension the Canadian economy, are suffering from the blockades that First Nations peoples have been imposing since early February in protest of planned natural gas pipelines. The effect on the Canadian economy runs in the hundreds of millions of dollars per day, according to calculations by railroad economist and Railway Age Contributing Editor Jim Blaze (see below). Canadian Pacific President and CEO Keith Creel has called upon Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to honor First Nations leadership’s request to engage in a dialogue.
Congresswoman Carol Miller (R-WV) recently toured Magnetech Industrial Services, Inc. in Huntington, W.V., where she learned about its operations and impact on West Virginia railroads.
Fred Tallarico, P.E., has joined STV as Vice President and Regional Practice Lead, Design-Build for the Northeast U.S. and Canada. Located in the firm’s New York office, Tallarico will be responsible for business development and project oversight.
There is bad news from Washington D.C. concerning federal support for the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority’s (NFTA, Buffalo, N.Y.) proposed $1.4 billion Metro Rail Amherst Light Rail Extension project. According to the Federal Transit Administration New Starts Report for the upcoming Federal Fiscal Year 2021 (Oct. 1, 2020-Sept. 30, 2021), released earlier this month, the project did not qualify for a New Starts grant under the first step known as “Project Development.”