Operation Lifesaver, Inc., (OLI) has named Debra Ashworth, a retired Union Pacific employee, and the late Delmar Kittendorf of Marrieta, Ga., as co-winners of the F. Tom Roberts Memorial Volunteer Award, recognizing their rail safety education outreach efforts.
Railway Age is pleased to present the results of its second annual Readers’ Influential Leaders program.
If all goes as planned, in about one year, MTA Long Island Rail Road will be testing a prototype “BEMU” (battery-electric multiple unit) that operates on third-rail power or batteries on the 13-mile, non-electrified Oyster Bay Branch. The program, a venture with Alstom, will be North America’s first test-of-concept of this application on commuter railcars.
Alice N. Bravo, former Director of the Department of Transportation and Public Works (DTPW) for Miami-Dade County, Fla., is joining WSP USA.
Infrastructure engineering software firm Bentley Systems, Inc., has acquired Montreal-based INRO Software; Savage has selected a terminal operating system from Octopi, part of Navis and Cargotec Corp., for a new intermodal terminal at Union Pacific’s rail yard in Pocatello, Idaho.
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has submitted to Congress President Joe Biden’s $1.52 trillion discretionary funding request for Fiscal Year 2022, which includes $25.6 billion for the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT).
STV promoted Paul E. Bobby and Kevin Carmody to Vice President positions; Bowman named Botts Smith Director of Transportation; and Chesapeake & Delaware named Renee LoSapio General Manager of Railroads.
CSX Corp. has closed the first phase of its $525 million rail agreement with Virginia for the commonwealth’s $3.7 billion initiative to improve passenger and freight rail capacity and relieve automotive traffic congestion.
By 2023, Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex residents will have improved rail access to DFW International Airport, when DART’s Cotton Belt Silver Line and Trinity Metro’s TEXRail commuter rail lines converge at Terminal B.
Through April 30, Puget Sound regional residents are encouraged to provide input to the Sound Transit Board of Directors on priorities for managing an unprecedented financial environment in its work to advance voter-approved transit projects that are not already under construction.