Canada Minister of Transport Omar Alghabra. (Photograph Courtesy of the Minister, via Twitter)

‘Strengthening the Port System and Rail Safety in Canada Act’ Debuts

Canada Minister of Transport Omar Alghabra on Nov. 17 introduced the Strengthening the Port System and Railway Safety in Canada Act, which he said “includes measures to improve our supply chain so that our transportation system remains safe, efficient and reliable.”

KCS Homeland Security Manager Herschel Flowers

Class I Briefs: CSX, KCS

American Honda Motor Company recognizes CSX with performance excellence awards for rail origin and destination locations in North America. Also, Kansas City Southern’s (KCS) Herschel Flowers signs on for a second term on the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) Surface Transportation Security Advisory Committee (STSAC).

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RAILWAY AGE, NOVEMBER 2022 ISSUE: Railway Age’s Women in Rail awards program celebrates strong women who excel at leadership, serving the community and contributing to the industry—above and beyond their day-to-day job responsibilities.

Calling all ‘Fast Trackers’ Nominations!

Railway Age is now accepting entries for our 2023 “Fast Trackers” 25 Under 40 awards, in which we will profile 25 individuals under the age of 40 who have made an impact in their respective fields or within their company. The deadline is January 9, 2023.

Derrick Wright, Vice President, Operations and Mechanical, Indiana Rail Road Company; Lenora Isaac, Director of Rail and Transit Projects, RailPros.

People News: INRD, RailPros

Indiana Rail Road Company (INRD) appoints Derrick Wright as Vice President, Operations and Mechanical. Also, RailPros hires 35-year New Jersey Transit veteran Lenora Isaac as Director of Rail and Transit Projects, based in Newark, N.J.

SCVTA said its use of a single bore approach to build the six-mile, four-station BART Silicon Valley Phase II extension “will save construction time, reduce the station footprint and property needs, increase the potential for transit-oriented development, [and] reduce disruption to city streets, neighborhoods, and businesses.” (Rendering Courtesy of SCVTA)

Independent Study OKs Single Bore Tunnel for BART Silicon Valley Phase II

An independent study has confirmed that the single bore tunnel method is feasible for the BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) Silicon Valley Phase II project, according to Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (SCVTA).

November Railway Age Digital Edition Now On Line

The November 2022 issue of Railway Age is now available digitally, showcasing our Women in Rail honorees.

MBTA GM Steve Poftak will step down from the agency on Jan. 3, 2023.

MBTA General Manager Steve Poftak Resigns

Steve Poftak on Nov. 1 announced that he would step down as General Manager of Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA), effective Jan. 3, 2023.

The Belt Railway Company of Chicago was one of five ASLRRA Central Region members to earn President’s Awards in 2022. Pictured: Belt Railway representatives accepted their award from ASLRRA Board Chair Stefan Loeb (far left), Central Region Vice President Kristin Bevil and ASLRRA President Chuck Baker (far right). (Photograph Courtesy of ASLRRA)

ASLRRA Members Honored for Top Safety Performance

The American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) presented President’s Safety Awards to 10 members at its Central and Pacific Region Meeting, held Oct. 25-27 in Milwaukee, Wis.

Canada TSB Releases Watchlist 2022

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) on Oct. 26 released its Watchlist 2022, putting a “spotlight on key safety issues and actions needed to make Canada’s transportation system even safer.”