Canadian grain groups are taking a fresh look at pressing government officials to enact legislation that would address how the country can continue shipping grain and grain products in the event of a strike or other work stoppage.
It’s the same stuff, different year for U.S. rail traffic. Although our neighbors to the south are singing a different tune.
The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority is providing a first look at its new, open-gangway (“Open Car End”) New York City Transit R-211 subway cars, now under construction by Kawasaki Rail Car, Inc.
The Women’s Transportation Seminar Inland Empire Chapter (WTS-IE) has named HDR’s Lisa Reece as 2019 Woman of the Year, the first time in the chapter’s history that a woman from the private sector has been honored. Reece is the company’s transportation client development leader for Southern California.
Railway Age is now accepting entries for its annual Short Line and Regional Railroads of the Year competition. Class II and III railroads are invited to submit entries describing outstanding achievement in one or a combination of areas.
Two experienced railroad professionals—Sarah Yurasko and Eileen Reilly—have joined the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) in legal and technology consulting roles, respectively. Yurasko is the Association’s new General Counsel, replacing Keith Borman, who retired after 15 years. Reilly’s company, Global Train Services LLC, has signed on as a consultant for Positive Train Control services.
RAILWAY AGE, JANUARY 2020 ISSUE: The 57th annual recipient of Railway Age’s Railroader of the Year Award is Kansas City Southern President and Chief Executive Officer Patrick J. Ottensmeyer, a leader in positioning North American railroads as a critical part of the globally competitive, integrated supply chain.
Implementation of its own version of PSR (Precision Scheduled Railroading) helped Kansas City Southern post solid financials for fourth-quarter and full-year 2019.
CSX—the first U.S. Class I to report fourth-quarter and full-year financials—reached an all-time-low operating ratio of 58.4% for full-year 2019.
Arthur Edward Lewis, Jr., 69, of Lancaster, Ohio, died at his residence on Friday, Jan. 10, 2020. Lewis was a rail industry icon who started his career at the Penn Central, followed by Conrail.