Harrison Wadsworth, Director of Government Affairs for Siemens, has been appointed to the RSI Board of Directors to fill a seat vacated by Siemens Mobility President of Mobility Management in North America John Paljug, following his retirement from Siemens Mobility earlier this month.
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.
The 47th time certainly looks like a charm, but don’t get your hopes up.
Michael McNamara, P.E., has joined HNTB Corp. as Regional Senior Director of Rail and Transit Systems and Vice President.
CN has reached a tentative agreement for a new collective agreement with its 3,200 conductors and yard crews working on its mainline and yards in Canada.
Based on self-reported Third Quarter 2019 (Q3) PTC (Positive Train Control) Progress Reports, which were due to the Federal Railroad Administration by Oct. 31, 2019, the majority of the 42 railroads subject to the statutory implementation requirement are operating PTC systems in revenue service or in advanced field testing known as a revenue service demonstration (RSD).
Thirteen months ahead of the December 2020 deadline, CN has successfully met the federal requirement to operate Positive Train Control (PTC) on all 35 of its U.S. subdivisions required to be equipped with PTC.
Long-time short line railroad executive and state transportation professional Steve Gedney died Nov. 22, 2019. He was 76.
The Federal Railroad Administration on Nov. 22 published an NPRM (Notice of Proposed Rulemaking) requesting comments regarding extending the dates for Class II and III railroads that are not intercity or commuter passenger railroads with 400,000 annual employee hours or more to comply with existing Part 243 Training Rules, “Training, Qualification, and Oversight for Safety-Related Railroad Employees.”
In January 2020, current PennDOT Secretary and former Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) board member Leslie S. Richards will replace the retiring Jeffrey D. Knueppel as General Manager of the sixth-largest public transportation agency in the U.S.