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INRD is Railway Age’s 2012 and 2018 Regional Railroad of the Year. (INRD photo from 2018 Award Feature)

People News: AITX, INRD

American Industrial Transport, Inc. (AITX) has promoted John Ward to Senior Vice President of Repair Services, and brought on a new Vice President of Repair Services and a Plant Manager in Milton, Pa. Also, Indiana Rail Road Company (INRD) has elevated Matt Haire to Assistant Vice President, Information Technology.

TugVolt: Autonomous Plus Standard Interchange

Intramotev, a St. Louis, Mo.-based technology startup, has developed an autonomous freight car that can be used in standard railroad interchange service. The vehicle, called the TugVolt, is “currently focused on short-haul routes of 600 miles or less, and designed with standard couplers and air braking that allow it to be hauled in or haul a traditional consist in addition to independent operation,” according to company Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer Timothy Luchini.