NARs

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North American Rail Solutions Acquires Tri Innovations

North American Rail Solutions (NARS) on June 20 announced that it has acquired Calgary, Alberta-based Tri Innovations Consulting, Ltd., a full-discipline engineering company focused on energy, transportation, agriculture and renewable spaces.

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NARS Elects, Honors and Awards at Annual Meeting

The North American Rail Shippers Association (NARS) elected new officers, honored industry professionals with two major awards and announced its 2023 scholarship recipients at its annual meeting last month in Chicago.

At the NARS annual meeting last month, SWARS Co-Executive Director Susan Cox received the 2022 Edward R. Hamberger Lifetime Achievement Award. She is pictured with NARS Board President Bruce C. Mann (left) and Edward R. Hamberger, former President and CEO of the Association of American Railroads. (Photograph Courtesy of NARS)
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NARS: Elections, Honors and Awards

The North American Rail Shippers Association (NARS) elected new officers, honored members and awarded scholarships at its annual meeting last month in Kansas City, Mo.

NARS has recognized CSX’s Tom Tisa (center) as 2022 Person of the Year for outstanding leadership.
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People News: CSX, Wabtec, Urban Engineers

Tom Tisa, head of Business Development at CSX, earned a North American Rail Shippers Association (NARS) award. Also, Wabtec Directors Lee B. Foster II and Michael W. D. Howell retired; and Will Willson joined consultancy Urban Engineers as Practice Leader for Risk Management.

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People News: NARS; HDR

The North American Rail Shippers Association (NARS) has elected new officers, honored members and awarded scholarships. In addition, HDR has hired a new Federal Transportation Director.

NARS Adds Annual Meeting Online Options

The North American Rail Shippers Association (NARS) will host both in-person and online sessions for its annual meeting September 7-9, 2021 in Chicago, at the Sheraton Grand Chicago.

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NARS to discuss “optimal network” at annual meeting

The North American Rail Shippers Association (NARS) will be discussing critical issues currently facing the freight rail industry and how to achieve an “optimal network” at its annual meeting May 15-17 in San Antonio.

Commentary

Three pillars of a sustainable career

While technology is driving the new era of railroading, the need for a rock-solid foundation is paramount. The foundation of the railroad industry is training. Just like the Roman Pantheon, an ancient building with a solid foundation and large round pillars that support the stone roof, the pillars of empowerment, compensation and technology must hold up the “roof” of railroading goals that support the desired outcomes like car-count, safety and velocity.