Railroad Development Corporation

RDC, whose companies include Iowa Interstate Railroad and Pop-Up Metro, LLC, has become the eighth member of the RailPulse Coalition.

RDC Joins RailPulse Coalition

RailPulse has an eighth member: Pittsburgh, Penn.-based railway investment and management company Railroad Development Corporation (RDC), which on Oct. 19 joined the coalition established in late 2020 to “develop, broaden and accelerate the use of GPS and other telematics technologies in North America’s freight rail industry.”

Pietrandrea Retires From RDC

 Robert A. “Bob” Pietrandrea retired from his positions as President of Railroad Development Corporation and Vice Chairman of the Hawthorne Group, a diversified holding company representing the business interests of the Posner,

Union Station Redevelopment Corporation is a nonprofit organization charged with preserving and restoring the USDOT-owned Washington (D.C.) Union Station (pictured). Incoming President and CEO is Doug Carr. (Photo Credit: Sarah Mayersohn, USRC Document/Archive Manager and Jillian Hess, USRC Public Relations and Outreach Manager)
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People News: HDR, RDC, USRC

HDR’s Andre Lauzier has been appointed to the American Council of Engineering Companies’ Transportation Committee. Also, Juan de Dios Olaechea has joined Pittsburgh, Pa.-based Railroad Development Corporation (RDC) as Managing Director-International Business Development; and Doug Carr is the incoming President and CEO of Union Station Redevelopment Corporation (USRC) in Washington, D.C.

Pictured (left to right): Jenny Barket, DART; William J. Duggan, RDC (ret.); Michael Scott Driggers, Stucki; and Michel Ladrak, BCRTC, an operating division of TransLink in metro Vancouver.
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People News: DART, RDC, Stucki, TransLink

Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) appointed Jenny Barket as Chief of Staff. Also, Railroad Development Corporation (RDC) Vice President of Operations William J. Duggan retired; A. Stucki Company named Michael Scott Driggers Division President of Freight; and Michel Ladrak will step down as President and General Manager of British Columbia Rapid Transit Company (BCRTC), an operating division of TransLink.

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Ukrainian Refugees: RDC-Deutschland to the Rescue 

Railroad Development Corp. subsidiary RDC Deutschland GmbH, headquartered in Hamburg, Germany, is operating a special daily train from Frankfurt/Oder on the Polish border to Hannover-Messe-Laatzen for Ukrainians fleeing their homeland from the Russian invasion.

Asplund Named RDC EVP

Railroad Development Corporation (RDC) has named Nathan M. “Nate” Asplund in a new role as Executive Vice President, responsible for support and business development for RDC’s businesses worldwide.

Vivarail: First Across Firth of Forth, With a Royal Touch

At the COP26 UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Scotland, U.K.-based rolling stock and battery technology manufacturer Vivarail operated the very first electric train across the iconic Firth of Forth bridge, and hosted His Royal Highness, Prince Charles.

RDC, iCON Form IAIS Partnership

Railroad Development Corp., the Pittsburgh-based railway investment and management company with interests in railways and related businesses in the Americas and Europe, on Dec. 31, 2020 entered into a strategic partnership with iCON Infrastructure LLC, an independent investment firm focused on investments in core infrastructure businesses across North America and Europe. iCON Infrastructure Partners V will acquire a 40% stake in Class II Iowa Interstate Railroad (IAIS). RDC will remain majority owner of IAIS and together with iCON V “will continue to support its strong management team and dedicated workforce in providing best-in-class service to IAIS’ diverse customer base.”