Latest Rail Industry News
Trinity Industries, Inc. has named Gregg B. Mitchell chief commercial officer of TrinityRail, responsible for TrinityRail’s commercial efforts, including new customer service solutions and product development. Mitchell currently serves as chairman of Trinity Highway Products and Trinity Logistics Group.
The Timken Company has appointed Hansal N. Patel vice president, general counsel and secretary. Patel has also been elected an officer of the company, becoming the seventh officer on Timken’s leadership team.
The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has selected Anthony McCord as chief transformation officer. Subject to Board ratification in November, McCord is expected to start in mid-December and will report to the MTA Board.
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) has reported that U.S. rail traffic for the week ending November 9, 2019, totaled 515,269 carloads and intermodal units, a 5.9 percent decrease compared to 2018.
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) has appointed Jeffrey Tumlin director of transportation, effective December 16, 2019.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) has released its proposed $3.4 billion 2020 Operating Expense and Capital Budget for public review and comment.
Canadian Pacific (CP) has reported it moved 2.66 million metric tons (MMT) of Canadian grain and grain products in October. This breaks the company’s previous record, which was set in April, for the monthly amount of grain handled.
Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont has announced CT2030, a plan that targets the state’s worst transportation problems. Included in the 10-year plan is an investment of $7 billion in the state’s public transit system, which focuses on projects that prioritize improvements for Connecticut residents.