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image Trinity Industries Inc. has realigned responsibilities for some of its most senior executives.Photo – Trinity Industries

Trinity Industries Inc. has realigned responsibilities for some of its most senior executives, effective April 1. Under the changes, Eric Marchetto has been appointed chief financial officer, succeeding Melendy Lovett, who will return to her previous position as chief administrative officer. W. Relle Howard, currently vice president and CAO, will return to his previous role as chief information officer. Trinity also discounted the role of TrinityRail group president. The realignment is part of Trinity transitioning its business model from a holding company structure to an operating structure, Trinity officials said in a press release. 

Abloy USA introduced a new channel partner program that is designed to help security integrators expand their product solutions in critical infrastructure markets. The program serves to support the needs of critical infrastructure end user customers, such as railroads. It also supports the sales expansion and growth objectives of security systems integrators who assist those railroads. Under the program, partners will be offered training, incentives, support and co-marketing opportunities.

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Ottawa light-rail line recognized for engineering excellence

Rail News Home Passenger Rail 3/27/2020 Rail News: Passenger Rail
image The Confederation Line, rendering pictured, was the first conversion of a bus rapid transit system into a light-rail system in North America.Photo – City of Ottawa

The American Council of Engineering Cos. (ACEC) awarded the joint venture responsible for designing the first stage of the Confederation light-rail line in Ottawa, Ontario, for exemplary engineering achievement. 

The joint venture — which consists of STV Inc., AECOM, Morrison Hershfield and McMillen Jacobs Associates — was credited as the first conversion of an exclusive bus rapid transit system into a light-rail system in North America, ACEC said in a press release.

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NS to acquire hybrid RTGs for Chicago intermodal operations

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image Norfolk Southern Corp. has selected Konecranes to provide five hybrid rubber tired gantry (RTG) cranes for intermodal operations in the Chicago area. The RTGs are equipped with a battery pack and Tier 4 final genset for eco-efficient operation, Konecranes officials said in a press release. The "powered-by-ecolifting approach" of the hybrid RTGs will help support the Class I's commitment to sustainable business practices, said Alan Garcia, sales manager of Americas, Konecranes Port Solutions. NS awarded the business to Konecranes because of the RTGs' technical capabilities, as well as feedback received from current Konecranes customers regarding the quality and service support they've received, NS Assistant Vice President of Customer Operations Brandon Smith said in the press release. "Norfolk Southern is committed to increasing productivity and fuel efficiency at its intermodal terminals," Smith said. The contract's financial value was not released.

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USDOT extends FTA grant application deadlines

Rail News Home Federal Legislation & Regulation 3/27/2020 Rail News: Federal Legislation & Regulation
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Cleveland RTA to begin East 79th Street Station reconstruction

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image GCRTA will reconstruct the East 79th Street Station (rendering pictured) in compliance with the American’s With Disabilities Act.Photo – GCRTA

The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (GCRTA) on April 1 will begin construction on the East 79th Street Station.

The $10 million project calls for redesigning the Red Line station to include ramps and stairs, an upgraded pedestrian track crossing and a new entry plaza. 

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