Maggie Lancaster, assistant editor

Maggie Lancaster, assistant editor

Maggie Lancaster has joined the staff of Railway Track & Structures as assistant editor. She will report directly to Mischa Wanek-Libman, RT&S editor.

Maggie graduated from Columbia College Chicago with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism with a concentration in magazine writing and editing and a minor in public relations. She has interned with Fashion Scout Daily, Brand Connections and Flats Chicago. Her written work can be found on Dormify, USA Today College, ChicagoTalks and Literally Darling.

During her time at Columbia, she excelled in her classes while holding executive positions in many classes. Maggie balanced a full-time job and full-time class schedule; she graduated with honors in December 2015.

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Thursday, 21 September 2017 13:01

NJ Transit outlines recent safety enhancements

As a part of its commitment to safety, New Jersey Transit (NJ Transit) has implemented a variety of rail safety upgrades over the past year and is looking at additional enhancements for the future, as part of its commitment to safety.

Thursday, 21 September 2017 12:52

Ontario considering hydrogen-powered GO trains

Ontario is seeking design concepts for hydrogen-powered trains as an alternative to conventional overhead wires.

In effort to evolve with its customer needs, Union Pacific announced plans to redesign its Marketing and Sales organization. The Class 1 plans to consolidate six major business units into four and four customer service center subsidiaries into one.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) has named Acting Chief Security Officer John Bilich as its permanent chief security officer.

The American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA) hosted the most diverse Meet the Next Generation Event panel at Railway Interchange. Five panelists from five different disciplines joined to answer questions from students interested to enter the industry.

Progress Rail has signed and updated Master Development Agreement with computer vision technology company Seeing Machines.

Friday, 15 September 2017 13:33

CN, Metra to replace track on Rock Island Line

Canadian National (CN) and Metra workers are set to replace track this weekend on the Rock Island Line.

Wheeling and Lake Erie Railroad recently began installing Railhead Corporation's new Locomotive Digital Video Recorder HD system.

Thursday, 14 September 2017 11:28

CTA awards contracts for three major projects

The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) Board approved the award of a design/build contract for the rehabilitation and upgrade of the Jefferson Park and Belmont Blue Line stations as well as the construction contract for the Green Line Garfield Gateway Project.

Metra's Board of Directors has awarded a $21.6-million contract to replace the 136-year-old Fox River bridge to Illinois Constructors Corporation of Elburn.

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