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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A joint venture between TransitAmerica Services and Alternate Concepts has been selected as the service provider that will operate and manage service on the CTrail Hartford Line.

After about five months of construction work, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) says the Damen Avenue entrance for the Illinois Medical District (IMD) Blue Line station has reopened. The station entrance closed on February 6 earlier this year.

Vehicle-train collisions at Union Pacific railroad crossings declined by five percent in the first half of 2017, compared to last year, according to Class 1. Union Pacific attributes this decline to its rail safety programs geared towards improved public safety.

The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey (PANYNJ) Board of Commissioners has selected Jeffrey H. Lynford, the senior New York commissioner, to be the PANYNJ's new vice chairman.

North Carolina Ports and CSX will commence a daily, intermodal rail service between Wilmington and Charlotte. This double-stacked train, dubbed the Queen City Express, will begin service on July 28, 2017.

Genesee & Wyoming Australia Pty Ltd (GWA) announced that Luke C. Anderson has been appointed chief executive officer, effective October 2, 2017.

Metra is moving forward with its plan to develop and install suicide prevention signs on station platforms along each of its 11 lines.

Stephen Hoye has been appointed vice president of Anacostia Rail Holdings's Pacific Harbor Line (PHL) subsidiary. The position is effective in early August.

James R. Push, James LeVan and Dean Smith have joined Quandel Consultants. The company says it's added the three veteran engineers to its team this spring in order to "further enhance the firm's expertise and client offerings."

Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) celebrated the groundbreaking for the Newark Regional Transportation Center, parking lot and access road on July 17.

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