Digest: Calgary to require masks on transit

News Wire Digest second section for July 22: Warren named North Carolina Railroad president; Capitol Corridor official to head state-Amtrak group
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More Wednesday rail news:

Calgary to require face masks on transit

Masks will be mandatory on Calgary Transit trains and buses and in all indoor public spaces as of Aug. 1 as a result of a vote by city council members on Tuesday. Global News reports the measure, approved by a 12-3 vote, allows for penalties up to $200 for non-compliance, although the emphasis will be on education rather than enforcement.

Warren named president of North Carolina Railroad Co.
Carl Warren has been named as the new president of the North Carolina Railroad Co., the state-owned private corporation which manages 317 miles of rail lines from Charlotte to the Port of Morehead City. Warren, who will take office on Aug. 17, comes to the position From CSX Transportation, where he led industrial, port, and commercial development in 23 states, two Canadian provinces, and Mexico. He also has experience at the Port of Portland, Ore., at BNSF Railway, and in real estate, operations planning, and sales and marketing.

Capitol Corridor's Padgette to chair Amtrak-state group
Rob Padgette, managing director of California’s Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority, has been elected chair of the State-Amtrak Intercity Passenger Committee. A Capitol Corridor press release notes Padgette succeeds Jennifer Bergener of the Orange County Transportation Authority, who previously was managing director of LOSSAN, the agency overseeing the Pacific Surfliner. The State-Amtrak committee represents 20 member agencies in 17 states that oversee 28 state-supported Amtrak routes nationwide.





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