Randall Chrisman has replaced Lynn Flint Shaw as Chairman of Dallas Area Rapid Transit.

Julian Drury has been confirmed as Managing Director of UK train operator c2c, joining from parent company National Express Group.

Raviprakash Karcherlahas been appointed Managing Director of Invensys Rail Group’s Indian operations and Alok K Sinha is Head of Business Development.

Howard McFaddenhas been named as Corporate Secretary at Norfolk Southern following the retirement of Dezora Martin. Harold Mobley has been appointed Vice President, Labour Relations.

Richard Adamshas been appointed Managing Director of Balfour Beatty Rail Projects. He was previously Managing Director of Balfour Beatty Rail’s London Underground Services business.

Wojciech Balczun is the new President of PKP Cargo SA. He was previously head of the supervisory board at PKP SA and, in 2006, mediated in a wage dispute between trade unions and the PKP Cargo board.

Scott Parkinson has been promoted from Vice President & General Manager to President & CEO at Arizona Railroad Group.

Catherine Mason has been named as Group Chief Executive of the Northern Ireland Transport Holding Company. She has recently worked at Arriva as Commercial Director of CrossCountry trains.

Dale Parker has been elected as Chair of the TransLink Board of Directors, while CEO Pat Jacobsen announced her intention to step down from the Vancouver transportation authority in April.

Tim Mayasich has been appointed Director of the Ramsey County Regional Rail Authority in St Paul, Minnesota.

Anthony Albanese?has been appointed Minister for Infrastructure, Transport & Regional Development by recently-elected Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd.

Stig Kyster-Hansen?has been named Managing Director of Railion Scandinavia A/S, a new company formed under a joint venture agreement between Railion Danmark and Green Cargo signed in December 2007. He was previously employed by European Rail Shuttle BV & ERS Railways BV as Director of Operations and Production, and was also Managing Director of ERS Railways GmbH.

Yaakov Efrati?has been nominated as Chairman of the Directorate by Israel Railways, subject to ratification. Other appointments include Yariv Katz as Deputy General Manager, Infrastructure, Benjamin Sassi as Deputy General Manager, Human Resources, and Yossi Aviram as Manager of the Planning, Organisation & Systems Department.

Mike Alexander?is to become Chairman of the UK Association of Train Operating Companies on March 12, and Michael Roberts will take up the post of Chief Executive on April 14 following the retirement of Director General George Muir in February.

Reinholds Pelše,?a former advisor to Latvian Transport Minister Ainars Slesers, has been appointed Chairman of the national passenger train operator Pasazieru Vilciens.

Lee Kemp?has been elected Chairman of the Denver Regional Transportation District Board of Directors. Other new officers include Chris Martinez as First Vice Chairman, Noel Busck as Second Vice Chairman, Bill McMullen as Secretary and John Tayer as Treasurer.

Alain le Guellec?has been named Director of Innovation & Research at SNCF.

James Unger’s?contract as President & CEO of American Railcar Industries Inc has been extended until January 24 2009.

Geoff Knox?has taken over from Brent Waldron as CEO of Australian engineering and infrastructure management company Downer EDI.

Dr Lutz Freytag?will become Chief Financial Officer of Schenker AG on April 1, succeeding Dr Marco Schröter.

Steven G Milewicz?has been appointed Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary at RailWorks Corporation.

Andrey Kabanov?became Director General of Vagonmash on February 1, replacing Sergey Kiyashko.

John W Ingram,?former President of the Rock Island Railroad and US Federal Railroad Administrator, died on January 27 at the age of 79.