August 21, 2020
North Carolina Railroad Company Names Edward Wu Director of Engineering
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The North Carolina Railroad Company (NCRR) welcomes Edward Wu as the new Director of Engineering.

Wu offers more than 15 years of experience in transportation engineering, project management, and commuter and freight rail construction.  He is joining the Company following nearly six years at Canadian National Railway where he managed multiple infrastructure projects involving both freight and passenger service.  Prior to that he served as a project engineer at engineering firm AECOM.  He is also an active member of the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA), serving on two committees.

“Edward brings a fantastic combination of skills to NCRR,” says NCRR President, Carl Warren.  “His significant expertise in freight and passenger railroad planning and engineering make him a great addition to the team as we continue to partner on rail infrastructure projects both on and off the NCRR corridor.”

As Director of Engineering, Wu’s responsibilities will include oversight of construction projects within the NCRR corridor and management of engineering consultants.  Wu will report to Donald Arant, NCRR’s Vice President of Engineering.

About the North Carolina Railroad Company

The North Carolina Railroad Company is a private corporation whose voting stock is owned by the State of North Carolina. The Company manages the use of 317 miles of track and property stretching from Charlotte to the Port of Morehead City. The Company’s mission is to put the North Carolina Railroad Company to work for the good of the people of North Carolina and improve our state by expanding freight rail opportunities to grow business, enabling rail to move people and investing in North Carolina.

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