The governments of Canada and Manitoba on Feb. 23 reported jointly investing up to C$60 million to finish upgrading the Hudson Bay Railway (HBRY) and to start redeveloping the Port of Churchill.
The Polis Administration, the Regional Transportation District (RTD) and the Front Range Passenger Rail District (FRPRD) recently released a white paper that explores the possibility of a new partnership that would enable Colorado to complete the voter-approved Northwest Rail line between Denver, Boulder and Longmont, and to build the first phase of Front Rage Passenger Rail (FRPR) by extending service to Fort Collins. This rail service would use the existing BNSF Front Range Subdivision through Boulder, Longmont, Loveland and Fort Collins (FRPR Northwest Phase 1).
San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) reports rider satisfaction gains. Also, MTA Metro-North Railroad completes its third station-accessibility project in 2024; VIA Rail Canada calls on Ottawa to replace its long-distance fleet; and Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) increases police patrols on trains and buses.
Editor’s Note: As expected, things are getting ugly. The latest press release from Ancora Holdings Group, LLC is taking the personal attacks on Norfolk Southern President and CEO Alan Shaw to a
Five leaders at power solutions company Cummins, Inc., and one at transportation logistics company TNW Corporation have been promoted.
J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. (J.B. Hunt) announced Feb. 22 that its subsidiary, J.B. Hunt Transport Inc., has entered into a multi-year intermodal service agreement with Walmart, in an arrangement that includes J.B. Hunt’s purchase of Walmart’s intermodal assets.
At least weekly if not more, Dave Anderson makes the 130-mile drive from Newton, Kans., to Topeka, Kans., and back—all for the love of music and tradition. As director of the Topeka Santa Fe Band, he’s dedicated to making sure the band plays on, especially because 2024 marks its 100th anniversary.
Americold Realty Trust, Inc. (Americold) on Feb. 22 announced plans to develop its first facility through a strategic collaboration with Canadian Pacific Kansas City (CPKC), which will co-locate Americold warehouse facilities on the Class I’s network in Missouri.
I am a market economist and I’d sooner eat a bucket of ballast than have it said that I prefer any other market structure over competition or that government intervention is a
Chicago’s Metra has awarded a contract to Stadler U.S. for zero-emission, battery-electric (BE) single-level trainsets and as such “will be one of the first in the nation to operate this innovative technology.”
At its 4Q/Full-Year 2023 earnings presentation, Union Pacific said it would invest $3.4 billion in capital this year. On Feb. 21, UP confirmed its plan to “support safe operations, renew assets and
BNSF “crushed it” in 2023, moving record loads of aggregates, and donates $2 million to the National Juneteenth Museum in Texas. Also, Union Pacific (UP) Executive Vice President Marketing and Sales Kenny Rocker provides a status report on the railroad, which recently announced it will serve Midwest Refrigerated Services in Illinois.
On Feb. 21, three days after Ancora Holdings announced its intention to replace a majority of the Norfolk Southern Board of Directors and the railroad’s chief executive and chief operating officers, Federal
Duos Technologies Group, Inc. (Duos), through its operating subsidiary Duos Technologies, Inc., announced Feb. 22 that it has signed an Artificial Intelligence (AI) subscription agreement for AI detections with an undisclosed Mexican rail operator.
The countdown is on! The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) is expected to release its CRISI (Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements) notice of funding opportunity in March, with less than 90 days
TriMet expands Hop Fastpass® benefits to contactless bank cards and announces that construction of it’s A Better Red MAX Extension and Reliability and Improvements Project is nearing the end. Also, the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) hires McKinsey & Company and InfraStrategies LLC to lead the strategic assessment of transit in Dallas-Fort Worth; the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) opens a new $47.2 million accessible station house at the PATH Harrison Station; the Oregon Senate passes a bill criminalizing the use of illicit drugs on public transportation; TransLink tests a new multi-modal smartphone app; and the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (GCRTA) is awarded $9.5 million for transit projects.
Southern California’s Metrolink on Feb. 21 reported that it will receive funds from the Carl Moyer Program* to procure two zero-emission rail vehicles. The South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) Governing
Seminole Gulf Railway (SGLR) has operated its first test train across the entire span of the Caloosahatchee River after Hurricane Ian destroyed railroad bridges.
Trinity Industries’ closed out 2023 with revenue up 51% over 2022 and a backlog of $3.2 billion, President and CEO Jean Savage said during an Feb. 22 financial report. Rising leasing rates
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) on Feb. 21 published multiple Notices of Funding Opportunities (NOFOs) to award $10.4 million in grants for hazardous materials safety.