OmniTRAX, Inc., an affiliate of The Broe Group, will connect rail-served properties along its 222-mile Georgia & Florida Railway (GFRR) with customers interested in locating there through its Rail-Ready Sites program.
Author: Marybeth Luczak
New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Chairman and CEO Patrick J. Foye sent warning letters to MTA’s 11 largest suppliers on Sept. 17. “The COVID-19 pandemic has exacted a horrific toll in human, social and economic terms across the nation,” he noted in the letters. “I am writing to alert you that because of this financial devastation, many current and all future contracts are in jeopardy without an injection of $12 billion in emergency federal aid.”
Denver’s Regional Transit District (RTD) will open the first 13 miles of N Line (North Metro Rail Line) commuter rail service Sept. 21. The electrified line links Denver’s Union Station with Commerce City, Thornton and Northglenn, and includes six new stations.
New Jersey Transit (NJ Transit) is the first public transportation agency in the nation to be awarded ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification for its corporate and customer data security efforts.
Midwest & Bluegrass Rail, LLC (MBRAIL) has acquired Camp Chase Railway (Ohio), Chesapeake & Indiana Railroad (Indiana), Vermilion Valley Railroad (Illinois), and Youngstown & Southeastern Railroad (Ohio and Pennsylvania) from Indiana Boxcar Corp. They are the first small roads for MBRAIL, which formed in 2019 with the mission of “creating a full-service rail company.” The company has offices in Kansas City, Mo., and Lexington, Ky. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
California’s North County Transit District (NCTD) has awarded Siemens Mobility a 20-year service and parts contract for its fleet of up to nine Siemens Charger locomotives. They power COASTER regional/commuter rail between Oceanside and San Diego.
Results of recent passenger and freight rail surveys demonstrate the need for federal policies and programs that promote a shift to rail, according to the OneRail Coalition.
The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) will distribute $1 billion among 70 surface transportation infrastructure projects in 44 states through its Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) Transportation Discretionary Grants program. The Fiscal Year 2020 program is for planning and capital investments.
The third line of Mexico’s Guadalajara light rail system formally opened for service Sept. 12. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador and Enrique Alfaro, Governor of the state of Jalisco, were present.
Louisville & Indiana Railroad (LIRC) is a 2021 Military Friendly® Employer. To earn the designation, employers must invest in substantive programs to recruit, retain and advance veterans within their organizations. They are evaluated using public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey.