The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) sent a letter to congressional appropriation leaders asking them to “provide adequate resources for three key federal programs that help fund multimodal port-related infrastructure in the United States.”
An agreement on a project to improve commuter rail service on an historic route between Indiana and Chicago will have a follow-on economic benefit for a short line freight carrier, too.
Railway supply industry veteran Bruce Wise has joined Georgetown Rail Equipment Company (GREX) as Director of Business Development. Wise “will focus on strategic accounts and new products as GREX continues to develop innovative track inspection and maintenance technologies for the rail industry,” the company said.
The Shenandoah Valley Railroad will serve a new public-private project to build a cold storage facility in Virginia’s Rockingham County.
Bentley Systems, Inc.’s annual Year in Infrastructure Awards honors the work of Bentley customers advancing infrastructure design, construction, and operations throughout the world. For the 2018 awards, 12 independent jury panels of industry experts selected 57 finalists from 420 nominations submitted by more than 340 Bentley customers.
The Economic Development Administration awarded a $2.27 million grant to America’s Central Port in Granite City, Ill., which will fund improvements to the port’s rail infrastructure.
Extreme cold doesn’t have to have an extreme effect on railroad operations and maintenance. As published in the August 2018 issue of Railway Age, following are several examples of how the supply industry has warmed up to the task.
Culminating a dozen years of planning, the City of Rochelle, Ill., broke ground on a $7 million expansion of the City of Rochelle Railroad.
BNSF Railway realized significant gains in operating income and revenue in this year’s second quarter and first half, attributable to volume increases in most commodities, tight truck capacity leading to highway-to-rail conversions, pricing and other factors.
Loram Maintenance of Way, Inc. (LORAM) has tapped Luke Olson to serve as Vice President Marketing and Sales.