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Watco SVP of Sales for Terminals and Port Services Marc Massoglia (fourth from left) on April 11 attended with other stakeholders the ribbon-cutting ceremony for Port 10 Watco Rail Logistics’s new SIT yard in Texas. (Watco Photograph)

Port 10 Watco Rail Logistics Opens SIT Yard

Port 10 Watco Rail Logistics—a joint venture of transportation service and logistics company Watco, Pontikes Development and McNair Interests—has opened a new 420-car storage-in-transit (SIT) yard in Baytown, Tex. The joint venture in January 2022

AAR to STB: RETAC Retrograde

The Association of American Railroads is not happy with the tone of some of the conversation at the April 26 Surface Transportation Board Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee (RETAC) Spring Meeting, complaining

(CN Screen Capture from the UN Vision 2045 Documentary Film Series)

Watch: CN in UN Vision 2045 Documentary Series

CN is part of a documentary film series that recognizes the United Nation’s 100th anniversary in 2045 and aims “to inspire businesses and people to take collective action to ensure a better future for all.”

than $20 million through the 1-395/95 Commuter Choice program. (VDOT photo)

Transit Briefs: Northern Lights Express, VRE, Houston Metro, TTC

Legislature dedicates $195 million for Northern Lights Express (NLX). Also, the Virginia Railway Express (VRE) will receive more than $20 million for two projects; the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (Houston, Tex., Metro) partners with on-demand childcare platform TOOTRis; and the Toronto Transit Commission’s (TTC) Transportation Tomorrow Survey (TTS) resumes data collection activities.

West of Worcester Under Way

At one time there were many passenger trains on New York Central’s Boston & Albany line that sped across the Bay State, between its namesake cities. There were even a few on

Alan Shaw at NARS: “We Can Do Better”

Norfolk Southern President and CEO Alan Shaw addressed the North American Rail Shippers conference May 26, where he “outlined the progress that Norfolk Southern continues to make in East Palestine [and] also discussed the company’s efforts to provide safe, reliable service as a customer-centric, operations-driven organization.”

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Amtrak, NS Ratify Agreements With Unions

Following a year and a half of successful negotiations, the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) District 19 has ratified an agreement with Amtrak. Meanwhile, members of the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers-Transportation Division (SMART-TD), represented by General Committees of Adjustment GO-898, GO-687 and GO-680, have voted to ratify their tentative agreement with Norfolk Southern (NS). Also, SMART-TD and NS reach yardmaster sick leave deal.

Fatal IR Wreck Raises Serious Safety Questions

Srinand Jha assesses the initial fallout from the devastating accident in eastern India on June 3, which left more than 300 people dead, and raised numerous questions over the safety of India’s railways.