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Mississippi’s Gulf & Ship Island Railroad will resume service along the Seaway lead in the Bernard Bayou industrial park, with The Chicago Rock Island & Pacific Railroad LLC (The Rock) as operator.
CN reported May 7 it will purchase 1,000 high-capacity hopper cars from TrinityRail, a move that follows 14 consecutive months of record grain hauls as demand continues to grow in Canada and abroad.
The Surface Transportation Board on May 6 approved, by unanimous vote, a voting trust for Canadian Pacific’s proposed merger with Kansas City Southern. “The Board finds that formal Board review of the voting trust agreement proposed for use in connection with this transaction is warranted and determines that the proposed arrangement is acceptable with certain modifications,” STB wrote in Docket No. FD 36500.
Keolis Commuter Services, operator of Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) commuter rail, has selected Comply365 to digitize materials for operations personnel; and Duos Technologies has partnered with Dell to help streamline its automated railcar inspection system.
Brian E. Gorton, who began his career in 1987 as a Conrail conductor, has returned to his “home railroad” as President and Chief Operating Officer. He succeeds Timothy C. Tierney, who is retiring after nearly 43 years in the railroad industry.
Steve Salin, a 20-year Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) veteran, is taking on a new role: Senior Transit Consultant at HDR.
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) is looking to improve the transit experience for its largest rider segment: Women.
The Los Angeles Country Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) has released an $8 billion budget proposal for FY 2022 that prioritizes service restoration to pre-pandemic levels; the Board will consider it later this month.
The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) has approved Kansas City Southern’s (KCS) greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction targets that align with the Paris Agreement.