A new ADA-compliant station project would include a first-level boarding platform—approximately 48 inches above the track, allowing riders to move on or off Washington, D.C.-St. Albans, Vt., Vermonter trains without stepping up or down—as well as track layout changes. (Wikipedia)

Amtrak, Vermont Partners Consider New Brattleboro Station

Amtrak is in talks with the state of Vermont, the town of Brattleboro and host-railroad New England Central Railroad (a Genesee & Wyoming subsidiary) to build a new station in Brattleboro.

Trinity, NS, GATX, G&W, Watco Form RailPulse JV

Five major rail industry companies—Trinity Industries, Norfolk Southern, GATX, Genesee & Wyoming and Watco Cos.—have entered into a joint venture called RailPulse that is “expected to accelerate rail modal transformation through the advancement of GPS technology and other telematics across the North American railcar fleet.”

A $2.24 million Special Transportation Circumstances grant will be used to replace approximately four miles of Rapid City Pierre & Eastern’s mainline rail between Fort Pierre and Rapid City, S.D.

FRA Awards $6.9M in Special Transportation Circumstances Grants to Alaska, South Dakota

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has selected five rail capital projects in South Dakota and Alaska for Special Transportation Circumstances (STC) grants totaling $6.9 million. The grants are made available by the Consolidated Appropriations Acts of 2019 and 2020.

G&W Selects Tideworks for U.K. TOS

Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (G&W) U.K. subsidiaries Freightliner and Pentalver have selected Tideworks Technology® Inc. (Tideworks) for their rail and container network terminal operating system (TOS). Freightliner and Pentalver are the U.K.’s largest intermodal rail freight provider and leading container logistics supplier, respectively.

Railway Age’s 2019 Short Line and Regional Railroads of the Year: LIRC, RCPE

Railway Age honors the Louisville & Indiana Railroad Company and the Rapid City, Pierre & Eastern Railroad as its 2019 Short Line (Class III) and Regional (Class II) Railroads of the Year. Both carriers will be recognized at the American Short Line & Regional Railroad Association Connections Convention in Orlando, Fla., on Tuesday, April 9.