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RAILWAY AGE, NOVEMBER 2022 ISSUE: Railway Age’s Women in Rail awards program celebrates strong women who excel at leadership, serving the community and contributing to the industry—above and beyond their day-to-day job responsibilities.

Zach Trogdon (left) has been appointed as Virginia DRPT's Chief of Public Transportation and KCSM President, General Manager and Executive Representative Oscar Del Cueto Cuevas (right) has been appointed President of the Mexican Railway Association (AMF).
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People News: DRPT, KCSM

The Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) names Zach Trogdon Chief of Public Transportation. Also, Kansas City Southern de Mexico (KCSM) President, General Manager and Executive Representative Oscar Del Cueto Cuevas is appointed President of the Mexican Railway Association (AMF).

J.B. Hunt Adds Washington State, Texas Operations

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. (J.B. Hunt) announced on Oct. 3 that it is expanding its transloading footprint with the addition of two new operations in Seattle, Wash., and Laredo, Tex., “for customers’ needs and to provide quick access to outbound rail and highway transport.”

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KCS, CP, GATX, Rotary, NASCO Team for a ‘Butterfly Effect’ (Updated)

Here’s something probably not too many rail industry people know: The migration path of the Monarch Butterfly, recently declared an endangered species, closely follows the alignment of the combined north-south Canadian Pacific and Kansas City Southern networks, which (pending merger approval by the Surface Transportation Board) will in early 2023 merge to form CPKC (Canadian Pacific Kansas City), North America’s first transnational freight railroad.

KCSM Concession Exclusivity Extended Until 2037; Bypass Under Way (UPDATED)

The Mexican Ministry of Infrastructure, Communications and Transportation (SICT) has agreed to extend exclusivity rights granted to Kansas City Southern de México, S.A. de C.V. (KCSM), a Kansas City Southern (KCS) affiliate, until 2037, in exchange for new investment in the Celaya-NBA Line Railway Bypass and other infrastructure, KCS and KCSM reported on July 20.

CPKC: UP Seeks Conditions at Laredo Gateway

A Canadian Pacific-Kansas City Southern combination without conditions “would likely cause a significant loss of competition, especially for traffic moving via the Laredo Gateway,” Union Pacific (UP) told the Surface Transportation Board (STB) in comments filed Feb. 28.

KCS Improving South-of-the Border Automotive Network

Kansas City Southern has entered into a joint venture with Suministros Industriales Potosinos SA de CV (SIPSA) and TransDevelopment Group (TDG) to develop the Central Bajío Vehicle Distribution Center (VDC), described as “a state-of-the-art origin and destination terminal for the shipment of finished vehicles.”