New Orleans Public Belt Railroad

The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center’s SEBconnect online portal and app connects small and emerging business owners in real-time with available contracting, purchasing and new business opportunities at the Convention Center, New Orleans Public Belt Railroad and the Port of New Orleans.
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Small-Road Briefs: NOPB/Port NOLA, SMART

New Orleans Public Belt Railroad (NOPB) and the Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) join New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center’s online portal and app that connects small and emerging businesses with available contracting and purchasing opportunities. Also, SMART Freight in California mulls a return to storing liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) tank cars.

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2023 Women in Rail: Innovating, Inspiring

RAILWAY AGE, NOVEMBER 2023 ISSUE: Since 2017, Railway Age has celebrated women leaders who break down barriers and create opportunities for the next generation. This year, 23 honorees and five honorable mentions were selected from more than 100 Women in Rail awards candidates by judges Barbara Wilson and KellyAnne Gallagher, with input from the Railway Age staff. These visionaries from all levels of North American railroading are not only excelling in their respective fields, but also making an impact in the historically male-dominated freight, transit and supply sectors; supporting and inspiring more women to join the industry; and serving their communities. Congratulations to these women whose accomplishments are presented here.

TNW Corporation COO Bobby M. Franklin.

Franklin Appointed as TNW Corporation COO

Transportation logistics company TNW Corporation announced Nov. 7 that it has appointed Bobby M. Franklin as Chief Operation Officer responsible for the “performance, staffing, resource alignment and implementation of strategic initiatives” for

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Railway Age Announces 2023 Women in Rail Honorees

Railway Age’s 2023 Women in Rail awards program recognizes 23 women who not only excel at leadership but also serve the community and drive industry change, paving the way for the next generation of railroaders.