New York & Atlantic Railway

Townline is seeking authorization to construct and operate approximately 5,000 feet of new, common carrier rail line and associated switching and sidetrack in the hamlet of Kings Park, town of Smithtown, N.Y. The proposed line would connect and run parallel to the existing MTA Long Island Railroad main line, and add two daily New York & Atlantic Railway (NYA) trains (one roundtrip) to the LIRR system five days per week. (Map Courtesy of STB)

STB Releases Final EA for Proposed Suffolk County, N.Y. Rail Line

The Final Environmental Assessment (EA) for the proposed construction and operation of Townline Rail Terminal’s new rail line in Suffolk County, N.Y., was issued June 7 by the Surface Transportation Board’s (STB) Office of Environmental Analysis. The Board will now consider the transportation merits of the proposal and the entire environmental record as part of its final decision.

Pictured, left to right: Marlon Taylor, New York & Atlantic Railway (NYA Photograph); Tom Tulley, North County Transit District (NCTD Photograph); Peter Schwartz, HNTB (HNTB Photograph); Joy Riley, HNTB (HNTB Photograph); and Erin Slayton, HDR (HDR Photograph)

People News: NYA, NCTD, HNTB, HDR

Anacostia Rail Holdings (ARH) elevates Marlon Taylor to President of New York & Atlantic Railway (NYA). Also, California’s North County Transit District (NCTD) hires Tom Tulley as Chief Operations Officer of Rail; HNTB appoints Peter Schwartz as Railroad Development Practice Lead and Vice President, and announces that Senior Project Manager Joy Riley has been named WTS South Carolina Chapter’s Member of the Year; and HDR’s Transportation Program Management Services Director Erin Slayton has been elected to the Executive Committee of WTS International.

First responders training in an East New York subway tunnel. (Caption and Photograph Courtesy of ARH)
Commentary

Creating a Safer, More Secure Future

Ensuring workplace safety is a top priority for employees, customers, and Anacostia Rail Holdings (ARH). This is why all ARH railroads diligently implement comprehensive safety protocols, offer thorough training, and continually improve

From left to right: WSP New York District Lead Rebecca Ashton; GATX Independent Chair of the Board James B. Ream; NYA Director of Sales and Marketing John Gleeson; and AECOM Vide President of Government Relations and Transit Market Sector Lead Kristen Watson.
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People News: WSP, GATX, New York & Atlantic Railway, AECOM

WSP USA (WSP) appoints Rebecca Ashton New York District Lead. Also, GATX Corporation (GATX) names James B. Ream Independent Chair of the Board; the New York & Atlantic Railway (NYA) names John Gleeson Director of Sales and Marketing; and AECOM appoints Kristen Watson Vice President of Government Relations and Transit Market Sector Leader for its Canadian transportation business.

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WOMEN IN RAIL 2021

RAILWAY AGE, NOVEMBER 2021 ISSUE: Railway Age’s Women in Rail awards recognize leaders for driving their businesses forward while making a difference in the industry and in their communities.

Sand Traps, by Rail

The next time you’re golfing on Long Island, N.Y., and you hit a ball into a sand trap, think of the Brookhaven Rail Terminal (BRT), a rail/truck transload facility in Yaphank, Town of Brookhaven.

NYMTA Commuter Railroads: 100% PTC Operational

Officials at New York MTA’s Metro-North Railroad and Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) announced Dec. 23 that implementation of Positive Train Control (PTC) was complete, just ahead of the Dec. 31, 2020, federal deadline. They teamed with systems integrator Siemens Mobility and Bombardier Transportation on the project.

Wells Fargo Rail, New York & Atlantic on the Violet Edge

Car and locomotive lessor Wells Fargo Rail and Anacostia Rail Holdings Class III property New York & Atlantic Railway have ordered Wi-Tronix Violet Edge onboard technology, which includes Connected Event Recorder, PTC Event Recorder and Digital Video Recorder (DVR), all based on a robust Internet of Things (IoT) platform designed specifically for the rail industry. “Advanced technology enables remote access to synchronized information, in addition to a suite of analytic tools and actionable alerts that make rail operations safer,” Wi-Tronix noted.