OmniTRAX, the short line railroad holding company that owns and operates more than 20 Class III railroads in the U.S., has signed a letter of intent to purchase the bankrupt San Luis
Railroad and transportation management company OmniTRAX has been selected as the exclusive rail partner for multi-modal shipping complex Tulsa Port of Catoosa, Oklahoma’s $300 million inland port—one of the largest in the U.S., providing access for thousands of barges to move millions of tons of freight to and from America’s heartland.
CN and Canadian Pacific (CP) have earned spots on the Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada list for 2022. Also, care packages from CSX, in partnership with Operation Gratitude, are headed to U.S. active-duty service members in Eastern Europe; and Newburgh & South Shore Railroad (NSR), a managed affiliate of OmniTRAX, presented a community donation to a Cleveland, Ohio-area fire department in honor of Charter Steel.
Sand Springs Railway Company (SS), a managed affiliate of OmniTRAX, presented a community donation to the Sand Springs, Okla., fire department in recognition of five shippers that demonstrate a commitment to safety.
The Chicago Region Environmental and Transportation Efficiency (CREATE) Program partners are bolstering STEM education in the Chicago, Ill., area with donations totaling $400,000. Also, Stockton (Calif.) Terminal and Eastern Railroad, a managed affiliate of OmniTRAX, presented a community donation to the Waterloo-Morada Fire District in honor of Pacific Northwest Oil.
Lineage Logistics LLC and customer JBS USA in 2023 will open an automated cold-storage facility at the Great Western Industrial Park (GWIP) in Windsor, Colo., to be served by OmniTRAX, The Broe Group’s transportation affiliate.
OmniTRAX’s Nebraska, Kansas & Colorado Railway (NKCR) has made community donations in honor of three Safe Shipper Award recipients. Also, New York, Susquehanna and Western Railway Corp. (NYSW) has earned an Excellence in Partnership Award from Diversified CPC International.
Newburgh and South Shore Railroad (NSR) has purchased an AMPS Traction GP9-based battery-electric switcher for service in Ohio, parent company OmniTRAX reported on March 2.
Southern California’s Metrolink; Seattle’s Sound Transit; and The Broe Group, parent company of transportation firm OmniTrax, have announced executive leadership appointments.
The American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) was among those responding to the Surface Transportation Board’s (STB) call for comments on issues regarding First-Mile/Last-Mile (FMLM) service; the deadline was Dec. 17.