Pictured (left to right): Lucy Grasso, OmniTRAX; Alexis Kudlak, ASLRRA; and Fabrizio Brasca and Rebecca Nerad, FourKites.

People News: OmniTRAX, ASLRRA, FourKites

OmniTRAX appoints a Vice President of Business Strategy. Also, the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) welcomes a new Senior Accountant, and FourKites bolsters its management team with a Chief Strategy Officer and a Vice President of Global Customer Success.

CP Rio Grande to Acquire SLRG Assets

Colorado Pacific Rio Grande Railroad (CP Rio Grande) filed a verified notice of exemption to acquire and operate the approximately 149-mile San Luis & Rio Grande Railroad (SLRG) in Colorado, according to the Surface Transportation Board (STB), which on Jan. 5 reported the transaction could be consummated on or after Jan. 19, 2023.

Representatives from OmniTRAX and The Brownsville & Rio Grande International Railway host the local nonprofit recipients of their annual community outreach program. $100,000 in donations were distributed to eleven local nonprofits throughout the Brownsville community.
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ESG Briefs: OmniTRAX, NS

OmniTRAX and Brownsville & Rio Grande International Railway, LLC (BRG) contribute $100,000 to Brownsville community. Also, Norfolk Southern (NS) donates $200,000 to eight local Toys for Tots chapters.

CMC has selected Falling Waters, W.Va., for a new steel mill. Projected to open in late 2025, the mill will be served by W&W. (W&W Photograph Courtesy of OmniTRAX)

Small-Road Briefs: NCRR, OmniTRAX

North Carolina Railroad Company (NCRR) is investing approximately $200,000 in a new rail-served site, where a wood-products manufacturing facility will be built. Also, OmniTRAX affiliate Winchester and Western Railroad (W&W) will serve a planned West Virginia steel mill.

Pennsylvania-based Button Oil & Propane, in partnership with NSHR, held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Nov. 22 for a new propane terminal. (Photograph Courtesy of NSHR)

Small-Road Briefs: NSHR, OmniTrax

Button Oil & Propane opens a 240,000-gallon rail-fed propane terminal in Northumberland, Pa., which is served by North Shore Railroad (NSHR). Also, Fulton County (Ga.) Railway LLC (FCR), a managed affiliate of OmniTRAX, presents a community donation to an Atlanta-area fire department in honor of Owens Corning Trumbull Atlanta Division.

Scoular leaders, along with officials from BNSF and OmniTRAX, celebrated the completion of the new Grainton facility on Nov. 17.

Scoular Completes New Nebraska High-Speed Shuttle Loading Facility

Scoular, an employee-owned agribusiness, on Nov. 17 celebrated the completion of its new Grainton, Neb.-based high-speed shuttle loading facility, which will allow producers in southwest Nebraska to “have new markets for their grain, plus significantly faster unloading speeds and increased storage.”

Michelle Bouchard, Executive Director, Caltrain
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People News: Caltrain, OmniTRAX, WMATA

Michelle Bouchard has been named Executive Director of Caltrain, following more than a year of service in an acting capacity. Also, OmniTRAX’s Ean Johnson and Justin Strickland have been awarded International Economic Development Council recertification; and the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA/Metro) Board has formally appointed Rene Febles to Inspector General for a three-year term.

OmniTRAX to Acquire SLRG

OmniTRAX is slated to boost its rail network to more than 2,000 miles across North America with the acquisition of San Luis and Rio Grande Railroad (SLRG), a 155-mile Colorado short line.