BRG’s $9,000 donation to Point Isabel Independent School District in honor of nine “safe” shipper will provide clothing and school supplies for local students and families impacted by Laguna Heights tornado, according to OmniTRAX. BRG President Shariff Gonnella, pictured fourth from left; Norma Torres, retired BRG leader, pictured sixth from right. (Photograph Courtesy of OmniTRAX)

Texas Shippers Honored for Safety

Brownsville & Rio Grande International Railway, LLC (BRG), a managed affiliate of OmniTRAX, has presented a $9,000 donation to the Point Isabel Independent School District (ISD) in honor of nine shippers demonstrating a commitment to safety.

Leaders from Chicago Fire, Chicago Police and Chicago’s 10th Ward joined officials from OmniTRAX to recognize rail shippers’ safety milestones on the Chicago Rail Link line. (OmniTRAX Photograph)

Chicago Shippers Honored for Safety

Chicago Rail Link (CRL), a managed affiliate of OmniTRAX, presented donations to the Chicago Fire Department’s Gold Badge Society and Chicago Community Policing Office 4th District CAPS in honor of four shippers that demonstrate a commitment to safety.

OmniTRAX and the Short Line Safety Institute partnered to host local response teams on the Panhandle Northern Railroad. (OmniTRAX Photograph)

OmniTRAX Teams With SLSI for Emergency Response Training

OmniTRAX affiliate Panhandle Northern Railway (PNR) and the Short Line Safety Institute (SLSI) recently held a two-day railroad emergency response training in Borger, Tex., that combined a classroom-based emergency preparedness, reporting and response exercise with a simulated drill for first responders and railroad staff.

Chris Tecu, Senior Vice President Industrial Development, The Broe Group (left); and Frances Phillips, Senior Advisor-On Board Specialists and Customer Service, PTSI Transportation (right).

People News: The Broe Group, PTSI Transportation

The Broe Group names Chris Tecu as Senior Vice President Industrial Development. Also, PTSI Transportation appoints Frances Phillips Senior Advisor-On Board and Customer Service and elects two new additional members to its Board of Directors.

BLET Logs Four Tentative Agreements, One Ratified Contract

The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) has reported reaching tentative agreements with Canadian Pacific’s Soo Line, Kansas City Southern (KCS), Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern (DM&E), and Union Railroad; and unanimously ratifying a new collective bargaining agreement with Illinois Railway.

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25 UNDER 40

RAILWAY AGE, FEBRUARY 2023 ISSUE: Railway Age is proud to recognize 25 ‘Fast Trackers’ Under 40 in 2023.