Railway Age is pleased to announce the 25 “Fast Trackers” selected for this year’s 25 Under 40 awards program.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) reports facility volumes for November 2022. Also, the Port of Long Beach receives upgraded credit ratings by Standard & Poor’s (S&P).
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) Board of Commissioners approves $8.3 billion 2023 budget. Also, Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) recognizes the second Transit Worker Assault Awareness Day; and Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) employees donate and assemble more than 600 food boxes in 2022 for local families.
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has asked Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) to resubmit 12 corrective action plans addressing required safety improvements. Also, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANY/NJ) has issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to replace AirTrain Newark with a new 2.5-mile elevated guideway train system; San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) will offer Central Subway system riders wireless connectivity; Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of Oregon (TriMet) and the Small Business Administration (SBA) form a strategic alliance; Virginia Passenger Rail Authority (VPRA) and Amtrak celebrated 10 years of service between Norfolk and Washington, D.C.; and Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s (WMATA) long-awaited Potomac Yard Station is slated to open in May 2023.
Intermodal Briefs: PANYNJ, Alpenglow Rail/CC&L Infrastructure, Tradepoint Atlantic/Terminal Investment Limited
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) reports record cargo volumes for second consecutive month. Also, Alpenglow Rail Services Corp. (Alpenglow) and Connor, Clark & Lunn Infrastructure (CC&L Infrastructure) will acquire Alberta Midland Railway Terminal Ltd. (AMRT); and Tradepoint Atlantic and Terminal Investment Limited (TIL) announce partnership to commence next major phase of redevelopment at Sparrows Point.
Rocky Mountain Industrials, Inc. (RMI) engages JHL Constructors, Inc. (JHL) to begin construction of Rocky Mountain Rail Park’s northern parcel. Also, container dwell fee at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach is put on hold through Oct. 21; and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) reports facility volumes for August 2022.
The Port of New York and New Jersey will implement a new quarterly “container imbalance fee” for ocean carriers to reduce congestion as the peak cargo season approaches.
In the October 2021 issue of Railway Age, we reported on Kathy Hochul, New York’s new governor, and some new directions that she might take concerning transit in the Empire State, especially in and near New York City. This is the territory of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), but the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) is a big player there, too. Hochul took office last August on two weeks’ notice, when Andrew Cuomo was forced out, due to a number of scandals. Cuomo had taken a hands-on approach to managing transit, but Hochul has not always supported her predecessor’s pet projects. The proposed LaGuardia AirTrain is a case in point.
A new financial plan has been submitted to the Federal Transit Administration to support the Hudson Tunnel Project’s inclusion in the CIG (Capital Investments Grant) Program; the project is one segment of the Gateway Program on the Northeast Corridor.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) has promoted PATH (Port Authority Trans Hudson) Deputy Director Clarelle DeGraffe to General Manager and Director of Rail Transit, effective March 25. The first woman in the position in PATH’s 111-year history, she succeeds Mike Marino, who announced his retirement late last year.