Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

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Beginning this fall, Genesee & Wyoming Inc.'s Arkansas Midland Railroad Company, Inc., (AKMD) subsidiary will offer the first ethanol unit train solution for the North Little Rock and surrounding gasoline-blending markets, serving the JP Energy terminal, which is the largest terminal at North Little Rock's tank farm complex.

Friday, 22 July 2016 13:10

SacRT reorganizes executive leadership

The Sacramento Regional Transit District (SacRT) Board of Directors have announced an executive leadership reorganization that it says focuses on putting the customers first in everything that SacRT does, building effective partnerships throughout the community, inspiring employees to journey for excellence, striving for organizational efficiency and ensuring performance excellence through the implementation of fiscal policies and strict accountability.

Troy Elbert has been named president of Herzog Services, Inc., effective June 6, 2016. Elbert has been with the company for nearly 20 years in various positions.

Sound Transit's Link light rail entered its eighth year of service July 18 amid record-breaking ridership growth following the March opening of new stations serving Seattle's Capitol Hill and University of Washington areas.

Kansas City Southern and the Odessa Police Department hosted an Officer on a Train event July 20 to promote public safety at railroad crossings in Odessa, Mo. The Missouri State Highway Patrol also participated in the safety event.

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has announced a Finding of No Significant Impact on the Northern New England Intercity Rail Initiative, clearing the way for states and the federal government to invest in future passenger rail service in New England.

Wednesday, 20 July 2016 14:08

USDOT creates Build America Bureau

The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) has established the Build America Bureau, which will drive transportation infrastructure development projects in the United States by streamlining credit and grant opportunities while providing technical assistance and encouraging innovative best practices in project planning, financing, delivery and monitoring.

On July 19, 2016, U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) joined representatives from Harsco Rail and United Auto Workers Local 811 to tour Harsco's Ludington facility, address its union employees and discuss pressing rail and manufacturing issues.

A managed affiliate of OmniTRAX, Inc., and an affiliate of The Broe Group and Topflight Grain Cooperative, Inc., are entering into a joint venture to operate, drive business to and rehabilitate the rail line currently owned by Topflight Grain. OmniTRAX will manage the newly renamed Decatur Central Railroad, LLC, which links Cisco and Decatur, Ill., commencing in late 2016.

Rio Grande Pacific Corporation (RGPC), CTC, Inc., and First Transit, Inc., have been awarded an Operations and Maintenance (O&M) contract from Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA).

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