Reciprocal switching returns to Surface Transportation Board (STB) agenda

While this is not a topic RT&S would normally cover, the debate over reciprocal or “competitive” switching has been brewing for years, and all members of the rail and rail supply & maintenance industries should be aware of it.

Digital transformation and rail – news and commentary

The railroad industry is becoming more digital each day.

Kemp, Georgia Ports mark Mega Rail milestone

Governor Brian P. Kemp last week announced that the Georgia Ports Authority has completed and is now operating the second set of nine new rail tracks for a total of 18 tracks at its Mason Mega Rail Terminal.

PHMSA & FRA want to temporarily suspend movement of LNG by rail

On November 8, the U.S. DOT’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Administration (PHMSA) published a notice of proposed rule making that would suspend the transportation of liquefied natural gas by rail until more research and testing can be done to ensure the safety of moving this commodity by rail.

Port Manatee, Regional Rail ink long-term agreement

Port Manatee has reached agreement for Regional Rail LLC to operate its seaport-owned short-line railroad through at least 2036, with options through 2051, advancing extended business opportunities for Manatee County’s rapidly growing seaport.

OmniTRAX takes over rail operations within Indiana’s River Ridge Commerce Center, eyes new park development projects

OmniTRAX, Inc., a comprehensive supply chain logistics solutions provider and the transportation affiliate of The Broe Group, has officially begun operations as the new rail partner of Southern Indiana’s world-class industrial and business development park, the River Ridge Commerce Center.

Global supply chain issues creating a mess; Biden says Port of Los Angeles will now operate 24 hours/day

Shortages of goods threaten fulfillment of consumer needs and spark fears of inflation.

New railyard in S.D. will triple capacity, make it the largest on short line route

A groundbreaking ceremony was held recently in Belle Fourche, S.D., in honor of its newly planned railway expansion.

Indiana Rail Road launches intermodal expansion

Indiana Rail Road is expanding its intermodal capacity.

What was left of Hurricane Ida walloped northeast rail service

Heavy rains left from Hurrican Ida walloped New York City and most of the northeast last night.