PHL names Perri as general superintendent

Pacific Harbor Line (PHL) promoted Stephane Perri to serve as general superintendent on Sept. 9, 2018, the company has announced.

WMATA, city of Alexandria award contract for station project

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) and the city of Alexandria, Va., have announced that WMATA has chosen Potomac Yard Constructors as the prime construction contractor for the Potomac Yard Metrorail

Georgia’s new inland terminal open for business

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal and more than 350 state and local officials celebrated the opening Aug. 22 of the new Appalachian Regional Port (ARP) in Northwest Georgia.

AAPA sends letter to appropriators with compromise funding requests

The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) sent a letter to congressional appropriation leaders asking them to “provide adequate resources for three key federal programs that help fund multimodal port-related infrastructure in

America’s Central Port awarded EDA grant for rail spur

The Economic Development Administration (EDA) awarded a $2.27 million grant to America’s Central Port in Granite City, Ill., which will fund improvements to the port’s rail infrastructure.

Groundbreaking held for City of Rochelle Railroad extension

The city of Rochelle, Ill., broke ground on a 3.5-mile extension to its rail system on Aug. 10. The project, the city says, has been 12 years in the making.

KCS Laredo Yard opens second CBP examination station

Kansas City Southern (KCS) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) celebrated the completion of the Secondary Examination Station at the KCS Laredo rail yard Aug. 10 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Canada and Quebec commit funds for rail bridge

The governments of Canada and Quebec have made a combined CA$36.1 million (US$27.53 million) commitment to building a rail bridge over the Mistassini River in Dolbeau-Mistassini.

SLSI picks Cotton for key post

The American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) Short Line Safety Institute (SLSI) has named Sam Cotton as senior manager, safety and operations.

LACMTA to begin Blue Line overhaul in January 2019

Los Angeles County Transportation Authority (LACMTA) will begin work on a $350-million comprehensive modernization of its oldest rail line in January 2019.