Port of Savannah continues to set records

The Georgia Ports Authority closed out Fiscal Year 2022 with its busiest June ever, handling 494,107 twenty-foot equivalent container units. GPA is handling the highest volume of ad hoc and new service vessels the Port of Savannah has experienced to date.

Port of Little Rock holds groundbreaking for industrial park

The Port of Little Rock continues to add intermodal opportunities with barge-to-rail and barge-to-truck capabilities.

FTAI announces details for completion of FTAI infrastructure spin-off

Fortress Transportation and Infrastructure Investors LLC (“FTAI”; Nasdaq: FTAI) announced that its Board of Directors has approved the details and timing of the spin-off of its infrastructure business.

Jacksonville Port Authority completes terminal improvements on Blount Island

The Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) announced the completion of the final phase of $100 million in berth enhancements at the SSA Jacksonville Container Terminal (JCT) at Blount Island.

BNSF places limited embargo on some shipments headed for California

In response to significant ongoing service challenges, BNSF plans to issue a temporary permit embargo affecting some westbound traffic moving to destinations in California.

Georgia Ports Authority sets all-time trade record in May

The Georgia Ports Authority moved an all-time high 519,390 twenty-foot equivalent container units in May, breaking the previous record of 504,350 TEUs set in October 2021.

NTSB continues pushing for rail worker safety

In the last 25 years, nearly 500 railroad workers have been killed while doing their jobs. Nearly 150,000 have been injured. The NTSB is trying to do something about it.

Look: Second derailment in two weeks happens at UP Idaho rail yard

For the second time in as many weeks a train has derailed at a Union Pacific rail yard in Idaho.

Canadian Minister of Transport announces new measures to improve track conditions

The Government of Canada is continuing to move ahead with concrete actions which improve railway track safety to better protect those living and working near Canada’s rail corridors.

Oregon port prepares for the future, replaces key rail bridge

There is plenty of rail maintenance and construction activity going on at the International Port of Coos Bay in Oregon, and an important phase was recently completed.

Watch: Final Federal Environmental Impact Statement released on Port of Long Beach

The U.S. Maritime Administration has issued a Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and Record of Decision, approving the planned Pier B On-Dock Rail Support Facility, a Port of Long Beach project designed to enhance the flow of cargo by rail.

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Chip Knowlton joins HDR as infrastructure consulting business transformation director

With more than 30 years advising industry leaders, Chip Knowlton has joined HDR as infrastructure consulting business transformation director.

Port of L.A. has busiest January on record

The Port of Los Angeles processed 865,595 Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units (TEUs) in January, a 3.6% increase compared to last year. It was the Port’s busiest January in its 115-year history and a new milestone for a Western Hemisphere port.

Shift5 Raises $50M in Series B Round to secure operational technology in critical transportation and weapon systems

Shift5 is a cybersecurity company specializing in protecting significant national security systems in the United States. The CEO of Shift5, Josh Lospinoso, recently joined Railway Age Editor-in-Chief William Vantuono and others for a cybersecurity webinar.

FRA slots track safety symposium

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) is holding its first-ever Track & Roadway Workplace Safety Symposium on April 5-7 at the St. Louis Union Station Hotel in Missouri; attendance is free.

Steffanie Vagnozzi joins Edna A. Rice Executive Recruiters, Inc.

Edna A. Rice Executive Recruiters announced that Steffanie Vagnozzi has joined the company’s team as Executive Recruiter effective February 1, 2022.

U.S. Sen. Hickenlooper tours EVRAZ NA

NRC Member EVRAZ NA hosted Senator Hickenlooper for a tour of EVRAZ Pueblo.

NTSB continues to press worker safety message

The National Transportation Safety Board has communicated significant concern about railroad worker safety.


Supreme Court blocks Biden administration’s COVID-19 vaccination and testing mandate

While this is not a typical RT&S story, we want to ensure that our readers are aware of the decision of the U.S. Supreme Court to block the Biden administration’s mandate that large employers (i.e., those employing more than 100 people) must require their employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

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.