AMTK: On Time Performance: Critical – And Possible

Most of Amtrak's network operates as a tenant on freight railroad tracks.

AMTK: On Time Performance: Critical – And Possible

How was your Amtrak trip? Ask that question and you’ll get an answer that goes “Nice . . . ” followed by a report of an on-time train or a “but . . . ” and the details of what happened instead. On-Time performance is the #1 expectation from rail passengers. This is intuitively obvious, […]

AMTK: New Amtrak Bus Connection In Vermont

AMTK: New Amtrak Bus Connection In Vermont

Thanks to Vermont Rail Action Network for providing this posting about expanded bus service between Albany NY and Burlington (Colchester) VT, as the region awaits the restart of Amtrak Ethan Allen service scheduled for January.2022. New Amtrak bus connection twice a day from Albany to Bennington – Manchester – Rutland (transit center) – Middlebury – Vergennes […]

DRVN Salt Objects to Wind Development at Port of New London

Dredging Permit gets objection from ousted tenant at New London

DRVN Salt Objects to Wind Development at Port of New London

Ousted New London salt distributor, DRVN, is not giving up quietly. After operating at the port since 2014, DRVN had its 3.5 acre lease canceled in February to make way for a conversion at the port to wind turbine business for offshore wind projects. According to formal objections to dredging permits filed May 3rd by […]

Connecticut Bonds for $340 million of Infrastructure, Ignores Rail. $55 Mil for Port of New London

Low Interest Rates Prompt Capital Spending on Highways

Connecticut Bonds for $340 million of Infrastructure, Ignores Rail.  $55 Mil for Port of New London

Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont on April 16th led the Connecticut State Bond Commission to approve $340 million in special capital spending, funded with new bonds (despite a previous debt diet pledge) for  a variety of highway projects, tens of millions of affordable housing, state buildings and $55 million in funds to dredge and develop the […]

New Hampshire Revolving Loans Fund Cog Railway & Conway Scenic

New 100lb/ rail on Cog Railway to replace 25lb rail. Conway Scenic refinances dome car.

New Hampshire Revolving Loans Fund Cog Railway & Conway Scenic

The Mount Washington Cog Railway and Conway Scenic Railroad are beneficiaries of loans from the New Hampshire Class III Railroads and Cog Railroads Revolving Loan Fund. The New Hampshire Executive Council voted yesterday to approve the loans. The Cog Railway project benefiting from a $1.2 million loan will lay new 100lb (per yard) modern rail […]

G&W: Haulage Rights Offered To Vermont Rail System

G&W Filing for Pan-Am Southern Attempts to maintain competitive access for Vermont Rail System

G&W: Haulage Rights Offered To Vermont Rail System

On April 27th, CSX filed their revised bid for Pan-Am with the Surface Transportation Board in conjunction with a separate application Genesee & Wyoming to assume operation of Pan-Am Southern. This transaction reduces Vermont Rail System connecting carriers from 3 to 2. Certain markets (including the critical connections to CSX and NS) effectively go from […]

NEARS conference this week

The excellent Northeast Association of Rail Shippers conference (on zoom this time) is April 27-29. Register, learn more and see the agenda at nears.org NEARS provides a podium for a variety of subjects – railroading and shipping trends, shippers panels and success stories, intermodal industry updates, Wall Street and Main Street analysis and outlooks, new […]

SLWX: Ocean Salt Flows North by Rail

UPSTART ROAD SALT DISTRIBUTOR USES RAIL TO PUSH OCEAN SALT INTO NORTHERN STATES 

SLWX: Ocean Salt Flows North by Rail

20.January, East Providence RI — A short string of covered hoppers headed out behind the P&W, loaded with salt drayed from Fall River MA, and bound for Shelburne VT — and on the way changing everything that’s known about sourcing road salt in New England. Upstart salt distributor Saltine Warrior has carved a new rail-based […]

PAR: New Lowell MA Home Depot Distribution Center

Another e-commerce focused warehouse on Pan-Am, follows new facility in South Windsor CT, 3 older warehouses

PAR: New Lowell MA Home Depot Distribution Center

01.April, Lowell MA – Another Home Depot e-commerce distribution center is under construction just south of Lowell, adjoining the Pan Am-served MBTA commuter rail Lowell line just south of I-495 The Lowell DC is the company’s fourth in southern New England, along with facilities in Bloomfield CT (near Hartford, served by Central New England RR), […]

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