Cold Storage Facility Approved for Portland Waterfront

Planning Board Approval for $30million Maine International Cold Storage Facility for Emskip

Cold Storage Facility Approved for Portland Waterfront

The Portland Planning Board on Tuesday approved the 120,000-square-foot Maine International Cold Storage warehouse proposed at the port. The Maine Port Authority and Emskip (which has weekly container ships to Portland from Europe) have pushed the plan for a number of years, lining up developer Treadwell Franklin Infrastructure of Yarmouth and investment firm, Amber Infrastructure.  […]

Digital Transformation Will Drive The Need For Speed And Near-Shoring says Petrolog’s Rutherford

Next-Day shipping means inventory and manufacturing closer to consumers.

Expectations of consumers for quick delivery will transform the supply chain, says Mike Rutherford, Senior Vice President AmericanPetrolog LLC. Speaking at the Northeast Association of Rail Shippers,  Rutherford,  gave a sweeping view of changes in society leading to changes in manufacturing and thus rail movements. With manufacturing leaving China, more goods will arrive from Mexico […]

CTDOT: New Commuter Car Procurement Underway

New Cars will Meet Expanding Demand with Improved Experience, Strategic Concept, State Funds. Siemens Favored for Supply.

CTDOT: New Commuter Car Procurement Underway

12 June, Hartford CT – Interview with CDOT’s Richard Jankovich, Assistant Rail Administrator, by R&P Associate Editor Christopher Parker Stamford CT R&P: How Is The Hartford Line doing? RJ: Ridership on the Hartford line (separate from the Vermonter) went from 465,000 for 2018 to 730,000 in 2019 – an incredible increase. We’re very proud of it. […]

CP/CMQ Transaction: Analysis

Thoughts on CP+CMQ

CP/CMQ Transaction: Analysis

This was always the plan: FTAI bought CMQ with a plan to fix it up and make a nice return. Apparently it has. No surprise. Good on them. That CP is the one to win the bidding war is also not a surprise. The logic of a CP connection was there since the 1800s. The […]

ANALYSIS: Is MBTA Electrification Worth It?

MBTA FMCB Launches Electrification of Providence, Stoughton, and Fairmont Lines. Connection to NEC Seen as Improving Potential for Project's Success.

04 November, Boston MA – The MBTA Fiscal Management & Control Board unanimously voted November 4th to support commuter rail electrification, beginning with Providence, Stoughton and Fairmont that connect to the already electrified northeast corridor as well as to Lynn. Sticker shock has begun. “Why are we spending so much money?” grumble observers, egged on, predictably, by […]

PAR: Ups And Downs On The Mattawamkeag Line

The Revitalization 0f the Maine Economy has a lot to do with the Extensive Upgrades to the State's Freight Rail Network. The Mattawamkeag Branch at PAR's Northern Tip is an Anomaly.

PAR: Ups And Downs On The Mattawamkeag Line

Pan-Am’s Mattawamkeag branch, running northeast along the Penobscot River from Bangor 60 miles to Mattawamkeag has been largely dormant since April 2019, though it remains in service for occasional moves. PAR local service continues to operate as far as Old Town, where ND Paper recently purchased and revitalized the historic paper mill. Occasional trains operate […]