MC: 2019 IRAP $500K To Serve New Bedford Boat Yard

Shoreline Resources will Transform Vacant Revere Copper Site into a Commercial Shipyard, Featuring Rail Service off of Current Freight Yard/Future MBTA Layover.

MC: 2019 IRAP $500K To Serve New Bedford Boat Yard

Shoreline Resources will Transform Vacant Revere Copper Site into a Commercial Shipyard, Featuring Rail Service off of Current Freight Yard/Future MBTA Layover.

MassDOT: 2019 IRAP Grants Found Under X-Mas Tree

MassDOT Awards More Than $2.7 Million in Industrial Rail Access Program (IRAP) Awards. Nine Applicants Unwrap Gifts Ranging from $30,000 to $500,000.

MassDOT Awards More Than $2.7 Million in Industrial Rail Access Program (IRAP) Awards. Nine Applicants Unwrap Gifts Ranging from $30,000 to $500,000.

CSX: New Leominster Waste Site To Roll 100+ Cars/Mo

New Transfer Station to Handle 1000 Tons of C&D+MSW; Key Link in "New Supply Chain" for Post-Recycling Remainders.

CSX: New Leominster Waste Site To Roll 100+ Cars/Mo

25 November, Leominster MA – United Material Management, based in Milbury MA, has added a third solid waste handling/transfer station to its existing Milbury and Taunton facilities. The 32,500 sq ft building located between Tanzio Road and the Fitchburg Secondary line includes an indoor loading platform that can accommodate several cars at a time, and three […]

PAR: Androscoggin Mill Sold

Verso Announces Surprise Sale of Recently Upgraded Mill to Pixelle Specialty Paper Co. Becomes Part of Largest Specialty Conglomerate in the Country.

12 November, Jay ME – Pixel Specialty Papers will purchase Verso’s Androscoggin (Jay ME) and , Stevens Point WI mills. The transaction is anticipated to close in the first quarter of 2020. The Androscoggin mill is capable of producing approximately 425,000 tons of paper per year, and currently produces flexible packaging papers, release liner base, specialty […]

PAR: New Bakery Customer In Lawrence

Lawrence Yard Neighbor JSB Industries (d/b/a Muffintown Bakery) Builds Adjacent Rail Facility to Unload off New In-Yard Spur. Rail Key to Meet Growing Demand.

PAR: New Bakery Customer In Lawrence

12 November, Lawrence MA – The Muffintown facility has neighbored PAR’s Lawrence Yard since acquiring the 309 Andover St. facility in 2010, but had never utilized rail service there. Rail deliveries of flour and sugar are expected to save the company tens of thousands of dollars per year and facilitate strategic growth, according to JSB VP-Operations, […]

Port Boston: $20m Build Grant And New Equipment

USDOT Awards $20 Million to Support Ongoing MASSPORT Conley Terminal Expansion. Conley also Receives New RTGs to Keep Up with Container Growth. Altogether, Conley Growth Costing $215 Million. Track 61 Still Dead.

Port Boston: $20m Build Grant And New Equipment

12 November, Boston MA –  APPLICANT/SPONSOR: Massachusetts Port Authority BUILD GRANT AWARD: $20,000,000 TOTAL PROJECT COST:$65,841,791 PROJECT LOCATION:Boston, Massachusetts PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The project will construct a new container yard capable of holding approximately 100,000 additional containers, deploy an innovative gate and logistics system, and build an adjacent Cypher and E streets freight corridor. PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS […]

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 […]

CSX: PSR Operational Changes Enumerated

There has been a lot of Discussion Lately about the Results and Effects of CSX's Implementation of Precision Scheduled Railroading. To Kick Off a Broad Analysis of that Operating Philosophy's Impact Upon Rail Activity in ANRP's Region, We Begin with a Basic Then-And-Now Review of CSX Train Operations.

CSX: PSR Operational Changes Enumerated

Precision Scheduled Railroading has generated promises, alarm, financial results, and angst – but what has it meant on the ground for customers? An examination of CSX regional train operation changes since PSR’s implementation indicates that road “manifest” and intermodal trains have been combined and lengthened, but local freights are running about the same. Syracuse NY […]

GWI: FT Columnist Notes Brookfield’s Sleight-Of-Hand

Veteran Financial Times Columnist John Dizard Cocks a Prominent Eye at Brookfield's Conflicting Claims Before the STB and Investors.

GWI: FT Columnist Notes Brookfield’s Sleight-Of-Hand

30 August – From Dizard’s 30 August FT column: ” Brookfield Infrastructure Partners, like other components of the Brookfield Asset Management group … seem to assume that various sets of regulators, customers and outside investors will never find out what the others have been promised. ” Dizard cites the blatant contradiction between BIP’s self-characterizations before the Board and […]