PREZ: Competition Order In the Wrong Lane

PREZ: Competition Order In the Wrong Lane

President Biden’s 09.July executive order On Promoting Competition in the American Economy targets corporate consolidation and anticompetitive behavior in the freight-rail and ocean shipping industries (among others). In his recent article, One If By Land, Two If By Sea, Manhattan Institute fellow Connor Harris asserts that, regulations that subsidize trucking while raising costs on heavy […]

LNG: Too Close for New England Rails

New England is appropriately deemed “energy hungry,” but we have a lot to choose from on the menu.

LNG: Too Close for New England Rails

Strong resistance to new pipeline construction in New England and downstate New York has been touted as an opportunity to develop a robust LNG-by-rail “virtual pipeline” to bring Marcellus natural gas to “energy starved New England. Despite a 2020 Presidential directive and subsequent USDOT rulemaking to encourage LNG-by-rail to New England, the mode needle has […]

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 […]

CSX: Revised Application Approved Schedule

CSX: Revised Application Approved Schedule

Complete procedural schedule as approved in STB Decision #4 By-date Action 30.July.2021 Effective date of Decision #4 19.August.2021 CSXT supplemental ENVIRONMENTAL information due 20.August.2021 Persons wishing to participate as a Party of Record filing due 27.August.2021 Petitions for waiver or clarification Descriptions of anticipated (including inconsistent) responsive applications filing due 30.August.2021 Applicants’ SAFETY INTEGRATION PLAN filed […]

CSX/PAR Sale: STB Decision #4 Accepts Application

Going forward, primary document to be called "Revised Application"

CSX/PAR Sale: STB Decision #4 Accepts Application

STB Decision No. 4 in STB Finance Docket No. 36472; Notice of Acceptance of Application and Related Filings; Issuance of Procedural Schedule. Click to read the Full Decision. Approved Schedule. Click to read the Full Decision, Approved Schedule.

Rail Contracts: Preparing for Rapid Inflation

Rail Contracts: Preparing for Rapid Inflation

This article was composed by Escalation Consultants utilizing data and information generated via the Rail Cost Control program, by Escalation Consultants, Inc. Prepare for the Impact of Rapid Inflation on Rail Rates and Escalation in Rail Contracts Rail contract escalation provisions will be impacted by big changes taking place in the overall economy, as well as […]

PAR Sale: Voorheesville NY Won’t Be Railroaded

PAR Sale: Voorheesville NY Won’t Be Railroaded

20.July.2021, Voorheesville NY – Literally at the tip of the Pan Am sale’s tail, the Village of Voorheesville is not going along quietly with the Grand Plans hatched in Jacksonville, Atlanta, and Billerica. The town east of Albany is slated in the CSX-NS Settlement Agreement to be the shortcut for NS’s daily 9000+ ft Premium […]

PAR Sale: CSX PAR Lines Operating Plan Detail Analysis, Part I

PAR Sale: CSX PAR Lines Operating Plan Detail Analysis, Part I

CSX PAR Lines Operating Plan Detail Analysis CSX’s Amended and Supplemented Application (01.July.2021) includes a 60-page Operating Plan, Verified by Jamie Boychuk. It includes a detailed analysis of current PAR System operating characteristics, regional CSX operating characteristics, and a projected synthesis of the two into a CSX regional divisions directly connected to the CSX national […]

NEC: CT Benefits From NEC 2035 Vision

The Connect NEC 2035 plan calls for the completion of 150 significant projects over 15 years at cost of $100 billion dollars.

NEC: CT Benefits From NEC 2035 Vision

We are glad to feature this excellent report from the CT Examiner reporting on the Connecticut-related elements of the Northeast Corridor Commission’s Connect NEC 2035 plan to undertake 150 vital improvement projects along the Northeast Corridor. Links to Connect NEC 2035: Full Plan, Executive Summary A New Hartford Station, Resolving High-Speed Rail Bypasses, Headline NEC Future Announcement […]

AMTK/MBTA/MNR: CSX PAR Lines Passenger Strategy Details

Capital investments that CSXT will make in the currently under-resourced PAR System will contribute to service reliability of all Amtrak routes

AMTK/MBTA/MNR: CSX PAR Lines Passenger Strategy Details

Key points of the Verified Statement of Mr. Andy Daly, CSX Senior Director of Passenger Operations, edited from the CSX Amended and Supplemented Application: “[The] Proposed Transaction and the Related Transactions will not produce significant changes to the existing routes, patterns, or types of service for the PAR System, PAS, or CSXT, or redirect existing traffic over those […]