Archive for April 4, 2018

LA Port to get new container staging facility

(Source: Progressive Railroading 04/03/2018) A new $130 million container staging facility designed to boost productivity will be constructed on Terminal Island at the Port of Los Angeles. The Harbor Performance Enhancement Center (HPEC) — a public-private partnership dedicated to facilitating freight movement and supply-chain efficiencies — has reached an agreement with Macquarie Principal Finance to provide capital for…

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BLET members ratify Amtrak contract

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, April 3 — By better than a 9-to-1 margin, members of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) ratified a new collective bargaining agreement with Amtrak on April 2, 2018. The final tally was 90.5% in favor and 9.5% against, with nearly 65% of eligible members casting a ballot. The five-year deal…

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G&W’s board adds Carter, Hostetler

(Source: Progressive Railroading 04/04/2018) Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (G&W) announced the appointments of Bruce Carter and Cynthia Hostetler to its board. Their appointments expand the number of G&W board directors to 12, 11 of whom are independent directors, company officials said in a press release. In conjunction with the new appointments, Richard Allert and Hans Michael…

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