Transport Canada opens consultation on collection of Class I freight data
Transport Canada has begun the consultation period on a proposal to collect new data from Class I freight railroads, including service and performance information that would be available to the public. In addition to the weekly service and performance data, the proposal would require the largest Class I railroads to report information on the composition of trains, increased aggregate traffic reporting by smaller Class I railroads, and minor adjustments to waybill reporting. More information on the proposal and commenting process is available here. The consultation period will end Feb. 26, 2021.
Trustee for Saratoga & North Creek seeks more time from STB for potential sale
The trustee for the Saratoga & North Creek Railway, one of the properties involved in the bankruptcy of Iowa Pacific’s San Luis & Rio Grande, has asked the Surface Transportation board to delay action for an additional 120 days on abandonment proceedings for the New York rail line. In a Monday filing, trustee William A. Brandt Jr. wrote that he is currently in discussion with potential buyers of the line, and that a sale would maximize the value of the line for creditors while preserving “the economic benefit in maintaining railroad operations in upstate New York.”
OmniTRAX will fund 100,000 meals with Georgia food bank
Short line company OmniTRAX and its Savannah Gateway Industrial Hub will fund 100,000 meals for the American’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia and has pledged volunteer employee support to help the organization feed the hungry. The organization, established in 1981, establishes a safety net for tens of thousands of children, senior citizens, low-income families, and people with disabilities who are at risk of hunger. “OmniTRAX has been a strong addition to Effingham’s business community and continues to show that they are also a strong partner,” State Representative Bill Hitchens said in a press release. “Their commitment to Second Harvest and the people of Effingham County and Coastal Georgia is a timely and welcomed act.”