RailAmerica, Providence and Worcester Railroad announce strategic alliance

first_imgThe Providence and Worcester Railroad (Nasdaq: PWX) and the New England Central Railroad, part of the RailAmerica (NYSE: RA) family which operates extensively in Vermont, have announced the establishment of the Great Eastern Route, a new coordinated commercial and operating platform.  This new strategic alliance is being developed to increase our collective business with both Canadian National and Canadian Pacific to rail customers in southern New England and to enhance their global access through our port facilities.Over the past 5 years the NECR and P&W have jointly invested significant capital in the infrastructure along with the States of Vermont, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and the federal government.  These investments enhance our service and combined with this new commercial and operating relationship will provide the basis for a greatly improved customer experience aimed at growing our collective business across all commodity lines.The alliance recently hosted inspection trains with our Canadian Class I partners and looks forward to establishing new and improved supply chains throughout the region.RailAmerica, Inc. owns and operates short-line and regional freight railroads in North America, operating a portfolio of 43 individual railroads with approximately 7,400 miles of track in 27 US states and three Canadian provinces.  P&W is a regional freight railroad operating in Massachusetts, Rhode Island,Connecticut and New York.  SOURCE RailAmerica, Inc. JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Feb. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/last_img read more

Cold weather still a threat to homeless community

first_imgOn Wednesday, Vancouver-based Council for the Homeless extended its severe weather alert for Clark County to Feb. 22. The alert prompts year-round shelters to expand capacity and urges additional winter weather shelters to open.The National Weather Service’s forecast for Vancouver indicates several cloudy or rainy dates in the near future and a slight chance of snow showers Sunday night.Those in need of shelter should call 360-695-9677. The Vancouver Navigation Center is open 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily at 2018 Grand Blvd. More information about warming centers can be found at http://211info.org/warmingcenters#clark.last_img