Posts by Chris Bertel

Press Release | Rio Grande Pacific Dispatch rebrands, rolls out new logo

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  Fort Worth, Texas (July 13, 2017) – Rio Grande Pacific Dispatch (RGPD), formerly Nebraska Central Dispatch, announced today that is has adopted a new name and logo. The rebrand is designed to strengthen its connection to parent company Rio Grande Pacific Corporation, as well as more accurately depict the company’s operations. RGP’s dispatching services…

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Case Study: Commuter railroad building a foundation based on growth

  “With Cisco, today’s railroad can run on complex analytics. It’s a major breakthrough that’s unlocked insights into what’s happening on a second-by second basis.” – Jason Brown, Chief Information Officer. Rio Grande Pacific Corp. was profiled by Cisco for a customer case study in June 2017. The study highlighted the ways in which RGP’s…

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Short-line tax credit bill reintroduced in Congress

Feb. 1, 2017 -A bill that would make permanent the short-line track maintenance tax credit known as 45G was introduced this week in the U.S. House of Representatives, the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) announced yesterday. The Building Rail Access for Customers and the Economy (BRACE) Act (H.R. 721) was introduced by…

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Rio Grande Pacific Corporation Promotes Anthony Pacetti

Anthony Pacetti has been promoted to director of customer service by Rio Grande Pacific Corporation (RGPC), a progressive short line rail company headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas. His new responsibilities will include overseeing inbound and outbound customer operations as well as all associated financial responsibilities including the invoicing process.

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Nebraska Central Dispatching contract dispatching portfolio adds commuter, freight railroad

Fort Worth, Texas (Nov. 21, 2016) – Nebraska Central Dispatching Services (NCD), a provider of safe, reliable, around-the-clock rail dispatching services and wholly-owned by Rio Grande Pacific Corporation (RGPC), today announced the addition of two new dispatching partnerships. Denton County Transportation Authority’s (DCTA) A-train and the Dakota Southern Railway (DSRC) join NCD’s growing contract dispatching…

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Star-Telegram: Freight rail backbone of U.S. economy

New study quantifies how vital freight rail network is to local, state, national economies. If the North Texas economy were a living organism, our roads, runways, rails and other infrastructure would be the skeleton, with freight rail tracks serving as the backbone that keeps the entire body upright and strong. Freight trains bring in the…

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First Transit, Rio Grande Pacific, CTC, Inc. awarded DCTA A-train operations contract

Fort Worth, Texas (July 20, 2016) – Rio Grande Pacific Corporation (RGPC), a privately-held railroad holding company  operating four short lines in six states, and its wholly-owned subsidiary CTC, Inc. (CTC), a provider of signaling, communications and train control systems, products and services to the rail industry, together announced today the successful collaboration with First…

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AAR REPORTS WEEKLY RAIL TRAFFIC FOR THE WEEK ENDING JUNE 18, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Jun. 22, 2016 – The Association of American Railroads (AAR) today reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending Jun. 18, 2016. For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 516,096 carloads and intermodal units, down 6.3 percent compared with the same week last year. Total carloads for the week ending…

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AAR REPORTS WEEKLY RAIL TRAFFIC FOR MAY AND WEEK ENDING MAY 28, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – June 1, 2016 – The Association of American Railroads (AAR) today reported weekly U.S. rail traffic, as well as volumes for May 2016. Carload traffic in May totaled 962,571 carloads, down 10.3 percent or 110,678 from May 2015. U.S. railroads also originated 1,049,631 containers and trailers in May 2016, down 3.3 percent…

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