Merchants Bridge project crosses milestone with truss installation

By progressiverailroading.com The $222 million project to replace the Merchants Bridge that links Missouri and Illinois at downtown St. Louis reached a major milestone Sept. 17, with the first of three new trusses being installed. Dating back to 1890, the Merchants Bridge serves six Class Is and Amtrak to cross the Mississippi River at St. Louis and […]

STL Freighways touts investments over $1B

Published by theintelligencer.com The St. Louis Regional Freightway helped to advance the bi-state St. Louis region as a world-class freight hub in 2020 and showcased the region’s resilience and continued importance in the global supply chain as the COVID-19 pandemic raged on. “From seeing infrastructure investment continue for nationally significant projects, to maintaining our standing […]

TRRA ASLRRA Veterans Engagement Honoree

Written by William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief for railwayage.com The American Short Line Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) has selected the Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis (TRRA) as its 2020 Veterans Engagement Award winner for “focused and sustained efforts to recruiting veterans for employment, and for the railroad’s efforts beyond their workforce in supporting U.S. Veterans and their families […]

Crews continue Merchants Bridge rehab

How TRRA will fix area’s 2nd-oldest bridge By Charles Bolinger for theintelligencer.com It survived two world wars, The Great Depression, 21 U.S. Presidents and multiple floods as its triple trusses have hulked over the Mississippi River since the Reconstruction Era. Of all the Mississippi River bridges at St. Louis, only the Eads Bridge is older […]

Terminal Railroad Association Of St. Louis Completes Leadership Transition

ST. LOUIS –Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis (TRRA) is embarking on a new chapter under new President Ron Tindall, while the legacy of predecessor Mike McCarthy will have a lasting impact on the organization and the bi-state St. Louis region. TRRA Chief Legal Officer and Director of Corporate Affairs Asim Raza stated that McCarthy’s seven […]

St. Louis Regional Freightway identifies $2.2B in 2021 infrastructure projects

The St. Louis Regional Freightway yesterday announced a 2021 list of priority infrastructure projects aimed at addressing manufacturing and logistics industry needs in eastern Missouri and southwestern Illinois. The list contains 21 projects representing a total investment of $2.2 billion. Half of that amount covers projects under construction or funded and expected to get underway, with some projects starting […]

St. Louis Region’s Freight Network Delivers Essential Shipments During COVID-19 Pandemic

Goods continue to move to and through the bi-state area, underscoring the adaptability of the network and how those employed in the freight sector are among the essential workers keeping our economy moving As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the movement of goods into, out of and throughout the United States, the consistent response […]

St. Louis’ TRRA records drop in intermodal traffic

The Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis (TRRA) logged a “noticeable” drop in recent intermodal traffic due to falling imports from China because of the COVID-19 pandemic.  TRRA also recorded a decrease in traffic volumes from auto plant shut downs in the area, TRRA officials said in a St. Louis Regional Freightway press release. Medical supplies, food, chemicals and […]

Terminal Railroad Association appoints Tindall president

The Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis (TRRA) has named Ronald Tindall Jr. president. He succeeds Mike McCarthy, who retired at the end of March. Previously, Tindall was compliance officer at Trans-Global Solutions Inc.. Prior to that, he spent 20 years at Union Pacific Railroad, where he started as a brakeman, conductor and engineer. At UP, Tindall […]

TRRA, R&N Take Home Short Line/Regional of the Year Awards

Written by Andrew Corselli, Managing Editor for railwayage.com   Railway Age’s 2020 Short Line and Regional Railroads of the Year awards are the Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis (TRRA) and Reading & Northern Railroad (R&N), respectively. Delmarva Central Railroad Company (DCR) and Vermont Rail System (VRS), respectively, earned Short Line and Regional Honorable mentions. Terminal Railroad […]

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