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Cvu Rail Nola Photo Release

The New Orleans Public Belt Railroad (NOPB) has teamed up with Community Visions Unlimited (CVU) to transform two railroad utility boxes into public art on display along the Mississippi River.

Stolzman

The New Orleans Public Belt Railroad Corporation (NOPB), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA), has named M.D. (Mike) Stolzman as its new General Manager, effective immediately. Stolzman, a highly respected railroad executive with extensive short line and Class I rail experience, will report to Brandy D. Christian, President and CEO of Port NOLA and CEO of NOPB, which is a Class III railroad on the nation’s fourth largest rail gateway that connects with six Class I railroads and serves Port NOLA and local industry.

1505 Locomotiv

The Port of New Orleans and project partner, the New Orleans Public Belt Railroad (NOPB), were awarded a National Clean Diesel Funding grant from the United States Environmental Protection Agency. The EPA grant will provide 40% of total project cost, allowing NOPB to retrofit the engine of a conventional diesel locomotive to a cleaner engine with low emissions beyond current requirements. This will be the first locomotive of its kind in the New Orleans gateway.

Blue Box

NOPB 2018- Year in Review

February 7, 2019

NOPB transitioned from the City of New Orleans to Port of New Orleans in February 2018 and is pleased to report strong performance throughout the first year of partnership.

Scott Richoux

On the Same Track

October 26, 2018


Our biggest asset is our team and for many on the NOPB team, being a railroader is in their DNA. We are celebrating our multi-generational railroaders and the work that spans generations. Meet one of our second generation railroaders, Scott Richoux, Director of Special Projects, who is on the same track as his father, Ron.

Trumpet

NOPB Launches New Website

October 5, 2018

New Orleans Public Belt Railroad Corporation is proud to announce the launch of our new site, railnola.com. NOPB teamed up with Trumpet, an award-winning branding firm, based in New Orleans, to create the site and modern aesthetic.

Nopb 2018 Logo Tm

NOPB Debuts New Logo

September 1, 2018

NOPB launched a new corporate logo, marking the most dramatic change in the company’s visual identity since 1908. Featuring the New Orleans fleur-de-lis, the new logo celebrates NOPB’s synergy with the Port of New Orleans, a partnership started in February 2018. The same vibrant red and subtle blue featured in the original historic “belt” NOPB logo honors where the company has been and its sleek new design looks to the future.

Man and children laugh

New Orleans Public Belt Railroad Corporation (NOPB) is in the process of implementing the Urban Rail Initiative, a companywide program that addresses infrastructure improvements, operations practices and internal and external outreach.

NOPB team winning the clean fleet leader award

Southeast Louisiana Clean Fuel Partnership Recognizes Local Industry

The New Orleans Public Belt Railroad is a proud member of the Southeast Louisiana Clean Fuel Partnership.

Frellsen Junction

Kansas City Southern (KCS) announced a new weekly service between the Port of New Orleans and Wylie, Texas (Dallas-market) beginning May 2018, relaunching intermodal service to this lane for the first time since 2005.

Charles Ponstein

Gov. John Bel Edwards appointed Charles H. Ponstein to the Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans as the St. Bernard Parish representative on the seven-member regional board.

CEO Brandy D. Christian and William Langenstein

Gov. John Bel Edwards appointed William H. Langenstein, III to the Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans and was sworn in during today’s monthly Board meeting.

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