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June 3, 2019
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.
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.
April 1, 2019
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
August 3, 2018
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.
July 10, 2018
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.
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 H. Ponstein to serve on the New Orleans Public Belt Railroad Corporation’s Board of Directors.
March 26, 2018
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.
William H. Langenstein, III Appointed to Board of Directors of the New Orleans Public Belt Railroad Corporation
February 22, 2018
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.