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If you would like to receive NOPB press releases, please email Jessica Ragusa at jessica.ragusa@portnola.com. You can also follow Rail NOLA on our social media networks for the latest news and events.

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Gov. John Bel Edwards has appointed Walter J. Leger Jr. to the Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA). Leger was sworn in during the July board meeting and will serve a five-year term succeeding Arnold B. Baker as one of four Orleans Parish representatives on the seven-member regional board.

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The Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) selected new officers with the election of Darryl D. Berger as Chairman, William H. Langenstein, III, as Vice Chairman and Charles H. Ponstein as Secretary-Treasurer during the June 25 monthly Board meeting.

2020 New Orleans Public Belt New Locomotives Photo

The New Orleans Public Belt Railroad (NOPB), upgraded its locomotive fleet with the arrival of eight new locomotives to replace aging engines, improve efficiency, and lower overall emissions. Recognizable by their bright blue color, the new locomotives provide reliable service and support the short-line railroad’s commitment to integrating more sustainable business and operational practices.

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U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and U.S. Representatives Cedric Richmond (D-LA) and Steve Scalise (R-LA) announced that the Department of Transportation has awarded about $7.3 million to the New Orleans Public Belt Railroad Corporation (NOPB).

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Railway Age Magazine Names New Orleans Public Belt Railroad's, Tomeka Watson Bryant as Runner-Up and Honorable Mention For Its "10 Under 40" Award

2019 Maritime Person Of The Year Photo Brandy Christian

The Propeller Club of the U.S. Port of New Orleans honored Brandy D. Christian as their 2019 Maritime Person of the Year at its 86th Annual Maritime Person of the Year Gala on Wednesday, Jan. 29, at the Metairie Country Club.

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The Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans selected new officers with the election of Tara C. Hernandez as Chair, Darryl D. Berger as Vice Chairman and William H. Langenstein, III, as Secretary-Treasurer during the Sept. 26 monthly Board meeting.

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.

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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.

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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.

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