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GE Transportation to Supply Railcar Management Software to New Orleans Public Belt Railroad

February 21st, 2013

GE Transportation announced today that New Orleans Public Belt Railroad has signed an agreement to use the company’s software applications for railroad transportation management and railcar repair and maintenance.

Under the agreement, GE will provide both its RailConnect® Transportation Management System to support NOPB’s rail operations and the RailConnect Car Hire System, which will be used to manage accounting payables to automate car hire processing. GE said that the terminal switching railroad will also adopt its ExpressYard® software to manage railcar repair and maintenance.

“Migration to GE’s system represents a move to the most up-to-date, comprehensive, and integrated rail yard and railcar repair shop management system available,” said John Morrow, NOPB interim general manager, in a written statement. “GE’s solution is used by over 400 short line railroads across the United States, and the NOPB Railroad is pleased to be able to offer its capabilities to its customers.”

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Reiner to Succeed Baker As Head of Norfolk Southern Industrial Development

February 21st, 2013

Norfolk Southern has named Jason T. Reiner named assistant vice president industrial development, effective March 1. He will succeed Newell M. Baker, who is retiring.

Baker, a civil engineering graduate of North Carolina State University, joined Norfolk Southern’s engineering department in 1973 and served in several positions of increasing responsibility, becoming assistant vice president industrial development in 2008.

Reiner, who began as a co-op student in the industrial development engineering department at Norfolk Southern (then Southern Railway) while attending Virginia Tech in 1978, joined the company’s engineering deparment upon graduation in 1982. He moved to the industrial development department in 1990 as a development engineer and became director industrial development in 2008. He will be based in Atlanta and will report to Robert E. Martinez, vice president business development.

“Newell has done an extraordinary job during his tenure as AVP, perhaps most prominently in achieving record back-to-back project growth for each of the five years during which he has held that job,” Martinez said Martinez. “I’ve no doubt, based on his experience and expertise, that Jason Reiner will attain a comparable level of accomplishment and keep NS industrial development as the benchmark in the rail industry.”

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