USA: OmniTRAX has launched a Rail-Ready Sites programme on the Winchester & Western Railroad in Cumberland County, New Jersey. The programme initially covers with 10 locations, which have been selected suitable for developing rail-served manufacturing, food processing, recycling and distribution facilities.

‘Together with our community partners, we are committed to bringing Rail-Ready Sites like these to market, in order to connect more businesses to the freight rail network, which is proven to create jobs and economic growth’, said Ean Johnson, Vice-President of Economic Development at OmniTRAX, on April 1.

Cumberland County Improvement Authority President & CEO Gerard Velazquez III said the area was ‘unique in offering shippers strategic proximity and connectivity to markets with more than 100 million customers in the New Jersey - Boston - New York City - Philadelphia - Washington DC corridor. We have a business-friendly approach and are ready to talk.’