Author archive for Jerry Vallely

  • Photo of a train with two tanker cars

    Looming rail strike threatens biofuel, ag transport

    This article originally ran in E&E News on Nov. 29, 2022.  A threatened strike by rail workers has the biofuel…

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    IDOT Competitive Freight Program Call For Projects

    The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) is seeking application for a new round of its Illinois Competitive Freight Program.  Total…

  • Lenox Tower Improvements Completed

    Another Freightway Priority Freight project was completed this fall. Improvements have been completed for Lenox Tower, located in Mitchell, Illinois,…

  • Photo of Tesla automobiles in front of a Tesla branded building

    Tesla to Open Massive Warehouse in Metro East

    This article originally ran in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on October 17, 2022.  Electric car manufacturer Tesla has plans to…

  • America’s Central Port in Granite City, IL

    Inland Ports Show Their Worth

    This article was featured in the August 23, 2022 edition of Freight Business Journal of North America Late last year,…

  • Overhead view of the river and barges

    Metro East Levee System Receives FEMA Accreditation

    The Metro East Levee System, which consists of five levees in Madison, St. Clair, and Monroe Counties, has been given…

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    MoDOT Accepting Applications for Freight Enhancement Program Until June 3

    The Missouri Department of Transportation is currently accepting applications for its FY2023 Freight Enhancement (FRE) program through June 3, 2022.…

  • Photo of the Chain of Rocks Bridge on Interstate 270

    Public Meeting on May 4 for I-270 Bridge Replacement, Riverview Drive Modifications

    This article originally ran in The Telegraph on April 20, 2022.  A public meeting to discuss the proposed replacement of…

  • Image of 550,000 square-foot cylinder head production plant in Troy, Missouri

    Automaker to invest $109 million in St. Louis-area plant

    This article originally ran in the St. Louis Business Journal on April 20, 2022.  Toyota said Tuesday it will invest $109…

  • Image of article headline, 300 new jobs coming to Hazelwood facility

    300 New Jobs Moving to Hazelwood Facility

    This story originally ran on KTVI Fox2Now on December 16, 2001 A St. Louis-based company is relocating its Canadian-based fruit…