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Rail News: October 2017

October 31

Rail supplier news from Granite, ARI, GATX, HNTB and Lewis Bolt; and in memoriam: Michael Perlman (Oct. 31) Caltrain slates meetings on electrification project LRIW unveils new leadership team South Louisiana port to build railroad for Dow New York City ranked most sustainable in North America for transportation CSX moves first unit coal train from Kentucky plant Watco Transloading acquires Oklahoma facilities G&W: Q3 2017 results 'weaker than expected'

October 30

Metrolink marks 25th anniversary FTA seeks input on 'Buy America' waiver request related to Wave Streetcar project BART to crack down on fare evaders in 2018 MBTA Green Line extension bids 'on budget,' agency says RAC honors VIA Rail, ArcelorMittal for safety, environmental efforts Port of Everett to seek construction bids for South Terminal project WMATA proposes $3.1 billion budget for FY2019 CN, Norfolk Southern create joint interline service to cut transit times

October 27

Rail supplier news from DCLI, Milwaukee Composites, Greenbrier and WSP USA (Oct. 27) CSX honored for national defense support Minneapolis Met Council awards $4.6 million in TOD grants ARCI: Mixed results for Q3 car orders, deliveries CN publishes latest report on sustainability practices Merced County, L.A. port to create joint business plan L.A. Metro OKs study of converting BRT line to light rail Operation Lifesaver's Murphy to join DART UP, Katoen Natie break ground on Texas plastics facility

October 26

MacGregor named VP operations for DPH, Patriot Rail TTCI's Gonzales joins League of Railway Industry Women's board ASLRRA honors Alabama short line for safety efforts Intermodal volumes continue to boost U.S. rail traffic MTA to end MetroCard system, alcohol ads CSX holds off investor conference FTA restores WMATA's full access to grant funds UP's Q3 earnings better than expected despite Hurricane Harvey impact

October 25

Rail supplier news from GE, Pentair, RATP, Werner and Dewberry (Oct. 25) Ontario to establish high-speed rail advisory board Montreal transit agency rolls out Azur trains on Green Line AAR honors CSX's Williamson for environmental excellence OCTA wraps up grade separation projects along BNSF line CN posts 1 percent dip in Q3 net income NS posts 10 percent profit increase, record operating ratio CSX announces executive team shake-up

October 24

USDOT solicits public input on draft strategic plan Ohio commission OKs seven grade-crossing improvement projects MTA, PATCO begin 'leaf-slime' removal from commuter-rail tracks Jacksonville port set cargo record in FY2017 Metrolinx taps EllisDon, Strabag to upgrade Toronto rail tunnel KCSM to serve new petroleum terminal near Mexico City Connecticut DOT proposes fares for new CTrail Line North Shore Railroad & Affiliates names Stotter president, CEO

October 23

Chicago RTA names Kotel to board L.A. Metro slates meetings on subway improvements McLaughlin to serve as Virginia's rail transportation chief Seattle station's Great Hall renamed after former Sound Transit CEO Earl STB: Class I employment fell in September PHMSA seeks input on revised ECP brake rule Caltrain gears up for 25th Avenue grade separation PANYNJ marks $1 billion in Sandy-related infrastructure work

October 20

Government officials help celebrate TRAM's 35th anniversary Rail supplier news from Stadler, Railway and Industrial Services, Keolis and Alstom (Oct. 20) Valley Metro OKs new code of conduct for light rail San Diego MTS sells Green Line naming rights to casino TriMet GM McFarlane to retire in early 2018 BNSF awards short-line award to Farmrail System AAR announces Holden-Proefrock, Grand Slam awards for hazmat handling KCS posts 'strong' Q3 financial results

October 19

TransLink logs ridership growth through September Longview Port, International Raw Materials sign terminal lease BART's new wheel profile reduces noise pollution U.S. railroads report carload, intermodal increases in Week 41 MBTA, NJ Transit advance PTC plans Metra, CP break ground on CREATE project Nashville mayor proposes 26-mile light-rail system NTSB: Crew members' sleep likely cause of train collision

October 18

Rail supplier news from Protran, dFuzion, Ontario Trap Rock, Strato and Avtec (Oct. 18) Cleveland transit agency upgrades Lee-Shaker light-rail station Savannah port moves 1 million TEUs in Q1 GO Transit's Whitby rail shop to open by year's end Preferred Proppants to sell sand mine, rail terminals L.A. Metro taps STV, WSP for rail-car consulting KCS appoints Howard to lead new health, safety and environmental group CP raises 2017 guidance on Q3 performance

October 17

NYCT begins accelerated repairs on Seventh Avenue Line Quebec Iron Ore inks rail, port pact CTA solicits public input on TOD plans near Red Line USD Partners retrofits terminal for heavy-grade crude oil Chinese rail-car manufacturer to finish Massachusetts plant by winter Amtrak taps Griffin as new EVP, CMO NJ Transit's Raritan River Bridge project clears environmental review CSX posts revenue, income gains in Q3

October 16

Georgia Ports Authority announces record cargo in FY2017 APTA names new board members, honors transit agencies' marketing efforts New York City Transit to renovate Astoria Line stations Denver RTD receives FRA approval to wrap up G Line testing Freight index reaches monthly high in August FTA unveils environmental report for SEPTA's King of Prussia Rail project Santana to become CEO of GE Transportation Gov. Christie kicks off Portal Bridge replacement project

October 13

NJ Transit rolls out 'AquaTrack' units to remove leaves on rails Pennsylvania DOT slates meeting for removal of road bridge over CSX tracks Washington panel OKs safety grants for BNSF, short-line crossings Caltrans seeks public input on state rail plan TTC: Bombardier will miss streetcar delivery deadline CN allows Nicor to resume work on Illinois pipeline replacement Metrolink's first Tier 4 locomotive enters service Report: Rail industry should do more to safely move crude oil, ethanol

October 12

Rail supplier news from Wabtec, GE, Masabi and NRC; and in memoriam: Dan O'Neal (Oct. 12) Stadler unveils FLIRT unit for TEX Rail commuter line FRA OKs RTD plan to remove flaggers from private crossing Hertwig elected chair of Denver's Transportation Institute West Memphis breaks ground on port rail project Sound Transit's Rogoff urges Congress to sustain federal funding for transit U.S. rail traffic rose 6.3 percent in Week 40 FTA signs off on Minnesota's rail safety program

October 11

PANYNJ installs phone charging kiosks at six PATH stations RailTrends to feature short-line heavy hitters Ohio panel OKs Norfolk Southern grade-crossing projects FRA slates hearings for proposed Richmond-D.C. higher-speed rail line OmniTRAX, Charah partner on new rail terminal near Denver California law paves way for Caltrain's sales tax ballot measure APTA presents 2017 public transit awards House panel's Democrats call on Chao to act on opioid rule

October 10

Rail supplier news from GE, LAN, Railhead, HNTB and Kontron (Oct. 10) Amtrak opens new station in New York Illinois completes CREATE grade separation project Trump nominates Westmoreland to serve on Amtrak's board APTA opens EXPO transit trade show UP announces retirements, appointments California high-speed rail agency recommends German firm as early train operator CP extends reach into Ohio Valley via Bluegrass Farms intermodal facility

October 9

TriMet logs millionth 'tap' on electronic fare system Maryland Transit wraps up track maintenance, rail replacement Senate confirms Elliott as PHMSA administrator LIRR to replace Post Avenue bridge NS begins Hurricane Nate recovery in Louisiana, Mississippi Siemens acquires minority stake in Wi-Tronix Gov. Dayton names Dolkar Minnesota's rail director Metra mulls service cuts, fare hikes to cover budget shortfall

October 6

Rail supplier news from Rockwell Collins, TrinityRail, Lilee and Ross & Baruzzini (Oct. 6) VTA, BART to initiate peer review of rail tunnel boring methods Port of Columbia, Frontier Rail to reopen Washington short line APTA floats new ways to evaluate passenger-rail project ROI MassDOT awards $3 million in grants to industrial rail projects CAF to provide streetcars to Seattle, Kansas City CSX reports progress in service model transition Unions, freight-rail carriers reach tentative agreement on five-year contract

October 5

DART names Bauman chair Panama Canal welcomes 2,000th 'Neopanamax' ship Texas Central selects WSP for engineering work on bullet-train project House rail subcommittee hears from industry stakeholders Sound Transit marks progress on East Link tunnel Intermodal volumes lifted U.S. rail traffic in September Austin's Cap Metro OKs FY2018 budget Amtrak kicks off 'Ready to Build' infrastructure campaign

October 4

Rail supplier news from Wabtec, Herzog, Greenbrier, Quintiq and Outfront Media (Oct. 4) ASLRRA adds Elavon to preferred provider list Utah Transit Authority launches mobile ticketing app Reyes to serve as FRA's chief counsel MTA rolls out refurbished R-160 cars on 'E' line L.A. Metro eyes public-private partnerships to fast-track Measure M projects TNW Corp. opens transload facility to serve Texas Panhandle NS names Ehlers CIO

October 3

SEPTA kicks off commuter-rail infrastructure improvements STB to review rules on ex parte communication Pacific Harbor Line to lease new Tier 4 locomotive MTA launches subway performance dashboard Portland port obtains federal grant to upgrade security California high-speed rail agency invests recovery dollars on schedule MBTA trims expenses in FY2017 Port of Oakland OKs rail spur project

October 2

Chicago Transit Authority marks 70th anniversary Cleveland transit agency names Caver deputy GM of operations NARP: Amtrak long-distance trains boost local, national economies KC Streetcar Authority advances riverfront extension plans Post-hurricane draft restrictions lifted at Port of Corpus Christi Construction authority OKs contract for L.A. Metro Gold Line light-rail extension FTA awards funds to help repair Puerto Rico's transit system FRA wraps up environmental review of proposed Atlanta-Chattanooga high-speed rail line << Previous Next >>
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