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Rail News: October 2013

October 31

Rail supplier news from Kelso, Trinity, ZTR, Vossloh, Atlantic Track and KBR (Oct. 31)

Vast majority of Canadian transit suppliers have boosted R&D budgets, CUTA says

More parking available for Metrolink riders in Orange County

New Illinois inland port includes BNSF intermodal facility

Montana Rail Link, Bighorn Divide & Wyoming win BNSF short-line awards

Despite strong tank-car demand, car orders weakened in 3Q, EPA says

HART secures more tax revenue for Honolulu transit-rail project

CN, Teamsters Canada Rail Conference reach tentative agreements

October 30

SEPTA to add free WiFi at more rail stations

Massachusetts to continue seasonal Boston-to-Cape Cod rail service

Wisconsin DOT provides grant for Marinette Marine spur rehabilitation

Stoecklein retires as Pacific Imperial's president; Weber assumes OmniTRAX Canada's business director post

Colorado DOT seeks public input on high-speed, intercity passenger-rail study

New York Gov. Cuomo, MTA's Prendergast examine flood-prevention technology

Canadian railroads are committed to bolstering safety, CN's Mongeau says

House panel recommends ways to improve nation's freight transportation efficiency

October 29

Rail supplier news from Bombardier, Wabtec, TUV Rheinland, Hub Group, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Salco and ASCE (Oct. 29)

New Mexico DOT seeks public input on state rail plan

Napoleon, Defiance & Western completes trackwork to offer CSX, NS access

Hurricane Sandy: New York City subway riders allowed free rides in hardest-hit areas on one-year anniversary

North Carolina records ridership, revenue gains on Amtrak lines in FY2013

CSX signs 'historic' agreement for West Virginia locomotive shop, TCU says

BNSF: Piggott to assume CFO reins after Hund retires next year

Stop taking Northeast Corridor for granted, Amtrak's Boardman says

October 28

TriMet MOW crews address service disruptions on Steel Bridge

SMART members ratify SEPTA agreement

SMART Transportation Division promotes four officers

Three ports tout promising developments

North County Transit District to issue RFP for Solana Beach station development

NS locomotive shop in Virginia marks safety milestone

Sound Transit kicks off public comment period for long-range transit expansion plan

O'Leary to succeed Aadnesen as Alaska Railroad's chief executive

October 25

Rail supplier news from UP Distribution, Alstom, GATX, Wabtec, DNJ Intermodal and Laird (Oct. 25)

Hersman, Hart retain NTSB chair seats for third terms

Short line association voices opposition to Safe Freight Act

Amtrak previews new long-distance rail cars

RTA: Tie purchases, production slipped in September due to seasonal swings

Fatal accident prompts BART to change safety procedure

Engineering phase under way for Metro Gold Line extension's second segment

Washington state port's commission approves crude facility lease a second time

U.S. rail traffic ratcheted up for second consecutive week

October 24

Rail supplier news from Tiger Cool, American Trainco, Thales, TUV, Parsons Brinckerhoff and Jacobs (Oct. 24)

Wisconsin and Southern welcomed Russian delegation in September

Crossing upgrades advance in Kentucky, Ohio

Rail-related developments brew at three ports

MTA marks 100th anniversary of Long Island Rail Road's Jamaica Station

Ferromex, UP launch 'Eagle Premium' intermodal service

Percy to become GO Transit's next president

MBTA issues RFP for $1.3 billion rail-car replacement project

October 23

Senate subcommittee hearing to examine Metro-North power outage

Canada aims to continue bolstering rail safety, transport minister says

CSX's Florida headquarters earns LEED certification

BNSF starts work on logistics center in Texas, opens economic development office in Montana

Metra seeks public input on FY2014 budget, two-year financial plan

Record earnings, lowest-ever operating ratio highlight 'outstanding' 3Q, CP says

NS posts 'excellent' third-quarter results

CN bested revenue record, notched sub-60 operating ratio in 3Q

October 22

Rail supplier news from Tata Steel, Alstom, Liebherr-Transportation, Aon, HDR, GE and Hub Group (Oct. 22)

Hancock, Cox assume leadership roles at AASHTO

September port volume soared in Long Beach, slipped in Los Angeles

FTA allocates $29 million to strengthen transit safety, disaster recovery capabilities

AAR to FRA: Freight railroads are taking steps to improve haz-mat safety

NS and UP made 'revenue adequate' grade in 2012, STB says

CTA proposes $1.38 billion budget for FY2014

BART: Tentative agreement ends strike, NTSB continues accident review

October 21

Rail supplier news from Banyan Rail, Bombardier, Atlas Copco and InComm (Oct. 21)

VIA Rail issues contracts for Winnipeg Union Station, rail-car components

KCSM marks seventh Bulkmatic transload terminal in Mexico

Rail-car orders slipped, deliveries rose slightly in 3Q, ARCI says

NYCT to build new Staten Island Railway station

BNSF earns recognition for military recruiting efforts

BART: Strike continues, NTSB investigates fatal accident

CTA extends Montreal, Maine & Atlantic's operating license until Feb. 1

October 18

Rail news from RailComm, Herzog, L.B. Foster, AECOM, STV, RSI and REMSA (Oct. 18)

CTA ready to reopen reconstructed Red Line South

BNSF opens intermodal facility at Kansas City logistics park

Bewley joins All Aboard Florida's leadership team as CFO

U.S. rail traffic landed on plus side of ledger last week

CSX unveils plan for Pittsburgh intermodal terminal, takes wraps off new intermodal website

Regulation: Canada issues order requiring crude classification tests; STB postpones hearing on switching petition

BART workers launch second strike

KCS set revenue, carload records in 3Q

October 17

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Watco tabs Cassidy as Swan Ranch Railroad's GM

WMATA welcomes back federal workers, advances Bethesda Station improvements

South Carolina ports: More cargo in September, more funds for inland facility

X Train, California city to continue discussions over proposed L.A.-to-Vegas passenger-rail service

Caltrain to mark 150-year milestone

Florida DOT to provide $35 million for three port projects

Amtrak, 19 states reach agreements to preserve rail routes

3Q: UP overcomes Colorado floods, three weak business sectors to set four financial records

October 16

KCSM, Panama Canal Railway execs win board posts for Latin America chambers

Fort Worth's The T names interim president; DART elects new officers

Minneapolis leaders to delay Southwest light-rail project

Alameda Corridor authority to begin two grade separations in 2014

California commission approves millions to improve passenger-rail service

Canadian rail association disputes Fraser Institute's findings in crude transportation safety study

Amtrak, Indiana reach agreement for Hoosier service funding

Strong merchandise, intermodal volumes helped CSX overcome weak coal traffic in 3Q

October 15

Rail supplier news from EnviroSolutions, Siemens, Hollysys, Alstom, Pacer and Innovative Scheduling (Oct. 15)

Rail supply industry consolidation continued through 2013's first half, EdgePoint says

Kansas DOT opens interchange near BNSF's new intermodal facility

CN, Teamsters continue to differ during contract negotiations

Kesich to lead rail operations for MTA-Metro North

Tunnel construction begins for Ottawa's Confederation Line

Florida East Coast posts progress on new container facility at Port Everglades

No BART strike today, federal mediator says

October 14

UP's ShipCarsNow wins BBB's Integrity Award

IDOT, UP begin final stage of Chicago-St. Louis HSR corridor work for 2013

California rail authority solicits contractor qualifications for high-speed route's second phase

New panel to plan Indiana's transportation infrastructure

Oregon port to begin exporting Ford vehicles to China

Iowa commission allocates funds for six freight-rail projects

Amtrak set ridership record in FY2013

BART, unions still can't agree on labor contract; strike averted one more day

October 11

Rail supplier news from American Railcar, Vossloh, GE, Alstom, Thales, Jacobs and T.Y. Lin International (Oct. 11)

BLET, Terminal Railway reach tentative agreement

Oregon DOT to poll public on preliminary alternative routes for intercity passenger rail

UP wins ConAgra Mills' service appreciation award

Austin's Capital Metro issues RFP for transit-oriented development near rail station

CN, Indiana Rail Road open Indianapolis intermodal terminal

U.S. rail traffic returns to mixed-result mode, AAR data shows

BART, unions continue labor talks through weekend to avoid strike

October 10

South Carolina Public Railways becomes Palmetto Railways

Kansas City unveils new CAF streetcar

Brunswick port's 'banner year' helped Georgia authority log record fiscal-year volume

CTA hires construction manager/GC for Red Line project

Amtrak appoints Murphy GM of long-distance services

Florida East Coast to restore service to Miami port

Leader assumes permanent SVP post at New York City Transit

Maine DOT report: Rail safety practices in the state are 'adequate'

October 9

Rail supplier news from Wabtec, Stella-Jones, Siemens and Quintiq (Oct. 9)

Quiet zones advance in New York, Wisconsin

Twin Cities and Western cites study to back its light-rail project position

Amtrak issues RFP for Philadelphia 30th Street Station's master plan

Iowa commission OKs funds for 51 crossing projects

University of Illinois study: 220-mph high-speed line from Chicago to Champaign-Urbana and beyond is feasible

Intermodal transfer facility authority to address modernization project's environmental impacts

NTSB recommends 'urgent' safety measures following CTA's Blue Line accident

October 8

North Carolina Railroad elects new chairs; Watco installs new managers

Federal agencies seeking comments on proposed policy for MPO boards

BNSF breaks down planned capital projects in California

CN's Mongeau: Canadian supply chain needs to prep for healthy grain harvest

Tucson begins testing new streetcar system

Amtrak, New York State reach cost-sharing agreement

BNSF to serve new crude-by-rail terminal in Wyoming

MTA Metro-North restores service on New Haven Line

October 7

In memoriam: Pioneer Railcorp founder Guy Brenkman

South Florida agency honored for reducing time, costs on Miami station project

Florida council provides $16.5 million for Port Everglades projects

WMATA investigating fatal accident on Red Line

Tie purchases and production posted gains in August, RTA says

Gov. Brown signs bill that helps Metrolink fund purchase of low-emission locomotives

CP-served crude facility still on track for late 2013 opening, Dakota Plains says

Amtrak reducing financial losses on food service, Boardman says

October 4

Rail supplier news from FreightCar America, Cummins, Railway Supply Institute, Alstom, Chicago FreightCar and IDS (Oct. 4)

WMATA to open new parking structure, advance transit-oriented development

Trogdon to step down as North Carolina DOT's chief operations officer

Louis Dreyfus Commodities opens new grain elevator at Louisiana port

Santa Clara VTA names Fernandez general manager

UP anticipates best-ever earnings, lower operating ratio in 3Q results

AAR: Coal and grain drops aside, September gains a 'hopeful sign' for U.S. traffic

All Aboard Florida secures right of way for Orlando-Miami passenger-rail project

October 3

Florida East Coast paints locomotives to promote breast cancer awareness

ContainerPort Group to open CSX-, CN-served facility in Indianapolis

Detroit awards design, quality assurance contract for streetcar line

STB to seek public comments on Grenada Railway's service embargo in Mississippi

Amtrak, MTA complete joint project to upgrade Baltimore station's restrooms

CN makes CDP's climate disclosure grade for fourth-straight year

Metro-North restores some service to New Haven Line

APTA bestows high honors to three transit agencies, six individuals

CSX-served crude unloading facility opens at Philadelphia refinery

October 2

Amtrak, Google create interactive train locator map

BNSF outlines capital improvement plans in New Mexico

Millennial generation wants multi-modal transportation options, APTA says

Previsich succeeds Futhey as SMART Transportation Division president

Shallow tunnels recommended for Twin Cities' Green Line light-rail extension

Council of State OKs deal for new wood pellet export facility at North Carolina port

Railway Interchange: 'Next Generation' event encourages millennials to consider railroad careers

Quebec accident highlights need to strengthen rail safety, Canadian transport minister says

October 1

Rail supplier news from Lilee and Alstom, GE, ARINC, Mitsubishi, Siemens, Emerson Bearing and A&K (Oct. 1)

FRA approves NCDOT request to shift $15 million to fund Raleigh station project

Georgia Ports Authority posts monthly tonnage, container records

Marin County transportation board OKs toll funds for SMART Larkspur extension

CSX takes top spot on Soy Transportation Coalition's annual Railroad Report Card

AREMA honors Utah Transit Authority with 2013 Hay Award engineering honor

Amtrak still running despite government shutdown; reaches agreement with North Carolina DOT

Railway Interchange general session offers thoughts on industry optimism, challenges

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