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Rail News: October 2020

October 30

Rail supplier news from Wabtec, Astronics, dFuzion, Alstom, Salco and Huber+Suhner (Oct. 30)

DART recognized for commitment to conservation

Edwards to succeed Reinhart as Virginia port CEO

PANYNJ logs cargo volume increase, PATH ridership decrease in Q3

Reading & Northern customer receives first rail cars

NYCT launches WhatsApp rider communication initiative

OmniTRAX to offer rail-ready development sites along Illinois Railway

Brightline West launches rail project website

October 29

NJ Transit Police expands community outreach

California completes first high-speed rail structure in Kern County segment

FCC approves Southern California Rail Authority PTC operations

AAR honors CSX's Atkinson for environmental stewardship

FTA, Indiana officials sign grant agreement to expand South Shore rail line

Intermodal volume gain drives U.S. rail traffic increase in Week 43

Chao announces $291 million in grants for rail repair projects

October 28

Rail supplier news from Siemens, Trinity, OPW, Bombardier, AIS and NRC (Oct 28)

BART to continue police ambassador program

Denver's Transportation Institute taps Fisher as executive director

MTA to step up COVID-19 screening for transit-rail workers

Sound Transit appoints Wright chief safety officer

USDOT awards rail-repair grants for projects in Connecticut, NJ, California

Patriot Rail to acquire Utah short-line operator

NS posts lower revenue, income, OR in Q3

October 27

TriMet to study payment systems, trip planning

NJ Transit to advance power supply project

Jaxport's berth reconstruction project advances at Blount Island Terminal

Toronto Transit Commission OKs funds to procure rail cars

BART outlines budget crisis response plan

Ports of Indiana-Burns Harbor to build multimodal warehouse

Cities sue Trump administration over 'anarchist' designation

Michigan DOT wins grant to upgrade passenger-rail corridor

October 26

Rail supplier news from AECOM, Phunware, Bentley Systems, Icomera and Wago (Oct. 26)

ARCI: Rail-car orders accelerated in Q3

Metrolinx completes Milliken GO rail bridge project

Savannah port sets monthly cargo record

CTA proposes 2021 operating budget

Patriot Rail taps Williams as AVP of sales

NJ Transit adopts 2021 operating budget, 5-year capital plan

Nebraska, Kansas & Colorado Railway wins grant for track project

October 23

Rail supplier news from InnoTrans, FSI, Alstom, RailPlan, TIA and STV (Oct. 23)

DCTA creates COVID-19 safety plan

VIA Rail to resume some service in western Canada

Intersand opens OmniTRAX-served HQ in Colorado

Ohio rail panel approves grade crossing upgrades

CP honors U.S., Canadian 'Elevators of the Year'

Amtrak ended FY20 with half of previous year's revenue, Flynn says

UP's Vena to become senior adviser, Gehringer named EVP operations

October 22

Study: One in four NYCT workers report having had COVID-19

ASLRRA honors TRRA for supporting veterans

APTA honors top public transportation leaders

U.S. freight-rail traffic up slightly in Week 42

LRW names Metrolink CEO Wiggins 'Woman of the Year'

NS, short-line owners, rail-car firms launch venture to transform shipping

CSX posts lower earnings, steady operating ratio in Q3

UP revenue, earnings fall in Q3, but operating ratio improves

October 21

LA Metro to set up safety advisory committee

MTA launches live subway map with real-time updates

Cap Metro opens light-rail station in downtown Austin

Republican T&I members seek details on Biden campaign's use of Amtrak

Class I September employment down a bit from August count

TransLink CEO to step down in 2021

CP inks multiyear agreement with AP Moller-Maersk

CN posts lower revenue in Q3, as volumes slow due to pandemic

October 20

Rail supplier news from FreightCar America, RSI, ABB, Delta and REMSA (Oct. 20)

Sound Transit ramps up Redmond light-rail extension work

CP posts lower revenue, earnings in Q3

Canadian Pacific to serve new Viterra grain facility

Former Amtrak President Alan Boyd dies

CDC recommends riders, operators wear masks on trains

AAR recognizes industry leaders in hazmat safety

CSX names Adams SVP of sales

October 19

BART seeks input on new public safety approaches

Metrolink introduces rewards program

Tri-Rail adds service

California High-Speed Rail Authority reports sustainability actions

TTC to recall remaining laid off employees next month

USDOT awards $220 million in grants to improve port infrastructure

Fortress delays bond offering for Brightline's Vegas-to-LA train

Private investors propose Mexico-U.S.-Canada rail link

October 16

Wabtec to be anchor additive manufacturing tenant at Pittsburgh airport campus

RTD-Denver obtains grant to help homeless riders

MARTA approves safety plan

MTA pilots air filtration systems on commuter rail

Rail Modal Group Minot to operate North Dakota's new intermodal service

Amtrak should transfer Keystone line ownership to Pennsylvania, congressman says

CP to acquire full ownership of Detroit River Rail Tunnel

KCS posts 'strong' Q3 financial results

October 15

Rail supplier news from Knorr-Bremse, STV, Ricardo, Keolis, UKG and Rajant (Oct. 15)

AAPA restructures board

OmniTRAX expands Rail-Ready Sites to Texas short line

Port of Brownsville wins grant to expand grain storage facilities

APTA slams FTA plan to consider 'anarchist jurisdictions' in grant eligibility

Metra sues UP over new fare collection policy

FTA awards grants to improve rail system safety

U.S. freight-rail traffic edges up in Week 41

October 14

RTD-Denver releases results of life quality study

SMART receives AA rating on construction bond refinancing

Port Manatee logs record container cargo in FY2020

CATS wraps up comment period for planned Silver light-rail line

CSX honors 72 shippers for hazmat safety

SEPTA receives federal grant to improve rail worker safety

Port KC wins grant for Missouri River intermodal terminal project

Rail industry marks 40 years of transformation under Staggers Act

October 13

Rail supplier news from Cummins, Hitachi Rail, Parsons, FreightCar America, RailPros and Savage (Oct. 13)

TriMet declares impasse on union contract negotiations

Yale students, CTDOT partner on rail-car safety research

NRF: Imports set new record, as retailers stock up early for holidays

LIRR expansion project reaches halfway point

Virginia port awarded federal grant for rail yard expansion project

UP names Jalali chief information officer, Panzer SVP of strategic planning

FRA revises track safety regs

October 12

VRE recognized for excellence in financial reporting

LA Metro preps for environmental review of Antelope Valley Line improvements

STM to upgrade Outremont Station

Port of Trois-Rivieres terminal project receives federal funds

FTA awards HOPE grants to Oregon Metro, SEPTA

APTA urges FEMA to reverse policy on transit agencies' pandemic reimbursements

CSX train derails in Georgia after Delta-related rains

Coos Bay port to receive federal grant for rail infrastructure project

October 9

U.S. Rep. Estes tours Budde rail equipment repair site

Rail supplier news from Plasser, PINC, Cubic, Alstom, 20/20 Foresight and Transit Wireless (Oct. 9)

U.S. Supreme Court denies Indian River County's appeal of Brightline lawsuit

CP joins TradeLens blockchain shipping platform

NS: Impairment charge to help lower Q3 operating expenses, ratio

North Dakota to launch intermodal service

Canada sets new rail safety measures following fatal 2017 accident

Amtrak: Additional funds needed to avoid more service, job cuts

October 8

TriMet completes final concept design for Southwest Corridor light-rail project

LA Metro Regional Connector project reaches construction milestone

LIRR completes Lynbrook Station rehabilitation

LIRC to open Jeffersonville RiverRail Terminal in early 2021

Sound Transit begins heavy construction on Federal Way light-rail extension

CSX names Bostick to its board

Intermodal lifted U.S. rail volumes in September

Port Everglades appoints Charlton operations director

October 7

Rail supplier news from Voith, Granite, Quandel, STV, Stridas and LRW (Oct. 7)

FRA, NHTSA launch rail crossing safety campaign

Metra proposes 2021 operating, capital budgets

Kansas issues first round of Short Line Rail Fund grants

CN names McKenzie to its board

WMATA selects Hitachi Rail for rail-car order

RailTrends 2020 opens conference registration

Ontario pension fund, rail holding company to acquire five short lines

October 6

Operation Lifesaver introduces virtual rail safety resources for kids

SEPTA to phase out paper ticket sales

WTS names PATH’s DeGraffe 'Woman of the Year'

MBTA begins fare gate upgrade

BTS: Transborder freight moved by rail fell in July

Amtrak restores some Keystone Service

FTA announces COVID-19 research grant program

Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruling affirms rail authority's short-line contract vote

October 5

NMB names Dowling acting general counsel

San Diego MTS receives final light-rail vehicle for Mid-Coast Trolley project

Caltrain adopts FY2021 second quarter budgets

UP announces new fare collection rules on its Metra lines

Valley Metro orders 14 light-rail vehicles

LA Metro unveils environmental report for East San Fernando Valley light-rail project

PANYNJ logged rail volume increase in August

CN, CP set new grain shipment records in Q3

October 2

Rail supplier news from LTK, Hatch, Hitachi Rail, Knorr Brake, Balfour Beatty, Transdev and Ricardo (Oct. 2)

Caltrain offers virtual first-look of new electric trains

Cando Rail opens Sturgeon Terminal in Alberta

North Carolina Railroad to invest in Purina plant line

NYCT surpasses 21 million OMNY contactless fare uses

Sound Transit seeks input on Tacoma Dome light-rail extension accessibility

CN unveils 2020-21 winter plan

STB: Five Class Is were 'revenue adequate' in 2019

October 1

Caltrain to begin Napoleon, Marin rail bridge improvement project

Metra wraps up rail-car shop expansion

BNSF marks first year at Denver-area logistics center

Amtrak cancels Winter Park Express for 2020-21 season

U.S., Canadian railroads' intermodal volume rose in Week 39

RTD-Denver finalizes new CEO contract

CN, Wisconsin town resolve dispute over future autoport site

Trump signs bill to avert government shutdown, extends FAST Act by a year

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