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Rail News: October 2022

October 31

Minnesota, Wisconsin DOTs to host meetings on intercity passenger-rail project

WMATA to return all 7000-series cars to service

ARCI: Freight-car orders soar in Q3

CTA issues RFQ for Red Line Extension

Amtrak to select contractor for new Connecticut River Bridge

STB sets hearing on Amtrak Gulf Coast service; extends Class I reporting period

October 28

Rail supplier news from Transdev, Greenbrier, AECOM and IntelliTrans (Oct. 28)

Canada's Transportation Safety Board releases 2022 'watchlist'

FRA sets hearing on two-person train crew rule

MARTA confirms Greenwood as GM, CEO

USDOT to award $703 million in port infrastructure grants

Business groups ask Biden to intervene in rail labor negotiations

October 27

ASLRRA honors Pacific Harbor Line with President's Safety Award

U.S. freight-rail volumes dipped 1.1% in Week 42

Coos Bay port wins federal grant for rail tie, ballast project

Tradepoint Atlantic to build container terminal, rail facility in Maryland

Rail signalmen reject tentative labor agreement

CP posts 'solid' Q3 financial results

October 26

MTA, NY leaders step up efforts to stop violence on subways

CP honors 59 customers with 'Safe Shipper Award'

Alpenglow, CC&L to acquire Alberta Midland Railway Terminal

CREATE partners break ground on Forest Hill Flyover, 71st Street grade separation projects

CN's Q3: New revenue, operating income records

NS sets revenue, earnings and income records in Q3

October 25

NYCT approves order for more R211 subway cars

Progress Rail CEO Haycraft to retire, Newman named successor

CN logs another grain-haul record

Patriot Rail names Hall COO

CP agrees to back Amtrak expansion plans

KCS to break ground next week on second International Bridge

October 24

AASHTO elects Millar, Ajegba to board leadership roles

Metrolinx wraps up Rouge River Bridge rehab project

New hearings set for Lac-Megantic rail bypass project

CP to appeal court decision in land sale case

Canada orders VIA Rail to address HEP rail-car safety

OIG: Amtrak should use data to help achieve emissions reduction goals

October 21

CHSRA awards design contract for Central Valley stations

ACWR opens North Carolina logistics park for rail customers

KCSM's Oscar del Cueto named president of Mexico's rail association

CSX to serve new Manna Beverages complex in Alabama

CN, Unifor begin contract negotiations

Union Pacific logs record results in Q3

Hinrichs: CSX produced 'solid earnings growth' in Q3

October 20

Rail supplier news from ENSCO, Stadler, Skanska, RDC, RailPulse, Transdev, Cervello and Nexxiot (Oct. 20)

Koppers to acquire crosstie supplier Gross & Janes

MxV Rail names Toussaint AVP of marketing

Metrolink Arrow to begin service next week

U.S. railroads report carload volume increase in Week 41

Rail carriers: BMWED's latest contract demands will be rejected

October 19

SeaPort Manatee posts year-end growth; Savannah port logs Q1 growth

UTA to auction off Comet rail cars

Lawmakers want CRRC on federal list of state-directed enterprises

BNSF Logistics taps Misch as interim president

Class I employment increased in September

TSA issues cybersecurity directive for freight, passenger railroads

October 18

CTA advances Red Line extension project

Metra awards Homewood Station rehab contract

Rail authority OKs land purchase agreement for Valley Link project

Wabtec completes first CN Dash 9 locomotive overhaul

Hitachi Rail releases final designs for new train factory in Maryland

SC Ports Authority breaks ground on new near-dock rail facility

October 17

Rail supplier news from Hill International and LRW (Oct. 17)

Connecticut Gov. Lamont OKs TOD grants

SamTrans taps Chan as GM, CEO

North Carolina's intercity passenger-rail service logs record ridership

Metra unveils 2023 budget, long-term strategic plan

Amtrak returns service to Florida following Hurricane Ian

October 14

Rail supplier news from Wabtec and Arup (Oct. 14)

Illinois panel OKs safety improvements at NS, BNSF grade crossings

California seeks applications for freight-rail, port project funding

FTA seeks applications for rail-car replacement funds; issues safety advisories

NCFO becomes sixth union to ratify rail labor pact

STB creates office to analyze Amtrak's OTP

October 13

CHSRA advances Kings County construction; applies for more federal funds

Metra unveils remanufactured 'heritage' locomotive

Iowa commission OKs $6.3 million in rail project grants, loans

Canadian Pacific to relaunch its Holiday Train

U.S. carload and intermodal volumes fell in Week 40

SMART MD ratifies labor pact with freight railroads

October 12

Rail supplier news from Koppers, TA Services, KPI and Hyster (Oct. 12)

APTA honors Metrolink for sustainability

OIG: USDOT faces challenges in infrastructure bill implementation

NTSB hires Marshall as agency's first chief HR officer

CN, IBEW end arbitration, announce new contract

OmniTRAX to acquire Colorado short line out of bankruptcy

October 11

Construction begins on Hamilton Confederation GO station

NJ Transit breaks ground on Hoboken Connect project

Minnesota DOT solicits rail-service improvement grant applications

Amtrak's Virginia routes log ridership growth

WisDOT awards funding to link two businesses to CN line

BMWED rejects tentative pact with freight railroads

October 10

State transportation leaders to pledge contract opportunities for HUBs

Retailers: Import volume growth is slowing

PennDOT accepting unsolicited P3 proposals

L.A. Metro opens K Line for service

CSX, Novelis break ground on new aluminum recycling plant

MARTA advances Greenwood as sole finalist for GM, CEO

October 7

Rail supplier news from AITX, Duos, Transdev, Harting and TTI (Oct. 7)

SEPTA unveils safety plan for vulnerable population

PUCO approves funds to improve NS, short-line grade crossings

Savage to build UP-served rail port in Utah

Amtrak, Delaware DOT win federal grant to offer rail-worker training

UP, ZTR to build hybrid-electric locomotives

October 6

Kansas DOT names Davis multimodal director

WMATA launches fare evasion deterrence campaign

USDOT expands financing for transit projects

ASLRRA, Iowa Northern launch training center

NS names Benesch to perform final track design for CREATE project

U.S. rail volumes fell 3% in September

October 5

Rail supplier news from Railhead, Edwin Bohr, Road & Rail and RailPros (Oct. 5)

Toronto Transit Commission line now running on ATC

Norfolk Southern EVP Elkins joins NAM board

UP adds to its electric vehicle fleet

California transportation officials declare track emergency along parts of southern coastline

Train dispatchers ratify labor pact; BLET ratifies agreements with BNSF

October 4

Rail supplier news from J.B. Hunt and Nexxiot (Oct. 4)

CII to honor Kellaway, Lawrence

FTA approves Honolulu recovery plan for future passenger-rail system

CN unveils 2022-23 winter operating plan

CSX to serve new Georgia-Pacific plant in Tennessee

NS combines transportation, network operations; promotes Duncan

October 3

CTA's Carter selected as APTA chair

STB extends CP-KCS merger hearing

WMATA again delays Potomac Yard station opening

Trinity Rail, GATX agree to $1.8B rail-car order

CSX donates $200,000 to hurricane recovery efforts

Amtrak Pacific Surfliner service suspended for emergency track repairs

BNSF to build $1.5B rail complex in Southern California

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