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Rail News: November 2017

November 30

NARP unveils new brand, website

TriMet to renovate East 122nd Avenue light-rail station

New York City Transit seeks rider input on new subway cars

U.S. railroads report 2.4 percent traffic increase in Week 47

Second rail union ratifies national contract with freight carriers

House bill would strengthen transit-rail security

Union Pacific, startup accelerator partner to spur freight innovations

Washington panel votes to deny proposed Vancouver crude-oil terminal

November 29

Ontario to improve GO train stations in Milton, Mississauga

Metra train derails outside Chicago Union Station

MBTA fast-tracks rail, tie replacement on Green Line

PANYNJ kicks off meetings for PATH extension to Newark airport

Alberta Midland completes rail logistics center on CN line

WSP to manage second phase of BART's Silicon Valley extension

Train dispatchers vote to ratify contract with freight carriers

Canadian Pacific hires new VPs to bolster sales, marketing team

November 28

Rail supplier news from RailWorks, Parsons, Duos Technologies and Acrow Bridge (Nov. 28)

Washington DOT seeks input on multimodal projects list

TTC begins final testing on Line 1 subway extension

Neo-Panamax cranes arrive at Port of Savannah

Operation Lifesaver's new safety videos target young adults

San Diego agencies complete Oceanside Transit Center upgrades

CN to wrap up two-year Minnesota-Wisconsin bridge project

Nashville Mayor Barry expands light-rail plans

November 27

Ohio commission OKs rail crossing improvements

Sound Transit light-rail ridership soared in third quarter

CTA proposes fare hike after state funding cut

Washington panel issues FEIS for proposed crude-by-rail terminal

Rail intermodal traffic tops carloads in Week 46

MBTA inks $723 million contract for automated fare collection system

Batory named rail adviser to Chao

NTSB: U.S. rail fatalities rose in 2016

November 22

U.S. Rep. Estes tours Budde Enterprises' Kansas facility

UP to hike track speed in southwest Minnesota

Hackers target Sacramento transit agency

NTSB: Truck driver's inattention led to Amtrak's 2016 derailment in Kansas

STB: U.S. Class I employment dipped slightly in October

Progress Rail to acquire Downer Freight Rail in Australia

AASHTO: Tax reform bills fail to address infrastructure funding 'crisis'

Byford takes helm as New York City Transit's president

November 21

Rail supplier news from Siemens, RATP, HARTING, Eversheds Sutherland and TekTracking (Nov. 21)

Colorado Gov. Hickenlooper names Lewis to head DOT

L.A. Metro opens Union Station bike facility, forms ride-sharing pact

NRC: Voter-approved ballot measures included rail projects

Amtrak selects preferred plan for Philadelphia station development

FTA OKs Utah's rail safety program

UP highlights third-quarter PTC work

MBTA selects Fluor joint venture to build Green Line extension

November 20

PUCO seeks applicants for grade-crossing project funding

Metrolink calls on Congress to keep transit tax deduction

North County Transit District advances PTC demo

CentrePort preps new industrial park for development

Metra kicks off Fox River Bridge replacement project

TTC's subway extension to open next month

RSI President Simpson to retire, O'Malley named successor

APTA names Skoutelas president, CEO

November 17

Rail supplier news from Pandrol, Cubic, FST, NRC and MTU (Nov. 17)

SEPTA unveils updated mobile app

L.A. Metro audit found nearly 2,600 rail service disruptions in 2016

CP, Canadian police union forge tentative five-year pact

Portland port names Swire Shipping terminal operator

Sound Transit taps Brookville for five more light-rail cars

New Orleans port continues growth in FY17, expects to close soon on short-line acquisition

Amtrak broke ridership, financial records in FY2017

November 16

Shippers need more rail-asset transparency, firms say

Santa Clara VTA to hike fares, increase light-rail service in 2018

JAXPORT kicks off construction of new auto terminal

U.S. rail carloads down, intermodal volumes up in Week 45

Florida Gov. Scott proposes record $10.8 billion transportation budget

Amtrak advances next phase of Penn Station renewal

California high-speed rail agency selects German firm as early train operator

Canada sues OmniTRAX over rail line disrepair; company seeks arbitration under NAFTA

November 15

Metro-North wraps up Port Jervis Line repairs

APTA disappointed in Senate's version of tax bill

DART steps up security

Florida East Coast Railway tour highlighted LNG operations

MBTA to receive first Orange Line cars from China in December

Kansas City Southern honored for board diversity

Canada, Quebec pledge funds for Montreal public transit projects

NTSB: Amtrak's weak safety culture led to fatal derailment

November 14

Rail supplier news from Ballard, ALLU, Teleste and WAGO (Nov. 14)

Prototype streetcar unveiled for proposed Brooklyn-Queens line

Fauth, Fortson join National Mediation Board

Oakland port gives first OK to CenterPoint logistics center

TriMet, ATU agree to three-year pact

Secure Rail issues call for 2018 conference presenters

MBTA obtains $382 million in federal loans for PTC work

GE to sell or spin off its transportation business

November 13

DART to update public on Cotton Belt rail project

BNSF serves new Cemex terminal in Colorado

San Francisco Muni's next-gen light-rail cars ready to go

Fatt steps down from Canadian Pacific's board

Georgia Ports Authority OKs funds for rail, gate expansions

LaHood calls for regional source of capital funds for WMATA

MassDOT seeks federal grant for New England Central Railroad project

Metra OKs 2018 budget with fare hikes, service cuts

November 10

Rail supplier news from STV, PTSI, HDR and HNTB (Nov. 10)

California looks to assume environmental review of high-speed rail project

Ceres Solutions obtains state loan for rail project at Michigan feed mill

Western Forest to shut down Englewood logging train

Construction authority issues RFQ for L.A.'s Gold Line extension

PANYNJ unveils 2018 capital, operating budgets

Norfolk Southern to serve Indiana coal-loading facility

Caltrans replaces Nippon Sharyo with Siemens in rail-car contract

November 9

Transport Canada takes on rail worker fatigue initiative

WMATA mulls station changes to improve access to Maryland light-rail line

Amazon coming to rail-served park in Maryland

BART's 'Fleet of the Future' train misses mark in test run

AAR: U.S. railroads logged slight volume dip in Week 44

Pittsburgh transit agency names Kelleman CEO

Wisconsin & Southern obtains state funding for rail bridge project

ASLRRA: Short-line industry achieves fatality-free year

November 8

LIRR to upgrade signals on Montauk Branch segment

South Carolina Ports logged record October volume

Houston METRO signs CEO Lambert to another term

L.A., Long Beach ports adopt clean air pact

OmniTRAX names Shanley exec VP

Ironhorse to develop rail-served industrial park on U.S.-Mexico border

Iowa Interstate reshapes leadership team

Study: Proposed Texas-Oklahoma passenger-rail service is 'feasible'

November 7

Rail supplier news from ENSCO, Miller Ingenuity, Talgo and RSI (Nov. 7)

Caltrain OKs bicycle parking management plan

SEPTA seeks input on energy action plan

House transportation leaders want GAO oversight of INFRA grants

EDA grant to fund Iowa industrial park's rail project

MBTA outlines $101 million in winter resiliency efforts

KCS de Mexico to serve Savage Cos.'s new petroleum terminal

APTA: Tax bill fails to protect Highway Trust Fund

November 6

Pittsburgh transit agency brings real-time tracking to rail system

GE's Thomas to present at RailTrends 2017

Washington panel OKs grants for crossing improvements

WMATA to replace Red Line interlocking

Iowa Interstate names Parsons GM

Port Everglades handled record cargo volumes in FY2017

Transport Canada to adjust track inspections in response to safety recommendation

BNSF posts revenue, income gains in Q3

November 3

Rail supplier news from Sperry, Keolis, Greenbrier, Cubic, Arrows Up, Nortrak and WAGO (Nov. 3)

RTD reaches milestone in small-business contracts for FasTracks work

Ohio panel OKs crossing improvement projects

South Carolina port authority OKs largest crane purchase

Anacostia Rail prepares 260 emergency responders in hazmat safety

EPA trims 2017 rail-car deliveries estimate just a tad

Teamsters Canada members reject CP contract renewal proposal

CREATE partners seek $160 million INFRA grant from feds

November 2

AAR's Hamberger ranks among nation's top lobbyists

North Carolina Railroad names Walters chairman

Honda nearly triples cargo moved through Georgia's Port of Brunswick

Ontario advances Kipling Station project

Amtrak names Zacariassen CIO

NYC transit agencies heighten security after terrorist attack

AAR: Intermodal traffic set a record in October

CSX ceases plan to expand Baltimore tunnel

November 1

South Florida RTA adds Vaughan to governing board

SEPTA slates hearings on King of Prussia Rail environmental report

Norfolk Southern unveils 2017 sustainability report

Sound Transit 'floating' rail bridge honored for engineering

NJ Transit lengthens light-rail platforms at Exchange Place Station

Port of Indiana obtains federal dollars for expansion

Amtrak begins Roanoke rail service

IANA: Strong growth in Q3 intermodal volumes

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