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Rail News: November 2019

November 27

Rail supplier news from AECOM, Alstom, Saft, Moment, LAN and Ports America (Nov. 27)

CREATE partners visit project sites with U.S. Rep. Garcia

LA Metro Regional Connector honored as ‘Project of the Year’

Ohio, Washington state regulators OK funds for grade-crossing projects

APTA releases three-year strategic plan

Caltrain ramps up electrification project

Iowa terminal to serve as Midwest hub for new intermodal service

STB: U.S. Class I employment slide continued in October

November 26

Metro Transit-St. Louis, Lyft partner on last-mile solution for rail riders

BART to add train tracking feature to app

Toronto Transit Commission to retire streetcars

Former short-line rail exec Gedney dies

Canadian Pacific to build transload facility in Montreal

Long Island Rail Road commended for grade crossing safety

FRA: PTC now operating on 92 percent of route miles

CN, union reach tentative pact to end strike

November 25

NJ Transit advances rail-car storage facility project

SacRT closes on first TOD sale

Montreal transit agency releases 2020 budget

CTA OKs 2020 operating, capital budgets

OmniTRAX marks groundbreaking on A&R Logistics' export facility

RTD-Denver CEO Genova announces retirement

FRA extends deadline for training standards rule

CN now operating PTC on all required track

November 22

Rail supplier news from HDI, MODE, SunteckTTS, Holland and Cylus (Nov. 22)

BART OKs contract to modernize Powell Street, Antioch stations

Senate bill would help Amtrak enforce passenger-rail preference law

Union Pacific earns Gold Medallion for veteran support

Texas Central taps Mass. Electric for bullet train construction

Montana Rail names Ollmann president

KCS names Kennedy to its board

SEPTA selects PennDOT Secretary Richards as new GM

November 21

Trinity Metro expands first, last mile options for rail riders

Sound Transit to change how it names light-rail lines

PANYNJ completes Jamaica Station lighting upgrade

Kansas City Southern preps Holiday Express for tour

North American freight railroads post another traffic decline

MTA hires Peloquin to be chief operating officer

CN calls for binding arbitration to settle strike, Alberta calls on Trudeau to intervene

Canadian Pacific to acquire Central Maine & Quebec Railway

November 20

Rail supplier news from CloudMoyo, BlackBerry, TekTracking, Cad Railway, WSP and EnviroServe (Nov. 20)

WSDOT seeks input on transportation improvement program

LA Metro to eliminate tokens in favor of fare cards

North Carolina Railroad names Bell chairman

NJ Transit boosts Newark light-rail service, names Taveras real estate chief

Freightliner honored as 'Rail Freight Operator of the Year'

MBTA advances Franklin Line double-track project

Chao highlights federal steps to improve grade-crossing safety

November 19

Valley Metro to prep track for Tempe Streetcar 'tie-in' project

BLET taps Fransen to succeed Fields as safety task force coordinator

WMATA to sell corporate naming rights for planned Silver Line station

NYCT completes three-station renovation

Railway Association of Canada announces Environment Awards

Santa Clara VTA pauses pre-revenue service on Berryessa extension

CN EVP Foster to resign, Reilly named interim successor

Teamsters Canada: Strike begins at CN

November 18

Rail supplier news from Stadler, Trinity Industries, Alstom and Huber+Suhner (Nov. 18)

CTA aims to support small business contractors

Georgia Ports Authority posts record container volume for October

Dalton installed as VRE's acting CEO

Pennsylvania OKs multimodal infrastructure projects for funding

WMATA wraps up major escalator project

MTA issues final proposed 2020 budget, four-year financial plan

CN conductors, rail yard coordinators could strike as of Nov. 19

November 15

Metro Transit's Northstar service to turn 10

San Francisco agency taps Tumlin to direct transportation services

CP paints locomotives to honor military veterans

Orange County authority OKs 10-year transportation plan

Union Pacific names Williams board director

MARTA signs pact with Stadler to buy 254 rail cars

FRA proposes rule requiring states to create grade-crossing action plans

Toronto Transit Commission settles benefits fraud case

November 14

Sound Transit drafts plan for connecting bus service to future light-rail station

DART approves $9.6 million in Dallas street repairs

MTA taps McCord as chief transformation officer

Gov. Dunleavy names Petry, Shively to Alaska Railroad's board

PATCO obtains BUILD grant to reopen Franklin Square Station

ASLRRA honors Southern Region short lines for safety practices

PANYNJ seeks public input on proposed 2020 operating, capital budgets

U.S. rail traffic fell in November's first week

November 13

Rail supplier news from Alstom, Tideworks, WSP and WAGO (Nov. 13)

DART contractors begin field construction on Silver rail line

Trinity Metro, Fort Worth partner to develop transit master plan

KCS unveils new capital allocation policy

CP logged record-breaking grain haul in October

BNSF names Arizona & California Railroad 'Short Line of the Year'

USDOT announces $900 million in FY2019 BUILD grant awards

AAR: STB's proposed rate review rule is 'unlawful'

November 12

BART GM issues apology to rider handcuffed over food policy

Denver RTD hires 50 rail, bus workers during labor shortage

Ports of LA, Long Beach cite trade war for dip in October's cargo volume

SamTrans’ Hartnett named most admired San Francisco CEO

MARTA marks 40th anniversary of rail service

Santa Clara VTA pilots safety railing on light-rail line

Metro-North marks achievements under 'Way Ahead' transformation plan

CN's James Street swing bridge reopens after long legal battle

November 11

NRF: Retail imports to see final tariff-driven surge of 2019

FTA honors Indiana commuter-rail district for environmental documentation

NYCT taps Rumph to lead track inspection

OmniTRAX joins chemistry council's 'Responsible Care' initiative

Metra OKs 2020 budget, capital plan

BUILD grant to help fund rail transload facility near Spokane airport

California high-speed rail receives environmental clearance into Bakersfield

Amtrak logged record ridership, revenue for FY2019

November 8

Rail supplier news from Duos, Alstom, Wabtec and Ayers Electronic (Nov. 8)

New Orleans RTA restores streetcar service

Sound Transit to host public meeting on Federal Way light-rail project

BLET members ratify pacts with Transit America, Louisville & Indiana Railroad

Ohio panel directs short lines to improve grade crossings in Clark, Crawford counties

Connecticut governor to invest $6.2 billion in rail

USDOT extends funding deadline for Quad Cities-Chicago Amtrak route

BUILD grants awarded to rail-related projects in Illinois, Hawaii

November 7

Metra opens new Cary Station

San Diego MTS trolley drives ridership spike

APTA: Public transit won at the polls

BLET, Indiana Rail Road reach tentative agreement

FRA to offer $24 million in grants for intercity passenger-rail service

CSX joins TradeLens shipping information platform

USDOT awards grant for Jaxport terminal improvements

U.S. freight-rail traffic downturn continued through October

November 6

Rail supplier news from Keolis, Universal Logistics, Focused Technology, NYAB, Railroad Software and CARS (Nov. 6)

Montreal transit agency selects Blue Line extension station architects

Metro-North advances PTC on 90 percent of Hudson Line

U.S. Rep. Granger recognized for rail policy leadership

MBTA board calls for commuter-rail electrification

Houston voters OK $3.5B in borrowing for transit, rail expansion projects

Louisville & Indiana Railroad overpass project begins in Columbus

CN logged record grain shipments in October

November 5

USDOT officials break ground on new Volpe Center research facility

TransLink seeks public feedback on Surrey Langley SkyTrain project

Bill would make Amtrak's no-smoking policy federal law

Port of Virginia launches 55-foot dredging project

NYCT wraps up two station accessibility projects

MBTA awards contract for Natick Center Station project

CN serves new Saskatchewan intermodal terminal

BNSF posts higher Q3 operating income, lower revenue

November 4

KC Streetcar begins passenger service on newest car

Missouri port authority awarded federal grant to repair flood-damaged rail infrastructure

Twin Cities’ Met Council Chair Slawik resigns

Brightline to build station at PortMiami

North Carolina and Virginia Railroad upgrades infrastructure to handle heavier cars

LA Metro seeks contractor to develop Sepulveda Transit Corridor project

IANA: Intermodal downturn continued in Q3

Rail union execs announce bargaining coalition's members

November 1

Rail supplier news from Alstom, The Andersons, Thales, Abloy and IMC (Nov. 1)

APTA hails Senate action to stop public transit funding cuts

Secure Rail seeks presenters for 2020 conference in Chicago

NYCT launches debris inspection blitz

NDTA honors Anacostia Rail for military support

Alberta to ease production limits on oil if it's shipped by rail

Union Pacific implements PTC on 93 percent of route miles

Freight railroads launch new bargaining round with unions

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