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Rail News: February 2022

February 28

Rail supplier news from Greenbrier, Keolis, TRAC, IMC and Holland (Feb. 28)

Northern Indiana commuter district pursues TOD project

Port of Savannah to expand capacity

STB clarifies decision in Sanimax v. UP

Amtrak begins Baltimore Penn Station construction

Rising Stars nomination deadline is one week away

L.A. Metro's West Santa Ana Branch project advances

UP marks third straight year of lower fuel consumption

February 25

STB publishes latest rail rate report

Durango & Silverton Railroad creates division for contract work

MTA unveils new effort to stop track trespassing

MBTA Green Line Extension to open Union Square branch next month

Sound Transit names Belman acting CEO upon Rogoff's departure

UP honors Vanzant with J.C. Kenefick Safety Award

Metrolink announces new executive leadership team

AAR: Feds' supply-chain recommendations won't help freight rail

February 24

Rail supplier news from Koppers, Stadler, Kaleris, East Chicago Transload and STV (Feb. 24)

Port of Toronto logs more than 2 million tons of cargo in 2021

Broe Group names Spiegleman OmniTRAX's chief legal officer, general counsel

Metra to conduct 51 Operation Lifesaver 'safety blitzes' in 2022

U.S. railroads log traffic increase in Week 7, but total volume is down so far this year

RTD hires HDR to study possible peak service schedule in northwest Denver

Rail unions consider appeal of court ruling on BNSF attendance policy

CSX requests delay in STB hearing on Amtrak Gulf Coast case

February 23

LOSSAN corridor updates Wi-Fi service

Metra's BMWED members elect Shanahan GM of new union

Metro-North Railroad to boost weekday service in March

Transportation panel advises WMATA to tighten 2023 budget

USDOT makes grant funding available for port projects

CP reveals slate of board nominees

UP to serve renewable chemicals plant in Missouri

February 22

Rail supplier news from Alstom, Hatch, Mitsui Rail and Burns (Feb. 22)

Texas transportation council cancels hyperloop plans

RDC names Asplund executive VP

BNSF to serve South Dakota seed processing plant

STB issues environmental study scope for CP-KCS merger

NS, PennDOT to collaborate on freight-, passenger-rail improvements

February 18

Progressive Railroading seeks Rising Stars nominations for 2022

Rail supplier news from Hotstart, Konecranes, AECOM and NRC (Feb. 18)

PANYNJ board re-elects leadership

Port Manatee rebrands as 'SeaPort Manatee'

Connecticut DOT updates five-year capital plan

Port of L.A. logs busiest-ever January

Norfolk Southern offers bonuses to recruit more conductor trainees

February 17

San Diego MTS breaks ground on TOD project

Rail supplier news from Alstom and Carboline (Feb. 17)

Report: Investing in high-speed rail lifts California's economy

Port of Long Beach logs busiest January on record

U.S. freight-rail traffic rose in Week 6

NS taps BNSF's Duncan to become VP of network planning, operations

Moorman, Foote, Gardner testify at STB Amtrak hearing

February 16

BLET members ratify new Metra contract

Infrastructure Ontario, Metrolinx issue RFP for Scarborough subway extension project

TTCI posts 30 years' worth of rail research on new e-library

AAR to STB: 'Forced' switching is unnecessary

BNSF Logistics recognizes supplier excellence for 2021

STB hears from advocates, opponents of Amtrak Gulf Coast service

February 15

Port Authority of Allegheny County steps up rail station construction

UTC issues rail-safety grant to Tacoma Rail

Brightline wraps up first major construction zone for Orlando project

Ceres, Jaxport to invest in TraPac container terminal

FRA publishes Amtrak performance report

Amtrak tweets its case for Gulf Coast service

February 14

Rail supplier news from Industrial Nanotech, Railroad Software and EnviroServe (Feb. 14)

Amtrak named to Forbes’ best U.S. employers list

Retailers: Import growth to remain high in 2022's first half

NYC subway ridership tops 3 million for first time in months

Gov. Wolf announces additional funding for Philadelphia port projects

Shippers, short lines question impact of Amtrak Gulf Coast service

February 11

Rail supplier news from Greenbrier, OPW and Siemens (Feb. 11)

Norfolk Southern recognized for climate work with suppliers

OIG: Amtrak should improve Gateway program management

NJ Transit names Sincaglia SVP rail operations, acquires multilevel rail cars

Eng to retire as LIRR president, Rinaldi named to interim role

NS promotes execs McClellan, Nag, Moore

February 10

Port of Savannah logged cargo increase in January

NTSB issues preliminary report on CSX, SEPTA collision

Amtrak debuts new locomotives on Chicago-Seattle route

Week 5: U.S. freight-rail traffic slowdown continues

UP issues first 'human capital' report

Teamsters to hold strike vote at Canadian Pacific

February 9

Rail supplier news from RailWorks, Mullen Group and Alstom (Feb. 9)

Brightline’s 'Bright Blue 2' rolls into Orlando

CHSRA issues draft business plan for 2022

USDOT awards pandemic-recovery grant to Chicago Transit Authority

Sherwin-Williams to expand NS-served plant in North Carolina

Patriot Rail, California county agree to form new rail district

February 8

Rail supplier news from Semcon, Shift5 and WSP (Feb. 8)

FTA calls for nominations to TRACS

MTA to launch fare pilot program

Ports of Indiana names new general cargo terminal operator

FRA solicits input on new passenger-rail corridor program

CSX asks shippers to 'express concerns' about Amtrak Gulf Coast plan

February 7

Rail supplier news from STV, FTS, Alstom, Carboline, Edna A. Rice and WAGO (Feb. 7)

MARTA issues RFP for development at Bankhead rail station

TSA recognizes WMATA for transit security efforts

Transport Canada proposes ETC plan to improve rail safety

Former UPS exec elected to Union Pacific board

CN, CP dispute continues over STB review of KCS merger application

February 4

FTA: Nearly $5B now available in transit formula funding

WMATA names Anzallo police chief

CHS, MKC to build new rail terminal in Kansas

Metro Transit appoints Funk deputy GM, COO

Union Pacific names Whited EVP of sustainability, strategy

New York awards $76 million in freight-rail infrastructure grants

February 3

Rail supplier news from Greenbrier, Tai Ginsberg, Pacific West and RELAM (Feb. 3)

NY region agencies issue latest Transit Tech Lab challenge

Metrolinx, VRE kick off rail station projects

OIG report: Amtrak has more work to do to improve state partnerships

AAR: U.S. freight-rail volume fell in most categories last month

UP, TuSimple partner to move freight on AV truck lane in Arizona

February 2

Rail supplier news from GIS, GATX, Savage, Keolis, RATP and Carboline (Feb. 2)

USDOT awards Metra pandemic-recovery grant

L.A. Metro advances West Santa Ana Branch light-rail project

Smart Sand opens Pennsylvania transload terminal near NS line

STB sets stage for Amtrak Gulf Coast hearing

Soybean plant to locate near Class I, Nebraska Central rail lines

February 1

ARCI: Rail-car orders rose, deliveries fell in Q4

Rail supplier news from LRW, Alstom and HDR (Feb. 1)

Final foundation set for Caltrain electrification project

BNSF earns high rating among 'best places to work' for LGBTQ+ equality

STM CEO Tremblay to step down

Exo purchases 10 Siemens Charger locomotives

IANA: Q4 intermodal volume tumbled, total volume rose in 2021

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