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Rail News: March 2012

March 30

March 30: Updates from Bombardier, Hanson Professional, T-Mobile, CANARAIL and VTG

Cleveland port wins St. Lawrence Seaway agency's Pacesetter award

Work to resume on Chicago-to-St. Louis high-speed corridor

UP, Missouri DOT launch construction on Osage River bridge

Caltrain officials applaud MOU to modernize train system

Lease agreement clears path for new NS intermodal terminal at Charlotte airport

U.S. intermodal volume remains up, carload traffic remains down, AAR says

Boxer: Keep pressure on House to pass Senate's surface transportation bill

March 29

House, Senate pass 90-day extension of surface transportation bill

Rail traffic graphics updated on

Las Vegas Railway Express elects Marino to board

STB seeks public input on proposed mediation, arbitration rule changes

BMWED's Simpson retains seat on Teamsters' executive board

L.A. port's police facility scores gold LEED rating

Washington DOT, Kansas City seek TIGER IV grants for transportation projects

RTD board approves 'hybrid' option for FasTracks northwest line

MTA purchases 300 Bombardier cars, employs new procurement process

MBTA, MassDOT recommend 23 percent fare hike and service cuts

Missouri begins construction on Osage River bridge

Metropolitan Transportation Commission signs off on Caltrain electrification funding agreement

Illinois DOT, UP set to launch more upgrades on Chicago-St. Louis corridor

March 28

March 28: Updates from FreightCar America, Axion, STV and Parsons Brinckerhoff

Coalition promotes rail safety in California city

Glen Ellyn joins UP's 'train town' registry

UTA to increase fares on April 1

LIRR expands quiet-car program

Metrolinx acquires two CN track segments

Value of surface-transported trade between NAFTA partners jumped in January, BTS says

FTA enables TEX Rail project to enter preliminary engineering stage

March 27

New Mexico Rail Runner to expand weekend service

Haeg joins Rio Grande Pacific as VP of marketing

Amtrak reaches milestone on Niantic River bridge project

Nation needs to upgrade transportation infrastructure now, treasury department report shows

Province to divest Ontario Northland Transportation Commission, cease passenger-rail service

Gov. Cuomo, New York lawmakers agree to fund MTA capital plan

Maryland officials OK $21.3 million contract for MARC train storage facility, note February ridership record

New on Rail traffic graphics

March 26

Joffrion to head Tennessee DOT's rail office

Puget Sound transit agencies receive 'gold' sustainability standard

Metro-North expands 'quiet car' program on New Haven line

Port association honors Mica as 'person of the year'

CP backs free trade agreement negotiations between Canada, Japan

Design-build contractor selected for Central Mesa light-rail extension

Rail labor unions claim BNSF's medical reporting policy violates federal laws; BNSF asserts policy is consistent with labor laws

Mica introduces three-month extension to SAFETEA-LU

Economic benefits for Rochester-Twin Cities HSR line would exceed project cost, economic development group says

March 23

Watco installs GM, assistant GM at Wisconsin & Southern

Coming March 28: Maintenance of Way Virtual Expo & Conference

Houston METRO notes progress on three light-rail lines

Tie purchases and production posted growth in February, RTA says

Amtrak: Number of track miles equipped with PTC to more than triple in 2012

CN to add 161 locomotives to high-horsepower fleet

Bay area agencies reach agreement with California HSR authority to fund Caltrain electrification

AAR week No. 11 report: U.S. carloads continue to lag 2011

March 22

NS' annual report shows 2011 was 'best-ever year,' Moorman says

Florida East Coast Industries to develop private passenger-rail service

SEPTA police officers strike

BLET, Volpe Center help further safety study for commuter-rail engineers

L.A. Foothill construction authority issues RFQ for parking facilities

BTS: Surface transportation trade value among NAFTA partners climbed to 17-year high in 2011

Sound Transit notes progress on University Link, Sounder projects

U.S. Class I workforce was a tad smaller in February, STB data shows

FasTracks committee sides with RTD staff on Northwest Rail Line implementation plan

Coming March 28: Maintenance of Way Virtual Conference & Expo

Florida East Coast Industries to develop private passenger-rail service

Bay area agencies reach agreement with California HSR authority to fund Caltrain electrification

March 21

Mica to propose three-month surface transportation bill extension

March 21: Updates from Siemens, Alternative Motive Power Systems, Axion, Hirschmann Automation, RailComm and Alstom

Watco assigns Henderson, Stephenson to GM posts

WMATA prepares to launch improved peak-period service

Virginia port pumped up volume in February

Oklahoma port seeks to add second track

San Diego MTS logging high passenger counts in current fiscal year

Alaska Railroad solicits public feedback on North Pole project's environmental report

House committee's FY13 resolution 'worst-ever' for transportation, TDD says; House to extend SAFETEA-LU again

March 20

Metrolink to host safety leadership workshop

Massachusetts measure would provide funding for quiet zones

MBTA to build underground emergency training center

UP earns rail service award from GM

LACMTA unveils final environmental reports for Westside subway project

San Francisco MTA notes progress, upcoming milestones for Central Subway project

Alameda Corridor authority seeks bids for San Gabriel grade separation

North America's largest container ship calls on Long Beach port

California senator, former congressman advance proposal to prevent issuance of HSR bonds

March 19

March 19: Updates from Samuel Son & Co., HDR and Stella-Jones

Jakubowski joins Anacostia Rail Holdings as CCO

TCU's Scardelletti: Senate should restore FTA funding levels in transportation bill, USDOT should provide TIGER IV grant for Metra bridge project

UP upgrades Nebraska line, recognizes Rochelle as first 'train town' registrant

USDOT report: U.S. transit agencies need more than $20 billion annually for upgrades, maintenance

LACMTA posts strong ridership gains in early 2012

Short-line tax credit extension not part of Senate's transportation bill, ASLRRA says

USDOT, FTA propose streamlining environmental reviews for some transit projects

Mineta institute report: Workforce, training and research inadequate to meet the needs of California’s HSR system construction

Pacific Northwest corridor improvements under way

March 16

North Carolina DOT, town officials to revise rail improvement plans

Canadian government to help fund Montreal port upgrades

Capitol Corridor posts ridership gain in February

CP to be sole rail service provider for Unimin frac sand plant in Wisconsin

Federal, local officials mark start of Pacific Northwest corridor construction

NJ Transit authorizes $5.2 million contract for Newark station upgrade

AAR: Carloads continue to drop, intermodal remains on the rise for U.S. roads

Funding issues prompt SEPTA to postpone capital projects

March 15

Volkswagen to build warehouse near large Tennessee Passat plant

Transportation Services Index slipped in January, BTS says

Amtrak sets new schedule for New Orleans-L.A. Sunset Limited

L.A.-area ports' volume fell in February

Wisconsin legislative committee rejects maintenance facility plan for new Hiawatha trains

TriMet refines proposal to close budget shortfall

UP tabs Butler to succeed Koraleski as top marketing and sales exec, reassigns other VPs

Senate passes $109 billion surface transportation bill

Wisconsin legislative committee rejects maintenance facility plan for new Hiawatha trains

Senate passes $109 billion surface transportation bill

March 14

March 14: Updates from Invensys, Thales/Siemens, Axion International, RailComm and Pacer International

Genesee & Wyoming racks up fewer carloads in February

Leap Day helped TriMet ridership jump in February

CN to launch Prince Rupert intermodal services in June

CSX honors chemical shippers' safety efforts; TRANSCAER continues anhydrous ammonia training tour

Twin Cities agency makes case for building third light-rail line

BNSF: Customers cut carbon dioxide emissions by using rail instead of trucks

CTA posts highest annual ridership gain in two decades

March 13

Shippers Conditions Index flatlined in January, FTR says

Metra adds ticket vending machines at downtown Chicago stations

UP to bolster track on Arizona line

Ocean-liner alliance to call on Tacoma port instead of Seattle harbor

STB schedule speakers for Berkshire/BNSF acquisition hearing

Maryland Transit Administration boosts service performance on commuter-rail lines

March 12

Rhode Island port elevates standing among North American auto importers, Gov. Chafee says

New York DOT schedules public meeting to review CSXT crossing closures

CATS to hold hearing on proposed fare increase

KCS crafts logo to commemorate 125th anniversary

County court dismisses lawsuit against Sound Transit's East Link light-rail project

Ratner Steel to build plant at NS-served Indiana port

FTA commits $900 million to BART Silicon Valley Berryessa project

APTA: Annual ridership topped 10 billion for sixth consecutive year

March 9

March 9: Updates from RailComm and Gannett Fleming

NS seeks conductor recruits in Pennsylvania

Metro-North plans rail design exhibit at Grand Central Terminal

Hart to head North Carolina DOT's public transportation division

'Healthy housing' organization to assess CSXT's proposed D.C.-area intermodal facility

WMATA completes $307 million in capital projects in FY2012s first half

AAR: U.S intermodal volume rose, carloads fell in February

California high-speed rail project under GAO review

Poll: Half of California residents support HSR system

Mineta Transportation Institute issues recommendations for high-speed station planning

March 8

March 8: Updates from Wabtec, Kelso, Thales, Michael Baker and Midland; Also, in memorium: James Hornaday Jr.

RailAmerica's carloads climbed in February

San Diego MTS officers arrest alleged graffiti vandals

Mississippi Export Railroad lands interest-free loan to build barge-to-rail facility

Operation Lifesaver: Crossing collisions and trespassing fatalities fell, but collision deaths climbed in 2011

CSX a finalist in's best military employer rankings

D.C. airport authority lowers Dulles rail project's preliminary engineering estimate

Mica: GOP leaders agree on five-year surface transportation bill

March 7

International Trade Administration honors TTCI's export achievements

Toronto council dissolves transit board, appoints new one

U.S. Conference of Mayors report: Nation's transportation infrastructure needs to keep pace with growing exports

California port marks completion of track expansion

Sound Transit schedules meetings on light-rail expansion, wins federal grant for climate change study

Oregon DOT's new Amtrak Cascades trains to enter service in fall

RTD staff: Build Northwest rail line partway, postpone completion

CP to serve new U.S. Development Group terminal in the Bakken Shale

March 6

March 6: Updates from Alstom, Siemens, Harsco, Balfour Beatty, KONE and URS

Watco changes intermodal division's name, installs short line GMs

Westhoff joins Florida East Coast as sales and marketing VP

Amtrak measures, records its carbon footprint

TSA recognizes 17 rail, mass transit agencies' security efforts

UP: February coal train loadings lagged in SPRB, climbed in Colorado/Utah

APTA targets ad campaign at congressional action on transportation bill

Maersk Line, BNSF team up to provide 'Flagship' import container service

CHSRA, southern California transit agencies sign MOU to invest in HSR connecting services

CHSRA signs off on terms and conditions for design/build contractors

March 5

March 5: Updates from GE, Lochner, Bombardier, RailTerm, Michael Baker and OPW

UP to improve line along Colorado River

Fry named collection curator of Missouri railroad library

BART solicits public comments on fare increase proposals

L.A. port attains EPA 'climate leadership' honor; Seattle port readies rail corridor sale

TCU members ratify pact, BLET and UTU reach tentative agreements

MARTA board to consider new contracts for streetcar, security projects

USDOT provides $16.9 million for 12 rail projects

March 2

Sinquefield succeeds Shackleford as head of NS' police department

UP tops Fortune's 'most admired' list for second time

MBCR set on-time performance record in February

Caltrain officials mark end of $61 million station improvement project

AAR: U.S. traffic drops in week No. 8, Iowa Pacific Holdings joins association

HART board approves Grabauskas as CEO, rail project director

Amtrak, TxDOT announce new passenger-rail service study

UP CEO Jim Young takes medical leave of absence; EVP Koraleski to serve as interim CEO

Caltrain officials mark end of $61 million station improvement project

Chicago-St. Louis HSR route testing to begin in fall, IDOT secretary says

March 1

March 1: Updates from Timken, Nomad Digital, Professional Transportation, Boatright and e-Builder

Ruddell elected president of South West Transit Association

Santa Cruz commission seeks rail operator for UP line in California

Houston's METRO posts ridership gain for sixth consecutive month

CSXT honors West Virginia development agency with 'Partnershipping Award'

BTS: Value of cargo moved between NAFTA nations climbed in December

Oregon DOT to pore over 21 rail, seven transit applications seeking state grants

LaHood: High-speed rail remains a 'major priority' for Obama administration

LaHood: High-speed rail remains a 'major priority' for Obama administration

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