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Rail News: April 2023

April 28

Rail supplier news from ENSCO, KLD Labs, RailPros and Advanced Rail (April 28)

Miner Enterprises CEO Withall dies

FHWA to offer grants for projects that cut truck emissions at ports

Construction underway at MxV Rail's PuebloPlex

LIRR, Metro-North log ridership gains in 2022; MTA sets emissions reduction goal

FRA advises railroads to address train-length safety concerns

April 27

Rail supplier news from Thales, Genesis Electronics and Keolis (April 27)

OLI awards crossing safety education grants in 12 states

Amtrak designated a 'best employer' for diversity

Jaxport issues RFP for rail-served property lease

US carload volumes up, intermodal down in Week 16

CPKC reports revenue, income growth in Q1

April 26

Twin Cities Met Council creates transit infrastructure division

Lawmakers ask Buttigieg to fast-track Brightline West funding

California awards $690 million in transit funding

AAR awards Chafee environmental award to BNSF's Barnard

Bruder reelected as CN chair

G&W leadership moves: Hellmann named exec chair; Miller, CEO

Norfolk Southern's Q1 results reflect Ohio derailment costs

April 25

Rail supplier news from ENSCO, Hitachi Rail and Tai Ginsberg (April 25)

Alabama & Tennessee River Railway to serve new transload facility

Maine officials unhappy with CPKC derailment cleanup

Union Pacific honors 95 companies with Pinnacle Award

CPKC, Knight-Swift ink intermodal service agreement

CN reports 'strong' Q1 performance, updates 2023 guidance

CN, UP, GMXT form new intermodal service

April 24

Rail unions launch campaign to halt stock buybacks

Brightline unveils new Orlando station

CSX honors customers for sustainability practices

FHWA offering grants to protect infrastructure from climate change impacts

Union Pacific EVP Whited recognized for sustainability efforts

MTA to seize property for Second Avenue subway extension

CN, TCRC agree on tentative labor contract

April 21

Tri-Rail trains get a new look

FTA to MBTA: Act now to protect ROW workers

Class I employment increase continued in March

Alaska Railroad reports cybersecurity breach

CPKC, Schneider ink multiyear intermodal pact

CSX posts revenue, earnings growth in Q1

April 20

IANA testifies in favor of independent contractor model

LA, Long Beach ports log slow March

GCRTA prefers Siemens for new rail-car contract; Metra buys digital monitors

US rail carloads up, intermodal units down in Week 15

Amtrak to STB: Sunset Limited trains still running late

UP posts higher operating revenue, earnings in Q1

April 19

Rail supplier news from Hanson, American Track, Universal Rail and TX Holdings (April 19)

BART awards fare-gate contract to STraffic America

Operation Lifesaver awards grant to NY chapter; Canada OL develops crossing alert

Report: Startup proposes San Francisco-LA overnight train service

BNSF, BRC agree on sick-leave benefits

NTSB drops National Steel Car as party to NS derailment investigation

April 18

Rail supplier news from Keolis, Duos and Koppers (April 18)

North Carolina passenger-rail service logs record ridership in Q1

CN launches carbon emissions calculator

Wyoming DOT awarded federal funds for rail bridge replacement

Oregon port rehabs bridges to prep Coos Bay Rail Line for growth

NS completes soil excavation at derailment site; negotiates sick leave with BRS

April 17

Pittsburgh Regional Transit schedules escalator work, earns 'military friendly' employer designation

Potential expansion of MARC service into Delaware, Virginia advances

Brightline to rehab bridge, install new reservation system

Amtrak issues RFQ for East River Tunnel rehab project services

WMATA board OKs $4.8 billion budget for FY2024

Genesee & Wyoming mobile MOW workers join BMWED

April 14

R. J. Corman hosts STB, Herzog hosts U.S. Rep. Nehls for site tours

APTA guides address transit workforce development

UTA marks 15 years of FrontRunner rail service

New PATH rail cars to enter service next week

MBTA completes Widett Circle purchase

It's official: CP, KCS are now CPKC

April 13

Rail supplier news from Nexxiot, Keolis and Leclanche (April 13)

Schumer calls for passage of Rail Safety Act

WMATA advances to final phase of 7000-series return-to-service plan

R. J. Corman's Broyles named ASLRRA vice chair

Cimarron Valley Railroad kicks off major rehab project

US freight-rail traffic fell 11.2% in Week 14

April 12

CentrePort Canada taps Edmundson as president, CEO

MBTA to boost hiring bonuses

BART Police Chief Alvarez to retire

Long Beach port extends HDR's design contract for on-dock rail facility

GAO: Pandemic complicates ridership predictions for CIG-funded projects

NS website posts status of East Palestine cleanup

April 11

CTA to 'revitalize' 29 stations in 2023

CSX, SMART-MD ink paid sick-leave pact

Amtrak, Metrolink resume San Clemente service following emergency track work

Illinois begins $68 million Springfield rail underpass construction

Northwest Seaport Alliance to offer rail cargo incentives

Patriot Rail to serve Rocky Mountain Rail Park

April 10

Rail supplier news from Alstom, Foster, Arup, Harsco, Arcadis and Greenbrier (April 10)

PUCO approves funds to upgrade over 100 crossings

FRA holds stakeholder meetings to study long-distance Amtrak service

Ohio's new transportation budget includes train crew-size mandate

NCRR to fund eight 'Build Ready' projects

FRA calls for reevaluation of train makeup

April 6

Rail supplier news from Stantec, PTSI and Frasle Mobility (April 6)

Global task force donates money to feed Ukrainian railroaders

Brightline, Florida college partner to educate future rail workers

Tri-Rail logs 25% ridership increase in Q1

GCRTA recommends Siemens as preferred rail-car manufacturer

AAR: Broader economic factors hurt U.S. rail traffic in March

April 5

VIA Rail expands waste reduction strategy

Norfolk Southern T&E workers get time off for medical care

Amtrak wraps up North Carolina station project

Port updates: PANYNJ moves most U.S. cargo in February; Virginia invests $18 million in inland ports

Reading & Northern to serve new Stella-Jones location

ASLRRA honors short lines, individuals with annual awards

April 4

Rail supplier news from Cordel, D/Gauge and Nexxiot (April 4)

PennDOT solicits P3 proposals

Ohio PUCO seeks applicants for hazmat training grants

MTA LIRR installs new Garden City overpass

CSX, SMART-TD B&O agree on sick-leave benefits

Lawmakers, environmentalists call on feds to block bonds for Uinta Basin rail project

April 3

Rail supplier news from Brookville, Hitachi and NRC (April 3)

British Columbia identifies two firms for Surrey Langley SkyTrain RFP

NTSB's Homendy commends FRA for rule requiring breathing equipment on hazmat trains

Indiana Rail Road kicks off container yard construction

Illinois awards $200 million to freight mobility improvement projects

US lawmakers introduce another bill aimed at rail safety

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