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Rail News: June 2018

June 29

Rail supplier news from Alstom, Saft, T-Mobile and TRAC (June 29)

Port Everglades advances gantry-crane project

Brightline partners with nonprofit on rail safety initiative

CN establishes first Community Board

California to vote on gas tax, vehicle fees

RTA: Tie production, purchases rose in May

LA Metro to build light rail in East San Fernando Valley

CSX revives plan for North Carolina intermodal hub

June 28

Santa Clara VTA to boost light-rail safety in San Jose

Safety board recommends Canada update rail employee training, regs

BLET threatens Tex-Mex strike over KCS' crew replacement

Mississippi short line nets $4.7 million to build rail-car storage

North American rail volume up 3.3 percent in Week 25

Report: NJ Transit to request PTC deadline extension

Amtrak considers replacing Amfleet I equipment

June 27

Rail supplier news from Getzner, TRC, TRAC and CTLGroup (June 27)

Cleveland RTA board elects Clough, Lucas to leadership roles

Connecticut awards brownfield cleanup grants to rail projects

Virginia International Gateway expansion project passes halfway mark

MBTA to allow onboard credit, debit payments for commuter-rail riders

BART, San Francisco boost police presence at Civic Center Station

House passes transportation security bill

CP contracts with Progress Rail to rebuild locomotives

June 26

VIA Rail tweaks schedules to address delays

Sound Transit kicks off TOD near Capitol Hill light-rail station

Shale Support buys two Louisiana sand mines

Milwaukee wraps up construction on initial streetcar route

UP to increase train speed on Minnesota line

Cuomo signs bill to advance AirTrain-LaGuardia link

NS appoints Sutherland VP law

MBTA nets $225 million for Green Line light-rail extension

June 25

Montreal bids farewell to MR-63 rail cars

OCTA names Bergener COO

CN reveals capex plans for New Brunswick, Nova Scotia

Trump plan would move TSA, FEMA to USDOT

Valley Metro taps Jacobs to design Phoenix light-rail extension

FTA orders WMATA to fix 'unsafe' subway barriers

CN, CP to help fund Vancouver port infrastructure work

Florida DOT to consider private Orlando-to-Tampa high-speed rail line

June 22

U.S. Rep. Weber tours RailWorks' Texas plant

Rail supplier news from Union Tank Car, Voith, RGCX and ENSCO (June 22)

PANYNJ advances Tier II environmental study for freight-rail program

First freight shipped on New York Susquehanna's Utica Line in dozen years

Watco seeks bids for Oklahoma passenger-rail line operator

Light-rail system proposed for Gatineau, Quebec

KCS to serve new Texas industrial park

Southern states miss funding deadline to restore Amtrak's Gulf Coast service

June 21

NYC Transit to rehab three Manhattan subway stations

South Carolina Ports Authority OKs largest capex plan in its history

Sound Transit names Farley deputy CEO

NCDOT promotes Orthner to rail division director

U.S. rail traffic growth topped 4 percent in Week 24

Fairview Container Terminal project to expand on-dock rail

MBTA North South commuter-rail project could cost up to $22 billion

Kansas City Southern to acquire 50 GE locomotives

June 20

Rail supplier news from GE, RSI Logistics, SKF and CIT Group (June 20)

CTA breaks ground on Chicago's Garfield Gateway project

Retailers concerned about impact of escalating trade war

Denver RTD contractor to begin removing flaggers at A Line crossings

DART names Fontayne-Bardowell executive VP, chief administrative officer

VIA Rail considers four train manufacturers for new rail fleet

Minnesota's Ramsey County backs St. Paul streetcar line

CN outlines capex plans for Saskatchewan

June 19

TransLink mulls distance-based fares

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to help fund PortMiami study

League of Railway Women seeks nominations for 'member of the year'

CentrePort Canada issues RFP for Manitoba rail park

NYC Transit names Elegudin 'accessibility' chief

LA Metro staff recommend light-rail for East San Fernando Valley project

CSX, NS to serve new Savannah port logistics center

STB: Class I employment up a bit in mid-May

June 18

LIRR pilot program slashes Brooklyn-Queens fares

Guelph Junction Railway presents first shareholder dividend

Caltrain begins $3.5 million grade-crossing project

Santa Cruz RTC OKs pact with Progressive Rail for freight service

North Virginia agency OKs $1.3 billion transportation program

CSX train derails, rail cars catch fire in Indiana

Hartford Line launches to 'overwhelming demand'

Carnival to acquire Alaska's White Pass & Yukon railroad

June 15

Ports of Indiana appoints Coda CEO

New York & Atlantic conducts tank-car safety training

Report: Restoring Amtrak Gulf Coast service would boost local economies

Retailers: Tariffs against China will hurt consumers, economy

New Jersey to borrow $600 million to replace Portal Bridge

LA Metro advances Dodger Stadium tram proposal

Oshkosh Transload Terminal opens in Wisconsin

BART's $2.3 billion budget targets infrastructure repairs

June 14

Rail supplier news from New York Air Brake, SRT, Encore Rail, Herzog and HDR (June 14)

ASLRRA launches grant-writing service for short lines

OCTA's FY19 budget calls for new streetcar line

U.S. railroads' upward traffic trend continued in Week 23

FTA OKs Oregon's transit-rail safety oversight program

CN to spend CA$530 million on capex in Alberta, Quebec

Chicago taps Musk's firm to build high-speed tunnel to O'Hare

BNSF seeks PTC deadline extension due to interoperability delays

June 13

Utah Transit Authority begins streetcar double-track project

SunRail slates open houses at southern extension stations

Tampa transit agency nets $2.7 million to boost TECO streetcar

BRS signalmen on CP 's Soo Line ratify six-year pact

Carload Express expands rail service to Virginia

Massachusetts DOT issues RFP for east-west rail plans

Amtrak makes PTC progress with BNSF

APTA recognizes transit-rail agencies for safety, security excellence

June 12

Rail supplier news from Amsted, Siemens-Alstom, Railroad Signaling Solutions and Road & Rail (June 12)

North Carolina DOT inks contract for proposed Charlotte rail station

ASLRRA's Darr to head American Council of Engineering Cos.

NTSB issues early report on CSX derailment

LA Metro unveils rail concept for Sepulveda Pass project

U.S. Army Corps allocates $49 million to Charleston Harbor project

Brazeau to lead Railway Association of Canada

Utah Transit Authority wins APTA Rail Rodeo

June 11

Transportation bill would require Amtrak to employ one ticketing agent in each state

Sound Transit slates meetings on Lynnwood Link extension station designs

Caltrain OKs operating, capital budgets for FY19

AAR sends letter to U.S. mayors to stress freight railroads' local impacts

Toyota Logistics Services eyes auto facility upgrades at Long Beach port

Brightline adds four execs to leadership team

CN allocates millions for infrastructure upgrades in Manitoba

USDOT names 26 proposed recipients of initial INFRA grants

June 8

Rail supplier news from Waze, Peerless Electronics, Alstom and Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell (June 8)

U.S. Rep. Sanford tours Geismar's new South Carolina plant

Retailers hail tentative agreement on port contract

MBTA advances Gloucester drawbridge replacement

KCS to serve new Rangeland energy hub

TriMet names Henderson COO

FRA schedules summer symposiums to address PTC

Illinois provides $241 million to boost freight mobility

June 7

Rail supplier news from Duos, InnoTrans, Systra and Macro (June 7)

Schumer calls for crude-by-rail standards

MARTA to take over Atlanta Streetcar in July

AAR: U.S. intermodal volume hit near record in May

San Francisco toll hike to fund BART rail-car purchase

CSX is selling six rail lines

CN unveils 2018 capex plan for British Columbia

CP unveils plan to order 5,900 grain hopper cars

June 6

WMATA to end courtesy transfers during VRE, MARC delays

Caltrain begins grade crossing projects as part of electrification effort

Connecticut DOT gears up for Hartford Line testing

GE completes first of CN's new locomotives

FTA issues record of decision for BART Silicon Valley extension

Ohio River rail project to receive $16 million INFRA grant

ASLRRA's Darr to resign in July

USDOT awards $132 million grant for CREATE projects

June 5

Bovo added to SFRTA board

TransLink to hike fares next month

Santa Clara VTA unveils 2017 sustainability report

BNSF Logistics hires Ronning as CCO

BLET-IC locomotive engineers ratify contract with CN

MTA kicks off $2.2 million rehab of Staten Island Railway station

Canadian agency seeks opinions on new rail regs

Lawmakers want meeting with Amtrak CEO to discuss Southwest route's future

June 4

Rail supplier news from R. J. Corman, Thales, The Andersons, Ports America Group and Hanson (June 4)

NCDOT stages train-car crash to demonstrate safety concerns

VIA Rail logged ridership gain, on-time performance dip in Q1

SCDOT to pursue rail corridor separation project

Boca Raton quiet zones begin on Brightline route

Pittsburgh transit agency to overhaul Siemens light-rail vehicles

Hennepin County OKs additional funds for Minneapolis light-rail project

Amtrak to replace, rebuild national network locomotive fleet

June 1

U.S. Reps. Moore, DeFazio visit rail suppliers in Wisconsin, Oregon

LA Metro details strategy behind successful ballot measure

NRLC: Pattern health-care terms applied to two more unions

RTA: Tie production, purchases fell in April

Reading & Northern to serve IRIS USA's new East Coast plant

California high-speed rail project creates 2,000 construction jobs

Central Maine & Quebec subsidiary opens tank-car service plant

FTA awards $278 million to transit agencies for hurricane repairs

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