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Rail News: June 2022

June 30

Jaxport renews lease with Trailer Bridge; Port of Oshawa to expand

U.S. railroads report carload, intermodal declines in Week 25

OneRail Coalition honors Baker, Davisson with first Canby Awards

CN announces more cap-ex projects in four states

MTA appoints Mueller police chief

Three rail unions ratify labor pact with Canadian Pacific

VRE to contribute millions to advance passenger-rail expansion

June 29

Rail supplier news from AITX, RailPros, Alstom and Tenneco (June 29)

Brightline's Disney Springs rail station is a no-go

NCTD brings rail maintenance, operations under direct management

SEPTA approves FY23 operating, capital budgets

New York increases transit worker protections against assault

NTSB: Amtrak train derailed at 'passive' grade crossing

June 28

Sound Transit's board confirms Timm as CEO

NS promotes Nag, Morris, Wong to executive team

CN slates cap-ex projects in two states, two provinces

MxV Rail, U.K. rail center enter knowledge-sharing agreement

PennDOT, Norfolk Southern agree to expand passenger-rail access

Three dead, dozens injured after Amtrak train derails in Missouri

June 27

Bi-State Development Board elects officers

South Carolina port executives receive high honors

WMATA takes control of Silver Line Extension

Texas Central wins court ruling, but railroad's future is uncertain

NS kicks off new operating plan

Amtrak awards New York Penn Station design contract to Arup

June 24

Met Council, Hennepin County Board OK Blue Line route recommendation

Jaxport completes berth improvements at Blount Island Terminal

MTA settles class-action lawsuits on accessibility issues

Federal Maritime Commission members object to CP-KCS merger

Amtrak promotes Harris to president, Williams to EVP

Congestion prompts BNSF to limit certain California-bound shipments

June 23

Metra breaks ground on new Auburn Park Station

Week 24: Intermodal a drag on U.S. rail traffic

BLET to hold strike authorization vote

CN slates cap-ex projects in four more provinces

CSX kicks off Chicago intermodal yard expansion project

Amtrak orders 50 ALC-42 locomotives from Siemens

June 22

Rail supplier news from Global Rail, Advanced Rail Management, Humatics and Hitachi (June 22)

MARTA to build new city hall at Brookhaven station

Great Western Railway honors Tarquin-Coolpro for safe-shipping practices

Montreal transit agency expands underground train storage space

Report: MBTA pulls Orange Line cars from service due to battery failure

Amtrak kicks off procurement phase for B&P Tunnel program

June 21

Rail supplier news from Stantec, Thales and STV (June 21)

Foothill Gold Line light-rail project reaches halfway mark

BLET ratifies new contract with DM&E

CREATE Program wraps up Argo Connections project

South Kansas & Oklahoma Railroad to serve new soybean plant

STB issues emergency service order to Union Pacific

June 20

Judge bars NJ Transit engineers from future strikes

CN slates cap-ex projects for British Columbia, Quebec

NMB: Carriers, 12 rail unions enter cooling-off period

USDOT issues loan to Indiana commuter-rail project

CN maintains rail operations as IBEW begins strike

NS to serve Middle Georgia Megasite

June 17

FTA awards funds to boost public transit access to health services

Lake State Railway adds Davis, Earl to board

USDA, Port of Houston partner to ease congestion for ag shippers

Biden signs Ocean Shipping Reform Act

Metrolink testing earthquake warning system that slows, stops trains

IBEW sends CN 72-hour strike notice

June 16

Rail supplier news from Wabtec, ARINC, Koppers and Ricardo (June 16)

Metra solicits public input on new strategic plan

LIRR, Metro-North set new pandemic-era ridership records

UP funds trade school expansion in Texas

U.S. freight-rail volumes tumble 3.6% in Week 23

FTA orders safety improvements to Boston's transit-rail system

June 15

S.D. Rail Board considers federal funding for quiet zones

RDC taps Olaechea to lead global business development

Bankruptcy trustee seeks auction of San Luis & Rio Grande rail assets

Illinois commission issues grants for six rail bridge, crossing projects

Amtrak seeks federal grant for Chicago Union Station project; speeds up Acela trains

NMB calls for arbitration in rail labor contract talks

June 14

Rail supplier news from Alstom and Rolling Stock Solutions (June 14)

CHSRA releases final environmental report on Northern California project section

Rail service to return to Thorold Multimodal Hub

FRA boosts funding for rail trespass enforcement, suicide prevention

NTSB releases findings in two rail-worker fatality cases

STB orders four Class Is to provide more detailed service recovery plans

June 13

Charleston port logs record May

Metro Transit moves closer to environmental review of proposed Blue Line Extension

Carr tapped to lead Washington Union Station Redevelopment Corp.

MARTA OKs FY23 budget

FRA requires railroads to create fatigue risk management programs

STB orders mediation in Amtrak Gulf Coast case

June 10

Retailers: U.S. ports anticipate near-record volumes

BART approves first two-year budget

St. Louis governments OK MetroLink corridor study agreement

Long Beach port logs second-busiest month in May

Allegheny County port authority rebrands to Pittsburgh Regional Transit

MTA requests proposals for Penn Station reconstruction

June 9

Rail supplier news from HyperloopTT, Rail Operations, Aspen Equipment, Hitachi Rail and Transit Wireless (June 9)

OmniTRAX recognizes safe shipping practices of Sand Springs Railway customers

Rail industry marks International Level Crossing Awareness Day

U.S. rail volumes fell 2.8% in Week 22

Port of Virginia sets new monthly cargo record in May

San Bernardino council clears BNSF intermodal project's environmental report

June 8

APTA honors transit-rail agencies with 2022 safety, security awards

UP to begin major tie project on Metra UP-West Line

Norfolk Southern rings NYSE bell to mark 40th anniversary

Amtrak upgrades Virginia station, launches bus service in Pennsylvania

Alaska Railroad names Terry external affairs director

NS, UP, Hapag-Lloyd, Virginia port form coast-to-coast shipping option

June 7

Former BLET VP Wingo dies

Caltrain OKs FY2023 capital, operating budgets

Consortium to research climate-change risks to U.S. rail network

UP joins RailPulse coalition

Indiana port wraps up TIGER-funded rail infrastructure projects

Timm endorsed as next Sound Transit CEO

June 6

New York Senate confirms new, returning MTA board members

Transport Canada announces rail safety improvements

North Carolina DOT to update passenger-rail study

IRG to reconnect Macon industrial site to CSX, NS

Amtrak advances summer Northeast Corridor infrastructure work

CN signs on to Wabtec's new precision dispatch system

June 3

Rail supplier news from RailPulse, Railinc, Keolis, Mi-Jack, L.B. Foster and Transdev (June 3)

Maryland advances potential development of new transit corridor

FTA awards service restoration funds, seeks applicants for TOD planning grants

L.A. Metro begins Rosecrans/Marquardt grade separation project

Transport Canada OKs measures to reduce derailment risk

CRISI grants awarded to projects that will expand passenger rail

June 2

Metra to test $100 flat-rate monthly pass

New LIRR terminal ito be named Grand Central Madison

New York lawmakers pass bill mandating two-person train crews

Amtrak designated 'best' employer for new graduates

U.S. railroads moved fewer carloads, intermodal units in May

FRA awards $368 million in CRISI grant funds to 46 rail projects

June 1

Rail supplier news from Stadler, Kawasaki, Transdev, Nexxiot, Huber+Suhner and Rail Vision (June 1)

TransLink OKs 2022 investment plan

NCDOT's 10-year transportation plan open for review

Federal grant dollars continue flowing to rail projects

CP to become CMA CMG's primary rail provider in Canada

CSX wraps up Pan Am acquisition

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