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Rail News: July 2019

July 31

Rail supplier news from Siemens, Wabtec, Keolis, Retlif Testing, LAN, Alstom and Bytemark (July 31)

Contra Costa transit agency recognized for financial reporting

Maryland officials mark milestone on Purple Line rail project

Savannah port moved record number of TEUs in FY2019

MTA to test predictive crowding alerts, personalized notifications

Sound Transit selects joint venture to build Redmond Link extension

Amtrak adds funds to Oregon DOT Cascades siding project

Schneider kicks off intermodal service at BNSF Barstow ramp

July 30

FTA could improve rail project cost info, GAO says

Metra, Chicago university partner on station project

Senate committee to hold hearing on PTC

Seattle-to-Vancouver high-speed travel has potential, study says

Pennsylvania rail authority logs carload increase in 2019's first half

APTA names TransLink transit system of the year

FRA's Alexy named chief safety officer

Sound Transit identifies preferred alternatives for Tacoma Dome Line

July 29

Greenbrier acquires parts of American Railcar; ARCI reports higher Q2 rail-car orders, deliveries

SFMTA to review budget of delayed Central Subway project

SEPTA to introduce solar-powered rail signals

Virgin Trains marks 1 million riders on South Florida route

WMATA names Impastato safety chief

BART selects Powers as GM

Transport Canada to invest in rail, other projects at Vancouver port

CN sets records for grain movement

July 26

Rail supplier news from Trinity, NRE, Wabtec, Cervello, Systra, DNJ Intermodal and RSI (July 26)

Denver RTD to launch income-based fares

OmniTRAX affiliate to acquire Winchester & Western Railroad

FRA OKs California high-speed rail environmental review

Amtrak to offer nonstop Acela service between NYC, DC

FRA proposes cameras in passenger locomotives to record employees

GM to use CN's Minneapolis, Vancouver auto terminals

USDOT announces $856 million in INFRA grants

July 25

WMATA to add safety, communication features to six stations

Sound Transit uses new tech to construct light-rail track on floating bridge

California High-Speed Rail Authority seeks tracks and systems builder

Reading & Northern Railroad promotes Barket, Collins

CN to serve new pellet-bagging facility at Port of Prince Rupert

NTSB issues safety recommendations in response to fatal Amtrak-CSX collision

MTA OKs reorganization plan, creates train speed task force

U.S. rail traffic down, Canadian traffic up in Week 29

July 24

Rail supplier news from VisioStack, Systra, Savage, Road & Rail Services, Sener and Hanson (July 24)

CTA wraps up work on Jefferson Park Transit Center

Caltrain outlines future business plan

Union Pacific reports PTC progress

Cuomo, Murphy sign legislation creating Gateway rail project commission

CN posts record Q2 earnings, revenue, income

USDOT grant to fund short-line rail infrastructure work in northeast Louisiana

NS posts record Q2 earnings, operating income

July 23

BART adds 10 police officers, plans green bond issue

LIRR wins APTA's top safety award

Genesee & Wyoming short line employs two Tier 4 locomotives in California

TransLink proposes three options for Surrey-Langley SkyTrain extension

U.S. Class I workforce contracted in June, STB data shows

Honorees receive 2019 Rising Stars awards in Norfolk

Transition to new operating plan was 'smooth,’ NS says

Federal grant will help CSX, Maryland start Howard Street Tunnel project

July 22

Cleveland RTA to complete retaining wall repairs in August

California short line turns 108

DART lands APTA innovation award, adds secretary to association's exec committee

Canada Industrial Relations Board installs Hackl as vice chair

REM station construction begins at Montreal airport

Denver RTD to remove flaggers along G Line

Morristown & Erie leader, short-line industry contributor Wes Weis passes away

Pioneer Railcorp shareholders OK BRX acquisition

July 19

Lake State Railway hosts Rep. Kildee, advocates for 45G

Rail supplier news from Duos Technologies, Alstom, Thales and TE Connectivity (July 19)

Ohio panel OKs grade-crossing upgrades for Class I, regional railroads

AASHTO names Hendrickson deputy director

CSX named best place to work for disability inclusion

Sound Transit marks 10 years of light-rail service

WisDOT unveils one-time grants for local infrastructure needs

Kansas City Southern posts record Q2 results

July 18

San Francisco MTA names Maguire interim director of transportation

WMATA seeks solar provider at four stations

North Carolina DOT proposes bridge over Norfolk Southern tracks

NS appoints Melaragni VP human resources

NJ Transit adopts FY2020 operating, capital budgets

UP posts higher profit, lower expenses in Q2

Short Line Safety Institute creates leadership development program

U.S. rail traffic down 5.6 percent in Week 28

July 17

Rail supplier news from McMillen Jacobs, ABB, HDR, WSP and Alliance Shippers (July 17)

MTA to complete NYCT switch replacement, LIRR bridge installation

TNW appoints Scheriger, Chavez to new roles

Metrolink names McIntyre chief strategy officer

APTA urges congress to strengthen capital grants program

Union Pacific's Kinney County Railport to be site of self-driving vehicles

CN to rebuild Steen River rail bridge

CSX posts Q2 revenue decline, adjusts 2019 outlook

July 16

SEPTA to introduce rider-friendly transit tools

DCTA releases passenger satisfaction survey

Amtrak to upgrade Auto Train customer service in 2020

DART names Koloc VP of internal audit

United Rail acquires Key Holidays, Key Tours

BMWED members ratify contract with Paducah & Louisville Railway

CN hires Trent to oversee Class I's 'digital transformation'

CP posts record Q2 results; names Hamberger, Robertson to board

July 15

MBTA extends Green Line track, signal work

Congressional hearing to focus on FTA's capital investment grants

WMATA suspends automatic door-opening rollout

Chicago South Shore, other Anacostia affiliates recognized for rail safety

Metro Transit names Frizell police chief

Canada finalizes rail transport regs

MTA releases reorganization recommendation report

Canada reaches agreement to sell Ridley Terminals

July 12

Rail supplier news from Miner, Parsons, Saft, Siemens, Alstom and Keolis (July 12)

Southern Rail Commission to host briefing on Gulf Coast train service

MBTA to begin next phase of Needham Line's PTC work

Cando Rail adds service to Pembina NGL facility

MTA subway beats 80 percent on-time performance

Northern Plains Rail breaks ground on rail-car repair center

California agency kicks off construction on Redlands passenger-rail project

Port of LA broke TEU records in FY2019

July 11

NJ Transit taps Rubin for new employee court advocacy position

Dallas, transit agency to establish streetcar roles

Amtrak Northeast Regional service posts May ridership increase

PANYNJ unveils new 30-year master plan

APTA recognizes Li as outstanding public transportation manager

Operation Lifesaver awards transit-rail safety grants

Kentucky awards grants for grade crossing, riverport improvements

U.S. rail traffic slump continued in Week 27

July 10

Rail supplier news from Wabtec, Ondas, Rescar, Hub Group, MUL Railcars, Wi-Tronix and Abloy (July 11)

In memoriam: Kenneth Lawson

VRE honored for financial reporting

RTD: More than 1,200 train, bus tickets sold via Uber app

Montreal transit agency extends CEO's contract

DART appoints Elsborg VP, innovation officer

Rail boosts South Carolina ports' cargo growth in FY19

FTA allocates $300M for three transit-rail projects

July 9

NRC names Wieland president

PATH creates bike parking facility to generate revenue

TriMet to begin light-rail track work

LIRR station to be built at Belmont Park redevelopment

CSX recognized for 'Responsible Care' protocols

Feds solicit comments for Long Beach port's on-dock rail project

Amtrak reports FY2018 sustainability actions

FTA seeks expedited delivery of Santa Clara VTA rail extension

July 8

New Orleans RTA closes streetcar line for catenary work

MTA Metro-North restores New Haven main line service

Caltrain, SamTrans partner with Miles on rewards program

Amtrak begins Philadelphia station's name change

SFMTA resumes two-car train service after door redesign

Short-line operator Regional Rail sold to 3i Group

CN train derailed on Canada's side of international tunnel, TSB says

DeFazio: GAO finds lack of safety data on longer trains

July 5

SFRTA board elects Ryan chair, Valache vice chair

Amtrak, Wisconsin DOT launch bus service tied to Hiawatha line

Valley Metro boards elect new officers

Metro-North recognizes company safety initiatives

West Virginia authority seeks to lease NS-served inland port to private party

WMATA adds service to Red and Yellow lines

Greater Cleveland RTA set to install Birdsong as next leader

AAR: U.S. rail traffic tumbled for fifth-straight month in June

July 3

Rail supplier news from Wabtec, Greenbrier, Eagle Railcar, Birmingham Rail, Alstom and WSP (July 3)

BART to build new substations in San Francisco

Houston-area port, UP complete first phase of major rail project

Puchala to chair National Mediation Board for fifth time

MBTA, state officials mark start of South Coast Rail project

South Shore double-track project moves forward in Indiana

Alberta hires CIBC to help divest the province's crude-by-rail program

California High-Speed Rail Authority releases route recommendations

July 2

LA Metro suspends weekend service on Green Line

Indiana port processed gargantuan gantry cranes for CSX terminal

Houston METRO board approves security initiatives, adds member

North Carolina Railroad faces public records disclosure lawsuit

TriMet explores potential for Portland light-rail tunnel

Canadian Transportation Agency seeks feedback on regulated interswitching rates

San Joaquin rail authority releases feasibility study for Valley Link

CN's grain traffic maintained record pace in June

July 1

NCTD to receive state funding for bluff stabilization project

TransLink explores effects of late night SkyTrain service

Chicago transit executives praise new state infrastructure spending law

Virginia transportation board OKs rail funding

Metrolink approves $330M budget for FY2020

Congressmen seek longer comment period for LNG-by-rail permit request

PANYNJ seeks fare and capital plan changes, notes latest cargo and ridership records

Brookfield Infrastructure, partners to acquire Genesee & Wyoming for $8.4B

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