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Rail News: August 2022

August 31

Rail supplier news from Greenbrier, Progress Rail, Thales, Abloy and Rail Vision (Aug. 31)

NJ Transit again lands on 'best employers' list

VRE, Clark Construction 'top out' rail maintenance facility

MTA opens second section of new LIRR third track

Merchants Bridge replacement project nears completion

Ridership on Amtrak's Virginia routes reaches all-time high

August 30

Sea Lead, T.S. Lines to use Jaxport as first stop for container service

UP, Houston officials discuss remediation of former wood-tie site

KDOT awards funding for rail extension at Kansas Logistics Park

NCRR solicits applications for 'Build Ready Sites' program

LRW seeks 'Railway Woman of the Year' nominations

Railroads, three unions reach tentative labor agreements

August 29

Calgary awards contract for rail-grinding services

Union Pacific, TPT partner on bilingual rail-safety materials

Target to sponsor L.A. Metro GoPass expansion

CentrePort Canada CEO Gray steps down

Amtrak advances accessibility improvements at New York Penn

BLET, SMART-TD: Talks have yet to resolve contract issues

August 26

Holland hosts Sen. Duckworth staffer on plant tour

MBTA to relaunch Foxboro commuter-rail pilot program

Amtrak CEO Gardner signs diversity, inclusion pledge

L.A. Metro approves new labor contract with SMART

BTS: North American transborder freight-by-rail rose in June

WisDOT awards grant to fund rail platform project at Manitowoc port

August 25

MTA LIRR opens rebuilt overpass at Huntington Station

Greater Cleveland RTA obtains state funds for rail-car replacement

U.S. railroads log carload traffic surge in Week 33

TNW names Franklin VP, Evans development director

Amtrak, CSX, NS ask STB to extend mediation period in Gulf Coast case

Safety board calls on Canadian rail industry to speed up ATC implementation

August 24

Rail supplier news from RailWorks, Hub, PS Logistics, Stadler, Lilee and VLS Environmental (Aug. 24)

NTSB investigating Amtrak train, UP maintenance machine collision

USDOT adds members to Regional Infrastructure Accelerator program

RTD-Denver taps Fitzgerald as next police chief

New Caltrain trainsets, Sound Transit rail cars arrive

Class Is report slight uptick in July employment levels

August 23

ACC survey: Supply-chain issues persist for chemicals industry

OmniTRAX short lines honor safe shippers

Amtrak seeks thousands of new employees

HART awards utilities contract to Nan Inc.

Watco named rail operator at Kansas industrial park

UP logs volume uptick, adds rail cars to support demand

August 22

TriMet, Valley Metro announce executive leadership additions

Metro Transit-St. Louis restores Blue Line service after historic flooding

San Francisco-San Jose high-speed rail corridor clears environmental hurdles

Wilmington port receives RAISE grant to fund new intermodal facility

PEB recommendations 'fall short' of labor's concerns, union leader says

STB concerned service troubles could impact grain harvest season

August 19

Rail supplier news from Alstom, Balfour Beatty and PTSI Transportation (Aug. 19)

DART names Cato police chief

Amtrak reports progress on sustainability initiatives

OmniTRAX to operate Tulsa port's rail service

BNSF to lift California permit embargo next month

USDOT announces $233 million in state-of-good-repair funding

August 18

Pennsylvania commission adopts new 12-year transportation plan

Brightline advances Boca Raton station construction

CHSRA approves design contracts for rail line into Merced, Bakersfield

Metra to convert locomotives to battery power

U.S. freight rail volume fell just a bit in Week 32

FRA awards $3 million grant for Chicago Union Station concourse project

August 17

L.B. Foster subsidiary acquires VanHooseCo Precast

Gov. Pritzker, Illinois DOT unveil $34.6B transportation plan

San Diego MTS logs trolley ridership growth in FY22

Rep. Mast proposes loosening truck size limits

CN, Keyera sign MOU to evaluate potential for clean energy terminal in Alberta

PEB sends Biden recommendations for resolving rail labor dispute

August 16

Operation Lifesaver offers new transit safety educational materials

NCRR names Stallings economic development director

CAGTC members win RAISE funding for port, rail projects

Canadian Pacific, TCRC-T&E arbitration ends with new two-year pact

CTA Red Line extension project clears environmental review

CFIUS approves CP-KCS merger

August 15

Rail supplier news from AITX, CDL and LRW (Aug. 15)

Metra, Pace to use RAISE grant funds for Harvey Transportation Center reconstruction project

G3 handles record grain volume at Trois-Rivieres port terminal

Dobbelmann takes CEO reins at Progressive Rail

MARTA taps Rowan as deputy GM

CN to STB: CP acknowledges divestiture of KCS line would increase competition

August 12

Rail supplier news from STV, IntelliTrans and 3C Telemetry (Aug. 12)

Payne elected Unifor president

HNTB awarded contract for Metro Transit-St. Louis platform project

CTA receives FTA grant, unveils action plan

MARTA wins RAISE grant to transform Five Points rail station

Developers advance plans for California’s first inland port

August 11

Biden nominates Brown to serve on NTSB

RDC President Pietrandrea retires

Norfolk Southern unveils latest ESG report

Week 31: Rail volumes fell in U.S., rose in Canada and Mexico

USDOT awards $2.2 billion in RAISE grants

August 10

FTA seeks proposals for transit accessibility research program

NORTA board elects Raymond chair, Walton vice chair

Georgia Ports Authority starts new fiscal year at record pace

Reading & Northern adds new passenger train to Jim Thorpe fleet

California short line sues to block local, state oversight

RAISE grant advances Louisiana passenger-rail project

August 9

Rail supplier news from Wabtec, Thales, Aspen Equipment and Railway & Locomotive Historical Society (Aug. 9)

L.A. Metro dedicates new Hyde Park Station

Retailers: Imports slowing in 2022's second half

Canadian officials solicit public input on Lac-Megantic rail bypass project

PennDOT seeks applicants for freight-rail grants

Patriot Rail to acquire Pioneer Lines

August 8

MTA completes first section of higher ceilings at LIRR Penn Station concourse

MBTA to begin South Attleboro station work in fall

Progressive Railroading recognizes suppliers with 2022 Reader's Choice Awards

South Dakota DOT seeks public input on state freight plan

Q2 a mixed bag for BNSF with higher revenue, lower volume

STB releases draft environmental report for proposed CP-KCS merger

August 5

Rail supplier news from L.B. Foster, Wabtec, Shell, Nokia, Alstom and Apex Rail (Aug. 5)

Sound Transit's Beckman to lead Portfolio Services Office

WMATA safety commission issues order on ATC maintenance program

Hudson Bay Railway to support northern Canada connectivity through federal-provincial partnership

VTA board approves new Caltrain governance agreement

IANA: Intermodal decline slowed in Q2

August 4

Unifor members ratify labor contracts with VIA

WMATA names Dwyer COO

STB sets rail industry's cost of capital

Kinston short line launches rail operations

MBTA to close Orange Line for 30 days

AAR: U.S. traffic volumes 'evenly balanced' in July

August 3

Rail supplier news from Greenbrier, Alstom and IntegriCo (Aug. 3)

KCS, CP launch effort to protect monarch butterfly

Mudge rejoins R.J. Corman's board

Michigan DOT ponders new Detroit intermodal site for Amtrak, bus service

Texas Coastal Bend launches rail service at Corpus Christi port

Freight-rail shipping law proposed to resolve service problems

August 2

PANYNJ cargo volume, PATH ridership rose in June

Calgary short-lists construction firms for Green Line light-rail project

Mississippi train depot 'reactivated' as part of Amtrak Gulf Coast plan

Former CSX Chair, CEO Watkins dies

FTA orders MBTA to conduct safety briefings

Portal North Bridge construction project is underway

August 1

ARCI: Rail-car orders fell, deliveries rose in Q2

BART again deploys grazing goats for vegetation management

SEPTA, Wawa ink station naming-rights pact

Ohio panel approves safety upgrades at four grade crossings

Amtrak to STB: Gulf Coast service won’t 'unreasonably' impair freight service

CN releases annual grain plan

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