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Rail News: September 2018

September 28

Rail supplier news from C2K, Teleste, Janam, Conduent, HNTB and Bourque (Sept. 28)

TNW's locomotives get a makeover

CTA starts Jefferson Park station rehab project

RTA: Tie production, purchases rose in August

Gulf Inland Logistics Park signs two chemical firms

Phoenix OKs South Central light-rail extension

Contractor selected for Willmar Rail Connector project

Sound Transit picks alignment for Redmond light-rail extension

September 27

Metro-North taps Skanska-ECCO for Croton-Harmon Shops project

U.S. railroads report 4.9 percent traffic growth in Week 38

Connecticut DOT opens second track along Hartford Line

Honda recognizes BNSF for transportation excellence

FTA demands Honolulu transit agency to address funding shortfalls

San Diego commuter railroad to fully implement PTC by Dec. 31

Cenovus inks crude-by-rail pacts with CP, CN

RailTrends adds presenters to 2018 conference agenda

September 26

Rail supplier news from RailWorks, Pyrotek, dFuzion, ENSCO, RATP Dev and WSP (Sept. 26)

Streetcar coalition names executive leaders, board members

APTA honors transit leaders, agencies for excellence

Railway suppliers chronicle their industry's economic impact

AASHTO names Tymon executive director

Amtrak, Operation Lifesaver team up for largest U.S. rail safety operation

Canadian Pacific names Monser to board

FTA to reimburse LA Metro for some Purple Line work

September 25

InnoTrans 2018 attracts record participation

AASHTO, APTA unveil new leadership

FTA signs off on Missouri's transit-rail safety program

Watco to open rail facility in Queensland

Long Beach port's board OKs $870 million to build on-dock rail facility

Orange County transit agency picks Walsh to build streetcar

PHMSA pulls ECP brake requirement

MBTA applies for PTC deadline extension

September 24

LA Metro to share update on Union Station modernization plans

OmniTRAX: Savannah Gateway Hub's road construction begins

TriMet names Blagg head of safety and security

New Orleans port, railroad advance Avondale Shipyard project

STB: Class Is posted slight increase in August employment

OLI launches Rail Safety Week in U.S., Canada

Iowa Interstate names Parsons president, CEO

Pennsylvania DOT to study passenger rail between Altoona, Pittsburgh

September 21

Rail supplier news from CRRC, GE, Timken, Loram, American Refining Group and NRC (Sept. 21)

Ontario to boost GO Transit's Lakeshore rail service

Northern Lines Railway recognized for safety practices

NJ Transit to discount fares while on-board PTC installation wraps up

Port of Long Beach obtains $4.2 million grant to beef up security

Denver's RTD sued by commuter-rail developer

SMART's board OKs $24 million for Windsor extension

STB wants regular updates from UP as it phases in scheduled railroading

September 20

KC Streetcar marks 5 millionth ride

Illinois commission holds first rail supplier diversity session

Denver RTD to hike fares

Connecticut DOT unveils plan to rectify Shore Line East service issues

U.S. rail traffic grew 4.8 percent in Week 37

R. J. Corman Railroad President Miller to step down

WMATA announces review of Silver Line construction quality

RAC supports Canada's tighter tank-car standards

September 19

Rail supplier news from GE, Progress Rail, Greenbrier, WSP and HDR (Sept. 19)

SNCF America, Texas Central trade barbs over bullet-train proposal

Metro Transit-St. Louis names Mefford-Miller executive director

Massachusetts mayor asks U.S. to drop tariffs on Chinese rail cars

NTSB: Cold meds at the root of SEPTA's 2017 trolley collision

NS Foundation to donate $100,000 to hurricane recovery

WMATA seeks operator for Silver Line extension

Brightline acquires Vegas-California passenger-rail route

September 18

Cleveland RTA to mark 50th anniversary of airport service

Amtrak begins to resume service after Hurricane Florence

Wabtec updates merger process with GE

Georgia Ports Authority OKs $92 million for Mason Mega Rail Terminal

Metra finishes installing on-board, wayside PTC equipment

AREMA presents Hay Award to Arup for Fulton Center

Union Pacific to launch precision scheduled railroading plan

AAR names Jefferies to succeed Hamberger as CEO

September 17

Rail supplier news from Trinity, Ermewa, Amsted Digital and Strategic Retail (Sept. 17)

TriMet starts MAX light-rail rehab in downtown Hillsboro

Santa Clara VTA names Tran general counsel

Connecticut DOT to install security cameras at three Metro-North stations

Court blocks California's crude-by-rail safety law

Denton County Transportation Authority obtains $4 million PTC grant

Arctic Gateway reports fatal derailment on Hudson Bay Railway

FRA: Nine railroads 'at risk' of not qualifying for PTC extension

September 14

Rail supplier news from Alstom, Railroad Software, Bombardier, Harting and Ondas (Sept. 14)

BART eyes TOD project at Lake Merritt Station

Effingham Railroad breaks ground on new office, shop facility

Report: Texas Central obtains $300 million loan for bullet train project

CN recognized for sustainability practices

Foothill Gold Line authority receives bids for LA light-rail extension

CSX shuffles sales and marketing teams

Amtrak to seek PTC extension, will operate current routes after Jan. 1

September 13

Caltrain reports uptick in average weekday ridership

FTA rolls out pilot program to fast-track transit projects

UP awards $5.9 million in grants to nonprofits

OIG: Amtrak could improve IT management

U.S. rail traffic continues upward trend in Week 36

Metra won't hike fares in 2019

CP, Canadian government discuss rail plans for 2018 grain crop

Metrolink marks 10th anniversary of deadly Chatsworth crash

September 12

Rail supplier news from Siemens, Alstom, Bombardier, Koppers and SightLogix (Sept. 12)

Ottawa's Confederation Line won't open until 2019

Pacific Harbor Line promotes Perri to general superintendent

Caltrans unveils 2018 state rail plan

MARTA OKs contract to extend transit service to Gwinnett County

KC Streetcar submits federal funding application for Main Street extension

AAR: Railroads preparing for Hurricane Florence

FRA issues funding notice for $46 million in PTC grants

September 11

Metro Transit-St. Louis tightens security at three light-rail stations

BART preps for earthquake safety at Fruitvale Station

LIRR to renovate Lynbrook Station

Canadian Pacific, short lines strengthen ties at Reconnect 2018

Montana Rail Link's Walsh to retire, Posey to become president

WMATA selects construction contractor for Potomac Yard rail station project

Ontario Northland exec Corina Moore honored as 'Outstanding Woman of the Year'

KCS appoints Hancock, Naatz to exec management posts

September 10

House railroad subcommittee to hold PTC hearing

LaHood to lead Chicago transportation task force

MTA restores subway service to station destroyed in 9/11 attacks

The Western Group wins bid to operate Washington state short line

Maryland lawmakers request CSX update on Howard Street Tunnel plan

TransLink opens RFQ process for Surrey-Newtown-Guildford light-rail line

Union Pacific to acquire 1,000 refrigerated boxcars

FTA allocates funds for Sound Transit, OC Streetcar projects

September 7

Rail supplier news from Duos, E-J Electric, Jacobs, Miner and WSP USA (Sept. 7)

Jacksonville port taps Falconetti as chair

Cuomo outlines progress on Penn Station plans

Alameda Corridor-East freight-rail trench to be dedicated

NTSB: Improper warning led to fatal South Dakota train accident

UP elects DeLaney to board

FTA unveils plan to transfer WMATA oversight to safety commission

North Carolina DOT awards $7 million in short-line infrastructure grants

September 6

Rail supplier news from Hub Group, Greystone, Ondas, ALLU and CTC (Sept. 6)

TriMet mulls closing four light-rail stations

Union Pacific outlines Rail Safety Week plans

SEPTA wraps up Yardley Station improvements

Kansas City Southern unveils 2017 sustainability report

LIRR breaks ground on $2.6 billion third-track expansion project

ASLRRA honors railroads for safe practices in 2017

AAR: August 'very good' for U.S. rail traffic

September 5

Canadian Pacific-served grain terminal opens in Alberta

Norfolk Southern, Amtrak adjust service to avoid Gordon

VIA Rail logs ridership, revenue gains in Q2

DCTA names Suarez president

Rail unions file petition against FRA over crew dispute

WMATA seeks builder for 8000-series rail cars

Trudeau pledges funds for Vancouver subway, light-rail projects

CN orders 60 more GE locomotives

September 4

Cincinnati streetcar to mark second anniversary

CSX to sponsor Wounded Warrior Project's new fitness challenge

Sound Transit issues 2017 sustainability report

Siemens delivers first of 45 new trolley cars to San Diego MTS

DCTA's Cline steps down as president

CTA modernizes Illinois Medical District Blue Line Station

California panel OKs $2 billion in transportation, rail improvement projects

OmniTRAX sells Hudson Bay Railway, Churchill port facilities

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