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Rail News: September 2021

September 30

Rail supplier news from New York Air Brake, WSP, Alstom and HDR (Sept. 30)

Delaware River Port Authority appoints Kernodle deputy CEO

OLI honors Glasgow with rail safety 'champion' award

Bacteria-killing copper to be installed on Toronto, Vancouver transit vehicles

Brightline, Siemens unveil new high-speed trainsets

CN prepares plan for upcoming winter season

RailWorks to be sold to Bernhard Capital

Intermodal volume down again in latest AAR traffic report

September 29

Rail supplier news from AITX, IMC, Holland, Cordel, Cedar AI, Bourque and ICC

BART opens first of rebuilt escalators

Gov. Hochul recognizes MTA progress in MWBE contracting

TriMet breaks ground on MAX Red Line extension, improvement project

RTD Chair Rivera-Malpiede honored for leadership

FTA requests transit worker safety information

CGR rail ferry completes first roundtrip voyage

U.S. Class I workforce shrank in August

September 28

BART awards ICF environmental services contract

USDOT Volpe Center highlights report on suicide-prevention training

SEPTA to develop new vision for Regional Rail service

Savannah port to expedite TEU capacity expansion

JAXPORT awards construction contract for Blount Island project

FTA completes environmental review of Metro-North Penn Station access project

NTSB: Amtrak train was traveling below speed limit

G3 to build new CN-served grain elevators in Alberta, Saskatchewan

September 27

LA Metro kicks off 'Keep Metro Clean and Safe' campaign

DART expands contactless-payment system

Gov. Northam, Virginia officials mark milestone in rail expansion program

UP overpass project included in Louisiana's TIFIA loan

Southern Rail Commission to issue grants to help fund train-station upgrades

TriMet Red Line Extension project lands federal grant

NTSB begins investigation of Amtrak train derailment

September 24

Amtrak to install photo walls as part of 50th anniversary

Savage appoints rail exec Duren to board of directors

CURA to lead Metro Transit Blue Line Extension project's anti-displacement work

STB issues environmental report for proposed Conrail line abandonment

BTS: More rail tank cars met DOT-117 safety standards in 2020

Buckingham Branch seeks to acquire rail line from CSX

Sound Transit CEO Rogoff to leave post in 2022

September 23

Rail supplier news from Amsted, Alstom, Gowanda, Trapeze and Sentient

CBC issues contract negotations update

MTA steps up mask enforcement

North American transborder freight moved by rail rose in July

U.S. rail traffic total dipped in Week 37

River Ridge authority deal to expedite expansion plan with OmniTRAX

Gonzales appointed TTCI president, CEO

Valley Metro distributes $250,000 in small business grants

September 22

Rail supplier news from Hitachi Rail, L.B. Foster and TTX (Sept. 22)

MARTA, Georgia Tech awarded grant for multimodal transit system

Amtrak adjusts COVID policies, pushes return-to-work date

CTA Garfield Gateway station honored with architecture award

Police conduct 'Operation Clear Track' to enforce rail safety

Metrolinx to rehab Rouge River Bridge

PennDOT solicits input for transportation, freight movement plans

TGM acquires grain assets from The Andersons

September 21

Rail supplier news from Advent eModal, TekTracking, Woolpert, TRAC and Hatch LTK (Sept. 21)

CHSRA releases 2021 sustainability report

RTD-Denver marks one year of N Line service

South Dakota rail-yard expansion to triple capacity

Caltrain announces leadership changes for electrification project

Travero wraps up construction of rail-served transload facility

USDOT reveals first INFRA Extra project designees

Merchants Bridge project crosses milestone with truss installation

September 20

APTA committee nominates Holzendorf as next vice chair

Sound Transit receives TIFIA loan package

Ontario issues RFQ for Scarborough subway extension

Rail industry shares public safety message during 'Rail Safety Week'

MTA names Ko NYCT's chief mechanical officer

Indiana Rail Road launches intermodal expansion

USDOT awards $5 million for regional infrastructure projects

September 17

Rail supplier news from Stantec, WSP and Caltrax (Sept. 17)

CN to pay fine for Fisheries Act offense

NRF: August retail sales rise despite headwinds

NJ Transit named to 'best employers' list

MARTA to require COVID testing for unvaccinated employees

Illinois panel OKs grade crossing improvements on UP line

USDOT solicits public input on supply-chain problems

CN outlines details of its strategic plan

DemoWeek Prize Winner Drawing - September 17th

September 16

DemoWeek Prize Winner Drawing - September 16th

Rail supplier news from TRAC, Strato, Alstom and Circle Logistics (Sept. 16)

ASLRRA to recognize Vancer with Veterans Engagement Award

FTA awards pandemic recovery funds to San Diego transit agency

Ohio rail panel OKs grants to fix railroad bridges

EPA settles with UP over crude oil spill near Columbia River

Indiana Rail Road restructures management, announces promotions

Amtrak, PIP reach financing agreement for Philadelphia station project

Week 36: Intermodal volume a drag on U.S. rail traffic total

September 15

Demo Week Prize Winner Drawing - September 15th

GAO reviews FTA process to manage safety risks

Toronto transit agency mandates COVID-19 vaccine

Safety commission audits WMATA rail-car programs

FTA announces available funding for restarting transit service

Rio Grande appoints Spellman president of RIOTECH

Ontario launching GO Transit service to London

CN receives notice of termination of KCS merger deal

CP, KCS reach second merger agreement

September 14

Rail supplier news from Wabtec, SNC-Lavalin and WSP (Sept. 14)

APTA solicits comments on standards documents

Sound Transit tests 'fare ambassador' program

MTA installs security cameras at all NYC subway stations

RTD-Denver moves ahead with fare study, equity analysis

Cleveland RTA suspends waterfront light-rail line service

SANDAG crews install final steel structure for Mid-Coast trolley project

TCI launches proxy battle with CN

DemoWeek Prize Winner Drawing - September 14th

September 13

DemoWeek Prize Winner Drawing - September 13th

MARTA seeks feedback on rail car colors

SEPTA releases new map, signage concepts

Metrolink, Caltrans and USGS pilot earthquake early warning system

Maryland and Delaware Railroad announces promotions, retirement

Gov. Wolf endorses Amtrak's Pennsylvania expansion plan

Wabtec, G&W, Carnegie Mellon to launch freight-rail institute

CP, Maersk open Vancouver transload facility

KCS declares CP's latest merger proposal 'superior'

September 12

BREAKING NEWS: KCS declares CP proposal 'superior,' will terminate CN deal

September 10

PANYNJ to mark 20th anniversary of 9/11

USDOT announces three WMATA board appointees

NRF: Retail imports remain strong, but COVID still slowing growth

TSA hikes fines on mask violators

Canadian agency solicits input on proposed Quebec port expansion

Norfolk Southern donates funds to food banks

Port of Baltimore receives four massive cranes

September 9

Rail supplier news from HNTB, Quantix and RSI (Sept. 9)

NJ Transit reopens remaining rail waiting rooms

APTA data used to track transit riders’ post-pandemic expectations

Iron Ore Co. donates funds to RAIL Center of Expertise

CN to mandate COVID-19 vaccination for employees, contractors in Canada

R. J. Corman names Broyles EVP of commercial affairs

CII to recognize Seroka with 2021 Connie Award

North American freight-rail traffic up 9% so far in 2021

September 8

Rail supplier news from Alstom, Keolis and STV

VIA Rail reports improved performance in Q2

OIG: Amtrak ADA compliance needs better planning

BNSF named one of America's best employers for women

New Orleans short line reopens days after Hurricane Ida

STB determines 'revenue adequate' Class Is for 2020

FTA: $2.2 billion in rescue plan funds available for transit agencies

TCI Fund hires adviser ahead of possible CN proxy fight

September 7

Rail supplier news from Sasser, Littlepay and Alstom (Sept. 7)

Metra announces schedule changes for UP lines

LA Metro seeks public input on rail-to-river project

CTA employees must be vaccinated by Oct. 25

LIRR completes Main Line Corridor crossing eliminations

TransLink, Richmond break ground on Canada Line Station

KCS, CP to restart merger talks

MTA, Amtrak restore service after Hurricane Ida

September 5

UPDATE: CP ready to restart merger talks with KCS

September 3

Rail supplier news from Skanska, ARM, Arup/WSP, ETA Transit, Alstom and Navis

CHSRA marks 6,000 construction jobs

OmniTRAX Safe Shipper Award presented to Pacific Northwest Oil

L.A. Metro adds photo-enforcement camera to Crenshaw/LAX project

NJ Transit Police Chief Trucillo to chair TSA peer advisory group

FTA awards pandemic-relief grants to Houston METRO, San Fran MTA

STB seeks public input on first-last mile service

Swisspod, TTCI to develop hyperloop testing site in Colorado

KCS adjourns stockholders meeting until Sept. 24

September 2

Audit reveals concerns in WMATA fitness for duty programs

Sound Transit begins simulated service on Northgate Link segment

Severe flooding prompts Northeast transit agencies to restrict service

AAR: U.S. railroads navagating supply-chain challenges

ASLRRA names 2021 Business Development Award winners

UP ramps up hiring efforts

Major investor urges CN to drop its pursuit of KCS

Port of Coos Bay, developer to build new multimodal container facility

September 1

Rail supplier news from Siemens and Piper Networks

Railway Tie Association hires Irby as executive director

OSHA: CSX to pay, reinstate whistleblowers

WMATA to begin closures to replace Rockville canopy

APTA urges Congress to include additional transit funding in Build Back Better Act

CP: CSX-Pan Am merger threatens competition on Hoosac Tunnel route

NJ Transit, state release RFP for Newark Penn Station redesign

Canadian Pacific affirms Aug. 10 offer to acquire KCS

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