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Rail News: January 2014

January 31

Rail supplier news from Lat-Lon, Trinity, Tata Steel, CIT, Jacobs, WAGO, Amsted and Cubic (Jan. 31) Fewer grade crossings would boost freight-rail efficiency in Northeast Florida, study shows IANA, AAR release Hatch's white paper on intermodal progress Sound Transit recognized for helping employees stay physically fit Florida East Coast buys GE locomotives, Reading and Northern acquires coal cars DART's rail investments paying off economically, study says Metropolitan Council unveils key reports for Southwest light-rail project AAR: North American rail traffic registered gains in 2014's fourth week CN registers record revenue and volume in 2013, logs income gain in 4Q

January 30

Rail supplier news from Bombardier, Koppers, Jacobs, HDR, Atlas Copco and FTR (Jan. 30) X Train takes delivery of first two 'luxury' rail cars Recent economic measures suggest steady growth in 2014, American Chemistry Council says Texas DOT seeks input on proposed Texas-Oklahoma passenger-rail routes Indiana Rail Road, Pan Am Railways join AAR Wrongful death claimants in Montreal, Maine & Atlantic derailment case craft plan, choose lead negotiator APTA: Obama, Congress need to work together on transportation reauthorization bill STB data: U.S. Class I workforce size fluctuated in late 2013

January 29

Foxx tours site of Pacific Harbor Line's new L.A. yard Progressive Railroading seeks nominations for Rising Stars 2014 Charlotte officials OK $12 million in engineering work for Gold Line extension Southern Railway teams up with Canadian port, city to examine train-horn usage Patriot Rail acquires rail-car repair shop in Virginia Metro-North logged record 2013 ridership in east of Hudson region South Florida RTA names Stephens interim director CP: Solid 4Q, 2013 financial results reflect ongoing turnaround

January 28

Jonaitis, LeDune assume new posts at Indiana Rail Road The T appoints COO, grants administrator Tie purchases and production dipped in December, RTA says CTA doubled military veteran hires in 2013 ICTF work to soon begin, end at Florida ports UP cut public safety incident rate last year LIRR's ridership rose in 2013

January 27

Short-line anniversaries: North Carolina Railroad approaches 165, Vermont Rail turns 50 Metro Transit served more riders in 2013 Several North American ports posted volume gains in 2013 Metrolinx orders more trains for GO Transit McLean named CEO of Port Authority of Allegheny County CN, New Brunswick strike deal to preserve service on northern line Amtrak, California authority issue combined RFP for high-speed trains New FRA final rule targets more effective rail inspections

January 24

Rail supplier news from Koppers, Thales, RailComm and Parsons Brinckerhoff (Jan. 24) ARCI: Rail-car orders and deliveries rose in 4Q South Florida RTA celebrates Tri-Rail's 25th anniversary Watco subsidiary, Great Northern team up to develop Bakken-area rail terminal DART begins South Oak Cliff Three Line extension Carloads climbed in all three North American nations last week KCS set revenue, operating ratio records in 2013 NTSB, TSB jointly issue crude-by-rail safety recommendations

January 23

North Texas transit agencies plan rider surveys to help set future course Savage expands crude-by-rail services in Canada Virginia port broke rail container record in 2013 MTA to receive first major reimbursement for Sandy repairs Canadian transport minister addresses rail safety at working group meeting Light-rail line connecting Minneapolis, St. Paul to open in June UP set seven financial performance records in 4Q, 2013

January 22

Las Vegas Railway Express prepares for rail-car delivery, signs storage agreement BART to begin testing Oakland Airport Connector vehicles LACMTA breaks ground on Crenshaw/LAX light-rail extension Sens. Blunt, Bennet call for creation of infrastructure fund Squires, Miles elected to NS board Florida Great Lakes Partners to purchase MM&A assets Norfolk Southern posts record fourth-quarter profit; announces $2.2 billion capital plan for 2014

January 21

Rail supplier news from Bombardier, T.Y. Lin, GE and SKF (Jan. 21) CSX names Rhodes to oversee Virginia state and government affairs Amtrak's Boardman supports Foxx's vision for national transportation system LACMTA's board to consider fare hikes Rail service disruptions in the PRB affect Arch Coal's fourth-quarter earnings FY2014 appropriations bill includes funds for several port-related programs Greater Cleveland RTA records ridership gain in 2013 RSI tank car committee seeks input from USDOT on last week's rail safety meeting

January 20

Crossing improvements advance in North Carolina, Washington Georgia port authority earns EPA award for emission-reduction efforts California's Capitol Corridor marks December ridership gain North Carolina DOT seeks public input on transportation priorities Federal spending bill includes $250 million for Honolulu's transit-rail project Farmrail, Pioneer Railcorp realign management Foxx names FTA's Rogoff, McMillan to new posts APTA: Appropriations bill includes good news for transit

January 17

Amtrak, NJ Transit craft plan to ease Super Bowl travel L.A.-area ports pumped up volume in December Oregon rail council recommends alternative passenger-service routes Denham bill would stop federal funding for California high-speed rail project U.S., Canadian rail traffic tumbled in year's second week Passenger-rail safety, PTC make NTSB's 'Most Wanted List' for 2014 U.S. Reps. Shuster, Rahall name panel on public-private partnerships; Democrats seek hearing on Highway Trust Fund options Rail leaders, energy product producers and politicians discuss rail safety

January 16

Rail supplier news from Railinc, REMSA, STV, T.Y. Lin, Parsons Brinckerhoff and HNTB (Jan. 16) CorEnergy acquires rail-marine crude terminal in Oregon TriMet posted mixed ridership results in latest quarter Indiana port bests quarterly volume record; Texas port forges business-development pact USDOT announces new environmental review rule for transit, highway projects Morningstar chooses CP's Harrison as top CEO of 2013 Foxx outlines vision for nation's transportation system, unveils 'Trust Fund Ticker' Coal-business crunch continued to pinch CSX's financial results in 4Q

January 15

VIA Rail posts holiday-season ridership gain Genesee & Wyoming logged traffic gains in December, fourth quarter Senate transportation committee endorses Miller's STB nomination North Dakota governor addresses crude-by-rail safety with BNSF, Trinity Progressive Railroading accepts nominations for 'Rising Stars' 2014 Federal bill includes funds for L.A.'s Purple Line, Regional Connector projects CN safety officer: Newer tank cars 'fared better' in last week's derailment Shuster kicks off MAP-21 reauthorization process

January 14

Rail supplier news from Trinity, Alstom, Hub Group and Parsons Brinckerhoff; Also, in memoriam: Pandrol’s John Hunsberger (Jan. 14) Pacific Imperial Railroad, Watco make management changes Short-line tax credit might be extended in Q1, Sen. Moran says Hampton Roads Transit to solicit public comments on proposed fare hike Minnesota DOT to host public meeting on 'Hinckley Loop' high-speed rail study Canada issues new rail safety rules, RAC says Amtrak's Boardman: U.S. transportation funding needs to address national priorities FRA to launch rulemaking on locomotive cameras, Schumer and Blumenthal say

January 13

Seattle port elects co-presidents, preps for CEO departure RTD, Caltrain elect board officers House committees to hear testimony on surface transportation reauthorization, California high-speed rail CSX's industrial development efforts paid off in 2013 MassDOT unveils five-year capital investment plan, OKs MBTA rail contract Metro Gold Line Foothill authority issues RFP for light-rail project engineering work Rep. Smith reintroduces freight infrastructure reinvestment bill Canadian government proposes regulatory amendments to boost haz-mat, tank-car safety

January 10

Rail supplier news from XPO Logistics, Pacer, Tata Steel, Thales, Greenbrier and PwC (Jan. 10) Transportation Services Index nudged up in November UP-served grain facility on tap in Missouri; frac sand plant under new ownership in Louisiana LACMTA to purchase new light-rail cars, upgrade others on Blue Line Giulietti to become Metro-North president; LaHood to become BAF co-chair Three senators call on federal regulators to improve crude-by-rail safety U.S. roads notched intermodal volume record in 2013, AAR says Virginia, Norfolk Southern sign pact to return Amtrak service to Roanoke

January 9

IANA elects officers, adds directors for 2014 WMATA awards Accenture $184 million contract for electronic fare system Crossing projects advance in Ohio; grade separations progress in California Maryland trims list of private-sector teams competing for Purple Line project MassDOT chooses Keolis to operate MBTA's T rail service Planned steel plant in Colorado, new frac sand terminal in Texas target shale business UP assigns Kelley, O'Connor to new VP posts APTA: Nearly 2.7 billion trips were logged on public transportation systems in 3Q

January 8

Rail supplier news from Koppers, PennTool, Alstom, American Industrial and EdgePoint (Jan. 8) Savage adds trucking to crude-by-rail services in Uinta, Williston basins CTA to pursue $23 million Blue Line station project Sen. Schumer calls on FRA, PHMSA to address 'dangerous' DOT-111 tank cars Tri-Rail broke ridership record in 2013 NS' 2013 industrial development scorecard: 67 new plants, 25 expansions Value of cargo moved by rail between NAFTA partners set record in October Gov. Cuomo announces $17 billion plan to stormproof New York's infrastructure, transit systems

January 7

Watco makes three management appointments Oregon's new Talgo trains officially enter service on Cascades route Murex, Cetane expand crude transload facility in New Mexico WMATA unveils new 7000-series cars North Dakota Gov. Dalrymple discusses crude transportation safety with BNSF's Rose BART orders more rail cars from Bombardier UP initiates Texas-Tennessee intermodal service Metro-North's Permut to step down, Tri-Rail's Giulietti to be named successor, media reports say

January 6

Foundation to sponsor greater Cleveland transit rides for a day Montana DOT solicits public input on crossing project BART to increase daily fees for parking outside stations Panama Canal enters centennial year as expansion continues HART to update public on Honolulu transit-rail project Alberta grain growers face rail competition from crude producers Tampa port enters pact with major auto processor

January 3

Rail supplier news from MP&ES, dFuzion, Axion, Auto Truck and Pandrol (Jan. 3) BNSF was 'revenue adequate' in 2012, STB rules Houston's METRO marks 10 years of light-rail service AAR: U.S. rail traffic ramped up in 2013's last week WMATA schedules hearings on proposed FY2015 budget PHMSA issues safety alert on Bakken crude flammability BART's board OKs revised labor agreement CP to sell major portion of DM&E line to Genesee & Wyoming

January 2

Tacoma port elects new officers Amtrak adds capacity on 'Auto Train' KKR provides capital for Torq Energy's crude-by-rail strategy Florida East Coast's Christmas Train surpassed fundraising goal California commission announces fare increases, policy changes BNSF continues to deal with North Dakota derailment MTA marks post-Sandy repairs on New York subway, Greenpoint Tubes FTA issues safety advisory notice for transit-rail ROW workers << Previous Next >>
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