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Rail News: January 2017

January 31

TransLink reports record ridership in 2016 ARCI: Car orders, deliveries fell in fourth quarter Denver RTD's R Line to open in late February Creel succeeds Harrison as CP CEO Iowa Pacific withdraws from Hoosier State Train service Hakim named MTA's interim executive director

January 30

Rail supplier news from RailWorks, Alstom, RailTerm, HOTSTART and REMSA (Jan. 30) Operation Lifesaver Canada unveils safety videos after uptick in crossing deaths House T&I Committee slates first hearing RTA: Crosstie production, purchases fell in December STB extends date for Class I data reporting rule Sound Transit chooses alignment for Federal Way light-rail extension

January 27

Sound Transit names Somers chair; Texas Central adds McClane to its board UP: Employee injury rate hit record low in 2016 NS facilitated industrial development worth $4 billion in 2016 NTSB opens investigation docket for fatal Amtrak crash Railmark acquires Yreka Western Railroad L.A. Metro taps Tutor Perini joint venture for Purple Line extension Phase II

January 26

REMSA unveils 2017 advocacy agenda BNSF identifies six rail-served sites for development U.S. transit agencies report high ridership for women's marches OmniTRAX kicks off Decatur Central Railroad operations U.S. railroads' traffic rose 8 percent in third week Trump appoints Begeman to lead STB Most Class Is cut capital spending for 2017

January 25

Rail supplier news from GE, Aspen Technology, Brookville, HNTB, TranSystems and Bombardier (Jan. 25) MBTA reports improved on-time performance for commuter-rail system in 2016 NS announces promotions, retirements WMATA seeks input on 'reality check' budget for FY2018 CN logs higher net income in Q4, full-year 2016 Norfolk Southern posts higher Q4 net income

January 24

Florida DOT Secretary Boxold to step down Santa Clara VTA slates environmental impact hearings for BART extension Ohio, Washington OK grade crossing projects NCTD files PTC application for passenger trains Secure Rail's discount registration fee expires Friday Shuster names T&I Committee vice chair, subcommittee chairs MTA to expand sleep apnea program systemwide

January 23

MTA unveils first new Staten Island Railway station in decades Amtrak honored with architecture award for 30th Street Station plan Valley Metro names Stacy and Witbeck construction manager for Tempe Streetcar Paducah & Louisville announce management changes Progressive Railroading seeks nominations for Rising Stars 2017 FTA awards grant to Sacramento transit agency for track worker warning system STB: Class I employment fell in December

January 20

R. J. Corman names Henderson, Rush to new roles Reading & Northern logs uptick in freight, tourist traffic U.S. railroads log traffic increase in 2017's second week CSX comments on Harrison takeover reports BNSF budgets $3.4 billion for 2017 capex plan FTA allows Minneapolis Blue Line extension to advance KCS' earnings down in Q4, revenue 'unchanged'

January 19

Metra reports 96 percent on-time performance rate for 2016 Feds launch mobile app for tracking rail regulations TransLink boosts SkyTrain service California high-speed rail agency settles suit with Kern County CP posts lower revenue, higher EPS in Q4 UP posts higher net income in Q4 2016 Report: Harrison to retire early from CP to pursue CSX takeover

January 18

DCTA names Jensen to its board MTA, TWU Local 100 agree on new contract FTA gives green light to Valley Metro light-rail extension Bill would mandate two-person crews on freight trains FTA proposes rule to stop trains from running red signals CSX earnings down 2 percent, revenue up 9 percent in Q4

January 17

Rail supplier news from Siemens, SNC-Lavalin, WSP, McMahon Associates; and, in memoriam: Walter Sellick (Jan. 17) Ironhorse Resources appoints Matt Cundiff president Minneapolis Green Line ridership grew 2.5 percent in 2016 Supreme Court rejects Wheeling & Lake Erie petition over train crew dispute Charlotte transit agency breaks ground on streetcar extension Feds seek input on crude-oil volatility through proposed rulemaking

January 16

Gulf & Ohio taps Wester as VP; TNW hires Davis as COO G&W logged traffic increase in Q4 L.A. Metro considers Tutor Perini joint venture to build section two of Purple Line extension AAR responds to latest 'reciprocal switching' comments filed with STB Sound Transit kicks off construction on Northgate Link station USDOT report cites growing transit maintenance backlog

January 13

Rail supplier news from CCI Thermal, Ansaldo, Bourque, OPW and SYSTRA (Jan. 13) FTA permits Orange County streetcar to begin engineering phase RAC: Canada's railroads on pace with emissions targets Gov. Cuomo unveils plan to update 16 LIRR stations Kansas City Southern's Ottensmeyer to lead U.S.-Mexico trade group Chicago Union Station designated as USDOT 'emerging project'

January 12

Cincinnati streetcar tops 330,000 rides in first four months USDOT creates new committee on automation Railroads moved less traffic in 2017's first week Brightline unveils first completed trainset CSX customers planned capital projects totaling $9.5 billion last year KCS, Watco, WTC forge pact to expedite liquid fuel exports to Mexico

January 11

Rail supplier news from Harsco, AECOM-Arup, SYSTRA, Salco, Advanced Rail Systems and NRC (Jan. 11) Caltrain to develop mobile app Rail unions sue over New Jersey substance abuse law U.S. Sen. Fischer reappointed chair of surface transportation subcommittee MARTA eyes bill to fund more expansions U.S. senators call for NTSB review of certain passenger-rail practices Houston METRO completes Green Line light-rail route

January 10

Sound Transit light-rail ridership soars in November 2016 SC Ports Authority beats TEU, rail lift records KCS subsidiary appoints Jacobs VP of transportation Texas council taps LAN to study proposed high-speed rail station UP's 'GroTrain' now serving South Dakota regional FTA OKs $1 billion for CTA Red, Purple project

January 9

North Carolina light-rail project secures local funding MBTA to allow Keolis commuter-rail contract to expire STB unveils spreadsheet for freight-rail performance data Ferromex, Alstom ink contract for locomotive maintenance LIRR train was speeding at time of derailment PANYNJ proposes $32 billion capital plan

January 6

McCaul named GM of Cincinnati streetcar IANA selects board officers, elects new members MTA, L.K. Comstock ink $223 million contract to install CBTC system Secure Rail attendee discount set to expire soon OmniTRAX to sell Sand Springs lot for use as fire station NYCT to get cellular, Wi-Fi service in all subway stations

January 5

Klepper to lead USDOT's Build America Bureau Minnesota DOT proposes new bridge over BNSF grade crossing Senate committee slates meeting for Chao's nomination Freight railroads post lower traffic volumes for 2016; AAR previews 2017 priorities Feds OK $1.6 billion for L.A. Metro's Purple Line Extension Amtrak unveils corporate restructuring plan

January 4

Rail supplier news from Rocla, Jacobs Engineering, rMetrix, Stantec, Caterpillar and NRC (Jan. 4) Metra asks passengers to help with courtesy campaign BNSF, J.B. Hunt to enter arbitration over revenue division N.C. Gov. Cooper appoints Trogdon transportation secretary LIRR train derails, injures more than 100 people Union Pacific acquires Railex assets

January 3

North Carolina DOT advanced rail improvements in 2016 Ohio panel OKs crossing improvement projects MBTA, Keolis gear up for winter weather RTA: Crosstie production down, purchases up in November Santa Clara VTA unveils environmental statement for BART Silicon Valley extension STB: Class Is employed fewer workers in November New York MTA Chairman Prendergast to retire << Previous Next >>
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