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Rail News: October 2016

October 31

L.A. Metro receives more proposals to deliver Measure M projects NS 'Safety Train' offers hazmat training to Chattanooga first responders CN named to climate action 'A List' PortMiami to receive $33 million in state grant allocations FRA unveils three potential routes for Atlanta-Chattanooga rail line WMATA proposes rail-service cuts, fare hikes in 'reality-check' budget USDOT issues call for FASTLANE grant applications Honolulu transit agency names Murthy interim exec

October 28

Watco, Knox Kershaw, NECR host congressional visits UP plans trackwork on three Metra lines Greater Cleveland RTA names Thompson rail director WMATA mulls increased yard supervision, LED lights to reduce stop signal violations Ports America to run Baltimore intermodal facility AAR: STB's proposed competitive switching rules are 'unlawful' Illinois DOT opens first new station on Chicago-St. Louis higher-speed route Amtrak settles Philadelphia crash claims for $265 million

October 27

Rail supplier news from Wabtec, Cubic, Greenbrier and Trinity (Oct. 27) NCDOT wraps up two Piedmont rail improvement projects PennDOT kicks off Mount Joy rail station project U.S. rail traffic dipped 1.7 percent in week 42 Siemens inks contract to build light-rail vehicles for Minneapolis Green Line extension NJ Transit advances PTC plan with radio spectrum lease, adopts budget Providence and Worcester shareholders OK sale to G&W

October 26

Rail supplier news from RailComm, Argenia, Koppers, Retlif and Cubic (Oct. 26) Savage opens transloading operations in Quad Cities DART light-rail stations generate $7 billion in TOD Hoosier passenger-rail ridership, revenue soared in September Amtrak leader Moorman to speak at RailTrends 2016 CN's Q3 revenue falls 3 percent NS posts 2 percent net income gain in Q3

October 25

Metra wraps up Pullman Station rehab project First rail cars in Miami-Dade's new fleet ready for testing Connecticut installs wayside horns to mitigate noise on Hartford Line JAXPORT logs record container cargo in FY2016 DART opens Blue Line light-rail extension Palmetto Railways seeks permit for proposed intermodal facility CTA calls for new stations, rail cars in $3.5 billion capital budget CSX, Maryland agree to pursue Howard Street Tunnel project

October 24

Santa Clara VTA gears up to build pedestrian tunnel to Caltrain station Honolulu transit agency breaks ground on Pearl Highlands station Chisholm grain terminal ships first load on UP SEPTA marks replacement of Crum Creek rail bridge RSI: Rail-car backlog, orders and deliveries fell in Q3 California commission slots millions for trolleys, rail improvements OmniTRAX Logistics acquires Terracor Group assets PANYNJ authorizes funding for Gateway program

October 21

Texas Central solicits student designs for bullet-train stations Inland port rail moves pumped up quarterly volume for S.C. authority BNSF, CSX, FECR help ship tons of hurricane relief supplies to Haiti Schumer seeks federal grant for New York PTC installation U.S. Class I workforce shrank a bit in September BNSF honors Burlington Junction Railway as short line of the year Freight rail, shippers honor hazmat handlers Lawmakers seek closer look into NJ Transit's safety, funding

October 20

Rail supplier news from Harsco, Thales, Siemens, Herzog and Railway Interchange (Oct. 20) L.A. Metro lowers piece of boring machine for Regional Connector project Metra taps Benz as acting chief audit officer Secure Rail abstracts due Friday AAR: U.S. carload traffic fell, Canada's rose in week 41 NJ Transit names Santoro executive director, restores service at Hoboken Genesee & Wyoming Australia to acquire Glencore Rail UP's Q3 earnings take hit from freight volume 'challenges'

October 19

Foxx tours California high-speed rail work sites Hampton Roads Transit tabs Jackson as director of transit development STB releases report on rate-case procedures Metro Transit slates meetings on Blue Line extension station design NTSB issues early findings in chlorine gas tank-car incident RailTrends 2016 to present a 'who's who' of rail industry Infrastructure Ontario, Metrolinx seek firms to build Hurontario light-rail project CP Q3 revenue falls 9 percent, names Velani CFO

October 18

SEPTA expands Quick Trip program to all Market-Frankford, Broad Street stations KCSR to hike train speed in Gulfport, Miss. Indiana, Quebec ports partner to study market opportunities L.A. Metro wraps up deck work for Purple Line extension station PennDOT to award $40 million in multimodal improvement grants Metra proposes 5.8 percent fare hike, elects Carlson chairman KCS posts Q3 revenue, income decline

October 17

Rail supplier news from Greenbrier, Alstom, Bombardier and WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff (Oct. 17) Halliburton, U.S. Silica set frac sand unit-train record Schneider adds 15,000th unit to growing container chassis pool UP completes rail fastening system project in Oregon BART unveils report highlighting need to update infrastructure TWU authorizes SEPTA strike In memoriam: NS strategic planner and Conrail-split contributor Jim McClellan Gateway program poised to move ahead at 'record speed,' Amtrak says

October 14

Rail supplier news from Harsco, Road and Rail, Strato, Caltrax and STV (Oct. 14) Wisconsin sand supplier acquires Canadian transload facility U.S. Rep. Gohmert tours American TieTek facility STB slates roundtable discussion on rate regulation TTCI receives federal grant for emergency preparedness and response training FTA awards $8 million for 'mobility on demand' projects CP 'well positioned' to move grain crop; supply chain scorecard launch set for next week NTSB: NJ Transit train's brakes, signal and train control system 'functioned as designed' during Hoboken crash

October 13

Metro-North seeks proposals to revitalize unused rail line KCS to replace crossties, improve grade crossings in Mississippi subdivision RTD marks progress on South Platte River bridge refurbishment OmniTRAX, Arrows Up partner on bulk storage, transportation Transport Canada boosts funding for rail safety U.S. rail traffic dips while Canadian carloads tick up GAO: USDOT relied on limited data in ECP analysis CSX posts Q3 earnings decline on lower volumes

October 12

UTA board names McKinley chair San Mateo County agency OKs funds for Caltrain grade separation project Secure Rail seeks conference abstracts for 2017 St. Louis Metro Transit marks completion of Eads Bridge renovation Bay Line to operate Panama City bulk transload facility L.A. Metro receives proposal to fast-track Measure M projects R. J. Corman names Quinn president, CEO FTA announces $14.7 million in grants for TOD projects

October 11

LIRR resumes full service after derailment NRF: October imports spike in preparation for holidays RTA: Crosstie production up, purchases down in August G3 Canada opens CN-served grain elevator in Manitoba Valley Metro set to kick off construction of light-rail extension Hurricane Matthew prompts NS to invoke 'force majeure' in North Carolina OIG: Amtrak hasn't estimated full cost of PTC

October 10

Rail supplier news from Granite, Alstom, RSI, TRANSCAER and WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff (Oct. 10) Chicago Rail Link pilot project highlighted at AASHTO committee meeting Transdev boosts Cincinnati streetcar service to meet demand NuBlu Energy constructing LNG plant in Louisiana MBTA fiscal control board taps outside firm for cash collection Shell drops proposed crude-by-rail facility in Washington New California law paves way for Caltrain electrification funding RailWorks appoints Riddett president, CEO

October 7

Flexovit, Rocla host congressional visitors Amtrak's Melnkovic named HR exec of the year Port of Longview performs ship-to-rail transfer of wind blades U.S. rail traffic slump continues in week 39 Amtrak Hiawatha project environmental study released MBTA seeks firms to design, build Green Line Extension KCS, Watco open new Dallas intermodal terminal NTSB: NJ Transit train sped up seconds before crash

October 6

Vermont slates meetings on rail growth policy Ohio panel OKs CSX, Ohio Central rail crossing improvements Connecticut DOT plans fare hike on commuter-rail routes TSB cites improper signal, incomplete communication in VIA train incident Metro-North, LIRR expand digital payment options Railroads preparing for Hurricane Matthew CTA releases environmental study for Red Line extension AAR: U.S. rail traffic fell 4.8 percent in September

October 5

Rail supplier news from Wabtec, Bombardier, Associated Rail, Nomad, Chicago Freight Car and Maser (Oct. 5) TSA to use old San Diego MTS trolleys for security training EDA funds to support Illinois short line's expansion FECI appoints Snyder CFO SEPTA's commuter-rail schedule returns to normal CGB to expand soybean operation at Port of Indiana-Mount Vernon Virginia Beach light-rail extension would cost $243 million Washington solicits input on Shell's proposed crude-oil facility

October 4

Amtrak issues new national magazine New Jersey city pays for Uber rides to NJ Transit station Rail suppliers object to STB proposals for 'reciprocal switching,' commodities Metra revises BNSF Line schedule to reflect actual arrival times ASLRRA: BRACE Act's support reaches 'critical threshold' Texas agency solicits input on high-speed rail plans LRIW names Metro-North's Bonilla 'Outstanding Woman of the Year' USDOT awards grants for hazmat preparation

October 3

Foothill Gold Line engineering documents released NS 'safety train' educates first responders in South Carolina NTSB: NJ Transit locomotive's data recorder wasn't working New Orleans RTA opens North Rampart streetcar extension STB adopts final arbitration rules San Diego agency hires general contractor for trolley extension FRA issues directive for flawed DOT-111 tank cars << Previous Next >>
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