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Rail News: April 2017

April 28

ASLRRA, BLET testify at rail hearing; Pallone tours Cembre BART opens electric vehicle charging site at Warm Springs Station STB names Campbell regulatory reform officer Nashville mayor pledges support for new light-rail system Thales to acquire Big Data firm Guavus Canadian official seeks ban on U.S. coal exports out of British Columbia Sound Transit orders 30 light-rail vehicles from Siemens MTA OKs environmental findings for LIRR expansion

April 27

Rail supplier news from Greenbrier, ITS, Sundt, RSI, Trinity, WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff and Siemens (April 27) IBEW Council 11 ratifies new pact with CN L.A. Metro releases RFP to study Sepulveda Pass transit options U.S. rail traffic up 4.7 percent; AAR comments on Trump tax plan ASLRRA announces annual award winners at Texas conference APTA: Trump's transit cuts would reduce jobs, jeopardize major projects UP posts 9 percent increase in net income, record Q1 EPS Amtrak's Moorman speeds up Penn Station work, taps Prendergast to review operations

April 26

Phoenix council OKs funds for Valley Metro light-rail extension MBTA adopts strategy to fast-track repairs Minnesota DOT, FRA unveil environmental review of NLX project Amtrak preparing infrastructure plans for Penn Station CN names national training center after Mongeau FTA demands WMATA address worker safety CP, port officials meet to discuss business opportunities NS posts Q1 records, announces CFO Stewart's retirement

April 25

TriMet begins renovation of Washington Park light-rail station House hearing to review rail safety regulations NYCT preps for Brooklyn station overhaul Caltrain to kick off rail grinding project Pennsylvania panel OKs 34 freight-rail projects for funding BART addresses robbery incident, hires police chief ASLRRA honors safety person, professional of the year at Texas convention CN posts 'solid' Q1 results, increases outlook for 2017

April 24

Middle Tennessee RTA picks firm for Music City Star TOD project Siemens' Charger locomotives begin rolling in California, Illinois UP plans Nevada infrastructure projects worth $26.8 million Metra, UP kick off third-track project on UP West Line MassDOT acquires remote-operated ballast cars Harrison to serve CSX as president in addition to CEO California High-Speed Rail Authority CEO Morales to step down It's Rail Safety Week in Canada

April 21

R. J. Corman, Industry-Railway Suppliers, host visits with Illinois congressmen MTA names Lieber chief development officer KCS challenges Mexican panel's rail competition report CSX announces full-year guidance, share repurchase plan and dividend increase Wiedefeld proposes new financial plan for WMATA BNSF Logistics adds location in Mexico NY, NJ senators call on Chao to visit aging rail infrastructure Kansas City Southern posts 'solid and clean' Q1 results

April 20

WMATA adds wireless service in Red Line tunnel Cordero to run Port of Long Beach as executive director Metra to issue RFPs for new rail cars, locomotives U.S. rail traffic climbs 3.9 percent in Week 15 California Legislature OKs first gas tax hike in 23 years Siemens launches new division to 'digitalize' U.S. rail network CP posts first quarterly revenue gain since 2015 CSX posts revenue, earnings growth in Q1

April 19

NARP honors lawmakers for efforts to boost U.S.-Canada rail travel Report: Pipeline shortage could boost crude-by-rail activity Ports of Indiana welcomes first ocean vessel of 2017 SEPTA launches new electronic bid system Tiger Cool Express announces growth funding, management changes Sound Transit light-rail trains to run on wind energy in 2019 Bill would expand short-line access in Washington state WMATA reports improved reliability as older rail cars are retired

April 18

Rail supplier news from Miner, WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff, Quandel, and Road and Rail (April 18) Brightline prepares for next trainset deliveries UP charts Louisiana infrastructure work California panel seeks stricter locomotive emissions standards Denver RTD's A Line route served 5 million riders in first year NJ Transit train gets stuck in Hudson River tunnel for hours Schumer wants feds to require stabilized crude oil MBTA OKs $2 billion operating budget for FY2018

April 17

BART begins work on Concord station plaza renovation Aberdeen eyes Maryland DOT grant to improve commuter-rail station NRC's annual auction tops $58,000 raised for safety education WMATA seeks input on TOD for College Park rail station Metra to close cash-only ticket machines UP slates Arkansas capex projects Port of Everett begins rail siding construction project Industry groups call on Congress to protect transit, highway funding

April 13

U.S. Rep. Carter tours SENSR plant in Texas Rail supplier news from GE, ENSCO, A & K Railroad Materials, Metrom Rail and REMSA (April 13) Port of Vancouver logged record tonnage in 2016 BNSF honors employees for exceptional work Brookville wraps up Detroit streetcar order Illinois panel OKs five-year plan to improve rail crossing safety LIRR completes FEIS for $2 billion expansion project U.S. rail traffic grows as coal shipments rise

April 12

Baltimore transit agency's crime rate remained low in 2016 MARTA adds parking space, rolls out real-time parking tracker as ridership grows Valley Metro slates meeting on Tempe Streetcar design CP commemorates Battle of Vimy Ridge Sound Transit to host open house on Tacoma Link light-rail extension Cuomo, Christie call for review of Amtrak infrastructure protocols Wisconsin silica sand supplier expands rail sidings on CN line TNW partners with Indiana port authority to expand rail service

April 11

Rail supplier news from Dewberry, Lilee, Alstom and GREX (April 11) New Mexico Rail Runner to open Zia Road Station BART deploys technicians to cut delays in Transbay Tube UP outlines $77 million infrastructure investment in Oregon Federal commission OKs Georgia, Virginia ports pact Metra launches $216 million construction program for 2017 Norfolk Southern announces hazmat safety awards Schumer: Congress must 'get serious' about passenger-rail investment

April 10

DART to review downtown Dallas subway route options Georgia Port Authority advances Savannah Harbor expansion TTC powers up third rail on Line 1 subway extension Short Line Safety Institute launches latest round of safety advice L.A. Metro partners with navigation app to offer grade crossing alerts NCDOT obtains grant to reduce locomotive emissions Trump to nominate Kan as USDOT undersecretary Five teams vie for California's high-speed rail operations

April 7

Smart Sand to expand UP-served transload facility in Wisconsin City short-lists five firms to submit operator bids for New Orleans Public Belt Corpus Christi port scraps plans for container terminal ASLRRA establishes short-line education fund CN honors 32 shippers' sustainability efforts FTA approves MBTA's scaled-down Green Line light-rail extension plans Toyota honors BNSF's service performance for third straight year Track problems caused recent Penn Station derailments, Amtrak's Moorman says

April 6

Rail supplier news from Vossloh, Wabtec, Michael Baker International, Advanced Polymer Coatings and moovel North America (April 6) Iowa DOT issues 2017 version of state rail plan CTA to expand digital advertising display network UP budgets $180 million to bolster infrastructure in California TransLink launches annual running rail replacement project Montreal port reaches half-century mark AAR: U.S. roads reached a few traffic highs in March, first quarter House lawmakers seek 'robust funding' for transit security following Russia subway attack

April 5

Final Four event drives weekend ridership for Valley Metro Select Sands to acquire UP-served loading facility in Arkansas SEPTA launches 'Key' fare payment on airport line NTSB reinstalls Sumwalt as vice chair, reaches golden anniversary Texas railroad authority to negotiate operator contract with The Western Group Greenbrier enters $1 billion pact to produce, jointly manage rail cars for MUL Ontario to redevelop GO Transit station into Toronto transportation hub Annual report: Alaska Railroad's revenue, freight traffic tumbled again in 2016

April 4

Rail supplier news from Kelso, Bombardier, Lilee, Cando and Gannett Fleming (April 4) TriMet to rehab light-rail track in downtown Portland 'Rising Star' Chodorow to address Secure Rail Conference NTSB issues preliminary report of fatal Biloxi bus-train crash UP achieves best performance for 2016 employee safety CSX recognizes 71 customers for safe hazmat practices OIG report examines Amtrak management challenges MTA OKs $492 million contract for Canarsie Tunnel repairs

April 3

Greenville & Western promote Julian, Martin MARTA ridership jumps 25 percent after I-85 bridge collapse MBTA slates meetings for Red Line station improvements KC Streetcar Authority to buy more vehicles, increase service NTSB unveils preliminary report of ethanol train derailment FRA issues decision on B&P Tunnel environmental review Trudeau pledges funds for GO Transit's Regional Express Rail project STB proposes rules for rail rate cases << Previous Next >>
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