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Rail News: September 2015

September 30

Rail supplier updates from Kelso, CIG, Bombardier, Hanson and WSP (Sept. 30) CTA finishes $50 million rehab of Red Line station L.A. Metro to begin station construction for Purple Line extension CSX launches app to aid businesses during Virginia tunnel reconstruction PHMSA to provide $5.9 million for rail incident response training Foxx unveils new transportation investment center NS renames Memphis yard in recognition of Butler's service CP acquires Steelcare Inc.

September 29

AASHTO names Trombino president, Bernhardt VP Metrolink mulls fare policy changes North Carolina Railroad to construct new bridge over Crabtree Creek L.A. Metro names Schank chief innovation officer G&W adds Neupaver, Pyne to board; Melzer, Ringo to end terms in 2016 Presidential Emergency Board proposes contract terms for NJ Transit workers CSX, mechanical unions praise 'progressive' labor partnership Progress Rail to acquire Rail Product Solutions from Amsted SunRail secures $93.4 million federal grant agreement for expansion

September 28

Virginia rail agency names Craig director of engineering and project oversight Minneapolis transit agency aims to up solar energy usage BART proposes rail station improvements near UC Berkeley MBTA kicks off subway recycling program Metra safety director Konczal receives international award for safety efforts Kinnear named president of Amalgamated Transit Union Canada UP eyes expansion of Port Laredo Intermodal Ramp California High-Speed Rail Authority proposes drilling under Angeles National Forest

September 25

Rail supplier news from Alstom, Siemens, Harris Williams, Cubic, and Alcatel-Lucent (Sept. 25) L.B. Foster, Georgia & Florida RR host congressional visitors Ontario continues tunneling work for Eglinton Crosstown light-rail line BLET letter to railroad CEOs raises concerns about locomotive engineer fatigue More than 60 percent of Americans would use high-speed rail, APTA study finds L.A. Metro OKs contract to study rail-crossing safety enhancements Georgia Ports Authority posts record growth in FY2015 FTA approves WMATA's safety improvement plan

September 24

Eight BLET family members receive James R. Hoffa scholarships NS appoints Merilli VP engineering Cincinnati Metro adds Weaver, Jones to exec team Metra names Jones to oversee HR Tri-state board OKs $3.75 million grade separation project in Ohio Seattle Streetcar schedules open houses for Center City Connector route NCDOT approves contract for Sugar Creek grade separation project AAR: U.S. traffic dips 2.5 percent in Week 37

September 23

Amtrak adds Saturday night routes between Milwaukee and Chicago Canadian railways honored for environmental, safety initiatives Virginia commission slates meetings on new transit route Maryland transit agency wins FTA award for Purple Line planning Operation Lifesaver's Rose to step down as president Obama administration to speed up infrastructure project decisions MBTA's fiscal oversight board details 'serious, deep-seated' problems NS announces leadership changes: Moorman to exit as exec chair, Squires named chair, Manion to retire

September 22

Rail supplier updates from Kelso, Battelle, HNTB, Hub and SNC-Lavalin (Sept. 22) Sound Transit's commuter-rail service turns 15 Foothill Gold Line stations completed in Azusa Georgia Ports Authority OKs capital projects to accommodate growth Substation fire suspends service along three WMATA rail lines Ports of Virginia, Richmond agree to new 40-year lease Metra: No rail service after Dec. 31 without PTC deadline extension Amtrak set to choose Alstom to build new high-speed trains, Schumer says

September 21

Port of Vancouver event highlights new crude-oil tank cars, safety measures HNTB Corp. tapped to design Orange County Streetcar Schumer lauds FRA's call to increase transparency on bridge conditions PortMiami completes deep dredge, on-dock rail terminal project Maryland transit agency to purchase eight new diesel locomotives Knueppel named SEPTA's new general manager States give green light to Richmond-to-Raleigh high-speed rail line NS completes acquisition of Delaware & Hudson line from CP

September 18

TTD endorses efforts to advance Hudson rail tunnel project Keolis surpasses disadvantaged business participation goal at MBTA Honolulu transit-rail project shortfall balloons to more than $1 billion L.A. Metro integrates TAP fare card with 25 area transit systems TriMet board OKs payroll tax increase XpressWest, Chinese firm agree to launch Vegas-to-L.A. high-speed rail line Norfolk Southern to restructure Triple Crown Service Charlotte transit agency to receive TIFIA loan for light-rail extension Senate committee grills FRA's Feinberg on PTC

September 17

Rail supplier updates from CTC, Rail Logix, Hanson, Rocky Mountaineer and Danella (Sept. 17) Honolulu slates transit-oriented development workshop CTA plots improvements to Ventra app Schneider streamlines cross-border intermodal service New on ProgressiveRailroading.com: Rail Product News CSX, CN recognized for sustainability practices AAR: U.S. rail traffic volume slowed during Labor Day week Port of Long Beach finishes $93 million rail project GAO report underscores need for PTC extension, AAR's Hamberger says

September 16

All Aboard Florida nabs design award L.A. Metro to debut new security technologies MassDOT slates meetings for passenger-rail expansions in New England FRA, NY inspectors complete latest round of crude-by-rail safety checks RailTrends 2015 early-bird deadline is Friday U.S. Rep. Ribble wants states to decide truck weight Metra eyes $5.7 million in cost reductions for 2016 budget Cuomo, Christie propose 50-50 funding solution for Hudson rail tunnel project

September 15

APTA's Waters to retire; White named successor California High-Speed Rail Authority, Bakersfield agree on station planning effort Charleston Harbor project advances to make room for post-Panamax ships NYC Transit opens first new subway station in decades RTA report: Crosstie production fell, but purchases increased in July TriMet opens new Orange Line light-rail route GE Transportation names Miller president, CEO FTA awards $19.5 million in grants to bolster transit-oriented development

September 14

Rail supplier updates from TTS, BNSF Logistics, Kelso, Alstom and Cubic (Sept. 14) Monrovia Station dedicated along Foothill Gold Line extension RTD tests A Line commuter trains at 45 mph CTA granted $1.25 million for Red, Purple lines Nevada Gov. Sandoval names five to high-speed rail agency Derailment prompts MTA's Prendergast to call for greater funding from NYC FRA's Feinberg to get Senate confirmation hearing this week Railroads warn of service disruption as PTC deadline looms

September 11

North Carolina Railroad, TNW make management changes Metra gears up for Illinois rail safety week, seeks to reshape brand Consumers United for Rail Equity becomes Freight Rail Customer Alliance Honolulu transit-rail agency completes four miles of elevated guideway RTD plots service changes for new rail lines Transportation Services Index a tad stronger in July California enacts two-person crew legislation Toronto suburb supports freight bypass to expand transit services

September 10

Rail supplier updates from Siemens, CIG, Bombardier, Alstom, The Andersons, and Skelly and Loy (Sept. 10) Short lines: INRD workers join BMWED, OmniTRAX joins Colorado economic organization NCDOT awards $10.2 million contract for rail link Washington state DOT seeks applicants for freight-rail funding Kansas DOT unveils finalists for transload center sites CTA awards $32.6 million signal replacement contract Coal crunch continues to crimp financial performance, CSX says AAR: Intermodal gains continue to prop up U.S. traffic levels

September 9

Rocla kicks off construction of tie manufacturing plant in Florida Joint powers authority to review proposed ICTF expansion near L.A.-area ports European, U.S. regulators OK GE's plan to buy Alstom's energy business Arizona DOT publishes DEIS on Tucson-Phoenix passenger-rail project Only four Class Is were 'revenue adequate' in 2014, STB says Ontario issues RFQ for Finch West light-rail project AAR to Congress: Clarity needed ASAP on PTC CSX shakes up senior management team after Munoz resigns

September 8

Cubic wins $12.6 million contract to update BART's revenue management system Keolis to hire additional conductors on MBTA lines Iowa DOT unveils new freight transportation grant program Maine DOT contracts Central Maine & Quebec to operate state-owned branch line MARTA taps firms for transit-oriented development plans TEX Rail line to be equipped with PTC Chinese rail-car manufacturer breaks ground on Massachusetts facility Governors coalition calls on Congress to institute long-term surface transportation bill

September 4

Rail supplier updates from REMSA, Holland, Bombardier, Schwartz and Encore (Sept. 4) Caltrain preps corridor for new fencing Port Tampa Bay CEO Anderson to chair Florida Ports Council Americold to build cold-storage warehouse near Maine port Metra awards contract to Parsons for PTC implementation Metrolink adds locomotives to Hyundai-Rotem cab cars North Carolina board OKs plan to upgrade rail service statewide Amtrak, TSA to beef up security over Labor Day weekend

September 3

Denton County transit agency nabs platinum award for financial transparency FTA seeks public input on 'XPEDITE' initiative L.A. Metro seeks ridership ideas; California high-speed authority slates meetings Eno Center President and CEO Schank to step down WMATA turns over FY2014 audit to FTA AAR: Carloads slip in August, but intermodal still on the upswing NS to realign exec reporting structure for IT, strategic planning FCC's proposed rule would let railroad police use public safety radio

September 2

Santa Clara Valley transit agency reopens Montague light-rail station BLET picks construction firm for new headquarters building project PATCO preps for final stage of $103 million Ben Franklin Bridge rehab project Capitol Corridor debuts rail crossing safety video Twin Eagle marks start of Permian Rail Park project VIA Rail Canada reports 5.2 percent revenue increase in 2Q NS debuts first of new Tier-3 'Eco' locomotives FRA makes $10 million available to states for rail crossing safety projects

September 1

Foxx, Barbour and Hoffa to address transportation infrastructure needs Cenovus acquires crude-oil transloading facility in Alberta Pennsylvania DOT solicits comments on statewide rail plan BART, MTA receive $700,000 in workforce grants Metrolink names Konove deputy CEO Washington agency solicits comments on crude-by-rail projects BNSF feels heat of wildfires in northwestern Montana WMATA report: Inspector deleted data about track defect that led to derailment << Previous Next >>
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