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Rail News: June 2017

June 30

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Transdev, Greenbrier, Strukton, Kontron and Siemens (June 30) Read More »
Passenger Rail
SMART commuter-rail system begins 'preview' rides Read More »
Labor
BLET vote authorizes strike at Wheeling & Lake Erie Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Transit security bill introduced in Congress Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Kansas opens Great Bend transload facility Read More »
Mechanical
Ottawa taps RTG to deliver rolling stock for O-Train extensions Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
USDOT retools FASTLANE to leverage non-fed funding Read More »
Passenger Rail
MTA's Lhota to overhaul NYC subways Read More »

June 29

MOW
WMATA tests tunnel material to prevent arcing incidents Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Cando awarded contracts for rail switching in Wisconsin Read More »
Security
BART installs security cameras in all rail cars Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S., Canadian railroads post traffic gains in Week 25 Read More »
People
Metropolitan Council to install Tchourumoff as chairwoman Read More »
Mechanical
Brightline trains to run on biodiesel Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN, Whirlpool break ground on new distribution center Read More »
Sustainability
AAR recognizes Andrew Paul with Chafee environmental award Read More »
Passenger Rail
Gov. Cuomo declares state of emergency for MTA Read More »

June 28

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Siemens, Skanska, Savage, Nordco and L.B. Foster (June 28) Read More »
People
Omnitrans names Baysden director of rail Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Musk, Emanuel discuss tunnel idea for O'Hare high-speed rail line Read More »
MOW
RTA: Crosstie production up, purchases down in May Read More »
Passenger Rail
APTA recognizes Toronto Transit Commission as 'outstanding' Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
DERA reauthorization bill introduced Read More »
Passenger Rail
New York City A-train derails, injures 34 Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX crew members killed on Amtrak route near D.C. Read More »

June 27

Passenger Rail
Sacramento transit agency fast-tracks rail car repairs following heat wave Read More »
Passenger Rail
TransLink expands retail offerings at SkyTrain stations Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Bill would create dedicated funding for freight infrastructure Read More »
MOW
MTA gears up for M line bridge replacements Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP honors customers for safe chemical transportation Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Virginia panel OKs six-year plan for rail, transit projects Read More »
People
Hall named FRA's deputy administrator Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak taps former Delta CEO Anderson as railroad's next leader Read More »

June 26

People
Metra names Deno chief HR officer, preps for new rail-car seats Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP budgets $2.5 million for Wisconsin projects Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
OmniTRAX affiliate files patent complaint against U.S. Silica Read More »
Mechanical
BART OKs funding for new rail-car fleet Read More »
Mechanical
Sound Transit secures $88 million federal loan for light-rail shop Read More »
M&A
VTG acquires Redwood Rail rail-car fleet Read More »
Passenger Rail
Canada pledges $333 million for Finch West light-rail line Read More »
Passenger Rail
L.K. Comstock obtains MTA contract for LIRR project Read More »

June 23

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Alstom, Nomad, Yusen, Road & Rail and Transdev (June 23) Read More »
Passenger Rail
Canada pledges funds for Yonge subway extension Read More »
Labor
BLET ratifies pact with Indiana and Ohio Railway Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Great Lakes Basin clarifies location of proposed freight-rail line Read More »
Passenger Rail
Kiewit named construction manager of Valley Metro light-rail extension Read More »
Safety
Operation Lifesaver, FRA award $217,000 for rail safety education Read More »
Passenger Rail
L.A. Metro OKs $1.4 billion budget for Gold Line extension Read More »
People
Lhota named MTA's chairman Read More »

June 22

MOW
Metro Transit to install light-rail track, improve signaling Read More »
MOW
Calgary Transit rolls out light-rail inspection car Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP to spend $5 million on infrastructure in Washington Read More »
MOW
SEPTA gears up for trolley tunnel work Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
STB: Class I employment declined in mid-May Read More »
Mechanical
L.A. Metro retires old Blue Line rail cars, unveils new units Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR: North American rail traffic grew in Week 24 Read More »
Mechanical
National Steel delivers first of new domestic rail cars to K+S Potash Read More »

June 21

Passenger Rail
MARTA launches rail system art program Read More »
Safety
Short Line Safety Institute unveils interactive training Read More »
People
Operation Lifesaver names new board members Read More »
Passenger Rail
NARP to rally for funding of Amtrak long-distance trains Read More »
Intermodal
Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor names Metro Ports terminal operator Read More »
Financials
Metrolink to solicit input on proposed 2018 budgets Read More »
Shippers
Chevron achieves milestone on Gulf Coast petrochemical project Read More »
People
Metro-North President Giulietti to retire in August Read More »

June 20

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Bombardier, GE, PowerRail, 360 Rail, CTLGroup and Revolution Rail (June 20) Read More »
Mechanical
Valley Metro forms training program for HVAC equipment on light-rail cars Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Quebec railroad to haul iron ore concentrate from Bloom Lake mine Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
U.S. House reps sign bipartisan letter seeking Highway Trust Fund solution Read More »
Passenger Rail
MTA reopens two elevated rail stations in Brooklyn Read More »
Intermodal
North Carolina Ports set for arrival of new container services Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FTA reminds states to set up safety oversight programs for transit rail Read More »
Passenger Rail
Ontario begins environmental review of GO Transit's rail electrification Read More »

June 19

Sustainability
Caltrain takes steps to reduce stormwater pollution Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metra to replace grade crossing on Electric South Chicago Branch Read More »
Passenger Rail
MBTA pilot boosts ridership on Fairmount rail line Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN fined for diesel fuel discharge into river Read More »
Safety
Nevada's Sandoval vetoes two-person crew bill Read More »
Passenger Rail
Trudeau commits funds for Ottawa light-rail extension Read More »
Intermodal
Port Manatee, Chile officials explore trade potential Read More »
Passenger Rail
Cuomo: Financial deal set to start Penn-Farley train hall construction Read More »

June 16

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Thales, CTC, Retlif, AngelTrax and Alstom (June 16) Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
USDOT solicits input on transportation project regs Read More »
Passenger Rail
St. Louis transit agency breaks ground on MetroLink rail station Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP maps infrastructure projects in Minnesota Read More »
Passenger Rail
MBTA to study future commuter-rail needs Read More »
MOW
FRA, MDOT issue 'no impact' finding for Susquehanna rail bridge project Read More »
Passenger Rail
Trudeau pledges funding to build light rail in Montreal Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak should pay for Penn Station disruptions, Cuomo says Read More »

June 15

Short Lines & Regionals
Pacific Harbor Line honored for Guard, Reserve support Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
NTSB: Amtrak derailment in Vermont caused by rock-slide debris Read More »
Intermodal
PortMiami handles largest container ship to call on Florida port Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S., Canadian rail traffic gains continue Read More »
Safety
ASLRRA announces Jake Award winners Read More »
Passenger Rail
NJ Transit adjusts rail schedule for Penn Station repairs Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
G&W subsidiary opens bulk transfer terminal in North Carolina Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak to build new locomotive shop in Seattle Read More »

June 14

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Vertex, Trainyard Tech, Duos, RATP Dev and Louis Berger-Egis (June 14) Read More »
Passenger Rail
GO Transit to run all-day train service on Stouffville Line Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN publishes investor fact book Read More »
People
Former BLE VP Shell dies Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP announces capex plans for New Mexico Read More »
Passenger Rail
RTD to continue G Line testing Read More »
Passenger Rail
L.A. Metro to begin environmental process for West Santa Ana rail line Read More »
Passenger Rail
BART wins top prize at APTA Rail Rodeo Read More »

June 13

Short Lines & Regionals
R. J. Corman celebrates 30th year Read More »
Passenger Rail
Gov. Sandoval signs bill to seek funds for Las Vegas light rail Read More »
Safety
Ohio panel OKs grade crossing improvements in Ravenna Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metrolinx issues RFP for Barrie Line double-track project Read More »
Passenger Rail
Pontiac station opens on Chicago-St. Louis high-speed line Read More »
Passenger Rail
MTA unveils Penn Station summer service plan Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Florida East Coast Railway honored for business development Read More »
Passenger Rail
APTA recognizes rail agencies for safety, security Read More »

June 12

Rail Industry Trends
Denver transit agency launches 'MyRide' fare payment system Read More »
MOW
SEPTA gears up for trolley track renewal Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Senate committee advances USDOT nominees Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP announces $68 million in capex projects for Iowa Read More »
People
GE names Flannery to succeed Immelt as CEO, chair Read More »
Mechanical
Metrolink tests Tier 4 locomotives Read More »
Passenger Rail
CTA issues RFQ for Red, Purple modernization project Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Port of New Orleans to acquire Public Belt Railroad Read More »

June 9

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from ARI, Railserve, Hub Group, HNTB and RailPros (June 9) Read More »
People
ASLRRA honors GE's Griswell for distinguished service Read More »
MOW
Metro-North gears up for Waterbury Branch track improvements Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP schedules $24 million in capex plans for Arizona Read More »
Passenger Rail
Hampton Roads Transit mulls light-rail extension to Norfolk naval base Read More »
PTC
Belt Railway Co. of Chicago contracts with Wabtec for PTC Read More »
Security
Sacramento transit agency moves security in-house Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S., Canadian railroads post traffic gains in Week 22 Read More »

June 8

Short Lines & Regionals
TNW marks 35 years in business Read More »
Passenger Rail
Valley Metro kicks off light-rail station construction Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
North Dakota DOT publishes draft of new state rail plan Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metrolinx picks three teams to bid on Hurontario light-rail project Read More »
Intermodal
L.A. Port's FY2018 budget includes rail projects Read More »
Mechanical
WMATA to pull older fleets from service ahead of schedule Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. railroads posted 6.4 percent traffic growth in May Read More »
Passenger Rail
Denver RTD to resume rail line testing, but contractor concerned about approval time Read More »

June 7

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from IPS Cranes, CakeBoxx, Siemens, GE and RATP (June 7) Read More »
Security
BART offers public access to station crime data Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP plans $70 million in projects for Colorado, Idaho Read More »
People
Mississippi Export Railroad promotes Luce to CEO Read More »
MOW
Connecticut DOT delays two New Haven Line projects Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Washington bill clarifies regs of short lines hauling cooking oils Read More »
Passenger Rail
CTA marks 125th anniversary of 'L' rail system Read More »
Canadian Pacific
CP unveils sales and marketing initiatives Read More »

June 6

Passenger Rail
WMATA replaces escalators at Woodley Park Station Read More »
Passenger Rail
MBTA breaks ground on new commuter-rail station Read More »
Shippers
Port of Oakland seeks more rail business Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak to prep train crews for new Roanoke service Read More »
Labor
Former rail union leader Watson dies Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
USD Partners acquires crude-oil terminal in Oklahoma Read More »
High-Speed Rail
CHSRA pledges $115 million for L.A. Regional Connector rail project Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX shareholders approve CEO Harrison's reimbursement Read More »

June 5

Rail Industry Trends
Iowa DOT solicits responses to freight plan amendment Read More »
Financials
San Mateo transit agency OKs $86.8 million budget for FY2018 Read More »
Passenger Rail
L.A. Metro slates hearing on Purple Line extension environmental study Read More »
MOW
RTA: Crosstie production fell, but purchases soared in April Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
SEPTA board OKs solar project, fare hikes Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX publishes 2016 corporate responsibility report Read More »
Passenger Rail
Oklahoma City agency taps Herzog for streetcar operations Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
STB wants more details on GLBT's freight-rail proposal Read More »

June 2

Passenger Rail
VRE to hike fares by 3 percent Read More »
Passenger Rail
L.A. Metro boring machine hits a milestone Read More »
MOW
WMATA preps for new preventive maintenance program Read More »
M&A
SMBC Rail acquires American Railcar Leasing Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
Union Pacific reports sustainability progress in 2016 Read More »
Passenger Rail
Cleveland RTA breaks ground on new Campus Station rail hub Read More »
Safety
Canada safety panel cites inadequate train handling, fatigue in CP derailment Read More »
Mechanical
Greenbrier, MUL finalize $1 billion rail-car pact Read More »

June 1

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from AECOM, ZTR, McMillen Jacobs and Alstom (June 1) Read More »
Security
Metra police charge suspect in yard theft Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
NS honors North Shore Railroad as 'Short Line of the Year' Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S., Canadian railroads post traffic gain in Week 21 Read More »
Passenger Rail
UTA reports ridership growth on S-Line streetcar Read More »
M&A
G&W acquires Heart of Georgia Railroad Read More »
People
G&W's Hellmann to receive 2017 Railroad Innovator Award from Progressive Railroading, RailTrends Read More »
PTC
FRA, FTA to award $197 million in PTC grants Read More »
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