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Rail News: January 2022

January 31

Minneapolis Met Council OKs pact to advance Green Line Extension

Sound Transit seeks input on DEIS for West Seattle, Ballard Link extensions project

STB won't delay schedule for considering reciprocal switching regs

USDOT solicits applications for RAISE grants

CSX to serve future intermodal facility in Montgomery

UP to assemble largest battery-electric locomotive freight fleet

January 28

MARS elects new officers for 2022

UP, Amtrak earn top ratings as 'best places to work' for LGBTQ+ equality

Maryland board modifies P3 pact to advance Purple Line light-rail project

NS installs hybrid cranes at Chicago, Atlanta intermodal terminals

R.J. Corman to launch new Tennessee, Kentucky railroad

Canadian Pacific posts Q4 results, prepares to 'make history'

January 27

Metro-North Railroad records another year of high-level OTP

Savannah port set container record in 2021

Week 2: U.S. railroads log more carloads, fewer intermodal units

CDPQ Infra, CN agree to land sale for light-rail reroute

Patriot Rail names Sexhus president, COO

U.S. Class Is employed a few more people last month

January 26

Rail supplier news from Thales, Power Transmission and AllTranstek (Jan. 26)

Brightline breaks ground on Boca Raton station

UP subsidiary Loup Logistics acquires Phoenix transload facility

Norfolk Southern, CN report Q4 financial results

NS announces board transitions, names Miles non-exec chair

CN names Robinson its next top exec, reaches agreement with TCI

January 25

Rail supplier news from Fluor, Atlantic Track, RATP, Alstom and Abloy (Jan. 25)

WMATA solicits public input on proposed FY2023 budget

Repauno Port & Rail Terminal receives first propylene import

USDOT issues $11 million in TOD grants

CSX names Pelkey EVP, CFO

Unions seek mediatorís help in contract talks with railroads

January 24

Long Island Rail Road logs best on-time performance

Washington state panel OKs grant for grade crossing upgrade

Canada invites public comment on Lac-Megantic bypass project

NTSB highlights need for better rail-worker safety

Amtrak, Connecticut officials discuss state's rail future

California Gov. Newsom rolls out theft prevention effort at UP rail yards

January 21

Rail supplier news from Icomera, Cisco, HiRail and Alstom (Jan. 21)

Gov. Hochul, MTA unveil report for proposed Interborough Express

Ohio panel OKs grants to IORY, others for rail infrastructure projects

California HSR board clears environmental steps to advance service to L.A.

FTA clears way for Hudson Tunnel project to qualify for federal funds

CSX posts higher Q4 revenue, cites growth in key business lines

January 20

Rail supplier news from Ballard, Hitachi Rail and IMC (Jan. 20)

DART hires Leggett as executive vice president

CP named top performer on Corporate Knights 2022 Global 100 Index

North American freight-rail volumes remain slow in Week 2

Louisiana port secures grant in support of green fuels project

Union Pacific posts higher revenue, profit in Q4

January 19

Rail supplier news from Blume, RailWorks, Parallel and Hub (Jan. 19)

FTA to re-establish transit safety committee

Tessenderlo Kerley to locate plant on Pioneerís NDW short line

Port 10 Watco Rail Logistics to build SIT yard near Houston port

WMATA CEO Wiedefeld to retire later this year

UP, Schneider team up for intermodal service in 2023

January 18

Rail supplier news from Hitachi Rail, Thales, Lumibird, Nokia and HDR (Jan. 18)

VIA Rail, Unifor begin contract talks

Illinois panel OKs improvements at four grade crossings

Amtrak to temporarily reduce service on some routes due to staffing, COVID-19

Minnesota DOT seeks applicants for rail service improvement grants

UP seeks Los Angeles D.A.'s help in stopping cargo thefts

January 17

Rail supplier news from Wabtec, Cubic, Railway Equipment, Morrison Metalweld and Whitmore (Jan. 17)

St. Louis MetroLink station gets $7.5 million upgrade

Virginia finalizes agreement with NS to expand passenger rail

BLET members ratify new pact with New York & Atlantic Railway

USDOT announces COVID recovery grants for LA Metro, MTA, NJ Transit

MARTA GM and CEO Parker dies

January 14

NTSB Chair Homendy appoints leadership team

VIA Rail to reduce service in response to omicron surge

Murex adds renewable rail transloading service at GGT

USDOT, DOL announce new steps aimed at trucker shortage

CSX, Amtrak reach deal on New England rail service

CP: Springfield Line will be part of CPKC's growth

January 13

Amtrak locomotive honors Operation Lifesaver's 50 years

Valley Metro debuts new Siemens light-rail vehicles

Rail traffic a downer in 2022ís first week

Amtrak pays $2 million in disability settlement

CN to ask STB to condition CP-KCS merger on Springfield Line divestiture

Senate confirms Bose as FRA administrator

January 12

Rail supplier news from Greenbrier, Department of Energy, Teleste, Thales and HOK (Jan. 12)

BLET, Metra reach tentative contract agreement

OmniTRAX provides more than a million meals to fight hunger

California governor's budget includes 'significant' transit-rail funding, association says

NJ Transit OKs contracts for Penn Station, Trenton Transit Center projects

Anacostia Rail subsidiary PTL acquires The Kearney Cos.

January 11

Rail supplier news from Wabtec, Alstom, Greenbrier, AITX and Alpenglow Rail (Jan. 11)

North Dakota DOT seeks input on grade crossing action plan

SC Ports logged record cargo volume in 2021

NY Gov. Hochul nominates Lieber, Velez to MTA board

Reading & Northern set freight, ridership records in 2021

BNSF to take over Montana Rail Link as lease ends

January 10

Port Everglades moves record cargo containers from single ship

TTD labor coalition gains three unions, 'unifies' rail labor

Maryland agency solicits public input for statewide transit plan

Santa Clara VTA, labor union approve new contract

NS, Ludlow museum sign lease agreement for historic yard shop

Chicago South Shore inks Indiana double-track project

January 7

COVID-19 surge, labor shortage impact RTD service

WMATA unveils TOD project near Congress Heights Station

California High-Speed Rail Authority meets funding match for federal grant

PennDOT wraps up Middletown train station project

STB updates details for CSX-Pan Am merger hearing

Amtrak backs CPKC; Class I supports passenger service expansion

January 6

Rail supplier news from Dayton T. Brown and TekTracking (Jan. 6)

IANA elects new board, officers

Rocky Mountaineer names McKenna president, CEO

NY Gov. Hochul calls for major expansion of transit rail

T&I Committee Republicans oppose rollback of LNG-by-rail rule

New Alabama rail corridor to link port, mega sites

AAR: North American freight-rail traffic rose in 2021

January 5

LA Metro to resume fare collection Jan. 10

RTD board elects executive committee officers

WMATA to adjust service, take workforce actions due to omicron variant

AAR taps Hedrick as SVP, CFO

CSX cites 'strong support' for Pan-Am merger

Attorneys general call on PHMSA to suspend LNG-by-rail rule

January 4

Rail supplier news from Wabtec and Blume Global (Jan. 4)

USDOT refinances loan for Washington cityís transit-oriented project

KC Streetcar hit more than a million rides in 2021

Maryland Gov. Hogan taps Ports as transportation secretary

Reading & Northern kicks off new season of Jim Thorpe train rides

Hedlund sworn in as STB's newest member

Gateway Terminals venture handles first container at Savannah port

January 3

Rail supplier news from Plasser, Trinity, Alstom and Hollysys (Jan. 3)

DART cites key achievements in 2021

PATH's November ridership only half of 2019 level

RAC issues annual 'Rail Trends' report

L.A. port announces fee on lingering empty containers

CSX coal terminal explosion under investigation

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