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Rail News: October 2019

October 31

Progress Rail, Loram announce acquisitions

BART begins pre-revenue operations on Berryessa extension

NJ Transit enters MOU to advance North Brunswick train station project

Cleveland RTA awarded state funds for rail-car replacement

PANYNJ's port, ExpressRail, PATH set records in 2019's first nine months

Long Island Rail Road commissions PTC on four branches

BNSF identifies six rail-served industrial sites ready for development

U.S. freight railroads log another traffic decline

October 30

Rail supplier news from MUL, Operail, TRB, CAF, Schneider and WAGO (Oct. 30)

Cap Metro to resume downtown Austin rail service

NJ Transit expands conflict de-escalation training

MTA marks resiliency construction milestone with Coney Island Yard Complex

ASLRRA expands disaster planning resources for short lines

KCS releases latest sustainability report

Teamsters members consider November strike against CN

CP explores growth with short lines, transload operators at 'Connect' conference

October 29

New Orleans RTA to improve streetcar station accessibility

WTS-Atlanta names MARTA’s Parker ‘Man of the Year’

NYC marks subway's 115th anniversary

TransLink to test multimodal fare card

FRA seeks grant applicants for maglev projects

MTA solicits vendor proposals for agency reorganization plan

Amtrak names Predmore to succeed Hylander as chief safety officer

Regional Rail to acquire Pinsly's Florida short lines

October 28

KC Streetcar to expand Saturday service year-round

Norfolk Southern to restore rail service over Grand River Bridge

Unifor begins VIA Rail employee contract negotiations

Sound Transit identifies additional routes for light-rail extension project

AAR, ASLRRA comment on proposed reg changes for truck drivers

CTA proposes $5B capital budget for 2020-24

STB: U.S. Class I workforce down in September

PANYNJ OKs billions in funding for AirTrain, PATH projects

October 25

Rail supplier news from Hy-Tech, Greenbrier, Trinity Industries, Alstom and Abloy (Oct. 25)

Metro Transit-St. Louis expands monitored light-rail access project

Jaxport sets new cargo records in 2019

BART to develop rail-to-airport incentive program

ARCI: Rail-car orders lag in Q3

Sound Transit breaks ground on downtown Redmond light-rail service

Hudson Tunnel Project begins new phase

OmniTRAX short line completes PTC project in Illinois

October 24

BNSF to launch tie replacement project on Metra line

Denver RTD labor shortage may lead to rail service cuts

ASLRRA: Short-line tax credit bill crosses threshold for House support

PANYNJ logs all-time high cargo volumes in August

North American rail traffic slump continues

AAR recognizes CSX's Zacker for environmental excellence

Microsoft to host Pacific Northwest high-speed rail summit

Canadian Pacific posts record revenue, operating ratio in Q3

October 23

Rail supplier news from Hitachi, Transdev, Tideworks, TranSystems, HNTB, WSP and Schneider (Oct. 22)

Rail labor groups ask court to stop NMB rule change

APTA opposes proposed transit infrastructure funding cuts

FRA seeks applicants for rail trespass-enforcement grants

CalSTA seeks grant applicants for transit, intercity rail projects

AAR, GoRail honor Sen. Reed with rail achievement award

CN delivers 'strong' Q3 results despite softening economy

Norfolk Southern's Q3 revenue, income fall on lower volume

October 22

PennDOT reopens Mount Joy Station

Tri-Rail to increase fares next year

Valley Metro begins Phoenix light-rail construction

UP awards $5.3 million in community grants

Coos Bay port completes first phase of rail tunnel project

First State Investments completes Patriot Rail acquisition

MTA logs rail ridership increases

Mantle Ridge sells most of its stake in CSX

October 21

ASLRRA adds Tech Mahindra to PTC provider list

North Carolina DOT seeks input on Kannapolis Station platform construction

NARS names Tisa president

Long Island Rail Road eliminates grade crossing

LA Metro's Blue light-rail line to reopen as 'A Line'

Georgia DOT seeks input on environmental statement for proposed high-speed rail corridor expansion

Virginia Railway Express CEO Allen to step down

USDOT rolls out LNG-by-rail rule

October 18

Rail supplier news from Cummins, Logistec, Masabi, VisioStack, Microdrones and REMSA (Oct. 18)

VIA Rail logs holiday ridership boost

Canadian Pacific announces 2019 Holiday Train tour

ASLRRA: Cummings understood rail industry's importance

MBTA to pilot Boston-Foxborough commuter-rail service

NJ Transit advances track-side canal fill

OIG: Amtrak could save millions by improving on-time performance

KCS posts record Q3 revenue despite flat carload volume

October 17

Metra, UP to close Evanston ticket office

LA Metro to solicit public input on Crenshaw light-rail extension

Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway to end Jim Thorpe rides over tax dispute

U.S. railroads haul more petroleum, chemicals in Week 41

Norfolk Southern reports environmental, economic growth

AAR honors leaders in hazardous material safety

Slower freight-rail volume hit UP's bottom line in Q3

CSX posts higher earnings, record-low operating ratio in Q3

October 16

Rail supplier news from Wabtec, Alstom, STV, Schneider and HOTSTART (Oct. 16)

Houston METRO adds Wi-Fi to select light-rail lines

Metro-North Railroad hosts rider forums

Freight services index hit record level in August

CREATE partners offer education to Chicago students in 75th Street Corridor

NJ Transit begins construction at four stations

APTA recognizes DART, TransLink for excellence

OmniTRAX signs A&R Logistics to anchor Georgia industrial park

October 15

Transdev names Zardini CIO, promotes Hanc to HR chief

LIRR to replace East Hampton rail bridges

DART names Wageman chair

House T&I Chair DeFazio warns Uber, Lyft not to skip hearing

Virginia Port Authority inks dredging contract with Weeks Marine

Transit-rail, bus service boosts real estate values, report says

NJ Transit restores Raritan Valley Line direct service

KCS promotes Austin to VP of revenue, yield management

October 14

Santa Clara VTA solicits input on Tamien Station accessibility

New Orleans streetcar service suspended following hotel collapse

PennDOT seeks public-private proposals for transportation projects

Railway Interchange 2019 logs attendance, exhibitor increases

PANYNJ adds 113 police officers

APTA announces executive committee members for 2019-20

Amtrak expands Pacific Surfliner service

R. J. Corman to provide switching, transloading at UP-served Texas industrial park

October 11

Congressmen, Colorado governor tour rail suppliers' facilities in two states

Rail supplier news from Brown Industries, HNTB, Strato, Transit Wireless and Alliance Shippers (Oct. 11)

NJ Transit to assess transit needs for non-English speakers

ASLRRA recognizes eastern short lines' safety efforts in 2018

Paterson GlobalFoods to construct rail-served oat mill in Manitoba

Metrolink adds train frequency to commuter-rail line

UP devises intermodal terminal app for truck drivers' mobile devices

BART installs Jones as deputy GM, preps bond sale

October 10

Sound Transit unveils rail station access improvements

San Diego MTS seeks public opinion on transportation priorities

South Carolina ports log record cargo volume in September

Railroad Retirement Board names Murphy CIO

MTA preps 52 firms for small business development skills, receives energy efficiency award

Iowa commission OKs grants, loans for rail improvement projects

AASHTO names McKenna president, Sheehan VP

U.S. freight-rail traffic slide continues into October

October 9

Rail supplier news from Strukton, Focused Technology, Holland, Bourque, INet, Maglev and REMSA (Oct. 9)

Sacramento transit agency renames 36th Street light-rail station

Metrolink’s Campbell named CFO of the Year

A&R Logistics to build export facility at CSX Select Site in South Carolina

Caltrain ramps up construction on electrification project

MTA panel: NYC train speeds can increase 50 percent in some areas

Chao unveils initiative to tackle rural transportation disparities

Metra boosts 2020 capex plan to include new locomotives, rail cars

October 8

BART solicits feedback on paperless ticket plan

Govs. Cuomo, Murphy appoint six to Gateway commission

Hampton Roads Transit to study Norfolk light-rail expansion

Indiana commuter-rail line extension moves to engineering phase

Cuomo calls for MTA audit; LIRR completes bridge replacement

FRA solicits grant applications for state-of-good-repair funds

CSX appoints Bezar, Adams to senior VP roles

STB proposes new policy, rules for rail demurrage charges

October 7

Seattle Monorail now accepting ORCA fare payment

Denver RTD marks 25 years of light-rail service

Microsoft kicks in more money for Seattle-Vancouver high-speed rail study

NS reroutes traffic after Grand River rail bridge collapses

Caltrain solicits feedback on set-out track replacement

Willmar rail connector project is starting to take shape, MnDOT says

NJ Transit seeks TOD partners for River Line light-rail system

Class Is sue SMART-TD over minimum train crew issue

October 4

U.S. Reps. Ruppersberger, Pence talk short-line tax credit with rail suppliers

Rail supplier news from HDI, WSP, Schneider, Dewberry, TKDA and HDR (Oct. 4)

MBTA begins Orange Line station, track repairs

Metra to construct third track on Union Pacific West Line

Melius Energy tests shipping semi-solid bitumen by intermodal rail

Caltrain OKs 20-year service vision

WMATA should run more eight-car trains, Virginia commission says

STB proposes new rules for rail service data reporting, cost of capital methodology

October 3

NJ State Senate launches committee to investigate NJ Transit

Metrolinx tests anti-trespass track panels

Washington transportation panel OKs grade-crossing safety grants

LA Metro lowered emissions in 2018

CN: Unifor affiliated truck drivers ratify pact with CNTL

CTA breaks ground on Red and Purple rail line modernization project

CSX appoints Boone, Boychuk to executive roles

U.S. rail traffic declined through September

October 2

Rail supplier news from Stadler, Keolis, C-Level Solutions, EnviroServe, Thales and Werner (Oct. 2)

Virginia dubs October 'passenger rail month'

BLET reaches tentative pact with Delaware & Hudson Railway

SunRail cracks down on fare card misuse

LA Metro adds capacity on Expo Line to deal with overcrowding

Class I execs to speak at RailTrends conference

NTSB issues preliminary findings in fatal SEPTA rail incident

CN unveils winter plan for upcoming season

October 1

NJ Transit begins Elizabeth Station improvements

Metro Transit-St. Louis to benefit from bond refinancing

Georgia Central upgrades track to handle heavier rail cars

Metra’s Auburn Park Station project back on track

TNW Logistics opens Texas transload facility

PANYNJ approves additional capital spending for AirTrain, PATH

BNSF, YRC Freight expand intermodal business with new containers

Indiana Rail Road, associations sue Illinois over train crew rule

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