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Rail News: October 2023

October 31

Rail supplier news from Miner Enterprises and Distribusion Technologies (Oct. 31)

CTA ridership breaks post-pandemic record

MTC completes regional funding for Silicon Valley BART Extension project

MARTA secures federal grant to fund transit, TOD accelerator

FTA mulls new rule to address transit worker fatigue

AGs want railroads to improve hazmat info for first responders

October 30

California High-Speed Rail Authority recognized for social-change efforts

PANYNJ names Fisher general counsel

TTD's Regan raises alarm over bill to end Amtrak's 'right of preference'

NCRR invests in rail spur for CSX to serve new EV battery plant

SEPTA, union reach tentative one-year agreement

IANA: Headwinds slow intermodal volume in Q3

October 27

Rail supplier news from Greenbrier, RailPros, Miner and Savage (Oct. 27)

FTA proposes changes to rail-safety training regs

R. J. Corman hosts SLSI hazmat training

Construction begins on Metro-North Railroad viaduct replacement

Brightline issues RFP for Treasure Coast station

Amtrak, Louisiana officials sign pact for New Orleans-Baton Rouge rail service

October 26

Edmonton's Valley Line Southeast LRT to open Nov. 4

North Carolina Railroad promotes Haver to CCO

BRS ratifies sick-leave pact for CSX's L&N property

U.S. freight-rail traffic increase continued in Week 42

Schumer: FTA to award $3.4B grant for Second Ave Subway extension

Norfolk Southern launches AI train-inspection technology

CPKC: Economic headwinds, port strike impacted Q3 results

October 25

BMWED, Delaware & Hudson ratify contract

Texas North Western Railway wins $7.3 million CRISI grant

Amtrak completes Wilmington station renovations

NTSB: Driver's failure to stop at grade crossing led to train conductor's death

CN posts lower revenue, profit in Q3

NS' Q3 profit plummets after derailment charge

October 24

DART's board elects Slagel chair

BLET calls for strike authorization vote at SEPTA

EPA orders more cleanup, investigation near East Palestine

STB names six to Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee

CN, AltaGas ink long-term transportation pact

TSA revises rail cybersecurity directives

October 23

Rail supplier news from Wabtec and Steel Dynamics (Oct. 23)

Illinois, Ohio approve grade crossing safety projects

P&L Railway to host SLSI's first-responder hazmat training

South Dakota rail board OKs grant funds for freight-rail infrastructure

MTA taps Free as acting president of LIRR

R. J. Corman leases Central Appalachia Inland Port

October 20

Rail supplier news from HDR, American Industries and L.B. Foster (Oct. 20)

L.A. Metro reaches highest daily ridership since pandemic

Prince Rupert port authority begins logistics terminal construction

CPKC, Kansas City Current ink stadium naming-rights pact

Norfolk Southern, BRS union agree to collaborate on safety

CSX posts lower profit, revenue in Q3

October 19

Amtrak to simplify fare structure

Birmingham wins CRISI grant to fix grade crossing safety on NS lines

U.S. freight-rail traffic inched up in Week 41

AAR honors RAC's Ash, shippers for hazmat safety

U.S. Class I employment level slipped a bit in September

Union Pacific posts lower profit, revenue in Q3

October 18

Metrolink to expand Antelope Valley service

MBTA unveils new Green Line car paint design

BMWED member divisions merge

Panel calls on WMATA to address safety of Metrorail roadway-maintenance program

NTSB opens public docket for 2022 fatal PATCO accident

CN announces COO succession, evolution of operating structure

October 17

Rail supplier news from Schneider, STV and WSP (Oct.17)

RAC announces first Women in Rail Conference-backed scholarship recipients

MTI report explores economic, environmental benefits of U.S. high-speed rail

Metra wins federal grant to acquire battery-powered trains

AAR to FRA: Emergency regs for freight-train length unnecessary

NTSB investigating BNSF coal-train derailment in Colorado

October 16

Rail supplier news from Siemens, Railway Supply, Railroad Tools, Rail Vision, Senceive, INIT and Granite Peak (Oct. 16)

FTA announces transit research grant opportunity

Tampa's streetcar logs record ridership in 2023

UP, NS, FECR play role in Artemis II space mission

BLET asks FRA to set maximum train length for Class Is

Canada issues RFP for High-Frequency Rail project

October 13

PennDOT calls for P3 proposals; Iowa awards rail grants, loans

CPKC's 25th annual Holiday Train will roll out Nov. 20

Feds to award CTA's Red Line Extension project another $100 million

Canada's TSB cites broken rail in 2019 derailment of CP crude oil train

Amtrak: Airo train production involves nearly 100 suppliers

Kansas becomes 10th state to mandate 2-person train crews

October 12

Rail supplier news from ENSCO, Alstom, Masabi and Powerbrace (Oct. 12)

Solvay, Vancouver Bulk Terminal to build U.S. soda ash shipping facility

Florida Gulf & Atlantic receives CRISI grant

Metra proposes $1.1B operating budget for 2024

U.S. freight-rail traffic rose 3% in Week 40

FRA issues final rule requiring locomotive video recorders on passenger trains

October 11

NJ Transit rolls out AquaTrack machines for fall cleanup

FTA solicits applications for rail-car replacement funding

Ports of Indiana issues RFI for new crane at Mount Vernon

LRW's 'Woman of the Year' nominations due this week

FRA to award $38.3 million grant for LA Metro grade separation project

Canada pledges funding for port's Contrecoeur container terminal project

Tri-Cities Intermodal to acquire UP's Cold Connect warehouse

October 10

Rail supplier news from Stadler, Tracsis, Progress Rail and Keolis (Oct. 10)

TriMet set to unveil sixth-generation MAX train

Norfolk Southern seeks artist-in-residence applicants

SacRT orders eight more light-rail vehicles from Siemens

Connecticut panel OKs $1.1B in funding for transportation projects

Nineteen state legislatures take on rail-safety bills

October 9

Rensselaer rail station renamed for late NY Senate Majority Leader Bruno

WMATA reaches halfway mark on escalator replacement project

VTA: Inflation impacts cost of BART extension project

UP begins Mexico-Southeast U.S. domestic intermodal service

Canadian government advances Lac-Megantic rail bypass project

UP issues RFQ for CREATE property acquisition services

October 6

CN releases latest winter action plan

WMATA marks 1 million riders on train to Dulles Airport

Ohio panel approves crossing upgrades in two counties

Watco releases annual sustainability report

CN honors 220 shippers with 'Safe Handling Award'

Metra sues STB over CPKC merger decisions

Feds allocate $245 million to reduce hazards at rail crossings

October 5

Rail supplier news from Plasser, L.B. Foster, Lochner and INet (Oct. 5)

OLI issues 2022, 50th anniversary report

BART names Franklin police chief

NY short line to use CRISI funds to upgrade locomotives to Tier 3

BLET members approve work-life benefits pact with BNSF

MTA assesses 20 years of rail, transit system needs

U.S. railroads posted carload, intermodal gains in September

October 4

Rail supplier news from Trinity, Railhead, Lankhorst and Alstom (Oct. 4)

UP train crew's safety call prompts improvements at California grade crossing

Metra opens rebuilt Ravenswood Station on UP North Line

STB extends comment period for reciprocal switching proposal

NTSB issues preliminary report of fatal accident in CSX rail yard

OIG: Amtrak's new Acela trains further delayed due in part to defects

October 3

APTA: Transit users can save $13,000 a year

UP's LEAD group for women marks 20 years

Illinois panel OKs grade crossing projects near Peoria

Alaska Railroad honored for leadership, ethics

Cleveland RTA obtains $12.4 million for rail-car replacement

Hay Award recognizes Merchants Bridge project

VRE, Connecticut DOT seek input on rail fare, service proposals

October 2

Rail supplier news from HDR, Enerpac and WAGO (Oct. 2)

Minnesota DOT seeks applicants for freight-rail improvement funds

FRA awards $5 million to University of Illinois for rail excellence center

Victoria port wins state grant to fund rail project at Texas Logistics Center

STB seeks input on environmental report for proposed Utah rail line

Sandersville Railroad adds fifth shipper to rail spur; Delaware & Raritan completes track rehab

Norfolk Southern experiences another tech outage

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