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Rail News: November 2015

November 30

Rail supplier updates from Bombardier, Alstom, Morton and STV (Nov. 30)

Kalama named Washington state's 'Port of the Year'

APTA: American public supports federal investment in public transportation

MARTA police force earns accreditation honors

AAR: Rail traffic slowdown continued in Week 46

Valley Metro's Banta steps down as CEO

TSB: Broken heel block assembly behind CP train derailment

Edmonton taps TransEd Partners to oversee Valley Line light-rail project

November 25

TTC begins operations at new streetcar facility, modifies stops

Ohio panel agrees to close CSX crossing

Metra gears up for winter weather

BART to kick off dynamic train testing along Warm Springs Extension

U.S. Class I workforce continues to shrink

Amtrak station in Pennsylvania to get TOD plans

Washington council solicits input on proposed crude-oil terminal at Vancouver port

Reading & Northern to take over Pennsylvania industrial park's rail line

November 24

BNSF to serve new American Crystal, United Sugars storage facility

WMATA unveils reconstructed escalators at Woodley Park station

Pennsylvania rail authority completes bridge projects

Connecticut's Malloy makes economic pitch for New Haven Line upgrades

Valley Metro's Tempe Streetcar project gets environmental clearance

VIA Rail acquires 28-mile subdivision in Ontario

Washington Department of Ecology to draft new rules for crude-oil transport

New York's MTA to bolster counterterrorism efforts

November 23

Rail supplier news from Bombardier, Saft, Alstom, Thales and ACS Solutions (Nov. 23)

OnTrackNorthAmerica announces research partnerships with Lautala, Jin

Operation Lifesaver Inc.'s board elects officers

New York DOT makes way for new Amtrak station in Rochester

USD Partners acquires Wyoming crude-oil terminal

WMATA's board confirms Wiedefeld as GM, CEO

Montreal transit agency unveils $1.5 billion budget

Congress approves another short-term transportation funding measure

November 20

U.S. Rep Yoho visits Balfour Beatty Rail facility

Iowa commission OKs $1.29 million in rail project loans, grants

Anacostia announces three hires for management posts

Capitol Corridor certifies environmental impact report for Sacramento-Roseville passenger-rail project

Sound Transit settles on Tacoma Link alignment, selects Rogoff as CEO

PANYNJ to expand CEO search; Foye drops out of the running

MTA unveils budget plans for 2016

Feinberg at RailTrends: Don't wait to activate PTC

November 19

LRIW seeks board nominations

NITL recognizes LaGrange as 'Logistics Exec of the Year'

CTA Blue Line gets expanded wireless coverage

CSX names Glassman VP-strategy

MBTA commuter trains meet on-time performance goals for October

AAR: U.S. rail traffic falls 4.7 percent in Week No. 45

Union Pacific to close Burnham yard in Denver

Sound Transit eyes Rogoff as next CEO

November 18

Rail supplier updates from Ansaldo, Wabtec, Hatch Mott MacDonald, GlobeSherpa and Arup (Nov. 18)

Lineage Logistics launches expansion at Port of Tacoma

TriMet names Kelsey chief operating officer

Maryland commission OKs passenger-rail franchise transfer to SCMaglev backers

CSX names South Carolina commerce park a 'Select Site'

California High-Speed Rail Authority taps HNTB for environmental clearance work

Foxx criticizes funding gaps in long-term transportation bills

Canadian Pacific discloses offer to Norfolk Southern

November 17

AutoPort to lease terminal space at Port Canaveral

Rail supplier updates from SNC-Lavalin, Alstom, Masabi and WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff (Nov. 17)

Secure Rail Conference 2016 agenda now available

Metra taps Konczal as chief safety, environmental officer

CSX, NS recognized for carbon-emissions disclosure

VRE opens Spotsylvania Station

Congress looks to another short-term extension of transportation funding

NYCT names Hakim president

U.S. transit agencies bolster security in wake of Paris attacks

November 16

In memoriam: Edward Lewis

Chicago transit agencies set to launch Ventra app

Valley Metro to kick off testing along Northwest light-rail extension

KCS de Mexico marks first shipment through new inspection facility

FECR's intermodal facility boosts Port Everglades' cargo volumes

SEPTA wraps up two major station projects, names Sauer assistant GM

AAR, other trade groups oppose provision in cybersecurity bill

Brookville to build four Milwaukee Streetcar vehicles for $18.2 million

November 13

U.S. Reps. Jenkins, Gibbs tour rail facilities

Cleveland RTA's Calabrese named a 'public official of the year'

RailTrends lineup features CSX's Ward, other top industry execs

CORP reopens Siskiyou Line between Oregon, California

APTA honors five organizations for sustainability efforts

Memphis to receive federal funds to restore rail trolley service

Gateway project financing details unveiled

Metra OKs 2016 budget, partners with UP on rail safety initiatives

Wisconsin lawmakers unveil rail safety bill in wake of derailments

November 12

Rail supplier updates from Alstom, Gannett Fleming, Ricardo Rail, Nomad Digital and Lilee (Nov. 12)

Santa Clara VTA, Google partner on transportation study

NS expands land conservation agreement in South Carolina

U.S. rail traffic numbers fall during Week 44

Watco's Cicero Central Railroad to begin Illinois operations

MARTA awards $198.5 million contract for tunnel ventilation overhaul

Siemens obtains $118 million contract to provide 13 locomotives to SEPTA

Government, Amtrak officials reach deal to fund new Hudson rail tunnel

November 11

In memoriam: Bobby Bonds and William Quinn

Sound Transit's tunnel boring machine arrives at U District station

Cincinnati Streetcar naming rights up for sale

BART inaugurates tech training program

PHMSA rejects AAR's appeal of tank-car rule

CSX expects slight earnings decline in Q4; intermodal to lead growth in 2016

MTA makes way for Long Island Rail Road concourse under Grand Central

FRA unveils draft environmental document for Northeast Corridor

November 10

Rail supplier updates from GE, Alstom, RailComm, Chicago Freight Car and L.B. Foster (Nov. 10)

STB staff to gather input on proposed rules for performance data

Metrolink tests PTC-equipped locomotives

Metra gives locomotives a new look, completes Lombard Station upgrades

All Aboard Florida unveils 'Brightline' brand for Orlando-Miami rail service

Wabtec inks $27 million signaling, PTC contract for Denver commuter line

Reports: Canadian Pacific considering takeover of Norfolk Southern

BNSF posts higher profit in Q3

November 9

Ohio Rep. Jordan tours Fritz-Rumer Cooke track project; Foxx visits Denver RTD

CP lands on Carbon Disclosure Project's 'leadership index'

WMATA trains resume normal service at Stadium-Armory Station following fire

Anacostia promotes Shore, Bonner to VP posts

Caltrain narrows list of candidates for electrification project

USDOT awards $28 million to study Baltimore-D.C. maglev train line

Siemens to deliver new crop of diesel-electric locomotives to three states

Get PTC done ASAP, Feinberg advises

November 6

Michigan DOT slates webinar for the public to review long-range transportation plan

Fort Worth transit agency to hold meetings on service improvements

Canada's TSB: CN derailment caused by poor wheel set performance

IANA: Intermodal volumes up 3.4 percent in Q3

SFMTA unveils rail-car technician apprenticeship program

Norfolk Southern unveils 'Eco' locomotives at Chicago intermodal site

WMATA appoints Wiedefeld GM, CEO

House passes first long-term transportation bill in a decade

November 5

FTA extends application deadline for environmental training program

New Jersey Gov. Christie to nominate Hammer as transportation commissioner

Caltrain to replace four century-old bridges

Green Plains, Delek to build ethanol train terminal on UP line

MassDOT, MBTA OK public-private partnership to fund Green Line station improvements

Kansas City Southern to invest $6.5 million on Louisiana rail line

APTA: 5.3 billion transit trips in first half of 2015; 71 percent of transit ballot initiatives pass

AAR: U.S. carload, intermodal traffic slips 4.3 percent in October

November 4

Rail supplier updates from Lilee, Vossloh, Intellifuel, Motive Power and FreightCar America (Nov. 4)

VIA Rail earns risk management honors

Canadian panel awards funds for CN intermodal hub's environmental review

UP opens new railport in Texas

Rep. Denham wants reports on high-speed rail cost overruns, delays

PANYNJ names Holwell interim general counsel

Georgia Northeastern Railroad to be acquired

Heavy-truck amendment defeated in House

Crosslinx signs $9.1 billion contract for Eglinton Crosstown light-rail line

November 3

Maryland Transit Administration adds bike cars on weekend trains

Unimin opens CSX-served terminal in West Virginia

Kansas City takes delivery of first modern streetcar

STB: Class I employment falls in all categories in September

Kentucky approves $3 million for short-line improvements

SEPTA kicks off $7.4 million station accessibility project

TIGER VII: A look at rail-related projects

BNSF closes on deal to sell rail yard to Sioux Falls for $27 million

November 2

Rail supplier updates from Alstom, Wabtec, Greenbrier and Harsco (Nov. 2)

Texas Lt. Gov. Patrick launches port initiative

Ohio DOT to replace 'yield' signs at rail crossings

First streetcar vehicle arrives in Cincinnati

BLET, DM&E agree on tentative pact; CMQ workers vote for SMART

Collenette to advise Ontario on high-speed rail plans

NS rescinds notice on PIH service cancellation

New York State DOT plots new Amtrak station in Schenectady

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