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Rail News: November 2016

November 30

MBTA to provide update on Green Line Extension

Metrolinx preps for new GO Transit station, Don Yard project

CTA OKs extra funds for Red Line extension

Progressive Railroading webcast to address tribal consultation issues

House passes RESPONSE Act to improve rail hazmat training

Sound Transit's light-rail ridership tops bus use

CSX expects Q4 EPS to be 'flat, slightly up'

President-elect Trump picks Chao to run USDOT

November 29

Rail supplier news from ProTran, Nebraska Central, Cubic and Bombardier (Nov. 29)

FTA seeks applicants for zero-emission project funding

San Francisco's Muni attacked by 'ransomware' hacker

CMQ appoints Giles exec chairman, promotes Ratledge to CEO

Charlotte picks Siemens to build six streetcars

NS board names former Gov. Daniels, Donadio directors

LIRR releases environmental impact statement for third track project

FRA: Railroads' PTC progress is 'uneven'

November 28

BART steps up police visibility at two stations

Canadian railway association receives funds for rail heritage preservation

Rocky Mountaineer's Hardie honored by executive group

FTA works with FAA to implement safety management program

Oklahoma City taps Herzog, Stacy and Witbeck to install streetcar tracks

Conservation group sues FRA over Alaska Railroad's LNG records

STB: Class I workforce shrinks across the board in October

TransLink, Vancouver leaders OK CA$2 billion transportation plan

November 23

Teamsters re-elect Hoffa, Hall to lead union

Metro-North wraps up Fordham Station upgrades

Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority names Tessitor chair, Pedroza vice chair

AASHTO: Highway Trust Fund still needs long-term funding source

L.A. Metro mulls multi-agency police contract

Canadian Pacific named to 'military-friendly employers' list

WMATA gears up for 'severe' service outages on Orange, Silver lines

U.S., Canadian railroads post traffic increase in week 46

November 22

TransLink wraps up SkyTrain station upgrades

NARP's Mathews tapped to serve on USDOT tourism committee

Port of Montreal inaugurates new container terminal

Bombardier inks commuter-rail pact with Montreal transit agency

FRA to issue advisory on sleep apnea, cameras

CSX named 'military-friendly' employer

MTA mulls fare increases in 2017

FRA updates safety standards for high-speed rail

November 21

Rail supplier news from GE, Phase One, Parsons, and Road and Rail (Nov. 21)

Cleveland transit agency wraps up Green Line station upgrade

CN honored for corporate governance practices

Norfolk Southern's 'rolling classroom' completes 18-city tour

Caltrain kicks off pre-construction work for electrification project

Carload Express' Delmarva short line to operate NS line

California high-speed rail agency withdraws proposal to use foreign contractors

AAR to Trump team: Don't forget freight rail in infrastructure plans

November 18

OneRail report touts safety benefits of moving people, goods by rail

Schumer: USDOT advances proposal to make crude oil less volatile

JAXPORT opens new rail terminal

Blumenthal urges FRA to fast-track safety measures

WMATA pulls 4000-series rail cars due to safety concerns

Union Pacific promotes Butler, Whited; elects Hopkins to the board

CTA's board OKs operating, capital budgets

Amtrak reports strong financial results for FY2016

November 17

Rail supplier news from GE, Watco, Cubic and Cambridge Systematics (Nov. 17)

International transit group slates inaugural North American rail meeting

U.S. rail traffic steady in week 45

CSX cleaning up after trains collide in central Florida

Operation Lifesaver elects new board members

BNSF, KCS partner on new intermodal service

APTA: Commuter railroads on schedule to meet PTC deadline

AAR to STB: Halt proposed regs until Trump takes over

November 16

Maryland Transit Administration to close Baltimore light-rail segment for repair

Toronto transit agency recognized for diversity

Ohio panel OKs rail-crossing projects

Denver RTD's 'Transit Watch' app tops 5,000 users

AASHTO elects Bernhardt, Schroer to top posts

Amtrak seeks firm to develop property near Philadelphia's 30th Street Station

NTSB unveils new two-year 'Most Wanted' safety recommendations

Port of Virginia, Konecranes OK pact for 86 automated stacking cranes

November 15

Rail supplier updates from ITT, PNC, Nokia, and Kimley-Horn (Nov. 15)

Canada's Maloney touts VIA Rail maintenance center improvements

SEPTA begins 'Travel Wallet' fare service

Washington state seeks comments on oil-spill response plan

Pacific Ethanol and Toledo, Peoria & Western begin unit train service

CN honored for working with Aboriginal communities

Patriot Rail subsidiary acquires rail tank car, tanker truck cleaning firm

KCS dedicates Texas terminal to Starling

November 14

FTA's Flowers tours St. Louis light-rail projects

California rail authority inks broadband pact for high-speed corridor

KCS, KCSM host Mexico energy symposium

Honolulu transit agency names Kim chair

ASLRRA to seek tax credit, balanced regs under new administration, Congress

UP recognized for hiring veterans

Metra OKs 2017 budget, logs record ridership for Cubs rally

PANYNJ unveils 2017 proposed budgets

November 11

Metra preps for online surplus auction

BNSF to start serving Illinois sugar storage facility this month

Valley Metro names Smith permanent CEO

FRA denies petition to delay drug-testing rules

SEPTA launches PTC on Cynwyd commuter-rail line

U.S. railroads log meager traffic increase in week 44

MTA receives proposals to modernize LIRR level of Penn Station

CP seeks change in maximum work hours for train crews

November 10

Rail supplier news from Siemens, NRC, Modjeski and Masters, and Herzog (Nov. 10)

VIA Rail's Desjardins-Siciliano honored with business award

UP to speed up trains in Modesto, Calif.

Patriot Rail adds rail capacity to Sacramento business park

CSX's Sanborn updates expectations for Q4

RailTrends 2016: How might President Trump affect rail?

Watco to acquire additional bulk terminals from Kinder Morgan

Seattle, San Francisco OK major transit plans; proposals in Detroit, Virginia Beach fail

November 9

Caltrain to add more cars to rush-hour trains

NYCT gears up to repair two M Line bridges

NRF: Port TEUs slip in September, but rebound in October

BLET agrees with TSB's stance on rail-worker fatigue

CSX names Rutherford VP-industrial products

AAR, APTA react to national election results

Many transit-rail initiatives win on local ballots

November 8

Rail supplier news from GREX, PFL, Industry-Railway Suppliers, Hub Group, and in memoriam: Robert Grandy (Nov. 8)

Sound Transit solicits comments on light-rail station designs

Amtrak boosts Wi-Fi speed on Acela Express

Vancouver's Evergreen Skytrain extension to open next month

Port Everglades logs decline in TEUs for FY2016

CP lauds October grain movement, launches website detailing time off

MBTA names Dalton GM for Green Line extension, shakes up capital project team

November 7

McAndrews named port association chair

TriMet, Verizon add mobile service at underground station

TransLink appoints Cunningham chair

Amtrak, Michigan DOT wrap up construction on higher-speed route

NCDOT adds $10 million to freight rail, crossing improvement program

BNSF posts lower net income, revenue in Q3

Reading & Northern prepares for growth

SEPTA, union agree to end six-day strike

November 4

Rail supplier news from Railinc, Wabtec, HNTB and WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff (Nov. 4)

Valley Metro to unveil final design of Gilbert Road light-rail extension

Rail traffic results were mixed in week 43

Houston transit agency to replace faulty axle counters

America's Central Port to complete rail expansion this year

Lee steps down as GM of Cincinnati streetcar

Canada's Garneau lays out transportation agenda, backs onboard recording devices

IANA: Intermodal traffic remained sluggish in Q3

November 3

Dallas-Houston high-speed trains could serve 5 million riders by 2026

NCDOT launches multimodal transit app

U.S. rail traffic slump continued in October

UPS opposes STB's proposed reciprocal switching rule

Anacostia promotes New York & Atlantic's Bonner, Victor and Taylor

L.A. Metro to improve Blue Line safety, releases annual report

AAR honors NS' McDaniel, other railroaders for environmental work

FRA grants waiver to Denver RTD for grade-crossing repairs

November 2

Rail supplier news from Amsted, Maxwell, McDonald Transit, ARI and FreightCar America (Nov. 2)

Washington grant to fund crossing upgrade on BNSF track

G&W closes on Providence and Worcester acquisition

FTA names Dluger head of WMATA safety oversight team

KCS charts improvement projects for New Orleans subdivision

San Diego transit agency orders 45 light-rail vehicles from Siemens

CP knocks safety leader's comments on train-crew fatigue

November 1

InDOT seeks feedback on state rail plan

Connecticut's Shore Line East adds new platform at Branford Station

Freight-car demand remains 'relatively weak,' report says

G&W posts lower Q3 operating revenue, income

FRA, NJ Transit to host public meetings for Hudson tunnel project

RailTrends lines up final speakers for 2016 conference

Canada pulls DOT-111 rail cars from crude-oil service

SEPTA strike halts transit service in Philadelphia

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