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Rail News: November 2023

November 30

Rail supplier news from Miner Enterprises and Alstom (Nov. 30)

MTA finds $427MM in savings in proposed 2024 budget

U.S. railroads post 2.4% traffic increase in Week 47

RAC honors Canada's rail safety, environmental leaders

Siemens to provide new LRVs to Metro Transit-St. Louis

Union Pacific to open new intermodal terminal in Phoenix

November 29

In memoriam: David Steele

PANYNJ, Vietnam port to collaborate on trade

LA Metro marks 11 months of ridership growth

TexAmericas' rail-served Brazos site ready for development

CSX: Failed wheel bearing caused train derailment in Kentucky

OmniTRAX to manage West Virginia short line

November 28

Rail supplier news from Omaha Track, STV and Thales (Nov. 28)

Indiana Rail Road rolls out Santa Train for 33rd year

House rail subcommittee slates hearing on passenger rail

USDOT opens multimodal freight office

MTA selects HDR to oversee ADA design of subway stations

G&W's Rail Link lands multiple contracts

November 27

Reading & Northern adds Pittston to holiday train stops

Illinois panel approves 3 safety projects at CSX crossings

FRA safety advisory addresses weather events

U.S. rail volume rose 4% in Week 46

CSX to serve Plastic Express facility in Savannah

STB extends reply comment time for reciprocal switching rule

November 22

Metra debuts decorated trains for the holidays

Port of Bienville kicks off rail yard project

CSX's Riefler honored for corporate governance

UP, UTA, Salt Lake City partner to build pedestrian bridge

AAR recognizes Norfolk Southern's Motsinger for environmental excellence

BTS: North American freight-by-rail value rose 6.7% in September

November 21

NC Gov. Cooper takes a train ride to promote passenger rail

Ohio approves grade crossing projects on NS, IORY lines

First of Toronto's new streetcars begin service

BLET members vote to authorize strike at SEPTA

U.S. Class I employment levels down slightly in October

Amtrak launches procurement for Sawtooth Bridges replacement project

November 20

Rail supplier news from WSP, Lochner and Triunity (Nov. 20)

California authority, unions sign MOU for future high-speed rail system

Dana Transport opens Midwest transload facility in shuttered UP rail yard

Cathcart Rail to handle INRD's rail-car repair, inspection

NTSB: Design issue behind CTA train collision

BNSF Railway awards three new Certified Sites

November 17

AASHTO elects WisDOT's Thompson president

Thomas inducted into Texas Transportation Hall of Honor

CN honors 68 customers, suppliers for sustainable practices

AAR honors two railroarders for environmental achievements

NTSB to investigate CTA train crash

MBTA puts capital needs at $24.5 billion

STB Chair Oberman won't seek second term

CPKC reviewing Mexico's draft decree on passenger rail

November 16

Rail supplier news from Stantec, RailPros, Thales and STV (Nov. 16)

FTA solicits input on proposed updates to state safety oversight regs

Metro-North debuts New York Central locomotive from Heritage Series

Ohio rail commission seeks applications for crossing upgrade funding

U.S. railroads log carload, intermodal increases in Week 45

ASLRRA: EPA final rule on state locomotive regs is 'very concerning'

November 15

Montana's Big Sky rail authority receives grant for rail-service planning

Tibbits-Nutt named Massachusetts transportation secretary

Alstom inks contract to overhaul DFW's Skylink rail system

Ohio panel OKs funding for rail projects at JSW Steel plant

UP honors 12 customers, suppliers for sustainable business practices

CSX's Hinrichs to lead B&O Museum capital campaign

November 14

Rail supplier news from Coast, Nexxiot, Alstom and WSP (Nov. 14)

Transport Minister Rodriguez reappoints VIA Rail directors, chair

SacRT begins light-rail project for Folsom service

Ohio rail panel OKs funds for upgrades to Napolean Defiance & Western, Kanawha River railroads

San Gabriel Valley Council OKs contract for final Alameda Corridor-East grade separation project

BNSF, GMXT, J.B. Hunt launch intermodal service to and from Mexico

November 13

HART names Drainville permanent CEO

Railroad retirement benefits to increase in 2024

Metra OKs 2024 budgets, revises fare structure

BLET, Amtrak reach tentative pact

STB to form passenger-rail advisory committee

Regional Rail to acquire Indiana Eastern, Ohio South Central railroads

November 10

MBTA track-improvement program aims to eliminate speed restrictions

BNSF honors 10 companies for sustainable practices

Metra station to close Nov. 20 for complete rehab

OmniTRAX deploys Ohio's first all-battery electric locomotive

Mexican president to urge freight railroads to open tracks to passenger trains

Rail industry, customers provide input on STB's reciprocal-switching rule

November 9

Rail supplier news from Greenbrier and Pandrol (Nov. 9)

ATA projects continued growth of truck freight

Four Class Is rank as 'best employers' for military veterans

SMART-TD members ratify BNSF pact on quality-of-life issues

U.S. rail traffic a mixed bag in Week 44

CN signs MOU for new intermodal service at Port of Gulfport

November 8

Rail supplier news from AITX, SMBC, Tideworks and REMSA (Nov. 8)

Second Chicago-Milwaukee-Twin Cities Amtrak train on hold until 2024

Report: CSX sues Tennessee over fuel tax

Canada launches client ID database for hazmat transportation

J.B. Hunt, BNSF launch Quantum intermodal service

Voters clear path for Norfolk Southern to acquire Cincinnati Southern Railway

November 7

Rail supplier news from Ballard, Marmon Rail, Wabtec and FreightCar America (Nov. 7)

VTA OKs tunnel-boring machine for BART extension project

UP awards $5 million in grants to 543 nonprofits

TNW names Franklin COO

STB sets schedules to consider CPKC, CSX plan to acquire G&W short line

BNSF posts Q3 profit decline on lower volume

November 6

Transportation champion Downey dies at 87

BMWED ratifies paid sick leave; BLET, Keolis agree on VRE pact

U.S. Steel converts diesel locomotives at Mon Valley plants

NTSB focuses on maintenance, inspection procedures in BNSF coal train derailment

FTA awards $3.4B to Second Avenue Subway extension project

Biden to announce $16.4B for Northeast Corridor passenger-rail projects

November 3

Rail supplier news from Trinity, Alstom and Rajant (Nov. 3)

Ohio panel OKs crossing upgrades in two counties

CHSRA issues RFQ for track design, overhead contact systems

Brunswick port's auto, machinery volumes soar

Amtrak Hiawatha service launches new fare schedule

USDOT awards $653 million to fund port improvement projects

November 2

Watco to use new eco-friendly locomotive at Jaxport

NTSB calls on rail industry to update PTC technology

Neighborhood group complains to STB about CSX noise, pollution

U.S. freight-rail traffic rose 1% in October

CN acquires part of Novia Scotia short line from G&W

UP to cut some management jobs as part of organizational restructuring

November 1

Rail supplier news from Hitachi, Thales, Wabtec and Absher Construction (Nov. 1)

BMWED ratifies contract at Iowa Interstate Railroad

Volpe study finds safety culture improvements at short lines

UP invested $275 million to support Southern California growth

CPKC asks STB to rule in dispute over Wisconsin bridge repairs

House bill would slash Amtrak funding by 64%

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