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Rail News: April 2019

April 30

LA Metro to mark Union Station's 80th anniversary

TransLink's 2018 performance review shows ridership strides

Reiskin resigns as SFMTA's transportation director

Port of LA proposes new center to strengthen cybersecurity

STB task force recommends changing rate review policies

G&W posts higher Q1 EPS despite flooding, severe weather

Pennsylvania DOT OKs funding for 27 freight-rail projects

CN weathers historical cold temps in Q1 to set revenue, traffic records

April 29

TSA's Lamb to present at Secure Rail Conference

United Rail elects former STB Chair Elliott to its board

Port of Longview initiates rail study, taps Clay to head business development

CTA caps off preparatory trackwork for major RPM project

SEPTA, VTA seek public input on proposed budgets

CN offers mobile app for truckers at intermodal terminals

New York City Transit starts tunnel work for L project

Genesee & Wyoming opens bulk transfer facility in California

ARCI: Mixed results for Q1 rail-car orders, deliveries

April 26

U.S. lawmakers talk short-line tax credit, trade issues with rail suppliers

Rail supplier news from RailWorks, Trinity, Wabtec, Saft, STV, Focused Technology, LRW and NRC (April 26)

TriMet advances Red Line projects

APTA kicks off public transportation awareness event

Amtrak OIG investigation leads to settlement in alleged bid rigging

NJ Transit installs chief customer experience officer, prequalifies bridge project contractors

Norfolk Southern serves new rail transfer facility in New York

WMATA selects office building sites in Maryland, Virginia

April 25

Valley Metro opens new light-rail station

AAR honors CSX's Van Tassel with Chafee Award

DART selects Jacobs as design consultant for Cotton Belt rail project

Wabtec taps Santana to succeed Betler as top exec

G&W's Georgia Central Railway to serve Plastic Express distribution center

Toyota honors BNSF for rail logistics excellence

CREATE partners plan groundbreaking, assign designer for projects

U.S. rail traffic decline continued in Week 16

April 24

Rail supplier news from HNTB, IntegriCo, Transit Wireless, CloudMoyo, Altoona Pipe, SPRING and RSI (April 24)

NICTD set to start East Chicago Station platform work next week

OmniTRAX short line inaugurates new Tier 4 locomotive

South Coast Rail's finance plan, federal permit in hand

Port of Coos Bay close to reopening swing-span bridge to rail traffic

LA Metro gains FTA approval to advance Purple Line extension's third section

Canadian Pacific posts revenue, income growth in Q1

Norfolk Southern sets multiple records in Q1, announces new appointments

April 23

FTA proposes changes to joint project development guidance

WMATA creates plan to reduce energy usage

FRA, NHTSA kick off grade-crossing safety campaign

STB: U.S. Class I employment fell in March

MTA issues RFP for solar power development

Union Pacific 'pauses' Brazos Yard construction

Amtrak names Newman EVP of planning, strategy

USDOT: $900 million available for FY19 BUILD grants

April 22

San Diego transit agency kicks off light-rail vehicle rollout

Trinity Metro appoints Arjanen rail COO

Denver RTD tests trains on future commuter-rail line

Secure Rail announces new sessions on cybersecurity

CN announces capex projects for Mississippi, Kentucky

Metra resurrects plans for two new stations

New Brunswick Southern Railway fined for safety violations

DHS announces FY2019 preparedness grant opportunities

April 18

Rail supplier news from Greenbrier, WAVE, Cambridge Systematics, Photector, Burns and NRC (April 18)

Ontario pauses high-speed rail funding

North Carolina wraps up Sugar Creek Road grade separation project

U.S. railroads' carload volume up, intermodal down in Week 15

NJ Transit to restore service of Atlantic City Rail Line

Cleveland RTA rail fleet recommended for replacement

CN launches pilot project using electric trucks

UP touts Q1 results, operating performance

April 17

Rail supplier news from RailComm, Koppers, Quandel, Schneider, Knight Nicastro and A. Stucki (April 17)

Trinity Railway Express creates bus link to DFW Airport

GO Transit adds express train service

NS introduces new mobile app for shippers

Transport Canada announces funding for rail-safety improvements

Sound Transit begins construction prep for light-rail extension

KCS posts 'strong' Q1 results

CSX reports record Q1 results, OR falls below 60

April 16

LIRR begins construction to eliminate grade crossing

Metra Police launch reporting app

Amtrak to expand Acela Express weekend service

Secure Rail adds McKenney to conference agenda

PANYNJ appoints Ruda director

Ohio introduces two-person crew bill; AAR's Jefferies opposes federal legislation

APTA: U.S. rail ridership fell in 2018

CN to appeal Canadian agency's ruling on freight-rail service

April 15

BNSF Logistics recognizes suppliers for excellence

Montreal transit agency reports increased ridership in 2018

Herrin Railroad seeks to operate Illinois rail service

CN budgets $80 million in capex projects for Minnesota

BART General Manager Crunican to retire

CSX set to break ground on Carolina Connector project

FTA allows Valley Metro to advance Phoenix light-rail extension

Progressive Railroading names 25 Rising Stars for 2019

April 12

Rail supplier news RailWorks, RGCX, Pandrol, Simmons Machine, Alstom and CenterRails (April 12)

AAPA calls for long-term funding for port maintenance

In memoriam: former BLET leaders Knorek, Kertesz

DART renames three stations

Preferred Freezer to build new rail-served warehouse in Virginia

Virginia Railway Express now running all trains under PTC

STB to hold hearing on Class Is' demurrage, accessorial charges

BNSF receives FAA exemption to advance drone operations

April 11

SFMTA to end switchbacks on light-rail line

MTA logs subway performance improvements

TSA appoints rail members to transportation security committee

Ontario's new transit plan includes subway expansions

Union Pacific to mark transcontinental railroad anniversary

Operation Lifesaver: Crossing collisions, rail trespass casualties rose in 2018

U.S. railroads logged fewer carloads, intermodal units in Week 14

FTA allows Sound Transit to advance Federal Way light-rail extension

April 10

Rail supplier news Trackmobile, Greenbrier, Tai Ginsberg, TPSC, NXP and RSI (April 10)

Texas Deepwater to refurbish Houston rail terminal

RAC, Transport Canada agree to cut locomotive emissions

UTA wraps up double tracking project on Salt Lake City streetcar line

VTA makes final recommendations for transit service plan

Ironhorse Resources acquires Tennessee short lines

NTSB: Train struck CSX workers walking on active track in 2017

ASLRRA bestows more awards, installs officers at annual meeting

April 9

Caltrain oversight board adds Walton as member

TriMet starts track grinding project

Ohio panel calls for grade crossing improvements by NS, short lines

WMATA begins anti-harassment campaign

NS diverts Missouri traffic due to flooding

PATCO concludes rail car overhaul project

CN schedules rail projects in Illinois, Louisiana, Tennessee and Wisconsin

ASLRRA bestows individual safety, service awards at Orlando conference

April 8

SCAG appoints Ajise executive director

SMART TD's Whitaker succeeds Wier as VP

SEPTA revamps fare evasion enforcement

Texas lawmakers endorse high-speed rail project in STB letter

Sound Transit East Link construction reaches halfway point

Port of Beaumont opens terminal overpass to improve traffic flow

FTA, DART slates meetings on proposed D2 Subway

STB to review petition to amend rail performance reporting rules

April 5

Rail supplier news from Pandrol, Thales, Bombardier, STV, DSC and Siemens (April 5)

MTA Metro-North grants five new leases

NJ Transit seeks developers for Matawan station TOD

SC Port Authority logs record container volume in March

CTA completes camera installation on rail system

3i Group invests in Regional Rail to support growth

Virgin Trains USA unveils Brightline rebranding at Miami rail station

Amtrak, developers OK master development pact for Baltimore Penn Station

April 4

Supplier news from Alstom, SFK, Tealinc, Stantec and SPRING (April 4)

U.S. Rail Holdings petitions STB to restore rail service on out-of-service corridor

Saint-Laurent Council seeks to connect light-rail project to VIA Rail station

New York state budget calls for 'congestion pricing' to support MTA

Illinois panel calls for $250 million in crossing safety improvements

LA Metro completes $172M rail maintenance facility

Amtrak needs better data to manage real estate, inspector general says

U.S. carload, intermodal volumes fell in March

April 3

Rail News from SNC-Lavalin, SYSTRA, AECOM, EnviroServe, HNTB and Railway Interchange (April 3)

Rail Passengers Association honor senators for preserving Southwest route

Virginia transportation board seeks feedback on proposed projects

AAPA posthumously honors Cernak for port industry service

Reading & Northern promotes Berndt, Geschwindt to VP

OmniTRAX honors short lines for safety culture, performance in 2018

Denver's RTD to open G Line this month

WMATA seeks lease for DC headquarters

April 2

West Coast Railway receives funding to preserve heritage railway

Canadian Transportation Agency seeks public review of proposed regs

Port of Muskogee obtains grant for rail upgrade project

RTA: Tie production, purchases rose in January

SEPTA calls on public officials to address transit funding

CN outlines Ontario capex projects, reaches tentative pacts with Unifor

Amtrak names Harris EVP, chief marketing officer

Purple Line light-rail project obtains $120M in federal funding

April 1

BLET, Louisville & Indiana reach tentative labor agreement

WMATA preps for summer platform improvements

Short Line Safety Institute names new research director

CN slates capex projects for New Brunswick, Nova Scotia

Norfolk Southern touts growth, operating results in 2018 annual report

Canadian government names VIA Rail CEO, directors

Cuomo taps Foye as MTA chairman

CTA wraps up Belmont Blue Gateway modernization project

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