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Rail News: April 2022

April 29

IANA: Intermodal slide continued in Q1

Rail supplier news from Trinity, Spark Training, Synergy Freight, Knichel Logistics and LRW (April 29)

CHSRA gains environmental clearance for another project section

Jaxport, Toyota distributor strike deal to expand vehicle processing operations

Watco to invest in new Birmingham port warehouse

New NS headquarters awarded LEED Gold certification

April 28

Sound Transit unveils first new LRV for Hilltop Tacoma Link

OLI announces more grants for rail safety campaigns

U.S. railroads log lower carload, intermodal volumes in Week 16

STB determines data to be used for environmental analysis in proposed CP-KCS merger

Stewart named executive director of Metro Transit-St. Louis

CP cites bad weather, lower grain volume and labor dispute for Q1 revenue decrease

April 27

NS to permanently protect wetlands in South Carolina

Michigan bill ensures full funding of grade crossing infrastructure

NCRR to contribute to Technimark plant expansion

MTA creates panel to address fare evasion problem

CN posts mixed results in Q1 2022

Norfolk Southern reports revenue, income records in Q1

April 26

PennDOT awards funds to multimodal projects

SEPTA proposes $1.1B capital budget for FY23

Rail unions reject carriers' payment advances, ask mediation board for arbitration

Trinity Metro names Andreski president, CEO

UP honors 70 companies for safe chemical transport

NTSB closes recommendations to reduce rail worker fatalities

Progressive Railroading announces Rising Stars for 2022

April 25

TSLRRA names 2022 executive officers

Washington Eastern Railroad obtains grant funds to upgrade crossings

Amtrak improves Mississippi station's accessibility

FRA launches Climate Challenge; CSX issues environmental awards

CP, Hapag-Lloyd add seasonal call into Port Saint John

STB proposes amendment to emergency service rules

April 22

U.S. Rep. Davids tours A&K Railroad Materials

Rail supplier news from Alstom, TekTracking, Atir Rail, STV and SKF (April 22)

WMATA joins FTA sustainability challenge to reduce emissions

NJ Transit breaks ground on Perth Amboy station renovations

STB sets agenda for freight-rail service hearing

Reading & Northern acquires property to serve as new storage site

April 21

Metra to begin overhaul of Harvey train station

OLI awards grants for crossing safety campaigns

Gov. Edwards inspects proposed Amtrak route connecting Baton Rouge, New Orleans

U.S. rail volumes tumbled in Week 15

CSX posts 'strong' first quarter

UP revenue, income rose in Q1, but operating performance missed expectations

April 20

Rail supplier news from Wabtec, Alstom, Railinc, Industry-Railway and David Evans (April 20)

VIA Rail Canada unveils five-year sustainability plan

Amtrak's National Network locomotives get new look

Canada proposes millions in funding to improve supply-chain efficiency

Minneapolis Met Council recommends Blue Line light-rail extension route

CSX reaches tentative pact with SMART-TD

April 19

Higher gas prices prompt fare reduction on New Mexico Rail Runner

CF Industries: UP delaying fertilizer shipments

Metrolinx to upgrade Mimico GO Station as part of 'transit community' development

UP recognized as 'best place to work' for women

Long Beach port's on-dock rail project receives environmental approval

TSA will no longer enforce federal mask mandate

April 18

Reading & Northern's restored steam locomotive completes first test run

BLET, Montana Rail reach tentative agreement

NS expands conductor trainee incentive program

Coos Bay port completes Coalbank Slough Bridge project

UP expands ESG strategy

STB approves CSX plan to acquire Pan Am Railways

April 14

Rail supplier news from STV, Alstom, American Track, TRAC and RESMA (April 14)

Ontario invests in rail transit restoration, begins construction on Eglinton Crosstown extension

Metrolink becomes first U.S. passenger-rail agency to run on renewable fuel

NJ Transit awards contracts for two construction projects

U.S. rail traffic in Week 14: Carloads up, intermodal down

Feds OK $1.76B loan for Marylandís Purple Line project

April 13

British Columbia transit leader Ladrak to step down

TTD asks STB to act on rail service problems

Amtrak, PennDOT to add trains to Keystone route

Ontario Northland to refurbish 56 GO Transit rail cars

Transit agencies tighten security after shooting on New York subway system

Watco's Webb to receive 2022 Railroad Innovator Award

April 12

Rail supplier news from Koppers and AllTranstek (April 12)

Caltrain completes South San Francisco station upgrades

PANYNJ Director Ruda to depart; Rooney named successor

IAM creates rail division, picks Hartford to lead

STB sets more hearing dates for Amtrak Gulf Coast case

U.S. Class Is employed more people in February

Sixteen people injured in shooting on NYC subway train

April 11

Retailers: Imports remain high

NCTD issues RFP for mixed-use development at two Coaster rail stations

Chicago South Shore, SMART-TD approve new contract

USDOT: Supply-chain flow is improving

Portal North Bridge project construction gets green light

Amtrak makes $3.3B grant request for FY2023

April 8

Rail supplier news from Greenbrier, Balfour Beatty, Thales and Alstom (April 8)

Florida Gov. DeSantis appoints Perdue secretary of FDOT

Metra to boost service as commuters return to offices

House transportation leaders call on FRA to finalize rail-worker fatigue rule

North Carolina Railroad invests in construction of new steel mill

STB sets hearing to address rail service complaints

April 7

Kansas City breaks ground on streetcar extension project

USDOT announces largest-ever investment in public transit

DART hires Barket as chief of staff

U.S. railroads report mixed traffic results for March

NS, Commtrex to expand customer access to transload facilities

CN, Montreal port to develop new terminal's rail component

April 6

Alghabra announces VIA Rail reappointments

MTA to restore two historic Metro-North rail stations

British Columbia extends pandemic relief funding for transit agencies

NS donates rail history archives to Virginia museum

OmniTRAX to serve Lineage Logistics site in Colorado

CN recognizes 241 shippers for safe handling of dangerous goods

April 5

Rail supplier news from Alstom, Thales and Arup (April 5)

Ohio DOT seeking feedback on stateís updated freight plan

Pennsylvania extends intermodal cargo incentive program

Virginia port gets final piece of federal funding for dredging project

Court: Rail union must engage in multi-employer bargaining

NS appoints Hudson VP of transportation

April 4

Caltrain to cut fares in half, resume regular weekday service

Rail Passengers Association names Richards chair

PennDOT seeks P3 proposals for rail, other projects

STB denies mediation request in Amtrak Gulf Coast case

Calgary issues RFQ for Green Line light-rail project

BNSF CEO Farmer responds to NGFA service complaints; Sen. Capito asks STB to address rail-car shortage

April 1

Metra, CTA join campaign to promote transit in Chicago

Vancouver OKs route, station locations for SkyTrain extension

Amtrak unveils new Acela train interiors

NS garners two awards for sustainability achievements

CSX hires Fortune as EVP, chief digital and technology officer

CP 'disappointed' with TSB report on 2019 fatal derailment

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