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Rail News: April 2024

April 30

Rail supplier news from RailPros, Omega Rail, HNTB, Stadler and LG (April 30)

CREATE partners support STEM education in Chicago

MxV Rail taps Reiling as AVP of business development

Union Pacific issues latest 'Building America Report'

CPKC, CN announce director election results

Anderson-DeBose to buy site in NS-owned industrial park

April 29

WMATA $4.8B budget maintains service, avoids drastic cuts

Honolulu receives FTA funds, 20th train for new rail system

FRA investigating derailment at Arizona-New Mexico border

STB Chair Oberman to retire next month

MOW worker fatality prompts FRA safety bulletin

Norfolk Southern: Ancora's union deal violates Railway Labor Act

April 26

Long Island Rail Road marks 190th anniversary

Port NOLA awarded $7M grant; GPA signs 20-year terminal pact

UP ships longest wind-turbine blades in company history

Republicans introduce bill to nullify FRA's train-crew rule

FRA: BNSF joins close-call reporting system

UPDATED: Rail unions divided over Norfolk Southern proxy fight

April 25

Supplier news from Intramotev, ALCEA and WVCO (April 25)

Congressman and rail subcommittee leader Payne dies

U.S. freight-rail traffic ticks up in Week 16

NCRR to invest in new rail spur for future ICG plant

Progressive Railroading announces Rising Stars for 2024

Vena: UP delivered 'strong' results in Q1

April 24

MTA unveils next round of NYC subway station upgrades

CSX recognizes six customers for sustainability

Rail groups report opposition to CARB's zero-emissions locomotive rule

U.S. Class I employment dipped in March

CN reports lower revenue, income in Q1

NS: Q1 financial results in line with preliminary report

CPKC posts higher revenue, lower income in Q1

April 23

Report: State DOT leader doubts passenger rail will arrive in South Dakota

Brookville to rehab Dulles' mobile lounge, plane mate prototype vehicles

Caltrain completes integrated testing between San Francisco, San Jose

ICC approves grade-crossing projects across Illinois

FRA posts 2024 NEC passenger-rail project inventory

Brightline West breaks ground on high-speed rail line

April 22

RTD-Denver to staff police department 24/7

Stonepeak acquires rail-served logistics Chicago portfolio

NS introduces mobile app to reinforce safety procedures

OIG provides insights to help detect Amtrak contract and procurement fraud risks

Alstom to sell North American signaling business to Knorr-Bremse

Senators call on EPA to stop California's zero-emissions locomotive rule

April 19

Rail supplier news from Pettibone and Thales (April 19)

Ohio OKs grade crossing projects in Columbiana, Lucas counties

SEPTA proposes FY2025 operating, capital budgets

Mass Coastal Railroad hires Anderson to oversee engineering

Norfolk Southern files new presentation disputing Ancora's claims

CN names Lalonde to succeed MacDonald as EVP, CCO

April 18

Wabtec, Australian Rail Track ink systems, software pact

Union Pacific, STG Logistics extend partnership

U.S. freight-rail traffic climbed 1.5% in Week 15

STB issues findings in review of UP's embargo use

Watco restructures executive leadership

CSX's Q1 a 'good start' to the year, Hinrichs says

April 17

Virginia proposes rail improvements over six years

NC-Virginia rail compact obtains federal funds

AFL-CIO urges NS shareholders to reject Ancora proposal; Ancora issues plan for NS overhaul

NCRR adds new economic development programs

Amtrak issues RFI for zero-emissions technology

NS deploys second DTI portal to improve safety

CSX debuts hydrogen-powered locomotive

Former CSX CEO Jim Foote dies

April 16

NRC meets with lawmakers to discuss railway industry

FTA finalizes regulation for transit safety, security

WSI named operator of CPKC Zacha Transload Terminal

People news from NTSB, HDR and FTR

Carmen's union, CPKC reach agreement on paid sick leave

CSX adds 14 properties to 'Select Sites' development program

April 15

Amtrak releases fourth annual diversity report

LA Metro issues environmental report on Southeast Gateway Line project

CN makes new offer to TCRC

NS merges Triple Crown, Thoroughbred Direct subsidiaries

Report: SEPTA cancels $185M rail-car contract with CRRC

OmniTRAX promotes Brown to EVP

NTSB surveys Norfolk Southern employees on company's safety culture

April 12

Rail supplier news from Alstom and Rail Vision (April 12)

OLI's first responder training course obtains national certification

Mississippi DOT to award $30M in multimodal program grants

MTA names Free president of Long Island Rail Road

California high-speed rail board OKs RFP for new trainsets

Vermont Rail System to acquire New Hampshire Central

April 11

CSX donates $50,000 to Baltimore bridge fund

APTA: Transit-ridership levels continue post-pandemic recovery

Caltrain fully energizes, tests electrified rail corridor

BLET, CN reach tentative agreement for Wisconsin Central engineers

Feds award grants to MTA for rail-yard project, Metrolink for track-intrusion detection system

U.S. freight railroads report traffic gain in Week 14

April 10

Rail supplier news from Geismar, Rail Vision, Railroad Software, WSP, Littlejohn and STV (April 10)

Nova Scotia to fund feasibility study of Cape Breton light-rail line

Port NOLA, Kearney Cos. OK new 10-year lease

Retailers: Import cargo to grow despite supply-chain disruptions

Schulte promoted to president of Northern Lines Railway

Alaska Railroad to replace dock, terminal in Seward

April 9

North American Rail acquires Condor Signals

Brown, Inman join NTSB

PANYNJ unveils $430M PATH improvement plan

BNSF to serve future JDH grain-handling facility

Saskatchewan awards funding for short-line improvements

NS announces preliminary Q1 results, agrees to $600M East Palestine settlement

April 8

Rail supplier news from Greenbrier, Rail Vision, Alstom, Emrill and Brake-Boss (April 8)

Pacific Harbor Line hosts STB for port tour; Trinity Metro opens new train station

LA Metro: Federal funding will bolster Olympics-related projects

People news from NCTD, Tealinc, Hanson and Ginsberg

UP to launch direct domestic service between Southern California and Chicago

USDOT OKs grant pact to speed capacity expansion at Baltimore port

April 5

Georgia DOT partners with NS to fund freight-rail improvements

Unifor ratifies pact with CN, settles Autoport strike

Limited access at Baltimore port to open within 4 weeks, USACE says

Amtrak names construction contractor for Wilmington operations center

STB rejects GMXT petition in CGR acquisition due to lack of info

CN buys mainline hybrid locomotive from Progress Rail

Norfolk Southern rolls out productivity, accountability plans

April 4

Metra kicks off 2024 construction program

BNSF transports water to Navajo Nation in New Mexico

Amtrak awards delivery partner contract for Frederick Douglass Tunnel program

U.S. freight-rail traffic rose 4.2% in March

STB allows Savage Tooele to build 11-mile rail line in Utah

NS to launch dedicated intermodal service in response to Baltimore port crisis

April 3

Rail supplier news from Savage, Intramotev, MHX and HIMA (April 3)

MTA seeks master tenant to develop LIRR Grand Central

NC Railroad launches flagging, safety services product

LA Metro wraps 5-year tunneling project for subway extension

USDOT solicits applications for $5B in infrastructure project funding

First vessel passes through temporary channel at Baltimore port

April 2

OLI awards grants for grade-crossing awareness campaigns

NJ Transit to test AI to improve safety at light-rail crossings

BNSF reveals 2023 economic development results

FRA solicits applications for next round of CRISI grants

NS buys Chicago transload site; promotes management efforts in shareholder letter

FRA adopts final rule mandating two-person train crews

April 1

NCDOT solicits input on updated plan for passenger-rail facility

STB to assess environmental impact of proposed Puerto Verde bridge project

OIG: FRA lacks needed oversight of fatigue management

NYPD to test weapon-detection technology in subways

Operation Lifesaver awards grants for public awareness campaigns in 11 states

Oberman names STB passenger-rail advisory committee members

BNSF tests virtual reality as safety training tool

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