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Rail News: May 2022

May 31

Rail supplier news from IMC, L.B. Foster, Keolis, Wabtec, Hitachi Energy and Trinity (May 31)

RTD to drop University of Colorado designation on commuter line

White House appoints Lyons to lead Supply Chain Task Force

CSX inducted into Climate Leadership Hall of Fame

Amtrak seeks new operating agreement with CN

Kansas DOT awards grants for rail improvement projects

May 27

U.S. Rep. Letlow tours Willamette Valley Co. track facility

USDOT seeks grant applications for UTC, TOD programs

TriMet OKs $1.93 billion budget for FY2023

CapMetro names Watkins interim CEO

Oregon DOT awards grants for 21 multimodal projects

CRISI grant awards announced for local rail projects

May 26

Rail supplier news from Wabtec, ENSCO and RailPros (May 26)

GCRTA promotes Burney to deputy GM, general counsel

Metro Transit updates tunnel alarm system at Twin Cities airport

MTA report shows track trespass down, suicide attempts up since 2021

U.S. railroads post 4% traffic decrease in Week 20

Canada to help fund rail, port terminal expansion projects in New Brunswick

May 25

Rail supplier news from NRE, SELSCS, Ricardo and Trainyard Tech (May 25)

New York City area transit, port agencies to pilot tech for pandemic recovery

OmniTRAX short line honors Pacific Northwest Oil for safe shipper practices

Reading & Northern receives first frac sand unit train

CHSRA applies for $1.3B in federal grant funds

Coos Bay port inks lease agreement for new intermodal site

May 24

Rail supplier news from Wabtec, Thales and Alstom (May 24)

APTA names Scott, Renek to executive committee

Jaxport completes harbor deepening project

Florida awards grant funds to expand rail infrastructure at industrial site

Connecticut DOT launches electric trains on Shore Line East

Georgia Central Railway to serve new Hyundai plant

May 23

WMATA to increase service frequency on Green, Yellow lines

Valley Metro Tempe streetcar opens for service

MBTA posts construction bid for Codman Yard project

VIA Rail Canada CEO Garneau steps down

Environmental groups call on Biden administration to ban LNG by rail

CN's board elects Bruder chair

May 20

Rail supplier news from Thales, Alstom, Fugro and STV (May 20)

VIA Rail deemed 'most trusted' transportation company

FRA publishes FY21 safety enforcement report

MxV Rail breaks ground on first test loop

Watco completes Alabama training center expansion

WMATA on schedule to restore 7000-series rail cars to service

May 19

SEPTA begins second phase of 'reimagining' Regional Rail project

Ports of Long Beach, Savannah, Virginia report record April numbers

OIG: Amtrak Delaware building plans based on faulty assumptions

CSX included on 'Best Corporate Citizens' list

New York state bill would mandate two-person train crews

U.S. rail volumes fell 5.4% in Week 19

May 18

Sound Transit launches new ORCA payment system

Dogs, cats may now ride on Pacific Surfliner trains

Metrolink names Castellon chief of safety, security

Transport Canada updates rules for securing trains

Watson Bryant to lead New Orleans Public Belt Railroad

FRA reports Amtrak performance metrics for Q1

May 17

Verhey to lead RSI tank-car committee

MTA commuter railroads set pandemic-era ridership records

DART names Jackson COO

Alabama Port Authority reports April volume increases at Mobile port

BNSF attendance policy tweaks are not enough, rail union leader says

WMATA top leadership steps down amid rail operator certification lapses

May 16

Rail supplier news from Hitachi Rail, Steptoe & Johnson, GenCell, Redhawk and Transdev (May 16)

Short Line Safety Institute: Assessments improved safety culture

SEPTA issues RFP for trolley fleet replacement

Illinois commission OKs crossing upgrades on UP track

Rio Grande selects engineering, construction firms for Uinta Basin rail project

Shaw emphasizes customer service at NS shareholders meeting

FRA unveils plan to identify, develop new passenger-rail corridors

May 13

Buckingham Branch Railroad founder Bryant dies

OC Streetcar project reaches construction milestone

VIA Rail reports jump in ridership for 2021

Amtrak crews repair benchwall system in North River Tunnel

CSX recognizes 65 companies for hazmat safety in 2021

NCDOT awards rail infrastructure grants to short lines, ports authority

Louisville & Indiana acquires Southern Indiana Railway's assets

May 12

Vanterpool named FTA deputy administrator

UP marks 30th anniversary of Mexican franchise

U.S. freight-rail traffic fell nearly 2 percent in Week 18

Ohio rail commission OKs grants for short lines, manufacturers

NS report highlights projects funded by green bonds

CSX to serve Novelis aluminum recycling plant in Alabama

May 11

Rail supplier news from Balfour Beatty, Werner and Masabi (May 11)

MBTA ramps up commuter-rail summer service

NYCT achieves new pandemic-era subway ridership record

SEPTA issues RFP for King of Prussia rail project

FTA to obligate funding for L.A. Metro East San Fernando light-rail project

Amtrak launches apprenticeship pilot program

May 10

Rail supplier news from PTSI, STV and Nippon Express (May 10)

TNW's Treangen asks Texas lawmakers to consider short-line investment

Transport Canada proposes new freight-rail reporting requirements

Amtrak unveils summer schedule ahead of growing demand

WMATA names Clarke next GM, CEO

CP: Shareholders should reject TRC mini-tender offer

May 9

Caffari retires from R.J. Corman board

Kolluri nominated to lead Gateway Development Commission

Virginia transit commission urges WMATA to prioritize Rosslyn Tunnel capacity fix

BLET reaches tentative pact with DM&E, marks 159th anniversary

VTA OKs first major contract for BART extension

STB to require railroads to report more rail-service, employment data

May 6

North Shore Railroad expands service in Pennsylvania

Rail supplier news from Advanced Rail, RR Mergers, Danella and Thales (May 6)

Tempe Streetcar to launch May 20

USDOT proposes temporary waiver on Buy America requirements for construction materials

MBTA upgrading Orange Line maintenance facility

Anacostia Rail taps Crosson as chief safety, compliance officer

CP posts 2021 sustainability data supplement

May 5

Metra breaks ground on Harvey station rehab project

Watco designated 'most-loved' workplace

STB to continue Amtrak Gulf Coast hearing next week

AAR: Freight-rail volume fell 5.8% in April

ATCO to build hydrogen production, fueling stations for CP locomotives

May 4

Rail supplier news from TA Services, STV and NRC (May 4)

Metrolinx awards contract to Dagmar Construction for Kitchener GO Corridor expansion

L.A. Regional Connector project reaches construction milestone

Amtrak's board should reflect nationwide rail service, passengers group says

The Andersons to sell rail-car repair business to Cathcart Rail

Transportation industry mourns death of Secretary Mineta

May 3

Rail supplier news from AITX, RailWorks, Miller Ingenuity and MERMEC (May 3)

Sound Transit light-rail extension project delayed

MTA wraps up Denton Avenue Bridge replacement project

AAR: Service disruptions don't justify 'forced switching' regs

Charlotte Western Railroad begins operations in North Carolina

BNSF reports higher revenue, profit, expenses in Q1

May 2

CTA to repair dozens of rail stations in 2022

STB proposes to codify certain voluntary rail submissions

OIG: FRA must improve track inspection program

Port of Long Beach adds second rail line to boost capacity

Biden to nominate five to serve on Amtrak's board

Shaw kicks off first days as Norfolk Southern's top executive

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