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Rail News: June 2021

June 30

Rail supplier news from AECOM, TekTracking, Alstom and WSP (June 30)

Trolley testing begins on San Diego's Mid-Coast extension line

Savannah Gateway hub unveils distribution facility

Brookhaven Rail Terminal moving tons of sand for golf courses

SEPTA approves FY2022 operating, capital budgets

STB closes comment period on CN-KCS voting trust proposal

INFRA grants announced for rail projects in three states

Midstream Texas Operating to build transload facility on KCS line

June 29

Rail supplier news from L.B. Foster (June 29)

Valley Metro testing streetcars on Tempe alignment

VTrans, OL warn Vermonters to stay off rail tracks

JAXPORT sets record for container volumes in May

Minnesota OKs funds for second daily Twin Cities-Chicago Amtrak train

North Carolina Railroad invests in spur track for manufacturing facility

CN-KCS merger update: Amtrak opposes use of voting trust

June 28

Rail supplier news from Simmons, BAI and FMW Solutions (June 28)

WMATA testing fare gates at six pilot stations

Governors praise bipartisan deal on infrastructure

MBTA awards rail-measurement contract to ARM

Edmonton OKs funding for Capital Line South light-rail extension

Class I merger update: Letters continue to pile up at STB

ASLRRA to recognize two Patriot Rail employees with safety awards

California High-Speed Rail Authority marks environmental milestone

June 25

MTA subway map wins 'Gold Lion' award

LA Metro updates development policy

Transborder freight by rail slipped in April from March's level

LOSSAN: Amtrak Pacific Surfliner to begin restoring service

CN-KCS: Merger would offer choices to grain shipper

BNSF releases 2020 annual report

Reading & Northern acquires rail line in Pennsylvania

Biden: Bipartisan deal reached on infrastructure

June 24

Rail supplier news from Alstom, Savage, TRAC and Thales (June 24)

SEPTA to hold job fair aimed at increasing female applicants

STB updates Rail Heritage Map

CSX to install Wabtec locomotive-modernization technologies

TSB of Canada to examine rail crossing accident rates

CP: Grain shippers concerned about CN-KCS deal

North American rail traffic pandemic recovery continues

Howard Street Tunnel project receives final environmental OK

June 23

Rail supplier news from Sharp & Fellows, Ondas, Alstom and IMT (June 23)

MTI: Cybersecurity-focused 'Made in America' EO may cause sourcing issues

MTA railroads, subway break pandemic ridership records on consecutive days

Waterloo ION light-rail plan advances

Report: Brightline West to hold off bond request until 2022

CN slates capex projects across four more provinces

Connecticut Gov. Lamont unveils plan for faster trains

Class I employment level changed little in May

June 22

Rail supplier news from Teleste, Petroleum Service, Prokar, RR Mergers and Midwest Maintenance

BLET: Thurman reelected BNSF general chair

AAR's Jefferies: INVEST Act 'incomplete' on U.S. rail policy

STB briefed on freight-rail cybersecurity issues

Canada announces new funding for Ottawa airport light-rail station

TTCI leader Stabler to retire

NS honors chemical shippers for safe hazmat practices

LA Metro breaks ground on airport connector project

June 21

NYCT subway daily ridership breaks pandemic-era record

Merger pros and cons: CN, KSC, CP tout letters that support their own positions

Transport Canada proposes new deadlines for grade-crossing regs

TNW names Hunter VP of finance

TriMet names Desue GM

CN reveals capital expenditure details for four provinces

Amtrak, Maryland DOT unveil Baltimore tunnel replacement plan

Enstructure to acquire Patriot Ports

June 18

Rail supplier news from Alstom, Ardenna, Sharma and Stantec (June 18)

GO Transit's new Bloomington station to open June 28

CTA names Barclay chairman

UP announces DEI giving goals

Sound Transit, Amazon make $100 million commitment to affordable housing

Rail groups applaud Senate panel's vote on transport bill; Democrats call for high-speed rail funding

OneRail Coalition's Canby to step down

Class I execs respond to shippers' rail service concerns

June 17

FTA issues sustainable transit challenge

Whiteland to build new distribution center at CenterPort Canada

BLET reaches tentative agreement with Long Island Rail Road

ICC approves funding for multiple grade crossing projects

U.S. rail traffic for last week rose almost 18%

L&C short line to serve new Gallo winery in South Carolina

CP to serve Richardson’s new grain elevator in Saskatchewan

Amtrak kicks off $28 million project to upgrade long-distance ride

June 16

OCTA OKs $1.3 billion budget for FY2021-22

WMATA, Amazon to create affordable housing near D.C. Metrorail stations

Wabtec, GM to develop advanced battery and hydrogen fuel cell

GCRTA plans rail-car procurement redo

Wisconsin, Kansas issue grants to help fund Watco-connected rail projects

Texas Central, Lane Construction ink final pact for bullet train project

CN, KCS respond to STB request for more documents

G&W subsidiary acquires Port of Ivory assets, will operate as bulk transfer site

June 15

Rail supplier news from Kawasaki, TPSC and LAN (June 15)

Metro-North continues service-level increases

TGS short line to serve new logistics center in Houston area

L.A. port sets volume record, presents terminal environmental report to public

BART budget increases service, cleaning with support from federal emergency funds

National Academies completes report on LNG by rail

AAR, CAGTC back Surface Transportation Investment Act

KCS CIO Hancock to retire in July

June 14

DCTA recognized for COVID-19, Election Day ads

APTA issues guide for making ROI case for passenger rail

DART marks 25 years of light-rail service

Illinois bill would create high-speed rail commission

Northeast Georgia Inland Port project lands $2 million grant

CP asks public to speak out against CN-KCS deal

CSX to serve new Northwest Grains transload site

USDOT issues $250 million for transit projects; Fernandez confirmed as FTA administrator

June 11

MARTA adopts balanced budget for 10th consecutive year

ASLRRA backs Senate Commerce Committee’s surface transportation bill

RTD-Denver to lift capacity limits on trains, buses

Caltrain approves FY2022 operating, capital budgets

CSX TDSI auto ramps receive 'Terminal of the Year' awards

NTSB completes documentation of derailed tank cars

Indiana Rail Road names Swindall president, CEO

USDOT, California resolve dispute over high-speed rail project funding

June 10

Rail supplier news from CIT and Alstom (June 10)

Metra to enhance service as ridership increases

Commuter Rail Coalition elects officers, adds members

CTA unveils plans for new State and Lake rail station

Washington port obtains grant to continue rail, road expansion

AAR marks international grade crossing awareness day

Long Beach, Utah port authorities announce partnership

U.S. rail traffic continued upward climb in Week 22

June 9

Rail supplier news from Wabtec and RSI (June 9)

APTA solicits comments on transit-industry standards

SC Ports logs record May for containers

UP service unit cuts reportable injuries by 25%

BLET backs INVEST Act's two-person crew, 'pro rail-worker' measures

Feinberg nominated to chair MTA, Lieber named CEO

STB sets timetable for CN-KCS voting trust review

U.S. Steel sells Transtar short lines to Fortress

June 8

Rail supplier news from A. Stucki

WMATA launches SmarTrip app for Android devices

Metro-North New Haven Line offers real-time car-by-car seating info

NJ Transit restoring rail services

Task force to address U.S. supply-chain disruptions

Norfolk Southern names Morris VP labor relations; Weaver to retire

Amtrak's Flynn: CSX-Pan Am merger would hurt passenger-rail service

June 7

LOSSAN rail corridor agency recognized for pandemic safety ads

Amtrak restores traditional dining on western long-distance routes

CTA kicks off Lawrence-to-Bryn Mawr Red Line modernization project

BTS: Railroads moved more transborder freight in March

FRA's Bose, Southern Rail Commission discuss interstate rail pacts

Caltrain announces rail electrification delay, cost hike

ASLRRA: House infrastructure bill offers short lines a 'mixed bag'

CSX announces senior leadership changes

June 4

Rail supplier news from Progress Rail, Alstom, Rototilt and REMSA (June 4)

BART to ramp up service next week

L.A. Metro's board OKs development of fareless test program

LRW names 2021–22 ‘Railway Woman of the Year’ Award advisory committee

NCTD approves rail ops, facilities maintenance business model

Illinois DOT seeks input for statewide rail study

Carload Express short lines mark injury-free milestone

CN, KCS CEOs address conference, outline proposed merger benefits

June 3

Chicago Rail Link honors shipper safety with police, fire department donations

ASLRRA names Radford to congressional affairs team

MTA completes 10th Avenue Bridge project on New Haven Line

Port of Corpus Christi Authority to seek short-line operator

Lawmakers seek creation of North Atlantic high-speed rail entity

AAR: U.S. rail traffic in May is 'encouraging'

ASLRRA announces Jake Safety Award winners

CN's Ruest to receive 2021 Railroad Innovator Award

June 2

Rail supplier news from Brandt, HDR, Cambridge, IMC, Rototilt, NRC and REMSA (June 2)

Former BLET VP Speagle dies

USDOT seeks input on transportation equity-assessment tools

PATH ridership down 72 percent of pre-COVID levels

MTI study: A majority of transit attacks occur during off-peak hours

Illinois panel OKs grade-crossing projects on NS track locations

VTA suspends light-rail service indefinitely

MTA wraps up major construction of East Side Access project

June 1

Texas DOT names Williams executive director

VIA Rail reports continued impact of pandemic in Q1

Biden's 2022 budget would hike funding for Amtrak, passenger rail

Canada OKs rule changes to improve track safety

Genesee & Wyoming won't shut down Huron Central Railway

STB to Class Is: Continue reporting demurrage, accessorial fees

Merger update: CP touts opposition to CN's use of voting trust

FRA, FTA advance Hudson Tunnel project

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