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Rail News: July 2021

July 30

San Diego MTS extends fare-evasion program, OKs security contract

NTSB opens public docket for Tempe train derailment

SoCalGas to work with Sierra Northern Railway on hydrogen fuel-cell engine

Arbitrator affirms rail union must negotiate over train-crew size

CSX: Maine governor, others file support for Pan Am merger

IANA report: Intermodal continues surge in Q2

CP proxy statement asks KCS shareholders to vote against CN-KCS deal

July 29

East Chicago Rail Terminal opens Chicago transload facility

Indiana Rail Road wraps up solar project

Tesler to head MassDOT

North American railroads report carload, intermodal volume increases in Week 29

NCRR to rehab lead track for beverage plant

CN solicits input on interim 'extreme' weather fire plan

FRA revises regs for PTC changes, performance reporting

Canadian Pacific posts record Q2 revenue

July 28

Funding priority considered for Edmonton Capital Line South light-rail extension

Metra awards construction contract for Auburn Park Station

APM Terminals Mobile targets Midwest supply chains

TTCI names Bennett, Lippy to director roles

Metrolink OKs environmental report for Simi Valley double-track project

LRW seeks nominations for 'Railway Woman of the Year'

TNW to help develop Port of Victoria in Texas

Norfolk Southern posts revenue, income, OR records in Q2

July 27

Rail supplier news from Hatch and Sharp & Fellows (July 27)

New Orleans RTA requires employee vaccinations

WMATA delays Potomac Yard Metrorail Station opening

Jaxport posts 'strong' cargo volumes through first three quarters of FY21

TransLink to upgrade SkyTrain bridge

PennDOT accepting applications for state rail grants

NS unveils science-based target to reduce GHG intensity

House Transportation Chair DeFazio opposes CN-KCS voting trust plan

July 26

Rail supplier news from AITX and Humatics (July 26)

Milwaukee's 'Hop' streetcar returns to regular service Aug. 1

Sound Transit teams with regional agencies for 'Trees for Rail'

Report: FTA made progress in providing Hurricane Sandy funds, but transparency issues exist

CP unveils climate strategy to reduce emissions

Virginia DRPT approves grant for Norfolk Terminal rail yard project

Metrolink names Kettle CEO

Ag shippers call on STB to adopt competitive rail measures

July 23

Rail supplier news from Alstom, Trinity, WAGO and Railinc (July 23)

NCTD advances fencing project along Del Mar bluffs

NJ Transit authorized to secure FY2022 capital funding

BART accelerated work during the pandemic to support rebuilding project

Governors call on Congress to pass infrastructure package

P&H to upgrade grain elevator, other Quill Lake facilities

FAA clears proposed LaGuardia AirTrain project

STB asks Class Is to report on intermodal supply chain problems

July 22

Canada to explore southwest Ontario passenger-rail opportunities

OCTA begins Anaheim Canyon Metrolink improvements

North American transborder freight by rail rose in May

MTA: Federal funds provide financial stability through first half of 2024

AAR: U.S. weekly rail traffic rose 6.6 percent in Week 28

NS adjusts Chicago intermodal site to accommodate record demand

CSX reports growth across all business lines in Q2

UP produces 'record' quarterly results

July 21

Rail supplier news from Dyco Electronics, Alstom and Rolls-Royce Power (July 21)

STM launches regional security strategy

Keele becomes 53rd accessible TTC subway station

Michigan bill would use federal funds for grade crossing repairs

TriMet names Glazier executive director of transportation operations

Amtrak, PA rail authority to partner on Scranton-NYC rail service

CN posts ‘strong’ results in Q2

July 20

Rail supplier news from Thales, Alstom and HDR (July 20)

Dallas to mark 32 years of streetcar service

Coalition forms to advocate for federal high-speed rail dollars

Metro-North Railroad to resume ferry service

LA port extends comment period on revised DEIR for Gateway project

Rising Stars to be honored today in virtual ceremony

OmniTRAX names Ward, Goutcher to SVP roles

Canadian Pacific names Arpin VP, CIO

July 19

APTA honors public transportation organizations, leaders

NJ Transit advances Metropark TOD project

CSX listed as 'best' place to work in IT

Ontario advances plans for Yonge North Subway extension

CP: Speculation over Lytton fire's cause is 'irresponsible'

GDOT issues environmental report for Atlanta-Charlotte high-speed rail line

Buttigieg tours Chicago-area rail yards

July 16

Biden nominates Fauth, Puchala to NMB

WMATA proposes suspensions for offenders of sex, weapons crimes

FTA issues RFIs on CIG program, safety issues

Bhatti appointed CEO of Calgary Green Line LRT

IAIS joins SmartWay partnership on environmental issues

CSX recognized as a 'Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion'

Calgary-Banff passenger-rail project enters development phase

KCS posts revenue gain, net loss in Q2

July 15

TransLink to upgrade to Burrard SkyTrain Station

PennDOT releases transportation equity report

Metra to close Lake Forest, Villa Park ticket offices

VTA extends suspension of light-rail service after shooting

CG Railway rail ferry en route to Gulf of Mexico

U.S. rail carload volume climbs, intermodal falls in Week 27

Texas Central names Renfe early operator of Dallas-Houston bullet train

NEC Commission unveils 15-year plan to upgrade passenger-rail service

July 14

Rail supplier news from Greenbrier, ENSCO and Michael Baker (July 14)

LIRR flips WiFi switch in Atlantic Terminal

FTA offers new transit safety, crime prevention resources

San Francisco MTA completes first phase of L Taraval improvements

California transit group hails budget actions aimed at public transportation

PennDOT solicits bids for Coatesville Train Station project

Canada provides more funding for trade corridor projects

SC Ports mark record fiscal year for containers handled

July 13

Trudeau announces federal funding for TransLink project

LA Metro begins work on $900 million airport connector

UP tank cars assist lava fire fight

Sound Transit light-rail projects gain federal funding

CN donates to Lytton wildfire relief efforts

CSX, NS to STB: Dismiss Amtrak's request for interim order

CHSRA, Palmdale agree to advance rail station planning

CREATE partners unveil details of Archer, BRC grade separation

July 12

Rail supplier news from EillisDon, Greenbrier and Alstom (July 12)

Tri-Rail reaches 100 million riders

CTA ridership up more than 55 percent in 2021 so far

SEPTA names Deiger assistant GM for human resources

Port of Montreal advances Contrecoeur expansion

STB Chair Oberman 'welcomes' Biden’s executive order

Rail industry views vary on executive order's impact

Canada's Alghabra orders CN, CP to take fire safety precautions

July 9

Rail supplier news from Keolis, Wabtec, Hub and Industrial Networks (July 9)

BART turns to goats to help manage vegetation

PANYNJ reports record rail activity, cargo volume for May

Tshiuetin Rail to receive funding for upcoming projects

CSX reports ESG progress made in 2020

Trudeau confirms government investments in Calgary Transit rail line

Amtrak, Class Is make some progress in Gulf Coast talks

July 8

Sound Transit launches Northgate Link website

First NYCT R211 subway cars arrive for testing

Report: Railroads adapted to volatile pandemic conditions

CP pledges funds to support wildfire recovery efforts in Lytton

Brightline West acquires Las Vegas site for high-speed rail station

AAR: Q2 freight-rail traffic reflects a recovering economy

KCS sets stockholder meeting date for CN merger vote

Amtrak to spend $7B on new Siemens rail cars, locomotives

July 7

Rail supplier news from Transdev, Vix Technology and WAGO (July 7)

Caltrain delays station opening

NYC's 311 system to expand to subway system

CN to serve new P&H grain facility in Saskatchewan

Trudeau honors eighth anniversary of Lac-Megantic rail disaster

Watco adds investment partner

Canada to issue RFP for new Toronto-Quebec City rail service

CN, KCS make case for 'pro-competitive' combination in latest filing

July 6

Rail supplier news from Mullen Group, R.H. Harris and Alstom (July 6)

NTSB Chair Sumwalt retires from government service

VIA Rail to increase corridor service levels

FTA: Grants available for transit projects in underserved areas

IAIS marks founder Banner's centennial

Feds to invest $2.2 million to replace Missouri rail infrastructure

Colorado Gov. Polis signs Front Range passenger-rail law

July 2

Rail supplier news from Quala, ULTX and Alstom (July 2)

BLET mourns death of Shahraim Allen

BART, Metra reveal more service restoration plans

Operation Lifesaver seeks applicants for transit-rail safety grants

NCRR names Dobronski general counsel

KCS lists 2020 sustainability achievements in new report

Rail industry offers mixed reviews of House INVEST bill

CSX files expanded application with STB to acquire Pan Am Railways

July 1

Long Beach port marks 110 years of service

Sound Transit trains to return to full capacity

Port NOLA issues RFP for program manager, controls services

North American railroads report higher carload, intermodal volumes for Week 25

Minnesota DOT awards $4 million in rail improvement grants

BNSF announces two new 'certified' development sites

USDOT to award $905 million in INFRA grants

CSX completes acquisition of Quality Carriers

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