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Rail News: July 2022

July 29

Rail supplier news from Shuttlewagon, West Side Tractor and Icomera (July 29)

Amtrak observes ADA anniversary, continues rail station improvements

Metra launches historic Blue Island station rehab project

Norfolk Southern awards scholarships to railroaders' children

South Florida RTA appoints Dech executive director

St. Louis light-rail officials estimate up to $20 million in flood damage

U.S. Class I workforce grew in June

July 28

MTA releases preliminary 2023 budget, updates ridership recovery forecast

AAR honors Norfolk Southern's Helmer with Chafee Environmental Award

U.S. railroads log carload volume increase in Week 29

Railroads oppose FRA's proposed train crew rule, labor backs it

BNSF opens new Tacoma intermodal facility

Canadian Pacific reports 'strong' results in Q2

July 27

North Carolina Railroad to help preserve historic train depot

Port of Savannah logs another record month in June

UP, Wabtec ink locomotive modernization pact

CN delivers record revenue, income in Q2

NS logs record operating revenue, income in Q2

FRA proposes two-person train crew requirement

July 26

Rail supplier news from Asite, Trainyard Tech, Thales and Road & Rail (July 26)

Amtrak, STB earn spots on 'best place to work' lists

Buckingham Branch launches Virginia tourism rail service

FTA lays out plan to make subway stations more accessible

Illinois reps, senators oppose CP-KCS merger

Canadian government to audit CP safety practices, announces new rail safety actions

July 25

Brightline's new pink, green trains arrive in Orlando

Port Everglades logs cargo records for May, June

Lawmakers tout Illinois as site for rail research 'center of excellence'

BLET members OK contract with Illinois and Midland Railroad

STB sets public hearing dates in CP-KCS merger case

NTSB issues preliminary report on Amtrak derailment in Missouri

July 22

Alaska Railroad to sell bonds to fund Seward dock upgrades

Ohio panel issues grants to Wheeling & Lake Erie, transload facility project

Norfolk Southern bumps up conductor trainee pay, incentives

NJ Transit adopts FY23 operating budget, secures capital funding

KCS updates sustainability data

STB rejects Foster Farms' request to extend UP service order

July 21

Rail supplier news from Randon Implementos and Hitachi Rail (July 21)

Metrolink puts first of refurbished rail cars into service

U.S. freight-rail volume continues to slide

Caltrainís first electric trainset undergoes clearance testing

CSX reports higher revenue, earnings in Q2

Union Pacific posts operating revenue, income gains in Q2

July 20

MARTA awards HVAC contract to Wabtec

MBTA names contractor for Codman Yard expansion project

Uinta Basin Railway clears final regulatory hurdle to rail line construction

AIMCo to acquire Cando Rail & Terminals

Transit-rail agencies prep for heat wave

KCSM to invest in Celaya rail line, exclusivity rights extended in Mexico

July 19

Rail supplier news from Road & Rail, Southern National, RSI and Everysens (July 19)

MTA names co-chairs of fare evasion panel

Amtrak opens ticket sales for Ethan Allen Express service to NYC

VRE to eliminate fares during WMATA closures

New York Gov. Hochul, Mayor Adams OK financial pact for Penn Station project

UP starts returning its rail cars to service

July 18

Iowa DOT solicits applications for diesel emissions reduction grants

APTA honors transit agencies, leaders with 2022 awards

Los Angeles, Long Beach ports log record volumes in June

Construction begins on future rail-served commerce center at Little Rock port

CP, KCS respond to merger comments

Biden names PEB in rail labor dispute

July 15

Rail supplier news from IMC, H&M Intermodal, Transdev and AllTranstek (July 15)

New Mexico Rail Runner fare cuts extended, service to increase

MTA appoints four to NYCT leadership team

Canada announces millions in funding for rail projects in Saskatchewan, Manitoba

OIG: Amtrak can do more to recruit, retain engineers

SMART TD leaders indicate support for rail strike

July 14

Maryland DOT solicits input on draft freight, rail plans

BNSF honors top safety employees of 2021

U.S. freight-rail volume decline continued in Week 27

J.B. Hunt launches Southern California transload service

IANA to honor Prince, Newsome, Lowenthal at EXPO

Amtrak to STB: Reject CN request for divestiture of KCS line

July 13

OCTA names Dunning chief operating officer

Virginia, South Carolina ports post record cargo volumes

Port of Windsor receives funding for warehouse expansion

NJ Transit obtains federal funds for Newark light-rail study

Developers acquire CMC Railroad, Houston logistics park

BLET members vote in favor of strike authorization

July 12

Rail supplier news from Cathcart, The Andersons, Greenbrier, Cyclyx and Pandrol (July 12)

Met Council taps Beckwith as Blue Line Extension project director

Alaska Railroad promotes O'Dowd to director of engineering

California transit agencies secure millions in TIRCP funding

CSX issues 2021 ESG report

VIA Rail, Unifor reach tentative agreements

July 11

NJ Transit advances Hoboken train station redevelopment

Metrolink receives $25 million CalSTA grant

Illinois commission OKs latest round of grade crossing upgrades

L.A. Metro dedicates future Expo/Crenshaw Station

Patriot Rail names Crotty AVP business development

Bettendorf council OKs pact with CP to mitigate increased train traffic

July 8

Watco hosts Sen. Moran at Kansas short line

Toronto Union Station improvements in full swing

Amtrak relaunches Toronto service, seasonal connection to Newport

Government, transportation leaders form coalition to support Chicago Union Station project

Indiana Rail Road taps McCuan as AVP engineering

CP joins UN Global Compact

July 7

Rail supplier news from Humatics, Hitachi Rail, Thales, Alstom and Koppers (July 7)

L.A. Metro breaks ground on 'Rail-to-Rail' corridor project

Canada unveils measures to protect rail infrastructure from extreme weather

VIA Rail worker union issues strike mandate

Retailers to Biden: Get involved in the rail labor dispute

AAR: U.S. rail volume fell 3.2% in June

July 6

Rail supplier news from Wabtec, Rail Vision, Alstom, TRAC and Pacific Drayage (July 6)

Valley Metro boards elect new officers

Sierra Northern Railway relocates Ventura headquarters

Ohio panel approves LED light installations at NS grade crossings

Govs. Murphy, Hochul sign MOU to advance Gateway rail projects

Rail shippers call on Biden to help Class Is, unions settle contract dispute

July 5

Rail supplier news from HDR, Koppers, MTA, Radiant Logistics, Railmark, Strato, STV and Volvo Penta (July 5)

DART confirms Reich as CFO

L.A. Metro appoints six to executive cabinet

STB continues emergency order in Foster Farms, UP case

Dueling lawsuits filed over Amtrak train derailment

IBEW agrees to arbitration, ending strike at CN

July 1

MBTA breaks ground on Winchester Center station work

Port of Benton terminates Tri-City Railroad lease

CN earns another 'best corporate citizen' ranking, announces more capex budgets

ASLRRA names 2021 Jake Safety Award winners

NS, Virginia finalize Western Rail Initiative pact

Letters citing rail service crisis continue to circulate at STB

USDOT seeks applicants for new crossing elimination grant program

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