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Rail News: September 2016

September 30

Rail supplier news from Vossloh, Skanska, ENSCO, Industry-Railway Suppliers and Alliance Shippers (Sept. 30)

ASLRRA offers new employment screening option

CN to award 50 grants for tree plantings

Atlanta seeks firms to develop land use plan around proposed streetcar extensions

Pittsburgh transit agency preps for light-rail track replacement

Metrolink opens renovated Antelope Valley Line station

U.S. intermodal traffic surpassed carloads in week 38

NJ Transit crash investigation begins

September 29

Montana park receives $750,000 grant to redevelop rail spur

WisDOT slates meetings on statewide freight plan

CTA gears up for third phase of Wilson Station reconstruction

CP launches website to highlight emergency response capabilities

MBTA trims operating deficit by 50 percent in FY2016

NS Chief Legal Officer Hixon to retire

TSB: Track conditions, rail wear led to CN derailment

Met Council OKs environmental review for Minneapolis Blue Line extension

Report: NJ Transit train crashes into Hoboken station

September 28

MBTA to open new Fitchburg Line station

SEPTA allows riders to use credit, debit cards to buy fares

U.S. Rep. Beutler calls on USDOT to study oil-train safety risks

Metra seeks PTC grant for Milwaukee North, West lines

HART picks joint venture to build airport guideway, stations

AAR writes Congress over STB concerns

MassDOT reveals $2.2 million in industrial rail grants

Cuomo unveils $1.6 billion plan for new Penn Station complex

September 27

Rail supplier news from Gross & Janes, Bombardier, Siemens, Michael Baker, Auto Truck, and in memoriam: Robert Dillon (Sept. 27)

Sacramento transit agency to reopen rail station

InnoTrans attracts record participation

BLET, Wheeling & Lake Erie reach tentative deals

DART taps firm to 'mine' social media data

Washington commission awards funds for oil-train crossing upgrades

Talgo to refurbish L.A. Metro rail cars in Milwaukee

PANYNJ OKs $400 million in PATH tunnel repairs

September 26

Tampa streetcar kicks off expanded morning service

Former Rep. Rahall joins Eno Center's Freight Working Group

Honolulu transit agency hosts public viewing of first train

APTA appoints Brady senior director of government affairs

Study confirms rate re-regulation is unnecessary, AAR says

Ohio EPA honors CSX terminal for environmental stewardship

L.A. Metro OKs $82 million contract to add more security officers

BTS: U.S.-NAFTA freight-by-rail movement rose in July

September 23

Rail supplier news from Greenbrier, Alstom, Caltrax, GE and WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff (Sept. 22)

UW-Superior wins IANA's student competition

FRA, Illinois DOT agree on grant extension for Chicago-Quad Cities rail project

STB unveils independent rate-case study

L.A. Metro OKs contracts for environmental study of new rail route

Watco launches Supply Chain Services International

Sound Transit inks $554 million order for new rail cars

U.S. senators call for tighter security at rail stations, ports

September 22

MBTA plans tree removal near Green Line tracks

FTA issues guidance on Buy America's 'small purchase' waiver

Herzog Technologies, Watco team up on PTC efforts

Amtrak expands bikes-on-board program

Rail traffic: U.S., Mexico down, Canada up in week 37

LIRR to revamp stations in Hicksville, Queens

Port of Virginia signs long-term lease, paves way for expansion

September 21

Sacramento transit district launches security app

Americas Gateway Logistics Center retains listing agent

BART wraps up track repairs; Caltrain gears up for crossing improvements

STB: Class I employment down in August

New York City Transit reopens renovated Brooklyn stations

Amsted Rail, GE combine technologies for rail-car monitoring

FTA OKs environmental review for Minneapolis light-rail extension

Short Line Safety Institute awarded $1.9 million grant for safety efforts

September 20

Rail supplier news from Powerbrace, GE, Georgetown Rail, OUTFRONT and RailRunner (Sept. 20)

BART wraps up repairs to damaged cars

Metra cuts proposed 2017 operating budget by $5.3 million

Hanjin bankruptcy is hurting business, shippers tell Pritzker

Metrolinx seeks firm to build new rail tunnel

NS improves service, infrastructure on former Delaware & Hudson line

Amtrak hires CH2M, Hill International to help manage Gateway

Canada's TSB calls for locomotive video, voice technology

September 19

Rail supplier news from Herzog, Transdev, Hill International and Michael Baker (Sept. 19)

N.C. Railroad donates $50,000 endowment to AREMA education fund

Georgia Ports Authority marked record TEUs in August

Sound Transit upgrades Wi-Fi coverage on commuter-rail routes

Badger Mining to ship frac sand from Edmonton site on CN line

ACE kicks off $146 million underpass, rail bridge project in Southern California

Bombs prompt tighter security at New York, New Jersey transit agencies

September 16

Geisler, Decker re-elected to BLET leadership roles

Tennessee's Music City Star marks 10th anniversary

Former BNSF executive VP Fox joins R. J. Corman's board

BNSF publishes 2015 sustainability report

WMATA installs 28 new digital ad displays to boost revenue

CP's senior VP De Ciccio retires after 40 years

L.A. Metro: 70 percent of Expo Line Extension riders are new

Port of Savannah slates $128 million rail expansion

September 15

RailTrends registration discount ends Friday

APTA names its 2016 award winners

Cincinnati streetcar provides 50,000 trips in opening weekend

FTA awards grant for health screenings at St. Louis MetroLink stations

East Coast transit agencies warn riders about using Samsung Galaxy Note7

AAR: U.S. rail traffic down 5.4 percent in week 36

CSX receives public safety award for emergency response tool

BNSF officially opens Cadet Yard

New York state to award $27.9 million for rail, port improvements

September 14

Rail-car users form new trade association

Canada pledges funds for VIA Rail station upgrades

M-1 Rail receives first QLINE streetcar

FRA, D.C. DOT solicit public input on Long Bridge EIS study

Indiana Rail Road slates project to improve safety at 321 crossings

Wisconsin DOT awards $37 million in grants, loans to freight-rail projects

Connecticut to purchase 60 new M-8 cars for New Haven Line

San Diego region nets $1 billion grant for Mid-Coast Trolley extension

September 13

Georgia Ports Authority appoints McCarthy COO

Keolis tests virtual reality glasses to reduce MBTA repair time

Metra receives $3.7 million transit security grant

CSX, CN recognized for sustainability practices

Plasser appoints Blechinger president

SEPTA sidelines 18 recently repaired Silverliner V cars

APTA: Voters to consider nearly $200 billion in transit initiatives

FRA safety grants include millions to Amtrak, Metro North, short lines

September 12

Rail supplier news from Greenbrier, Gross & Janes, FS Solutions, Danella and WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff (Sept. 12)

Equipment finance activity new business volume grew in 2015

NRF: September retail imports strong despite Hanjin's troubles

Massachusetts Gov. Baker provides update on MBTA's winter plan

Watco Supply Chain acquires BCM Logistics

Cincinnati launches new streetcar system

September 9

Congressional staffers tour Wheeler Lumber facility

Brooklyn, Queens residents back proposed streetcar route, survey finds

KCSM-served Kia plant opens in Mexico

Alabama & Tennessee River Railway boosts speed on track segment

RailTrends conference offers discount on registration fee

U.S. rail traffic continues slide, Canada's carloads tick up, Mexico's intermodal volume increases in Week 35

Brightline's first locomotive passes initial testing

CP's Erceg steps down, Velani named interim CFO

STB reveals 'revenue adequate' Class Is for 2015

September 8

Rail supplier news from United Rail, Siyata, Alstom, Orgo-Thermit and HNTB (Sept. 8)

DART unveils kiosk to help airline passengers navigate ground travel

RRVW names Zink VP of economic development, community affairs

Connecticut DOT unveils environmental report for Walk Bridge project

Metra's first rehabbed locomotive returns to service

APTA: Public transit helps reduce traffic deaths

CSX's Lonegro updates third-quarter, year-end expectations

AAR: Traffic slips in August, but grain surge is 'the big story'

September 7

TriMet logs 30 years of MAX light-rail service

Amtrak to continue late-night Saturday service between Chicago, Milwaukee

Sound Transit completes tunneling for Northgate Link extension

REMSA inaugurates Wise as president

L.A. Metro to require subcontracts for veteran-owned firms

Port Everglades, Panama Canal renew MOU

DART's Thomas named public transit manager of the year

CP's board elects Denham, Fatt; Ackman resigns

September 6

Rail supplier news from Hanson, CH2M, FreightCar America, Salco and Retlif (Sept. 6)

Buffalo & Pittsburgh workers vote for union representation

MercuryGate links with CSX's RailPlus

SEPTA begins returning Silverliner V cars to service

STB gives Great Lakes more time to propose alternative route

Third rail on BART's Berryessa Extension goes live

Ports, retailers concerned about impact of Hanjin bankruptcy

Calgary receives federal funds for new light-rail vehicles, station rehab

September 2

Siemens hosts S.F. Mayor Lee, SFMTA; STB's Elliott joins shippers for a train ride

Sacramento transit agency marks decrease in fare evasions

Rail traffic slide continues in North America

UTA names Benson president, CEO

AAR calls on Clinton, Trump to support balanced regulation

FTA issues final policy guidance for Buy America requirements

BNSF launches faster intermodal service between Pacific Northwest, Texas gets a new look

September 1

Minneapolis Green Line extension secures final piece of local funding

Port of Charleston handles its biggest container ship

VIA Rail logged 2.8 percent ridership increase in Q2

Canada's TSB issues CP train derailment report

California High-Speed Rail Authority to provide update on Palmdale-Burbank segment

Alstom inks contract to maintain Ottawa light-rail line

OmniTRAX rail affiliate acquires Oklahoma mill site

STB proposes streamlined process for small rate disputes

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