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Rail News: September 2022

September 30

Rail supplier news from HDR, Stadler and Transdev (Sept. 30)

NCRR welcomes Dillon as government affairs VP

Wisconsin senator's bill would define 'common carrier obligation'

Ohio commission OKs grants for railroad, manufacturer

DeFazio joins those questioning SEPTA's contract with CRRC

NTSB investigating deadly collision between train, stored rail cars

September 29

MARTA releases RFP for transit-oriented development project

APTA: U.S. transit ridership recovery continues

Norfolk Southern donates funds to food pantries

U.S. rail volumes fell 4.4% in Week 38

Electrical workers ratify new contract with freight railroads

Canadian government, rail industry pledge to help Ukraine

September 28

Republican lawmakers question SEPTA rail-car contract's compliance with 'Buy America'

CSX scores high on sustainability; revives Santa Train

Calgary issues RFP for Green Line light-rail project

Nissan to start moving vehicles through Port of Brunswick

Two South Dakota short-line projects land federal grants

Machinists, freight railroads reach new tentative agreement

September 27

Rail supplier news from Burns & McDonnell, Telegraph and InnoTrans (Sept. 27)

MTA logs more pandemic-era ridership records

SEPTA advances King of Prussia rail, trolley modernization plans

UP calls for collaboration on environmental cleanup of Houston site

Patriot Rail to acquire short-line operator Delta Southern

WisDOT awards freight-rail improvement grants, loans

September 26

Rail supplier news from Ballard, Siemens, Frauscher and Progress Rail (Sept. 26)

STB releases details for CP-KCS merger hearing

Eglinton Crosstown LRT project delayed again

UP, Shell sign MOU aimed at reducing GHGs

DCTA elevates Cristina from interim role to president, CEO

Progress Rail to provide BNSF with zero-exhaust emission locomotives

September 23

SEPTA releases design concepts for new trolley stations

Southern portion completed at Colorado rail park

CN's Neumiller, village of Valemount win Roger Cyr rail safety awards

L.A. Metro, SFMTA to open new light-rail lines soon

NS honors 48 chemical shippers with annual safety award

Mulligan to succeed the retiring Nober as BNSF's chief legal officer

Amtrak pledges net zero emissions by 2045

September 22

MTA to install cameras in all subway cars

Connecticut, Pennsylvania DOTs solicit feedback on state rail plans

WMATA launches public safety initiatives

INFRA grant a boost to CREATE's Ogden Junction rail project

Intermodal a drag on U.S. rail traffic in Week 37

Minnesota, Wisconsin DOTs seek input on Twin Cities-Chicago passenger-rail project

September 21

Rail supplier news from Progress Rail, Hitachi, Alstom, RSI and Rail Safety Training (Sept. 21)

L.A. Metro lands federal grant to fund GoPass expansion

CN highlights progress toward ESG targets

Stadler to deliver zero-emission trains to California transportation agencies

USDOT, SBA to help small firms access infrastructure contracts

Canadian Pacific unveils emissions calculator

September 20

Rail supplier news from Wabtec, Belden, Cylus and REMSA (Sept. 20)

Operation Lifesaver, railroads kick off Rail Safety Week

NJ Transit, BetMGM sign naming rights pact for Meadowlands Line

MBTA returns Orange Line to service after 30-day repair period

Feds award millions in CARSI grants to fund grade-crossing improvements

Class Is log U.S. employment surge for August

September 19

Rail supplier news from Alstom, Intersection and STV (Sept. 19)

Connecticut DOT breaks ground on Windsor Locks station

APTA asks Congress for emergency transit relief

CHSRA completes grade separation project

Rail customers ask Congress to reauthorize STB

USDOT awards $1.5 billion in INFRA grants

September 16

Rail supplier news from Alstom and Rail Vision (Sept. 16)

MTA logs another ridership record

Transdev group selected for Infrastructure Ontario project

SeaPort Manatee wins INFRA grant for yard expansion project

NTSB: Coal train derailed after towing vessel crew misread chart

Tentative labor agreement brings sighs of relief

September 15

Port of Savannah logs record cargo in August

U.S. freight-rail traffic fell slightly in Week 36

Patriot Rail completes Pioneer Lines acquisition

Strike averted: Amtrak to restore long-distance trips

CSX: Foote to retire; Hinrichs named president, CEO

Biden announces tentative labor deal; strike averted

September 14

Anacostia hosts Denver grad students for short-line tour

Major tie project in the works for Metra UP line

TransLink names Zein GM of British Columbia transit agency

Amtrak suspends more long-distance trains

Class Is enact plans for possible strike; IAM members vote down tentative agreement

BNSF Salmon Bay Bridge project awarded INFRA grant

September 13

Rail supplier news from Koppers, Alstom, Waterfall Security, Nascent and Buckeye (Sept. 13)

Metro Transit-St. Louis logs progress on security initiatives

PennDOT solicits grant applications for multimodal projects

MTA to host town hall on proposed Interborough Express

Union Pacific issues $600 million in green bonds

AREMA chooses CSX, North Carolina DOT as annual Hay award winners

Looming strike prompts Amtrak to cancel some long-distance routes

September 12

OLI seeks applicants for rail safety education grants

RSI Logistics to operate Madison Railroad transload site

Letellier named to CN's board

MassDOT awards industrial rail access grants

NCCC, three more unions ink tentative agreements

Class Is prep for rail strike, unions cry 'corporate extortion'

September 9

Rail supplier news from VLS, Trinity and Nordic (Sept. 9)

Operation Lifesaver names new coordinators

DART police agency achieves accreditation

Retailers: Import slowdown continues

Livonia, Avon & Lakeville Railroads name Babcock president, CEO

AAR: Rail strike could cost $2B a day

September 8

MTA drops mask requirement

CHSRA releases environmental draft for Palmdale-Burbank stretch

Sierra Northern unveils hydrogen-powered locomotive design

RAISE grant to fund grade separation at L.A. port

Fields succeeds Grace as BRC president

AAR: U.S. railroads 'preparing for growth'

September 7

Rail supplier news from Progress Rail, ZF, Ballard and Pandrol (Sept. 7)

Kansas City Southern's Holiday Express to tour this year

Valley Metro light-rail extension project reaches halfway mark

St. Louis council OKs federal funds for Loop Trolley

KCS kicks off program to certify shippers' rail-ready sites

STB: Five Class Is were 'revenue adequate' in 2021

September 6

TriMet taps Dorn as head of engineering, construction and planning

WMATA to return more 7000-series rail cars to service

BLET members to vote on BNSF-Montana Rail Link pacts

Mississippi Export Railroad marks 100 years in business

South Louisiana port awarded FEMA funds to boost security

MBTA awards 'supercar' contract to CAF

Railroads, two more unions reach tentative pacts

September 2

Rail supplier news from Greenbrier, Amsted and IntelliTrans (Sept. 2)

Transport Canada seeks adviser for high-frequency rail routes

Report: Hudson Tunnel project completion delayed

Honolulu agency begins early testing of passenger-rail system

Indiana Rail Road makes personnel changes

Survey: Most rail workers favor strike

September 1

Amtrak to resume Cascades service to Vancouver

EDA grant to help fund new rail spur at Missouri industrial park

U.S. railroads log slight traffic increase in Week 34

BNSF honors customers for sustainability efforts

FTA issues more safety directives to MBTA

USDOT calls for next round of CRISI grant applications

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