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Rail News: January 2014

January 31

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Lat-Lon, Trinity, Tata Steel, CIT, Jacobs, WAGO, Amsted and Cubic (Jan. 31) Read More »
Intermodal
Fewer grade crossings would boost freight-rail efficiency in Northeast Florida, study shows Read More »
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Intermodal
IANA, AAR release Hatch's white paper on intermodal progress Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit recognized for helping employees stay physically fit Read More »
Mechanical
Florida East Coast buys GE locomotives, Reading and Northern acquires coal cars Read More »
Passenger Rail
DART's rail investments paying off economically, study says Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metropolitan Council unveils key reports for Southwest light-rail project Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR: North American rail traffic registered gains in 2014's fourth week Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN registers record revenue and volume in 2013, logs income gain in 4Q Read More »

January 30

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Bombardier, Koppers, Jacobs, HDR, Atlas Copco and FTR (Jan. 30) Read More »
Passenger Rail
X Train takes delivery of first two 'luxury' rail cars Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Recent economic measures suggest steady growth in 2014, American Chemistry Council says Read More »
Passenger Rail
Texas DOT seeks input on proposed Texas-Oklahoma passenger-rail routes Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Indiana Rail Road, Pan Am Railways join AAR Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Wrongful death claimants in Montreal, Maine & Atlantic derailment case craft plan, choose lead negotiator Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
APTA: Obama, Congress need to work together on transportation reauthorization bill Read More »
Labor
STB data: U.S. Class I workforce size fluctuated in late 2013 Read More »

January 29

Short Lines & Regionals
Foxx tours site of Pacific Harbor Line's new L.A. yard Read More »
People
Progressive Railroading seeks nominations for Rising Stars 2014 Read More »
Passenger Rail
Charlotte officials OK $12 million in engineering work for Gold Line extension Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Southern Railway teams up with Canadian port, city to examine train-horn usage Read More »
Mechanical
Patriot Rail acquires rail-car repair shop in Virginia Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metro-North logged record 2013 ridership in east of Hudson region Read More »
People
South Florida RTA names Stephens interim director Read More »
Canadian Pacific
CP: Solid 4Q, 2013 financial results reflect ongoing turnaround Read More »

January 28

People
Jonaitis, LeDune assume new posts at Indiana Rail Road Read More »
People
The T appoints COO, grants administrator Read More »
MOW
Tie purchases and production dipped in December, RTA says Read More »
Passenger Rail
CTA doubled military veteran hires in 2013 Read More »
Intermodal
ICTF work to soon begin, end at Florida ports Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP cut public safety incident rate last year Read More »
Passenger Rail
LIRR's ridership rose in 2013 Read More »

January 27

Short Lines & Regionals
Short-line anniversaries: North Carolina Railroad approaches 165, Vermont Rail turns 50 Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metro Transit served more riders in 2013 Read More »
Intermodal
Several North American ports posted volume gains in 2013 Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metrolinx orders more trains for GO Transit Read More »
People
McLean named CEO of Port Authority of Allegheny County Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN, New Brunswick strike deal to preserve service on northern line Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Amtrak, California authority issue combined RFP for high-speed trains Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
New FRA final rule targets more effective rail inspections Read More »

January 24

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Koppers, Thales, RailComm and Parsons Brinckerhoff (Jan. 24) Read More »
Mechanical
ARCI: Rail-car orders and deliveries rose in 4Q Read More »
Passenger Rail
South Florida RTA celebrates Tri-Rail's 25th anniversary Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Watco subsidiary, Great Northern team up to develop Bakken-area rail terminal Read More »
Passenger Rail
DART begins South Oak Cliff Three Line extension Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Carloads climbed in all three North American nations last week Read More »
Kansas City Southern
KCS set revenue, operating ratio records in 2013 Read More »
Safety
NTSB, TSB jointly issue crude-by-rail safety recommendations Read More »

January 23

Passenger Rail
North Texas transit agencies plan rider surveys to help set future course Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Savage expands crude-by-rail services in Canada Read More »
Intermodal
Virginia port broke rail container record in 2013 Read More »
Passenger Rail
MTA to receive first major reimbursement for Sandy repairs Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Canadian transport minister addresses rail safety at working group meeting Read More »
Passenger Rail
Light-rail line connecting Minneapolis, St. Paul to open in June Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP set seven financial performance records in 4Q, 2013 Read More »

January 22

Passenger Rail
Las Vegas Railway Express prepares for rail-car delivery, signs storage agreement Read More »
Passenger Rail
BART to begin testing Oakland Airport Connector vehicles Read More »
Passenger Rail
LACMTA breaks ground on Crenshaw/LAX light-rail extension Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Sens. Blunt, Bennet call for creation of infrastructure fund Read More »
People
Squires, Miles elected to NS board Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Florida Great Lakes Partners to purchase MM&A assets Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
Norfolk Southern posts record fourth-quarter profit; announces $2.2 billion capital plan for 2014 Read More »

January 21

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Bombardier, T.Y. Lin, GE and SKF (Jan. 21) Read More »
People
CSX names Rhodes to oversee Virginia state and government affairs Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak's Boardman supports Foxx's vision for national transportation system Read More »
Passenger Rail
LACMTA's board to consider fare hikes Read More »
Shippers
Rail service disruptions in the PRB affect Arch Coal's fourth-quarter earnings Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FY2014 appropriations bill includes funds for several port-related programs Read More »
Passenger Rail
Greater Cleveland RTA records ridership gain in 2013 Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
RSI tank car committee seeks input from USDOT on last week's rail safety meeting Read More »

January 20

C&S
Crossing improvements advance in North Carolina, Washington Read More »
Intermodal
Georgia port authority earns EPA award for emission-reduction efforts Read More »
Passenger Rail
California's Capitol Corridor marks December ridership gain Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
North Carolina DOT seeks public input on transportation priorities Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Federal spending bill includes $250 million for Honolulu's transit-rail project Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Farmrail, Pioneer Railcorp realign management Read More »
People
Foxx names FTA's Rogoff, McMillan to new posts Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
APTA: Appropriations bill includes good news for transit Read More »

January 17

Amtrak
Amtrak, NJ Transit craft plan to ease Super Bowl travel Read More »
Intermodal
L.A.-area ports pumped up volume in December Read More »
Passenger Rail
Oregon rail council recommends alternative passenger-service routes Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Denham bill would stop federal funding for California high-speed rail project Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S., Canadian rail traffic tumbled in year's second week Read More »
Safety
Passenger-rail safety, PTC make NTSB's 'Most Wanted List' for 2014 Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
U.S. Reps. Shuster, Rahall name panel on public-private partnerships; Democrats seek hearing on Highway Trust Fund options Read More »
Safety
Rail leaders, energy product producers and politicians discuss rail safety Read More »

January 16

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Railinc, REMSA, STV, T.Y. Lin, Parsons Brinckerhoff and HNTB (Jan. 16) Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CorEnergy acquires rail-marine crude terminal in Oregon Read More »
Passenger Rail
TriMet posted mixed ridership results in latest quarter Read More »
Intermodal
Indiana port bests quarterly volume record; Texas port forges business-development pact Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
USDOT announces new environmental review rule for transit, highway projects Read More »
Canadian Pacific
Morningstar chooses CP's Harrison as top CEO of 2013 Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Foxx outlines vision for nation's transportation system, unveils 'Trust Fund Ticker' Read More »
CSX Transportation
Coal-business crunch continued to pinch CSX's financial results in 4Q Read More »

January 15

Passenger Rail
VIA Rail posts holiday-season ridership gain Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Genesee & Wyoming logged traffic gains in December, fourth quarter Read More »
People
Senate transportation committee endorses Miller's STB nomination Read More »
Safety
North Dakota governor addresses crude-by-rail safety with BNSF, Trinity Read More »
People
Progressive Railroading accepts nominations for 'Rising Stars' 2014 Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Federal bill includes funds for L.A.'s Purple Line, Regional Connector projects Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN safety officer: Newer tank cars 'fared better' in last week's derailment Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Shuster kicks off MAP-21 reauthorization process Read More »

January 14

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Trinity, Alstom, Hub Group and Parsons Brinckerhoff; Also, in memoriam: Pandrol’s John Hunsberger (Jan. 14) Read More »
People
Pacific Imperial Railroad, Watco make management changes Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Short-line tax credit might be extended in Q1, Sen. Moran says Read More »
Passenger Rail
Hampton Roads Transit to solicit public comments on proposed fare hike Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Minnesota DOT to host public meeting on 'Hinckley Loop' high-speed rail study Read More »
Safety
Canada issues new rail safety rules, RAC says Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak's Boardman: U.S. transportation funding needs to address national priorities Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FRA to launch rulemaking on locomotive cameras, Schumer and Blumenthal say Read More »

January 13

People
Seattle port elects co-presidents, preps for CEO departure Read More »
People
RTD, Caltrain elect board officers Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
House committees to hear testimony on surface transportation reauthorization, California high-speed rail Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX's industrial development efforts paid off in 2013 Read More »
Passenger Rail
MassDOT unveils five-year capital investment plan, OKs MBTA rail contract Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metro Gold Line Foothill authority issues RFP for light-rail project engineering work Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Rep. Smith reintroduces freight infrastructure reinvestment bill Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Canadian government proposes regulatory amendments to boost haz-mat, tank-car safety Read More »

January 10

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from XPO Logistics, Pacer, Tata Steel, Thales, Greenbrier and PwC (Jan. 10) Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Transportation Services Index nudged up in November Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
UP-served grain facility on tap in Missouri; frac sand plant under new ownership in Louisiana Read More »
Mechanical
LACMTA to purchase new light-rail cars, upgrade others on Blue Line Read More »
People
Giulietti to become Metro-North president; LaHood to become BAF co-chair Read More »
Safety
Three senators call on federal regulators to improve crude-by-rail safety Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. roads notched intermodal volume record in 2013, AAR says Read More »
Passenger Rail
Virginia, Norfolk Southern sign pact to return Amtrak service to Roanoke Read More »

January 9

Intermodal
IANA elects officers, adds directors for 2014 Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA awards Accenture $184 million contract for electronic fare system Read More »
C&S
Crossing projects advance in Ohio; grade separations progress in California Read More »
Passenger Rail
Maryland trims list of private-sector teams competing for Purple Line project Read More »
Passenger Rail
MassDOT chooses Keolis to operate MBTA's T rail service Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Planned steel plant in Colorado, new frac sand terminal in Texas target shale business Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP assigns Kelley, O'Connor to new VP posts Read More »
Passenger Rail
APTA: Nearly 2.7 billion trips were logged on public transportation systems in 3Q Read More »

January 8

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Koppers, PennTool, Alstom, American Industrial and EdgePoint (Jan. 8) Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Savage adds trucking to crude-by-rail services in Uinta, Williston basins Read More »
MOW
CTA to pursue $23 million Blue Line station project Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Sen. Schumer calls on FRA, PHMSA to address 'dangerous' DOT-111 tank cars Read More »
Passenger Rail
Tri-Rail broke ridership record in 2013 Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
NS' 2013 industrial development scorecard: 67 new plants, 25 expansions Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Value of cargo moved by rail between NAFTA partners set record in October Read More »
MOW
Gov. Cuomo announces $17 billion plan to stormproof New York's infrastructure, transit systems Read More »

January 7

People
Watco makes three management appointments Read More »
Mechanical
Oregon's new Talgo trains officially enter service on Cascades route Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Murex, Cetane expand crude transload facility in New Mexico Read More »
Mechanical
WMATA unveils new 7000-series cars Read More »
Safety
North Dakota Gov. Dalrymple discusses crude transportation safety with BNSF's Rose Read More »
Mechanical
BART orders more rail cars from Bombardier Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP initiates Texas-Tennessee intermodal service Read More »
People
Metro-North's Permut to step down, Tri-Rail's Giulietti to be named successor, media reports say Read More »

January 6

Passenger Rail
Foundation to sponsor greater Cleveland transit rides for a day Read More »
C&S
Montana DOT solicits public input on crossing project Read More »
Passenger Rail
BART to increase daily fees for parking outside stations Read More »
Intermodal
Panama Canal enters centennial year as expansion continues Read More »
Passenger Rail
HART to update public on Honolulu transit-rail project Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Alberta grain growers face rail competition from crude producers Read More »
Intermodal
Tampa port enters pact with major auto processor Read More »

January 3

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from MP&ES, dFuzion, Axion, Auto Truck and Pandrol (Jan. 3) Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF was 'revenue adequate' in 2012, STB rules Read More »
Passenger Rail
Houston's METRO marks 10 years of light-rail service Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR: U.S. rail traffic ramped up in 2013's last week Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA schedules hearings on proposed FY2015 budget Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
PHMSA issues safety alert on Bakken crude flammability Read More »
Labor
BART's board OKs revised labor agreement Read More »
Canadian Pacific
CP to sell major portion of DM&E line to Genesee & Wyoming Read More »

January 2

People
Tacoma port elects new officers Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak adds capacity on 'Auto Train' Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
KKR provides capital for Torq Energy's crude-by-rail strategy Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Florida East Coast's Christmas Train surpassed fundraising goal Read More »
Passenger Rail
California commission announces fare increases, policy changes Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF continues to deal with North Dakota derailment Read More »
Passenger Rail
MTA marks post-Sandy repairs on New York subway, Greenpoint Tubes Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FTA issues safety advisory notice for transit-rail ROW workers Read More »
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