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Rail News: January 2015

January 30

People
ACE board elects Hadjinian chair, Costanzo vice chair Read More »
Passenger Rail
BART to ban e-cigarettes starting next month Read More »
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Class Is
Site evaluation council advances review process for proposed crude terminal at Washington state port Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
R. J. Corman seeks STB approval to acquire Carolina Southern Railroad lines Read More »
Passenger Rail
Light-rail train mockup now on display in Ottawa Read More »
Security
Secure Rail coming on Tuesday Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Senate passes bill authorizing construction of Keystone XL pipeline Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Sens. Boxer, Paul to introduce transportation funding bill; Sen. Collins to chair transportation subcommittee Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak to invest $12 million in major renovation of Chicago's Union Station Read More »

January 29

People
RAC tabs Lowenger as first safety culture officer Read More »
Passenger Rail
San Diego transit agency launches new low-floor trolley cars Read More »
Passenger Rail
Cleveland's rail ridership dropped in 2014 Read More »
Class Is
Proposed Minnesota budget would greatly increase taxes on railroads, state railroad association says Read More »
People
Progressive Railroading is searching for 'Rising Stars' Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Senate commerce committee addressed freight-rail issues at Wednesday hearing Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR: U.S. traffic ticked up in year's third week Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Surface transportation bill a hot topic at Senate public works committee hearing Read More »

January 28

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Bombardier, Alstom, Thales, RailComm, Omnitek and Columbus Castings (Jan. 28) Read More »
C&S
Rail projects under review in Missouri, Ohio Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Chair Shuster announces House T&I subcommittee assignments Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Watco lands Potash Ridge deal; Chicago, Ft. Wayne & Eastern upgrades track Read More »
Passenger Rail
Cincinnati ready to install overhead wire for new streetcar Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
NS to close Roanoke office building, relocate workers Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Sen. Sanders calls for $1 trillion investment in nation's infrastructure Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN set revenue record in fourth quarter, volume record in 2014 Read More »

January 27

Shippers
Ag coalition unveils weekly performance report with rail service metrics Read More »
Passenger Rail
BLET, LIRR reach tentative labor agreement Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Iowa Pacific rang up record revenue, carloads in 2014 Read More »
Passenger Rail
TriMet tests train, streetcar on new Tilikum Crossing bridge Read More »
MOW
RTA: Tie production sizzled, purchases fizzled in December Read More »
People
WMATA names Downey chairman; union calls on agency to improve safety culture Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
ASLRRA makes staff changes, establishes veteran hiring award Read More »
Passenger Rail
Minnesota Gov. Dayton proposes $11 billion to fix aging transportation system Read More »

January 26

People
MARTA, SORTA announce board leadership changes Read More »
Safety
UP set employee safety performance record in 2014 Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
ASLRRA assigns five assessors for Short Line Safety Institute pilot project Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metra to charge penalty for onboard cash fares after mobile system begins Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit survey finds strong support for regional transit package Read More »
Security
Secure Rail to debut next week Read More »
Passenger Rail
Chicago regional transit system faces $36 billion in capital needs over next decade, RTA says Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
DeFazio requests USDOT action on tank-car safety; Kind and Baldwin seek environmental review of BNSF track project Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
Financial statement: NS capped off record-setting 2014 with strong fourth quarter Read More »

January 23

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Koppers, Atkins, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Alstom, Plenary Infrastructure, Zebra and AREMA (Jan. 23) Read More »
Mechanical
ARCI: Rail-car orders dipped a bit, deliveries rose a skosh in Q4 Read More »
Passenger Rail
Chicago transit agencies craft ad campaign to attract riders Read More »
Labor
U.S. Class I workforce widened again in December Read More »
Safety
WMATA orders safety actions after fatal smoke incident Read More »
M&A
Watco reaches deal to acquire Kinder Morgan terminals, reassigns three execs Read More »
Passenger Rail
MTA OKs 4 percent fare hike Read More »
Kansas City Southern
KCS broke revenue record, improved operating ratio in Q4 Read More »

January 22

C&S
ACE to dedicate Los Angeles-area grade separation Read More »
Mechanical
CTA retires last of 2400-series rail cars Read More »
Passenger Rail
San Francisco MTA to expand Muni rail service Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR: U.S. rail traffic registered mixed results in year's second week Read More »
Passenger Rail
Gov. Cuomo proposes 'AirTrain' to LaGuardia Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Shuster: 'Common ground' exists on infrastructure legislation Read More »
Canadian Pacific
CP shattered operating ratio record in Q4 Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP broke three financial records in Q4, four in 2014 Read More »

January 21

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Vossloh, Oldcastle, RailComm and ProTran (Jan. 21) Read More »
People
Hedlund joins Parsons Brinckerhoff as director of public-private partnerships Read More »
People
Progressive Railroading is searching for 'Rising Stars' Read More »
Passenger Rail
LIRR to focus on improving on-time performance, fleet reliability Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Minnesota DOT releases final scoping document for proposed 'Zip Rail' Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metro-North to continue rebuilding efforts in 2015, Giulietti says Read More »
Canadian Pacific
Canadian Pacific names Marsh senior VP of sales and marketing Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Obama emphasizes 'bipartisan infrastructure' plan in SOTU address Read More »

January 20

Shippers
CURE names Warner to serve as interim executive director Read More »
Passenger Rail
HART collects additional tax revenue for Honolulu rail project, considers cost concerns Read More »
Passenger Rail
Toronto transit agencies launch fare pilot project Read More »
High-Speed Rail
California high-speed authority forum to focus on rail-delivery contract Read More »
MOW
VTA set to begin tunnel construction for BART extension in San Jose Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FRA publishes highway-rail crossing inventory reporting rule Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Genesee Valley Transportation lines report double-digit carload growth in 2014 Read More »
Canadian Pacific
CP enters joint venture with DREAM Unlimited to develop surplus real estate Read More »

January 19

People
VRE board elects 2015 officers Read More »
People
North Shore Railroad's Shields to attend White House forum on veteran hiring Read More »
Passenger Rail
Caltrain launches final 'Freedom Train' run Read More »
MOW
Crossing upgrades on tap in Ohio, Washington Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
American Rock Salt to extend rail siding at New York plant Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF Logistics helps develop universal fixture for wind-turbine blade movements Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Secure Rail to debut next month Read More »
Passenger Rail
NTSB preliminary report of WMATA smoke incident focuses on 'severe electrical arcing' Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit receives $1.33 billion TIFIA loan for light-rail expansion Read More »

January 16

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Koppers, Alstom, HNTB, Auto Truck and TranSystems (Jan. 16) Read More »
Labor
CN, rail traffic controllers union reach tentative agreement Read More »
MOW
CSX to start crossover construction project in North Carolina Read More »
Passenger Rail
California agencies seek public input on emissions reduction grant program Read More »
People
Richards named Pennsylvania DOT's new chief Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR: North American rail traffic was strong in 2015's first full week Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF breaks down planned track maintenance, capacity expansion projects for 2015 Read More »

January 15

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier updates from Northeast Maglev, Thales, Bentley, Plasser & Theurer, L.B. Foster and ZTR (Jan. 15) Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Taylor-DeJongh pact will help prompt short line acquisitions, Continental Rail says Read More »
Passenger Rail
DART takes lead in new partnership to combat human trafficking Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Transportation Services Index tallied fifth-straight monthly gain in November Read More »
People
Progressive Railroading is searching for 'Rising Stars' Read More »
Passenger Rail
NCDOT joins project to reduce train's environmental impact Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
'Substantial investments' help keep network fluid in Chicago area, CN's Mongeau says Read More »
People
The T names Baulsir VP of TEX Rail; Robinson leaves All Aboard Florida Read More »
Intermodal
California, Indiana ports set volume records in 2014 Read More »

January 14

Shippers
Ceres Global launches operations at BNSF-served ag hub in Saskatchewan Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak to hold open house for Philadelphia 30th Street Station plan Read More »
Passenger Rail
New M-8 rail cars now running on Metro-North's New Canaan branch Read More »
Intermodal
PANYNJ to review cross-harbor program's draft environmental report at public hearings Read More »
Passenger Rail
SFMTA exercises contract option to purchase 40 light-rail vehicles Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
NS EVP and CMO Seale to retire March 1 Read More »
Safety
NTSB's latest 'Most Wanted' list targets tank-car safety, PTC implementation Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX touts Q4 and full-year financial records, announces 2015 capex budget Read More »

January 13

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Bombardier, Alstom, DSC Logistics and R&R (Jan. 13) Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
North Carolina Railroad notes completion of siding, bridge on rail corridor Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Shuster announces T&I committee leaders Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
RDC makes quarter-stake investment in Eurorail Read More »
Intermodal
Virginia port broke container volume record in 2014 Read More »
Passenger Rail
NJ Transit to rebuild rail station in Elizabeth Read More »
Kansas City Southern
Panama's growth bodes well for canal railway, KCS says Read More »
Passenger Rail
NTSB investigating WMATA smoke-filled train incident Read More »

January 12

People
Metrolink's board elects new officers Read More »
People
Former Sandersville Railroad leader Hugh Tarbutton dies Read More »
People
Cincinnati Metro names Grether rail services director Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
OMB needs to quickly review USDOT's proposed tank-car rule, Sen. Schumer says Read More »
Intermodal
Major ports can expect more import gains in first half, Global Port Tracker predicts Read More »
PTC
KCSR starts training, data surveying aspects of PTC implementation Read More »
People
McMillan renominated to FTA leadership post Read More »
Passenger Rail
Caltrain's board OKs final environmental report, peninsula corridor electrification project Read More »
People
USDOT installs Feinberg as acting FRA administrator Read More »

January 9

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Appalachian Railcar, Knorr-Bremse, HDR, Alpha Products, Greenbrier, IntegriCo and LTK (Jan. 9) Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Reading & Northern broke traffic, revenue records in 2014 Read More »
People
Denver RTD seats new board members, elects officers; Denton County agency installs Recker as VP Read More »
Canadian Pacific
'Remarkable generosity, big crowds' colored CP's holiday train Read More »
Passenger Rail
Connecticut Gov. Malloy highlights rail corridor, transportation projects in state address Read More »
Intermodal
South Carolina port, NS handle heavy steam generator Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR on 2014: U.S. roads tallied most carloads in six years, broke intermodal volume record Read More »
People
WMATA names Requa interim GM, CEO Read More »

January 8

Passenger Rail
Lehigh Gorge excursion train adds stops, boosts annual ridership to record level Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Morristown & Erie notes 2014 traffic gain; TNW tabs Stokes to head health, safety programs Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP provides donation to Kansas National Guard Read More »
Passenger Rail
NJ Transit to add quiet cars on Atlantic City line Read More »
Passenger Rail
SORTA seeks contractor for Cincinnati Streetcar operations, maintenance Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
NS logged 94 industrial development projects in 2014 Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Hoeven-Manchin bill seeks to approve Keystone XL pipeline without presidential blessing Read More »

January 7

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Greenbrier, Teleste, Mitron, Kelso, Alstom, Visual Marketing and Holland (Jan. 7) Read More »
Labor
Texas short line's T&E workers join SMART Transportation Division Read More »
Passenger Rail
MassDOT, MBTA choose developer for turnpike, Hynes station project Read More »
People
BNSF's Farmer takes gavel as IANA's first female chair Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Alaska Railroad marks 30 years as state-owned enterprise Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Mexico to rebid high-speed rail contract Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
NS to road test two 'emission friendly' switchers in Pennsylvania Read More »
Passenger Rail
LACMTA CEO Leahy to step down in early April Read More »

January 6

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from L.B. Foster, GlobeSherpa, Ansaldo STS, Holland and dFuzion (Jan. 6) Read More »
Intermodal
Washington state port lets rail bridge contract; Florida port creates intermodal position Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak launches Northeast Corridor website Read More »
Amtrak
Caltrans reports record Amtrak ridership, revenue for Thanksgiving holiday Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Genesee & Wyoming completes acquisition of Pinsly's Arkansas Division Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX landed 107 industrial development projects in 2014 Read More »
MOW
Sarah Mildred Long Bridge replacement underway between Maine, New Hampshire Read More »
Passenger Rail
MBTA receives $996 million in New Starts grants for Green Line extension Read More »

January 5

C&S
Minnesota DOT pursues upgrades at nine grade crossings Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit signs Hill International for East Link extension pre-construction work Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Watco seeks longer KCSR lease for Alabama Southern, launches short line in Louisiana Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Global high-speed rail market continues strong growth trend, BCC Research says Read More »
Safety
NTSB issues alert on rail signal visibility Read More »
Passenger Rail
Houston transit authority readies new CAF light-rail cars for service Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF continues to expand intermodal, automotive capacity Read More »
High-Speed Rail
California groundbreaking slated for high-speed rail system Read More »

January 2

Labor
BLET members ratify BNSF agreement Read More »
Passenger Rail
BART pulls plug on free wireless Internet service Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Sen. Schumer on rail bridges: FRA should audit safety inspections, add inspectors Read More »
People
Gold Line Foothills Extension board re-elects top leadership Read More »
People
Progressive Railroading is searching for 'Rising Stars' Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
North American rail traffic gains continued at 2014's end Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
STB addresses Chicago rail performance, BNSF's utility coal service Read More »
Passenger Rail
Atlanta initiates streetcar service Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
FHWA approval ends environmental review stage for NS bridge replacement in New York Read More »
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