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Rail News: January 2017

January 31

Passenger Rail
TransLink reports record ridership in 2016 Read More »
Mechanical
ARCI: Car orders, deliveries fell in fourth quarter Read More »
Passenger Rail
Denver RTD's R Line to open in late February Read More »
Canadian Pacific
Creel succeeds Harrison as CP CEO Read More »
Amtrak
Iowa Pacific withdraws from Hoosier State Train service Read More »
People
Hakim named MTA's interim executive director Read More »

January 30

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from RailWorks, Alstom, RailTerm, HOTSTART and REMSA (Jan. 30) Read More »
Safety
Operation Lifesaver Canada unveils safety videos after uptick in crossing deaths Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
House T&I Committee slates first hearing Read More »
MOW
RTA: Crosstie production, purchases fell in December Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
STB extends date for Class I data reporting rule Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit chooses alignment for Federal Way light-rail extension Read More »

January 27

People
Sound Transit names Somers chair; Texas Central adds McClane to its board Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP: Employee injury rate hit record low in 2016 Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
NS facilitated industrial development worth $4 billion in 2016 Read More »
Amtrak
NTSB opens investigation docket for fatal Amtrak crash Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Railmark acquires Yreka Western Railroad Read More »
Passenger Rail
L.A. Metro taps Tutor Perini joint venture for Purple Line extension Phase II Read More »

January 26

Federal Legislation & Regulation
REMSA unveils 2017 advocacy agenda Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF identifies six rail-served sites for development Read More »
Passenger Rail
U.S. transit agencies report high ridership for women's marches Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
OmniTRAX kicks off Decatur Central Railroad operations Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. railroads' traffic rose 8 percent in third week Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Trump appoints Begeman to lead STB Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Most Class Is cut capital spending for 2017 Read More »

January 25

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from GE, Aspen Technology, Brookville, HNTB, TranSystems and Bombardier (Jan. 25) Read More »
Passenger Rail
MBTA reports improved on-time performance for commuter-rail system in 2016 Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
NS announces promotions, retirements Read More »
Financials
WMATA seeks input on 'reality check' budget for FY2018 Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN logs higher net income in Q4, full-year 2016 Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
Norfolk Southern posts higher Q4 net income Read More »

January 24

People
Florida DOT Secretary Boxold to step down Read More »
Passenger Rail
Santa Clara VTA slates environmental impact hearings for BART extension Read More »
MOW
Ohio, Washington OK grade crossing projects Read More »
PTC
NCTD files PTC application for passenger trains Read More »
Security
Secure Rail's discount registration fee expires Friday Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Shuster names T&I Committee vice chair, subcommittee chairs Read More »
Safety
MTA to expand sleep apnea program systemwide Read More »

January 23

Passenger Rail
MTA unveils first new Staten Island Railway station in decades Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak honored with architecture award for 30th Street Station plan Read More »
Passenger Rail
Valley Metro names Stacy and Witbeck construction manager for Tempe Streetcar Read More »
People
Paducah & Louisville announce management changes Read More »
People
Progressive Railroading seeks nominations for Rising Stars 2017 Read More »
Safety
FTA awards grant to Sacramento transit agency for track worker warning system Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
STB: Class I employment fell in December Read More »

January 20

People
R. J. Corman names Henderson, Rush to new roles Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Reading & Northern logs uptick in freight, tourist traffic Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. railroads log traffic increase in 2017's second week Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX comments on Harrison takeover reports Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF budgets $3.4 billion for 2017 capex plan Read More »
Passenger Rail
FTA allows Minneapolis Blue Line extension to advance Read More »
Kansas City Southern
KCS' earnings down in Q4, revenue 'unchanged' Read More »

January 19

Passenger Rail
Metra reports 96 percent on-time performance rate for 2016 Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Feds launch mobile app for tracking rail regulations Read More »
Passenger Rail
TransLink boosts SkyTrain service Read More »
High-Speed Rail
California high-speed rail agency settles suit with Kern County Read More »
Canadian Pacific
CP posts lower revenue, higher EPS in Q4 Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP posts higher net income in Q4 2016 Read More »
People
Report: Harrison to retire early from CP to pursue CSX takeover Read More »

January 18

People
DCTA names Jensen to its board Read More »
Labor
MTA, TWU Local 100 agree on new contract Read More »
Passenger Rail
FTA gives green light to Valley Metro light-rail extension Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Bill would mandate two-person crews on freight trains Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FTA proposes rule to stop trains from running red signals Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX earnings down 2 percent, revenue up 9 percent in Q4 Read More »

January 17

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Siemens, SNC-Lavalin, WSP, McMahon Associates; and, in memoriam: Walter Sellick (Jan. 17) Read More »
People
Ironhorse Resources appoints Matt Cundiff president Read More »
Passenger Rail
Minneapolis Green Line ridership grew 2.5 percent in 2016 Read More »
Labor
Supreme Court rejects Wheeling & Lake Erie petition over train crew dispute Read More »
Passenger Rail
Charlotte transit agency breaks ground on streetcar extension Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Feds seek input on crude-oil volatility through proposed rulemaking Read More »

January 16

People
Gulf & Ohio taps Wester as VP; TNW hires Davis as COO Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
G&W logged traffic increase in Q4 Read More »
Passenger Rail
L.A. Metro considers Tutor Perini joint venture to build section two of Purple Line extension Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
AAR responds to latest 'reciprocal switching' comments filed with STB Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit kicks off construction on Northgate Link station Read More »
Passenger Rail
USDOT report cites growing transit maintenance backlog Read More »

January 13

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from CCI Thermal, Ansaldo, Bourque, OPW and SYSTRA (Jan. 13) Read More »
Passenger Rail
FTA permits Orange County streetcar to begin engineering phase Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
RAC: Canada's railroads on pace with emissions targets Read More »
Passenger Rail
Gov. Cuomo unveils plan to update 16 LIRR stations Read More »
Kansas City Southern
Kansas City Southern's Ottensmeyer to lead U.S.-Mexico trade group Read More »
Amtrak
Chicago Union Station designated as USDOT 'emerging project' Read More »

January 12

Rail Industry Trends
Cincinnati streetcar tops 330,000 rides in first four months Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
USDOT creates new committee on automation Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Railroads moved less traffic in 2017's first week Read More »
Passenger Rail
Brightline unveils first completed trainset Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX customers planned capital projects totaling $9.5 billion last year Read More »
Kansas City Southern
KCS, Watco, WTC forge pact to expedite liquid fuel exports to Mexico Read More »

January 11

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Harsco, AECOM-Arup, SYSTRA, Salco, Advanced Rail Systems and NRC (Jan. 11) Read More »
Passenger Rail
Caltrain to develop mobile app Read More »
Labor
Rail unions sue over New Jersey substance abuse law Read More »
People
U.S. Sen. Fischer reappointed chair of surface transportation subcommittee Read More »
Passenger Rail
MARTA eyes bill to fund more expansions Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
U.S. senators call for NTSB review of certain passenger-rail practices Read More »
Passenger Rail
Houston METRO completes Green Line light-rail route Read More »

January 10

Passenger Rail
Sound Transit light-rail ridership soars in November 2016 Read More »
Intermodal
SC Ports Authority beats TEU, rail lift records Read More »
People
KCS subsidiary appoints Jacobs VP of transportation Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Texas council taps LAN to study proposed high-speed rail station Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP's 'GroTrain' now serving South Dakota regional Read More »
Passenger Rail
FTA OKs $1 billion for CTA Red, Purple project Read More »

January 9

Passenger Rail
North Carolina light-rail project secures local funding Read More »
Passenger Rail
MBTA to allow Keolis commuter-rail contract to expire Read More »
Class Is
STB unveils spreadsheet for freight-rail performance data Read More »
Mechanical
Ferromex, Alstom ink contract for locomotive maintenance Read More »
Passenger Rail
LIRR train was speeding at time of derailment Read More »
Passenger Rail
PANYNJ proposes $32 billion capital plan Read More »

January 6

People
McCaul named GM of Cincinnati streetcar Read More »
People
IANA selects board officers, elects new members Read More »
C&S
MTA, L.K. Comstock ink $223 million contract to install CBTC system Read More »
Security
Secure Rail attendee discount set to expire soon Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
OmniTRAX to sell Sand Springs lot for use as fire station Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NYCT to get cellular, Wi-Fi service in all subway stations Read More »

January 5

People
Klepper to lead USDOT's Build America Bureau Read More »
BNSF Railway
Minnesota DOT proposes new bridge over BNSF grade crossing Read More »
People
Senate committee slates meeting for Chao's nomination Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Freight railroads post lower traffic volumes for 2016; AAR previews 2017 priorities Read More »
Passenger Rail
Feds OK $1.6 billion for L.A. Metro's Purple Line Extension Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak unveils corporate restructuring plan Read More »

January 4

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Rocla, Jacobs Engineering, rMetrix, Stantec, Caterpillar and NRC (Jan. 4) Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metra asks passengers to help with courtesy campaign Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF, J.B. Hunt to enter arbitration over revenue division Read More »
People
N.C. Gov. Cooper appoints Trogdon transportation secretary Read More »
Safety
LIRR train derails, injures more than 100 people Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
Union Pacific acquires Railex assets Read More »

January 3

MOW
North Carolina DOT advanced rail improvements in 2016 Read More »
MOW
Ohio panel OKs crossing improvement projects Read More »
Passenger Rail
MBTA, Keolis gear up for winter weather Read More »
MOW
RTA: Crosstie production down, purchases up in November Read More »
Passenger Rail
Santa Clara VTA unveils environmental statement for BART Silicon Valley extension Read More »
Class Is
STB: Class Is employed fewer workers in November Read More »
People
New York MTA Chairman Prendergast to retire Read More »
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