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Rail News: January 2018

January 31

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from GREX, Harsco, FreightCar America, HNTB and NAI Global (Jan. 31) Read More »
Passenger Rail
New Hampshire business group calls for Boston-Manchester passenger rail Read More »
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Passenger Rail
Caltrain awarded $2.5 million in state funding under new law Read More »
People
TNW names Delgado to market development role Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
RTA: Crosstie production, purchases tumbled in 2017 Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Texas Central unveils plans for Dallas train station Read More »
People
New Jersey Gov. Murphy taps Corbett to lead NJ Transit Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Trump calls for $1.5 trillion infrastructure package Read More »

January 30

Passenger Rail
PATCO train strikes dangling utility pole Read More »
People
DCTA names Baker director of strategic partnerships Read More »
People
Report: FRA chief counsel Reyes serving as acting administrator Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN named to CDP's 'A List' for environmental actions Read More »
Safety
Brightline fatalities prompt rail groups to step up rail-crossing safety education Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
New York short line to test, treat employees for sleep apnea Read More »
Passenger Rail
L.A. Metro OKs plan to fast-track transit projects by 2028 Olympics Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Washington Gov. Inslee accepts permit rejection for crude-oil terminal Read More »

January 29

Federal Legislation & Regulation
APTA to fight proposed cuts in public transit funding Read More »
People
Valley Metro adds Cummings, Ozlin to management team Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA to refund fares for late trains, buses Read More »
Passenger Rail
SEPTA board OKs alternative for King of Prussia rail project Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Chicago South Shore to lease track from CN in Indiana Read More »
Passenger Rail
CTA unveils preferred alignment for Red Line extension Read More »
People
UP taps former CSX exec Sanborn as regional VP of transportation Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Forum Media Group acquires Progressive Railroading magazine and its conference business Read More »

January 26

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from REMSA, Drapeau Rail, Harting, Cylus, Tiger Cool and CIT (Jan. 26) Read More »
Passenger Rail
Keolis graduates new class of assistant conductors for MBTA Read More »
Passenger Rail
L.A. Metro OKs new policy aimed at creating local jobs Read More »
People
Rising Stars nomination deadline is Feb. 16 Read More »
High-Speed Rail
FRA slates hearings on environmental report for Texas bullet train Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP kicks off Brazos Yard construction Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metro Transit's rail lines set ridership record in 2017 Read More »
Amtrak
NTSB: Amtrak engineer missed speed-limit sign before train derailed Read More »

January 25

Labor
CN police ratify new contract; BMWED organizes SunRail MOW workers Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
ARCI: Mixed results for Q4 car orders, deliveries Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. rail traffic declined 2.9 percent in Week 3 Read More »
Security
Metrolinx victim of North Korean cyberattack Read More »
M&A
Las Vegas Railway Express acquires United Rail Read More »
Passenger Rail
FTA delays deadline for BART Silicon Valley project Read More »
Mechanical
MTA board OKs $4 billion Kawasaki rail-car order Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP boosts bottom line in 2017 Read More »

January 24

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Stadler, Harsco, Alliance Shippers, Bergmann and NRC (Jan. 24) Read More »
Intermodal
Long Beach port OKs on-dock rail facility Read More »
People
NS names Scheib exec VP, chief legal officer Read More »
Passenger Rail
New Jersey Gov. Murphy calls for NJ Transit audit Read More »
CSX Transportation
Report: CSX to require CEOs to get medical exams Read More »
Labor
TCU, BRC ratify labor contracts with freight railroads Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN: Q4 adjusted net income down 6 percent Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
NS attributes higher profit to volume growth, strategic plan Read More »

January 23

Rail Industry Trends
MassDOT kicks off efforts to update state rail plan Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metra seeks rider input on fare restructuring Read More »
Intermodal
Georgia Ports Authority posts record TEUs in 2017 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
STB: Class Is end 2017 with smaller workforce Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak's Michigan trains travel faster after rail upgrades Read More »
People
Scanlon elected to Norfolk Southern's board Read More »
Mechanical
New York City MTA to sign $4 billion contract for new subway cars Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Freight-rail groups: Don't scrap NAFTA Read More »

January 22

People
In memoriam: Walter Winzen Read More »
Passenger Rail
Chicago RTA calls for stable public transit funding Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Gov. Brown adds execs to California high-speed rail team Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP again recognized as 'most admired' company Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
R. J. Corman sells Roadway Worker Training to RailPros Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA unveils $3.2 billion budget for FY2019 Read More »
Passenger Rail
Maryland's Purple Line rail route on track to open in 2022 Read More »
Safety
Brightline steps up safety initiatives in response to rail-crossing deaths Read More »

January 19

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Bourque Logistics, ABB, Auto Truck and MUL Railcars (Jan. 19) Read More »
People
WMATA taps Howell as assistant inspector general Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Texas Central unveils bullet train station details Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
ASLRRA, APTA, REMSA call for public infrastructure investments Read More »
Mechanical
BART's 'Fleet of the Future' cars cleared for service Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Carload Express buys Delaware industrial plant Read More »
Kansas City Southern
KCS logs record revenue on volume growth in 2017 Read More »
Canadian Pacific
Canadian Pacific posts record Q4, full-year 2017 results Read More »

January 18

Passenger Rail
St. Louis leaders release details about proposed light-rail extension Read More »
People
TriMet eyes Kelsey for general manager job Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
U.S. Chamber: Increase gas tax to pay for infrastructure Read More »
Intermodal
S.C. Ports Authority set TEU record in 2017 Read More »
Safety
Congressmen press Amtrak for PTC status update Read More »
Passenger Rail
U.S. Rep. Comstock criticizes WMATA after latest derailment Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. rail volume steady in Week 2 Read More »

January 17

Passenger Rail
Valley Metro receives rail for Gilbert Road light-rail extension Read More »
Intermodal
Port of L.A. breaks cargo record in 2017 Read More »
Passenger Rail
Panel releases report on $1 billion plan to overhaul SEPTA trolleys Read More »
Intermodal
NRF: Retail imports up 7 percent in 2017 Read More »
Mechanical
GE inks locomotive, service contracts with Kazakhstan railroad Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF to move coal that will power new IGCC plants in Japan Read More »
High-Speed Rail
California high-speed rail agency taps Kelly as CEO Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX posts lower Q4 revenue, higher profit Read More »

January 16

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Dewberry, ELM, American Rail Engineers, Wabtec, SunTrust Bank and Antea (Jan. 16) Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak boosts Pacific Surfliner capacity in response to mudslides Read More »
People
Central Maine & Quebec announces new operations leaders Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP's Knight named 'Best' CFO; Class I to hike train speed in Minnesota Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Amtrak, CN reach tentative pacts with unions Read More »
Intermodal
Long Beach port unveils environmental study of proposed on-dock rail facility Read More »
People
Austin's Cap Metro names Clarke president, CEO Read More »
Passenger Rail
Broken rail likely cause of WMATA derailment, agency says Read More »

January 15

Passenger Rail
CTA wrapped up $300 million worth of station projects in 2017 Read More »
People
Denver RTD names Tisdale chair Read More »
Amtrak
N.J., N.Y. congressmen call on Chao to fund Gateway rail project Read More »
Passenger Rail
LIRR lays final 5 miles of rail for double-track project Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak's Anderson outlines safety efforts for Oregon, Washington Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metra's Romeoville Station to open next month Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
DeFazio bill would speed up PTC implementation Read More »
People
Florida East Coast Railway names Asplund president, CEO Read More »

January 12

Amtrak
Amtrak Pacific Surfliner resumes service following mudslides Read More »
Intermodal
IANA elects 2018 board members Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP estimates $6 billion benefit in 2017 from new tax law Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX schedules investor conference for March 1 Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
USDOT outlines automated vehicle policy Read More »
Safety
NTSB issues safety recommendations to UP, FRA and AAR Read More »
Mechanical
MARTA to sign contract for new rail cars in 2018 Read More »
MOW
North Carolina wraps up Piedmont Improvement Program Read More »

January 11

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from HDR, Signet, AECOM, Hanson and FTR (Jan. 11) Read More »
Passenger Rail
Montreal transit agency's 2018 budget paves way for subway service increases Read More »
Intermodal
Port commission sets tight deadline for Vancouver Energy terminal approvals Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. rail traffic down a bit in Week 1 Read More »
Passenger Rail
L.A. Metro unveils alternatives for Green Line light-rail extension Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Minnesota ends Twin Cities-to-Milwaukee high-speed rail study Read More »
Passenger Rail
Brightline to begin serving passengers Jan. 13 Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
NS assists in $1 billion worth of industrial development Read More »

January 10

Passenger Rail
MBTA taps firm to improve procurement efficiency Read More »
People
TNW names Evans director of customer success Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Delaware-Lackawanna Railroad reports record carloads in 2017 Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Reading & Northern's 2017 growth fueled by anthracite coal Read More »
Passenger Rail
Alaska Gov. Walker calls for commuter-rail study Read More »
Passenger Rail
Charlotte transit agency's Blue Line light-rail extension to open in March Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Trump team meets with senators to discuss infrastructure priorities Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak names Hylander chief safety officer Read More »

January 9

Passenger Rail
Charlotte transit agency installs new ticket machines at light-rail stations Read More »
People
California transit agencies elect board leaders Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Report highlights Canadian rail industry's 2016 performance Read More »
Passenger Rail
Caltrain slashes fare evasion fines, improves fare-checking process Read More »
Passenger Rail
Ontario opens Downsview Park GO train station Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak, TCU reach tentative pact Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FRA proposes delay in safety training requirements Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX taps Harris as exec VP of operations Read More »

January 8

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Bombardier, Greenbrier, Network Rail and Parsons (Jan. 8) Read More »
Intermodal
Oregon DOT begins early review of transload facility plans Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Trade groups urge Congress to advance federal infrastructure plan Read More »
People
Red River Valley & Western Railroad appoints new executive team Read More »
Passenger Rail
FTA: KC Streetcar may begin proposed extension project's development Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
North Carolina Railroad to build rail spur, tracks at Triangle Tyre site Read More »
People
NJ Transit Executive Director Santoro to resign Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF offers new rail service at Port of Portland Read More »

January 5

People
SamTrans, Santa Clara VTA announce new board leaders Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
OmniTRAX to sell Sand Springs lot for retail development Read More »
Sustainability
Report: Canadian railroads on track to meet emissions reduction goals Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Class I workforce continued to shrink in November Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
New York DOT builds new bridge over Norfolk Southern tracks Read More »
Amtrak
NTSB issues preliminary report on fatal Amtrak derailment Read More »
Mechanical
Metra issues RFP for locomotives Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX's Foote updates STB on railroad's restructuring plan Read More »

January 4

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Progress Rail, IMC, PowerRail, Cubic and NRC (Jan. 4) Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metrolinx pre-qualifies candidates for Regional Express Rail project Read More »
MOW
Ohio panels OK rail-crossing projects in Montgomery, Perry counties Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
RTA: Crosstie production, purchases fell in November Read More »
Passenger Rail
Gov. Cuomo seeks MTA study of subway expansion to Red Hook Read More »
Shippers
Lighthouse Resources sues Washington state for blocking coal export terminal Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak preps for next NY Penn Station repair phase Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR: Railroads post traffic gains in 2017; intermodal sets record Read More »

January 3

Passenger Rail
Austin's Cap Metro boosts train service to alleviate overcrowding Read More »
MOW
L.A. Metro's Regional Connector tunnels nearly finished Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Smart Sand ships first unit train from Wisconsin transload site Read More »
C&S
Denver RTD resumes G Line testing Read More »
Amtrak
FTA letter casts doubt on federal support of Gateway tunnel project Read More »
People
T&I Chair Shuster won't seek re-election Read More »
Passenger Rail
Brightline to launch initial service next week Read More »
PTC
Chao calls on railroads to speed up PTC implementation Read More »
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