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Rail News: January 2018

January 31

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

January 30

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

January 29

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

January 26

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

January 25

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

January 24

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

January 23

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

January 22

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

January 19

Rail supplier news from Bourque Logistics, ABB, Auto Truck and MUL Railcars (Jan. 19) WMATA taps Howell as assistant inspector general Texas Central unveils bullet train station details ASLRRA, APTA, REMSA call for public infrastructure investments BART's 'Fleet of the Future' cars cleared for service Carload Express buys Delaware industrial plant KCS logs record revenue on volume growth in 2017 Canadian Pacific posts record Q4, full-year 2017 results

January 18

St. Louis leaders release details about proposed light-rail extension TriMet eyes Kelsey for general manager job U.S. Chamber: Increase gas tax to pay for infrastructure S.C. Ports Authority set TEU record in 2017 Congressmen press Amtrak for PTC status update U.S. Rep. Comstock criticizes WMATA after latest derailment U.S. rail volume steady in Week 2

January 17

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

January 16

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

January 15

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

January 12

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

January 11

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

January 10

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

January 9

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

January 8

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

January 5

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

January 4

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

January 3

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