Progressive Railroading

Newsletter Sign Up
Stay updated on news, articles and information for the rail industry



This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.





RAIL EMPLOYMENT

Rail News: January 2019

January 31

People
In memoriam: Former Conrail safety and security expert Neil Ferrone Read More »
Passenger Rail
LA Metro to chose between heavy rail, monorail for Sepulveda corridor Read More »
PowerRail Distribution | Sponsored
LED Bulbs – Are They Worth the Investment?
Federal Legislation & Regulation
House bill would allow states to count fed loans toward infrastructure financing share Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
APTA asks FTA to address shutdown's impact on transit agencies Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
ASLRRA holds fly-ins to build BRACE Act support in DC Read More »
People
OmniTRAX Energy names Renfro president Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. rail traffic dipped in Week 4 Read More »
Passenger Rail
Virgin Trains USA unveils IPO Read More »

January 30

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Ricardo, APM Terminals, Dover, Seyfarth Shaw, Hanson and AECOM (Jan. 30) Read More »
Passenger Rail
TransLink to adopt all-door boarding for first time Read More »
Intermodal
Coal helps propel Ports of Indiana's record year Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
EasyMile's self-driving shuttle to serve Denver rail station Read More »
Intermodal
Georgia ports marked record volumes in 2018, including railed containers Read More »
C&S
BNSF, Colorado city seek public input on quiet zones Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak cancels Chicago services due to extreme weather Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN scores solid Q4 results, sets record capital spending for 2019 Read More »

January 29

Passenger Rail
Orange County authority sets strategic initiatives for 2019 Read More »
Labor
MARTA tells ATU to end labor action, abide by new agreement Read More »
Passenger Rail
Santa Clara VTA starts TOD study for Silicon Valley extension's second phase Read More »
Safety
NTSB: Accident investigation evidence may be lost due to shutdown Read More »
Sustainability
CN recognized for action on corporate climate change Read More »
Passenger Rail
Toronto commission green lights 2019 budget, fare hike and streetcar cameras Read More »
CSX Transportation
Cuomo threatens legal action against CSX over Whitesboro bridge concerns Read More »
Security
AAPA: $4 billion needed to protect ports, supply chain security Read More »

January 28

Passenger Rail
Houston METRO marks 40th anniversary Read More »
MOW
Key transit-rail projects conclude in California Read More »
Passenger Rail
NJ Transit to start restoring PTC-impacted services in Q2 Read More »
Passenger Rail
Denver's RTD sets May opening for Southeast light-rail extension Read More »
Security
Secure Rail opens registration for 2019 conference Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Short-line tax credit bill introduced in Senate Read More »
M&A
Wabtec, GE merger nears completion; Siemens, Alstom merger still a ways off Read More »
People
Kansas City Southern's Ottensmeyer to lead U.S.-Mexico Economic Council Read More »

January 25

Supplier Spotlight
Rail Supplier news from HNTB, Stantec, Greystone, Michael Baker and TE Connectivity (Jan. 25) Read More »
Intermodal
Port of New Orleans set container volume record in 2018 Read More »
Passenger Rail
RTA to study potential expansion of Metra's North Central service Read More »
People
San Francisco transportation commission taps McMillan as new leader Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN, Unifor begin bargaining for new agreements Read More »
PTC
AAR: Class Is continue to expand PTC operations Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
NS: New records for Q4 operating income, full-year operating ratio Read More »
People
U.S. Rep. Lipinski to chair House rail subcommittee Read More »

January 24

Passenger Rail
LIRR schedules more rider forums Read More »
Passenger Rail
LA Metro to present latest West Santa Ana light-rail plan to the public Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Tennessee DOT awards grant to build G&W short-line rail spur Read More »
PTC
Denton County transit agency continues to advance PTC implementation Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. rail traffic climbed in Week 3 Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
NS appoints Cox to succeed Kesler as VP-taxation Read More »
Canadian Pacific
CP reports 'strong performance' in 2018 Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP set income record, advanced Unified Plan in Q4 Read More »

January 23

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Dewberry, HNTB, Roadrunner, Alstom and Trimble (Jan. 23) Read More »
Intermodal
North Carolina ports posted record cargo in 2018 Read More »
People
Gov. DeSantis picks Thibault to lead Florida DOT Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Rep. Sires calls for FRA notification of passenger-rail safety audits Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
UP, Berkshire Hathaway among 'most admired' companies for 2019 Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
NS fills board seat with Morgan Stanley's Kelleher Read More »
Passenger Rail
MTA: Stations on way up in the Bronx; crime on way down in the rail system Read More »
Security
Senators caution WMATA against cyber threats in new rail cars Read More »

January 22

Labor
Santa Clara VTA posts negotiation progress with two unions Read More »
Passenger Rail
Houston METRO offers free rides to federal workers Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA rail station projects recommended for Smart Scale funds Read More »
Passenger Rail
Denver's RTD marks A Line commuter-rail ridership growth Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
BLET members OK new contracts with Wheeling & Lake Erie Read More »
Shippers
Vista Proppants opens rail-served transload terminal in Texas Read More »
People
ASLRRA appoints Baker president Read More »
Passenger Rail
Texas A-train operator issues RFP for mobility services provider Read More »

January 21

Labor
NJ Transit emphasizes employee training, Gov. Murphy says Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit touts construction progress on Northgate Link extension Read More »
Passenger Rail
MTA marks progress on NYC subway improvement plan Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Cook County seeks applicants for Chicago-area transportation grants Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
APTA calls on Trump, Congress to open USDOT Read More »
Passenger Rail
LA Metro to modernize Blue Line, poll public on Union Station project report Read More »
Mechanical
North Carolina DOT obtains federal, state grants for locomotive upgrades Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak issues RFP for Amfleet I replacements Read More »

January 18

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Progress Rail, Alstom, Steel Dynamics, TranSystems and the NRC (Jan. 18) Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
House leader names transportation subcommittee ranking members Read More »
Passenger Rail
PANYNJ installs countdown clocks at PATH's WTC line stations Read More »
Mechanical
Confidence in equipment leasing sector dipped in January, foundation says Read More »
Intermodal
Port of LA broke annual cargo record Read More »
People
R. J. Corman appoints railroad president, numerous vice presidents Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF identifies two new 'Certified Sites' Read More »
Kansas City Southern
KCS: Financial records in 2018, PSR in 2019 Read More »

January 17

People
SORTA names Keesee chair, Robinson vice chair Read More »
Safety
BART seeks accreditation for police department Read More »
Passenger Rail
Milwaukee streetcar's ridership rose in December Read More »
Intermodal
Oakland port logged record cargo volume in 2018 Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA seeks public input on proposed FY2020 budget Read More »
Passenger Rail
Connecticut DOT restores Shore Line East service Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR: All U.S. rail commodities logged gains in Week 2 Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX set operating ratio record, ramped up revenue in Q4 Read More »

January 16

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Wabtec, GE, Mott McDonald, Skanska, Stantec, Bombardier and TekTracking (Jan. 16) Read More »
People
Intermodal institute taps Aurichio as executive director Read More »
Passenger Rail
SMART to soon exceed 1 million passengers Read More »
People
BRS appoints Boles president Read More »
Logistics
Pin Oak acquires expansion site near KCS line in Corpus Christi Read More »
Passenger Rail
VTA seeks public feedback on 2019 draft service plan Read More »
Logistics
Sen. Schumer calls for new railhead at Fort Drum Read More »
Security
NY counterterrorism panel calls for enhanced security at Penn Station Read More »

January 15

People
Pennsylvania DOT leader Richards named to transportation research committee Read More »
Passenger Rail
CTA adds subway station to free WiFi network Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NCDOT drafts 10-year transportation improvement plan Read More »
Passenger Rail
LA Metro starts turnback project, seeks public input on Sepulveda corridor Read More »
Passenger Rail
NJ Transit lease boosts non-farebox revenue Read More »
People
Met Council taps Kooistra as Metro Transit GM Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
U.S. Rep. Blumenauer introduces short-line tax credit bill Read More »
Canadian Pacific
CP 'takes exception' to government probe into Vancouver rail service issues Read More »

January 14

People
Caltrain's oversight board elects officers Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
NS assists Georgia community affected by derailment Read More »
People
Metrolink’s authority installs board officers Read More »
Passenger Rail
TransLink, three partners seek to bundle mobility services Read More »
People
IANA's board elects Lhotak chair Read More »
Passenger Rail
MTA board to be briefed on revised L Line tunnel reconstruction plan Read More »
People
Congress names transportation committee leaders Read More »
Passenger Rail
MARTA's Parker pushes for long-term transit investment plan Read More »

January 11

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Plasser, HNTB, Stantec, ShaleTech, Alstom and Stalco Construction (Jan. 11) Read More »
Passenger Rail
VIA Rail rang out the holidays with higher revenue Read More »
C&S
Ohio commission OKs safety improvements at 11 crossings Read More »
People
Twin Cities' Met Council names Slawik chair Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Rhode Island business park awarded grant for freight-rail project Read More »
PTC
Metra adjusts Rock Island schedule for PTC impacts Read More »
People
Maryland and Delaware promotes Banks to president Read More »
Passenger Rail
APTA: Transit ridership fell, commuter-rail ridership rose in Q3 Read More »

January 10

Passenger Rail
CTA surpasses workforce diversity goals for Garfield Green Gateway project Read More »
Passenger Rail
Valley Metro, Arizona city seek public input on transit studies Read More »
C&S
SEPTA begins next phase of trolley CBTC installation Read More »
People
Denver RTD forms 2019 board, fills communications post Read More »
Passenger Rail
PATH closes WTC Station on weekends for repair work Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. rail carloads, intermodal volumes rose in Week 1 Read More »
Mechanical
NJ Transit contracts Bombardier to provide 113 commuter-rail cars Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
NS facilitated $1.5 billion in industrial projects last year Read More »

January 9

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Kalmar, Vossloh, Greenbrier, TranSystems, Wilson & Co., LTK and Tealinc (Jan. 9) Read More »
Shippers
Retailers: Imports at major ports leveled off in late 2018 Read More »
Passenger Rail
Tri-Rail commuter service turns 30 Read More »
People
R. J. Corman adds Evans, Graham to its board Read More »
People
Western Group names Astle GM of Oregon, Washington short lines Read More »
Passenger Rail
MARTA restructures leadership team Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Reading & Northern broke traffic records in 2018 Read More »
Intermodal
CSX-served South Carolina port home to new transload facility Read More »

January 8

Short Lines & Regionals
BLET members ratify new pact with CF&E Read More »
Passenger Rail
CTA opens north terminal at new Red Line station Read More »
Passenger Rail
KC Streetcar set ridership records in 2018 Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
USDOT opens second round of INFRA funding Read More »
Passenger Rail
TEXRail launch reset for Thursday Read More »
People
Progressive Railroading seeks nominations for 2019 Rising Stars Read More »
Intermodal
PANYNJ opens ExpressRail intermodal facility Read More »
People
Union Pacific taps former CN operations chief Vena as COO Read More »

January 7

Passenger Rail
WMATA: Serious crimes hit 19-year low in 2018 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Minnesota DOT awards three grants for rail-service improvements Read More »
People
DeFazio to chair House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Read More »
People
NJ Transit installs Kenny as SVP, GM of rail operations Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Canadian environmental agency seeks public feedback on proposed Kamloops yard Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Watco, Oaktree form strategic partnership Read More »
Passenger Rail
TEXRail launch on hold pending full FRA clearance Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak unveils RFQ for Washington Union Station project Read More »

January 4

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Herzog Technologies, Ansaldo, The Andersons and Cubic (Jan. 4) Read More »
Intermodal
IANA publishes chassis repair guide Read More »
People
TTCI names Gonzales VP, CFO Read More »
Security
Secure Rail extends deadline for conference presentation proposals Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Delaware-Lackawanna Railroad broke carload record in 2018 Read More »
PTC
APTA: Commuter roads met PTC deadline requirements at 2018's end Read More »
Passenger Rail
MTA to maintain subway service during L tunnel repairs Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR: U.S. intermodal traffic set record in 2018 Read More »

January 3

Passenger Rail
Sacramento agency axes fees at three parking lots Read More »
People
Gov. Brown reappoints two to CHSRA's board Read More »
People
BLET seats new board Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA to allow bikes on trains at any time Read More »
Passenger Rail
Senate confirms Fuchs, Oberman appointments to STB Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
RAC: Canada's rail industry broke records in 2017 Read More »
Logistics
R. J. Corman obtains automotive loading contract at four Toyota plants Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Watco launches first short line in New York Read More »

January 2

C&S
BART to replace substation in San Leandro Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Michigan DOT to draft new long-term transportation plan Read More »
Passenger Rail
CTA completes upgrades at four stations Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
BLET ratifies CN-Wisconsin Central contract Read More »
Passenger Rail
Denver RTD rolls out fare changes, pass programs Read More »
Safety
WMATA reduced insulator fire incidents in tunnels last year Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
CN, CP exceed grain revenue limits for 2017-18 crop year Read More »
PTC
USDOT: Four railroads fully met PTC implementation deadline Read More »
<< Previous Next >>
January 2019
S M T W T F S
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31      

RAIL NEWS ARCHIVES


2019
 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8
2018
 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12
2017
 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12
2016
 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12
2015
 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12
2014
 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12
2013
 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12
2012
 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12
2011
 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12
2010
 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12
2009
 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12
2008
 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12
2007
 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12
2006
 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12
2005
 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12
2004
 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12
2003
 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12
2002
 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12
2001
 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12
2000
 8  9  10  11  12