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Rail News: January 2020

January 31

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Benesch, Alstom and Abloy (Jan. 31) Read More »
Passenger Rail
SEPTA renames University City Station Read More »
Passenger Rail
Kansas City Streetcar logs 2 million riders in 2019 Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
House railroad subcommittee slates hearing on grade crossing safety Read More »
Passenger Rail
North Texas transit agencies to study ridership patterns Read More »
Safety
NTSB checks off eight safety recommendations on 'Most Wanted' list Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
New York state lawmakers introduce bill to mandate two-person train crews Read More »
MOW
CSX picks consultant team for CREATE right-of-way services Read More »

January 30

Safety
OLI receives renewed Posner Foundation funding Read More »
Passenger Rail
VIA Rail names engineer to analyze proposed high-frequency rail project Read More »
Passenger Rail
DART awards light-rail station construction contract Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN to equip truck fleet with telemetry solution Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. freight-rail traffic slump continues Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
NS assisted 77 rail-served industrial projects in 2019 Read More »
Passenger Rail
MTA to begin work on $8.8B worth of construction projects Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
House Democrats unveil $760B infrastructure plan Read More »

January 29

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Alstom, Thales, Tiger Cool, HDR, First State and Ricardo (Jan. 29) Read More »
People
Denver RTD names Ballard interim CEO Read More »
PTC
AAR: PTC operating on nearly all required Class I route miles Read More »
Mechanical
NYCT returns Bombardier rail cars to service Read More »
Passenger Rail
USDOT grants $5.4 million to combat human trafficking Read More »
Canadian Pacific
Canadian Pacific posts record revenue in Q4 Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
NS posts Q4 profit, revenue decline on lower volume Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
Strike, 'weak' freight demand hit CN's bottom line in Q4 Read More »

January 28

People
In memoriam: Onita and Tony Wayland Read More »
Sustainability
California voucher plan targets cost of green off-road equipment Read More »
Passenger Rail
Rail advocates back creation of Indiana Passenger Rail Commission Read More »
Passenger Rail
MTA launches campaign to combat hate crimes Read More »
Passenger Rail
LA Metro to present updated Eastside light-rail route alternatives Read More »
Mechanical
ARCI: 2019 rail-car deliveries beat 10-year average Read More »
Passenger Rail
MBTA to boost Fairmount commuter-rail capacity Read More »
Amtrak
Lawmakers seek Amtrak policy review after wheelchair users were quoted $25,000 ticket price Read More »

January 27

Passenger Rail
NJ Transit marks record locomotive engineer recruits Read More »
Passenger Rail
LA Metro extends ride-hailing pilot program Read More »
People
APTA names Henry CFO Read More »
Passenger Rail
BART to install 22 escalator canopies Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
OIG: FRA 'missed opportunities' in oversight of California's high-speed rail program Read More »
Amtrak
Report: Missouri owes Amtrak millions for River Runner service Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit solicits opinions on Sounder South commuter-rail expansion Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. Class I employment dipped in December Read More »

January 24

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from PrecisionHawk, CHA, ADVA, Urban Engineers, Unity Alliance and Tealinc (Jan. 24) Read More »
People
Pacific Harbor Line's Khatami to lead harbor association Read More »
Passenger Rail
NJ Transit to build storm-resilient power substation Read More »
Passenger Rail
TTC recommends state-of-good repairs, vehicle procurement Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Cuomo calls for permanent ban on fracking in New York Read More »
People
LOSSAN names DeMartino managing director Read More »
Shippers
Class Is to serve new auto terminal at Alabama port Read More »
People
Andy Byford resigns as NYCT president Read More »

January 23

Passenger Rail
TransLink increases capacity on Canada Line rail service Read More »
Passenger Rail
MTA explores passenger-rail service on Bay Ridge freight line Read More »
Amtrak
FRA approves Amtrak permit to move new Acela train to Colorado Read More »
People
Rail industry honors Rep. Clyburn with 'Railroad Achievement Award' Read More »
People
LA Metro names seven to executive team Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
North American railroads report mixed traffic results for Week 3 Read More »
Passenger Rail
FTA awards major grant, loan to Sound Transit for Federal Way Link light-rail extension Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP reports net income, revenue fell in Q4 Read More »

January 22

Passenger Rail
Toronto transit agency named a top employer for young people Read More »
Passenger Rail
SEPTA honored for Chestnut Hill station restoration project Read More »
Passenger Rail
Denton County transit agency completes A-train rail trail Read More »
People
Progressive Railroading solicits nominations for Rising Stars Awards Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Atlanta-Charlotte high-speed rail DEIS subject of public hearings Read More »
Passenger Rail
VTA seeks small business contractors for BART extension project Read More »
Mechanical
NYCT unveils next-gen rail car design Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
Norfolk Southern mainline to serve Little Canoe Creek Mega-Site Read More »

January 21

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from TransSystems, London Trackwork, WSP, Rail Partners, H&H and HDR (Jan. 21) Read More »
Security
Metro Transit to install new security cameras on light-rail trains Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Ontario seeks public input on regional transportation plan Read More »
Passenger Rail
Montreal transit agency awards Blue Line station design contracts Read More »
Security
Metra to step up fare validation efforts Read More »
Labor
BLET creates website for national bargaining news Read More »
Security
Secure Rail 2020 conference opens registration Read More »
Passenger Rail
MTA improved rail on-time performance in 2019 Read More »

January 20

Intermodal
PortMiami reports cargo growth Read More »
Passenger Rail
Disney, Brightline confirm talks over theme-park rail station Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
FRA study examines drone usage for producing grade crossing data Read More »
Passenger Rail
New York City Transit consolidates 42nd Street projects Read More »
MOW
UP testing new tie removal technology Read More »
Labor
Ontario Northland, union reach tentative five-year agreement Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA enters 10-year ad contract to build revenue for rail service Read More »
People
ASLRRA names Yurasko general counsel Read More »

January 17

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Alstom, Siemens and Omio (Jan. 17) Read More »
Mechanical
DART approves TRE train refresh Read More »
Passenger Rail
Study: SMART riders reduce GHG emissions Read More »
Sustainability
DeFazio questions Class Is' commitment to fighting climate change Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metrolink completes Van Nuys Station reconstruction Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
AAR praises Senate vote on USMCA Read More »
Kansas City Southern
KCS posts higher revenue, lower net income in Q4 Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX posts lower Q4 earnings on lower volume Read More »

January 16

Passenger Rail
Capitol Corridor authority releases draft business plan Read More »
Shippers
Select Sands acquires UP-served rail loading plant in Arkansas Read More »
Mechanical
NJ Transit to replace River Line diesel engines Read More »
People
IANA elects 2020 board, officers Read More »
Passenger Rail
Cap Metro to consider light rail in downtown Austin Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
North American freight-rail volume tumbled in Week 2 Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA logs 2019 ridership increase Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Rail industry, safety advocates weigh in on proposed LNG rule Read More »

January 15

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Trinity, Duos Technologies, Global Train, Seco Machine, Tideworks and Railinc (Jan. 15) Read More »
Passenger Rail
Utah DOT considers rail, other transit options for Little Cottonwood Canyon Read More »
Passenger Rail
Massachusetts governor renews MBTA investment Read More »
Passenger Rail
Tri-Rail logs record ridership in 2019 Read More »
Mechanical
Reading & Northern preps locomotives for passenger excursion Read More »
Passenger Rail
LA Metro clears contractors to compete for Sepulveda transit project Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FTA unveils 'AIM' grants to fund transit innovation Read More »
People
OmniTRAX promotes Sabatini, Anutooshkin to leadership roles Read More »

January 14

People
OCTA selects Jones as chairman Read More »
Passenger Rail
LA Metro advances Purple Line extension work Read More »
Security
BART names Alvarez police chief, boosts security Read More »
MOW
NJ law requires rail operators to remove vegetation near crossings Read More »
Amtrak
Virginia senators request federal grant to help fund new Amtrak rail cars Read More »
Kansas City Southern
KCS recognized for corporate responsibility Read More »
C&S
NYCT awards CBTC contract to L.K. Comstock Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
USDOT seeks applicants for latest round of INFRA funding Read More »

January 13

People
Caltrain governing body elects 2020 officers Read More »
People
Denver's RTD reveals finalists in interim CEO search Read More »
Intermodal
South Carolina ports logged record TEUs in 2019 Read More »
Passenger Rail
TexRail logs 500,000 riders in first year Read More »
Intermodal
NRF: Retail imports settling down after year of trade uncertainty Read More »
Passenger Rail
GoTriangle studying feasibility of new commuter-rail line Read More »
Mechanical
NYCT pulls nearly 300 rail cars from service Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
U.S. Rep. Garamendi introduces crude-by-rail safety bill Read More »

January 10

Passenger Rail
Rail supplier news from Greenbrier, Cubic, Moovit, Ondas, Railway & Industrial, NRC and RSI (Jan. 10) Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Virginia rail department to host 'Rail Industry Day' for contractors Read More »
Passenger Rail
NCTD to redevelop Oceanside Transit Center Read More »
High-Speed Rail
California panel seeks small businesses to work on high-speed rail segment Read More »
Amtrak
Schumer calls on FRA to let Amtrak move new high-speed train to test track Read More »
C&S
BART awards contract for new CBTC system Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
AAR endorses Trump administration's goal to speed up NEPA process Read More »
People
OmniTRAX names Russell senior VP Read More »

January 9

Passenger Rail
Landslides force Pittsburgh light-rail service detour Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metro-North Railroad to make three stations accessible Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
USDOT unveils updated AV guidance Read More »
Passenger Rail
Amtrak, NJ Transit to refresh ticketing area at New York Penn Station Read More »
M&A
Wabtec acquires RELCO locomotive service business Read More »
Internet-Digital
Connecticut, AT&T to enhance cellular service on New Haven Line Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. rail traffic starts out slow in 2020 Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN, NorFalco sign long-term pact to move sulphuric acid Read More »

January 8

Passenger Rail
Rail supplier news from Shuttlewagon, Ondas, Wells Fargo Rail, Teleste and Alstom (Jan. 8) Read More »
Safety
Operation Lifesaver kicks off PSA to raise pedestrian safety awareness Read More »
People
RTD-Denver's board elects executive committee officers Read More »
Safety
Canadian government awards rail safety education funds Read More »
People
STB names Oberman vice chairman Read More »
Passenger Rail
MTA expands contactless fare system to 60 stations Read More »
People
R. J. Corman taps Campian for VP role Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Reading & Northern posts 2019 traffic, revenue growth Read More »

January 7

Federal Legislation & Regulation
USDOT map identifies 'opportunity zones' for economic development Read More »
C&S
Caltrain ramps up construction projects Read More »
Passenger Rail
LIRR modernization reaches one-third completion mark Read More »
Mechanical
DART awards Stadler train maintenance contract Read More »
Intermodal
PANYNJ, ExpressRail set November records Read More »
People
North Carolina Railroad leader Saylor to retire in July Read More »
Passenger Rail
Cuomo unveils plan to expand New York Penn Station's capacity Read More »
Canadian Pacific
Canadian Pacific sets grain record in Q4 Read More »

January 6

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Knorr Brake, Bombardier and Alstom (Jan. 6) Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Washington DOT cites challenges in latest draft of state rail plan Read More »
Labor
Metro Transit-St. Louis, ATU agree to new labor pact Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit marks start of East light-rail extension project Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
USDOT solicits public input on national freight plan Read More »
People
Progressive Railroading seeks Rising Stars nominations for 2020 awards Read More »
Passenger Rail
Denver RTD to interview interim GM candidates Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR: Coal, trade disputes caused U.S. rail traffic decline in 2019 Read More »

January 3

Passenger Rail
MBTA to add fare gates at three commuter-rail stations Read More »
Passenger Rail
Denver RTD announces proposed light-rail service changes Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metrolinx moves forward with Finch West light-rail project Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak set to begin latest renewal work at New York Penn Station Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Railway Association of Canada's annual report highlights record carloads, trips in 2018 Read More »
People
NTSB to add new members Graham, Chapman Read More »
Passenger Rail
MTA seeks contractors for subway station accessibility projects Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Delaware-Lackawanna Railroad posts record carloads in 2019 Read More »

January 2

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Keolis, Miller Ingenuity, HNTB and IMC (Jan. 2) Read More »
Passenger Rail
MBTA restores Worcester Line following derailment Read More »
Passenger Rail
Maryland DOT announces first Purple Line light-rail segment Read More »
M&A
Progress Rail sells MOW equipment leasing business Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
CN, CP under maximum grain revenue entitlements for 2018-19, agency rules Read More »
Canadian Pacific
Canadian Pacific acquires Central Maine & Quebec Railway Read More »
Passenger Rail
Santa Clara VTA debuts Orange Line light-rail service Read More »
M&A
Brookfield Infrastructure acquires Genesee & Wyoming Read More »
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