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Rail News: October 2013

October 31

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Kelso, Trinity, ZTR, Vossloh, Atlantic Track and KBR (Oct. 31) Read More »
Passenger Rail
Vast majority of Canadian transit suppliers have boosted R&D budgets, CUTA says Read More »
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Passenger Rail
More parking available for Metrolink riders in Orange County Read More »
Intermodal
New Illinois inland port includes BNSF intermodal facility Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Montana Rail Link, Bighorn Divide & Wyoming win BNSF short-line awards Read More »
Mechanical
Despite strong tank-car demand, car orders weakened in 3Q, EPA says Read More »
Passenger Rail
HART secures more tax revenue for Honolulu transit-rail project Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN, Teamsters Canada Rail Conference reach tentative agreements Read More »

October 30

Passenger Rail
SEPTA to add free WiFi at more rail stations Read More »
Passenger Rail
Massachusetts to continue seasonal Boston-to-Cape Cod rail service Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Wisconsin DOT provides grant for Marinette Marine spur rehabilitation Read More »
People
Stoecklein retires as Pacific Imperial's president; Weber assumes OmniTRAX Canada's business director post Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Colorado DOT seeks public input on high-speed, intercity passenger-rail study Read More »
Passenger Rail
New York Gov. Cuomo, MTA's Prendergast examine flood-prevention technology Read More »
Safety
Canadian railroads are committed to bolstering safety, CN's Mongeau says Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
House panel recommends ways to improve nation's freight transportation efficiency Read More »

October 29

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Bombardier, Wabtec, TUV Rheinland, Hub Group, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Salco and ASCE (Oct. 29) Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
New Mexico DOT seeks public input on state rail plan Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Napoleon, Defiance & Western completes trackwork to offer CSX, NS access Read More »
Passenger Rail
Hurricane Sandy: New York City subway riders allowed free rides in hardest-hit areas on one-year anniversary Read More »
Amtrak
North Carolina records ridership, revenue gains on Amtrak lines in FY2013 Read More »
Labor
CSX signs 'historic' agreement for West Virginia locomotive shop, TCU says Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF: Piggott to assume CFO reins after Hund retires next year Read More »
Amtrak
Stop taking Northeast Corridor for granted, Amtrak's Boardman says Read More »

October 28

MOW
TriMet MOW crews address service disruptions on Steel Bridge Read More »
Labor
SMART members ratify SEPTA agreement Read More »
People
SMART Transportation Division promotes four officers Read More »
Intermodal
Three ports tout promising developments Read More »
Passenger Rail
North County Transit District to issue RFP for Solana Beach station development Read More »
Safety
NS locomotive shop in Virginia marks safety milestone Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit kicks off public comment period for long-range transit expansion plan Read More »
People
O'Leary to succeed Aadnesen as Alaska Railroad's chief executive Read More »

October 25

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from UP Distribution, Alstom, GATX, Wabtec, DNJ Intermodal and Laird (Oct. 25) Read More »
People
Hersman, Hart retain NTSB chair seats for third terms Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Short line association voices opposition to Safe Freight Act Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak previews new long-distance rail cars Read More »
MOW
RTA: Tie purchases, production slipped in September due to seasonal swings Read More »
Safety
Fatal accident prompts BART to change safety procedure Read More »
Passenger Rail
Engineering phase under way for Metro Gold Line extension's second segment Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Washington state port's commission approves crude facility lease a second time Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. rail traffic ratcheted up for second consecutive week Read More »

October 24

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Tiger Cool, American Trainco, Thales, TUV, Parsons Brinckerhoff and Jacobs (Oct. 24) Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Wisconsin and Southern welcomed Russian delegation in September Read More »
C&S
Crossing upgrades advance in Kentucky, Ohio Read More »
Intermodal
Rail-related developments brew at three ports Read More »
MOW
MTA marks 100th anniversary of Long Island Rail Road's Jamaica Station Read More »
Intermodal
Ferromex, UP launch 'Eagle Premium' intermodal service Read More »
People
Percy to become GO Transit's next president Read More »
Mechanical
MBTA issues RFP for $1.3 billion rail-car replacement project Read More »

October 23

Passenger Rail
Senate subcommittee hearing to examine Metro-North power outage Read More »
Safety
Canada aims to continue bolstering rail safety, transport minister says Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX's Florida headquarters earns LEED certification Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF starts work on logistics center in Texas, opens economic development office in Montana Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metra seeks public input on FY2014 budget, two-year financial plan Read More »
Canadian Pacific
Record earnings, lowest-ever operating ratio highlight 'outstanding' 3Q, CP says Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
NS posts 'excellent' third-quarter results Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN bested revenue record, notched sub-60 operating ratio in 3Q Read More »

October 22

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Tata Steel, Alstom, Liebherr-Transportation, Aon, HDR, GE and Hub Group (Oct. 22) Read More »
People
Hancock, Cox assume leadership roles at AASHTO Read More »
Intermodal
September port volume soared in Long Beach, slipped in Los Angeles Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FTA allocates $29 million to strengthen transit safety, disaster recovery capabilities Read More »
Safety
AAR to FRA: Freight railroads are taking steps to improve haz-mat safety Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
NS and UP made 'revenue adequate' grade in 2012, STB says Read More »
Passenger Rail
CTA proposes $1.38 billion budget for FY2014 Read More »
Passenger Rail
BART: Tentative agreement ends strike, NTSB continues accident review Read More »

October 21

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Banyan Rail, Bombardier, Atlas Copco and InComm (Oct. 21) Read More »
Passenger Rail
VIA Rail issues contracts for Winnipeg Union Station, rail-car components Read More »
Kansas City Southern
KCSM marks seventh Bulkmatic transload terminal in Mexico Read More »
Mechanical
Rail-car orders slipped, deliveries rose slightly in 3Q, ARCI says Read More »
Passenger Rail
NYCT to build new Staten Island Railway station Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF earns recognition for military recruiting efforts Read More »
Passenger Rail
BART: Strike continues, NTSB investigates fatal accident Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
CTA extends Montreal, Maine & Atlantic's operating license until Feb. 1 Read More »

October 18

Supplier Spotlight
Rail news from RailComm, Herzog, L.B. Foster, AECOM, STV, RSI and REMSA (Oct. 18) Read More »
MOW
CTA ready to reopen reconstructed Red Line South Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF opens intermodal facility at Kansas City logistics park Read More »
People
Bewley joins All Aboard Florida's leadership team as CFO Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. rail traffic landed on plus side of ledger last week Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX unveils plan for Pittsburgh intermodal terminal, takes wraps off new intermodal website Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Regulation: Canada issues order requiring crude classification tests; STB postpones hearing on switching petition Read More »
Labor
BART workers launch second strike Read More »
Kansas City Southern
KCS set revenue, carload records in 3Q Read More »

October 17

Rail Industry Trends
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People
Watco tabs Cassidy as Swan Ranch Railroad's GM Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA welcomes back federal workers, advances Bethesda Station improvements Read More »
Intermodal
South Carolina ports: More cargo in September, more funds for inland facility Read More »
Passenger Rail
X Train, California city to continue discussions over proposed L.A.-to-Vegas passenger-rail service Read More »
Passenger Rail
Caltrain to mark 150-year milestone Read More »
Intermodal
Florida DOT to provide $35 million for three port projects Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak, 19 states reach agreements to preserve rail routes Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
3Q: UP overcomes Colorado floods, three weak business sectors to set four financial records Read More »

October 16

People
KCSM, Panama Canal Railway execs win board posts for Latin America chambers Read More »
People
Fort Worth's The T names interim president; DART elects new officers Read More »
Passenger Rail
Minneapolis leaders to delay Southwest light-rail project Read More »
C&S
Alameda Corridor authority to begin two grade separations in 2014 Read More »
Passenger Rail
California commission approves millions to improve passenger-rail service Read More »
Safety
Canadian rail association disputes Fraser Institute's findings in crude transportation safety study Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak, Indiana reach agreement for Hoosier service funding Read More »
CSX Transportation
Strong merchandise, intermodal volumes helped CSX overcome weak coal traffic in 3Q Read More »

October 15

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from EnviroSolutions, Siemens, Hollysys, Alstom, Pacer and Innovative Scheduling (Oct. 15) Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Rail supply industry consolidation continued through 2013's first half, EdgePoint says Read More »
BNSF Railway
Kansas DOT opens interchange near BNSF's new intermodal facility Read More »
Labor
CN, Teamsters continue to differ during contract negotiations Read More »
People
Kesich to lead rail operations for MTA-Metro North Read More »
Passenger Rail
Tunnel construction begins for Ottawa's Confederation Line Read More »
Intermodal
Florida East Coast posts progress on new container facility at Port Everglades Read More »
Labor
No BART strike today, federal mediator says Read More »

October 14

Union Pacific Railroad
UP's ShipCarsNow wins BBB's Integrity Award Read More »
High-Speed Rail
IDOT, UP begin final stage of Chicago-St. Louis HSR corridor work for 2013 Read More »
High-Speed Rail
California rail authority solicits contractor qualifications for high-speed route's second phase Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
New panel to plan Indiana's transportation infrastructure Read More »
Intermodal
Oregon port to begin exporting Ford vehicles to China Read More »
MOW
Iowa commission allocates funds for six freight-rail projects Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak set ridership record in FY2013 Read More »
Labor
BART, unions still can't agree on labor contract; strike averted one more day Read More »

October 11

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from American Railcar, Vossloh, GE, Alstom, Thales, Jacobs and T.Y. Lin International (Oct. 11) Read More »
Labor
BLET, Terminal Railway reach tentative agreement Read More »
Passenger Rail
Oregon DOT to poll public on preliminary alternative routes for intercity passenger rail Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP wins ConAgra Mills' service appreciation award Read More »
Passenger Rail
Austin's Capital Metro issues RFP for transit-oriented development near rail station Read More »
Intermodal
CN, Indiana Rail Road open Indianapolis intermodal terminal Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. rail traffic returns to mixed-result mode, AAR data shows Read More »
Labor
BART, unions continue labor talks through weekend to avoid strike Read More »

October 10

Short Lines & Regionals
South Carolina Public Railways becomes Palmetto Railways Read More »
Mechanical
Kansas City unveils new CAF streetcar Read More »
Intermodal
Brunswick port's 'banner year' helped Georgia authority log record fiscal-year volume Read More »
Passenger Rail
CTA hires construction manager/GC for Red Line project Read More »
People
Amtrak appoints Murphy GM of long-distance services Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Florida East Coast to restore service to Miami port Read More »
People
Leader assumes permanent SVP post at New York City Transit Read More »
Safety
Maine DOT report: Rail safety practices in the state are 'adequate' Read More »

October 9

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Wabtec, Stella-Jones, Siemens and Quintiq (Oct. 9) Read More »
C&S
Quiet zones advance in New York, Wisconsin Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Twin Cities and Western cites study to back its light-rail project position Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak issues RFP for Philadelphia 30th Street Station's master plan Read More »
C&S
Iowa commission OKs funds for 51 crossing projects Read More »
High-Speed Rail
University of Illinois study: 220-mph high-speed line from Chicago to Champaign-Urbana and beyond is feasible Read More »
Intermodal
Intermodal transfer facility authority to address modernization project's environmental impacts Read More »
Safety
NTSB recommends 'urgent' safety measures following CTA's Blue Line accident Read More »

October 8

People
North Carolina Railroad elects new chairs; Watco installs new managers Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Federal agencies seeking comments on proposed policy for MPO boards Read More »
MOW
BNSF breaks down planned capital projects in California Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN's Mongeau: Canadian supply chain needs to prep for healthy grain harvest Read More »
Passenger Rail
Tucson begins testing new streetcar system Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak, New York State reach cost-sharing agreement Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF to serve new crude-by-rail terminal in Wyoming Read More »
Passenger Rail
MTA Metro-North restores service on New Haven Line Read More »

October 7

People
In memoriam: Pioneer Railcorp founder Guy Brenkman Read More »
Passenger Rail
South Florida agency honored for reducing time, costs on Miami station project Read More »
Intermodal
Florida council provides $16.5 million for Port Everglades projects Read More »
Safety
WMATA investigating fatal accident on Red Line Read More »
MOW
Tie purchases and production posted gains in August, RTA says Read More »
Mechanical
Gov. Brown signs bill that helps Metrolink fund purchase of low-emission locomotives Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CP-served crude facility still on track for late 2013 opening, Dakota Plains says Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak reducing financial losses on food service, Boardman says Read More »

October 4

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from FreightCar America, Cummins, Railway Supply Institute, Alstom, Chicago FreightCar and IDS (Oct. 4) Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA to open new parking structure, advance transit-oriented development Read More »
People
Trogdon to step down as North Carolina DOT's chief operations officer Read More »
Intermodal
Louis Dreyfus Commodities opens new grain elevator at Louisiana port Read More »
People
Santa Clara VTA names Fernandez general manager Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP anticipates best-ever earnings, lower operating ratio in 3Q results Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR: Coal and grain drops aside, September gains a 'hopeful sign' for U.S. traffic Read More »
Passenger Rail
All Aboard Florida secures right of way for Orlando-Miami passenger-rail project Read More »

October 3

Short Lines & Regionals
Florida East Coast paints locomotives to promote breast cancer awareness Read More »
Intermodal
ContainerPort Group to open CSX-, CN-served facility in Indianapolis Read More »
Passenger Rail
Detroit awards design, quality assurance contract for streetcar line Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
STB to seek public comments on Grenada Railway's service embargo in Mississippi Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak, MTA complete joint project to upgrade Baltimore station's restrooms Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN makes CDP's climate disclosure grade for fourth-straight year Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metro-North restores some service to New Haven Line Read More »
People
APTA bestows high honors to three transit agencies, six individuals Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX-served crude unloading facility opens at Philadelphia refinery Read More »

October 2

Amtrak
Amtrak, Google create interactive train locator map Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF outlines capital improvement plans in New Mexico Read More »
Passenger Rail
Millennial generation wants multi-modal transportation options, APTA says Read More »
People
Previsich succeeds Futhey as SMART Transportation Division president Read More »
Passenger Rail
Shallow tunnels recommended for Twin Cities' Green Line light-rail extension Read More »
Intermodal
Council of State OKs deal for new wood pellet export facility at North Carolina port Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Railway Interchange: 'Next Generation' event encourages millennials to consider railroad careers Read More »
Safety
Quebec accident highlights need to strengthen rail safety, Canadian transport minister says Read More »

October 1

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Lilee and Alstom, GE, ARINC, Mitsubishi, Siemens, Emerson Bearing and A&K (Oct. 1) Read More »
Passenger Rail
FRA approves NCDOT request to shift $15 million to fund Raleigh station project Read More »
Intermodal
Georgia Ports Authority posts monthly tonnage, container records Read More »
Passenger Rail
Marin County transportation board OKs toll funds for SMART Larkspur extension Read More »
Shippers
CSX takes top spot on Soy Transportation Coalition's annual Railroad Report Card Read More »
MOW
AREMA honors Utah Transit Authority with 2013 Hay Award engineering honor Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak still running despite government shutdown; reaches agreement with North Carolina DOT Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Railway Interchange general session offers thoughts on industry optimism, challenges Read More »
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