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Rail News: October 2017

October 31

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Granite, ARI, GATX, HNTB and Lewis Bolt; and in memoriam: Michael Perlman (Oct. 31) Read More »
Passenger Rail
Caltrain slates meetings on electrification project Read More »
People
LRIW unveils new leadership team Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
South Louisiana port to build railroad for Dow Read More »
Sustainability
New York City ranked most sustainable in North America for transportation Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX moves first unit coal train from Kentucky plant Read More »
Intermodal
Watco Transloading acquires Oklahoma facilities Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
G&W: Q3 2017 results 'weaker than expected' Read More »

October 30

Passenger Rail
Metrolink marks 25th anniversary Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FTA seeks input on 'Buy America' waiver request related to Wave Streetcar project Read More »
Passenger Rail
BART to crack down on fare evaders in 2018 Read More »
Passenger Rail
MBTA Green Line extension bids 'on budget,' agency says Read More »
Safety
RAC honors VIA Rail, ArcelorMittal for safety, environmental efforts Read More »
Intermodal
Port of Everett to seek construction bids for South Terminal project Read More »
Financials
WMATA proposes $3.1 billion budget for FY2019 Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN, Norfolk Southern create joint interline service to cut transit times Read More »

October 27

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from DCLI, Milwaukee Composites, Greenbrier and WSP USA (Oct. 27) Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX honored for national defense support Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Minneapolis Met Council awards $4.6 million in TOD grants Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
ARCI: Mixed results for Q3 car orders, deliveries Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN publishes latest report on sustainability practices Read More »
BNSF Railway
Merced County, L.A. port to create joint business plan Read More »
Passenger Rail
L.A. Metro OKs study of converting BRT line to light rail Read More »
People
Operation Lifesaver's Murphy to join DART Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP, Katoen Natie break ground on Texas plastics facility Read More »

October 26

People
MacGregor named VP operations for DPH, Patriot Rail Read More »
People
TTCI's Gonzales joins League of Railway Industry Women's board Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
ASLRRA honors Alabama short line for safety efforts Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Intermodal volumes continue to boost U.S. rail traffic Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
MTA to end MetroCard system, alcohol ads Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX holds off investor conference Read More »
Financials
FTA restores WMATA's full access to grant funds Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP's Q3 earnings better than expected despite Hurricane Harvey impact Read More »

October 25

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from GE, Pentair, RATP, Werner and Dewberry (Oct. 25) Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Ontario to establish high-speed rail advisory board Read More »
Mechanical
Montreal transit agency rolls out Azur trains on Green Line Read More »
People
AAR honors CSX's Williamson for environmental excellence Read More »
BNSF Railway
OCTA wraps up grade separation projects along BNSF line Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN posts 1 percent dip in Q3 net income Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
NS posts 10 percent profit increase, record operating ratio Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX announces executive team shake-up Read More »

October 24

Federal Legislation & Regulation
USDOT solicits public input on draft strategic plan Read More »
MOW
Ohio commission OKs seven grade-crossing improvement projects Read More »
MOW
MTA, PATCO begin 'leaf-slime' removal from commuter-rail tracks Read More »
Intermodal
Jacksonville port set cargo record in FY2017 Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metrolinx taps EllisDon, Strabag to upgrade Toronto rail tunnel Read More »
Kansas City Southern
KCSM to serve new petroleum terminal near Mexico City Read More »
Passenger Rail
Connecticut DOT proposes fares for new CTrail Line Read More »
People
North Shore Railroad & Affiliates names Stotter president, CEO Read More »

October 23

People
Chicago RTA names Kotel to board Read More »
Passenger Rail
L.A. Metro slates meetings on subway improvements Read More »
People
McLaughlin to serve as Virginia's rail transportation chief Read More »
Passenger Rail
Seattle station's Great Hall renamed after former Sound Transit CEO Earl Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
STB: Class I employment fell in September Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
PHMSA seeks input on revised ECP brake rule Read More »
Passenger Rail
Caltrain gears up for 25th Avenue grade separation Read More »
Intermodal
PANYNJ marks $1 billion in Sandy-related infrastructure work Read More »

October 20

Supplier Spotlight
Government officials help celebrate TRAM's 35th anniversary Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Stadler, Railway and Industrial Services, Keolis and Alstom (Oct. 20) Read More »
Passenger Rail
Valley Metro OKs new code of conduct for light rail Read More »
Passenger Rail
San Diego MTS sells Green Line naming rights to casino Read More »
People
TriMet GM McFarlane to retire in early 2018 Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
BNSF awards short-line award to Farmrail System Read More »
Safety
AAR announces Holden-Proefrock, Grand Slam awards for hazmat handling Read More »
Kansas City Southern
KCS posts 'strong' Q3 financial results Read More »

October 19

Passenger Rail
TransLink logs ridership growth through September Read More »
Intermodal
Longview Port, International Raw Materials sign terminal lease Read More »
Mechanical
BART's new wheel profile reduces noise pollution Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. railroads report carload, intermodal increases in Week 41 Read More »
PTC
MBTA, NJ Transit advance PTC plans Read More »
MOW
Metra, CP break ground on CREATE project Read More »
Passenger Rail
Nashville mayor proposes 26-mile light-rail system Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
NTSB: Crew members' sleep likely cause of train collision Read More »

October 18

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Protran, dFuzion, Ontario Trap Rock, Strato and Avtec (Oct. 18) Read More »
Passenger Rail
Cleveland transit agency upgrades Lee-Shaker light-rail station Read More »
Intermodal
Savannah port moves 1 million TEUs in Q1 Read More »
Passenger Rail
GO Transit's Whitby rail shop to open by year's end Read More »
Shippers
Preferred Proppants to sell sand mine, rail terminals Read More »
Mechanical
L.A. Metro taps STV, WSP for rail-car consulting Read More »
Kansas City Southern
KCS appoints Howard to lead new health, safety and environmental group Read More »
Canadian Pacific
CP raises 2017 guidance on Q3 performance Read More »

October 17

MOW
NYCT begins accelerated repairs on Seventh Avenue Line Read More »
Shippers
Quebec Iron Ore inks rail, port pact Read More »
Passenger Rail
CTA solicits public input on TOD plans near Red Line Read More »
Shippers
USD Partners retrofits terminal for heavy-grade crude oil Read More »
Passenger Rail
Chinese rail-car manufacturer to finish Massachusetts plant by winter Read More »
People
Amtrak taps Griffin as new EVP, CMO Read More »
MOW
NJ Transit's Raritan River Bridge project clears environmental review Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX posts revenue, income gains in Q3 Read More »

October 16

Intermodal
Georgia Ports Authority announces record cargo in FY2017 Read More »
Passenger Rail
APTA names new board members, honors transit agencies' marketing efforts Read More »
Passenger Rail
New York City Transit to renovate Astoria Line stations Read More »
Passenger Rail
Denver RTD receives FRA approval to wrap up G Line testing Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Freight index reaches monthly high in August Read More »
Passenger Rail
FTA unveils environmental report for SEPTA's King of Prussia Rail project Read More »
People
Santana to become CEO of GE Transportation Read More »
Amtrak
Gov. Christie kicks off Portal Bridge replacement project Read More »

October 13

MOW
NJ Transit rolls out 'AquaTrack' units to remove leaves on rails Read More »
CSX Transportation
Pennsylvania DOT slates meeting for removal of road bridge over CSX tracks Read More »
MOW
Washington panel OKs safety grants for BNSF, short-line crossings Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Caltrans seeks public input on state rail plan Read More »
Passenger Rail
TTC: Bombardier will miss streetcar delivery deadline Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN allows Nicor to resume work on Illinois pipeline replacement Read More »
Mechanical
Metrolink's first Tier 4 locomotive enters service Read More »
Safety
Report: Rail industry should do more to safely move crude oil, ethanol Read More »

October 12

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Wabtec, GE, Masabi and NRC; and in memoriam: Dan O'Neal (Oct. 12) Read More »
Mechanical
Stadler unveils FLIRT unit for TEX Rail commuter line Read More »
Passenger Rail
FRA OKs RTD plan to remove flaggers from private crossing Read More »
People
Hertwig elected chair of Denver's Transportation Institute Read More »
Intermodal
West Memphis breaks ground on port rail project Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit's Rogoff urges Congress to sustain federal funding for transit Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. rail traffic rose 6.3 percent in Week 40 Read More »
Safety
FTA signs off on Minnesota's rail safety program Read More »

October 11

Rail Industry Trends
PANYNJ installs phone charging kiosks at six PATH stations Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
RailTrends to feature short-line heavy hitters Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
Ohio panel OKs Norfolk Southern grade-crossing projects Read More »
High-Speed Rail
FRA slates hearings for proposed Richmond-D.C. higher-speed rail line Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
OmniTRAX, Charah partner on new rail terminal near Denver Read More »
Financials
California law paves way for Caltrain's sales tax ballot measure Read More »
Passenger Rail
APTA presents 2017 public transit awards Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
House panel's Democrats call on Chao to act on opioid rule Read More »

October 10

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from GE, LAN, Railhead, HNTB and Kontron (Oct. 10) Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak opens new station in New York Read More »
MOW
Illinois completes CREATE grade separation project Read More »
People
Trump nominates Westmoreland to serve on Amtrak's board Read More »
Passenger Rail
APTA opens EXPO transit trade show Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP announces retirements, appointments Read More »
High-Speed Rail
California high-speed rail agency recommends German firm as early train operator Read More »
Canadian Pacific
CP extends reach into Ohio Valley via Bluegrass Farms intermodal facility Read More »

October 9

Rail Industry Trends
TriMet logs millionth 'tap' on electronic fare system Read More »
MOW
Maryland Transit wraps up track maintenance, rail replacement Read More »
People
Senate confirms Elliott as PHMSA administrator Read More »
MOW
LIRR to replace Post Avenue bridge Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
NS begins Hurricane Nate recovery in Louisiana, Mississippi Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
Siemens acquires minority stake in Wi-Tronix Read More »
People
Gov. Dayton names Dolkar Minnesota's rail director Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metra mulls service cuts, fare hikes to cover budget shortfall Read More »

October 6

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Rockwell Collins, TrinityRail, Lilee and Ross & Baruzzini (Oct. 6) Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
VTA, BART to initiate peer review of rail tunnel boring methods Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Port of Columbia, Frontier Rail to reopen Washington short line Read More »
Passenger Rail
APTA floats new ways to evaluate passenger-rail project ROI Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
MassDOT awards $3 million in grants to industrial rail projects Read More »
Mechanical
CAF to provide streetcars to Seattle, Kansas City Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX reports progress in service model transition Read More »
Labor
Unions, freight-rail carriers reach tentative agreement on five-year contract Read More »

October 5

People
DART names Bauman chair Read More »
Intermodal
Panama Canal welcomes 2,000th 'Neopanamax' ship Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Texas Central selects WSP for engineering work on bullet-train project Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
House rail subcommittee hears from industry stakeholders Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit marks progress on East Link tunnel Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Intermodal volumes lifted U.S. rail traffic in September Read More »
Financials
Austin's Cap Metro OKs FY2018 budget Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak kicks off 'Ready to Build' infrastructure campaign Read More »

October 4

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Wabtec, Herzog, Greenbrier, Quintiq and Outfront Media (Oct. 4) Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
ASLRRA adds Elavon to preferred provider list Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Utah Transit Authority launches mobile ticketing app Read More »
People
Reyes to serve as FRA's chief counsel Read More »
Mechanical
MTA rolls out refurbished R-160 cars on 'E' line Read More »
Passenger Rail
L.A. Metro eyes public-private partnerships to fast-track Measure M projects Read More »
Logistics
TNW Corp. opens transload facility to serve Texas Panhandle Read More »
People
NS names Ehlers CIO Read More »

October 3

MOW
SEPTA kicks off commuter-rail infrastructure improvements Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
STB to review rules on ex parte communication Read More »
Mechanical
Pacific Harbor Line to lease new Tier 4 locomotive Read More »
Passenger Rail
MTA launches subway performance dashboard Read More »
Security
Portland port obtains federal grant to upgrade security Read More »
High-Speed Rail
California high-speed rail agency invests recovery dollars on schedule Read More »
Financials
MBTA trims expenses in FY2017 Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
Port of Oakland OKs rail spur project Read More »

October 2

Passenger Rail
Chicago Transit Authority marks 70th anniversary Read More »
People
Cleveland transit agency names Caver deputy GM of operations Read More »
Amtrak
NARP: Amtrak long-distance trains boost local, national economies Read More »
Passenger Rail
KC Streetcar Authority advances riverfront extension plans Read More »
Intermodal
Post-hurricane draft restrictions lifted at Port of Corpus Christi Read More »
Passenger Rail
Construction authority OKs contract for L.A. Metro Gold Line light-rail extension Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FTA awards funds to help repair Puerto Rico's transit system Read More »
High-Speed Rail
FRA wraps up environmental review of proposed Atlanta-Chattanooga high-speed rail line Read More »
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