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Rail News: October 2018

October 31

High-Speed Rail
Texas Central, Renfe sign bullet-train operator pact Read More »
Passenger Rail
LIRR opens renovated Farmingdale, Wantagh stations Read More »
PTC
Metra starts PTC service demos on Rock Island line Read More »
People
Metropolitan Council’s Tchourumoff to step down as chair next month Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Pan Am Railways, Boston & Maine fined for tie disposal in Massachusetts Read More »
Safety
Canada's TSB highlights fatigue on safety watchlist Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA selects site for new HQ Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Port of Coos Bay subsidiary to operate Oregon short line Read More »

October 30

People
San Francisco MTA's Haley retires Read More »
Passenger Rail
BART to add parking at Antioch Station Read More »
People
PANYNJ appoints Ruda interim director to succeed Campbell Read More »
Passenger Rail
Ontario, Metrolinx form PPP to redevelop Toronto station Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF issues 2017 corporate responsibility, sustainability report Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak reveals next steps in Chicago Union Station development Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
G&W posts 'strong' third-quarter results Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN to acquire TransX Group, move more frac sand for Source Energy Read More »

October 29

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Greenbrier, Alstom, Bombardier, HARTING, WSP USA and STV (Oct. 29) Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Ohio panel OKs Wheeling & Lake Erie's grade crossing project Read More »
Passenger Rail
Montreal transit agency launches worker recruitment campaign Read More »
People
Abrams to succeed Stephens as South Florida RTA’s executive director Read More »
Shippers
G3 Canada to establish CP-served grain elevator in Alberta Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Reading & Northern to appeal court decision on rail authority’s RFP Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA leader to seek board approval for operating budget proposal, service changes Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
AASHTO: USDOT to streamline environmental rules to speed up project delivery Read More »

October 26

Supplier Spotlight
Several rail suppliers host U.S. representatives for tours, talks Read More »
Passenger Rail
California coalition aims to improve coastal passenger-rail service Read More »
Mechanical
ARCI: Car orders climbed, deliveries declined in Q3 Read More »
High-Speed Rail
California HSR agency, city settle environmental report litigation Read More »
BNSF Railway
Coast Guard seeks public input on BNSF bridge project in Seattle Read More »
Passenger Rail
FTA certifies California, Oklahoma transit-rail safety programs Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Private investment group helps International Rail Partners form RailUSA Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Senate bill would provide railroads, ports equal footing for INFRA grants Read More »

October 25

Passenger Rail
WMATA to add Shady Grove stairway, eliminate rush-hour service pattern Read More »
People
DCTA installs Holcomb as deputy CEO Read More »
Intermodal
Port of LA receives $21 million grant for rail yard expansion project Read More »
People
AAR honors KCSM's Puente for environmental work Read More »
Amtrak
MassDOT to help fund Amtrak grade crossing safety project Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
United Rail to apply PSR to its short lines Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR: U.S. intermodal volume up, carloads down in Week 42 Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP touts Q3 financial performance, Unified Plan 2020 progress Read More »

October 24

People
DART re-elects Bauman chair Read More »
Labor
NJ Transit fast-tracks locomotive engineer training Read More »
Passenger Rail
Caltrain reports progress on electrification plans Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
Katoen Natie opens UP-served plastic packaging facility in Texas Read More »
Safety
FRA's Ries receives Operation Lifesaver's Champion Award Read More »
MOW
Texas DOT breaks ground on Presidio rail bridge reconstruction Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN reports 'solid' growth, record revenue in Q3 Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
NS announces record Q3 results, plans to implement PSR Read More »

October 23

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Sivyer, WSP, STV and Koppers (Oct. 23) Read More »
Passenger Rail
BART opens new downtown Berkeley plaza Read More »
Shippers
Vegalab to expand shipping services on BNSF line in San Joaquin Valley Read More »
Intermodal
FIT opens new terminal at Port Everglades Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Oregon governor's transportation plan calls for high-speed rail Read More »
Logistics
OmniTRAX, 1845 Oil Field Services form joint venture Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metro-North rolls out 'Way Ahead' improvement plan Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
Norfolk Southern could move HQ to Atlanta, report says Read More »

October 22

Intermodal
Port Manatee broke cargo records in FY2018 Read More »
Sustainability
MTA to test energy-reduction technology on subway system Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Ironhorse Resources acquires San Pedro and Southwestern Railroad Read More »
Passenger Rail
MARTA to boost rail service for Super Bowl LIII Read More »
Class Is
STB: U.S. Class I workforce steady in September Read More »
M&A
American Railcar to be acquired by ITE Rail Fund subsidiary Read More »
Passenger Rail
Oregon DOT releases DEIS for Eugene-Portland passenger-rail plan Read More »
Passenger Rail
CTA unveils operating, capital budget proposals Read More »

October 19

Supplier Spotlight
Rail firms host congressional visits in Minnesota, Pennsylvania and Iowa Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from The Andersons, Thales and Brookville (Oct. 19) Read More »
Passenger Rail
Las Vegas Railway Express changes name to United Rail Read More »
Passenger Rail
TEXRail tests Stadler trains at DFW airport Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
BNSF honors Kiamichi as 'Short Line of the Year' Read More »
Passenger Rail
California panel OKs $91 million to boost rail service for 2028 LA Olympics Read More »
Kansas City Southern
KCS reports record revenue despite a 'challenging' Q3 Read More »
Canadian Pacific
Canadian Pacific posts record Q3 Read More »

October 18

MOW
Metro-North logs rail maintenance record Read More »
People
Sound Transit names Butler CFO Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. rail traffic growth continued in Week 41 Read More »
Amtrak
Cuomo tours Hudson River tunnels in push for federal funding Read More »
Sustainability
SEPTA solicits renewable energy proposals Read More »
PTC
FRA's Batory meets with PTC system suppliers Read More »
Safety
AAR honors Norfolk Southern's Schoendorfer, shippers for hazmat work Read More »
Safety
CUTA wants drug testing now that pot is legal in Canada Read More »

October 17

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from AllTranstek, ABB, Kontron and WSP (Oct. 17) Read More »
People
North Carolina Railroad's Kessler named AREMA president Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Chicago South Shore earns ASLRRA 'President's Award' for safety Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak's Acela seats to be upcycled into luxury bags Read More »
Security
Schumer wants railroads to notify locals when transporting hazmat Read More »
Passenger Rail
LA Metro starts tunnel dig for Purple Line subway Read More »
High-Speed Rail
California High-Speed Rail Authority OKs EIR for Fresno-Bakersfield segment Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX reports 'strong performance' in Q3 Read More »

October 16

PTC
Metra PTC project prompts Rock Island schedule changes Read More »
Passenger Rail
Twin Cities' Metropolitan Council to study local travel behavior Read More »
People
Operation Lifesaver taps Puchala for communications, marketing role Read More »
Passenger Rail
LA Metro marks design milestone on Airport Metro Connector Read More »
Intermodal
EDA grant to aid BNSF-served Port of Pasco industrial park Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN unveils new centerbeam rail car Read More »
MOW
MTA orders 65 flat cars from Harsco Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Short Line Safety Institute awarded $2.4 million grant Read More »

October 15

PTC
LIRR to perform PTC, rail safety tests on Montauk Branch Read More »
Safety
Ohio panel OKs rail crossing improvements in Columbiana, Tuscarawas counties Read More »
Intermodal
Port of Virginia logs first-quarter volume increase Read More »
Passenger Rail
VIA Rail taps Rail GD to renovate dining cars Read More »
Intermodal
Port of Long Beach breaks TEU record in FY2018 Read More »
Safety
BART fined $1.3 million for 2013 track worker deaths Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
Norfolk Southern continues Hurricane Michael recovery Read More »
People
Metrolink CEO Leahy to retire in January Read More »

October 12

Supplier Spotlight
U.S. Rep. Paulsen tours Meyer Contracting Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Alstom, Siemens, WSP and LTK (Oct. 12) Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX-served Florida business park completes first phase Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Northern Lines Railway obtains Minnesota funds for grade crossing projects Read More »
Passenger Rail
LA Metro to break ground on Orange Line's light-rail conversion project Read More »
Intermodal
Feds award Texas $10 million to shore up two Gulf Coast ports Read More »
Sustainability
TransLink to issue green bonds to finance transit expansion Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF awarded $22.3 million California grant to pilot clean technology Read More »

October 11

MOW
MBTA, Keolis to replace ties on the Fitchburg Line Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
USDOT report highlights nearly $64 billion in transportation investments Read More »
Passenger Rail
MTA launches transit tech accelerator lab Read More »
Canadian Pacific
Canadian Pacific announces 2018 Holiday Train tour Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
ASLRRA unveils President's Safety awards for Southern Region Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. rail traffic up a bit in Week 40 Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metra proposes 2019 budget, warns of railroad's 'deterioration' Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Texas Central picks Spanish firm Renfe as bullet train operator Read More »

October 10

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Siemens, Transplace, RailPros and Brookville (Oct. 10) Read More »
High-Speed Rail
U.S. High Speed Rail Association names Richard chair Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Iowa panel OKs $3.1 million in rail project loans, grants Read More »
People
AAR hires Arnakis as SVP of government affairs Read More »
Passenger Rail
NJ Gov. Murphy releases NJ Transit audit Read More »
CSX Transportation
Report: CSX sues NS, short line over port terminal business Read More »
Passenger Rail
El Paso streetcar starts pre-revenue service Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metra, business group to test new reverse-commute service Read More »

October 9

Passenger Rail
NYCT reopens 72nd Street subway station Read More »
Passenger Rail
Tampa transit agency drops streetcar fares, boosts service Read More »
Passenger Rail
Report: Brightline finalizes construction bids for Miami-Orlando segment Read More »
Safety
Ohio panel to solicit input on rail crossing exemptions Read More »
Passenger Rail
BART tests upgraded earthquake alert system Read More »
Safety
NCDOT seeks input on Norfolk Southern rail crossing project Read More »
PTC
SunRail tests PTC system Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Batory: FRA to complete Hudson tunnel project's EIS by early 2019 Read More »

October 8

Passenger Rail
Metrolink honored for Tier 4 locomotive purchase Read More »
Passenger Rail
Caltrain forecasts 300 percent surge in ridership demand by 2040 Read More »
People
Rail advocates to be inducted into Michigan's Hall of Honor Read More »
High-Speed Rail
California High-Speed Rail Authority issues EIR for Fresno-Bakersfield segment Read More »
PTC
ASLRRA signs Rockwell Collins to help short lines prep PTC documents Read More »
Passenger Rail
MARTA's board OKs $2.7 billion transit expansion plan Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX Chair Kelly to retire; Zillmer elected successor Read More »
C&S
New York City Transit continues CBTC installation Read More »

October 5

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from GE, CIT Michael Baker and WAGO (Oct. 5) Read More »
Passenger Rail
Baltimore transit agency to redevelop MARC Camden Station Read More »
People
TriMet taps Sewell to head labor relations, human resources Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
APTA, UITP sign pact on joint programs, training Read More »
People
BLET delegates re-elect Pierce national president, voice support for Amtrak Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR: U.S. intermodal traffic set record in September Read More »
PTC
GAO: Passenger railroads lag on PTC testing Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Texas Central adds Salini Impregilo to bullet-train project Read More »

October 4

Rail Industry Trends
Baltimore transit agency launches mobile ticketing app Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
PennDOT seeks P3 proposals for rail, other projects Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Minnesota DOT seeks grant applications for freight-rail projects Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX resumes service to Port of Wilmington Read More »
Passenger Rail
Phoenix postpones Northeast light-rail extension Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN recognized for work with Aboriginal communities, businesses Read More »
Amtrak
Udall: Amtrak pledged to continue Southwest Chief rail service Read More »
Canadian Pacific
CP reports preliminary Q3 results, updates 2018 guidance Read More »

October 3

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Encore, GE, Stella-Jones and Appalachian Railcar (Oct. 3) Read More »
Passenger Rail
Santa Clara VTA slates TOD meetings Read More »
Safety
Ohio panel OKs safety updates at Class I, short line crossings Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Iowa Interstate Railroad orders new GE locomotives Read More »
C&S
MBTA inks $218 million contract for signal system upgrade Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
G&W promotes Miller to president, North America Read More »
Intermodal
BNSF, CSX to launch LA-Ohio intermodal service Read More »
BNSF Railway
Rose to retire from BNSF in 2019 Read More »

October 2

Shippers
Retailers applaud new trade agreement Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Metra to shutter ticket office at Rock Island Line station Read More »
MOW
LIRR to replace century-old bridge on Oyster Bay Branch Read More »
Passenger Rail
LA Metro releases final environmental impact report for Union Station subway project Read More »
Logistics
Diversified Port Holdings changes name to Patriot Ports Read More »
Passenger Rail
Caltrans unveils new Amtrak Pacific Surfliner locomotives Read More »
Passenger Rail
TriMet picks preferred route for Southwest Corridor light rail Read More »
MOW
Rail, government officials mark 75th Street Corridor project in Chicago Read More »

October 1

Passenger Rail
Denver's RTD offers incentives to riders to 'ditch' their cars Read More »
MOW
BART kicks off engineer 'hiring blitz' Read More »
Passenger Rail
Milwaukee sets Nov. 2 for streetcar's debut Read More »
People
MTA names Warren chief safety officer Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Report: Scheduled railroading could improve North American freight-rail service Read More »
Passenger Rail
HART seeks public-private partnership for Honolulu rail project Read More »
Safety
FRA to relaunch Railroad Safety Advisory Committee Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
AAR 'pleased' with new North American trade pact Read More »
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