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Rail News: October 2019

October 31

Supplier Spotlight
Progress Rail, Loram announce acquisitions Read More »
Passenger Rail
BART begins pre-revenue operations on Berryessa extension Read More »
Passenger Rail
NJ Transit enters MOU to advance North Brunswick train station project Read More »
Mechanical
Cleveland RTA awarded state funds for rail-car replacement Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
PANYNJ's port, ExpressRail, PATH set records in 2019's first nine months Read More »
PTC
Long Island Rail Road commissions PTC on four branches Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF identifies six rail-served industrial sites ready for development Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. freight railroads log another traffic decline Read More »

October 30

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from MUL, Operail, TRB, CAF, Schneider and WAGO (Oct. 30) Read More »
Passenger Rail
Cap Metro to resume downtown Austin rail service Read More »
Security
NJ Transit expands conflict de-escalation training Read More »
MOW
MTA marks resiliency construction milestone with Coney Island Yard Complex Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
ASLRRA expands disaster planning resources for short lines Read More »
Kansas City Southern
KCS releases latest sustainability report Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
Teamsters members consider November strike against CN Read More »
Canadian Pacific
CP explores growth with short lines, transload operators at 'Connect' conference Read More »

October 29

Passenger Rail
New Orleans RTA to improve streetcar station accessibility Read More »
People
WTS-Atlanta names MARTA’s Parker ‘Man of the Year’ Read More »
Passenger Rail
NYC marks subway's 115th anniversary Read More »
Passenger Rail
TransLink to test multimodal fare card Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FRA seeks grant applicants for maglev projects Read More »
Passenger Rail
MTA solicits vendor proposals for agency reorganization plan Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak names Predmore to succeed Hylander as chief safety officer Read More »
M&A
Regional Rail to acquire Pinsly's Florida short lines Read More »

October 28

Passenger Rail
KC Streetcar to expand Saturday service year-round Read More »
MOW
Norfolk Southern to restore rail service over Grand River Bridge Read More »
Labor
Unifor begins VIA Rail employee contract negotiations Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit identifies additional routes for light-rail extension project Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
AAR, ASLRRA comment on proposed reg changes for truck drivers Read More »
Passenger Rail
CTA proposes $5B capital budget for 2020-24 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
STB: U.S. Class I workforce down in September Read More »
Passenger Rail
PANYNJ OKs billions in funding for AirTrain, PATH projects Read More »

October 25

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Hy-Tech, Greenbrier, Trinity Industries, Alstom and Abloy (Oct. 25) Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metro Transit-St. Louis expands monitored light-rail access project Read More »
Intermodal
Jaxport sets new cargo records in 2019 Read More »
Passenger Rail
BART to develop rail-to-airport incentive program Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
ARCI: Rail-car orders lag in Q3 Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit breaks ground on downtown Redmond light-rail service Read More »
Amtrak
Hudson Tunnel Project begins new phase Read More »
PTC
OmniTRAX short line completes PTC project in Illinois Read More »

October 24

MOW
BNSF to launch tie replacement project on Metra line Read More »
Passenger Rail
Denver RTD labor shortage may lead to rail service cuts Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
ASLRRA: Short-line tax credit bill crosses threshold for House support Read More »
Intermodal
PANYNJ logs all-time high cargo volumes in August Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
North American rail traffic slump continues Read More »
People
AAR recognizes CSX's Zacker for environmental excellence Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Microsoft to host Pacific Northwest high-speed rail summit Read More »
Canadian Pacific
Canadian Pacific posts record revenue, operating ratio in Q3 Read More »

October 23

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Hitachi, Transdev, Tideworks, TranSystems, HNTB, WSP and Schneider (Oct. 22) Read More »
Labor
Rail labor groups ask court to stop NMB rule change Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
APTA opposes proposed transit infrastructure funding cuts Read More »
Safety
FRA seeks applicants for rail trespass-enforcement grants Read More »
Passenger Rail
CalSTA seeks grant applicants for transit, intercity rail projects Read More »
People
AAR, GoRail honor Sen. Reed with rail achievement award Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN delivers 'strong' Q3 results despite softening economy Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
Norfolk Southern's Q3 revenue, income fall on lower volume Read More »

October 22

Passenger Rail
PennDOT reopens Mount Joy Station Read More »
Passenger Rail
Tri-Rail to increase fares next year Read More »
Passenger Rail
Valley Metro begins Phoenix light-rail construction Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP awards $5.3 million in community grants Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Coos Bay port completes first phase of rail tunnel project Read More »
M&A
First State Investments completes Patriot Rail acquisition Read More »
Passenger Rail
MTA logs rail ridership increases Read More »
CSX Transportation
Mantle Ridge sells most of its stake in CSX Read More »

October 21

PTC
ASLRRA adds Tech Mahindra to PTC provider list Read More »
Passenger Rail
North Carolina DOT seeks input on Kannapolis Station platform construction Read More »
People
NARS names Tisa president Read More »
Passenger Rail
Long Island Rail Road eliminates grade crossing Read More »
Passenger Rail
LA Metro's Blue light-rail line to reopen as 'A Line' Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Georgia DOT seeks input on environmental statement for proposed high-speed rail corridor expansion Read More »
People
Virginia Railway Express CEO Allen to step down Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
USDOT rolls out LNG-by-rail rule Read More »

October 18

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Cummins, Logistec, Masabi, VisioStack, Microdrones and REMSA (Oct. 18) Read More »
Passenger Rail
VIA Rail logs holiday ridership boost Read More »
Canadian Pacific
Canadian Pacific announces 2019 Holiday Train tour Read More »
People
ASLRRA: Cummings understood rail industry's importance Read More »
Passenger Rail
MBTA to pilot Boston-Foxborough commuter-rail service Read More »
Passenger Rail
NJ Transit advances track-side canal fill Read More »
Amtrak
OIG: Amtrak could save millions by improving on-time performance Read More »
Kansas City Southern
KCS posts record Q3 revenue despite flat carload volume Read More »

October 17

Passenger Rail
Metra, UP to close Evanston ticket office Read More »
Passenger Rail
LA Metro to solicit public input on Crenshaw light-rail extension Read More »
Passenger Rail
Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway to end Jim Thorpe rides over tax dispute Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. railroads haul more petroleum, chemicals in Week 41 Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
Norfolk Southern reports environmental, economic growth Read More »
Safety
AAR honors leaders in hazardous material safety Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
Slower freight-rail volume hit UP's bottom line in Q3 Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX posts higher earnings, record-low operating ratio in Q3 Read More »

October 16

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Wabtec, Alstom, STV, Schneider and HOTSTART (Oct. 16) Read More »
Passenger Rail
Houston METRO adds Wi-Fi to select light-rail lines Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metro-North Railroad hosts rider forums Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Freight services index hit record level in August Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CREATE partners offer education to Chicago students in 75th Street Corridor Read More »
Passenger Rail
NJ Transit begins construction at four stations Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
APTA recognizes DART, TransLink for excellence Read More »
Logistics
OmniTRAX signs A&R Logistics to anchor Georgia industrial park Read More »

October 15

People
Transdev names Zardini CIO, promotes Hanc to HR chief Read More »
Passenger Rail
LIRR to replace East Hampton rail bridges Read More »
People
DART names Wageman chair Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
House T&I Chair DeFazio warns Uber, Lyft not to skip hearing Read More »
Intermodal
Virginia Port Authority inks dredging contract with Weeks Marine Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Transit-rail, bus service boosts real estate values, report says Read More »
Passenger Rail
NJ Transit restores Raritan Valley Line direct service Read More »
Kansas City Southern
KCS promotes Austin to VP of revenue, yield management Read More »

October 14

Passenger Rail
Santa Clara VTA solicits input on Tamien Station accessibility Read More »
Passenger Rail
New Orleans streetcar service suspended following hotel collapse Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
PennDOT seeks public-private proposals for transportation projects Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
Railway Interchange 2019 logs attendance, exhibitor increases Read More »
Safety
PANYNJ adds 113 police officers Read More »
People
APTA announces executive committee members for 2019-20 Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak expands Pacific Surfliner service Read More »
Logistics
R. J. Corman to provide switching, transloading at UP-served Texas industrial park Read More »

October 11

Supplier Spotlight
Congressmen, Colorado governor tour rail suppliers' facilities in two states Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Brown Industries, HNTB, Strato, Transit Wireless and Alliance Shippers (Oct. 11) Read More »
Passenger Rail
NJ Transit to assess transit needs for non-English speakers Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
ASLRRA recognizes eastern short lines' safety efforts in 2018 Read More »
Shippers
Paterson GlobalFoods to construct rail-served oat mill in Manitoba Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metrolink adds train frequency to commuter-rail line Read More »
Internet-Digital
UP devises intermodal terminal app for truck drivers' mobile devices Read More »
People
BART installs Jones as deputy GM, preps bond sale Read More »

October 10

Passenger Rail
Sound Transit unveils rail station access improvements Read More »
Passenger Rail
San Diego MTS seeks public opinion on transportation priorities Read More »
Intermodal
South Carolina ports log record cargo volume in September Read More »
People
Railroad Retirement Board names Murphy CIO Read More »
Passenger Rail
MTA preps 52 firms for small business development skills, receives energy efficiency award Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Iowa commission OKs grants, loans for rail improvement projects Read More »
People
AASHTO names McKenna president, Sheehan VP Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. freight-rail traffic slide continues into October Read More »

October 9

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Strukton, Focused Technology, Holland, Bourque, INet, Maglev and REMSA (Oct. 9) Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sacramento transit agency renames 36th Street light-rail station Read More »
People
Metrolink’s Campbell named CFO of the Year Read More »
Shippers
A&R Logistics to build export facility at CSX Select Site in South Carolina Read More »
Passenger Rail
Caltrain ramps up construction on electrification project Read More »
Passenger Rail
MTA panel: NYC train speeds can increase 50 percent in some areas Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Chao unveils initiative to tackle rural transportation disparities Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metra boosts 2020 capex plan to include new locomotives, rail cars Read More »

October 8

Passenger Rail
BART solicits feedback on paperless ticket plan Read More »
Amtrak
Govs. Cuomo, Murphy appoint six to Gateway commission Read More »
Passenger Rail
Hampton Roads Transit to study Norfolk light-rail expansion Read More »
Passenger Rail
Indiana commuter-rail line extension moves to engineering phase Read More »
Passenger Rail
Cuomo calls for MTA audit; LIRR completes bridge replacement Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FRA solicits grant applications for state-of-good-repair funds Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX appoints Bezar, Adams to senior VP roles Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
STB proposes new policy, rules for rail demurrage charges Read More »

October 7

Passenger Rail
Seattle Monorail now accepting ORCA fare payment Read More »
Passenger Rail
Denver RTD marks 25 years of light-rail service Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Microsoft kicks in more money for Seattle-Vancouver high-speed rail study Read More »
MOW
NS reroutes traffic after Grand River rail bridge collapses Read More »
Passenger Rail
Caltrain solicits feedback on set-out track replacement Read More »
BNSF Railway
Willmar rail connector project is starting to take shape, MnDOT says Read More »
Passenger Rail
NJ Transit seeks TOD partners for River Line light-rail system Read More »
Class Is
Class Is sue SMART-TD over minimum train crew issue Read More »

October 4

Supplier Spotlight
U.S. Reps. Ruppersberger, Pence talk short-line tax credit with rail suppliers Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from HDI, WSP, Schneider, Dewberry, TKDA and HDR (Oct. 4) Read More »
Passenger Rail
MBTA begins Orange Line station, track repairs Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metra to construct third track on Union Pacific West Line Read More »
Shippers
Melius Energy tests shipping semi-solid bitumen by intermodal rail Read More »
Passenger Rail
Caltrain OKs 20-year service vision Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA should run more eight-car trains, Virginia commission says Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
STB proposes new rules for rail service data reporting, cost of capital methodology Read More »

October 3

Passenger Rail
NJ State Senate launches committee to investigate NJ Transit Read More »
Safety
Metrolinx tests anti-trespass track panels Read More »
C&S
Washington transportation panel OKs grade-crossing safety grants Read More »
Sustainability
LA Metro lowered emissions in 2018 Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN: Unifor affiliated truck drivers ratify pact with CNTL Read More »
Passenger Rail
CTA breaks ground on Red and Purple rail line modernization project Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX appoints Boone, Boychuk to executive roles Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. rail traffic declined through September Read More »

October 2

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Stadler, Keolis, C-Level Solutions, EnviroServe, Thales and Werner (Oct. 2) Read More »
Passenger Rail
Virginia dubs October 'passenger rail month' Read More »
Labor
BLET reaches tentative pact with Delaware & Hudson Railway Read More »
Passenger Rail
SunRail cracks down on fare card misuse Read More »
Passenger Rail
LA Metro adds capacity on Expo Line to deal with overcrowding Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Class I execs to speak at RailTrends conference Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
NTSB issues preliminary findings in fatal SEPTA rail incident Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN unveils winter plan for upcoming season Read More »

October 1

Passenger Rail
NJ Transit begins Elizabeth Station improvements Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metro Transit-St. Louis to benefit from bond refinancing Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Georgia Central upgrades track to handle heavier rail cars Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metra’s Auburn Park Station project back on track Read More »
Logistics
TNW Logistics opens Texas transload facility Read More »
Passenger Rail
PANYNJ approves additional capital spending for AirTrain, PATH Read More »
Intermodal
BNSF, YRC Freight expand intermodal business with new containers Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Indiana Rail Road, associations sue Illinois over train crew rule Read More »
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