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Rail News: October 2020

October 27

Passenger Rail
TriMet to study payment systems, trip planning Read More »
Passenger Rail
NJ Transit to advance power supply project Read More »
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Intermodal
Jaxport's berth reconstruction project advances at Blount Island Terminal Read More »
Mechanical
Toronto Transit Commission OKs funds to procure rail cars Read More »
Passenger Rail
BART outlines budget crisis response plan Read More »
Intermodal
Ports of Indiana-Burns Harbor to build multimodal warehouse Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Cities sue Trump administration over 'anarchist' designation Read More »
Passenger Rail
Michigan DOT wins grant to upgrade passenger-rail corridor Read More »

October 26

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from AECOM, Phunware, Bentley Systems, Icomera and Wago (Oct. 26) Read More »
Mechanical
ARCI: Rail-car orders accelerated in Q3 Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metrolinx completes Milliken GO rail bridge project Read More »
Intermodal
Savannah port sets monthly cargo record Read More »
Passenger Rail
CTA proposes 2021 operating budget Read More »
People
Patriot Rail taps Williams as AVP of sales Read More »
Passenger Rail
NJ Transit adopts 2021 operating budget, 5-year capital plan Read More »
MOW
Nebraska, Kansas & Colorado Railway wins grant for track project Read More »

October 23

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from InnoTrans, FSI, Alstom, RailPlan, TIA and STV (Oct. 23) Read More »
Passenger Rail
DCTA creates COVID-19 safety plan Read More »
Passenger Rail
VIA Rail to resume some service in western Canada Read More »
Shippers
Intersand opens OmniTRAX-served HQ in Colorado Read More »
C&S
Ohio rail panel approves grade crossing upgrades Read More »
Canadian Pacific
CP honors U.S., Canadian 'Elevators of the Year' Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak ended FY20 with half of previous year's revenue, Flynn says Read More »
People
UP's Vena to become senior adviser, Gehringer named EVP operations Read More »

October 22

Security
Study: One in four NYCT workers report having had COVID-19 Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
ASLRRA honors TRRA for supporting veterans Read More »
People
APTA honors top public transportation leaders Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. freight-rail traffic up slightly in Week 42 Read More »
People
LRW names Metrolink CEO Wiggins 'Woman of the Year' Read More »
Internet-Digital
NS, short-line owners, rail-car firms launch venture to transform shipping Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX posts lower earnings, steady operating ratio in Q3 Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP revenue, earnings fall in Q3, but operating ratio improves Read More »

October 21

Security
LA Metro to set up safety advisory committee Read More »
Passenger Rail
MTA launches live subway map with real-time updates Read More »
Passenger Rail
Cap Metro opens light-rail station in downtown Austin Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Republican T&I members seek details on Biden campaign's use of Amtrak Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Class I September employment down a bit from August count Read More »
People
TransLink CEO to step down in 2021 Read More »
Canadian Pacific
CP inks multiyear agreement with AP Moller-Maersk Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN posts lower revenue in Q3, as volumes slow due to pandemic Read More »

October 20

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from FreightCar America, RSI, ABB, Delta and REMSA (Oct. 20) Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit ramps up Redmond light-rail extension work Read More »
Canadian Pacific
CP posts lower revenue, earnings in Q3 Read More »
Shippers
Canadian Pacific to serve new Viterra grain facility Read More »
People
Former Amtrak President Alan Boyd dies Read More »
Security
CDC recommends riders, operators wear masks on trains Read More »
Safety
AAR recognizes industry leaders in hazmat safety Read More »
People
CSX names Adams SVP of sales Read More »

October 19

Security
BART seeks input on new public safety approaches Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metrolink introduces rewards program Read More »
Passenger Rail
Tri-Rail adds service Read More »
Sustainability
California High-Speed Rail Authority reports sustainability actions Read More »
Labor
TTC to recall remaining laid off employees next month Read More »
Intermodal
USDOT awards $220 million in grants to improve port infrastructure Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Fortress delays bond offering for Brightline's Vegas-to-LA train Read More »
Intermodal
Private investors propose Mexico-U.S.-Canada rail link Read More »

October 16

Supplier Spotlight
Wabtec to be anchor additive manufacturing tenant at Pittsburgh airport campus Read More »
Passenger Rail
RTD-Denver obtains grant to help homeless riders Read More »
Safety
MARTA approves safety plan Read More »
Safety
MTA pilots air filtration systems on commuter rail Read More »
Intermodal
Rail Modal Group Minot to operate North Dakota's new intermodal service Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak should transfer Keystone line ownership to Pennsylvania, congressman says Read More »
Canadian Pacific
CP to acquire full ownership of Detroit River Rail Tunnel Read More »
Kansas City Southern
KCS posts 'strong' Q3 financial results Read More »

October 15

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Knorr-Bremse, STV, Ricardo, Keolis, UKG and Rajant (Oct. 15) Read More »
Intermodal
AAPA restructures board Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
OmniTRAX expands Rail-Ready Sites to Texas short line Read More »
Intermodal
Port of Brownsville wins grant to expand grain storage facilities Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
APTA slams FTA plan to consider 'anarchist jurisdictions' in grant eligibility Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metra sues UP over new fare collection policy Read More »
Safety
FTA awards grants to improve rail system safety Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. freight-rail traffic edges up in Week 41 Read More »

October 14

Passenger Rail
RTD-Denver releases results of life quality study Read More »
Passenger Rail
SMART receives AA rating on construction bond refinancing Read More »
Intermodal
Port Manatee logs record container cargo in FY2020 Read More »
Passenger Rail
CATS wraps up comment period for planned Silver light-rail line Read More »
Safety
CSX honors 72 shippers for hazmat safety Read More »
Safety
SEPTA receives federal grant to improve rail worker safety Read More »
Intermodal
Port KC wins grant for Missouri River intermodal terminal project Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Rail industry marks 40 years of transformation under Staggers Act Read More »

October 13

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Cummins, Hitachi Rail, Parsons, FreightCar America, RailPros and Savage (Oct. 13) Read More »
Labor
TriMet declares impasse on union contract negotiations Read More »
Passenger Rail
Yale students, CTDOT partner on rail-car safety research Read More »
Intermodal
NRF: Imports set new record, as retailers stock up early for holidays Read More »
Passenger Rail
LIRR expansion project reaches halfway point Read More »
Intermodal
Virginia port awarded federal grant for rail yard expansion project Read More »
People
UP names Jalali chief information officer, Panzer SVP of strategic planning Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FRA revises track safety regs Read More »

October 12

Financials
VRE recognized for excellence in financial reporting Read More »
Passenger Rail
LA Metro preps for environmental review of Antelope Valley Line improvements Read More »
Passenger Rail
STM to upgrade Outremont Station Read More »
Intermodal
Port of Trois-Rivieres terminal project receives federal funds Read More »
Passenger Rail
FTA awards HOPE grants to Oregon Metro, SEPTA Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
APTA urges FEMA to reverse policy on transit agencies' pandemic reimbursements Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX train derails in Georgia after Delta-related rains Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Coos Bay port to receive federal grant for rail infrastructure project Read More »

October 9

Supplier Spotlight
U.S. Rep. Estes tours Budde rail equipment repair site Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Plasser, PINC, Cubic, Alstom, 20/20 Foresight and Transit Wireless (Oct. 9) Read More »
Passenger Rail
U.S. Supreme Court denies Indian River County's appeal of Brightline lawsuit Read More »
Canadian Pacific
CP joins TradeLens blockchain shipping platform Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
NS: Impairment charge to help lower Q3 operating expenses, ratio Read More »
Intermodal
North Dakota to launch intermodal service Read More »
Safety
Canada sets new rail safety measures following fatal 2017 accident Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak: Additional funds needed to avoid more service, job cuts Read More »

October 8

Passenger Rail
TriMet completes final concept design for Southwest Corridor light-rail project Read More »
Passenger Rail
LA Metro Regional Connector project reaches construction milestone Read More »
Passenger Rail
LIRR completes Lynbrook Station rehabilitation Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
LIRC to open Jeffersonville RiverRail Terminal in early 2021 Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit begins heavy construction on Federal Way light-rail extension Read More »
People
CSX names Bostick to its board Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Intermodal lifted U.S. rail volumes in September Read More »
People
Port Everglades appoints Charlton operations director Read More »

October 7

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Voith, Granite, Quandel, STV, Stridas and LRW (Oct. 7) Read More »
Safety
FRA, NHTSA launch rail crossing safety campaign Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metra proposes 2021 operating, capital budgets Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Kansas issues first round of Short Line Rail Fund grants Read More »
People
CN names McKenzie to its board Read More »
Mechanical
WMATA selects Hitachi Rail for rail-car order Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
RailTrends 2020 opens conference registration Read More »
M&A
Ontario pension fund, rail holding company to acquire five short lines Read More »

October 6

Safety
Operation Lifesaver introduces virtual rail safety resources for kids Read More »
Passenger Rail
SEPTA to phase out paper ticket sales Read More »
People
WTS names PATH’s DeGraffe 'Woman of the Year' Read More »
Passenger Rail
MBTA begins fare gate upgrade Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BTS: Transborder freight moved by rail fell in July Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak restores some Keystone Service Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FTA announces COVID-19 research grant program Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruling affirms rail authority's short-line contract vote Read More »

October 5

People
NMB names Dowling acting general counsel Read More »
Mechanical
San Diego MTS receives final light-rail vehicle for Mid-Coast Trolley project Read More »
Passenger Rail
Caltrain adopts FY2021 second quarter budgets Read More »
Passenger Rail
UP announces new fare collection rules on its Metra lines Read More »
Mechanical
Valley Metro orders 14 light-rail vehicles Read More »
Passenger Rail
LA Metro unveils environmental report for East San Fernando Valley light-rail project Read More »
Intermodal
PANYNJ logged rail volume increase in August Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CN, CP set new grain shipment records in Q3 Read More »

October 2

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from LTK, Hatch, Hitachi Rail, Knorr Brake, Balfour Beatty, Transdev and Ricardo (Oct. 2) Read More »
Passenger Rail
Caltrain offers virtual first-look of new electric trains Read More »
Logistics
Cando Rail opens Sturgeon Terminal in Alberta Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
North Carolina Railroad to invest in Purina plant line Read More »
Passenger Rail
NYCT surpasses 21 million OMNY contactless fare uses Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit seeks input on Tacoma Dome light-rail extension accessibility Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN unveils 2020-21 winter plan Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
STB: Five Class Is were 'revenue adequate' in 2019 Read More »

October 1

MOW
Caltrain to begin Napoleon, Marin rail bridge improvement project Read More »
Mechanical
Metra wraps up rail-car shop expansion Read More »
Logistics
BNSF marks first year at Denver-area logistics center Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak cancels Winter Park Express for 2020-21 season Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S., Canadian railroads' intermodal volume rose in Week 39 Read More »
People
RTD-Denver finalizes new CEO contract Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN, Wisconsin town resolve dispute over future autoport site Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Trump signs bill to avert government shutdown, extends FAST Act by a year Read More »
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