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Rail News: October 2021

October 29

Passenger Rail
Pena named MBTA's chief of capital transformation Read More »
Passenger Rail
SEPTA launches development program for transit-rail corridors Read More »
Shippers
NRF predicts record-high holiday retail sales Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Rio Grande, WestRock ink industrial rail services pact Read More »
Labor
Rail unions seek injunction against NS in train-service crafts dispute Read More »
Labor
Amtrak, building trades unions agree to expand workforce pipeline Read More »
Canadian Pacific
CP releases 2020 sustainability report Read More »
People
OmniTRAX promotes senior executives Read More »

October 28

People
In memoriam: Thomas Streicher Read More »
Passenger Rail
MTA marks new pandemic-era ridership records Read More »
Passenger Rail
UTA opens new rail station at Salt Lake airport Read More »
Safety
WMATA must improve Metrorail's traction power programs, audit finds Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Week 42: Intermodal volume reflects ongoing supply chain issues Read More »
People
Norfolk Southern's Scoble honored for environmental stewardship Read More »
People
Former BNSF CIO dePass Olsovsky joins CN board Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
NTSB issues preliminary report on Amtrak train derailment Read More »

October 27

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Nisus, Auxo, Genesis Rail and Ondas (Oct. 27) Read More »
Passenger Rail
Brightline unveils door-to-door transit booking service Read More »
Labor
NRLC: Arbitrator ruling advances health-care network proposal Read More »
Passenger Rail
Santa Clara VTA’s federal grant request advances for BART extension project Read More »
Shippers
Trex to build new rail-served plant at Little Rock port Read More »
Intermodal
L.A., Long Beach ports issue surcharges to help clear congestion Read More »
People
Rail industry honors Raglin, Hornick, Fronczak for environmental work Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
NS posts Q3 records for income, earnings, operating ratio Read More »

October 26

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Greenbrier, HDR and Industry-Railway (Oct. 26) Read More »
Passenger Rail
NYCT now required to submit subway noise reports Read More »
Passenger Rail
Biden helps kick off Portal North Bridge project Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
NS donates Southern Railway archives to Atlanta museum Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Anacostia names Batory, others to new advisory board Read More »
Intermodal
Port of Coos Bay to acquire Georgia-Pacific mill site Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP steps up efforts to reduce supply chain congestion Read More »
Kansas City Southern
KCS to serve new auto distribution center in Mexico Read More »

October 25

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Alstom, Vossloh, Blume and Kuehne+Nagel (Oct. 25) Read More »
People
LRW names deputy chairs Vaughn, Stewart to board Read More »
Passenger Rail
CTA proposes $1.75 billion operating budget for 2022 Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak breaks ground on Baltimore Penn Station project Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
TTCI to open new testing, training facilities in Colorado Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
NS mandates vaccination, sues unions Read More »

October 22

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Advanced Rail, Tideworks, Greenbrier, Jaxon, Thales and SKF (Oct. 22) Read More »
Passenger Rail
NJ Transit awards design contract for Walter Rand Transportation Center project Read More »
Intermodal
Port of Savannah set cargo record in September Read More »
Passenger Rail
California passenger-rail agencies form advocacy coalition Read More »
Mechanical
Metra awards equipment contract to Wabtec Read More »
Intermodal
Newsom's executive order aims to alleviate congestion at California ports Read More »
People
Pioneer Lines names Service SVP of corporate development Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak again asks STB to order passenger-rail access to Gulf Coast freight tracks Read More »

October 21

Passenger Rail
Feds reviewing Valley Metro grant application for light-rail project Read More »
Passenger Rail
Tri-Rail returns to full train schedule next week Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Week 41: U.S. rail traffic total fell 4.2 percent Read More »
People
SMART names Cumins its next GM Read More »
Safety
WMATA to hire outside safety advisers Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX in Q3: Higher net earnings, lower operating ratio Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
Union Pacific posts Q3 records for income, operating ratio Read More »

October 20

Passenger Rail
DART solicits public input on future transit system plan Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Senate transportation appropriations bill includes funds for passenger-rail, transit Read More »
People
MTA reorganizes leadership team Read More »
People
Patriot Rail names Morris GM of Lakeshore Railcar & Tanker Read More »
Intermodal
UP receiving cargo 24/7 near L.A., Long Beach ports Read More »
Canadian Pacific
Canadian Pacific reports Q3 revenue increase, profit decrease Read More »
People
UP's Whited honored as 'Railway Woman of the Year' Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN announces Ruest's retirement, Q3 financial results Read More »

October 19

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Thales, Huitt-Zollars and STV (Oct. 19) Read More »
Passenger Rail
VIA Rail announces final phase of gradual service resumption Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metro-North Railroad to offer bike storage program at Grand Central Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA to suspend 7000-series cars for at least this week Read More »
People
SC Ports CEO Newsome to retire in 2022 Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
Union Pacific hauls historic military vehicle Read More »
Kansas City Southern
KCS posts Q3 revenue increase despite traffic disruptions Read More »

October 18

Passenger Rail
TransLink report calls for quadrupling transit network Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
San Diego MTS OKs housing construction along trolley line Read More »
Safety
WMATA pulls 7000-series rail cars due to safety issues Read More »
Passenger Rail
New York sets new pandemic-era subway ridership record Read More »
Shippers
NRF: Retail sales rose in September Read More »
Passenger Rail
NCTD releases map, analysis of Del Mar bluffs fenching project Read More »
Amtrak
STB sets schedule for Amtrak Gulf Coast service case Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP files federal suit over unions' objections to vaccine requirement Read More »

October 15

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Wabtec, Greenbrier, Teleste and VLS (Oct. 15) Read More »
People
MARTA announces legal department changes Read More »
People
SEPTA appoints former Assistant U.S. Attorney Wolf as inspector general Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metra OKs $3.1 million contract to renovate historic station Read More »
MOW
NJ Transit rolls out AquaTrack unit for fall cleanup Read More »
People
DART's board elects Krause chair Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Texas high-speed rail investors form station development company Read More »
Sustainability
CSX wins award for emissions reduction program Read More »

October 14

Rail Industry Trends
Sound Transit, Seattle finalize land transfer for housing development Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metra proposes $900 million operating budget for 2022 Read More »
Canadian Pacific
CP recognizes 51 shippers for hazmat safety practices Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX honors 71 customers with annual Chemical Safety Excellence Award Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. rail traffic dips again in Week 40 Read More »
Kansas City Southern
KCS announces EVP Sameh Fahmy will leave company Read More »
Passenger Rail
FRA unveils plan for Midwest passenger-rail network expansion Read More »
Logistics
AAR applauds news that West Coast ports, shippers will operate 24/7 Read More »

October 13

Short Lines & Regionals
SLSI offers new safety culture educational materials Read More »
Intermodal
Retail imports drive record September at SC Ports Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metro-North begins safety improvements at Breakneck Ridge Station Read More »
Passenger Rail
SEPTA's King of Prussia rail project enters New Starts development phase Read More »
People
TexAmericas Center names Thompson GM of rail, transload operations Read More »
People
Anacostia promotes Khatami, installs Turubanova as her successor Read More »
Passenger Rail
NJ Transit OKs Portal North Bridge construction contract Read More »
Intermodal
Tiger Cool Express announces Tri-Cities intermodal initiative Read More »

October 12

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Thales, Shift5, Alstom and Hanson (Oct. 12) Read More »
Labor
U.S. transportation sector's unemployment rate fell in September Read More »
People
High-Speed Rail Alliance names Roberts to board of directors Read More »
Intermodal
The Andersons to lease grain storage facility at Port of Oswego Read More »
Intermodal
Florida awards $9.4 million in grants for CSX-served intermodal center Read More »
Sustainability
CP preps hydrogen-powered locomotive for launch Read More »

October 11

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from REMSA and Harmon Communications (Oct. 11) Read More »
Sustainability
FTA encourages transit agencies to reduce GHG emissions Read More »
Passenger Rail
LA Metro begins preconstruction work on East San Fernando Valley light-rail project Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Report: Brightline planning Miami-to-Tampa route by 2028 Read More »
Canadian Pacific
CP's Holiday Train to remain virtual this year Read More »
People
Gov. Baker appoints MBTA board members Read More »
Safety
CSX rolls out safety train for first-responder education Read More »
Kansas City Southern
KCS enlists Commtrex to boost supply-chain efficiency Read More »

October 8

Sustainability
Metrolinx GO station recognized for sustainable design Read More »
Passenger Rail
FTA: Grants available for access, mobility projects Read More »
Shippers
Retailers: Imports remain high; port congestion still an issue Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
PennDOT accepting unsolicited P3 proposals Read More »
People
NJ Transit’s Kwon recognized for fostering diversity at work Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
OmniTRAX adds Alabama short line to 'rail-ready' program Read More »
Security
TSA to issue cybersecurity mandates for rail industry Read More »

October 7

Passenger Rail
RTD-Denver gathers input on proposed 2022 service changes Read More »
Sustainability
TransLink offers free transit in exchange for fossil fuel cars Read More »
Security
SEPTA to hire social outreach workers Read More »
Passenger Rail
DART named to best-in-Texas employer list Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
PANYNJ: Rail ridership down, port volumes up in August Read More »
People
Patriot Rail appoints Zander CRO Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Intermodal kept a lid on U.S. rail traffic total in September Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Canada sets deadline for vaccine mandate Read More »

October 6

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from PowerRail, Cattron, JMA Railroad, WSP and Alstom (Oct. 6) Read More »
Passenger Rail
Vivarail, Lithion Battery to test Pop-Up Metro in U.S. pilot project Read More »
Passenger Rail
Indiana Rail Road restores Santa Train event Read More »
People
SC Ports CEO Newsome named to International Maritime Hall of Fame Read More »
Safety
Schumer calls for probe of Blue Point Rail Bridge Read More »
Canadian Pacific
CP submits winter plan to Canadian government Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
TCI counters CN's claims of 'inaccuracies' Read More »
Shippers
CSX to serve Ford's new campuses in Tennessee, Kentucky Read More »

October 5

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from R.J. Corman, Mitsui Rail, AllTranstek, Wabtec, Invision AI and Thales (Oct. 5) Read More »
Passenger Rail
MTA opens renewed Metro-North Port Jervis Station Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metrolink resumes rail service to southern Orange County, Oceanside Read More »
Safety
Washington UTC OKs grants for grade crossing upgrades Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
State DOT leaders frustrated with short-term solution to infrastructure funding Read More »
Security
St Louis-Metro Transit adds off-duty police officers Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP: Supply chain challenges need coordinated response Read More »
Logistics
Alter Logistics terminal project includes rail track expansion Read More »

October 4

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Alstom, STV, Geopier and LRW (Oct. 4) Read More »
Passenger Rail
KC Streetcar Authority to study multimodal transit options Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
MTA employee COVID-19 vaccination program enters new phase Read More »
MOW
Greater Cleveland RTA wraps up track construction project Read More »
MOW
Caltrain completes Menlo Park, San Mateo grade crossing projects Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit opens Northgate Link light-rail extension Read More »
Labor
Rail unions allege NS seeks to 'eliminate' train-service crafts Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN sets shareholder meeting requested by TCI Read More »

October 1

People
NARS elects officers, gives awards Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metra kicks off project to replace rail bridge, rebuild Grayland Station Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN wins AREMA's Hay award for Louisiana bridge project Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
NTSB urges railroads to better protect rail roadway workers Read More »
People
Union Pacific elects Edison to its board Read More »
Sustainability
Norfolk Southern, Progress Rail partner on Tier 4 locomotive Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
STB: Previous voting trust approval applies to latest CP-KCS merger plan Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN rips TCI for making 'false' claims, calls out 'conflict of interest' Read More »
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