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Rail News: October 2022

October 31

Passenger Rail
Minnesota, Wisconsin DOTs to host meetings on intercity passenger-rail project Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA to return all 7000-series cars to service Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
ARCI: Freight-car orders soar in Q3 Read More »
Passenger Rail
CTA issues RFQ for Red Line Extension Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak to select contractor for new Connecticut River Bridge Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
STB sets hearing on Amtrak Gulf Coast service; extends Class I reporting period Read More »

October 28

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Transdev, Greenbrier, AECOM and IntelliTrans (Oct. 28) Read More »
Safety
Canada's Transportation Safety Board releases 2022 'watchlist' Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FRA sets hearing on two-person train crew rule Read More »
People
MARTA confirms Greenwood as GM, CEO Read More »
Intermodal
USDOT to award $703 million in port infrastructure grants Read More »
Labor
Business groups ask Biden to intervene in rail labor negotiations Read More »

October 27

Safety
ASLRRA honors Pacific Harbor Line with President's Safety Award Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. freight-rail volumes dipped 1.1% in Week 42 Read More »
Intermodal
Coos Bay port wins federal grant for rail tie, ballast project Read More »
Intermodal
Tradepoint Atlantic to build container terminal, rail facility in Maryland Read More »
Labor
Rail signalmen reject tentative labor agreement Read More »
Canadian Pacific
CP posts 'solid' Q3 financial results Read More »

October 26

Security
MTA, NY leaders step up efforts to stop violence on subways Read More »
Canadian Pacific
CP honors 59 customers with 'Safe Shipper Award' Read More »
M&A
Alpenglow, CC&L to acquire Alberta Midland Railway Terminal Read More »
MOW
CREATE partners break ground on Forest Hill Flyover, 71st Street grade separation projects Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN's Q3: New revenue, operating income records Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
NS sets revenue, earnings and income records in Q3 Read More »

October 25

Mechanical
NYCT approves order for more R211 subway cars Read More »
People
Progress Rail CEO Haycraft to retire, Newman named successor Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN logs another grain-haul record Read More »
People
Patriot Rail names Hall COO Read More »
Amtrak
CP agrees to back Amtrak expansion plans Read More »
Kansas City Southern
KCS to break ground next week on second International Bridge Read More »

October 24

People
AASHTO elects Millar, Ajegba to board leadership roles Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metrolinx wraps up Rouge River Bridge rehab project Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
New hearings set for Lac-Megantic rail bypass project Read More »
Canadian Pacific
CP to appeal court decision in land sale case Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Canada orders VIA Rail to address HEP rail-car safety Read More »
Amtrak
OIG: Amtrak should use data to help achieve emissions reduction goals Read More »

October 21

High-Speed Rail
CHSRA awards design contract for Central Valley stations Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
ACWR opens North Carolina logistics park for rail customers Read More »
People
KCSM's Oscar del Cueto named president of Mexico's rail association Read More »
Shippers
CSX to serve new Manna Beverages complex in Alabama Read More »
Labor
CN, Unifor begin contract negotiations Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
Union Pacific logs record results in Q3 Read More »
CSX Transportation
Hinrichs: CSX produced 'solid earnings growth' in Q3 Read More »

October 20

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from ENSCO, Stadler, Skanska, RDC, RailPulse, Transdev, Cervello and Nexxiot (Oct. 20) Read More »
M&A
Koppers to acquire crosstie supplier Gross & Janes Read More »
People
MxV Rail names Toussaint AVP of marketing Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metrolink Arrow to begin service next week Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. railroads report carload volume increase in Week 41 Read More »
Labor
Rail carriers: BMWED's latest contract demands will be rejected Read More »

October 19

Intermodal
SeaPort Manatee posts year-end growth; Savannah port logs Q1 growth Read More »
Mechanical
UTA to auction off Comet rail cars Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Lawmakers want CRRC on federal list of state-directed enterprises Read More »
People
BNSF Logistics taps Misch as interim president Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Class I employment increased in September Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
TSA issues cybersecurity directive for freight, passenger railroads Read More »

October 18

Passenger Rail
CTA advances Red Line extension project Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metra awards Homewood Station rehab contract Read More »
Passenger Rail
Rail authority OKs land purchase agreement for Valley Link project Read More »
Mechanical
Wabtec completes first CN Dash 9 locomotive overhaul Read More »
Mechanical
Hitachi Rail releases final designs for new train factory in Maryland Read More »
Intermodal
SC Ports Authority breaks ground on new near-dock rail facility Read More »

October 17

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Hill International and LRW (Oct. 17) Read More »
Passenger Rail
Connecticut Gov. Lamont OKs TOD grants Read More »
People
SamTrans taps Chan as GM, CEO Read More »
Passenger Rail
North Carolina's intercity passenger-rail service logs record ridership Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metra unveils 2023 budget, long-term strategic plan Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak returns service to Florida following Hurricane Ian Read More »

October 14

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Wabtec and Arup (Oct. 14) Read More »
Safety
Illinois panel OKs safety improvements at NS, BNSF grade crossings Read More »
Intermodal
California seeks applications for freight-rail, port project funding Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FTA seeks applications for rail-car replacement funds; issues safety advisories Read More »
Labor
NCFO becomes sixth union to ratify rail labor pact Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
STB creates office to analyze Amtrak's OTP Read More »

October 13

High-Speed Rail
CHSRA advances Kings County construction; applies for more federal funds Read More »
Mechanical
Metra unveils remanufactured 'heritage' locomotive Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Iowa commission OKs $6.3 million in rail project grants, loans Read More »
Canadian Pacific
Canadian Pacific to relaunch its Holiday Train Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. carload and intermodal volumes fell in Week 40 Read More »
Labor
SMART MD ratifies labor pact with freight railroads Read More »

October 12

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Koppers, TA Services, KPI and Hyster (Oct. 12) Read More »
Passenger Rail
APTA honors Metrolink for sustainability Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
OIG: USDOT faces challenges in infrastructure bill implementation Read More »
People
NTSB hires Marshall as agency's first chief HR officer Read More »
Labor
CN, IBEW end arbitration, announce new contract Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
OmniTRAX to acquire Colorado short line out of bankruptcy Read More »

October 11

Passenger Rail
Construction begins on Hamilton Confederation GO station Read More »
Passenger Rail
NJ Transit breaks ground on Hoboken Connect project Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Minnesota DOT solicits rail-service improvement grant applications Read More »
Passenger Rail
Amtrak's Virginia routes log ridership growth Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
WisDOT awards funding to link two businesses to CN line Read More »
Labor
BMWED rejects tentative pact with freight railroads Read More »

October 10

Rail Industry Trends
State transportation leaders to pledge contract opportunities for HUBs Read More »
Intermodal
Retailers: Import volume growth is slowing Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
PennDOT accepting unsolicited P3 proposals Read More »
Passenger Rail
L.A. Metro opens K Line for service Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX, Novelis break ground on new aluminum recycling plant Read More »
People
MARTA advances Greenwood as sole finalist for GM, CEO Read More »

October 7

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from AITX, Duos, Transdev, Harting and TTI (Oct. 7) Read More »
Security
SEPTA unveils safety plan for vulnerable population Read More »
C&S
PUCO approves funds to improve NS, short-line grade crossings Read More »
Logistics
Savage to build UP-served rail port in Utah Read More »
Labor
Amtrak, Delaware DOT win federal grant to offer rail-worker training Read More »
Mechanical
UP, ZTR to build hybrid-electric locomotives Read More »

October 6

People
Kansas DOT names Davis multimodal director Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA launches fare evasion deterrence campaign Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
USDOT expands financing for transit projects Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
ASLRRA, Iowa Northern launch training center Read More »
MOW
NS names Benesch to perform final track design for CREATE project Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. rail volumes fell 3% in September Read More »

October 5

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Railhead, Edwin Bohr, Road & Rail and RailPros (Oct. 5) Read More »
C&S
Toronto Transit Commission line now running on ATC Read More »
People
Norfolk Southern EVP Elkins joins NAM board Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP adds to its electric vehicle fleet Read More »
MOW
California transportation officials declare track emergency along parts of southern coastline Read More »
Labor
Train dispatchers ratify labor pact; BLET ratifies agreements with BNSF Read More »

October 4

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from J.B. Hunt and Nexxiot (Oct. 4) Read More »
People
CII to honor Kellaway, Lawrence Read More »
Passenger Rail
FTA approves Honolulu recovery plan for future passenger-rail system Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN unveils 2022-23 winter operating plan Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX to serve new Georgia-Pacific plant in Tennessee Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
NS combines transportation, network operations; promotes Duncan Read More »

October 3

People
CTA's Carter selected as APTA chair Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
STB extends CP-KCS merger hearing Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA again delays Potomac Yard station opening Read More »
Mechanical
Trinity Rail, GATX agree to $1.8B rail-car order Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX donates $200,000 to hurricane recovery efforts Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak Pacific Surfliner service suspended for emergency track repairs Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF to build $1.5B rail complex in Southern California Read More »
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