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Rail News: November 2015

November 30

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier updates from Bombardier, Alstom, Morton and STV (Nov. 30) Read More »
Shippers
Kalama named Washington state's 'Port of the Year' Read More »
Passenger Rail
APTA: American public supports federal investment in public transportation Read More »
Security
MARTA police force earns accreditation honors Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR: Rail traffic slowdown continued in Week 46 Read More »
People
Valley Metro's Banta steps down as CEO Read More »
Canadian Pacific
TSB: Broken heel block assembly behind CP train derailment Read More »
Passenger Rail
Edmonton taps TransEd Partners to oversee Valley Line light-rail project Read More »

November 25

Passenger Rail
TTC begins operations at new streetcar facility, modifies stops Read More »
CSX Transportation
Ohio panel agrees to close CSX crossing Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metra gears up for winter weather Read More »
Mechanical
BART to kick off dynamic train testing along Warm Springs Extension Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. Class I workforce continues to shrink Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak station in Pennsylvania to get TOD plans Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Washington council solicits input on proposed crude-oil terminal at Vancouver port Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Reading & Northern to take over Pennsylvania industrial park's rail line Read More »

November 24

BNSF Railway
BNSF to serve new American Crystal, United Sugars storage facility Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA unveils reconstructed escalators at Woodley Park station Read More »
MOW
Pennsylvania rail authority completes bridge projects Read More »
Passenger Rail
Connecticut's Malloy makes economic pitch for New Haven Line upgrades Read More »
Passenger Rail
Valley Metro's Tempe Streetcar project gets environmental clearance Read More »
Passenger Rail
VIA Rail acquires 28-mile subdivision in Ontario Read More »
Safety
Washington Department of Ecology to draft new rules for crude-oil transport Read More »
Security
New York's MTA to bolster counterterrorism efforts Read More »

November 23

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Bombardier, Saft, Alstom, Thales and ACS Solutions (Nov. 23) Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
OnTrackNorthAmerica announces research partnerships with Lautala, Jin Read More »
People
Operation Lifesaver Inc.'s board elects officers Read More »
Amtrak
New York DOT makes way for new Amtrak station in Rochester Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
USD Partners acquires Wyoming crude-oil terminal Read More »
People
WMATA's board confirms Wiedefeld as GM, CEO Read More »
Financials
Montreal transit agency unveils $1.5 billion budget Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Congress approves another short-term transportation funding measure Read More »

November 20

People
U.S. Rep Yoho visits Balfour Beatty Rail facility Read More »
MOW
Iowa commission OKs $1.29 million in rail project loans, grants Read More »
People
Anacostia announces three hires for management posts Read More »
Passenger Rail
Capitol Corridor certifies environmental impact report for Sacramento-Roseville passenger-rail project Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit settles on Tacoma Link alignment, selects Rogoff as CEO Read More »
Amtrak
PANYNJ to expand CEO search; Foye drops out of the running Read More »
Financials
MTA unveils budget plans for 2016 Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Feinberg at RailTrends: Don't wait to activate PTC Read More »

November 19

People
LRIW seeks board nominations Read More »
People
NITL recognizes LaGrange as 'Logistics Exec of the Year' Read More »
Passenger Rail
CTA Blue Line gets expanded wireless coverage Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX names Glassman VP-strategy Read More »
Passenger Rail
MBTA commuter trains meet on-time performance goals for October Read More »
Class Is
AAR: U.S. rail traffic falls 4.7 percent in Week No. 45 Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
Union Pacific to close Burnham yard in Denver Read More »
People
Sound Transit eyes Rogoff as next CEO Read More »

November 18

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier updates from Ansaldo, Wabtec, Hatch Mott MacDonald, GlobeSherpa and Arup (Nov. 18) Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
Lineage Logistics launches expansion at Port of Tacoma Read More »
People
TriMet names Kelsey chief operating officer Read More »
Passenger Rail
Maryland commission OKs passenger-rail franchise transfer to SCMaglev backers Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX names South Carolina commerce park a 'Select Site' Read More »
High-Speed Rail
California High-Speed Rail Authority taps HNTB for environmental clearance work Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Foxx criticizes funding gaps in long-term transportation bills Read More »
Canadian Pacific
Canadian Pacific discloses offer to Norfolk Southern Read More »

November 17

Intermodal
AutoPort to lease terminal space at Port Canaveral Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier updates from SNC-Lavalin, Alstom, Masabi and WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff (Nov. 17) Read More »
Security
Secure Rail Conference 2016 agenda now available Read More »
People
Metra taps Konczal as chief safety, environmental officer Read More »
Class Is
CSX, NS recognized for carbon-emissions disclosure Read More »
Passenger Rail
VRE opens Spotsylvania Station Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Congress looks to another short-term extension of transportation funding Read More »
People
NYCT names Hakim president Read More »
Security
U.S. transit agencies bolster security in wake of Paris attacks Read More »

November 16

People
In memoriam: Edward Lewis Read More »
Passenger Rail
Chicago transit agencies set to launch Ventra app Read More »
Passenger Rail
Valley Metro to kick off testing along Northwest light-rail extension Read More »
Kansas City Southern
KCS de Mexico marks first shipment through new inspection facility Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
FECR's intermodal facility boosts Port Everglades' cargo volumes Read More »
Passenger Rail
SEPTA wraps up two major station projects, names Sauer assistant GM Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
AAR, other trade groups oppose provision in cybersecurity bill Read More »
Passenger Rail
Brookville to build four Milwaukee Streetcar vehicles for $18.2 million Read More »

November 13

Federal Legislation & Regulation
U.S. Reps. Jenkins, Gibbs tour rail facilities Read More »
People
Cleveland RTA's Calabrese named a 'public official of the year' Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
RailTrends lineup features CSX's Ward, other top industry execs Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
CORP reopens Siskiyou Line between Oregon, California Read More »
Passenger Rail
APTA honors five organizations for sustainability efforts Read More »
Passenger Rail
Memphis to receive federal funds to restore rail trolley service Read More »
Amtrak
Gateway project financing details unveiled Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metra OKs 2016 budget, partners with UP on rail safety initiatives Read More »
Safety
Wisconsin lawmakers unveil rail safety bill in wake of derailments Read More »

November 12

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier updates from Alstom, Gannett Fleming, Ricardo Rail, Nomad Digital and Lilee (Nov. 12) Read More »
Passenger Rail
Santa Clara VTA, Google partner on transportation study Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
NS expands land conservation agreement in South Carolina Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. rail traffic numbers fall during Week 44 Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Watco's Cicero Central Railroad to begin Illinois operations Read More »
Passenger Rail
MARTA awards $198.5 million contract for tunnel ventilation overhaul Read More »
Passenger Rail
Siemens obtains $118 million contract to provide 13 locomotives to SEPTA Read More »
Amtrak
Government, Amtrak officials reach deal to fund new Hudson rail tunnel Read More »

November 11

People
In memoriam: Bobby Bonds and William Quinn Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit's tunnel boring machine arrives at U District station Read More »
Passenger Rail
Cincinnati Streetcar naming rights up for sale Read More »
Labor
BART inaugurates tech training program Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
PHMSA rejects AAR's appeal of tank-car rule Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX expects slight earnings decline in Q4; intermodal to lead growth in 2016 Read More »
Passenger Rail
MTA makes way for Long Island Rail Road concourse under Grand Central Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FRA unveils draft environmental document for Northeast Corridor Read More »

November 10

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier updates from GE, Alstom, RailComm, Chicago Freight Car and L.B. Foster (Nov. 10) Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
STB staff to gather input on proposed rules for performance data Read More »
PTC
Metrolink tests PTC-equipped locomotives Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metra gives locomotives a new look, completes Lombard Station upgrades Read More »
Passenger Rail
All Aboard Florida unveils 'Brightline' brand for Orlando-Miami rail service Read More »
PTC
Wabtec inks $27 million signaling, PTC contract for Denver commuter line Read More »
Canadian Pacific
Reports: Canadian Pacific considering takeover of Norfolk Southern Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF posts higher profit in Q3 Read More »

November 9

Supplier Spotlight
Ohio Rep. Jordan tours Fritz-Rumer Cooke track project; Foxx visits Denver RTD Read More »
Canadian Pacific
CP lands on Carbon Disclosure Project's 'leadership index' Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA trains resume normal service at Stadium-Armory Station following fire Read More »
People
Anacostia promotes Shore, Bonner to VP posts Read More »
Passenger Rail
Caltrain narrows list of candidates for electrification project Read More »
High-Speed Rail
USDOT awards $28 million to study Baltimore-D.C. maglev train line Read More »
Passenger Rail
Siemens to deliver new crop of diesel-electric locomotives to three states Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Get PTC done ASAP, Feinberg advises Read More »

November 6

Rail Industry Trends
Michigan DOT slates webinar for the public to review long-range transportation plan Read More »
Passenger Rail
Fort Worth transit agency to hold meetings on service improvements Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
Canada's TSB: CN derailment caused by poor wheel set performance Read More »
Intermodal
IANA: Intermodal volumes up 3.4 percent in Q3 Read More »
Labor
SFMTA unveils rail-car technician apprenticeship program Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
Norfolk Southern unveils 'Eco' locomotives at Chicago intermodal site Read More »
People
WMATA appoints Wiedefeld GM, CEO Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
House passes first long-term transportation bill in a decade Read More »

November 5

Federal Legislation & Regulation
FTA extends application deadline for environmental training program Read More »
People
New Jersey Gov. Christie to nominate Hammer as transportation commissioner Read More »
Passenger Rail
Caltrain to replace four century-old bridges Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
Green Plains, Delek to build ethanol train terminal on UP line Read More »
Passenger Rail
MassDOT, MBTA OK public-private partnership to fund Green Line station improvements Read More »
Kansas City Southern
Kansas City Southern to invest $6.5 million on Louisiana rail line Read More »
Passenger Rail
APTA: 5.3 billion transit trips in first half of 2015; 71 percent of transit ballot initiatives pass Read More »
Class Is
AAR: U.S. carload, intermodal traffic slips 4.3 percent in October Read More »

November 4

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier updates from Lilee, Vossloh, Intellifuel, Motive Power and FreightCar America (Nov. 4) Read More »
Passenger Rail
VIA Rail earns risk management honors Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
Canadian panel awards funds for CN intermodal hub's environmental review Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP opens new railport in Texas Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Rep. Denham wants reports on high-speed rail cost overruns, delays Read More »
People
PANYNJ names Holwell interim general counsel Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Georgia Northeastern Railroad to be acquired Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Heavy-truck amendment defeated in House Read More »
Passenger Rail
Crosslinx signs $9.1 billion contract for Eglinton Crosstown light-rail line Read More »

November 3

Passenger Rail
Maryland Transit Administration adds bike cars on weekend trains Read More »
Shippers
Unimin opens CSX-served terminal in West Virginia Read More »
Passenger Rail
Kansas City takes delivery of first modern streetcar Read More »
Class Is
STB: Class I employment falls in all categories in September Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Kentucky approves $3 million for short-line improvements Read More »
Passenger Rail
SEPTA kicks off $7.4 million station accessibility project Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
TIGER VII: A look at rail-related projects Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF closes on deal to sell rail yard to Sioux Falls for $27 million Read More »

November 2

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier updates from Alstom, Wabtec, Greenbrier and Harsco (Nov. 2) Read More »
Intermodal
Texas Lt. Gov. Patrick launches port initiative Read More »
Safety
Ohio DOT to replace 'yield' signs at rail crossings Read More »
Passenger Rail
First streetcar vehicle arrives in Cincinnati Read More »
Labor
BLET, DM&E agree on tentative pact; CMQ workers vote for SMART Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Collenette to advise Ontario on high-speed rail plans Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
NS rescinds notice on PIH service cancellation Read More »
Amtrak
New York State DOT plots new Amtrak station in Schenectady Read More »
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