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Rail News: November 2016

November 30

Passenger Rail
MBTA to provide update on Green Line Extension Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metrolinx preps for new GO Transit station, Don Yard project Read More »
Passenger Rail
CTA OKs extra funds for Red Line extension Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Progressive Railroading webcast to address tribal consultation issues Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
House passes RESPONSE Act to improve rail hazmat training Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit's light-rail ridership tops bus use Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX expects Q4 EPS to be 'flat, slightly up' Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
President-elect Trump picks Chao to run USDOT Read More »

November 29

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from ProTran, Nebraska Central, Cubic and Bombardier (Nov. 29) Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FTA seeks applicants for zero-emission project funding Read More »
Security
San Francisco's Muni attacked by 'ransomware' hacker Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
CMQ appoints Giles exec chairman, promotes Ratledge to CEO Read More »
Passenger Rail
Charlotte picks Siemens to build six streetcars Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
NS board names former Gov. Daniels, Donadio directors Read More »
Passenger Rail
LIRR releases environmental impact statement for third track project Read More »
PTC
FRA: Railroads' PTC progress is 'uneven' Read More »

November 28

Security
BART steps up police visibility at two stations Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Canadian railway association receives funds for rail heritage preservation Read More »
People
Rocky Mountaineer's Hardie honored by executive group Read More »
Safety
FTA works with FAA to implement safety management program Read More »
Passenger Rail
Oklahoma City taps Herzog, Stacy and Witbeck to install streetcar tracks Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Conservation group sues FRA over Alaska Railroad's LNG records Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
STB: Class I workforce shrinks across the board in October Read More »
Passenger Rail
TransLink, Vancouver leaders OK CA$2 billion transportation plan Read More »

November 23

Labor
Teamsters re-elect Hoffa, Hall to lead union Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metro-North wraps up Fordham Station upgrades Read More »
People
Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority names Tessitor chair, Pedroza vice chair Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
AASHTO: Highway Trust Fund still needs long-term funding source Read More »
Security
L.A. Metro mulls multi-agency police contract Read More »
Canadian Pacific
Canadian Pacific named to 'military-friendly employers' list Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA gears up for 'severe' service outages on Orange, Silver lines Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S., Canadian railroads post traffic increase in week 46 Read More »

November 22

Passenger Rail
TransLink wraps up SkyTrain station upgrades Read More »
People
NARP's Mathews tapped to serve on USDOT tourism committee Read More »
Intermodal
Port of Montreal inaugurates new container terminal Read More »
Mechanical
Bombardier inks commuter-rail pact with Montreal transit agency Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FRA to issue advisory on sleep apnea, cameras Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX named 'military-friendly' employer Read More »
Financials
MTA mulls fare increases in 2017 Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FRA updates safety standards for high-speed rail Read More »

November 21

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from GE, Phase One, Parsons, and Road and Rail (Nov. 21) Read More »
Passenger Rail
Cleveland transit agency wraps up Green Line station upgrade Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN honored for corporate governance practices Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
Norfolk Southern's 'rolling classroom' completes 18-city tour Read More »
Passenger Rail
Caltrain kicks off pre-construction work for electrification project Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Carload Express' Delmarva short line to operate NS line Read More »
High-Speed Rail
California high-speed rail agency withdraws proposal to use foreign contractors Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
AAR to Trump team: Don't forget freight rail in infrastructure plans Read More »

November 18

Safety
OneRail report touts safety benefits of moving people, goods by rail Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Schumer: USDOT advances proposal to make crude oil less volatile Read More »
CSX Transportation
JAXPORT opens new rail terminal Read More »
Safety
Blumenthal urges FRA to fast-track safety measures Read More »
Mechanical
WMATA pulls 4000-series rail cars due to safety concerns Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
Union Pacific promotes Butler, Whited; elects Hopkins to the board Read More »
Financials
CTA's board OKs operating, capital budgets Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak reports strong financial results for FY2016 Read More »

November 17

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from GE, Watco, Cubic and Cambridge Systematics (Nov. 17) Read More »
Passenger Rail
International transit group slates inaugural North American rail meeting Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. rail traffic steady in week 45 Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX cleaning up after trains collide in central Florida Read More »
People
Operation Lifesaver elects new board members Read More »
Intermodal
BNSF, KCS partner on new intermodal service Read More »
PTC
APTA: Commuter railroads on schedule to meet PTC deadline Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
AAR to STB: Halt proposed regs until Trump takes over Read More »

November 16

MOW
Maryland Transit Administration to close Baltimore light-rail segment for repair Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Toronto transit agency recognized for diversity Read More »
MOW
Ohio panel OKs rail-crossing projects Read More »
Security
Denver RTD's 'Transit Watch' app tops 5,000 users Read More »
People
AASHTO elects Bernhardt, Schroer to top posts Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak seeks firm to develop property near Philadelphia's 30th Street Station Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
NTSB unveils new two-year 'Most Wanted' safety recommendations Read More »
Intermodal
Port of Virginia, Konecranes OK pact for 86 automated stacking cranes Read More »

November 15

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier updates from ITT, PNC, Nokia, and Kimley-Horn (Nov. 15) Read More »
Passenger Rail
Canada's Maloney touts VIA Rail maintenance center improvements Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
SEPTA begins 'Travel Wallet' fare service Read More »
Safety
Washington state seeks comments on oil-spill response plan Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Pacific Ethanol and Toledo, Peoria & Western begin unit train service Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN honored for working with Aboriginal communities Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Patriot Rail subsidiary acquires rail tank car, tanker truck cleaning firm Read More »
Kansas City Southern
KCS dedicates Texas terminal to Starling Read More »

November 14

Passenger Rail
FTA's Flowers tours St. Louis light-rail projects Read More »
Internet-Digital
California rail authority inks broadband pact for high-speed corridor Read More »
Kansas City Southern
KCS, KCSM host Mexico energy symposium Read More »
People
Honolulu transit agency names Kim chair Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
ASLRRA to seek tax credit, balanced regs under new administration, Congress Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP recognized for hiring veterans Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metra OKs 2017 budget, logs record ridership for Cubs rally Read More »
Intermodal
PANYNJ unveils 2017 proposed budgets Read More »

November 11

Passenger Rail
Metra preps for online surplus auction Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF to start serving Illinois sugar storage facility this month Read More »
People
Valley Metro names Smith permanent CEO Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FRA denies petition to delay drug-testing rules Read More »
PTC
SEPTA launches PTC on Cynwyd commuter-rail line Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. railroads log meager traffic increase in week 44 Read More »
Passenger Rail
MTA receives proposals to modernize LIRR level of Penn Station Read More »
Canadian Pacific
CP seeks change in maximum work hours for train crews Read More »

November 10

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Siemens, NRC, Modjeski and Masters, and Herzog (Nov. 10) Read More »
Passenger Rail
VIA Rail's Desjardins-Siciliano honored with business award Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP to speed up trains in Modesto, Calif. Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Patriot Rail adds rail capacity to Sacramento business park Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX's Sanborn updates expectations for Q4 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
RailTrends 2016: How might President Trump affect rail? Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Watco to acquire additional bulk terminals from Kinder Morgan Read More »
Passenger Rail
Seattle, San Francisco OK major transit plans; proposals in Detroit, Virginia Beach fail Read More »

November 9

Passenger Rail
Caltrain to add more cars to rush-hour trains Read More »
MOW
NYCT gears up to repair two M Line bridges Read More »
Intermodal
NRF: Port TEUs slip in September, but rebound in October Read More »
Labor
BLET agrees with TSB's stance on rail-worker fatigue Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX names Rutherford VP-industrial products Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
AAR, APTA react to national election results Read More »
Passenger Rail
Many transit-rail initiatives win on local ballots Read More »

November 8

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from GREX, PFL, Industry-Railway Suppliers, Hub Group, and in memoriam: Robert Grandy (Nov. 8) Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit solicits comments on light-rail station designs Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak boosts Wi-Fi speed on Acela Express Read More »
Passenger Rail
Vancouver's Evergreen Skytrain extension to open next month Read More »
Intermodal
Port Everglades logs decline in TEUs for FY2016 Read More »
Canadian Pacific
CP lauds October grain movement, launches website detailing time off Read More »
Passenger Rail
MBTA names Dalton GM for Green Line extension, shakes up capital project team Read More »

November 7

People
McAndrews named port association chair Read More »
Internet-Digital
TriMet, Verizon add mobile service at underground station Read More »
People
TransLink appoints Cunningham chair Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak, Michigan DOT wrap up construction on higher-speed route Read More »
MOW
NCDOT adds $10 million to freight rail, crossing improvement program Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF posts lower net income, revenue in Q3 Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Reading & Northern prepares for growth Read More »
Labor
SEPTA, union agree to end six-day strike Read More »

November 4

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Railinc, Wabtec, HNTB and WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff (Nov. 4) Read More »
Passenger Rail
Valley Metro to unveil final design of Gilbert Road light-rail extension Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Rail traffic results were mixed in week 43 Read More »
Safety
Houston transit agency to replace faulty axle counters Read More »
Intermodal
America's Central Port to complete rail expansion this year Read More »
People
Lee steps down as GM of Cincinnati streetcar Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Canada's Garneau lays out transportation agenda, backs onboard recording devices Read More »
Intermodal
IANA: Intermodal traffic remained sluggish in Q3 Read More »

November 3

High-Speed Rail
Dallas-Houston high-speed trains could serve 5 million riders by 2026 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NCDOT launches multimodal transit app Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. rail traffic slump continued in October Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
UPS opposes STB's proposed reciprocal switching rule Read More »
People
Anacostia promotes New York & Atlantic's Bonner, Victor and Taylor Read More »
Passenger Rail
L.A. Metro to improve Blue Line safety, releases annual report Read More »
People
AAR honors NS' McDaniel, other railroaders for environmental work Read More »
Safety
FRA grants waiver to Denver RTD for grade-crossing repairs Read More »

November 2

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Amsted, Maxwell, McDonald Transit, ARI and FreightCar America (Nov. 2) Read More »
BNSF Railway
Washington grant to fund crossing upgrade on BNSF track Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
G&W closes on Providence and Worcester acquisition Read More »
People
FTA names Dluger head of WMATA safety oversight team Read More »
Canadian Pacific
KCS charts improvement projects for New Orleans subdivision Read More »
Passenger Rail
San Diego transit agency orders 45 light-rail vehicles from Siemens Read More »
Canadian Pacific
CP knocks safety leader's comments on train-crew fatigue Read More »

November 1

Rail Industry Trends
InDOT seeks feedback on state rail plan Read More »
Passenger Rail
Connecticut's Shore Line East adds new platform at Branford Station Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Freight-car demand remains 'relatively weak,' report says Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
G&W posts lower Q3 operating revenue, income Read More »
Passenger Rail
FRA, NJ Transit to host public meetings for Hudson tunnel project Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
RailTrends lines up final speakers for 2016 conference Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Canada pulls DOT-111 rail cars from crude-oil service Read More »
Labor
SEPTA strike halts transit service in Philadelphia Read More »
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