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Rail News: November 2017

November 30

Passenger Rail
NARP unveils new brand, website Read More »
Passenger Rail
TriMet to renovate East 122nd Avenue light-rail station Read More »
Mechanical
New York City Transit seeks rider input on new subway cars Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. railroads report 2.4 percent traffic increase in Week 47 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Second rail union ratifies national contract with freight carriers Read More »
Security
House bill would strengthen transit-rail security Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
Union Pacific, startup accelerator partner to spur freight innovations Read More »
Intermodal
Washington panel votes to deny proposed Vancouver crude-oil terminal Read More »

November 29

Passenger Rail
Ontario to improve GO train stations in Milton, Mississauga Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metra train derails outside Chicago Union Station Read More »
MOW
MBTA fast-tracks rail, tie replacement on Green Line Read More »
Passenger Rail
PANYNJ kicks off meetings for PATH extension to Newark airport Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Alberta Midland completes rail logistics center on CN line Read More »
Passenger Rail
WSP to manage second phase of BART's Silicon Valley extension Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Train dispatchers vote to ratify contract with freight carriers Read More »
Canadian Pacific
Canadian Pacific hires new VPs to bolster sales, marketing team Read More »

November 28

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from RailWorks, Parsons, Duos Technologies and Acrow Bridge (Nov. 28) Read More »
Passenger Rail
Washington DOT seeks input on multimodal projects list Read More »
Passenger Rail
TTC begins final testing on Line 1 subway extension Read More »
Intermodal
Neo-Panamax cranes arrive at Port of Savannah Read More »
Safety
Operation Lifesaver's new safety videos target young adults Read More »
Passenger Rail
San Diego agencies complete Oceanside Transit Center upgrades Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN to wrap up two-year Minnesota-Wisconsin bridge project Read More »
Passenger Rail
Nashville Mayor Barry expands light-rail plans Read More »

November 27

MOW
Ohio commission OKs rail crossing improvements Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit light-rail ridership soared in third quarter Read More »
Passenger Rail
CTA proposes fare hike after state funding cut Read More »
Shippers
Washington panel issues FEIS for proposed crude-by-rail terminal Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Rail intermodal traffic tops carloads in Week 46 Read More »
Passenger Rail
MBTA inks $723 million contract for automated fare collection system Read More »
People
Batory named rail adviser to Chao Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NTSB: U.S. rail fatalities rose in 2016 Read More »

November 22

Rail Industry Trends
U.S. Rep. Estes tours Budde Enterprises' Kansas facility Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP to hike track speed in southwest Minnesota Read More »
Internet-Digital
Hackers target Sacramento transit agency Read More »
Amtrak
NTSB: Truck driver's inattention led to Amtrak's 2016 derailment in Kansas Read More »
Labor
STB: U.S. Class I employment dipped slightly in October Read More »
M&A
Progress Rail to acquire Downer Freight Rail in Australia Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
AASHTO: Tax reform bills fail to address infrastructure funding 'crisis' Read More »
People
Byford takes helm as New York City Transit's president Read More »

November 21

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Siemens, RATP, HARTING, Eversheds Sutherland and TekTracking (Nov. 21) Read More »
People
Colorado Gov. Hickenlooper names Lewis to head DOT Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
L.A. Metro opens Union Station bike facility, forms ride-sharing pact Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NRC: Voter-approved ballot measures included rail projects Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak selects preferred plan for Philadelphia station development Read More »
Safety
FTA OKs Utah's rail safety program Read More »
PTC
UP highlights third-quarter PTC work Read More »
Passenger Rail
MBTA selects Fluor joint venture to build Green Line extension Read More »

November 20

Safety
PUCO seeks applicants for grade-crossing project funding Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Metrolink calls on Congress to keep transit tax deduction Read More »
PTC
North County Transit District advances PTC demo Read More »
Intermodal
CentrePort preps new industrial park for development Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metra kicks off Fox River Bridge replacement project Read More »
Passenger Rail
TTC's subway extension to open next month Read More »
People
RSI President Simpson to retire, O'Malley named successor Read More »
People
APTA names Skoutelas president, CEO Read More »

November 17

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Pandrol, Cubic, FST, NRC and MTU (Nov. 17) Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
SEPTA unveils updated mobile app Read More »
Passenger Rail
L.A. Metro audit found nearly 2,600 rail service disruptions in 2016 Read More »
Canadian Pacific
CP, Canadian police union forge tentative five-year pact Read More »
Intermodal
Portland port names Swire Shipping terminal operator Read More »
Mechanical
Sound Transit taps Brookville for five more light-rail cars Read More »
Intermodal
New Orleans port continues growth in FY17, expects to close soon on short-line acquisition Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak broke ridership, financial records in FY2017 Read More »

November 16

Shippers
Shippers need more rail-asset transparency, firms say Read More »
Passenger Rail
Santa Clara VTA to hike fares, increase light-rail service in 2018 Read More »
Intermodal
JAXPORT kicks off construction of new auto terminal Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. rail carloads down, intermodal volumes up in Week 45 Read More »
Intermodal
Florida Gov. Scott proposes record $10.8 billion transportation budget Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak advances next phase of Penn Station renewal Read More »
High-Speed Rail
California high-speed rail agency selects German firm as early train operator Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Canada sues OmniTRAX over rail line disrepair; company seeks arbitration under NAFTA Read More »

November 15

MOW
Metro-North wraps up Port Jervis Line repairs Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
APTA disappointed in Senate's version of tax bill Read More »
Security
DART steps up security Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Florida East Coast Railway tour highlighted LNG operations Read More »
Mechanical
MBTA to receive first Orange Line cars from China in December Read More »
Kansas City Southern
Kansas City Southern honored for board diversity Read More »
Passenger Rail
Canada, Quebec pledge funds for Montreal public transit projects Read More »
Amtrak
NTSB: Amtrak's weak safety culture led to fatal derailment Read More »

November 14

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Ballard, ALLU, Teleste and WAGO (Nov. 14) Read More »
Mechanical
Prototype streetcar unveiled for proposed Brooklyn-Queens line Read More »
People
Fauth, Fortson join National Mediation Board Read More »
Intermodal
Oakland port gives first OK to CenterPoint logistics center Read More »
Labor
TriMet, ATU agree to three-year pact Read More »
Security
Secure Rail issues call for 2018 conference presenters Read More »
PTC
MBTA obtains $382 million in federal loans for PTC work Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
GE to sell or spin off its transportation business Read More »

November 13

Passenger Rail
DART to update public on Cotton Belt rail project Read More »
Shippers
BNSF serves new Cemex terminal in Colorado Read More »
Mechanical
San Francisco Muni's next-gen light-rail cars ready to go Read More »
Canadian Pacific
Fatt steps down from Canadian Pacific's board Read More »
Intermodal
Georgia Ports Authority OKs funds for rail, gate expansions Read More »
Passenger Rail
LaHood calls for regional source of capital funds for WMATA Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
MassDOT seeks federal grant for New England Central Railroad project Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metra OKs 2018 budget with fare hikes, service cuts Read More »

November 10

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from STV, PTSI, HDR and HNTB (Nov. 10) Read More »
High-Speed Rail
California looks to assume environmental review of high-speed rail project Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Ceres Solutions obtains state loan for rail project at Michigan feed mill Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Western Forest to shut down Englewood logging train Read More »
Passenger Rail
Construction authority issues RFQ for L.A.'s Gold Line extension Read More »
Financials
PANYNJ unveils 2018 capital, operating budgets Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
Norfolk Southern to serve Indiana coal-loading facility Read More »
Passenger Rail
Caltrans replaces Nippon Sharyo with Siemens in rail-car contract Read More »

November 9

Federal Legislation & Regulation
Transport Canada takes on rail worker fatigue initiative Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA mulls station changes to improve access to Maryland light-rail line Read More »
Intermodal
Amazon coming to rail-served park in Maryland Read More »
Mechanical
BART's 'Fleet of the Future' train misses mark in test run Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR: U.S. railroads logged slight volume dip in Week 44 Read More »
People
Pittsburgh transit agency names Kelleman CEO Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Wisconsin & Southern obtains state funding for rail bridge project Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
ASLRRA: Short-line industry achieves fatality-free year Read More »

November 8

C&S
LIRR to upgrade signals on Montauk Branch segment Read More »
Intermodal
South Carolina Ports logged record October volume Read More »
People
Houston METRO signs CEO Lambert to another term Read More »
Intermodal
L.A., Long Beach ports adopt clean air pact Read More »
People
OmniTRAX names Shanley exec VP Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Ironhorse to develop rail-served industrial park on U.S.-Mexico border Read More »
People
Iowa Interstate reshapes leadership team Read More »
Passenger Rail
Study: Proposed Texas-Oklahoma passenger-rail service is 'feasible' Read More »

November 7

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from ENSCO, Miller Ingenuity, Talgo and RSI (Nov. 7) Read More »
Passenger Rail
Caltrain OKs bicycle parking management plan Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
SEPTA seeks input on energy action plan Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
House transportation leaders want GAO oversight of INFRA grants Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
EDA grant to fund Iowa industrial park's rail project Read More »
Passenger Rail
MBTA outlines $101 million in winter resiliency efforts Read More »
Kansas City Southern
KCS de Mexico to serve Savage Cos.'s new petroleum terminal Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
APTA: Tax bill fails to protect Highway Trust Fund Read More »

November 6

Rail Industry Trends
Pittsburgh transit agency brings real-time tracking to rail system Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
GE's Thomas to present at RailTrends 2017 Read More »
Safety
Washington panel OKs grants for crossing improvements Read More »
MOW
WMATA to replace Red Line interlocking Read More »
People
Iowa Interstate names Parsons GM Read More »
Intermodal
Port Everglades handled record cargo volumes in FY2017 Read More »
Safety
Transport Canada to adjust track inspections in response to safety recommendation Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF posts revenue, income gains in Q3 Read More »

November 3

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Sperry, Keolis, Greenbrier, Cubic, Arrows Up, Nortrak and WAGO (Nov. 3) Read More »
Passenger Rail
RTD reaches milestone in small-business contracts for FasTracks work Read More »
MOW
Ohio panel OKs crossing improvement projects Read More »
Intermodal
South Carolina port authority OKs largest crane purchase Read More »
Safety
Anacostia Rail prepares 260 emergency responders in hazmat safety Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
EPA trims 2017 rail-car deliveries estimate just a tad Read More »
Canadian Pacific
Teamsters Canada members reject CP contract renewal proposal Read More »
MOW
CREATE partners seek $160 million INFRA grant from feds Read More »

November 2

People
AAR's Hamberger ranks among nation's top lobbyists Read More »
People
North Carolina Railroad names Walters chairman Read More »
Shippers
Honda nearly triples cargo moved through Georgia's Port of Brunswick Read More »
Passenger Rail
Ontario advances Kipling Station project Read More »
People
Amtrak names Zacariassen CIO Read More »
Security
NYC transit agencies heighten security after terrorist attack Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR: Intermodal traffic set a record in October Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX ceases plan to expand Baltimore tunnel Read More »

November 1

People
South Florida RTA adds Vaughan to governing board Read More »
Passenger Rail
SEPTA slates hearings on King of Prussia Rail environmental report Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
Norfolk Southern unveils 2017 sustainability report Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit 'floating' rail bridge honored for engineering Read More »
Passenger Rail
NJ Transit lengthens light-rail platforms at Exchange Place Station Read More »
Intermodal
Port of Indiana obtains federal dollars for expansion Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak begins Roanoke rail service Read More »
Intermodal
IANA: Strong growth in Q3 intermodal volumes Read More »
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