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Rail News: November 2018

November 30

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from RF Industries, Hollysys, Siemens and Alstom (Nov. 30) Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
BLET conducts vote for CN-Wisconsin Central pact Read More »
Diversified Metal Fabrication Inc. | Sponsored
Next Generation Hyrail Looks To Reduce Costs From Installation To Maintenance
Passenger Rail
Streetcars the preferred choice for Minneapolis-area transit corridor Read More »
Security
Secure Rail 2019 seeks conference presenters Read More »
Passenger Rail
Orange County authority to launch streetcar construction Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak wraps up Great Hall restoration at Chicago Union Station Read More »
Mechanical
Alberta Premier Notley calls for expanded crude-by-rail capacity Read More »
Passenger Rail
Brightline bags Florida DOT approval to lease land for Orlando-Tampa line Read More »

November 29

Passenger Rail
San Francisco MTA kicks the tires on new parking meters Read More »
C&S
CSX, NS to upgrade four Ohio crossings Read More »
Passenger Rail
Oregon DOT kicks off hearings for Portland-Eugene passenger-rail plan Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN awards second rail-car inspection contract to Duos Technologies Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. railroads post carload, intermodal gains in Week 47 Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metropolitan Council set to break ground on Southwest light-rail line Read More »
Amtrak
Trump, Cuomo meet to discuss Amtrak rail tunnel project Read More »
Passenger Rail
FTA to provide FY2018 capital grants for four transit-rail projects Read More »

November 28

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Koppers, Southern National Track Services, HNTB and Advent Intermodal (Nov. 28) Read More »
Passenger Rail
TTC to end Metropass sales next month Read More »
Passenger Rail
VIA Rail service coming again soon to northern Manitoba Read More »
Safety
Sen. Schumer repeats call for CSX to fix grade crossings Read More »
Passenger Rail
TransLink shattered ridership record in October Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
Norfolk Southern: Ledoux becomes VP of government affairs, Maestri to retire Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP's Bolin to succeed Rock as VP-external relations Read More »
Safety
RAC recognizes safety efforts of three railroads, one service provider Read More »

November 27

Passenger Rail
Washington state DOT seeks input on proposed multimodal projects Read More »
Security
Valley Metro unveils smartphone app to enhance safety, security Read More »
Intermodal
Charleston Harbor project qualifies for more federal funds Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
AAR to new Congress: Be 'sensible' with oversight Read More »
Shippers
Viterra to upgrade two rail-served grain terminals in Canada Read More »
Passenger Rail
Transbay authority releases final environmental report for downtown rail extension Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP's Knight dubbed 'Best CFO' for sixth-straight year Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak picks four teams to compete for Philadelphia station project Read More »

November 26

Passenger Rail
Delaware officials break ground on Wilmington Transit Center Read More »
Intermodal
Port of Oakland set peak-season import record Read More »
PTC
FRA: Railroads advanced PTC implementation in Q3 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. carload volume dipped in Week 46 Read More »
Shippers
Parrish & Heimbecker to build Class I-served grain terminal near Vancouver port Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FRA issues safety advisory for railroads under signal suspensions Read More »
People
Former BLE-Canada VP Hucker dies Read More »
Passenger Rail
South Florida RTA honored for transit service, marketing Read More »

November 21

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Rio Grande Pacific, ABDW, PFL Petroleum and Stantec (Nov. 21) Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BART launches official app Read More »
Passenger Rail
Bi-State board OKs TOD near Metro Transit-St. Louis light-rail station Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
Union Pacific updates PTC progress report Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
STB: U.S. Class I workforce grew in October Read More »
Passenger Rail
Connecticut DOT unveils $12 billion capital plan Read More »
Intermodal
Port of Long Beach obtains $14 million grant for rail project Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FRA defines new category of high-speed passenger trains Read More »

November 20

Passenger Rail
CTA installs pedestrian bridge at 95th/Dan Ryan Station Read More »
MOW
MARTA inks contract with RailWorks for rail upgrades Read More »
Intermodal
Port of LA sets new monthly cargo record Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Streetcar systems can impact economic development, study says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
EDA grant to pay for rail infrastructure project in Georgia Read More »
Passenger Rail
MTA's Second Avenue Subway clears environmental hurdle Read More »
MOW
New York issues $27 million in grants for rail infrastructure work Read More »
Passenger Rail
FTA pledges $1.2 billion for Seattle's Lynnwood light-rail project Read More »

November 19

Intermodal
North Carolina DOT's Mobi Award to recognize multimodal transportation projects Read More »
Sustainability
TransLink issues first 'green' bond to finance new rail lines Read More »
Passenger Rail
BART mulls second Transbay Tube Read More »
Security
Congress creates new cybersecurity agency Read More »
Passenger Rail
MassDOT issues RFP for transit study in Boston suburb Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit posts rail ridership gain in Q3 Read More »
Passenger Rail
Brightline, Virgin Group to form Virgin Trains USA Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak touts 'best operating performance' in FY2018 Read More »

November 16

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from GE, Bombardier, Stantec, Hardesty & Hanover and WAGO (Nov. 16) Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Ohio panel seeks comments on state's new rail plan Read More »
Intermodal
Port of Savannah set container cargo record in October Read More »
MOW
Cleveland RTA nets $9 million grant for Red Line heavy-rail trackwork Read More »
Passenger Rail
MTA mulls fare hikes to stave off service cuts Read More »
Passenger Rail
Met Council taps Lunda, McCrossan to build Southwest light-rail line Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX to sell 373 miles of rail lines in Florida, Georgia Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FRA issues funding notice for state-of-good-repair projects Read More »

November 15

Rail Industry Trends
League of Railway Women to kick off 'Railroading 101' series Read More »
Passenger Rail
LIRR renovates three rail stations Read More »
People
SFMTA names Levenson CFO Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
ASLRRA identifies President's Safety Award winners in Central, Pacific regions Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. railroads carried a bit more traffic in Week 45 Read More »
Kansas City Southern
Kansas City Southern's Wochner to retire as SVP, chief legal officer Read More »
PTC
APTA: Commuter railroads acquire all radio spectrum for PTC Read More »
Passenger Rail
Feds green light Metro Transit's Southwest light-rail extension Read More »

November 14

Passenger Rail
MTA to buy Grand Central Terminal, Harlem and Hudson lines Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Trainyard Tech, Bentley Systems, RSI, W.E. Lott, Savage and Cando (Nov. 14) Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Brownsville & Rio Grande's former caboose to become a library Read More »
Passenger Rail
BART unveils new station canopies in downtown San Francisco Read More »
Intermodal
BNSF Logistics adds TEXX 900 to specialized rail-car fleet Read More »
Passenger Rail
LA construction authority mulls plan to build final Gold Line segment in two phases Read More »
People
House rail subcommittee's Denham ousted in re-election bid Read More »
Intermodal
Port of Hamilton expansion to increase rail access Read More »

November 13

MOW
LIRR to wrap up Montauk Branch tie replacement Read More »
Passenger Rail
MBTA launches new site for weekend rail service disruptions Read More »
Mechanical
KCS locomotive sports patriotic paint scheme to honor vets Read More »
Passenger Rail
Toronto creates transit expansion office Read More »
Amtrak
Blumenthal urges Amtrak to address overcrowding on Hartford, Shore Line East lines Read More »
Logistics
Perdue AgriBusiness to build grain facility at Maryland logistics park Read More »
Labor
G.I. magazine's military friendly employer list includes five railroads Read More »
Passenger Rail
PANYNJ seeks public comments on next year’s operating, capital budgets Read More »

November 12

Passenger Rail
Trinity Metro logs uptick in college student ridership Read More »
Intermodal
South Carolina, Virginia ports set cargo records in October Read More »
Mechanical
Metra to buy three used locomotives Read More »
Shippers
NRF: Retail imports remain strong ahead of tariffs Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
GAO: USDOT should evaluate grade crossing safety program Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX launches program to support veterans, active military, first responders Read More »
Mechanical
Montreal transit agency taps Bombardier, Alstom to supply more Azur rail cars Read More »
People
MTA Chair Lhota resigns Read More »

November 9

Supplier Spotlight
U.S. Rep. Loebsack visits Sivyer Steel for post-bankruptcy update Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from RSI, GREX, Bombardier, Cornerstone Systems and Parsons (Nov. 9) Read More »
Safety
Operation Lifesaver, Metrolinx unveil virtual reality rail safety video Read More »
Sustainability
Caltrain to use renewable energy at San Jose facilities Read More »
Kansas City Southern
Kansas City Southern to kick off Holiday Express tour Read More »
Passenger Rail
Report: Brightline submits sole proposal for Orlando-Tampa rail service Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
ASLRRA, Wabtec to offer PTC solution for short lines Read More »
Passenger Rail
South Shore Line double-track project clears environmental hurdle Read More »

November 8

Rail Industry Trends
NJ Transit boosts locomotive engineer recruitment efforts Read More »
Passenger Rail
PATH rolls out cell service in underground stations Read More »
People
NRLC's Gradia to retire; Branon named next chair Read More »
PTC
Citing PTC costs, VRE eyes fare increase Read More »
Passenger Rail
Utah Transit Authority marks commuter-rail ridership record Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
Norfolk Southern proposes new HQ building in Midtown Atlanta, report says Read More »
Intermodal
Prince Rupert port projects to include rail infrastructure Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR reports 'mixed' traffic results for October Read More »

November 7

MOW
TransLink begins winter prep Read More »
Passenger Rail
LA Metro to begin tests at new light-rail yard Read More »
Amtrak
OIG: Amtrak should improve worker background checks Read More »
Passenger Rail
Rhode Island breaks ground on MBTA rail station Read More »
Intermodal
Canada seeks buyer for Ridley Terminals Read More »
MOW
NJ leaders ask Coast Guard to limit Portal Bridge openings Read More »
Passenger Rail
Voters OK transit ballot measures in several states Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
Norfolk Southern names Farrell SVP transportation Read More »

November 6

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from GE, Duos Technologies, Tealinc, Trinity, Peerless Electronics and Aspen Equipment (Nov. 6) Read More »
Passenger Rail
El Paso transit agency wraps up streetcar construction Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Chao calls on agencies, railroads to improve grade crossing safety Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak Downeaster service to get service boost Read More »
Canadian Pacific
CP broke grain, biofuel shipping records in October Read More »
PTC
Capitol Corridor ready to start fleet PTC implementation Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
R. J. Corman acquires two short lines, commuter-rail service Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF posts higher revenue, expenses in Q3 Read More »

November 5

CSX Transportation
CSX Santa Train to travel through Appalachia this month Read More »
Passenger Rail
Milwaukee streetcar begins passenger service Read More »
Passenger Rail
Connecticut Gov. Malloy opens new Hartford Line station Read More »
Intermodal
Cool Port storage facility opens at Port of Oakland Read More »
Passenger Rail
BART tallies 1 million rides on Antioch extension Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
RTA: Crosstie production, purchases fell in September Read More »
Passenger Rail
North Virginia panel releases first WMATA performance report Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Kentucky awards $1.3 million in grants for rail crossing projects Read More »

November 2

Supplier Spotlight
Congressmen visit A&K, New England Central Railroad Read More »
People
DCTA names Bloomer VP of operations Read More »
People
Operation Lifesaver names Maleh executive director Read More »
Passenger Rail
Honolulu to provide city funds to help build passenger-rail system Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Reading & Northern acquires transload warehouse Read More »
Passenger Rail
Denver RTD to begin testing Southeast light-rail extension Read More »
Intermodal
USDOT OKs RRIF loan for Port of Everett Marine Terminal rail project Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Trudeau: Hudson Bay Rail Line to reopen by Nov. 30 Read More »

November 1

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Hitachi, Bombardier, Schneider, Omaha Track and Skanska (Nov. 1) Read More »
People
National Mediation Board names Sims mediation services director Read More »
Passenger Rail
DART to offer digital communications platform Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR: U.S. carload traffic back up in Week 43 Read More »
Passenger Rail
Delaware infrastructure proposal includes funds for transit, rail Read More »
Passenger Rail
PATH opens new Harrison station Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
NTSB: Ethanol train derailment underscores need for safe tank cars Read More »
Intermodal
IANA: Intermodal volumes up 4.7 percent in Q3 Read More »
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