Progressive Railroading

Newsletter Sign Up
Stay updated on news, articles and information for the rail industry



This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.





RAIL EMPLOYMENT



Rail News: November 2019

November 27

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from AECOM, Alstom, Saft, Moment, LAN and Ports America (Nov. 27) Read More »
MOW
CREATE partners visit project sites with U.S. Rep. Garcia Read More »
Pandrol | Sponsored
Driving Aluminothermic Welding 4.0
Passenger Rail
LA Metro Regional Connector honored as ‘Project of the Year’ Read More »
C&S
Ohio, Washington state regulators OK funds for grade-crossing projects Read More »
Passenger Rail
APTA releases three-year strategic plan Read More »
Passenger Rail
Caltrain ramps up electrification project Read More »
Intermodal
Iowa terminal to serve as Midwest hub for new intermodal service Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
STB: U.S. Class I employment slide continued in October Read More »

November 26

Passenger Rail
Metro Transit-St. Louis, Lyft partner on last-mile solution for rail riders Read More »
Passenger Rail
BART to add train tracking feature to app Read More »
Passenger Rail
Toronto Transit Commission to retire streetcars Read More »
People
Former short-line rail exec Gedney dies Read More »
Canadian Pacific
Canadian Pacific to build transload facility in Montreal Read More »
Safety
Long Island Rail Road commended for grade crossing safety Read More »
PTC
FRA: PTC now operating on 92 percent of route miles Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN, union reach tentative pact to end strike Read More »

November 25

Passenger Rail
NJ Transit advances rail-car storage facility project Read More »
Passenger Rail
SacRT closes on first TOD sale Read More »
Passenger Rail
Montreal transit agency releases 2020 budget Read More »
Passenger Rail
CTA OKs 2020 operating, capital budgets Read More »
Logistics
OmniTRAX marks groundbreaking on A&R Logistics' export facility Read More »
People
RTD-Denver CEO Genova announces retirement Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FRA extends deadline for training standards rule Read More »
PTC
CN now operating PTC on all required track Read More »

November 22

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from HDI, MODE, SunteckTTS, Holland and Cylus (Nov. 22) Read More »
Passenger Rail
BART OKs contract to modernize Powell Street, Antioch stations Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Senate bill would help Amtrak enforce passenger-rail preference law Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
Union Pacific earns Gold Medallion for veteran support Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Texas Central taps Mass. Electric for bullet train construction Read More »
People
Montana Rail names Ollmann president Read More »
Kansas City Southern
KCS names Kennedy to its board Read More »
People
SEPTA selects PennDOT Secretary Richards as new GM Read More »

November 21

Passenger Rail
Trinity Metro expands first, last mile options for rail riders Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit to change how it names light-rail lines Read More »
Passenger Rail
PANYNJ completes Jamaica Station lighting upgrade Read More »
Kansas City Southern
Kansas City Southern preps Holiday Express for tour Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
North American freight railroads post another traffic decline Read More »
People
MTA hires Peloquin to be chief operating officer Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN calls for binding arbitration to settle strike, Alberta calls on Trudeau to intervene Read More »
M&A
Canadian Pacific to acquire Central Maine & Quebec Railway Read More »

November 20

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from CloudMoyo, BlackBerry, TekTracking, Cad Railway, WSP and EnviroServe (Nov. 20) Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
WSDOT seeks input on transportation improvement program Read More »
Passenger Rail
LA Metro to eliminate tokens in favor of fare cards Read More »
People
North Carolina Railroad names Bell chairman Read More »
People
NJ Transit boosts Newark light-rail service, names Taveras real estate chief Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Freightliner honored as 'Rail Freight Operator of the Year' Read More »
Passenger Rail
MBTA advances Franklin Line double-track project Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Chao highlights federal steps to improve grade-crossing safety Read More »

November 19

MOW
Valley Metro to prep track for Tempe Streetcar 'tie-in' project Read More »
People
BLET taps Fransen to succeed Fields as safety task force coordinator Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA to sell corporate naming rights for planned Silver Line station Read More »
Passenger Rail
NYCT completes three-station renovation Read More »
Sustainability
Railway Association of Canada announces Environment Awards Read More »
Passenger Rail
Santa Clara VTA pauses pre-revenue service on Berryessa extension Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN EVP Foster to resign, Reilly named interim successor Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
Teamsters Canada: Strike begins at CN Read More »

November 18

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Stadler, Trinity Industries, Alstom and Huber+Suhner (Nov. 18) Read More »
Passenger Rail
CTA aims to support small business contractors Read More »
Intermodal
Georgia Ports Authority posts record container volume for October Read More »
People
Dalton installed as VRE's acting CEO Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Pennsylvania OKs multimodal infrastructure projects for funding Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA wraps up major escalator project Read More »
Passenger Rail
MTA issues final proposed 2020 budget, four-year financial plan Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN conductors, rail yard coordinators could strike as of Nov. 19 Read More »

November 15

Passenger Rail
Metro Transit's Northstar service to turn 10 Read More »
People
San Francisco agency taps Tumlin to direct transportation services Read More »
Canadian Pacific
CP paints locomotives to honor military veterans Read More »
Passenger Rail
Orange County authority OKs 10-year transportation plan Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
Union Pacific names Williams board director Read More »
Mechanical
MARTA signs pact with Stadler to buy 254 rail cars Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FRA proposes rule requiring states to create grade-crossing action plans Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Toronto Transit Commission settles benefits fraud case Read More »

November 14

Passenger Rail
Sound Transit drafts plan for connecting bus service to future light-rail station Read More »
Passenger Rail
DART approves $9.6 million in Dallas street repairs Read More »
People
MTA taps McCord as chief transformation officer Read More »
People
Gov. Dunleavy names Petry, Shively to Alaska Railroad's board Read More »
Passenger Rail
PATCO obtains BUILD grant to reopen Franklin Square Station Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
ASLRRA honors Southern Region short lines for safety practices Read More »
Passenger Rail
PANYNJ seeks public input on proposed 2020 operating, capital budgets Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. rail traffic fell in November's first week Read More »

November 13

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Alstom, Tideworks, WSP and WAGO (Nov. 13) Read More »
Passenger Rail
DART contractors begin field construction on Silver rail line Read More »
Passenger Rail
Trinity Metro, Fort Worth partner to develop transit master plan Read More »
Kansas City Southern
KCS unveils new capital allocation policy Read More »
Canadian Pacific
CP logged record-breaking grain haul in October Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
BNSF names Arizona & California Railroad 'Short Line of the Year' Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
USDOT announces $900 million in FY2019 BUILD grant awards Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
AAR: STB's proposed rate review rule is 'unlawful' Read More »

November 12

Security
BART GM issues apology to rider handcuffed over food policy Read More »
Labor
Denver RTD hires 50 rail, bus workers during labor shortage Read More »
Intermodal
Ports of LA, Long Beach cite trade war for dip in October's cargo volume Read More »
People
SamTrans’ Hartnett named most admired San Francisco CEO Read More »
Passenger Rail
MARTA marks 40th anniversary of rail service Read More »
Passenger Rail
Santa Clara VTA pilots safety railing on light-rail line Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metro-North marks achievements under 'Way Ahead' transformation plan Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN's James Street swing bridge reopens after long legal battle Read More »

November 11

Intermodal
NRF: Retail imports to see final tariff-driven surge of 2019 Read More »
Passenger Rail
FTA honors Indiana commuter-rail district for environmental documentation Read More »
People
NYCT taps Rumph to lead track inspection Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
OmniTRAX joins chemistry council's 'Responsible Care' initiative Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metra OKs 2020 budget, capital plan Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
BUILD grant to help fund rail transload facility near Spokane airport Read More »
High-Speed Rail
California high-speed rail receives environmental clearance into Bakersfield Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak logged record ridership, revenue for FY2019 Read More »

November 8

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Duos, Alstom, Wabtec and Ayers Electronic (Nov. 8) Read More »
Passenger Rail
New Orleans RTA restores streetcar service Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit to host public meeting on Federal Way light-rail project Read More »
Labor
BLET members ratify pacts with Transit America, Louisville & Indiana Railroad Read More »
C&S
Ohio panel directs short lines to improve grade crossings in Clark, Crawford counties Read More »
Passenger Rail
Connecticut governor to invest $6.2 billion in rail Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
USDOT extends funding deadline for Quad Cities-Chicago Amtrak route Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
BUILD grants awarded to rail-related projects in Illinois, Hawaii Read More »

November 7

Passenger Rail
Metra opens new Cary Station Read More »
Passenger Rail
San Diego MTS trolley drives ridership spike Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
APTA: Public transit won at the polls Read More »
Labor
BLET, Indiana Rail Road reach tentative agreement Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FRA to offer $24 million in grants for intercity passenger-rail service Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX joins TradeLens shipping information platform Read More »
Intermodal
USDOT awards grant for Jaxport terminal improvements Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. freight-rail traffic downturn continued through October Read More »

November 6

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Keolis, Universal Logistics, Focused Technology, NYAB, Railroad Software and CARS (Nov. 6) Read More »
Passenger Rail
Montreal transit agency selects Blue Line extension station architects Read More »
PTC
Metro-North advances PTC on 90 percent of Hudson Line Read More »
People
U.S. Rep. Granger recognized for rail policy leadership Read More »
Passenger Rail
MBTA board calls for commuter-rail electrification Read More »
Passenger Rail
Houston voters OK $3.5B in borrowing for transit, rail expansion projects Read More »
MOW
Louisville & Indiana Railroad overpass project begins in Columbus Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN logged record grain shipments in October Read More »

November 5

Rail Industry Trends
USDOT officials break ground on new Volpe Center research facility Read More »
Passenger Rail
TransLink seeks public feedback on Surrey Langley SkyTrain project Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Bill would make Amtrak's no-smoking policy federal law Read More »
Intermodal
Port of Virginia launches 55-foot dredging project Read More »
Passenger Rail
NYCT wraps up two station accessibility projects Read More »
Passenger Rail
MBTA awards contract for Natick Center Station project Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN serves new Saskatchewan intermodal terminal Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF posts higher Q3 operating income, lower revenue Read More »

November 4

Passenger Rail
KC Streetcar begins passenger service on newest car Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Missouri port authority awarded federal grant to repair flood-damaged rail infrastructure Read More »
People
Twin Cities’ Met Council Chair Slawik resigns Read More »
Passenger Rail
Brightline to build station at PortMiami Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
North Carolina and Virginia Railroad upgrades infrastructure to handle heavier cars Read More »
Passenger Rail
LA Metro seeks contractor to develop Sepulveda Transit Corridor project Read More »
Intermodal
IANA: Intermodal downturn continued in Q3 Read More »
Labor
Rail union execs announce bargaining coalition's members Read More »

November 1

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Alstom, The Andersons, Thales, Abloy and IMC (Nov. 1) Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
APTA hails Senate action to stop public transit funding cuts Read More »
Security
Secure Rail seeks presenters for 2020 conference in Chicago Read More »
Safety
NYCT launches debris inspection blitz Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
NDTA honors Anacostia Rail for military support Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Alberta to ease production limits on oil if it's shipped by rail Read More »
PTC
Union Pacific implements PTC on 93 percent of route miles Read More »
Labor
Freight railroads launch new bargaining round with unions Read More »
<< Previous Next >>
November 2019
S M T W T F S
1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30  

RAIL NEWS ARCHIVES


2019
 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12
2018
 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12
2017
 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12
2016
 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12
2015
 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12
2014
 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12
2013
 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12
2012
 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12
2011
 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12
2010
 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12
2009
 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12
2008
 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12
2007
 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12
2006
 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12
2005
 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12
2004
 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12
2003
 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12
2002
 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12
2001
 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12
2000
 8  9  10  11  12