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Rail News: November 2020

November 30

Security
St. Louis Metro Transit advances rail security improvements Read More »
Security
STM tracks rider capacity levels on Azur trains Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Canada unveils new rules aimed at reducing rail worker fatigue Read More »
Labor
BART, labor unions ratify new contracts Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. rail traffic climbs on intermodal gain in Week 47 Read More »
Passenger Rail
LIRR wraps up rail storage yard construction Read More »
Canadian Pacific
CP to serve expanded grain facility in Minnesota Read More »
People
TTD President Willis dies Read More »

November 25

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Amsted Rail, DB, Bombardier, Thales, Keolis and Hub Group (Nov. 25) Read More »
MOW
MTA completes E Line track replacement project Read More »
Amtrak
Moynihan Train Hall set to open in January Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
USDOT solicits comments on proposed update to NEPA procedures Read More »
Passenger Rail
Amtrak, NJ Transit challenge North River Tunnel recommendations Read More »
Mechanical
WMATA sidelines 6000-series rail cars due to safety concern Read More »
Passenger Rail
Maryland DOT, private contractors settle dispute over Purple Line light-rail project Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BTS: Transborder freight moved by rail down in September Read More »

November 24

Supplier Spotlight
MPPR orders rail snowplow for Pikes Peak renovation Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
STM recognized for gender parity efforts Read More »
Intermodal
Long Beach port to provide update on Pier B on-dock rail facility Read More »
C&S
TTC advances ATC signal upgrades Read More »
People
Gov. Baker names Sullivan to MBTA fiscal board, Lang to MassDOT board Read More »
Passenger Rail
Brightline, Disney agree to build train station in Orlando Read More »
People
NS appoints Hatfield, Smith to VP posts; Martinez to retire Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak posts $801 million operating loss in FY2020 Read More »

November 23

Security
Cleveland RTA adopts APTA’s pandemic safety plan Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit approves rail service changes for 2021 Read More »
Intermodal
Canadian agency issues report on Montreal port's Contrecoeur terminal project Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Bill would require federal agencies to address blocked grade crossings Read More »
Passenger Rail
Chicago board approves CTA's 2021 budget Read More »
People
DART hires Leininger as interim president Read More »
Sustainability
CN unveils report on climate-related financial disclosures Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP to open Twin Cities intermodal terminal Read More »

November 20

Rail Industry Trends
Rail supplier news from Keolis, Bombardier, Mitsubishi Electric, Transdev and TRB (Nov. 20) Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak proposes Brattleboro Station improvements Read More »
Shippers
International Cushioning wins grant for rail-served site in Ohio Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
AAR, rail shippers praise Senate confirmation of new STB members Read More »
Shippers
MassDOT awards grants for rail industrial projects Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Class I employment continues downward trend Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA to offer buyout plan to address budget shortfall Read More »
People
CSX's Foote receives Railroad Innovator Award Read More »

November 19

Passenger Rail
CTA wins design award for Garfield Station renovation Read More »
Security
STM wraps up cyber attack investigation Read More »
Passenger Rail
Rocky Mountaineer to launch U.S. route Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Ohio panel OKs matching grants for rail projects Read More »
Sustainability
CSX named to Dow Jones Sustainability Index Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Intermodal again drives up weekly U.S. rail traffic total Read More »
Safety
RAC honors Canadian railroads, services for safety actions Read More »
Passenger Rail
MTA proposes major service cuts, layoffs in 2021 budget Read More »

November 18

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Mobilitie, Alstom, Cylus, Egis, SNCF Reseau and MTU (Nov. 18) Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit to improve pedestrian, bike access at Puyallup Station Read More »
Security
Amtrak, northeast transit agencies launch 'Mask Force' Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN marks 25 years as publicly traded company Read More »
Passenger Rail
Brightline, Miami-Dade OK access fee for new commuter-rail system Read More »
People
UP names Vargas VP-Mexico, marketing and sales Read More »
Passenger Rail
SEPTA wins federal grant to improve signals on Harrisburg Line Read More »
PTC
FRA: PTC operating on over 99 percent of required route miles Read More »

November 17

Passenger Rail
Metrolink restores some rail service Read More »
Passenger Rail
STM to begin Place-Saint-Henri Station upgrades Read More »
Passenger Rail
DART subway project reaches design milestone Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metro-North adds train capacity tracker to app Read More »
People
R. J. Corman appoints Donfris CFO Read More »
Sustainability
CN, CP named to Dow Jones Sustainability Index Read More »
People
OmniTRAX's Shuba assumes new role with parent company Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FRA final rule sets minimum standard for measuring Amtrak performance Read More »

November 16

Supplier Spotlight
Trinity Metro selects AECOM for TEXRail extension work Read More »
C&S
WMATA to accelerate Blue Line signal work Read More »
People
AASHTO elects Sheehan president, Wilson VP Read More »
People
MARTA extends CEO Parker's contract Read More »
Mechanical
PHL, Progress Rail to test electric locomotive at LA, Long Beach ports Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN recognized as a 'Top 100' employer Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metra OKs 2021 budget Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
South Plains Lamesa Railroad to develop Texas transloading facility Read More »

November 13

Passenger Rail
DCTA recognized for budget prep practices Read More »
Passenger Rail
Montreal metro prepares Blue Line extension action plan Read More »
Passenger Rail
SEPTA to redirect some overnight weekend rail service to buses Read More »
Safety
Short Line Safety Institute launches online hazmat training Read More »
Passenger Rail
NCTD outlines LOSSAN rail expansion plan Read More »
Logistics
A&R opens CSX-served warehouse in South Carolina Read More »
PTC
APTA: Commuter-rail industry poised to meet PTC deadline Read More »
Security
OIG to audit security of FTA's financial systems Read More »

November 12

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Alstom, Huber+Suhner, Schneider and GKG (Nov. 12) Read More »
Passenger Rail
Cooksville GO Transit rail station reopens Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Virgin Hyperloop demonstrates passenger travel Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Moody's: Crude-by-rail poses higher social than financial risk for CN, CP Read More »
Passenger Rail
MTA completes NYC subway station accessibility improvements Read More »
Safety
West Virginia opens online portal for reporting blocked grade crossings Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. intermodal-rail volume spikes in Week 45 Read More »
People
LA Metro's Washington to lead Biden's transportation transition team; AAR, ASLRRA welcome president-elect Read More »

November 11

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from WSP, Loadsmart, Siemens, Extreme Networks, Urban Engineers and Hanson (Nov. 11) Read More »
Passenger Rail
Santa Clara VTA advances 2021 transit service plan Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit seeks comments on proposed 2021 budget Read More »
Intermodal
Gron Fuels considers new facility at Greater Baton Rouge port Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
PennDOT solicits input on state rail plan Read More »
Security
TransLink to test copper-coating product on SkyTrain cars Read More »
Passenger Rail
STM's 2021 budget would maintain 2019 transit service levels Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP to pay pandemic bonus to agreement employees Read More »

November 10

Supplier Spotlight
Transdev launches autonomous shuttle to WMATA rail station Read More »
People
Denver-RTD CEO Johnson takes helm Read More »
Intermodal
NRF: Ports log record peak season imports Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Rail Pulse reps to discuss new venture at RailTrends Read More »
Kansas City Southern
KCS updates capital allocation policy Read More »
Intermodal
Alabama port wins grant to expand storage at Watco terminal Read More »
M&A
NS concerned about CSX efforts to acquire Pan Am Railways Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF posts lower Q3 revenue, issues sustainability report Read More »

November 9

Passenger Rail
Metra adds bike storage on Milwaukee District North Line Read More »
Security
Montreal transit agency adopts APTA’s pandemic safety plan Read More »
Amtrak
NYSDOT completes construction of Buffalo Amtrak station Read More »
Passenger Rail
Caltrain to close Atherton Station Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
STB OKs Pacific Sun's request to end operations, trackage rights on BNSF lines Read More »
Safety
Garneau revises order affecting winter train speeds Read More »
M&A
Cleveland-Cliffs to acquire six short lines Read More »
Amtrak
Flynn: Amtrak looks forward to working with Biden, Congress Read More »

November 6

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Jaguar, CGI, Alstom and NRC (Nov. 6) Read More »
People
In memoriam: Former BLET General Chair Pat Williams Read More »
Passenger Rail
DCTA honored for procurement excellence Read More »
Passenger Rail
NJ Transit to restore some weekend rail service Read More »
Logistics
A&R Logistics opens new site at rail-served Texas industrial park Read More »
People
California transit agency names McKillop CFO Read More »
Intermodal
Virginia port receives two massive container cranes Read More »
Safety
TSB: Sudden track failure led to CN train derailment Read More »

November 5

Passenger Rail
RTD-Denver offers trip planning app for paratransit service Read More »
Passenger Rail
Caltrain considers winter rail service adjustments Read More »
Passenger Rail
MassDot releases draft study of proposed East-West passenger-rail service Read More »
MOW
Florida Gulf & Atlantic completes new rail bridge project Read More »
Labor
BLET ratifies contract with Indiana Southern Railroad Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Voters deliver mixed results for passenger rail Read More »
M&A
Jaguar Transport, Ontario pension fund acquire five short lines, construction firm Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR: U.S. rail intermodal had 'best month ever' in October Read More »

November 4

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Greenbrier, Bombardier, Alstom, Cubic and Infinity Intermodal (Nov. 4) Read More »
Passenger Rail
CTA kicks off contactless fare payment option Read More »
Passenger Rail
MBTA solicits input on transit preservation plan Read More »
Amtrak
OIG: Amtrak's random drug-testing program doesn't cover all in safety-related roles Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Reading & Northern establishes new rail-truck transload facility Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
DCTA selects commuter-rail operations, maintenance contractor Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Moody's upgrades freight-rail industry outlook for 2021 Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Legislation would end cut to railroad unemployment benefits Read More »

November 3

People
Fox joins North Carolina Railroad's board Read More »
Labor
BLET reaches tentative pact with NYS&W Read More »
MOW
Virginia's Newington Bridge project to separate passenger, freight trains Read More »
Passenger Rail
NJ Transit seeks builders for TOD projects Read More »
Passenger Rail
Edmonton identifies preferred contractor for Valley Line light-rail project Read More »
Canadian Pacific
Canadian Pacific sets new record with October grain haul Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
STB: CN can't unilaterally designate CP interchange at Clearing Yard Read More »
Intermodal
IANA: Intermodal traffic turns a corner in Q3 Read More »

November 2

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Hitachi, Hatch, LTK, AECOM, Thales and Ensco (Nov. 2) Read More »
People
BLET’s Verna succeeds Tolman as VP, national legislative rep Read More »
Passenger Rail
SunRail commission advances proposed DeLand commuter-rail extension Read More »
Safety
Canada's TSB adds 'unplanned railway movements' to safety Watchlist Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN shatters grain delivery record in October Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
STB issues environmental document for proposed Utah rail line Read More »
People
DART President Thomas to retire Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Short lines endorse USDOT changes to RRIF loan program Read More »
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