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Rail News: November 2021

November 30

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from WSP and SNC-Lavalin (Nov. 30) Read More »
Passenger Rail
TransLink to add Interac Debit as contactless payment option Read More »
Security
TSA names surface transportation security committee members Read More »
Intermodal
PANYNJ proposes $7.9 billion budget for 2022 Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Transport Canada amends grade crossing regulations Read More »
Passenger Rail
Build America Bureau refinances TIFIA loan for Moynihan Train Hall Read More »
Amtrak
STB grants Amtrak's request for CSX Choctaw Yard access Read More »
CSX Transportation
In memoriam: CSX senior executive and change agent Mark Wallace Read More »

November 29

Passenger Rail
San Diego MTS off to promising ridership start on trolley extension Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit's Lynwood Link extension reaches halfway point Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. intermodal volume slide continued in Week 46 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Rail unions countersue Metra over COVID vaccine policy Read More »
Canadian Pacific
CP's Creel is magazine's top strategist of 2021 Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN Indigenous Advisory Council holds inaugural meeting Read More »
Intermodal
Groundbreaking set today for long-planned Howard Street Tunnel project Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Mexican regulatory agencies green-light proposed CP-KCS merger Read More »

November 24

Passenger Rail
WMATA to maintain reduced rail service through Dec. 31 Read More »
C&S
Illinois panel OKs grade crossing improvements in Kankakee County Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FRA recharters Rail Safety Advisory Committee Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP launches employee-led environmental group Read More »
Labor
Rail unions sue Amtrak over vaccine mandate Read More »
People
Winchester and Western Railroad names Posey president Read More »
Intermodal
Montreal port releases RFQ for Contrecoeur terminal expansion project Read More »
M&A
STB accepts CP-KCS merger application as 'complete' Read More »

November 23

Rail Industry Trends
Court consolidates lawsuits related to Class I vaccine mandates Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metro-North completes PTC, signal system work on Waterbury Branch Read More »
Labor
Unions, Metra reach tentative agreement on new contract Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
WisDOT: Federal grant will help fund rail infrastructure project Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak to invest $16 million in Johnstown Station Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
RCP&E Railroad to upgrade main line in South Dakota Read More »
Canadian Pacific
CP to open British Columbia rail corridor today Read More »

November 22

Short Lines & Regionals
U.S. Sen. Carper tours Delmarva Central Railroad operations Read More »
Passenger Rail
RTD-Denver seeks developer for TOD project near light-rail line Read More »
Safety
CP service to resume in BC corridor this week; CN donates to disaster victims Read More »
Passenger Rail
CTA opens new Red-Purple Bypass on Brown Line Read More »
M&A
CP-KCS merger application with STB is 'incomplete,' UP says Read More »
Passenger Rail
Valley Metro obtains CIG grant to fund light-rail construction Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
USDOT awards $1 billion in RAISE grants for FY2021 Read More »

November 19

People
In memoriam: Ronald McLaughlin Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
USDOT explains infrastructure law's impact on each state Read More »
Passenger Rail
CSO: Sound Transit set safety measures for Point Defiance Bypass Read More »
Safety
Georgia and Florida Railway recognizes shipper safety Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP implements OptRail's AMP technology Read More »
MOW
Major flooding in British Columbia leads to CP, CN track outages Read More »
Intermodal
Virginia Port Authority OKs construction bid for rail expansion project Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX, NCDOT open Carolina Connector intermodal terminal Read More »

November 18

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from RSI, Railhead, Thales and Huber+Suhner (Nov. 18) Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
RTD-Denver offering $4,000 hiring bonuses for rail, bus employees Read More »
People
Trinity Metro TEXRail names Anderson first female engineer Read More »
Passenger Rail
MBTA opens two new Green Line stations Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Ohio rail panel OKs grant to replace tracks on NDW line Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. freight-rail volume dips 4.7% in Week 45 Read More »
Intermodal
USDOT awards RAISE grants to fund rail projects in Washington Read More »
Canadian Pacific
Canadian Pacific launches debt offering in U.S., Canada Read More »

November 17

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Stadler, Alstom and STV (Nov. 17) Read More »
Passenger Rail
Long Island Rail Road opens first new station in 50 years Read More »
Intermodal
Ports of L.A., Long Beach delay consideration of container dwell fee Read More »
People
Progressive Railroading hires Connatser, Kavanaugh Read More »
MOW
CREATE partners mark completion of Metra-CP crossover upgrades Read More »
Passenger Rail
FTA grant funds available for transit mobility, innovation projects Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN listed on Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for 10th consecutive year Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF to STB: Extend CP-KCS comment period to assess impact on Mexico Read More »

November 16

Rail Industry Trends
Rail supplier news from Brookville, Stadler, Remark and Alstom (Nov. 16) Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Wabtec publishes 2021 sustainability report Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metra OKs $13 million station renovation contract Read More »
Amtrak
OIG: Many Amtrak engineers didn't meet physical exam requirements Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FTA unveils transit infrastructure funding priorities Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
STB advances rate review rules for small rate disputes Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX named to Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index for 11th straight year Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
AAR, rail groups hail potential impact of new infrastructure funding law Read More »

November 15

Intermodal
Port of Salem to receive federal grant for terminal upgrades Read More »
People
Maryland Gov. Hogan names Arnold MDOT MTA administrator Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
STB schedules three hearings in Q1 to address major proceedings Read More »
Passenger Rail
Connecticut DOT to boost service on Waterbury Branch next year Read More »
Intermodal
Georgia Ports Authority caps off Mason Mega Rail Terminal Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Louisville & Indiana receives 2022 'Military Friendly Employer' designation Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metra approves 2022 operating, capital budget Read More »
Canadian Pacific
CP named to Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index for second consecutive year Read More »

November 12

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Hyundai Rotem, WSP, Cedar AI and RR Mergers (Nov. 12) Read More »
People
Davis to direct TxDOT's rail division Read More »
MOW
RTD-Denver to resurface N Line track Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP recognized for recruiting, hiring military veterans Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN commits to achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX responds to STB letter regarding service issues Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
STB to prepare environmental statement on proposed CP-KCS merger Read More »

November 11

Passenger Rail
LIRR completes Carle Place Station renovations Read More »
Intermodal
Port of Virginia sets new single-month volume record Read More »
Passenger Rail
NJ Transit awards contract for Perth Amboy Station project Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. railroads report 3.5% traffic decrease in Week 44 Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
PHMSA proposes temporary suspension of LNG by rail Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Jaguar Transport to operate Oklahoma rail park Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
Norfolk Southern opens new HQ in Atlanta Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF joins Class I legal battles with unions over COVID vaccine mandate Read More »

November 10

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Alstom, Eversholt Rail, RailWorks and Thales (Nov. 10) Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
ATA challenges Biden administration over vaccine mandate Read More »
Passenger Rail
CTA ridership nearly doubles since January Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP ties $5.5 million in grants to DEI goals Read More »
Passenger Rail
East Coast governors agree to split transit emergency funds Read More »
Safety
Infrastructure bill includes NTSB's rail safety priorities Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak to resume Cascades service on Point Defiance Bypass Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
White House announces immediate actions to unclog congestion at U.S. ports Read More »

November 9

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Wabtec, Sumitomo, Progress Rail, PSI and Alstom (Nov. 9) Read More »
Passenger Rail
NJ Transit adds contactless payment option Read More »
Shippers
NRF: Retail iImports at near-record pace Read More »
Passenger Rail
APTA honors transit agencies for rail safety, security, COVID response Read More »
Passenger Rail
CSX, NS: Amtrak Gulf Coast service would 'impair' freight-rail service Read More »
Passenger Rail
Maryland Transit Solutions selected to finish Purple Line Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Infrastructure bill will spur 'new era' for U.S. passenger rail, industry execs say Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF posts revenue, income and volume gains in Q3 Read More »

November 8

Passenger Rail
WMATA delays reopening of Rockville, Shady Grove stations Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Illinois lawmakers propose new federal funding for grade separations Read More »
People
AASHTO elects first African-American president Read More »
Intermodal
Ports America, Ceres Marine, SSA Atlantic form joint venture to boost Savannah port's efficiency Read More »
Intermodal
ATA: Truck drivers exempt from OSHA vaccine mandate Read More »
Safety
Alghabra provides update on Lac-Megantic bypass project Read More »
High-Speed Rail
CHSRA releases final environmental reports on Los Angeles high-speed rail project Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Rail industry applauds 'historic' funding levels in infrastructure bill Read More »

November 5

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Capital Rail Constructors, Alstom and Intramotev (Nov. 5) Read More »
Passenger Rail
Michigan DOT’s long-range plan covers passenger rail improvements Read More »
Passenger Rail
NJ Transit adds 36 trains in response to increasing demand Read More »
Intermodal
GCT Deltaport expansion proposal referred to review panel Read More »
Mechanical
Montana introduces grant project to repower diesel switcher locomotives Read More »
Safety
Operation Lifesaver awards $107,000 in grant funding to transit agencies Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Regional Rail, Port Manatee ink pact to operate short line Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
U.S. Class Is react to new OSHA policy on Biden's vaccine mandate Read More »

November 4

Safety
South Florida RTA conducts Tri-Rail safety exercise Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FTA issues safety advisory on wheel gauges following derailment Read More »
Passenger Rail
New York Gov. Hochul unveils her vision of Penn Station project Read More »
Canadian Pacific
CP honors most productive grain elevators of the year Read More »
People
TTCI names Vecellio senior AVP of operations and safety Read More »
Canadian Pacific
Canadian Pacific sets shareholder meeting for KCS merger vote Read More »
Mechanical
CN purchases Wabtec's battery-electric locomotive Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Supply chain issues sink October's rail volume total Read More »

November 3

Passenger Rail
Metrolink, Moovit partner on mobile app Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit begins scoping work for light-rail extension, hires Izquierdo as CCO Read More »
Passenger Rail
MTA renovates Metro-North's White Plains station Read More »
Intermodal
USDOT, California agree to expedite supply-chain infrastructure projects, including rail Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Pennsylvania awards $8.6 million for rail air-quality initiative Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
OmniTRAX begins rail operations at southern Indiana industrial park Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN, Progress Rail to test renewable fuel blends Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
STB seeks input on proposed CP-KCS schedule, allows Sanimax complaint against UP to proceed Read More »

November 2

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Balfour Beatty, Railhead, Greenbrier and LRW (Nov. 2) Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metra begins construction of new station on UP North Line Read More »
Passenger Rail
FTA awards ARP funds to Sound Transit Read More »
C&S
Illinois panel OKs crossing upgrades on NS track in two counties Read More »
Passenger Rail
VIA Rail announces mandatory vaccination policy for riders Read More »
People
R. J. Corman names Drown AVP of commercial development Read More »
Canadian Pacific
CP wins grant to expand hydrogen locomotive program Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN issues shareholder letter to counter TCI claims Read More »

November 1

Passenger Rail
MTA completes LIRR's New Cassel substation upgrade Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak rolls out new ticket kiosks Read More »
Labor
SEPTA, labor union reach tentative contract agreement Read More »
People
Trinity Metro names new interim president, CEO as Baulsir retires Read More »
Labor
Rail unions countersue NS over vaccine policy Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Class I employment levels fell in September Read More »
Intermodal
IANA: Supply-chain disruptions take a toll on intermodal in Q3 Read More »
Kansas City Southern
CP, KCS file merger application with STB Read More »
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