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Rail News: November 2022

November 30

Passenger Rail
CGI to manage VIA Rail's online reservation system Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN donates funds to emergency medical service Read More »
People
Former short-line industry leader Howard Croft dies Read More »
Safety
GAO: Better communication needed between FRA, railroads Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
AAR opposes U.S. House measure on paid sick leave Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak: Ridership soared 89% in FY22 Read More »

November 29

Intermodal
Ellerman City Liners launches container service at Jaxport Read More »
Passenger Rail
TransLink to certify 'transit-friendly' employers Read More »
Safety
RAC announces 2022 Safety Award winners Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
U.S. senators call for coal representation on STB committee Read More »
People
CN taps rail veteran Harris as EVP, COO Read More »
Labor
Biden calls on Congress to avert rail strike Read More »

November 28

Short Lines & Regionals
ASLRRA launches website on alcohol, drug testing Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
North Shore Railroad to serve new propane terminal Read More »
Passenger Rail
SEPTA wins FTA grant for TOD study Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BTS: Transborder freight moved by rail surged in September Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Canada solicits climate change proposals for rail infrastructure Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Week 46: U.S. railroads log another traffic decline Read More »

November 23

M&A
HyperloopTT to merge with Forest Road Acquisition Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metra expands UP West Line service Read More »
Intermodal
SC Ports completes first phase of Port Greer rail expansion Read More »
People
Norfolk Southern VP Stuart to retire, Gray named successor Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
STB sets hearing on UP's embargo practice Read More »
Labor
BRS union extends deadline for contract deal Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak, CSX, NS, port settle Gulf Coast dispute Read More »

November 22

Mechanical
MARTA donates rail car to Southeastern Railway Museum Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
APTA: Nearly all North American transit agencies short on workers Read More »
Financials
PANYNJ proposes $8.3B capital, operating budget for 2023 Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF trains start using new Sandpoint Connector Bridge Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Class Is' hiring binge continued in October Read More »
M&A
Norfolk Southern to acquire Cincinnati Southern Railway Read More »

November 21

Passenger Rail
Metra to offer holiday train rides on Electric Line Read More »
Intermodal
Ports of Los Angeles, Long Beach postpone container dwell fee Read More »
Security
SEPTA to implement gun detection pilot program Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
FTA awards grants for TOD planning Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak advances Susquehanna River Rail Bridge project Read More »
Labor
BREAKING NEWS: BLET, SMART-TD report split vote on rail contract Read More »

November 18

MOW
Conrail hosts congressional tour of Point-No-Point Bridge Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Michael Baker, Intersection, Buttcon, Pomerleau and IntelliTrans (Nov. 18) Read More »
Passenger Rail
British Columbia issues RFQ for final Surrey Langley SkyTrain contract Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Canada's Alghabra proposes bill to improve ports, railway safety Read More »
CSX Transportation
Honda recognizes CSX for excellence Read More »
Security
TSA names rail officials to security advisory committee Read More »

November 17

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Wabtec and Railinc (Nov. 17) Read More »
Shippers
Ohio panel OKs grant for Dwight & Church rail infrastructure project Read More »
People
Southern California rail corridor agency names Jewell managing director Read More »
Shippers
Rail strike would push U.S. economy into recession, chemical manufacturers say Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
NS contributes funds to Georgia Tech sustainability program Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. carload, intermodal volumes fell in Week 45 Read More »

November 16

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from RHT, Alstom, STV and McLaren Applied (Nov. 16) Read More »
Intermodal
Los Angeles port volumes softened in October Read More »
Passenger Rail
Construction begins on San Clemente track stabilization project Read More »
Amtrak
Chicago's Lightfoot calls on USDOT to OK Amtrak's Union Station project Read More »
People
San Diego MTS names Riley COO of rail division Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
Union Pacific issues latest Climate Action Plan Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FRA unveils Northeast Corridor project priorities Read More »

November 15

Intermodal
Long Beach port logs cargo movement slowdown Read More »
Passenger Rail
Ontario Transit Group awarded contract for Ontario Line South package Read More »
Passenger Rail
TriRail to begin training, testing for MiamiCentral Station Read More »
Labor
IBB rejects contract ratification; BLET, LIRR ink tentative pact Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF adds four locations to Certified Sites program Read More »
M&A
R.J. Corman signs agreement to acquire 19th railroad Read More »

November 14

Passenger Rail
Virginia sets ridership record on state-backed trains Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Louisville & Indiana recognized for support of military veterans Read More »
Intermodal
Hamilton port awarded funding to ease supply-chain congestion Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metra OKs 2023 operating, capital budgets Read More »
M&A
Regional Rail expands into Canada with freight-rail acquisitions Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
STB postpones final hearing in Amtrak Gulf Coast case Read More »
People
Sanborn to leave NS, Duncan named successor Read More »

November 11

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Knorr-Bremse, Ricardo, Savage, Wabtec, AECOM, Hitachi Rail and RailPros (Nov. 11) Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP to add environmental sustainability to giving program Read More »
Passenger Rail
CTA's November scorecard shows improved rail service Read More »
Passenger Rail
TriMet to pursue fare increase in 2024 Read More »
Intermodal
Intermodal container yard coming to northern Illinois short line Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN joins EMP program, sets new Gulf Coast export program record Read More »

November 10

Passenger Rail
RTD seeks corporate partner for line naming rights Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
RAC releases 2020 rail performance report Read More »
Passenger Rail
NYCT sets new single-day pandemic-era ridership record Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR: Another week of carload gains, intermodal traffic losses Read More »
Canadian Pacific
CP honors three grain elevators' efforts during past crop year Read More »
Labor
NCCC, BMWED extend contract cooling-off period into December Read More »

November 9

People
LRW honors Sander as Member of the Year Read More »
Safety
AIHA provides free occupational health resources to freight-rail workers Read More »
Passenger Rail
CapMetro logged 2 million riders in September Read More »
Passenger Rail
Study confirms VTA's single bore tunnel proposal for extension Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
United Nations Global Compact enlists CN as member Read More »
Intermodal
Global Port Tracker report: Despite healthy holiday shopping, imports aren't robust Read More »

November 8

C&S
Illinois, Ohio commissions approve grade crossing upgrades Read More »
People
Former railroad CEOs Gaskins, Hagen and Krebs enter hall of fame Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA appoints Febles IG, resumes Blue Line service at closed stations Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Private, public sectors show support for rail Interchange project in Washington Read More »
Canadian Pacific
October grain volume: New monthly record in the books for CP Read More »
Financials
BNSF's revenue rose, income and volume fell in Q3 Read More »

November 7

Passenger Rail
APTA honors RTD with top marketing award Read More »
People
OmniTRAX industrial team members earn global recognition Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Iowa Interstate renames Illinois yard to honor longtime leader Robert Pietrandrea Read More »
People
In memoriam: Major Alaska Railroad contributor, former Alaska Gov. Bill Sheffield Read More »
Passenger Rail
VTA seeks more federal funding for Silicon Valley project Read More »
Labor
IAM workers ratify national labor agreement with major freight roads Read More »

November 4

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Plasser, AECOM, STV, Knorr-Bremse, Thales, Wabtec and Cylus (Nov. 4) Read More »
People
NARBW elects Carmouche president Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metrolink to break ground on Burbank speed improvement project Read More »
C&S
Kentucky to provide grants for 17 crossing projects Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Canadian government, Lac-Megantic agree on land sale for rail bypass project Read More »
People
Bouchard becomes Caltrain's first executive director Read More »

November 3

People
DRPT names Trogdon public transportation chief Read More »
People
BNSF's Taylor takes home AAR's top environmental professional award Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN logs another grain movement record in October Read More »
Passenger Rail
Canadian government advances high-frequency rail procurement process Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP opens grain transload terminal at Chicago-area intermodal hub Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN derailment causes acid spill, evacuation in Louisiana town Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR: U.S. carload tally in October reached year's highest monthly mark Read More »

November 2

People
Gleeson to lead sales, marketing for New York & Atlantic Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Watco completes expansion, upgrades at Texas terminal Read More »
Shippers
Highbar to build Class I-served steel mill in Arkansas Read More »
People
ONTC: Moore steps down as CEO, Evans fills in as leader Read More »
BNSF Railway
Coast Guard releases final environmental analysis of BNSF's proposed North Dakota bridge project Read More »
People
MBTA leader Poftak to step down in 2023 Read More »

November 1

Passenger Rail
UTA attains Urban Design honor for TRAX light-rail system Read More »
Passenger Rail
TTC reaches 33 billion rides since 1921 launch Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Tyson Foods honors Iowa Northern Railway as 'premier carrier' Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA's Silver Line extension to open Nov. 15 Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX rail improvement project underway in North Carolina Read More »
Intermodal
IANA: Q3 intermodal volume dropped despite higher container counts Read More »
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