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Rail News: December 2011

December 29

Passenger Rail
Columbia Tap Trail reopens near METRO line in Houston Read More »
People
Capital Metro Chairman Martinez is APT's 'government leader of the year' Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Australian cyclone derails train, washes out track, Genesee & Wyoming says Read More »
Financials
RAC report: Canadian railroads increased investments, revenue in 2010 Read More »
MOW
Upgrades to BNSF mainline in North Dakota might start in spring Read More »
Passenger Rail
Amtrak to lead next phase of Lancaster station renovations Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
AASHTO lists 'Top 10' transportation issues for 2012 Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
CP above, CN below government-set grain revenue caps Read More »

December 28

Supplier Spotlight
Updates from GE Transportation, Bombardier, RailComm, ProTran1, Gannett Fleming and Skelly and Loy Read More »
People
McGrath rejoins SMART as CFO Read More »
People
Soy Transportation Coalition's top officers retain seats Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Watco forms compliance services division Read More »
Passenger Rail
TriMet marks one-year milestone for Portland-Milwaukie light-rail bridge Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
ASLRRA: Tax credit extension measure won't be in place by year's end Read More »
Labor
U.S. Class I workforce leveled off in November Read More »
Passenger Rail
Poll respondents favor user fees, PPPs to pay for transportation, Reason Foundation says Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Now available: Near-term outlook report for U.S. high-speed and intercity passenger rail Read More »

December 27

Passenger Rail
SMART completes bond sale Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
STB schedules oral arguments for chemical transportation dispute Read More »
MOW
RTA: Tie production nudged down, purchases nose-dived in November Read More »
Passenger Rail
Long Island, Metro North railroads post ridership gains in December Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR: U.S. railroads registered more traffic gains in week No. 50 Read More »
Financials
Metra approves 2012 budget, fare increases Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FTA funds transit climate change adaptation pilot projects Read More »
Labor
TCU, UTU members ratify railroad contracts Read More »
High-Speed Rail
CHSRA: Definitions for project-related jobs estimates 'imprecise and potentially confusing' Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Americans favor user fees, PPPs to pay for transportation improvements, according to Reason Foundation poll Read More »

December 22

Supplier Spotlight
Updates from EVRAZ, Armtec and NRC Read More »
People
Hare to remain Canadian Transportation Agency’s chairman Read More »
Passenger Rail
Twin Cities' Central Corridor light-rail projects help spur additional development, Metropolitan Council says Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Farmrail taps into the Anadarko Basin’s oil production-related traffic Read More »
Mechanical
WMATA withdraws 16 rail cars from service after 'mechanical failure' Read More »
Intermodal
CSXT to start on-dock rail services at Virginia port next month Read More »
Labor
BLET, Amtrak agree on tentative five-year deal Read More »
Passenger Rail
MTA OKs 2012 budget and four-year financial plan Read More »
High-Speed Rail
California congressman requests GAO study of California high-speed rail project Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Siemens to manufacture more high-speed trains for Russian Railways Read More »

December 21

Passenger Rail
VTA to upgrade elevators, escalators at eight light-rail stations Read More »
Class Is
Toyota Canada honors CN's service performance Read More »
Labor
UTU, sheet metal workers' union now merged as SMART Read More »
Passenger Rail
VIA Rail Canada introduces new schedule for Montreal-Ottawa-Toronto service Read More »
Kansas City Southern
KCS' annual carloads to exceed 2 million for first time, CEO Starling says Read More »
Passenger Rail
Houston's METRO posted ridership gain in November Read More »
Financials
Capital Metro OKs long-term financial plan Read More »
C&S
Public-private partners cap off Canadian corridor program's first project Read More »

December 20

Supplier Spotlight
Updates from Alstom, Thales, Progress Rail, Sumitomo, The Andersons and Miner Enterprises Read More »
Passenger Rail
CTA to install movie, video game kiosks at stations Read More »
People
RailAmerica CMO Patterson to retire at year's end Read More »
Labor
BLET's advisory board urges members to ratify NCCC agreement Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metrolink, LIRR launch efforts to better communicate travel times Read More »
Passenger Rail
Pittsburgh port authority to begin testing cars on light-rail extension Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN, CP sign grain service-enhancement pacts with global food manufacturer Read More »
Safety
Rail fatalities rose in 2010, NTSB data shows Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Now available: Near-term outlook report for U.S. high-speed and intercity passenger rail Read More »

December 19

People
Watco assigns Rhodes, Cathey to short-line GM posts Read More »
Mechanical
North Carolina DOT commissions commuter locomotive Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Minneapolis rail interchange receives $10 million in federal funds Read More »
Passenger Rail
GO Transit completes improvements to Clarkson Station Read More »
Labor
CN, steelworkers union reach tentative agreement for MOW workers Read More »
Intermodal
Long Beach port lands TIGER III grant, logs volume drop in November Read More »
Mechanical
CTA removes new rail cars from Pink Line service after inspectors find flaws Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
APTA provides update on surface transportation bill negotiations, other rail legislation Read More »

December 16

C&S
Ohio commission authorizes crossing upgrades Read More »
People
CP adds board members; BART elects officers Read More »
Passenger Rail
North Carolina DOT seeks eligible projects for 'Mobility Fund' allocations Read More »
Passenger Rail
TriMet begins public discussion of FY2013 budget; anticipates shortfall Read More »
MOW
NYCT to bring 'FASTRACK' to Lexington Avenue Line Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR: U.S., Canadian railroads maintained carload momentum last week Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit adopts 2012 budget, continues ST2 expansion and elects new chair Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
USDOT doles out 46 TIGER III grants totaling $511 million Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Congressional hearing on California HSR: Witnesses, committee members highlight concerns about and need for project Read More »

December 15

Supplier Spotlight
Updates from AECOM, Bombardier, BASF, HDR, Trinity, CIT and Schneider National Read More »
Passenger Rail
TriMet fare enforcement plan nets increase in citations, revenue Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Transportation Services Index slipped slightly in October, BTS says Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Senate committee OKs bill's key freight policy provisions, intermodal coalition says Read More »
Canadian Pacific
CP, Manitoba sign 10-year collaboration agreement Read More »
Passenger Rail
DART awards design-build contract for DFW Airport connection Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Sound Transit, GCRTA receive TIGER III grants Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
TIGER III grants to help fund NS intermodal projects in Pennsylvania, West Virginia Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Now available: Near-term outlook report for U.S. high-speed and intercity passenger rail Read More »

December 14

Safety
Damage prevention/loading group to become TTCI business unit Read More »
People
MARTA elects 2012 board officers Read More »
Passenger Rail
TriMet posts 2 percent gain in November ridership Read More »
Canadian Pacific
CP caps off first year of three-year mainline upgrade program Read More »
Passenger Rail
USDOT awards $15 million TIGER III grant for San Antonio intermodal hub Read More »
Mechanical
EPA grant to help repower two locomotives in New York Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
CATS' light-rail line lands federal funds, nets favorable FTA decision Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
TIGER III grants to help fund rail projects in four states Read More »

December 13

Supplier Spotlight
Updates from Stacy and Witbeck, AECOM, Siemens, Ansaldo and OPW Fluid Read More »
Labor
CN, Teamsters rail conference reach tentative agreement Read More »
Class Is
Class I-served frac sand plant coming to Illinois town Read More »
Passenger Rail
GCRTA approves 2012 budget Read More »
Intermodal
Florida intermodal facility, Illinois passenger-rail projects land TIGER III grants Read More »
Canadian Pacific
Long Beach port, CP address grain-handling capabilities Read More »
Passenger Rail
USDOT provides $116 million for new light-rail service in Utah Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Bipartisan Senate coalition calls for extension of mass-transit commuter benefit Read More »

December 12

People
NCTD's Miller named a 'premier IT leader' by Computerworld Read More »
People
BNSF, Watco make upper management changes Read More »
Mechanical
KCS takes delivery of seven GE locomotives Read More »
Mechanical
SEPTA receives $1.2 million federal grant to improve air quality Read More »
Passenger Rail
NICTD approves fare hike, considers another for 2012 Read More »
Class Is
New York provides economic development program dollars for several rail-related projects Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Rep. Smith reintroduces National Freight Mobility Infrastructure Act Read More »
Passenger Rail
VTA awards $722 million contract for BART extension Read More »
High-Speed Rail
USDOT obligates funds to IDOT for Chicago-Quad Cities service Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Georgia, D.C. receive funds to further study Southeast high-speed rail projects Read More »
High-Speed Rail
UIC reports outline environmental, economic benefits of HSR Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Ansaldo to supply signaling equipment for second phase of East European high-speed line Read More »

December 9

Supplier Spotlight
Updates from Stella-Jones, Ansaldo STS, Railinc and Crouch Engineering Read More »
Canadian Pacific
CP's logistics unit develops supply-chain solution for wind energy components Read More »
Mechanical
California short line acquires low-emission switcher Read More »
Passenger Rail
Massachusetts Lt. Gov. Murray tours MBTA station site Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Short-line tax credit extension bill racks up majority of House supporters Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR: U.S. carload volume reached eight-month high in November Read More »
Financials
PANYNJ approves preliminary $7 billion budget for 2012 Read More »
Passenger Rail
Public transit ridership increased in 2011's first three quarters, APTA says Read More »
Passenger Rail
Now available: Near-term outlook report for U.S. high-speed and intercity passenger rail Read More »
High-Speed Rail
House subcommittee hearing: Mica, Shuster, LaHood debate administration's execution of HSR program Read More »

December 8

MOW
North Dakota county OKs 'energy park' rail loop Read More »
Class Is
CSX offers online tools tailored for people with disabilities, language barriers Read More »
Passenger Rail
Las Vegas Monorail serves 50 millionth rider Read More »
Passenger Rail
Connecticut considers funds for rail station Read More »
Financials
Proposed lease accounting changes could erode U.S. economy, ELFA says Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
USDOT OKs I-5 bridge improvement plans Read More »
Canadian Pacific
CP opens Bakken-serving transload facility in Saskatchewan Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Bipartisan coalition urges Obama to support six-year transportation bill Read More »

December 7

Supplier Spotlight
Updates from CANARAIL, AECOM, Parsons Brinckerhoff, HDR, Gannett Fleming and Emerson Bearing Read More »
Passenger Rail
GO Transit opens new parking structure Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Enbridge Energy eyes unit-train loading facility in Bakken Shale; USDG opens terminal in Niobrara Shale Read More »
Passenger Rail
LACMTA begins testing trains, signal systems on Expo Line Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Illinois senators call on STB to reconsider Barrington grade separation; CN says decision shouldn't be reexamined Read More »
Canadian Pacific
CP rolls out new high-horsepower locomotives, initiates program to modernize yard motive power Read More »
Intermodal
L.A. port extends environmental report review period for BNSF's proposed intermodal facility Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Transit riders face higher commuting costs if Congress doesn't act, APTA says Read More »

December 6

Supplier Spotlight
Updates from Granite Construction, Keolis, ETA Transit, Brandt, Atlantic Track and Hatch Mott MacDonald Read More »
Passenger Rail
Columbus mayor creates commission to take part in proposed Georgia passenger-rail line Read More »
People
Watco, Patriot Rail assign three executives Read More »
Passenger Rail
Amtrak marks completion of Kansas station improvements Read More »
Passenger Rail
Minnesota rail authority issues RFPs, RFQ for St. Paul depot development Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP's PRB coal loadings nudged up in November Read More »
Canadian Pacific
CP to further push long-train envelope Read More »
Financials
WMATA's preliminary FY2013 operating budget proposes rush-hour expansion, fare increase Read More »

December 5

MOW
North Carolina, Illinois DOTs pursue proposed rail projects Read More »
Passenger Rail
Kansas DOT releases passenger-rail service development plan Read More »
C&S
FCC to review concerns raised by BART's cell phone policy Read More »
People
Buckingham Branch installs new CEO, president and SVP Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
USDOT OKs $280 million loan for Denver's Eagle P3 commuter-rail project Read More »
M&A
Watco to acquire Birmingham Southern Railway's assets Read More »
Safety
FRA issues advisory, final rule to help better protect rail workers Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
House Democrats introduce 'Buy America' bill for transportation, infrastructure Read More »
High-Speed Rail
House Democrats introduce 'Buy America' bill for transportation, infrastructure projects Read More »
High-Speed Rail
CHSRA selects preferred route for Merced-Fresno segment Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Kansas DOT releases passenger-rail service development plan Read More »

December 2

People
Adamiak assumes AVP post in KCS' sales and marketing department Read More »
Passenger Rail
Georgia DOT chooses real estate firm to develop Atlanta multi-modal hub Read More »
Passenger Rail
MDOT, MBTA solicit public comments on capital plans Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR announces more weekly traffic gains, adds Alaska Railroad as member Read More »
C&S
BART's board adopts new policy on cell phone interruptions Read More »
Canadian Pacific
CP, Iowa Northern forge mutually beneficial trackage rights pact Read More »
Labor
CTA, union agree to reinstate laid-off rail-car servers Read More »
Labor
Two more tentative agreements, one 'cooling-off' period extension thwart national rail strike, NCCC says Read More »

December 1

Supplier Spotlight
Updates from VTG Rail, Thales, Westport Innovations/EMD, RailWorks and Trinity Read More »
People
Sumwalt begins second term at NTSB Read More »
Passenger Rail
Amtrak marked record ridership during Thanksgiving holiday, preliminary figures show Read More »
Passenger Rail
RTD FasTracks program earns recognition for 'sound management' Read More »
C&S
North Carolina DOT proposes track, crossing upgrades; Washington commission OKs crossing project funds Read More »
Passenger Rail
MBTA posted ridership gains in October Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
RTA: Tie purchases, production tumbled in October Read More »
Passenger Rail
Federal funds available for Honolulu Rail Transit project, Sen. Inouye says Read More »
High-Speed Rail
California Legislative Analyst's Office finds 'major issues' with CHSRA business and financial plans Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Alstom unveils high-speed trains for United Kingdom, Italy Read More »
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