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Rail News: December 2012

December 28

Passenger Rail
APTA: Take a train or bus and save more than $9,000 a year Read More »
People
UTU's Strunk to retire rather than assume general secretary, treasurer role Read More »
Passenger Rail
GO Transit to add travel options in January Read More »
Intermodal
Virginia DOT to advance intermodal connector project for Norfolk port Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit names new light-rail station, adds round trip to Sounder train Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Canadian environmental agency seeks public participation to help assess proposed ore line Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. roads tallied traffic gains in week No. 51 Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
USDOT finalizes changes to New Starts/Small Starts grant program Read More »

December 27

People
VIA Rail Canada appoints Mallory, Sergieh to its board Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
USDOT arm to provide grants for University Transportation Centers Read More »
Intermodal
Port authorities association turns 100 Read More »
Passenger Rail
Twin Cities' Central Corridor attracts $1.2 billion in real estate development Read More »
Passenger Rail
West Virginia authority seeks more public input on state rail plan Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit to develop transit-oriented development strategy Read More »
Labor
Light-rail strike averted, Valley Metro says Read More »
BNSF Railway
Berkshire sells second short line to meet STB divestiture obligation Read More »
High-Speed Rail
China launches service on world's longest high-speed rail line Read More »

December 26

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier updates from Bombardier, Siemens, Ansaldo STS, Alstom, Stage 8 and Parsons Brinckerhoff (Dec. 26) Read More »
People
NRC honors Railroad Construction CEO Daloisio as hall of fame inductee Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak names Hardison chief of marketing, sales Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
RTA: Tie production, purchases slowed last month Read More »
Kansas City Southern
Kansas City Southern aims to carry 2012 successes into 2013, CEO Starling says Read More »
Passenger Rail
Massachusetts Lt. Gov. Murray, MBTA break ground for new commuter-rail station Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
Norfolk Southern to launch more intermodal services along Crescent Corridor Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit's 2013 budget focuses on ridership growth, light-rail expansions Read More »

December 21

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier updates from Greenbrier, Thales, Bombardier, CBS Outdoor and Atkins (Dec. 21) Read More »
C&S
Ohio utilities commission OKs upgrades at two crossings Read More »
Passenger Rail
San Diego transit agency temporarily closes Fifth Avenue Trolley Station for renovation Read More »
Passenger Rail
Twin Cities' Metropolitan Council picks two firms for Southwest Line's preliminary engineering work Read More »
People
Indiana Rail Road, Watco make upper management changes Read More »
Passenger Rail
Ottawa council OKs Confederation Line light-rail project Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR: More mixed traffic results for U.S. railroads Read More »
M&A
STB blesses Genesee & Wyoming's RailAmerica acquisition Read More »

December 20

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier updates from Alstom, Siemens, Trinity, Harsco, Arriva and SISCOG (Dec. 20) Read More »
Intermodal
Virginia port sets November volume records; Florida port gains marine terminal operator Read More »
Labor
With two more agreements in place, 'labor situation is settled,' Canadian Pacific says Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FRA issues record of decision for Chicago-St. Louis corridor Read More »
Passenger Rail
CTA's board approves $1.4 billion budget for 2013 Read More »
People
CSX reassigns Bethel, Lonegro and Brandt to high-ranking positions Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
USDOT signs $1.55 billion funding agreement for Honolulu transit-rail project Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Canadian Transportation Agency: CN, CP slightly exceeded their grain revenue caps in latest crop year Read More »
Passenger Rail
MTA: CEO Lhota to step down, board approves 2013 budget and fare hikes Read More »

December 19

People
Houston METRO CEO Greanias to resign Read More »
M&A
American Railcar's proposed acquisition price 'grossly undervalues' the company, Greenbrier says Read More »
Passenger Rail
Cleveland RTA approves operating, capital budgets for 2013 Read More »
MOW
Wisconsin DOT allocates funds for freight-rail restoration project Read More »
Labor
Number of U.S. Class I workers nudged up in November Read More »
Mechanical
Metrolink to buy Tier 4-compliant locomotive engines from EMD Read More »
Passenger Rail
PATH resumes service at Hoboken Station, promotes Marino Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FRA to address hours-of-service recordkeeping, engineer certification as part of USDOT initiative Read More »
High-Speed Rail
FRA issues record of decision for Chicago-St. Louis corridor Read More »

December 18

Federal Legislation & Regulation
Partnership for Public Service again honors STB as top small agency workplace Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
Union Pacific, Cargill expand Kansas elevator's capacity Read More »
Kansas City Southern
KCSM honors 15 Mexican shippers' emission-reduction efforts Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak appoints Nichols chief transportation officer Read More »
Passenger Rail
TriMet fare increase, service cuts blamed for 3Q ridership slip Read More »
High-Speed Rail
FRA signs Record of Decision for Virginia passenger-rail study Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
Illinois congressman calls on CN to help Metra expand Heritage Corridor service Read More »
Labor
Major port strike possible if longshoremen's association, maritime alliance fail to reach agreement soon, National Retail Federation says Read More »
Mechanical
Fort Worth transportation agency prefers diesel multiple units for TEX Rail Read More »

December 17

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier updates from Vossloh, Alstom, Harbor Rail, Michael Baker, Global Railway, HDR and PricewaterhouseCoopers (Dec. 17) Read More »
People
Soy Transportation Coalition elects officers; Intermodal Transportation Institute adds board members Read More »
People
Fuchs becomes Wisconsin & Southern's GM; MacDonald joins TTCI board Read More »
MOW
L.A. crews begin utility work on Regional Connector light-rail project Read More »
Intermodal
Long Beach port posted steep volume rise, L.A. port registered large drop in November Read More »
MOW
New York DOT releases draft environmental report on Portageville Bridge project Read More »
Passenger Rail
USDOT approves $120 million loan for Dallas light-rail extension Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Maryland Transit Administration sends Red Line environmental statement to FTA Read More »
High-Speed Rail
FRA signs Record of Decision for Virginia passenger-rail study Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Schenk reappointed to California high-speed rail board Read More »

December 14

Passenger Rail
LIRR unveils environmental assessment for Colonial Road project Read More »
Intermodal
Long Beach port gains pier stakeholder; Savannah port gains electrified gantry cranes Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metropolitan Council awards $10 million for transit-oriented development in Twin Cities Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Another weekly traffic decline for U.S. roads as holidays draw near Read More »
Passenger Rail
Delaware River Port Authority, PATCO set 2013 budget Read More »
Intermodal
Florida East Coast, Port Everglades to jointly promote container transfer facility Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN lands export coal contract, forges another EJ&E-related voluntary mitigation pact Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak eyes high-speed trains in Northeast Corridor, launches Norfolk service Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Amtrak eyes high-speed trains in Northeast Corridor Read More »
High-Speed Rail
U.S. high-speed association honors Diridon, Richard and Perl Read More »

December 13

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier updates from L.B. Foster, Progress Rail, NRC and Interfleet (Dec. 13) Read More »
Labor
Canadian Pacific, Teamsters' MOW division reach tentative agreement; BLET members ratify Montana Rail Link pact Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Carload Express, Hannibal Real Estate revive rail line in Ohio Read More »
Passenger Rail
Capitol Corridor posted slight decline in November ridership Read More »
MOW
Alaska Railroad: FRA signs off on environmental report for crossing project, girders reach site of bridge project Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Transportation Services Index slipped in October Read More »
MOW
NJ Transit resumes full service on Raritan Valley Line, promises better preparation for future storms Read More »
Passenger Rail
USDOT, Charlotte officials break ground on new streetcar starter line Read More »

December 12

Canadian Pacific
Hurricane Sandy update: Canadian Pacific presents $250,000 to relief effort; LIRR operating full rush-hour service Read More »
Class Is
TTCI's FAST program wins UIC research award, AAR says Read More »
Amtrak
Mica's latest hearing on Amtrak to examine high-speed rail in Northeast Corridor Read More »
People
Patriot Rail promotes Eyermann, assigns Marzec to VP post Read More »
Passenger Rail
Santa Clara VTA completes creek restoration as part of BART Silicon Valley project Read More »
Passenger Rail
Massachusetts Gov. Patrick kicks off first phase of Green Line extension project Read More »
PTC
FRA proposes amendments to PTC regulations Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
'Fair Rail Freight Service Act' enters Canadian legislature; additional rail regulation isn't warranted, CN and CP say Read More »

December 11

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier updates from Bombardier, RailComm, Greenbrier, Thales and Trinity (Dec. 11) Read More »
Kansas City Southern
Kansas City Southern moves wind towers from Colorado to Mexico Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak set ridership, ticket revenue records in Thanksgiving period Read More »
Passenger Rail
BART to give hiring preference to job-seeking veterans Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP to display Genset switcher at Chicago yard Read More »
Intermodal
Seattle port pursues new 25-year plan Read More »
Passenger Rail
New York DOT to construction manage, Amtrak to operate Rochester intermodal center Read More »
Passenger Rail
APTA: Transit ridership rose 2.6 percent in 2012's first nine months Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Michigan DOT, FRA sign track purchase agreement with NS Read More »

December 10

C&S
Washington transportation commission allocates funds for three crossing projects Read More »
Amtrak
Sen. Brown calls for relocating Amtrak service in Ohio Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
STB seeks nominees for four rail advisory committee seats Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX: New Georgia industrial park a 'Select Site' Read More »
Shippers
PANYNJ approves operating budget for 2013 Read More »
Passenger Rail
Transport Canada: Light-rail station completed in Calgary, contract awarded for Evergreen Line in British Columbia Read More »
People
Women Executive Network names CP's O'Hagan one of Canada's 'most powerful' female executives Read More »
Passenger Rail
Union Depot's $243 million restoration completed in St. Paul Read More »

December 7

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier updates from Bombardier, Alstom, Siemens, CTC and Parsons Brinckerhoff (Dec. 7) Read More »
MOW
GO Transit completes switch replacement project Read More »
MOW
Alameda Corridor authority seeks construction management consultant for two grade separations Read More »
Intermodal
Long Beach port, Panama Canal Authority renew 'mutually beneficial' pact Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NRC's Baker to review Hurricane Sandy response efforts at next week's RailTrends conference Read More »
Intermodal
Florida East Coast adds containers for intermodal business Read More »
Passenger Rail
Santa Clara VTA receives $50 million state grant for BART extension Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR: Another plus for intermodal, minus for carloads on U.S. roads' ledger in November Read More »
Amtrak
Post-Hurricane Sandy: Amtrak requests $336 million in emergency funds; New Jersey Transit estimates damage at $400 million Read More »
High-Speed Rail
GAO: California high-speed rail cost estimates are accurate - for the most part Read More »

December 6

M&A
U.S. Development Group sells five crude-by-rail terminals to Plains All American Pipeline Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
LaHood to testify at House transportation committee hearing on high-speed rail Read More »
Intermodal
Oakland port seeks design-build contractor, rail operator for new yard Read More »
Passenger Rail
Canada's transit ridership grew 3.2 percent in 2012's first half Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
STB schedules oral argument for BNSF, Union Pacific dispute; extends comment deadline for proposed Tongue River line study Read More »
Passenger Rail
Ottawa recommends Rideau Transit Group to build light-rail line Read More »
Labor
Strike ends at L.A.-area ports Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak, CSX lease agreement takes effect for Hudson Line Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Amtrak, CSX lease agreement takes effect for Hudson Line Read More »

December 5

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier updates from GE, Nomad Digital, Alstom, ProTran, Avtec and Vanasse Hangen Brustlin (Dec. 5) Read More »
MOW
North Carolina DOT lets contract for freight-rail project Read More »
Passenger Rail
UTA to mark opening of new FrontRunner South Line Read More »
People
SEPTA promotes Lund to assistant GM; Valley Metro names Brown chief engineer Read More »
MOW
RTA: Tie production exceeded purchases again in October Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NRC's Baker to review Hurricane Sandy response efforts at next week's RailTrends conference Read More »
MOW
New Jersey Transit resumes Gladstone Branch service Read More »
Intermodal
State, local pact will enable South Carolina to build intermodal facility for Charleston port Read More »
Canadian Pacific
Canadian Pacific: New 'rapid change agenda' includes job cuts, headquarters relocation, DM&E line divestiture and mid-60s operating ratio Read More »

December 4

Intermodal
Seattle port sets next year's budget Read More »
Passenger Rail
VIA Rail completes service improvements, reports third-quarter results Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
Union Pacific reports mixed coal train counts for November Read More »
Passenger Rail
L.A. transportation authority to host meeting on Union Station master plan Read More »
Labor
WMATA pursues 'comprehensive approach' to fatigue management Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX deems North Carolina industrial area a 'Select Site' Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN's corporate culture among Canada's most admired, Waterstone says Read More »
Passenger Rail
New York-area port authority to consider $2.7 billion budget proposal for 2013 Read More »

December 3

Mechanical
Idle reduction initiative pays dividends for Alaska Railroad Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metrolink reports ridership record for Thanksgiving weekend Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FRA provides grant for trackwork in Alabama Read More »
MOW
Honolulu transit officials receive first steel shipment for rail project Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit to host public meetings on Tacoma Link expansion Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Genesee & Wyoming lands its largest Utica Shale customer Read More »
Canadian Pacific
Canadian Pacific: The latest on a PRB extension, police association pact and Regina intermodal facility Read More »
Passenger Rail
DART opens new segments on Blue, Orange lines Read More »
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