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Rail News: December 2018

December 28

Rail Industry Trends
Illinois Soybean Association hires containerized shipping campaign consultant Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Gannett Fleming, EllisDon, Alstom, HDR and Keolis (Dec. 28) Read More »
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People
In memoriam: Former BLET VP Willard Knight Read More »
Intermodal
New Orleans port expands Ports America partnership Read More »
People
Transportation leaders named in Colorado, Maine and New Mexico Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. rail carload, intermodal traffic rose in Week 51 Read More »
Labor
CP, Unifor ratify pact for mechanical employees Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF cranks up volume, caps off capital plan as year draws to a close Read More »

December 27

Passenger Rail
BART to build pedestrian bridge at Warm Springs station Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA continues upgrade of trackbed lighting at stations Read More »
Passenger Rail
FRA allows Denver RTD to proceed with corrective plan Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Texas DOT solicits public feedback on updated rail plan Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Transport Canada calls on railroads to revise work/rest rules Read More »
Mechanical
MBTA launches first new car on Green Line in a decade Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN meets year-end PTC deadline, applies for extension Read More »
Class Is
STB reveals four Class Is were 'revenue adequate' in 2017 Read More »

December 26

People
Baugh to chair Manatee County Port Authority for another term Read More »
People
Bi-State Development taps Roach to succeed Nations as CEO Read More »
Passenger Rail
GO Transit to boost Kitchener line commuter-rail service Read More »
Canadian Pacific
Canadian Pacific tallies 2018 Holiday Train donations Read More »
People
Transportation leaders named in Connecticut, Minnesota and Wisconsin Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit's board OKs 2019 budget Read More »
PTC
FRA provides grants for 11 PTC projects Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak orders 75 new locomotives from Siemens Read More »

December 21

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Trinity, Altech, Peerless, Quandel, Modjeski and Masters, and Alstom (Dec. 21) Read More »
PTC
Gov. Malloy: Connecticut passenger-rail lines will meet PTC deadline Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
STB seeks comments on Palmetto Railways' proposed Camp Hall line Read More »
People
BRS President Mason to retire on New Year's Day Read More »
Labor
CN, United Steelworkers forge tentative pact Read More »
PTC
Feds award PTC grants to Amtrak, Metra and NJ Transit Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit advances two light-rail extensions Read More »
Passenger Rail
Gov. Murphy signs NJ Transit reform bill Read More »

December 20

Mechanical
MBTA unveils first pair of new Orange Line subway cars Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
BLET, Wheeling & Lake Erie agree on tentative contracts Read More »
People
LA Metro taps Lee as first interim chief of staff Read More »
Intermodal
CN, Prince Rupert port mark container milestone Read More »
BNSF Railway
Minnesota council OKs agreements for Willmar Wye rail project Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Genesee & Wyoming subsidiary lands UK aggregate hauling contract Read More »
People
Trinity Metro selects Baulsir to succeed Ballard as CEO Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. railroads log carload, intermodal gains in Week 50 Read More »

December 19

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Alstom, A. Stucki, TranSystems and Stahl Recruiting (Dec. 14) Read More »
Passenger Rail
SORTA CEO Ferrell to resign Read More »
Passenger Rail
Milwaukee streetcar reports first-month ridership totals Read More »
Passenger Rail
Denver's RTD sends corrective action plan to FRA Read More »
Passenger Rail
PANYNJ's 2019 budget includes funds for PATH, Gateway projects Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak receives FRA grant for Washington Union Station project Read More »
Passenger Rail
FTA awards $16.6 million in TOD grants Read More »
People
Canadian Pacific Chair Reardon to retire, Courville to lead board in 2019 Read More »

December 18

People
Soy Transportation Coalition elects officers Read More »
MOW
Washington state panel OKs grade crossing projects Read More »
People
Santa Clara VTA elects O'Neill chair, Chavez vice chair Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN, Unifor reach tentative pact Read More »
MOW
Penn State Altoona to establish rail engineering scholarship Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
OmniTRAX affiliate to serve new Georgia-Pacific plant Read More »
Passenger Rail
DART to close on RRIF loan agreement for Cotton Belt project Read More »
PTC
NJ Transit to meet year-end PTC requirements, governor says Read More »

December 17

Safety
Alameda Corridor-East authority’s rail trench earns public works honor Read More »
Passenger Rail
TransLink contracts Shaw to develop systemwide Wi-Fi service Read More »
Passenger Rail
Oklahoma City's streetcar open for business Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metra pursues better passenger tracking system, rider app Read More »
Intermodal
Port of Long Beach expects to end 2018 with another cargo record Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA extends rush-hour program, improves rider alert system Read More »
People
Metrolink names LA Metro's Wiggins to succeed Leahy as CEO Read More »
CSX Transportation
Howard Street Tunnel project back on with CSX support, Maryland delegation says Read More »

December 14

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Alstom, GE, Bombardier, DXC Technology, HNTB and Ballard (Dec. 14) Read More »
People
Metrolink taps Filippi to head safety, security Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
APTA: Most commuters view public transit as key to their lifestyle Read More »
Passenger Rail
Houston METRO's $7.5 billion plan would double light-rail system Read More »
People
Norfolk Southern appoints Zampi VP, controller Read More »
Security
Secure Rail 2019 seeks presenters for expanded agenda Read More »
Shippers
G3 Canada, Parrish & Heimbecker advance grain facility plans Read More »
Safety
Indiana DOT awards Local Trax rail grants for crossing projects Read More »

December 13

Passenger Rail
DC Streetcar registers 3 millionth rider Read More »
Safety
Canada's TSB reveals cause of fatal 2017 derailment in British Columbia Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR: U.S. railroads post slight traffic gain in Week 49 Read More »
Passenger Rail
CTA lets contracts to advance two major projects Read More »
Mechanical
NJ Transit to buy 113 cars from Bombardier Read More »
Passenger Rail
VIA Rail orders 32 trainsets from Siemens Canada Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
Norfolk Southern will move its HQ to Atlanta Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Rail associations keep fingers crossed for short-line tax credit renewal Read More »

December 12

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from GE, Pandrol, Michael Baker, Urban Engineers, HNTB and NRC (Dec. 12) Read More »
Intermodal
Port of Long Beach to close crossing to improve rail operations Read More »
People
SANDAG appoints Ikhrata executive director Read More »
Passenger Rail
New York port authority brings Verizon service to PATH system Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Chicago Mayor Emanuel calls for state gas tax hike to fund transportation infrastructure needs Read More »
Logistics
BNSF Logistics taps Blume Global to power digital supply chain Read More »
Passenger Rail
New York state DOT lets design-build contract for Buffalo station Read More »
People
MBTA: Ramirez out, Poftak in as GM Read More »

December 11

People
Orange County transportation board names new members Read More »
Passenger Rail
NYCT targets higher speeds, functional signals on subway system Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Gulf Coast Switching reaches 10-year milestone Read More »
Passenger Rail
Report: LA Metro CEO endorses 'congestion pricing' system Read More »
People
Northern Plains Rail taps Mack as VP finance, marketing Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
BUILD grants pegged for additional rail-related projects Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
Norfolk Southern report outlines sustainability efforts in 2017 Read More »
Passenger Rail
Caltrans announces $600 million in funding for rail, transportation projects Read More »

December 10

Labor
BART OKs four-year pact with police officers Read More »
People
Operation Lifesaver taps Thomas as education manager Read More »
Passenger Rail
Valley Metro marks 10 years of light rail in Phoenix region Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FTA to increase random drug testing rate next month Read More »
Passenger Rail
MARTA board elects new leaders, advances new commuter-rail line Read More »
Intermodal
NRF: Major ports set import record in October Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
New Progressive Rail short line to operate BNSF lines in Washington state Read More »
Passenger Rail
Caltrain OKs option for more electric cars, adopts fare policy Read More »

December 7

Supplier Spotlight
U.S. Rep. Bustos tours Koppers tie plant Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives, Transit Innovations, Network Rail, Trimble and T. Parker Host (Dec. 7) Read More »
People
Sound Transit taps Lewis to manage engineering, construction Read More »
People
Reading & Northern taps Goetz as VP of MOW, Yoder as AVP of real estate Read More »
Passenger Rail
NJ Transit rolls out rider communications initiative Read More »
People
Trump to nominate Bragg, Jayne to Railroad Retirement Board Read More »
People
MTA hires signaling expert to fix NYC subway signal system Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
BUILD grants on way for rail work in five states Read More »

December 6

Supplier Spotlight
ITE closes on American Railcar acquisition Read More »
Safety
OmniTRAX subsidiary recognized for safety in Eagle Ford Shale region Read More »
Passenger Rail
TransLink to install better information signs, speakers at 33 stations Read More »
Passenger Rail
Buffalo agency seeks public input on planned rail extension Read More »
People
Police Chief Dunham joins MARTA executive team Read More »
Sustainability
Virginia panel approves rail grant, solicits FY2020 grant applications Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Watco assumes operations of Canadian short line Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR: U.S. monthly carload volume down for first time in nine months Read More »

December 5

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Alstom, dFuzion, MUL Railcars, CIT Group, AllTranstek and LTK (Dec. 5) Read More »
Passenger Rail
BART to test its first mobile ticketing app Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Alaska Railroad restores service after earthquake Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak to install digital info system at Philadelphia station Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Delmarva Central Railroad to operate two Delaware-owned rail lines Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA extends RFP deadline for Silver Line extension operator Read More »
PTC
FRA certifies PATH's PTC system Read More »
Canadian Pacific
CP and grain: New high efficiency train, new monthly volume mark Read More »

December 4

Passenger Rail
SFMTA, BART mark completion of Balboa Park Station upgrades Read More »
Passenger Rail
FRA wants Denver’s RTD to submit corrective plan for A-Line issues Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metrolink to make lower fare permanent on busy San Bernardino line Read More »
Safety
Michigan DOT awards funding for grade crossing projects Read More »
Passenger Rail
VIA Rail’s ridership rose for 11th-straight quarter in Q3 Read More »
People
Trinity Metro CEO Ballard to retire in April Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
AAR urges feds to be 'pro-innovation' with automation regs Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
Norfolk Southern to serve new Georgia inland port Read More »

December 3

Labor
Canadian Pacific, short line reach tentative labor agreements Read More »
MOW
RTA’s October tie counts: Production climbed, purchases fell Read More »
Passenger Rail
Las Vegas Xpress taps First Transit Group to operate X Train Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Alaska Railroad assessing earthquake damage Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
AAR, NRF call on Congress to pass new North American trade agreement Read More »
MOW
Wisconsin DOT issues grants, loans for eight freight-rail projects Read More »
Passenger Rail
FTA issues full funding agreement for OC Streetcar Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
Union Pacific to participate in Bush funeral procession Read More »
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