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Rail News: December 2019

December 30

Passenger Rail
PATCO moves forward with elevator installation project Read More »
Passenger Rail
LA Metro to restore street near Little Tokyo Station Read More »
Diversified Metal Fabrication Inc. | Sponsored
Next Generation Hyrail Looks To Reduce Costs From Installation To Maintenance
Safety
WMATA review of service disruption finds safety violations Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
USDOT seeks public input on rural transportation initiative Read More »
Internet-Digital
MTA solicits proposals for L Line tunnel wireless service Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. freight-rail volume decline continued in Week 51 Read More »
Internet-Digital
FAA proposes rule to better identify drones Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
South Dakota DOT to negotiate sale of Sioux Valley Line Read More »

December 27

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Vossloh Tie, Transdev, Keolis and TranSystems (Dec. 27) Read More »
Passenger Rail
New Orleans RTA restores some streetcar service Read More »
People
Minnesota Gov. Walz names Zelle chair of Metropolitan Council Read More »
Intermodal
BNSF-served Port of Quincy launches terminal expansion Read More »
Passenger Rail
DART backs new nonprofit to coordinate regional transit solutions Read More »
Canadian Pacific
Canadian Pacific publishes 2018 sustainability report Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Cuomo proposes new plan for high-speed rail in New York Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. Class Is employed fewer people in November Read More »

December 26

People
BART elects Simon president, Foley VP Read More »
Passenger Rail
MTA to make 70 subway stations ADA accessible Read More »
Safety
Freight-rail union calls on FRA to require air brake valve replacement Read More »
People
Sound Transit's board elects Keel chair, Constantine vice chair Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
T&I Chair DeFazio seeks LNG-by-rail safety analysis Read More »
Canadian Pacific
CP raises millions for food banks during 2019 Holiday Train tour Read More »
Passenger Rail
VRE to explore financial contribution for Potomac River rail crossing Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FRA extends deadline for intercity passenger-rail grants Read More »

December 23

Passenger Rail
New York City Transit reopens 168 Street, Astoria stations Read More »
Labor
BLET members ratify contract with Indiana Rail Road Read More »
C&S
Michigan DOT awards funds for grade-crossing projects Read More »
Labor
WMATA OKs labor contract with ATU Local 689 Read More »
Passenger Rail
MARTA selects joint venture to manage massive expansion project Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FRA sets up web page for reporting blocked crossings Read More »
Passenger Rail
MARC service to continue across West Virginia’s Eastern Panhandle Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Short-line tax credit extension signed into law Read More »

December 20

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from LTK, Railinc, Alstom and Michigan State (Dec. 20) Read More »
Security
Bi-State board approves Metro Transit-St. Louis security contracts Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metra solicits public input on new rail-car design Read More »
People
CSX names Vautrinot to board Read More »
Labor
RTD-Denver's board eyes reduced rail service in May Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN: Network performance is back to normal Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FRA proposes changes to track, brake system safety rules Read More »
Passenger Rail
CSX, Virginia reach $3.7B deal to expand passenger-rail service Read More »

December 19

Passenger Rail
Santa Clara VTA accepts audit's recommendations Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Transport Canada announces rail safety education grant award Read More »
Passenger Rail
Orange County transit authority passes FTA review Read More »
Passenger Rail
MTA approves $17B budget for 2020 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. railroads report another dip in traffic Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Reading & Northern expands coal marketing department, names Cerulli VP Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metro-North Railroad to replace Mount Vernon bridge Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
North American freight-rail industry backs new trade deal Read More »

December 18

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Alstom, Thales, Tai Ginsberg, Timken, Sperry Rail and NRC (Dec. 18) Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
North Carolina DOT recaps 2019 rail projects Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit to enter major light-rail construction in January Read More »
Passenger Rail
VIA Rail endorses government support for high-frequency rail Read More »
Passenger Rail
PANYNJ's 2020 budget includes millions for PATH rail projects Read More »
Intermodal
NS to install new tire pressure monitoring system Read More »
Mechanical
Cando Rail begins construction of rail-car terminal Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN to move rail traffic control operations to Edmonton Read More »

December 17

Passenger Rail
WMATA to rebuild four station platforms in 2020 Read More »
Passenger Rail
New York subway logs faster run times in November Read More »
Passenger Rail
Toronto Transit Commission OKs 2020 budget Read More »
Safety
NTSB: Metro-North, LIRR meet safety recommendations Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
ASLRRA: Short-line tax credit to be part of spending bill Read More »
People
CSX names Wall VP of labor relations Read More »
PTC
UP completes PTC implementation; interoperability work continues Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit to receive major federal grant, loan for light-rail extension Read More »

December 16

Passenger Rail
Lyft to offer rail-to-airport connection in Southern California Read More »
MOW
NCTD repairs Del Mar Bluff track washout Read More »
Passenger Rail
DART approves second TOD at SMU/Mockingbird Station Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
OmniTRAX pledges support for National Guard, Reserve Read More »
Labor
BLET, Pacific Harbor Line reach tentative contract Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Transportation Safety Board: Unsecured load led to CP derailment Read More »
Passenger Rail
Report: Metrolink's rail infrastructure to create 1.3 million jobs Read More »

December 13

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Iteris, HNTB, Nokia, Alstom, LTK and Penn Machine (Dec. 13) Read More »
Passenger Rail
Report: San Diego transit services boost regional economy Read More »
Passenger Rail
MTA hosts summit to accelerate signal system innovation Read More »
Passenger Rail
Bi-State CEO to explore takeover of St. Louis Streetcar Read More »
Shippers
CP, CN to serve two new G3 grain elevators Read More »
MOW
Pennsylvania OKs freight-rail projects for state funding Read More »
Mechanical
Rocky Mountaineer receives final car from Stadler order Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
USDOT unveils new loan program for short lines, regionals Read More »

December 12

Passenger Rail
MTA expands contactless fare payment system Read More »
Passenger Rail
Maryland DOT reopens renovated BWI Airport Station Read More »
Passenger Rail
CTA to triple digital advertising network Read More »
Passenger Rail
Brightline to build rail station in Boca Raton Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit nears completion of Northgate light-rail extension Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. rail traffic slump continued in Week 49 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
APTA: Public transit ridership rose in Q3 Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN grain shipments return to pre-strike pace Read More »

December 11

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Hitachi Rail, RKH, Siemens, Arup and FTS (Dec. 11) Read More »
Passenger Rail
TTC named top employer in Toronto Read More »
People
Cleveland RTA announces new board appointments Read More »
Passenger Rail
San Francisco MTA to hike cable car fares Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak honored for Chicago Union Station restoration project Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
APTA: House conference report includes provision to prohibit Chinese rolling stock procurements Read More »
Labor
WMATA, ATU Local 689 reach deal on four-year contract Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
AAR, truckers laud North American trade deal Read More »

December 10

Passenger Rail
WMATA extends wireless service on Green Line Read More »
Shippers
Retailers: Imports surged in November ahead of December tariffs Read More »
People
BRS elects Tarrant VP headquarters Read More »
Labor
SkyTrain strike averted: Union, TransLink reach tentative deal Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
U.S. Reps. DeFazio, Malinowski slam PHMSA for granting LNG-by-rail permit Read More »
Passenger Rail
Early construction work starts on NJ Transit resilience project Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP reorganizes marketing and sales structure Read More »
Safety
MBTA acknowledges safety review panel's recommendations Read More »

December 9

Federal Legislation & Regulation
Federal Highway Administration updates grade crossing handbook Read More »
People
Foothill Gold Line authority, Trinity Metro appoint board leaders Read More »
Passenger Rail
SMART to soon launch service to Larkspur, Novato stations Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
AAR, ASLRRA outline freight-rail industry's priorities for surface transportation reauthorization Read More »
Labor
Union: SkyTrain strike could start Tuesday Read More »
Mechanical
Amtrak: New Acela trains a boost to nation's economy Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Watco Australia moves first GrainCorp train Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX, Maryland find extra funding for Howard Street Tunnel project Read More »

December 6

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from TKDA, Wabtec, Teleste, Gradall, Icomera and Visiostack (Dec. 6) Read More »
Passenger Rail
TTC eliminates ticket, token sales at stations Read More »
PTC
SunRail to test PTC on central Florida rail corridor Read More »
C&S
Ohio, Washington regulators OK grade crossing safety upgrades Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA solicits input on rail service improvement study Read More »
Passenger Rail
NJ Transit seeks 'next-generation’ solutions for Meadowlands service

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CSX Transportation
CSX picks Kentucky rail bypass as latest ‘Select Site’ Read More »
Safety
Florida DOT launches crossing safety initiative Read More »

December 5

Passenger Rail
NJ Transit unveils performance dashboard Read More »
Passenger Rail
Orange County charts progress on streetcar work Read More »
Passenger Rail
MTA technology accelerator program expands to six agencies Read More »
Security
Secure Rail deadline approaching for 2020 conference presenters Read More »
Passenger Rail
Vancouver residents support TransLink expansion, improvement Read More »
Passenger Rail
TWU Local 100, BLET announce tentative agreements Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Gibson Energy, USD to build diluent recovery unit; CP, KCS to ship crude-oil product Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR: Uncertainty hurt rail traffic in November Read More »

December 4

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Wi-Tronix, Icomera, CloudMoyo, Alstom, HNTB and RSI (Dec. 4) Read More »
Labor
SEPTA-TCU Carmen ratify contract Read More »
Passenger Rail
UTA marks 20 years of light-rail service Read More »
Intermodal
Georgia Ports Authority touts rail cargo growth Read More »
Passenger Rail
Denver RTD to name interim GM in January Read More »
Intermodal
Port of Virginia kicks off first phase of port deepening project Read More »
People
Sound Transit appoints Cummings chief administrative officer Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN, Teck announce long-term coal shipping agreement Read More »

December 3

Passenger Rail
WMATA adds real-time rail data to Apple Maps Read More »
Passenger Rail
BART announces fare hike for 2020 Read More »
C&S
Illinois panel seeks applicants for grade-crossing grants Read More »
Passenger Rail
VIA Rail posts Q3 ridership increase Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
STB to revise railroads' waybill sample reports Read More »
Intermodal
PANYNJ, ExpressRail set records in October Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN revises full-year outlook to include strike's impact Read More »
Canadian Pacific
CP sets new monthly record for transporting grain Read More »

December 2

Federal Legislation & Regulation
USDOT solicits comments on new transportation tech council Read More »
Passenger Rail
MTA preps rail for winter weather Read More »
Passenger Rail
UTA pilots on-demand solution Read More »
Passenger Rail
Glen Ellyn Metra Station upgrade project receives federal grant Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
North American rail volume dipped in Week 47 Read More »
People
Gov. Wolf to nominate Gramian as PennDOT secretary Read More »
Passenger Rail
Toronto Airports Authority commits funds to Metrolinx extension Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN launches post-strike recovery plan Read More »
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