Progressive Railroading

Newsletter Sign Up
Stay updated on news, articles and information for the rail industry



This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.


View Current Digital Issue »


RAIL EMPLOYMENT & NOTICES



Rail News: December 2020

December 30

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Vossloh, Stantec, CAI, Alstom, Cylus and FSI (Dec. 30) Read More »
Passenger Rail
ACE offers means-based fare option Read More »
Shippers
Retailers urge USTR to avoid tariffs on Vietnamese goods Read More »
Mechanical
Sound Transit tests new light-rail vehicles Read More »
Safety
NTSB investigating fatal accident of Housatonic Railroad worker Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Canada to help fund rail infrastructure improvements in Alberta Read More »
Mechanical
BART to pause Bombardier rail-car delivery to address reliability concerns Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FRA: PTC is operating on all required rail lines Read More »

December 29

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from RailSolutions, Thales, Bombardier, Alstom, TranSystems and Cyient (Dec. 29) Read More »
People
Santa Clara VTA names new board leadership Read More »
Intermodal
SSA cranes set to arrive at Oakland port Read More »
Passenger Rail
CDPQ Infra unveils REM light-rail project in Montreal Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FAA issues new rules for drone operations Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak preps for Moynihan Train Hall opening Read More »
Passenger Rail
Virginia DRPT, Maryland DOT seek input on multimodal improvements Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FRA proposes changes to PTC reporting requirements Read More »

December 28

People
MARTA's board elects new leadership Read More »
Security
Metrolink installs antimicrobial air filters on rail cars Read More »
MOW
FRA, RailTEC investigate crosstie spike fastener failures Read More »
Passenger Rail
Ontario government issues RFPs for Ontario Line subway project Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
AAR praises stimulus bill, short-line tax credit measure Read More »
Passenger Rail
Inglewood issues DEIR for proposed elevated light-rail line Read More »
PTC
Metro-North, LIRR, New Mexico Rail Runner complete PTC implementation Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Intermodal gain bolsters U.S. rail traffic in Week 51 Read More »

December 23

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from 360 Transit Alliance, Wabtec, Keolis, Bombardier OneRail, Cubic and HDR (Dec. 23) Read More »
Mechanical
NORTA takes over streetcar operations, maintenance Read More »
Intermodal
Port NOLA to buy land for new container terminal Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. Class I workforce contracted in November, STB data shows Read More »
People
Caltrain CEO Hartnett to step down Read More »
Canadian Pacific
CP completes purchase of Detroit River Rail Tunnel Read More »
Passenger Rail
CTA Red Line extension enters next phase of development Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
CN, CP exceed grain revenue limits for 2019-2020 crop year Read More »

December 22

Security
SEPTA union criticizes COVID quarantine policy Read More »
People
Metrolink's board elects new leadership Read More »
Security
CDC panel prioritizes transit workers for COVID-19 shots Read More »
People
TriMet GM Kelsey to retire Read More »
People
Patriot Rail appoints Nelson to succeed Whiteman as CFO Read More »
MOW
CREATE project wraps up, reduces delays for Metra, CP trains Read More »
MOW
North Carolina DOT awards grants to fund rail infrastructure projects Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Congress passes massive bill, including COVID relief for Amtrak, short-line tax credit Read More »

December 21

High-Speed Rail
Palmdale City Council OKs high-speed rail station plans Read More »
Passenger Rail
OCTA sets first rail for future Orange County light-rail system Read More »
People
VRE board elects executive committee Read More »
Kansas City Southern
KCS wraps up Holiday Express fundraiser for Salvation Army Read More »
People
Pacific Harbor Line President Cliatt named to FAMU board Read More »
Safety
BLET calls for buffer-car safety standard on hazmat trains Read More »
Mechanical
TransLink picks Bombardier to supply new SkyTrain rail cars Read More »
PTC
NJ Transit completes PTC implementation Read More »

December 18

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from RSI, Stadler, Rail Vision, Wabtec, Transit Wireless and Fabasoft (Dec. 18) Read More »
People
Port Manatee's board names Bellamy chair Read More »
Passenger Rail
Chicago RTA approves 2021 budgets, capital programs for regional transit Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Maryland DOT seeks input on state rail plan Read More »
Intermodal
GCT Deltaport completes rail yard expansion Read More »
Passenger Rail
FTA awards CIG grants to transit-rail projects Read More »
MOW
North Carolina Railroad wraps up rail bridge replacement project Read More »
Mechanical
Canadian Pacific to develop hydrogen-powered locomotive Read More »

December 17

Passenger Rail
Sound Transit light-rail project reaches milestone Read More »
People
DCTA elects new officers Read More »
Canadian Pacific
Canadian Pacific, IBEW agree to five-year labor pact Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Intermodal gain drives total U.S. rail volume increase in Week 50 Read More »
Amtrak
OIG: Amtrak could better measure PTC system reliability Read More »
M&A
South Dakota rail board finalizes sale of Sioux Valley Line Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN announces partnership for new Alabama logistics park Read More »
Passenger Rail
MTA OKs 2021 budget, postpones service cuts and layoffs Read More »

December 16

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from ARS, BSD, HDR, Hub, Urban and HNTB (Dec. 16) Read More »
Safety
OLI report highlights rail safety education efforts Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX designates Tennessee rail property a 'Select Site' Read More »
PTC
South Florida RTA receives PTC certification for rail corridor Read More »
Safety
NTSB calls for tank-car placement to mitigate hazmat train risks Read More »
Passenger Rail
FTA funds transit access improvements Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FRA final rule requires states to report grade-crossing safety plans Read More »
People
Biden to nominate Buttigieg as transportation secretary Read More »

December 15

Passenger Rail
DART D2 Subway project recognized for excellence Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metra expands bike-car pilot Read More »
Passenger Rail
RTD-Denver launches mobile ticketing on Lyft Read More »
People
Foothill Gold Line Authority's board reelects Sandoval, Carder Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Transit execs call on Congress to pass relief bill before recess Read More »
MOW
NYCT to begin final phase of Rutgers rail tunnel rehabilitation Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Transport Canada proposes new data collection regs for Class Is Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF designates three new 'certified' sites Read More »

December 14

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from ARM, Alstom, Teleste, Dewberry, Urban and ASLRRA (Dec. 14) Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FTA gives transit agencies a break from certain rules during pandemic Read More »
Safety
Operation Lifesaver launches new first-responder safety course Read More »
Passenger Rail
Virginia transportation board OKs revenue program to fund rail improvements Read More »
Intermodal
Schneider Bulk Express Intermodal expands to Canada via CN Read More »
Safety
WMATA issues investigative report on working conditions Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Huron Central Railway shutdown date extended to June 2021 Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FRA issues final rule on freight-rail brake safety tests Read More »

December 11

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Loram, Wabtec, Siemens, TranSystems, Trinity and Burns (Dec. 11) Read More »
Passenger Rail
Brightline seeks bond sale to finance Florida rail expansion Read More »
Safety
Rail safety group urges more caution during switching operations Read More »
Passenger Rail
MBTA to slash rail service due to employee COVID-19 absences Read More »
Passenger Rail
Florida DOT to fund Tampa Streetcar expansion Read More »
PTC
NJ Transit will meet PTC deadline, CEO says Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN slates March 2021 opening for new Wisconsin terminal Read More »
Safety
NTSB recommends safety measures in light of CSX derailment Read More »

December 10

High-Speed Rail
U.S. Rep. Moulton introduces high-speed rail bill Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
OmniTRAX, affiliated railroads aid local pandemic relief efforts Read More »
Mechanical
VIA Rail advances procurement process for rail maintenance centers Read More »
Intermodal
PANYNJ logged TEU, rail volume growth in October Read More »
MOW
Caltrain to replace Guadalupe River rail bridge Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FRA updates rail equipment accident, incident reporting regs Read More »
Passenger Rail
KC Streetcar to receive full federal funding request Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Total U.S. freight-rail volume climbs in Week 49 Read More »

December 9

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Cordel, CTOS, Bombardier, Wood, Icomera and Wago (Dec. 9) Read More »
High-Speed Rail
WSDOT report outlines high-speed travel in Pacific Northwest Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak adds new digital payment options Read More »
Sustainability
CSX achieves highest rating on global climate change list Read More »
MOW
Michigan DOT awards grants for grade crossing surface improvements Read More »
Passenger Rail
Gov. Murphy announces $190 million in Newark Penn Station renovations Read More »
People
UP taps Richardson as EVP, top legal officer, corporate secretary Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
California awards $392 million to freight, passenger rail projects Read More »

December 8

Passenger Rail
NYCT nears completion of OMNY implementation Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
APTA, Transit release transit ridership trend estimator Read More »
Passenger Rail
VRE updates long-term capital improvement plan Read More »
Logistics
Alpenglow, USA Rail open newest terminal in Texas Read More »
Sustainability
CN, CP recognized for actions on climate change Read More »
Passenger Rail
Environmental report drafted for Valley Link passenger-rail project Read More »
M&A
R. J. Corman acquires short lines, transload service provider Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak, Delaware complete Northeast Corridor track project Read More »

December 7

Internet-Digital
STM wraps up cellular data project Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
STB to host conference on class exemption, revocation issues Read More »
Passenger Rail
Caltrain adopts FY2021 budgets Read More »
C&S
Ohio panel OKs short lines' grade crossing projects Read More »
Passenger Rail
LA Metro certifies EIR for East San Fernando Valley light-rail project Read More »
Passenger Rail
SacRT awarded state funding for light-rail improvements Read More »
Passenger Rail
Feds award $638 million to Valley Metro's South Central light-rail expansion Read More »
MOW
CSX names construction manager for CREATE grade separation, Forest Hill Flyover projects Read More »

December 4

Supplier Spotlight
Rail suppliers news from Hub, USIS, Voith, Wabtec, Bombardier, Wi-Tronix and NRC (Dec. 4) Read More »
M&A
West Virginia Rail Authority to acquire, operate rail line Read More »
Canadian Pacific
CP raises funds for homeless veterans Read More »
Passenger Rail
RTD-Denver approves 2021 budget, 400 worker layoffs Read More »
Safety
FTA awards grant to improve pedestrian detection at rail crossings Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Baldwin reintroduces shipper 'fairness' bill Read More »
Amtrak
Feds, Amtrak settle disability discrimination case Read More »
MOW
CTC awards grant to Stockton grade separation project Read More »

December 3

Passenger Rail
Minneapolis Met Council earns top credit ratings Read More »
Passenger Rail
New Orleans RTA introduces accessible streetcars Read More »
Labor
BLET ratifies contract with New York, Susquehanna & Western Railway Read More »
Security
NJ Transit to test technology to combat coronavirus Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CN, CP set new grain haul records in November Read More »
Security
Two women charged with train terror attack in Washington Read More »
Canadian Pacific
CP proposes new transload hub in British Columbia Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR: Intermodal volume drove rail traffic growth in November Read More »

December 2

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Alstom, Simmons, MOW Equipment, Pettibone; and in memoriam: Harold Brace and John Barriger (Dec. 2) Read More »
Kansas City Southern
KCS issues challenge grant as part of Holiday Express fundraiser Read More »
Sustainability
Sound Transit's Link light-rail now runs on clean energy Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN renews support of supply chain education, research programs Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA proposes ending weekend rail service, closing stations Read More »
People
Patriot Rail names Butler to its board Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak wins Metrolink operating contract Read More »
Canadian Pacific
CP, Hapag-Lloyd extend rail pact, add Port Saint John service Read More »

December 1

People
In memoriam: Former BLET General Counsel Ross Read More »
Passenger Rail
LA Metro program seeks to address quality of life Read More »
Labor
TTC event aims to recruit women rail operators Read More »
Intermodal
Rail cars rolling on new track at Garden City Terminal Read More »
Passenger Rail
VIA Rail logs ridership, revenue drop in Q3 Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FTA issues grants for transit innovation projects Read More »
People
Amtrak names Gardner president Read More »
M&A
CSX to acquire Pan Am Railways Read More »
<< Previous Next >>
December 2020
S M T W T F S
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31      

RAIL NEWS ARCHIVES


2021
 1
2020
 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12
2019
 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12
2018
 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12
2017
 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12
2016
 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12
2015
 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12
2014
 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12
2013
 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12
2012
 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12
2011
 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12
2010
 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12
2009
 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12
2008
 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12
2007
 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12
2006
 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12
2005
 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12
2004
 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12
2003
 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12
2002
 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12
2001
 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12
2000
 8  9  10  11  12