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Rail News: February 2016

February 29

Rail supplier news from Vertex, Thales, Timken and VeRail Technologies (Feb. 29) World Trade Center's Oculus set to open Thursday Caltrain fare hike takes effect Puentes tapped to lead Eno Center for Transportation USDOT seeks new FASTLANE grant applicants FRA unveils online tool for bridge inspection reports Sound Transit restores funding for two light-rail extensions Short-line tax credit would be permanent under BRACE Act

February 26

Caltrain solicits customer feedback on service enhancements Sound Transit's rail routes logged record ridership in 2015 KCS to kick off PTC field integration tests next week WMATA to beef up police patrols on trains, buses BNSF announces capex plans for Missouri, Colorado Kansas City streetcar, L.A. line extension to open in May CP cites growing shipper support for NS merger deal, while UPS and TTD voice objections Amtrak: STB's proposed policy change would prioritize freight trains

February 25

Iowa panel OKs 'LIFTS' funds for freight transportation improvements Metra tests onboard Wi-Fi, meets on-time performance goal for January WMATA to improve radio, wireless coverage in subways Florida East Coast Railway to offer new intermodal booking tool online MBTA reviews Green Line Extension project, seeks public input Kansas City Southern set to begin $5.6 million in Louisiana projects University of Michigan reveals plans for Ann Arbor light-rail route AAR: U.S. railroads log traffic increase in Week 7; crude oil shipments down 17 percent in 2015

February 24

Rail supplier news from GE, Siemens, Schneider and NRC (Feb. 24) Canada forms Parliamentary Rail Caucus Sound Transit to expand reduced fare program to commuter-rail routes WMATA to provide new data feed for mobile app developers North Carolina business park designated CSX 'Select Site' BNSF details 2016 capex plans for Nebraska, New Mexico FRA budget would double rail bridge inspectors, Schumer says Higher-speed rail route in Michigan would be profitable, study finds

February 23

AAR debuts latest version of 'Freight Rail Works' campaign SamTrans names Kay chief financial officer RTD kicks off testing on new commuter-rail lines CSX joins Nasdaq-100 Index LIRR, Metro-North logged mechanical performance records in 2015 Watco rail center plan advances in Nevada Infrastructure Ontario, Metrolinx unveil short list of firms to build Finch West light-rail project TIGER's eighth round to fund $500 million in grants

February 22

UP named to 'Most Admired' list BNSF's credit rating upgraded CN issues $500 million debt offering Millar named Washington state's acting transportation secretary FTA to host listening session on proposed safety plans BLET reaches tentative pact with Illinois Railway; and in memoriam: Lori Dewey Ohio DOT slates meetings for Cincinnati commuter-rail line CREATE Program awarded $1.25 million for Chicago grade separation project

February 19

Mooney visits Appalachian Timber Services, Biden tours New Orleans port Amtrak now allows pets on long-distance routes STB: Class I employment drops in all categories in January DART to install cameras on light-rail trains Report: Shuster leaning toward 'no' on CP-NS merger DC Streetcar to start serving riders next week FRA awards $10 million to states to upgrade grade crossings California changes direction of high-speed rail plan

February 18

Rail supplier news from Wells Fargo Rail, Siemens, Miller; and in memoriam: Joseph Sloat (Feb. 18) Group formed to study return of Amtrak's Gulf Coast service AAR: Carload traffic decline continues in Week 6 L.A. Metro tests security technologies to reduce fare evasion BNSF to spend $350 million on maintenance in Washington, Minnesota FTA issues record of decision, FEIS for Durham-Orange light-rail project CSX expects significant decline in Q1 earnings Amtrak seeks $1.8 billion in FY2017 budget request

February 17

The sights at Secure Rail 2016 Metro Transit renames rail station after Minnesota Vikings' new stadium Twin Eagle launches terminal operations at Texas rail park California lawmaker introduces bill to allow voters to nix high-speed rail project MNDOT slates meetings for Minneapolis-Duluth higher-speed rail route APTA, forum agree to promote near field communication technologies USDOT awards rail safety grants to North Dakota, Wisconsin Anacostia Rail short line hires Bjornstad as president FRA to states: Check crossings connected to traffic lights

February 16

'Rising Stars' nominations due Friday Rail supplier news from Bombardier, OnTrackNorthAmerica, Alstom and HNTB (Feb. 16) Iowa Pacific divests equity interest in Andean Railways Drew Lewis, former U.S. transportation secretary and UP chief, dies CTA logged record rail ridership in 2015 WMATA solicits public input on $3.1 billion budget for FY2017 CSX to cut back on car repair facilities L.A. Metro nets $300 million for rail projects; Caltrain to receive funds for electrification CP to seek declaratory order from STB on voting trust issue

February 12

Rail supplier news from Kelso, Phoenix Contact, NRC and Parsons (Feb. 12) Congressional reps visit Progress Rail, PortaCo Canadian Pacific unveils new website to promote NS merger proposal Metrolink to speed up test trains on 91/Perris Valley Line expansion Metrolinx to improve Bloor Street GO Transit Station MBTA inks $16.2 million contract with J.F. White to repair railroad bridge TransLink names Desmond CEO TSB: Worn car components contributed to 2014 train derailment

February 11

L.A. Metro mulls parking fee at nine stations SacRT eyes 20 percent fare hike to cover FY losses NCDOT marks halfway point on Piedmont Improvement Program Washington House passes rail worker transportation safety bill MTA to sell $500 million in 'green' bonds to fund infrastructure upgrades U.S. carload traffic still mired in shrinking pattern, AAR data shows Washington transportation commission adopts CBR safety rules CN details 2016 capex plan

February 10

Rail supplier news from duostech, Knorr-Bremse, Alstom, and Skelly and Loy (Feb. 10) MTA seeks community input on rehab work for Hurricane Sandy-damaged tunnels Retail imports to grow 4.5 percent in year, Global Port Tracker says Genesee & Wyoming reports fourth-quarter earnings decline Obama's budget proposal allocates funds for transit-rail projects Amtrak urges STB to consider on-time performance at intermediate stations CP seeks NS shareholder support for proposed merger

February 9

Connecticut Commuter Rail Council names Gildea chair L.A. Metro Gold line extension to feature six new park-and-ride facilities  Toronto Transit Commission unveils 2016 customer charter, pledges to reduce subway delays Denver RTD runs train simulation software to test traffic signals on R Line Building materials company to renovate long-vacant facility on Indiana short line Panama Canal expansion: Sill reinforcement work complete FTA unveils details of transit safety plans Port of New York and New Jersey set cargo record in 2015

February 8

Rail supplier news from WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff, Eurovia, REMSA, Wi-Tronix and Orgo-Thermit (Feb. 8) Two state panels OK rail crossing safety upgrades TransLink kicks off SkyTrain station upgrades Bay Area transit systems log ridership records during Super Bowl week Lynch to succeed Foltz as Georgia Ports Authority executive director Indiana port handled second-highest annual volume since 1994 UP reports 3 percent fewer crossing accidents in 2015 Obama's proposed gas tax would fund high-speed rail, public transit

February 5

Tradepoint Atlantic appoints Thomas to oversee short line's development Metro-North's New Haven Line broke all-time ridership record in 2015 Caltrain appoints Burns to oversee electrification effort NJ Transit strike looms as negotiations fail to reach agreement IANA: Intermodal grew 2.8 percent in Q4 Maryland Transit Administration inks rail-car overhaul contract with Bombardier NS facilitated $4.2 billion in industrial investment in 2015 NYC Mayor de Blasio unveils $2.5 billion Brooklyn-Queens streetcar proposal

February 4

Minnesota Lt. Gov. Smith promotes grade crossing project in Moorhead LRIW elects five new board members Arizona panel OKs upgrade of Union Pacific crossing in Tucson FRA releases status of railroads' PTC timelines L.A. Metro unveils 'operation shovel ready' to advance transit projects Ontario issues second 'green' bond, secures funding for transit-rail projects FRA gives green light for rebuild of Baltimore/Washington airport's rail station AAR: U.S. railroads post 'solid' intermodal traffic in January, but carload results disappoint

February 3

Rail supplier updates from Greenbrier, United Rail, dFuzion and Hub Group (Feb. 3) SacRT seeks public input on recruitment of next GM, CEO North Carolina DOT unveils ad campaign for passenger-rail service Cybersecurity a major topic featured at Secure Rail conference In memoriam: Transportation policy visionary Gil Carmichael Elliott: STB reauthorization implementation 'well underway' CP publishes third white paper on NS merger Report: CN, CSX, NS won't meet 2018 PTC deadline MTA Metro-North, LIRR log strong ridership gains in 2015

February 2

TTC reports record customer satisfaction rating, decreased subway delays in 2015 MBTA debuts accessibility improvements to South Acton Station Connecticut panel OKs $17.5 million to improve Danbury Branch Line FRA, District DOT to host public meeting on Long Bridge project SEPTA unveils $19.6 million terminal upgrades at 69th Street station Metra RFP seeks manufacturer for new rail cars Siemens to open rail services center in California NTSB opens docket on Philadelphia Amtrak derailment

February 1

Rail supplier updates from Siemens, Alstom, Kelso and AREMA (Feb. 1) Paskett, Lowenthall appointed to California High-Speed Rail Authority Canada to open new office to support Lac-Megantic's redevelopment AAPA: Cargo volumes point to need for infrastructure upgrades MBTA commuter trains achieve best on-time rating in December EMD wraps up Metrolink's first Tier 4 locomotive STB receives first letters of support for CP-NS merger << Previous Next >>
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