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Rail News: February 2017

February 28

Passenger Rail
Sound Transit kicks off light-rail tunnel construction in downtown Bellevue Read More »
Labor
ATU Local 689 threatens to reject overtime work at WMATA Read More »
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Amtrak
Amtrak ready to take over Hoosier State service Read More »
Shippers
Georgia, Virginia ports seek federal approval of 'East Coast Gateway' pact Read More »
Passenger Rail
Caltrain pushes back start date for electrification construction Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF's 2016 earnings hit by decline in coal, crude oil volumes Read More »

February 27

Rail Industry Trends
PennDOT seeks more community input in transportation planning Read More »
PTC
Caltrain nixes PTC contract with Parsons Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
AASHTO to Congress: Fix transportation funding Read More »
Passenger Rail
Gov. Brown deems Orange County streetcar line a 'high-priority' Read More »
Labor
WMATA takes legal action to enforce anti-fatigue policy Read More »
People
Metra CEO Orseno to retire by 2017's end Read More »

February 24

Passenger Rail
WMATA aims to cut electricity costs Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP to host hearing on police department standards Read More »
Security
L.A. transit board approves multi-agency police contract Read More »
Mechanical
Progress Rail, PHL to test Tier 4 switch locomotive Read More »
Passenger Rail
Connecticut panel OKs $50 million for CTrail Hartford Line Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX extends nomination deadline to March 10 Read More »

February 23

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Greenbrier, PNC, Road and Rail, and HNTB Corp. (Feb. 23) Read More »
People
Reading & Northern appoints Clark to oversee anthracite coal business Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S., Canadian railroads report higher traffic in Week 7 Read More »
Passenger Rail
New York City subway ridership slipped 0.3 percent in 2016 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
STB: Class I employment dropped in January Read More »
Passenger Rail
MBTA lists bidders for Green Line light-rail extension Read More »

February 22

Rail Industry Trends
Report: Rail industry optimistic about Trump's pro-business stance Read More »
MOW
Metra slates meeting on Fox River bridge replacement project Read More »
Canadian Pacific
CP unveils logo during Canada's sesquicentennial year Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit light-rail ridership rose 65.8 percent in 2016 Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF customers' 2016 development projects worth $3.5 billion Read More »
PTC
APTA: Commuter railroads on target to meet PTC deadline Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX to cut 1,000 management jobs Read More »

February 21

Passenger Rail
Milwaukee Streetcar track installation to start in April Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Short-line tax credit bill introduced in U.S. Senate Read More »
Passenger Rail
Infrastructure Ontario issues RFP for Metrolinx rail tunnel Read More »
Intermodal
Port of Baltimore logged record cargo traffic in 2016 Read More »
Passenger Rail
PANYNJ's 10-year capital plan includes $2.7 billion for Hudson tunnel project Read More »
Passenger Rail
FTA delays grant for Caltrain's electrification project Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX's Ward, Gooden to retire May 31; Eliasson named president Read More »

February 17

People
Rising Stars nomination deadline is today Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from IBM, Union Tank Car, Road and Rail, Pettibone and WAGO (Feb. 17) Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP named 'most admired' by Fortune magazine Read More »
Passenger Rail
Massachusetts Gov. Baker launches search for MBTA CEO Read More »
CSX Transportation
Mantle Ridge responds to CSX's call for shareholders' meeting Read More »
BNSF Railway
Illinois AG, BNSF reach settlement over Galena crude-oil spill Read More »
Amtrak
Moorman makes Amtrak's case to Congress Read More »
Safety
Canada's safety board seeks strategies to reduce severity of hazmat derailments Read More »

February 16

Safety
New Jersey congressmen want greater transparency in rail safety audits Read More »
People
CP names Brooks senior VP, chief marketing officer Read More »
Passenger Rail
Mercer Island to sue Sound Transit, WSDOT over light-rail plans Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
STB adopts tentative measure of average change in rail industry productivity Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. rail traffic inched up 2.6 percent in Week No. 6 Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
SoftBank to acquire Fortress Investment Group Read More »

February 15

Passenger Rail
BART board greenlights plan to modernize El Cerrito del Norte Station Read More »
Passenger Rail
CTA board OKs $42.9 million project to upgrade three substations Read More »
Passenger Rail
NARP: Delaying Caltrain electrification funding could increase cost Read More »
Canadian Pacific
CP campaign calls for more locomotive video, voice recorders Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
Norfolk Southern opens new locomotive repair shop in Chicago Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX shareholders to meet to consider Mantle Ridge, Harrison proposals Read More »

February 14

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Konecranes, Alstom, NRC, Network Rail and Quandel (Feb. 14) Read More »
Passenger Rail
U.S. Rep. Courtney aims to block funding for FRA's Northeast Corridor plan Read More »
Passenger Rail
Connecticut completes rehab project for New Haven Line station Read More »
CSX Transportation
Dewberry to prepare master plan for CSX intermodal hub Read More »
High-Speed Rail
California high-speed rail agency unveils online vendor registry Read More »
Intermodal
Virginia International Gateway project begins at Port of Virginia Read More »

February 13

Passenger Rail
SEPTA gears up for 'Key' fare payment launch Read More »
Intermodal
Port of Indiana-Jeffersonville surpasses 2 million tons of cargo in 2016 Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Short Line Safety Institute launches safety tip program Read More »
Passenger Rail
CTA to build new rail station near Chicago's United Center Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX extends board nominee deadline for 2017 annual meeting Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Alaska Railroad cuts employees, costs to address operational losses Read More »
Passenger Rail
FTA pulls some WMATA funding for now Read More »

February 10

Intermodal
IANA launches new web tool for potential customers Read More »
Passenger Rail
Oklahoma City officials kick off streetcar construction Read More »
Passenger Rail
MBTA commuter-rail operator unveils severe weather advisory system Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN reveals 2017 capex plans Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S., Canadian rail traffic up, Mexican rail traffic down in Week 5 Read More »
Intermodal
Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor logs 2.6 million tons of cargo in 2016 Read More »

February 9

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Trimble, Greenbrier, AECOM and Transdev (Feb. 9) Read More »
People
Patriot Rail restructures commercial sales team Read More »
Passenger Rail
PANYNJ issues RFP for LaGuardia AirTrain system Read More »
MOW
Virginia issues RFP for manager of Atlantic Gateway rail projects Read More »
Financials
Genesee & Wyoming posts earnings growth in Q4 2016 Read More »
Passenger Rail
Caltrain challenges GOP call to block grant for electrification project Read More »

February 8

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Archer Western, Sasser, Savage, Railmark and RailPros; and, in memoriam: Robert Bartholic (Feb. 8) Read More »
Passenger Rail
VRE slates meetings on proposed 3 percent fare hike Read More »
Passenger Rail
CTA kicks off $23 million Blue Line station rehab project Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Texas Central reaches 'milestone' on land options for high-speed rail Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
G&W to acquire Heart of Georgia Railroad Read More »
Safety
NTSB: Defective axle led to Casselton crude-oil train derailment Read More »

February 7

People
Texas short-line association elects Treangen president Read More »
Mechanical
WMATA to retire 4000-series rail-car fleet Read More »
Intermodal
Georgia Ports Authority slates new development; Port Everglades logs record TEUs Read More »
Mechanical
Cracks prompt SEPTA to pull 90 subway cars from service Read More »
Passenger Rail
L.A. Metro advances proposals to fast track Measure M projects Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Industry coalition asks Trump for long-term Highway Trust Fund fix Read More »

February 6

Safety
Ohio commission OKs crossing upgrades in five counties Read More »
Intermodal
Indiana's Mount Vernon port tops record in Q4 Read More »
Passenger Rail
Rhode Island DOT seeks proposals for new commuter-rail station Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX slates public meeting on Illinois intermodal terminal Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metro-North logs ridership record, slates meeting for Port Jervis Line upgrades Read More »
Intermodal
IANA: Intermodal shipments rose 1 percent in Q4, fell 2 percent for full year Read More »

February 3

Passenger Rail
LIRR unveils firms qualified to bid on $2 billion expansion project Read More »
Security
Denver RTD officer fatally shot outside Union Station Read More »
People
KCS appoints Barr to VP human resources Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
Union Pacific OKs $3.1 billion capex plan Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metrolinx, Infrastructure Ontario seek firms to build Hamilton light-rail project Read More »
People
G&W Chairman Fuller to retire in May Read More »

February 2

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from AECOM, Alstom, Siemens and RSI (Feb. 2) Read More »
Shippers
NITL elects Pileggi chairman Read More »
Passenger Rail
MBTA fiscal control board OKs contract for new commuter-rail station Read More »
People
MTA appoints Irick NYCT's acting president, Monaghan police chief Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Cuomo awards $25 million in grants for New York rail, port projects Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. rail traffic rose slightly in January Read More »

February 1

Passenger Rail
Pittsburgh transit agency OKs Wi-Fi at light-rail stations Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
OmniTRAX, real estate firm to develop industrial hub warehouses Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Minneapolis light-rail routes spur $6.8 billion in development, Met Council says Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Short-line tax credit bill reintroduced in Congress Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak names Feidt executive vice president, CFO Read More »
People
U.S. Senate confirms Chao as transportation secretary Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR: Freight railroads to spend $22 billion on capex in 2017 Read More »
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