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Rail News: February 2018

February 28

Passenger Rail
Charlotte transit agency cuts ribbon for Blue Line light-rail extension Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metrolinx to launch grocery pickup at GO train stations Read More »
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Short Lines & Regionals
First train leaves Bloom Lake Iron Ore Mine Read More »
Shippers
NYSDOT grant awarded to rail siding project on NS line Read More »
Passenger Rail
Dewberry inks contract to support LIRR second-track expansion Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF to spend $110 million on Nebraska maintenance projects Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
FRA report details drone use on international railroads Read More »
Passenger Rail
Indiana lawmakers consider repeal of light-rail ban Read More »

February 27

People
RPA names Colucci VP resource development Read More »
Passenger Rail
MARTA rolls out free Wi-Fi on trains Read More »
PTC
PTC, low ridership prompt UTA to end Pleasant View commuter-rail service Read More »
People
MARS elects 2018 officers Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Ontario releases hydrogen-powered train study Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
South Shore adds rail-car storage capacity Read More »
Passenger Rail
Los Angeles Metro breaks ground on Purple Line Extension's second phase Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF posts higher revenue, lower operating ratio in 2017 Read More »

February 26

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Bombardier, Bihrle, ARI, Holland and Harting (Feb. 26) Read More »
Intermodal
Port Manatee explores global business opportunities Read More »
People
Bi-State Development names Smith VP of procurement Read More »
C&S
Ohio panels OK grade-crossing improvement projects Read More »
Mechanical
TransLink fast-tracks delivery of new SkyTrain cars Read More »
Passenger Rail
Buffalo agency taps WSP for light-rail environmental review Read More »
Mechanical
GE inks $1 billion locomotive agreement in Ukraine Read More »
PTC
Caltrain's board to consider PTC contract with Wabtec Read More »

February 23

People
TriMet names Devine interim general manager Read More »
MOW
LIRR to replace ties, renew crossings on Montauk Branch Read More »
People
Annis, Berman to lead California transportation agencies Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit logged more than 47 million rides in 2017 Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
Canadian panel OKs funds to improve access to CN line Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
CABT: Municipal leaders ask Congress to oppose bigger trucks Read More »
Passenger Rail
VTA releases final environmental report for BART Silicon Valley extension Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Feds certify D.C.'s transit-rail safety oversight program Read More »

February 22

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Trimble, Ferrellgas, Presto Geosystems, Trinity, Trackmobile and STV (Feb. 22) Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Washington state DOT solicits proposals for freight-rail service operator Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF budgets $150 million for Illinois projects Read More »
Passenger Rail
New York to award grants for rail, port upgrades Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. rail traffic up 3 percent in Week 7 Read More »
Amtrak
NTSB: Truck was on tracks, gates were down before Amtrak crash Read More »
Mechanical
Metra to buy 21 used EMD locomotives Read More »
People
Rinaldi named president of Metro-North Read More »

February 21

Rail Industry Trends
DART to expand on-demand shuttle service to light-rail stops Read More »
Passenger Rail
FTA: Commuter-rail corridor improvements may qualify for grants Read More »
Passenger Rail
Cleveland RTA mulls delaying fare hike Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF slates $110 million for Oklahoma capex projects Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
STB: Class Is start 2018 with smaller workforce Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit taps Siemens for light-rail substations Read More »
Sustainability
EPA certifies emission-reduction system for NCDOT locomotive Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
TSB: More rail accidents reported last year in Canada Read More »

February 20

Passenger Rail
Los Angeles Metro marks 25th anniversary Read More »
Shippers
FTZ warehouse opens near JAXPORT Read More »
Safety
Caltrain launches grade crossing improvement projects Read More »
Safety
North Dakota rail safety inspectors issued 49 violations in 2017 Read More »
Passenger Rail
Ontario OKs backup power contract for Eglinton Crosstown light rail Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
North Carolina Railroad takes on drainage project in High Point Read More »
MOW
Baltimore transit agency unveils subway closure details Read More »
Canadian Pacific
CP offers new service for shipping perishables Read More »

February 16

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Brookville, Stantec, FOSA and Bombardier (Feb. 16) Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak employees ratify SMART TD contract Read More »
Labor
BLET names Lyons to advisory board Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF budgets $625 million in capex for Texas, Kansas and Missouri Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Amtrak-CSX, LIRR accidents prompt NTSB to issue 'urgent' safety recommendations Read More »
Passenger Rail
Report: Twin Cities' light-rail lines attract $8 billion in development Read More »
PTC
FRA to provide $73 million for PTC, crossing improvements Read More »
PTC
PTC hearing: Amtrak to suspend operations over non-compliant routes after 2018 Read More »

February 15

Amtrak
Rail Passengers Association slams Trump proposal to cut Amtrak funding Read More »
MOW
WMATA gears up for rail improvement projects Read More »
Internet-Digital
Siemens, Atlanta Streetcar ink digital services pact Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FTA lowers grant ratings for Amtrak tunnel, bridge projects Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Intermodal trend continues for U.S., Canadian railroads in Week 6 Read More »
People
Trump nominates Drake to serve as FTA administrator Read More »
Passenger Rail
NJ Transit OKs alignment for Hudson-Bergen light-rail extension Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
NTSB to FRA: Require railroads to screen for sleep disorders Read More »

February 14

Shippers
Shale Support opens Louisiana rail terminal Read More »
People
Sound Transit names Arnold customer experience chief Read More »
Intermodal
Ports of Indiana logged 5 percent growth in 2017 Read More »
PTC
Denver RTD tests PTC, crossing technology on G Line Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Ontario taps Collenette to chair high-speed rail board Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF budgets $135 million for Montana improvements Read More »
Mechanical
TriMet unveils plans to replace oldest light-rail vehicles Read More »
People
Batory confirmed as FRA administrator Read More »

February 13

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from West Memphis Transload, Pandrol, Nisus, HNTB and AREMA (Feb. 13) Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
T&I Committee to mark up rail data security legislation Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Louisville & Indiana uses logo to honor, recruit veterans Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Schumer calls on USDOT to reconsider sleep apnea rule Read More »
PTC
Wabtec inks $62 million PTC contract with SunRail Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Trump's infrastructure plan draws mixed reviews Read More »
MOW
Baltimore's subway system closed for emergency repairs Read More »
Amtrak
Trump's FY2019 budget would slash Amtrak funding Read More »

February 12

Passenger Rail
Coalition seeks Northeast Corridor funding in Trump's infrastructure plan Read More »
Passenger Rail
TransLink served record number of riders in 2017 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Rail Workforce Collaborative forms to tackle recruitment, training issues Read More »
People
Rising Stars nomination deadline is Friday Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Report: Hall steps down as FRA's acting administrator Read More »
Passenger Rail
L.A. Metro crews ready Green Line for Crenshaw/LAX connection Read More »
Passenger Rail
Four teams vie to build Chicago O'Hare express rail line Read More »
Kansas City Southern
Kansas City Southern de Mexico to serve new energy terminal in Bajio region Read More »

February 9

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Biarri Rail, Cummins, Strato and HNTB (Feb. 9) Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
BLET reaches tentative contract with M&NA Read More »
Mechanical
Ontario Northland to speed up locomotive overhauls Read More »
Security
Secure Rail adds sessions to conference lineup Read More »
C&S
Metrolink nets $10.5 million to modernize signals, track Read More »
Safety
Operation Lifesaver: U.S., Canada to join forces for 2018 Rail Safety Week Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
G&W posts Q4 revenue, income growth; forms alliance with Cargomatic Read More »
Passenger Rail
Montreal light-rail construction to begin in April Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Short-line tax credit extension included in budget bill Read More »

February 8

Passenger Rail
TTC to temporarily halt service to accommodate light-rail construction Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Caltrain to launch mobile ticketing app Read More »
People
Curtis named president of BNSF Logistics Read More »
Passenger Rail
Infrastructure Ontario shortlists five bidders for GO Transit expansion project Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF slates $160 million in capex for Washington state Read More »
MOW
CTA to use fees from ride-hailing apps to repair rail Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP reports PTC status for Q4 2017 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR: No warning signs in January rail traffic Read More »

February 7

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Progress Rail, ARI, A. Stucki and RSI (Feb. 7) Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
Industry-Railway Suppliers acquires ESCO, signs Pandrol distribution pact Read More »
MOW
SANDAG opens new rail bridge over San Diego River Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Alaska Railroad announces Gold Spike award winners Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Six former MMA employees plead guilty to federal charges in Lac-Megantic disaster Read More »
Passenger Rail
Massachusetts DOT updates South Coast Rail environmental report Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF reports record year for economic development Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
NTSB: Sleep apnea probable cause of NJ Transit, LIRR accidents Read More »

February 6

People
Trump taps Gruters to serve on Amtrak board Read More »
People
MacDonald named chair of LOSSAN rail agency Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit to hold hearings for West Seattle, Ballard light-rail extensions Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Texas Central picks Northwest Mall location for Houston bullet-train station Read More »
MOW
MBTA awards rail repair contract to SPS New England Read More »
Passenger Rail
CTA wraps up Wilson Station reconstruction project Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
Loram, GREX announce merger agreement Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF joins BiTA to help set technology standards Read More »

February 5

Rail Industry Trends
PANYNJ hires consultant for more analysis of cross-harbor freight program Read More »
People
Miles named director of Port of Indiana-Jeffersonville Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA completes work on three NTSB safety recommendations Read More »
Passenger Rail
PATH logged record ridership in 2017 Read More »
People
Alaska Railroad installs Lindamood as VP of engineering Read More »
Intermodal
IANA: Healthy international container traffic drove intermodal volume gain in 2017 Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak train collides with CSX train in South Carolina Read More »

February 2

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from GE, Fluor, Trinity, RSI and moovel (Feb. 2) Read More »
People
Denver RTD names Ford chief operating officer Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP redesigns its charity program Read More »
Passenger Rail
Keolis among 15 companies to sign 'shared mobility' manifesto Read More »
PTC
House railroad subcommittee schedules PTC hearing Read More »
People
Rising Stars nomination deadline is in two weeks Read More »
Shippers
Vancouver Energy: Gov. Inslee's crude-oil permit rejection is 'anti-development' Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Heitkamp introduces two-person crew legislation Read More »

February 1

Passenger Rail
BART tests service monitors at fare gates Read More »
People
Carload Express names new executives Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. intermodal traffic outpaces carload volume in Week 4 Read More »
Security
Secure Rail Conference to be held April 24-25 Read More »
Passenger Rail
California agency slots $51.9 million for passenger-rail upgrades Read More »
Canadian Pacific
CP opens Shanghai office Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak train carrying GOP lawmakers hits truck at grade crossing Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF budgets $3.3 billion for 2018 capex plan Read More »
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