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Rail News: February 2019

February 28

Passenger Rail
PATH adds Sprint to complete cellphone service coverage Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
TSB: Broken axle led to CN coal train derailment Read More »
PowerRail Distribution | Sponsored
LED Bulbs – Are They Worth the Investment?
Passenger Rail
MTA adjusts fares, tolls as part of reforms Read More »
People
ASLRRA names Oelsner AVP data and technology Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF unveils capex projects for Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska Read More »
Passenger Rail
NJ Transit to restore full service of Atlantic City Rail Line in May Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. rail traffic down a bit in Week 8 Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak to provide matching funds for Southwest Chief route Read More »

February 27

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from RailWorks, Cubic, TRIG, STV, Sassar and KAI (Feb. 27) Read More »
Passenger Rail
WSDOT, Sound Transit to expand small business mentoring program Read More »
Passenger Rail
Cap Metro inks contractor to build downtown Austin station Read More »
Passenger Rail
LIRR trains collide after car drives around lowered gates Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF unveils $105 million capex plan for Montana Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Rail groups ask Congress to oppose lifting truck weight, size limits Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Watco announces Roach's retirement, changes at Chicago Ferro Terminal Read More »
Passenger Rail
New York's Cuomo, de Blasio propose restructuring of MTA Read More »

February 26

Passenger Rail
Regional Transportation District rebrands microtransit service Read More »
Labor
UE announces strike at former GE locomotive plant in Pennsylvania Read More »
Passenger Rail
LA Metro expands bike share network Read More »
People
TTCI hires Moreira to direct business development Read More »
Intermodal
Port of Long Beach closes rail crossing to improve operations Read More »
Safety
Georgia DOT partners with railroads to add grade crossing signage Read More »
Passenger Rail
MBTA, TransLink ready new commuter-rail stations Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF posts revenue, income growth in 2018 Read More »

February 25

Passenger Rail
Tutor Perini to take on major LA Metro station, NYC signal system projects Read More »
Passenger Rail
MBTA resumes construction of Green Line light-rail extension Read More »
Passenger Rail
MTA calls for more funding following NYC subway performance improvement Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF slates $175 million for capex projects in Washington Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
United Rail acquires New England Southern Railroad Read More »
Security
Secure Rail adds Dierkx to conference speaker lineup Read More »
Passenger Rail
NJ Transit, Amtrak wrap up early construction of Portal North Bridge replacement Read More »
M&A
Wabtec, GE Transportation complete merger Read More »

February 22

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Wabtec, BBM Railway, Trinity, SightLogix, Alstom and Shimmick (Feb. 22) Read More »
Passenger Rail
Rocky Mountaineer named a top employer in British Columbia Read More »
People
Cuomo nominates former FRA leader Feinberg to MTA board Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Texas Central names financial advisers for bullet-train project Read More »
C&S
Ohio panel OKs crossing projects for two Class Is, R. J. Corman Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit logged rail ridership increase in 2018 Read More »
Shippers
Walmart tests pilot program that calls for more rail Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metra to begin reverse-commute service from Chicago to Lake County Read More »

February 21

Shippers
Midwest Association of Rail Shippers elects 2019 officers Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Lycoming Valley Railroad honored as small business of the year Read More »
Intermodal
Port of Oakland gets new cranes to service megaships Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. rail carload, intermodal traffic fell in Week 7 Read More »
People
OmniTRAX adds Scott, Garin to board Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit proposes car maintenance facility, multimodal access funds Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metra begins replacing aging fleet with $71 million purchase contract Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF outlines capex plans for California, New Mexico and Texas Read More »

February 20

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Progress Rail, Jacobs, Chicago Freight Car, Siemens, RGCX, Keolis and ABB (Feb. 20) Read More »
Intermodal
Port Manatee opens trade hub offices in Latin America, Europe Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Northern Plains to build new rail-car center in North Dakota Read More »
Passenger Rail
Vancouver subway partners issue RFQ for design-build contractor Read More »
Mechanical
WMATA proposes new rail-car repair facility in Maryland Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FRA creates strategy to prevent railroad trespassing Read More »
Mechanical
Alberta announces CBR pact with CN, Canadian Pacific Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Trump administration to cancel California's high-speed rail funds Read More »

February 19

Passenger Rail
OCTA to open parking structure near Metrolink station Read More »
Intermodal
Virginia port wraps up container stack-yard work Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit seeks public input on two proposed light-rail extensions Read More »
People
Rising Stars' nomination deadline extended to Feb. 26 Read More »
Safety
North Carolina DOT receives federal grant for grade crossing project Read More »
Passenger Rail
Quebec government issues more green bonds for Montreal light-rail system Read More »
PTC
FRA report: All railroads met statutory PTC requirements by 2018's end Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
USDOT issues final rule requiring rail oil-spill response plans Read More »

February 15

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Wilson & Co., Alstom, Kelso, Midland and Redwood Logistics (Feb. 15) Read More »
People
Capitol Corridor authority appoints new board leaders Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Trump, others react to California's shrinking high-speed rail project Read More »
Passenger Rail
Austin's Capital Metro to soon advance commuter-rail line study Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metra issues RFP for onboard camera systems, discounts passes due to service disruptions Read More »
Safety
NTSB recommends new safety measures following tank car chlorine incident Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
AAR calls for higher gas tax, weight-distance fee to shore up trust fund Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN to increase rail capacity at Port of Vancouver's Burrard Inlet corridor Read More »

February 14

Rail Industry Trends
Milwaukee streetcar rolls out rider app Read More »
Passenger Rail
PATCO set to celebrate golden anniversary Read More »
Safety
Operation Lifesaver sets Rail Safety Week dates for U.S., Canada Read More »
People
BRS taps Elvey as VP of railroad adjustment board Read More »
Passenger Rail
TransLink turns to birth-control pellet to curb unruly pigeon population Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Carload volume a drag on total U.S. rail traffic in Week 6 Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak, NJ Transit reach joint infrastructure spending deal Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF budgets nearly $3.6 billion for capex in 2019 Read More »

February 13

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from the NRC, Harsco, Wabtec, TransRail, HNTB, CloudMoyo and NFI (Feb. 13) Read More »
People
South Florida RTA restructures senior management team Read More »
Passenger Rail
Ontario, Toronto agree to work better to improve the area's transit network Read More »
Safety
NTSB examines roadway worker safety standards in fatal CSX accident Read More »
Security
Cuomo: New York performed 20 counter-terrorism exercises along rail lines Read More »
Passenger Rail
Virgin Trains USA calls off IPO Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
ASLRRA: Short-line tax credit bill attracts over 100 co-sponsors Read More »
High-Speed Rail
California Gov. Newsom puts the brakes on LA-to-San Francisco rail line Read More »

February 12

Passenger Rail
Metrolink, ATU approve multiyear contract Read More »
Passenger Rail
Valley Metro to begin light-rail tests on Gilbert Road extension Read More »
Passenger Rail
Chicago transit: RTA proposes projects; Metra sets ticket office closure Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Shippers group calls for increase in twin-trailer standard Read More »
Passenger Rail
Twin Cities' Metro Transit broke light-rail ridership records last year Read More »
Passenger Rail
Denver RTD to implement quiet zones on commuter-rail line next month Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Transit Worker and Pedestrian Protection Act enters House Read More »

February 11

MOW
SEPTA acquires more snow-fighting equipment Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit sets East Link construction strategy, adds board member Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metrolinx nears Barrie Corridor start, installs new board members Read More »
MOW
NJ Transit helps complete long-delayed grade separation in North Bergen Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
Norfolk Southern to aim for 60 operating ratio by 2021 Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
CP derailment prompts Transport Canada to add rail safety measures Read More »
BNSF Railway
U.S. Coast Guard seeks input on BNSF's proposed bridges in Idaho Read More »
MOW
FRA issues CRISI grants for 18 rail projects Read More »

February 8

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Bombardier Transportation, Wi-Tronix, TKDA, Duos, WSP, AFL and Stantec (Feb. 8) Read More »
People
TriMet taps Desue as COO Read More »
Intermodal
Kia to export Telluride SUVs at Port of Brunswick Read More »
Passenger Rail
MBTA seeks public feedback on commuter-rail study Read More »
Safety
Posner Foundation donates funds to Operation Lifesaver projects Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN recognized as a top Montreal employer Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
T&I hearing highlights cost of neglecting infrastructure investments Read More »
PTC
Metro-North gains another FRA grant for PTC work Read More »

February 7

Passenger Rail
VIA Rail amps up accessibility efforts Read More »
Passenger Rail
Testing underway on Silver Line extension to Dulles airport Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. rail traffic held steady in January Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Washington State DOT seeks operator for P&L Branch Line Read More »
Passenger Rail
RTD obtains key approvals toward G Line commuter-rail launch Read More »
PTC
PTC: Rail Runner receives another grant; FRA holds 'collaborative' session Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
G&W attributes Q4 operating income growth to North American operations Read More »
People
Kansas City Southern taps Fahmy to lead PSR drive Read More »

February 6

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Siemens, Alstom, GE, Progress Rail, PS Technology, Astronics, Ondas and RailcarRx (Feb. 6) Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
APTA poll: Most respondents want bipartisan infrastructure legislation Read More »
PTC
Union Pacific: PTC equipment now in place on all required route miles Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Idaho legislator proposes short-line tax credit Read More »
Passenger Rail
MARTA gained huge ridership boost from Super Bowl weekend Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
USW Local 2004 ratifies pact with CN Read More »
Mechanical
Houston METRO orders more Siemens light-rail vehicles Read More »
Canadian Pacific
TSB: Canadian Pacific train moved on its own before fatal derailment Read More »

February 5

MOW
R. J. Corman starts major track project for South Carolina short line Read More »
Passenger Rail
San Francisco terminal closes for steel repairs Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
STB: U.S. Class I workforce dipped in December Read More »
People
Progressive Railroading seeks Rising Stars nominations for 2019 awards Read More »
Safety
NTSB updates list of most wanted safety improvements Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak advances proposals for Metro-North service to Penn Station, Long Island service study Read More »
Safety
GAO: WMATA needs to improve capital planning, preventive maintenance program Read More »
Canadian Pacific
CP derailment in British Columbia kills 3 crew members Read More »

February 4

People
Tampa transit authority taps Limmer as CEO Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Texas Central chooses ecological services firm for bullet-train project Read More »
People
STB installs Fuchs as vice chairman for 2019 Read More »
Passenger Rail
LIRR to launch South Fork train-shuttle service next month Read More »
People
Amtrak names Winters inspector general Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
NMB proposes rule to trim union decertification steps Read More »
Intermodal
PANYNJ touts cargo records, PATH ridership in 2018 Read More »
Intermodal
Intermodal growth was solid in Q4, IANA says Read More »

February 1

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Uber, HNTB, Michael Baker, Greystone and Keolis (Feb. 1) Read More »
C&S
Ohio panel OKs Camp Chase Railway's crossing project Read More »
MOW
Montreal agency to refurbish, upgrade Viau Station Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
Unifor Local 100 ratifies CN contract Read More »
Logistics
OmniTRAX's Arrows Up reports more litigation by US Silica Read More »
C&S
Connecticut DOT installs state's first automated horn system Read More »
Passenger Rail
Alberta, Calgary sign funding pact for Green Line light-rail project Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF customers invested $3 billion in industrial developments in 2018 Read More »
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