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Rail News: February 2020

February 28

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from BNSF Logistics, Tutor Perini, Agility, STV, Abloy and G2 (Feb. 28) Read More »
Labor
Wyoming House passes two-person train crew bill Read More »
Gradall | Sponsored
Gradall Introduces New Rapid Drive Models To Its Fleet
C&S
Ohio rail panel OKs crossing improvements Read More »
Security
MARTA taps Kreher as chief of police Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Chao: Fix Hudson River rail tunnel instead of building new Read More »
Passenger Rail
MTA unveils 2020 capex commitments Read More »
PTC
FRA: Eight railroads at risk of missing PTC deadline Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
TRRA awarded federal grant for Merchants Bridge project Read More »

February 27

Passenger Rail
Uber launches train-rider app feature in NYC, San Francisco Read More »
Mechanical
OmniTRAX donates historic locomotive to Pennsylvania rail museum Read More »
Mechanical
Calgary Transit orders 15 Siemens light-rail vehicles Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. railroads post traffic slump in Week 8 Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Federal lawmakers introduce bill to expand RRIF program Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF customers' economic development projects topped $1B in 2019 Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
Report: CN, CP collaborate to circumvent some rail blockades Read More »
PTC
APTA: Commuter railroads on track for PTC implementation Read More »

February 26

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from ENSCO, The Andersons, STV, 4SECURail and REMSA (Feb. 26) Read More »
Passenger Rail
TTC makes Royal York Station accessible Read More »
Passenger Rail
NCTD Coaster commuter-rail service turns 25 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
North American transborder freight moved by rail rose in December Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
NTSB checks off safety recommendation issued after Lac-Megantic rail disaster Read More »
People
Progressive Railroading seeks Rising Stars nominations Read More »
High-Speed Rail
CHSRA to release draft environmental report for Bakersfield-Palmdale segment Read More »
People
Former FRA Administrator Feinberg named NYCT's interim leader Read More »

February 25

C&S
TTC extends signal system to Queen Station Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Delmarva Central Railroad opens new Seaford Transload Terminal Read More »
People
MARTA names Wright deputy chief of rail operations Read More »
MOW
North Carolina DOT to upgrade CSX southeast rail line Read More »
Passenger Rail
BART seeks design-build contractor for new headquarters Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Class Is employed fewer workers in January Read More »
Mechanical
NYCT seeks proposals for subway car purchase Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF posts revenue decline on lower volumes in Q4, full-year 2019 Read More »

February 24

Short Lines & Regionals
Reading & Northern to restore Pennsylvania train station's platform Read More »
Passenger Rail
PATCO honored for elevator installation project Read More »
Passenger Rail
SEPTA makes service improvements to Market-Frankford Line Read More »
MOW
MBTA completes Orange Line track, station improvement project Read More »
Passenger Rail
U.S. Reps. McAdams, Curtis introduce bill to broaden FAST Act grant criteria Read More »
Canadian Pacific
CP's Creel calls on Trudeau to hold talks with Wet'suwet'en Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Navajo Nation, San Juan County consider forming new freight railroad Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
Norfolk Southern elects Huffard, Jones directors Read More »

February 21

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Biarri Rail, Navis, STV, Infinity Intermodal and Abloy (Feb. 21) Read More »
Safety
OLI's new safety video addresses truck, train collisions Read More »
People
Rail Passengers Association to honor U.S. Rep. Lipinski Read More »
Passenger Rail
Milwaukee streetcar to install digital kiosks Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Ontario's Mulroney calls for expediting subway projects Read More »
Passenger Rail
MARTA announces DeKalb County rail improvements Read More »
People
Rising Stars Award nominations deadline extended to March 6 Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP in talks to sell Burnham Rail Yard to Colorado DOT Read More »

February 20

People
Midwest rail shippers group elects 2020 officers Read More »
Security
Twin Cities' Metro Transit to increase policing Read More »
Passenger Rail
MTA rail systems record on-time performance improvements Read More »
Passenger Rail
Atlanta-area county commissioners OK sales tax extension to fund MARTA service Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. freight-rail traffic remains sluggish Read More »
High-Speed Rail
U.S. Rep. Costa to unveil bill to fund California high-speed rail project Read More »
Passenger Rail
VIA Rail to lay off 1,000 due to rail line shutdown Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
USDOT: $1 billion in BUILD grant funding is available Read More »

February 19

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from OptiFuel, STV, Cylus, TRAC and Transfesa (Feb. 19) Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA partners with Strike Force to detect fraud Read More »
Security
LA Metro reports crime decrease Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
TNW acquires Texas transload, logistics facility Read More »
PTC
NJ Transit to begin PTC revenue service; Metra announces PTC-related schedule change Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN lays off 450 workers after shutting down Eastern Canada network Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FRA issues 'risk reduction' rule for freight railroads Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
Norfolk Southern to close Roanoke Distribution Center Read More »

February 18

Passenger Rail
Capitol Corridor logs record ridership in FY2019 Read More »
People
MARTA names Allen chief customer experience officer Read More »
People
Alaska Railroad names Mesloh CMO Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA names joint venture for HQ redevelopment project Read More »
Sustainability
CSX recognized for sustainability efforts Read More »
Passenger Rail
CTA selects T.Y. Lin for Red Line extension Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN supports Garneau's train speed amendment Read More »
M&A
Alstom signs MOU to acquire Bombardier's rail business Read More »

February 14

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Stadler, VLS, WSP, Jacobs and Ardanuy (Feb. 14) Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Reading & Northern Railroad to resume train rides in Jim Thorpe Read More »
Intermodal
USDOT grant to help fund new rail spur at Louisiana port Read More »
People
KCS promotes Godderz to SVP, chief legal officer Read More »
Passenger Rail
FTA to provide $7.3 million in transit-rail safety research grants Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF Railway's latest logistics center to serve Houston area Read More »
Amtrak
Acela to begin high-speed testing on next-gen Acela train Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN shuts down operations in Eastern Canada due to protest blockades Read More »

February 13

Passenger Rail
San Diego trolley posts ridership gains Read More »
Passenger Rail
Connecticut DOT launches mobile ticketing app for CTrail Read More »
People
Pacific Harbor Line promotes Perri to VP Read More »
People
RTD-Denver approves interim CEO Ballard’s contract Read More »
Mechanical
NYCT retires 1960s rail cars Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. railroads post traffic decline; Canadian, Mexican railroads post gains in Week 6 Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FTA rates Hudson River rail tunnel project 'medium-low' priority Read More »
Labor
NRLC: Federal court allows railroads to negotiate over train crew staffing Read More »

February 12

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from NYAB, Terracon, Skelly and Loy, Stantec and Alstom (Feb. 12) Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak Northeast Regional set December ridership record in Virginia Read More »
Passenger Rail
Northern Indiana commuter district to enter engineering phase for track project Read More »
Passenger Rail
FTA improves NJ Transit Portal Bridge project rating Read More »
Passenger Rail
MTA selects qualified bidders for Penn Station access project Read More »
Intermodal
Duluth Seaway Port Authority awarded federal grant for rail-served warehouse Read More »
Passenger Rail
USDOT commits $1.3 billion for last phase of LA's Purple Line subway extension Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
Protest blockades prompt CN, VIA Rail to shut down rail service Read More »

February 11

Passenger Rail
Tar sands, maintenance issues impact LA Metro Purple Line tunnel project Read More »
Passenger Rail
Santa Clara VTA declares climate emergency Read More »
Passenger Rail
DART licenses GoPass app to Trinity Metro Read More »
Sustainability
RAC files latest locomotive emissions report Read More »
Passenger Rail
CTA creates scholarship for construction, engineering students Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Canadian government to invest in new Alberta rail yard Read More »
CSX Transportation
Indiana panel awards grant to connect industrial park to CSX line Read More »
Amtrak
Trump's budget slashes Amtrak funding, phases out long-distance routes Read More »

February 10

Sustainability
APTA recognizes Keolis, Clever Devices for sustainability commitment Read More »
Mechanical
North Carolina DOT seeks proposals for Piedmont train mechanical services Read More »
Safety
Metrolinx expands anti-trepass panel installation Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF awards grant to support military behavioral health Read More »
Passenger Rail
Caltrain adopts land use, development policies Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
KCS disagrees with Mexico panel's report on competition in Veracruz Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Senators demand FRA action on Gateway rail tunnel project Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
CP derailment prompts Canada to order train slowdown Read More »

February 7

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Wabtec, SCI Rail, Salco, Asite, Alstom, HEPACO and FTS (Feb. 7) Read More »
Passenger Rail
NYC Transit to reopen Nostrand Avenue Station entrance Read More »
Labor
BLET ratifies contract with Great Western Railway Read More »
Passenger Rail
MBTA accelerates rail project timelines Read More »
Shippers
Vitro Chemicals to locate in new KCS-served industrial park Read More »
Security
Secure Rail 2020 adds presenters, new sessions Read More »
People
Montana Rail Link promotes Racicot, Lewis, Lane Read More »
Intermodal
IANA: Intermodal volumes fell 7.4 percent in Q4 Read More »

February 6

Passenger Rail
Valley Metro preps track for Tempe Streetcar crossover Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit Connect 2020 project reaches halfway mark Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Coalition gears up for legislative fight over bigger trucks Read More »
Passenger Rail
TriMet releases Southwest Corridor light-rail design concepts Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Reading & Northern Railroad opens rail bridge Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Rep. Lipinski: Grade crossing safety a priority for FAST Act reauthorization bill Read More »
Canadian Pacific
CP sets record for grain movements in January Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR: January rail traffic trends offer 'glimmers of hope' Read More »

February 5

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from HNTB, DSC Logistics, RR Mergers, Herzog, Network Rail Consulting and Stahl Recruiting (Feb. 5) Read More »
Sustainability
Brightline highlights 'carbon neutral' practices in February Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Pennsylvania DOT warns against drone use during EMS events Read More »
C&S
Cascade and Columbia River Railroad obtains grant for crossing safety projects Read More »
Intermodal
Georgia Ports Authority acquires land to expand Savannah port Read More »
People
MTA names transformation team, issues RFP for overnight rail service Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
FRA report identifies four states with highest fatal railroad trespasser strikes Read More »
Intermodal
PANYNJ sets record cargo volume in 2019 Read More »

February 4

Rail Industry Trends
Wisconsin DOT seeks public input on updated rail plan Read More »
Passenger Rail
DART to install light-rail platform barriers Read More »
Passenger Rail
NYC Transit expands contactless fare payment system Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN honored as a 'top employer' in Montreal, Canada Read More »
Passenger Rail
Caltrain's electric trains pass structural tests Read More »
Passenger Rail
BART kicks off station modernization project Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP launches API-driven portal for customers Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF budgets $3.4 billion for capital expenditures in 2020 Read More »

February 3

Passenger Rail
Houston METRO revamps Magnolia Park Transit Center Read More »
Security
Metro Transit-St. Louis delays start date for new security guards Read More »
Passenger Rail
MTA LIRR opens rebuilt Nostrand Avenue Station Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak Downeaster logs record ridership in 2019 Read More »
MOW
Durfee Avenue closes for ACE grade separation project Read More »
Passenger Rail
VIA Rail issues RFQ for rail maintenance project Read More »
M&A
Regional Rail to acquire Carolina Coastal Railway Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
Teamsters Canada Rail Conference ratifies CN contracts Read More »
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