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Rail News: February 2021

February 26

Shippers
Judge: Railroads' talks should be included in shippers' lawsuits Read More »
Intermodal
Schneider marks 30 years of intermodal service Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
APTA backs emergency transit funding in American Rescue Plan Read More »
Labor
Signalman union members ratify Metra agreement Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit begins civil construction on Lynnwood Link extension station, parking structures Read More »
People
TriMet names Desue interim GM Read More »
Passenger Rail
USDOT approves RRIF loan refinancing for Dallas rail project Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak pursuing plan to offer Gulf Coast service in 2022 Read More »

February 25

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Trinity, Rajant, Moovit and NRC (Feb. 25) Read More »
Intermodal
SC Ports receive six hybrid RTG cranes for Leatherman Terminal Read More »
Canadian Pacific
CP donates funding to heart research Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Senators introduce bill to renew WMATA's federal funding Read More »
Amtrak
Minnesota's Walz includes second Twin Cities-Milwaukee-Chicago train in bonding proposal Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. railroads post carload, intermodal traffic decline in Week 7 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CN creates Indigenous Advisory Council, updates ESG policies Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
South Dakota DOT finalizes sale of MRC Rail Line Read More »

February 24

Passenger Rail
Maine rail authority may relocate Portland station, add round trip to Boston Read More »
People
GCRTA names Walker Minor deputy GM Read More »
Safety
Posner Foundation renews Operation Lifesaver grant funding Read More »
Intermodal
Jaxport unveils five-year strategic plan Read More »
Amtrak
Montana senator's bill would restore Amtrak long-distance routes, rehire furloughed workers Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA selects Hensel Phelps-Stantec to build rail facility Read More »
Passenger Rail
OCTA, Metrolink seek input on Dana Point rail improvements Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Court rejects FRA effort to preempt states' train-crew laws Read More »

February 23

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from WSP, Maser, Colliers and HDR Read More »
People
Railroad Retirement Board taps Bitzer as HR director Read More »
People
UP honors Wilde with J.C. Kenefick Safety Award Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA seeks public input on proposed 2022 budget Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Class I employment levels fell in January Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Canada revises rules for trains hauling dangerous goods Read More »

February 22

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from FreightCar America, Miner, Thales, Teleste and HDR (Feb. 22) Read More »
Passenger Rail
Muni Metro Rail routes closed for repairs to restart in May Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Costa reintroduces bill to fund California high-speed rail project Read More »
Passenger Rail
Glassboro-Camden light-rail project sponsors complete environmental study Read More »
Passenger Rail
NJ Transit to issue RFPs for Walter Rand center, 'innovation challenge' Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF advances pile installations at Sandpoint Connector project Read More »
Safety
NCDOT study identifies rail network's trespassing hot spots Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit asks state lawmakers for expansion support Read More »

February 19

People
In memoriam: former AASHTO leader Francois Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP, National Park Foundation extend partnership Read More »
Passenger Rail
LA Metro slates scoping meetings on C Line light-rail extension Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Short-line leaders meet with House rail subcommittee chair Read More »
People
TTD establishes Willis Award, elects new leaders Read More »
People
Rising Stars Award nomination deadline is coming up Read More »
Passenger Rail
MTA to avoid 'worst-case' transit cuts Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
Norfolk Southern drops plan for former brick company site in Atlanta Read More »

February 18

People
Valley Metro makes staff changes Read More »
People
LOSSAN board selects 2021 leadership Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. rail volume remains steady, thanks to intermodal traffic Read More »
MOW
MARTA to invest $225 million in state-of-good repair work Read More »
Intermodal
PANYNJ ends 2020 with record highs in volume Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FTA rescinds Trump cost-share policy in CIG program Read More »
Mechanical
Metra to buy low-emission switch locomotives Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
USDOT issues call for INFRA grant applications Read More »

February 17

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from KONE, Pro-Tech, IntegriCo, Thales, Focused Technology and Delaware Valley Engineers Read More »
Passenger Rail
Grand Canyon Railway to return steam engines to service Read More »
Passenger Rail
MBTA names new stations in Green Line B consolidation project Read More »
Passenger Rail
MTA seeks design-build teams for subway accessibility project Read More »
Intermodal
Mississippi DOT issues grants for short line, port projects Read More »
People
UP makes appointments in marketing and sales, loup logistics Read More »
Intermodal
OmniTRAX marks Savannah Gateway Industrial Hub's debut Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Allegheny Valley Railroad opens Pittsburgh transload terminal Read More »

February 16

Logistics
Centerpoint buys rail-served distribution facility near Houston Read More »
Shippers
Ceres, FCGS complete joint venture for CP-served grain facility Read More »
Passenger Rail
LA Metro recommends two teams for start of Sepulveda Transit Corridor project Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA changes Metrorail service as part of revised budget Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FRA grants unions' request for more time to file certification petitions Read More »
Sustainability
SEPTA solar farm project now operational Read More »
Passenger Rail
Virginia governor calls for $50 million in general funds to expand Amtrak service Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Biden talks transportation infrastructure with senators Read More »

February 12

Passenger Rail
BART marks one-year anniversary of 'ambassadors' program Read More »
Passenger Rail
Ontario's Kitchener GO rail tunnel excavation complete Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
New York DOT solicits grant applications for rail, port projects Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN to hold advisory vote on climate action plan Read More »
Sustainability
FTA seeks applicants for $180 million in 'Low-No' emissions grants Read More »
People
NS names Cary VP of operations efficiency Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
G&W reveals 2020 U.S. industrial development results Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Watco recognized as a 'best' midsize employer Read More »

February 11

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from American Track, Otis, Keolis and WSP Read More »
Security
DART's 'Say Something' app supports mask mandate Read More »
Sustainability
CN forms partnership with Earth Rangers Read More »
Passenger Rail
Federal Way Link light-rail extension project advances Read More »
Passenger Rail
Trudeau announces transit project funding plan Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
OmniTRAX extends 'rail-ready' program to Sand Springs Railway Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. railroads moved a bit more traffic in Week 5 Read More »
MOW
New Jersey DOT awards $29 million in freight-rail grants Read More »

February 10

Passenger Rail
RTD-Denver launches app to book FlexRide, rail, bus connections Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN named one of Montreal’s top employers Read More »
Passenger Rail
Ontario urges federal funding for updated Hamilton light-rail plan Read More »
Passenger Rail
NCTD marks rollout of Coaster locomotives, rail cars Read More »
High-Speed Rail
California seeks input on revised high-speed rail plan Read More »
Sustainability
UP's science-based targets approved for reducing GHG Read More »
Logistics
Watco, Crowley partner to serve offshore wind-energy industry Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF customers invested $1.1 billion in rail-served projects in 2020 Read More »

February 9

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Siemens, Cubic, Strato, Consolidated Chassis, Rajant and Kai Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
MTI: Biden plan would aid California transit agencies' recovery Read More »
Logistics
RCR Rail opens Taylor Logistics Park Read More »
Shippers
NRF: Retail imports expected to continue breaking records Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Brookhaven Rail Terminal projects continued demand for plywood, flour Read More »
Intermodal
Port of Indiana-Jeffersonville issues RFP for terminal operator Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
APTA endorses House panel's $30B plan for transit Read More »
Canadian Pacific
CP posts record January for Canadian grain transport Read More »

February 8

Security
BART's top cop lays out reform plans Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
TSA: Riders who refuse to wear masks face fines Read More »
Sustainability
Denver's RTD to issue green bonds Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FRA seeks input on proposed fatigue-risk rule Read More »
Mechanical
Metro Ports acquires Tier 4 locomotive Read More »
People
Pacific Harbor Line names Stokes chief engineer Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Buttigieg visits rail workers, agency officials at D.C.'s Union Station Read More »
Intermodal
Texas port obtains CARES grant for new rail loop Read More »

February 5

Supplier Spotlight
Greenbrier forms venture to grow owned rail-car lease fleet Read More »
MOW
Virginia to host virtual 'rail industry day' for contractors Read More »
Intermodal
Vancouver USA port seeks bulk facility operator Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
House panel reviews pandemic's impact on transportation workers Read More »
Passenger Rail
OCTA wraps up rail siding track project early Read More »
People
MTA names Arroyo chief accessibility officer Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Transit industry execs ask Congress for $39.3 billion in COVID relief Read More »
MOW
SMART awarded grant for Black Point Rail Bridge project Read More »

February 4

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from TrinityRail, Systra, Wabtec, e-railspot (Feb. 4) Read More »
People
Cleveland RTA names innovation, technology leader Read More »
Intermodal
Braskem launches global shipment from Charleston export hub Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Nevada DOT solicits input on state rail plan Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP engineers create controlled avalanche at Donner Pass Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Watco adds fifth Louisiana short line to large U.S. roster Read More »
People
LA Metro's Washington to step down in May Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. freight railroads log traffic gain in January Read More »

February 3

Federal Legislation & Regulation
Ranking members named to House rail, transit subcommittees Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
RTA: Tie production, purchases rose in December Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Ports ask feds for pandemic emergency funding Read More »
People
APTA names Nelson new chair Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit close to completing three Northgate Link stations Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Stockton Terminal and Eastern wins grant to upgrade rail infrastructure Read More »
People
Buttigieg confirmed as U.S. transportation secretary Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN posts record grain haul for January Read More »

February 2

Rail Industry Trends
Manufacturing Institute, UP partner to shrink workforce gender gap Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from CRRC, Tealinc, Bowers, Hitachi (Feb. 2) Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
STB postpones Tennessee Pass exemptions, names Primus vice chair Read More »
Labor
CP, union reach tentative pact for traffic controllers Read More »
Passenger Rail
FTA issues ROD for proposed East San Fernando Valley light-rail project Read More »
People
Batory joins R. J. Corman's board Read More »
Passenger Rail
SRC seeks applications for rail station improvements along Gulf Coast corridor Read More »
Intermodal
IANA: Intermodal volume gain continued in Q4 Read More »

February 1

Passenger Rail
IBI Group named lead architect on TTC’s Line 1 Subway enhancement program Read More »
Labor
VIA Rail, Unifor reach tentative agreements Read More »
Passenger Rail
CTA unveils new station designs for Red Line sites Read More »
Labor
BLET ratifies contract with Pan Am Railways Read More »
Safety
TSB: Train securement practices led to fatal incident at CN yard Read More »
Passenger Rail
MTA announces positive full-year performance results Read More »
Security
CDC mandates masks on public transit, including rail Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Progressive Railroading launches RailPrime, a premium digital subscription Read More »
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