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Rail News: February 2022

February 28

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Greenbrier, Keolis, TRAC, IMC and Holland (Feb. 28) Read More »
Passenger Rail
Northern Indiana commuter district pursues TOD project Read More »
Intermodal
Port of Savannah to expand capacity Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
STB clarifies decision in Sanimax v. UP Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak begins Baltimore Penn Station construction Read More »
People
Rising Stars nomination deadline is one week away Read More »
Passenger Rail
L.A. Metro's West Santa Ana Branch project advances Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP marks third straight year of lower fuel consumption Read More »

February 25

Federal Legislation & Regulation
STB publishes latest rail rate report Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Durango & Silverton Railroad creates division for contract work Read More »
Security
MTA unveils new effort to stop track trespassing Read More »
Passenger Rail
MBTA Green Line Extension to open Union Square branch next month Read More »
People
Sound Transit names Belman acting CEO upon Rogoff's departure Read More »
People
UP honors Vanzant with J.C. Kenefick Safety Award Read More »
People
Metrolink announces new executive leadership team Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
AAR: Feds' supply-chain recommendations won't help freight rail Read More »

February 24

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Koppers, Stadler, Kaleris, East Chicago Transload and STV (Feb. 24) Read More »
Intermodal
Port of Toronto logs more than 2 million tons of cargo in 2021 Read More »
People
Broe Group names Spiegleman OmniTRAX's chief legal officer, general counsel Read More »
Safety
Metra to conduct 51 Operation Lifesaver 'safety blitzes' in 2022 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. railroads log traffic increase in Week 7, but total volume is down so far this year Read More »
Passenger Rail
RTD hires HDR to study possible peak service schedule in northwest Denver Read More »
Labor
Rail unions consider appeal of court ruling on BNSF attendance policy Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
CSX requests delay in STB hearing on Amtrak Gulf Coast case Read More »

February 23

Supplier Spotlight
LOSSAN corridor updates Wi-Fi service Read More »
Labor
Metra's BMWED members elect Shanahan GM of new union Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metro-North Railroad to boost weekday service in March Read More »
Passenger Rail
Transportation panel advises WMATA to tighten 2023 budget Read More »
Intermodal
USDOT makes grant funding available for port projects Read More »
Canadian Pacific
CP reveals slate of board nominees Read More »
Shippers
UP to serve renewable chemicals plant in Missouri Read More »

February 22

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Alstom, Hatch, Mitsui Rail and Burns (Feb. 22) Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Texas transportation council cancels hyperloop plans Read More »
People
RDC names Asplund executive VP Read More »
Shippers
BNSF to serve South Dakota seed processing plant Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
STB issues environmental study scope for CP-KCS merger Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
NS, PennDOT to collaborate on freight-, passenger-rail improvements Read More »

February 18

People
Progressive Railroading seeks Rising Stars nominations for 2022 Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Hotstart, Konecranes, AECOM and NRC (Feb. 18) Read More »
People
PANYNJ board re-elects leadership Read More »
Intermodal
Port Manatee rebrands as 'SeaPort Manatee' Read More »
Passenger Rail
Connecticut DOT updates five-year capital plan Read More »
Intermodal
Port of L.A. logs busiest-ever January Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
Norfolk Southern offers bonuses to recruit more conductor trainees Read More »

February 17

Passenger Rail
San Diego MTS breaks ground on TOD project Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Alstom and Carboline (Feb. 17) Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Report: Investing in high-speed rail lifts California's economy Read More »
Intermodal
Port of Long Beach logs busiest January on record Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. freight-rail traffic rose in Week 6 Read More »
People
NS taps BNSF's Duncan to become VP of network planning, operations Read More »
Amtrak
Moorman, Foote, Gardner testify at STB Amtrak hearing Read More »

February 16

Labor
BLET members ratify new Metra contract Read More »
Passenger Rail
Infrastructure Ontario, Metrolinx issue RFP for Scarborough subway extension project Read More »
Internet-Digital
TTCI posts 30 years' worth of rail research on new e-library Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
AAR to STB: 'Forced' switching is unnecessary Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF Logistics recognizes supplier excellence for 2021 Read More »
Amtrak
STB hears from advocates, opponents of Amtrak Gulf Coast service Read More »

February 15

Passenger Rail
Port Authority of Allegheny County steps up rail station construction Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
UTC issues rail-safety grant to Tacoma Rail Read More »
Passenger Rail
Brightline wraps up first major construction zone for Orlando project Read More »
Intermodal
Ceres, Jaxport to invest in TraPac container terminal Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FRA publishes Amtrak performance report Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak tweets its case for Gulf Coast service Read More »

February 14

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Industrial Nanotech, Railroad Software and EnviroServe (Feb. 14) Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak named to Forbes’ best U.S. employers list Read More »
Shippers
Retailers: Import growth to remain high in 2022's first half Read More »
Passenger Rail
NYC subway ridership tops 3 million for first time in months Read More »
Intermodal
Gov. Wolf announces additional funding for Philadelphia port projects Read More »
Amtrak
Shippers, short lines question impact of Amtrak Gulf Coast service Read More »

February 11

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Greenbrier, OPW and Siemens (Feb. 11) Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
Norfolk Southern recognized for climate work with suppliers Read More »
Amtrak
OIG: Amtrak should improve Gateway program management Read More »
People
NJ Transit names Sincaglia SVP rail operations, acquires multilevel rail cars Read More »
People
Eng to retire as LIRR president, Rinaldi named to interim role Read More »
People
NS promotes execs McClellan, Nag, Moore Read More »

February 10

Intermodal
Port of Savannah logged cargo increase in January Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
NTSB issues preliminary report on CSX, SEPTA collision Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak debuts new locomotives on Chicago-Seattle route Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Week 5: U.S. freight-rail traffic slowdown continues Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP issues first 'human capital' report Read More »
Canadian Pacific
Teamsters to hold strike vote at Canadian Pacific Read More »

February 9

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from RailWorks, Mullen Group and Alstom (Feb. 9) Read More »
Passenger Rail
Brightline’s 'Bright Blue 2' rolls into Orlando Read More »
High-Speed Rail
CHSRA issues draft business plan for 2022 Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
USDOT awards pandemic-recovery grant to Chicago Transit Authority Read More »
Shippers
Sherwin-Williams to expand NS-served plant in North Carolina Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Patriot Rail, California county agree to form new rail district Read More »

February 8

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Semcon, Shift5 and WSP (Feb. 8) Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FTA calls for nominations to TRACS Read More »
Passenger Rail
MTA to launch fare pilot program Read More »
Intermodal
Ports of Indiana names new general cargo terminal operator Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FRA solicits input on new passenger-rail corridor program Read More »
Amtrak
CSX asks shippers to 'express concerns' about Amtrak Gulf Coast plan Read More »

February 7

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from STV, FTS, Alstom, Carboline, Edna A. Rice and WAGO (Feb. 7) Read More »
Passenger Rail
MARTA issues RFP for development at Bankhead rail station Read More »
Security
TSA recognizes WMATA for transit security efforts Read More »
Safety
Transport Canada proposes ETC plan to improve rail safety Read More »
People
Former UPS exec elected to Union Pacific board Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN, CP dispute continues over STB review of KCS merger application Read More »

February 4

Federal Legislation & Regulation
FTA: Nearly $5B now available in transit formula funding Read More »
People
WMATA names Anzallo police chief Read More »
Shippers
CHS, MKC to build new rail terminal in Kansas Read More »
People
Metro Transit appoints Funk deputy GM, COO Read More »
People
Union Pacific names Whited EVP of sustainability, strategy Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
New York awards $76 million in freight-rail infrastructure grants Read More »

February 3

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Greenbrier, Tai Ginsberg, Pacific West and RELAM (Feb. 3) Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NY region agencies issue latest Transit Tech Lab challenge Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metrolinx, VRE kick off rail station projects Read More »
Amtrak
OIG report: Amtrak has more work to do to improve state partnerships Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR: U.S. freight-rail volume fell in most categories last month Read More »
Intermodal
UP, TuSimple partner to move freight on AV truck lane in Arizona Read More »

February 2

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from GIS, GATX, Savage, Keolis, RATP and Carboline (Feb. 2) Read More »
Passenger Rail
USDOT awards Metra pandemic-recovery grant Read More »
Passenger Rail
L.A. Metro advances West Santa Ana Branch light-rail project Read More »
Shippers
Smart Sand opens Pennsylvania transload terminal near NS line Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
STB sets stage for Amtrak Gulf Coast hearing Read More »
Shippers
Soybean plant to locate near Class I, Nebraska Central rail lines Read More »

February 1

Rail Industry Trends
ARCI: Rail-car orders rose, deliveries fell in Q4 Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from LRW, Alstom and HDR (Feb. 1) Read More »
Passenger Rail
Final foundation set for Caltrain electrification project Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF earns high rating among 'best places to work' for LGBTQ+ equality Read More »
People
STM CEO Tremblay to step down Read More »
Mechanical
Exo purchases 10 Siemens Charger locomotives Read More »
Intermodal
IANA: Q4 intermodal volume tumbled, total volume rose in 2021 Read More »
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