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Rail News: February 2024

February 29

Intermodal
Ports of Indiana log 12.6 million tons in 2023 Read More »
Passenger Rail
OCTA, Metrolink begin construction of San Clemente catchment wall Read More »
Passenger Rail
Downtown Denver light-rail reconstruction project to start in May Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. carload, intermodal volumes up 7.7% in Week 8 Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Oklahoma DOT asks STB to OK alternative rail service on Blackwell line Read More »
Passenger Rail
Gateway commission awards delivery partner contract for Hudson Tunnel Project Read More »

February 28

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Wabtec, Stadler, Innovative Rail and VHB (Feb. 28) Read More »
People
People news from NTSB and STB Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
St. Louis Freightway: UP-served port site ready for development Read More »
Labor
Unifor members strike at CN-run Autoport hub Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
New Orleans Public Belt awards construction contract for industrial park Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
Unions oppose Ancora takeover attempt at Norfolk Southern Read More »

February 27

Intermodal
NEOS Grenadier to deliver new SUV via Georgia port Read More »
Amtrak
OIG: Amtrak faces MoE challenges Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
North Carolina DOT: Rail contributes $20B to state economy Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
R. J. Corman Switching opens new facility in West Virginia Read More »
Canadian Pacific Kansas City
CPKC, Fastfrate extend pact to connect Canada, U.S., Mexico Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
STB wants Amtrak Gulf Coast status update by March 15 Read More »

February 26

Security
WMATA beefs up security on trains, buses Read More »
Passenger Rail
PANYNJ opens PATH station house Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Arctic Gateway obtains more funding for Hudson Bay Railway, Churchill port projects Read More »
Shippers
G3 acquires another grain elevator in Quebec Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF posts lower Q4 revenue, income; sets 2024 capex at $3.9B Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
NS urges shareholders to reject Ancora's nominees, proposes 2 new candidates Read More »

February 23

Passenger Rail
Sound Transit launches digital wayfinding app Read More »
People
TNW appoints Noe director of safety Read More »
Mechanical
Metra, Metrolink to acquire zero-emission rail vehicles Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. Class I employment rose in January Read More »
Canadian Pacific Kansas City
Americold to build cold storage facilities on CPKC network Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
Investor group Ancora says safety is its 'top priority' at Norfolk Southern Read More »

February 22

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news on CRRC, Wabtec, Parsons, Duos, STRABAG, Wells Fargo and STV (Feb. 22) Read More »
Intermodal
Georgia port's January rail cargo soared 27% Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. rail traffic up almost 4% in Week 7 Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Seminole Gulf Railway runs first train over Florida river since Hurricane Ian Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
Union Pacific sets 2024 capex plan at $3.4B Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
FRA's Bose to Norfolk Southern: Stay focused on safety Read More »

February 21

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Skanska, Savage and L.B. Foster (Feb. 21) Read More »
Passenger Rail
Ohio DOT awards $9.5M to GCRTA for transit projects Read More »
People
Sierra Northern promotes MacDonald to VP Read More »
Passenger Rail
SEPTA, Maryland Transit secure federal funds to replace rail cars Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Kansas DOT awards $16.5M to short-line projects Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
NS CEO Shaw defends company strategy in letter to employees Read More »

February 20

People
People news from Hanson and Railroad Software Read More »
Passenger Rail
California panel awards $7.2M to OCTA to restore rail link Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX rolls out chatbot to streamline real estate inquiries Read More »
Amtrak
FRA seeks input on study of Amtrak long-distance service Read More »
Labor
CPKC, CN file notices of dispute in TCRC labor negotiations Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
UPDATED: Investor group proposes new leaders for Norfolk Southern Read More »

February 16

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Progress Rail and Brookville (Feb. 16) Read More »
Passenger Rail
Hampton Roads Transit selected for FEMA disaster mitigation prep effort Read More »
People
People news from Valley Metro, WeGo Public Transit and MARTA Read More »
Passenger Rail
Montreal, Seattle transit systems update rail expansion plans Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
STB approves UP request to restore service on Utah rail line Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
Norfolk Southern, FRA, rail unions sign C3RS safety agreement Read More »

February 15

Mechanical
Caltrans orders more hydrogen-powered trains from Stadler Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Bill would block feds from closing southern ports of entry Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FRA issues bulletin on train-control software malfunction Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
NTSB to investigate CSX worker fatality in North Carolina Read More »
Canadian Pacific Kansas City
CPKC commits $1.5 million to support American Heart Association Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Intermodal volume lifts U.S. rail traffic total in Week 6 Read More »

February 14

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Tri-Cities, ENSCO, CDL, Burns, Thales and Road & Rail (Feb. 14) Read More »
Passenger Rail
LA Metro's 2023 ridership highest since the pandemic Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN recognized for sustainability Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
NC Railroad to invest in Siemens Energy plant expansion Read More »
Mechanical
Palmetto Railways to retrofit two locomotives to battery-electric power Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FRA safety bulletin reminds railroads to secure rolling equipment Read More »

February 13

High-Speed Rail
California High-Speed Rail Authority seeks input on draft business plan Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA unveils three-year construction plan Read More »
BNSF Railway
ICC OKs crossing improvements on BNSF, Illinois Central lines Read More »
Passenger Rail
Report: Ohio lawmakers consider rejoining Midwest passenger-rail compact Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF recognizes 175 years of railroading Read More »
Mechanical
CSX, Wabtec extend pact to modernize 200 locomotives Read More »

February 12

Passenger Rail
Ontario to extend Hazel McCallion LRT line, build Mississauga loop Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF marks first train departure at Colorado intermodal facility Read More »
Passenger Rail
MassDOT's Koziol to oversee West-East Rail effort Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP honored as Home Depot's rail carrier of the year Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FRA sets hearing for G&W's proposed zero-emissions tech test Read More »
Safety
NTSB issues preliminary report on fatal Brightline crash Read More »

February 9

Supplier Spotlight
Rail Supplier news from Stadler, DavRail and Duos (Feb. 9) Read More »
Mechanical
Newest KC streetcar starts overnight testing Read More »
Labor
Union takes issue with loss of sick leave for some CPKC dispatchers Read More »
People
People news from Union Pacific, CN, TNW, Consolidated Chassis, HDR and STV Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
Norfolk Southern breaks a record for laying rail Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
STB reiterates decision to hear status of Amtrak Gulf Coast case Read More »

February 8

Federal Legislation & Regulation
RSA to FRA: Rule would help protect freight-rail security Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FTA chief Fernandez to retire Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. freight-rail traffic down slightly in January Read More »
Shippers
G3 renews long-term pact with Quebec port Read More »
Logistics
TNW: BNSF names logistics site a 'premier' transload location Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX to partner with Alabama port on new intermodal facility Read More »

February 7

Intermodal
PANYNJ officials anticipate a strong 2024 Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN legal team recognized for supporting diversity Read More »
Passenger Rail
Honolulu officials sign FTA funding pact for rail expansion project Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF assembles team to help communities advance safety projects Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
NTSB sets June 25 for final East Palestine report Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FRA shuts down Oklahoma railroad Read More »

February 6

Passenger Rail
SFMTA: Muni ridership rose 25% in 2023 Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FTA awards $110 million in emergency relief funding Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP rolls over rock-hauling record in 2023 Read More »
Safety
AAR to Buttigieg: Rail safety record has been 'misrepresented' Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
NS wrapped up $1B worth of capital improvement projects in 2023 Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak awards Douglass tunnel contract to Kiewit joint venture Read More »

February 5

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Hyperloop, Alstom and Ingram (Feb. 5) Read More »
Passenger Rail
MTA launches open-gangway train into service Read More »
Labor
BLET ratifies contract with St. Lawrence & Atlantic Read More »
People
Retired UP Chair Fritz named to Nebraska Business Hall of Fame Read More »
Passenger Rail
Caltrans issues emergency declaration after Orange County landslide Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak, CSX, NS and Alabama port officials ask STB to cancel hearing on Gulf Coast service Read More »

February 2

People
MARS elects O'Kray president, Blinn VP Read More »
Canadian Pacific Kansas City
CPKC announces 2024 Steam Tour schedule Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
North Carolina Railroad awards $2M in 'build ready' investments Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF marks record performance at Hobart Intermodal Facility Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX reaches four paid sick-leave agreements Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
East Palestine anniversary: Buttigieg, labor call for a safer freight-rail industry Read More »

February 1

Rail Industry Trends
Anacostia: Short-haul shuttle trains could divert 1M trucks on LA expressway Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. rail volumes gained a bit in Week 4 Read More »
People
ASLRRA to honor Bowers with Schlosser Award Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CPKC, Bunge join RailPulse Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak aims to double ridership by 2040 Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
STB extends Class I employment data reporting reg Read More »
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