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Rail News: March 2011

March 31

Passenger Rail
Chicago DOT schedules public meeting to review transit corridor study Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Tennessee DOT creates safety campaign for public crossings Read More »
Passenger Rail
LACMTA to solicit public comments on South Bay Metro Green Line extension Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Tacoma port's foreign trade zone value tripled in FY2010 Read More »
Passenger Rail
VIA Rail Canada revises Brockville station design Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF creates mobile apps for shippers' smart phones Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metrolinx acquires CN line in Toronto for $308 million Read More »
High-Speed Rail
USDOT, West Virginia sign $1 million grant agreement Read More »

March 30

Rail Industry Trends
Updates from Wabtec, Kelso, Eurotech, Greenbrier and Thales Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Price to succeed Emery as chief executive of U.K. rail regulator Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Indiana port handles first ship in new St. Lawrence Seaway season Read More »
Passenger Rail
Honolulu can proceed with elevated rail project, circuit court says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Value of cargo moving between NAFTA partners jumped in January, BTS says Read More »
Passenger Rail
FTA OKs final design phase for Portland-Milwaukie light-rail project Read More »
Passenger Rail
House Highways and Transit Subcommittee begins hearing on surface transportation reauthorization Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Bombardier's Bachant talks U.S. HSR progress, but also notes frustrations Read More »

March 29

Rail Industry Trends
TRANSCAER schedules emergency response training tour for anhydrous ammonia Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Seven unions ask FRA to address safety surrounding damaged haz-mat containers Read More »
Passenger Rail
ARTBA-TDF report highlights economic impact of transportation investment Read More »
Passenger Rail
NORTA seeks small business involvement in streetcar expansions Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF Foundation donates $250,000 for Japan relief efforts Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
STB issues final EIS for Alaska Railroad's Port MacKenzie extension Read More »
Passenger Rail
VTA seeks RFPs for $800 million BART line extension Read More »

March 28

Rail Industry Trends
Updates from, Siemens, Cambridge Systematics, Kerry Logistics, RailComm, RailRunner and Dialight Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP unveils plant-to-port service for ag products Read More »
Passenger Rail
LACMTA rail maintenance facility earns environmental recognition Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Tacoma Rail teams up with scrap metal recycler to boost port traffic Read More »
Passenger Rail
California authority issues RFP for Foothill extension parking facilities Read More »
Canadian Pacific
CP budgets $100 million to expand resources, infrastructure in North Dakota Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
STB should re-examine rail acquisition-related accounting policies, senators say Read More »
Passenger Rail
New Jersey DOT proposes billions for infrastructure improvements Read More »
High-Speed Rail
New York, Vermont transportation agencies begin intercity passenger-rail study Read More »

March 25

High-Speed Rail
North Carolina legislators try to block state's high-speed funds Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Maryland DOT, CSXT to pitch intermodal terminal plans to the public Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR weekly report: All North American railroads report traffic gains Read More »
Passenger Rail
BART's board endorses California Gov. Brown's proposed budget Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Finger Lakes, Providence & Worcester and R.J. Corman/Central Kentucky Lines win ASLRRA's 2011 marketing awards Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA OKs development team for TOD project Read More »
Passenger Rail
TriMet's commuter, light-rail ridership rose in February Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP wins GM's 'supplier of the year' award; KCS promotes Songer to AVP post Read More »
Passenger Rail
Cleveland RTA elects board, committee members Read More »

March 24

Rail Industry Trends
Canadian government sets strategy for Atlantic Gateway trade corridor Read More »
Passenger Rail
Bay Area's MTC kicks in $10 million to transit-oriented housing fund Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit garners recognition for diversity leadership Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Two Class Is tout 2010 accomplishments, cite 2011 goals in annual reports Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
In memoriam: Consummate L.B. Foster salesman, short-line industry leader D. Dale Leake Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metro-North begins concrete tie installation along New Haven Line Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Cole joins Railroad Research Foundation as senior program director Read More »

March 23

Passenger Rail
MassDOT adopts environmental report, preferred route for South Coast project Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NS makes donation, matches employee contributions for Japan disaster relief Read More »
Passenger Rail
MTA to begin Queens tunneling work Read More »
Passenger Rail
TTC appoints Upfold customer service officer Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NTSB tweaks 'most wanted' safety list program Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
R&D took center stage at AAR's annual research review Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Watco appoints short line GMs, regional transload director Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Updates from Wabtec, Jacobs, MACTEC, Axion, Haynes and Skelly and Loy Read More »

March 22

High-Speed Rail
FRA signs off on $685 million grant agreement for Chicago-St. Louis project Read More »
Passenger Rail
Honolulu lets two more contracts for elevated rail system Read More »
Passenger Rail
LACMTA Expo Line Phase 2 construction gets green light Read More »
High-Speed Rail
North Carolina DOT signs $461 million grant agreement with FRA Read More »
Passenger Rail
Caltrain concludes community meetings on fiscal crisis Read More »
Canadian Pacific
Severe weather to rain down on CP's earnings; arbitration ruling to drive up NS' expenses Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
RTA report: Tie production, purchases fell in February Read More »
Passenger Rail
The T's commuter-rail project dubbed 'Tarrant Express' Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metra, UP schedule public meeting to review project Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
UP devotes capital dollars to Kansas trackwork Read More »

March 21

High-Speed Rail
Florida won't reapply for HSR funds; Amtrak to pursue funding for other projects Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Canadian government maps out next regulatory moves after reviewing freight-rail service Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metrolinx issues RFPs for Air Rail Link project Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NAFTA partners' cargo trade value one-quarter higher in 2010 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Indiana Rail Road drafts record-setting five-year capital plan Read More »
Passenger Rail
UTU, BLET ratify MBCR agreements Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Poland's state-owned railway to privatize PKP Cargo Read More »
Passenger Rail
Historic Monroe Shops building to reopen as DART police station Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Updates from Axion, eModal, Cerion, Chattahoochee Locomotive and Knorr-Bremse Read More »

March 18

High-Speed Rail
More than 1,100 firms are interested in helping to build, operate California high-speed rail, CHSRA says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
PTC, hours-of-service concerns voiced at House 'Rail Safety Act' hearing Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR weekly report: U.S. roads only carload, intermodal volume gainers in North America Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA, SEPTA to seek public input on new initiatives Read More »
Passenger Rail
FTA recognizes Fort Worth transportation agency for outstanding performance Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NS, Watco make management changes Read More »
Passenger Rail
Conservancy acquires property along Denver FasTracks corridor for transit-oriented development Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Canadian port lands federal funds for metal fabrication facility Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Updates from Greenbrier, Siemens, Bombardier, Prover Technology, Lewis Bolt and Native Rail Supply Read More »

March 17

Rail Industry Trends
Three senators unveil BUILD Act to create national infrastructure bank Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
STB data: U.S. Class Is widened workforce in February Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit evaluates, sets sustainability goals Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
'Next-Gen' equipment committee signs off on locomotive standards Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
New funding not enough to close Canada's infrastructure gap, report says Read More »
Passenger Rail
MBTA to increase three-car trains on Green Line Read More »
Passenger Rail
Soaring gas prices drive up Nashville Star's ridership Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
UP to bolster Texas, Colorado lines Read More »

March 16

Rail Industry Trends
AAR: U.S. freight roads achieved safest-ever year in 2010 Read More »
High-Speed Rail
More details on how the FRA will manage, evaluate the new competitive grant process Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Next-Gen equipment committee signs off on locomotive standards Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN must abide by STB's order to fund EJ&E grade separations, U.S. appellate court says Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Senators unveil BUILD Act to create national infrastructure bank Read More »
Passenger Rail
States should use federal act to foster more passenger-rail competition, AIPRO says Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Congressmen create high-speed rail caucus Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
DeFazio: USDOT obligates TIGER II grant for Coos Bay line rehab Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Transit-oriented development will play a critical role in HSR's success, state government council says Read More »
Passenger Rail
DHS, MBTA launch updated security campaign Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
L.A.-area ports pumped up volume in February Read More »
Passenger Rail
Orbitz adds online Amtrak booking for business travellers Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Updates from GATX, Trinity, Herzog, Chicago Freight Car, Smart Software, RailComm and Gannett Fleming Read More »

March 15

High-Speed Rail
LaHood designates NEC as 11th HSR corridor; Amtrak now can directly apply for HSR funds Read More »
Passenger Rail
Soaring gas prices could spur up to 1.5 billion trips on public transportation, APTA says Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metrolink to launch two express lines Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Florida DOT's Haddad accepts position with Qatar Railways Read More »
High-Speed Rail
State Update: Maryland DOT advances work on BWI station planning, awaits grant agreement for tunnel project Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Wisconsin DOT provides $25.5 million worth of freight-rail grants, loans Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Canadian coal miner Teck Resources projects lower 1Q sales Read More »
Passenger Rail
Wilmington station to bear Biden's name; Union Station to feature LED board Read More »
Passenger Rail
LACMTA HQ earns EPA's Energy Star rating Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Indian tribe pacts will help Prince Rupert port expand container terminal Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
North Carolina DOT upgrades three NS crossings Read More »

March 14

High-Speed Rail
AHSRA appoints members to standardization and interoperability council Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metrolink, USC Viterbi form partnership on rail safety program Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF owner Berkshire Hathaway to acquire Lubrizol Read More »
Kansas City Southern
KCS opens remodeled office building in Mexico Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metra to open station along Rock Island line Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Genesee & Wyoming tally, RMI index show year-to-date carload climbs Read More »
Passenger Rail
Citizens to review BART police force Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. Grains Council: Japan earthquakes, tsunamis could hamper grain trade Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Updates from Bombardier, Harsco, Faiveley and Herzog Read More »

March 11

Kansas City Southern
KCS' Mike Haverty earns 'railroad innovator' honor for 2011 Read More »
High-Speed Rail
USDOT to use competitive grant process to redistribute Florida funds Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Mica, Szabo debate national HSR plan's 'credibility' issue Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR weekly report: U.S. roads generated more traffic gains Read More »
High-Speed Rail
USHSR's Kunz: USDOT likely still exploring options to proceed with Tampa-Orlando project Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CSX tops transportation industry in diversity ranking, magazine says Read More »
Passenger Rail
Capitol Corridor's February ridership reached record Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Canadian short line lands transportation contract from iron ore miner Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Ohio rail commission issues grant for steel plant trackwork Read More »
Passenger Rail
CTA contracts capital improvement manager, IT vendors Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Texas DOT to improve 34 crossings; North Carolina DOT to consider crossing closure Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Updates from Ansaldo STS, Parsons Brinckerhoff, EDX Wireless and Siemens Read More »

March 10

Amtrak
Amtrak reaches 16-straight months of ridership growth Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Plenty of interest in Florida's rejected HSR funds, Baker says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR: U.S. roads budget a record $12 billion for capex in 2011 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Transportation Services Index inched up in January, BTS says Read More »
Passenger Rail
MTC committee recommends bridge tolls to fund BART extension Read More »
Passenger Rail
LACMTA, L.A. neighborhood agency land planning grant for light-rail station Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Operation Lifesaver: Climb in 2010 crossing collisions, trespassing casualties cause for concern Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Washington state commission OKs funds for two crossing projects Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Updates from Stadler, Midwest Railcar, Siemens, LMS, Michael Baker, Kelso and Railserve Read More »

March 9

Passenger Rail
Illinois Gov. Quinn signs bill to establish commuter-rail district Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Tampa-Orlando line would have made money, study results say Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Mad Men actors promote high-speed rail in new web video Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP's PRB coal train loadings lagged in February Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Several freight roads pursue maintenance-of-way projects Read More »
Passenger Rail
DART to add light-rail trips during rush hour; consider streetcar prototype vehicle Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF: Rail helped shippers cut carbon dioxide emissions in 2010 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Bill Gates increases CN stock ownership Read More »
Passenger Rail
FTA deputy administrator, Phoenix Valley Metro exec receive recognition Read More »

March 8

Rail Industry Trends
AAR's February figures: U.S. carloads climbed for 12th-straight month, intermodal volume rose 15th-straight time Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
N.Y./N.J. port authority's cargo volumes climbed in 2010 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NS, UP among Corporate Responsibility's top 100 corporate citizens Read More »
Passenger Rail
TriMet appoints Saporta to new safety, security post Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Watco seeks STB approval to lease NS lines in Alabama Read More »
Passenger Rail
LACMTA to seek more public input on proposed subway project Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
UP schedules trackwork in Oregon; NS plans crossing work in Ohio Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Updates from Mitsui, AECOM, Alstom, RailRunner and Cambridge Systematics Read More »

March 7

High-Speed Rail
CHSRA board reviews planning/environmental efforts for three segments Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
FRA, AAR agreement would reduce route miles affected by PTC mandate Read More »
Passenger Rail
SAFETEA-LU extended through end of FY2011 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Florida DOT to fund Miami port's dredging work; USDOT to issue TIGER II grant for Maine rail rehab Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Analysis by Tony Hatch: Good news — STB hearing produces no news Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
STB issues supplemental environmental statement for R.J. Corman's proposed Pennsylvania line Read More »
Passenger Rail
Rising gas prices give transit riders highest savings in two years, APTA says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
KCS, OmniTRAX Canada make exec roster changes Read More »
Passenger Rail
St. Louis Metro Transit names Langa VP of economic development Read More »

March 4

High-Speed Rail
Court rules in Scott's favor in HSR case; governor again tells LaHood, 'no thanks' Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Orlando mayor, Mica, AHSRA 'disappointed' over Florida HSR funds Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Senate Judiciary Committee passes Kohl's railroad antitrust bill Read More »
Passenger Rail
MassDOT OKs land exchange agreement for MBTA's Green Line extension Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
FRA adopts crossing emergency notification rule; STB addresses BNSF's coal dust mitigation methods Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR weekly report: U.S., Mexican roads tally more traffic gains Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP tops Fortune's list of 'most admired' transportation companies Read More »
Passenger Rail
United Steelworkers ratify Ontario Northland agreements Read More »
Passenger Rail
Las Vegas Railway Express names West CFO Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Updates from Wabtec, L.B. Foster, Bombardier, Alstom, RailComm and SKF Railway Read More »

March 3

Rail Industry Trends
House spending bill jeopardizes Barrington's grade separation funding, Durbin says Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Florida mayors to Gov. Scott: We've addressed your concerns Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Michigan DOT continues negotiations with NS, FRA to advance Chicago-Detroit corridor Read More »
Canadian Pacific
CP lands another service-level agreement, appoints new operations exec Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metro-North rolls out M-8 cars on New Haven line Read More »
Passenger Rail
Amtrak hosts civic meeting on depot redevelopment Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BTS: Value of goods moving between NAFTA partners climbed in December Read More »
Passenger Rail
RTD FasTracks program honored as 'Small Project of the Year' Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Portland port selects ICTSI Oregon to operate container terminal Read More »
Passenger Rail
Buehlhorn appointed to St. Louis Metro board Read More »

March 2

High-Speed Rail
Florida's Scott asks Florida Supreme Court to dismiss HSR lawsuit Read More »
Passenger Rail
AMT, Canadian governments to fund train maintenance facility Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Watco, Kinder Morgan to build transload centers for crude oil Read More »
Passenger Rail
SFRTA approves locomotive purchase for Tri-Rail Read More »
Passenger Rail
LACMTA schedules hearing on proposed maintenance facility sites for light-rail line Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Nottingham to exit STB by March 18 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
RailAmerica installs Tynes as Atlas Railroad Construction president Read More »

March 1

Passenger Rail
OCTA completes crossing upgrades, quiet zone in Orange County Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Two Florida senators file lawsuit against Gov. Scott Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Northeast senators state their case for Florida's HSR funds Read More »
Kansas City Southern
KCS promotes three senior execs to EVP, SVP posts Read More »
Passenger Rail
Columbia-to-Charlotte commuter-rail project in discussion phase Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Columbia-to-Charlotte commuter-rail project in discussion phase Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Conference Board of Canada: More regulatory changes could boost grain transportation efficiency Read More »
Passenger Rail
Miami-Dade Metrorail adds wireless Internet service Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Bowles joins NS' board Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Updates from Chicago Freight Car Leasing, GE, Ex-Im Bank, IBM/Alcatel, Crouch Engineering, Kelso and Vanasse Hangen Brustlin Read More »
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