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Rail News: March 2018

March 29

Supplier Spotlight
U.S. Sen. Klobuchar tours Loram's Minnesota plant Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Cubic, Siemens, Willamette Valley, Spectrum and Brookville (March 29) Read More »
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Union Pacific Railroad
UP slates $59 million for Utah track, bridge projects Read More »
Passenger Rail
Cleveland RTA postpones fare hike Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
RTA: Crosstie production, purchases rose in February Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FRA seeks input on railroad industry automation Read More »
Passenger Rail
California panel OKs funds for proposed light-rail line Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. rail traffic up slightly in Week 12 Read More »

March 28

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from TRAC Interstar, Bombardier, BSM and Peerless Electronics (March 28) Read More »
Security
BART arrests soared 40 percent in 2017 Read More »
PTC
NICTD mulls South Shore Line fare hike to cover PTC costs Read More »
People
Norfolk Southern names McClellan, Elkins to new VP positions Read More »
Mechanical
OCTA taps Siemens for eight streetcars Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF slates $230 million for California capex projects Read More »
Intermodal
Georgia Ports Authority launches Mason Mega rail project Read More »
MOW
Pennsylvania OKs funding for 27 freight-rail projects Read More »

March 27

MOW
Metra to replace UP North Line bridges Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP's Iowa infrastructure to get $47 million boost Read More »
Passenger Rail
Milwaukee receives first streetcar from Brookville Read More »
Passenger Rail
Bombardier inks $288 million contract for MARC commuter-rail maintenance Read More »
Security
Secure Rail webcast to focus on Industrial IoT Read More »
MOW
Illinois panel OKs $194 million plan for rail crossing projects Read More »
Passenger Rail
Ontario to issue RFQs for GO Regional Express Rail project Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF addresses STB's service concerns Read More »

March 26

Mechanical
Portland to buy two new streetcars Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
ConnectWork establishes apprenticeships for rail-car remediators, mechanics Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP slates $128 million for capex projects in Nebraska, Oregon Read More »
People
MARTA confirms Jeffrey Parker as general manager, CEO Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
Siemens, Alstom approve merger terms Read More »
Passenger Rail
PANYNJ's agreements pave way for new PATH power facility Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN responds to STB's rail-service concerns Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Transit, rail programs get funding boost under FY18 omnibus bill Read More »

March 23

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Brookville, Trackmobile, CMiC, STV and KAI (March 23) Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
STB: Class I employment up a bit since January Read More »
Passenger Rail
NYCT gears up for subway flood protection project in Queens Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak grades host freight railroads' performance Read More »
People
Aadnesen retires as GREX executive chairman Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN, Teamsters tentatively agree on contract for locomotive engineers Read More »
Passenger Rail
Bombardier inks contract to extend Phoenix airport people mover Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP to serve Ocean Network at West Coast ports Read More »

March 22

Passenger Rail
RTD to host town halls to discuss transit expansions Read More »
Intermodal
Georgia port begins use of neo-Panamax crane Read More »
Passenger Rail
LIRR unveils performance improvement plan Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak to rename Rochester station after late congresswoman Read More »
Canadian Pacific
CP to serve new Smart Sand terminal in North Dakota Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Two teams qualify for Chicago O'Hare express rail line bid Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. rail traffic up 10 percent in Week 11 Read More »
Mechanical
Metra OKs contract to upgrade rolling stock rehab shops Read More »

March 21

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Rolls-Royce, Schneider, TRC, Axion and Michael Baker International (March 21) Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP outlines $87 million capex plan for Louisiana Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak unveils sustainability report Read More »
Shippers
CN, CP to serve new grain elevators in Alberta, Saskatchewan Read More »
Mechanical
GE to modernize locomotives for NS, CP Read More »
People
Begeman officially becomes STB chair Read More »
Passenger Rail
LA Metro unveils environmental report for Union Station subway project Read More »
PTC
FRA: PTC operating on 56 percent freight route miles Read More »

March 20

Passenger Rail
Metra to renovate LaSalle Street Station in downtown Chicago Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Pacific Harbor Line marks two decades of service Read More »
Amtrak
BRS, Amtrak sign tentative agreement Read More »
Passenger Rail
Canada to fund replacement of VIA Rail's Quebec City-Windsor fleet Read More »
People
CSX appoints Williams vice president, controller Read More »
Safety
FTA certifies transit-rail safety plans in Massachusetts, Hawaii Read More »
Passenger Rail
APTA leaders question Trump plan to cut funds for transit capital projects Read More »
Class Is
STB seeks Class Is' response to rail service complaints Read More »

March 19

Mechanical
Fort Worth transit agency receives second TEXRail trainset Read More »
Passenger Rail
Vancouver, B.C. officials OK TransLink project funding Read More »
Passenger Rail
CSX, Virginia rail officials OK pact for new VRE station Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP charts Wyoming projects worth $85 million Read More »
Amtrak
NY officials seek to rename Rochester Amtrak station after Slaughter Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
CAGTC: More than half of TIGER IX awarded to freight Read More »
Passenger Rail
Ontario nets funds for subway, light-rail projects Read More »
Passenger Rail
CATS opens Blue Line light-rail extension Read More »

March 16

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Pandrol, Stantec, Protran, WSP and REMSA (March 16) Read More »
Intermodal
Ports of LA, Long Beach post higher volume in February Read More »
Internet-Digital
MBTA aims to boost real-time train arrival data Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
STB to hold meetings on directed service regs Read More »
High-Speed Rail
California high-speed rail agency begins Kern County construction Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
Hexion completes plant's rail-yard expansion with CN Read More »
Passenger Rail
New Jersey governor's budget would triple NJ Transit funding Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Operation Lifesaver 'alarmed' at hike in rail trespass, crossing deaths Read More »

March 15

Passenger Rail
Metrolink debuts new blog Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NCDOT to host drone workshop Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CTA unveils real-time service bar on digital ad screens Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP slates $103.6 million for Illinois infrastructure Read More »
Passenger Rail
TriMet's FY2019 budget calls for light-rail upgrades, security boost Read More »
Intermodal
Port of Stockton posts a record year Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit taps Mott MacDonald, SNC-Lavalin for design-build management Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. railroads' carload, intermodal traffic up in Week 10 Read More »

March 14

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Bombardier, Alstom, Sasser, Cubic and Tealinc (March 14) Read More »
MOW
SEPTA to renew decades-old trolley track Read More »
MOW
Metra gears up for major tie replacement project Read More »
Intermodal
Transport Canada to review port authority system Read More »
Passenger Rail
NCTD marks 10 years of Sprinter light-rail service Read More »
Shippers
Ferromex to serve new USDG terminals in Central Chihuahua Read More »
Security
Secure Rail unveils 2018 conference agenda Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
APTA calls out cut in TIGER funds for public transit Read More »

March 13

Intermodal
Long Beach port taps Lambrigger for construction management Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP budgets $113 million for Kansas track, bridge work Read More »
Shippers
STB's railroad-shipper council elects new leaders Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Texas Central blasts SNCF's comments about Dallas-Houston bullet train Read More »
Intermodal
Watco to perform stevedoring, terminal services at Greens Port park Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metrolinx to sign EllisDon team for Stouffville line improvements Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
ASLRRA: Railroad Day draws record attendance Read More »
Passenger Rail
Virginia General Assembly OKs WMATA funding bill Read More »

March 12

Passenger Rail
MTA announces winners of Genius Transit competition Read More »
Passenger Rail
Toronto transit agency unveils sixth 'customer charter' Read More »
Intermodal
NRF: Port traffic likely to dip in March Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF budgets $90 million for Minnesota capex Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP slates $127 million for Arkansas maintenance Read More »
Passenger Rail
Baltimore subway system reopens after systemwide closure Read More »
High-Speed Rail
California high-speed rail project costs soar to $77 billion Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
USDOT unveils 41 TIGER grant recipients Read More »

March 9

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Thermo King, HOTSTART, Saft and Urban Engineers (March 9) Read More »
Passenger Rail
Caltrain to kick off Sunnyvale Station rehab Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Rail groups deliver 'balanced regs' message to Capitol Hill Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
CSX recognizes Northern Ohio & Western for carload growth Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Freight railroads, two unions agree to final, binding arbitration Read More »
People
MARTA eyes Jeffrey Parker as next CEO Read More »
People
CP names Hardy VP of grain, fertilizer sales Read More »
High-Speed Rail
FRA rules 'no significant impact' for Minneapolis-Duluth express rail project Read More »

March 8

People
TriMet names Hoskins head of maintenance operations Read More »
Intermodal
Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor's cargo growth capped off 'landmark' year in 2017 Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Senate Democrats call for federal investment in rail infrastructure Read More »
Passenger Rail
TEXRail helps launch $105 million TOD Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP to spend $122 million on California infrastructure Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR: Carloads trailed intermodal volume in February Read More »
Kansas City Southern
KCS: Mexican panel dismisses report on lack of freight-rail competition Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
USDOT issues $46 million in TIGER grants for rail projects in Maryland, Indiana and New Mexico Read More »

March 7

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Rolls-Royce, TransRail Innovation, LAN, REZ-1, Saft and Hack Partners (March 7) Read More »
Security
DART touts security efforts, unveils new crime-reporting app Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
Norfolk Southern overhauls e-commerce tool Read More »
Intermodal
GE, Long Beach port to pilot data-sharing software Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
USDOT awards $8.5 million TIGER grant for Arkansas rail bridge projects Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metrolinx issues RFQ for GO Transit Lakeshore expansion Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Chao confirms Trump opposes Hudson rail tunnel project Read More »
Class Is
CN, CP respond to grain shippers' concerns over rail shipment backlog Read More »

March 6

Passenger Rail
VRE releases facility condition report Read More »
Intermodal
JAXPORT's heavy-lift berth used to move locomotives Read More »
Mechanical
SFMTA tests three-car Muni trains Read More »
Intermodal
Savannah harbor deepening reaches halfway mark Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FRA kicks off rail-crossing safety campaign Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP slates $450 million for 2018 capex in Texas Read More »
Security
Los Angeles Metro logged crime decrease in 2017 Read More »
Kansas City Southern
Kansas City Southern to serve future logistics park in Illinois Read More »

March 5

Passenger Rail
SEPTA to begin phasing out token sales at commuter-rail stations Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metro-North gears up for White Plains Station rehab Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
RTA: Crosstie production, purchases rose in January Read More »
Passenger Rail
Tri-Rail reports highest monthly on-time performance in more than a decade Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF oil-spill plan OK'd in Washington state Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
GE Transportation joins blockchain alliance Read More »
People
Trump nominates Fuchs, Schultz to serve on STB Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN's Jobin steps down, Ruest named interim CEO Read More »

March 2

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from LAN, Mitsui, HNTB, BSM, Phoenix Contact and NRC (March 2) Read More »
Amtrak
BLET, Amtrak reach tentative agreement Read More »
People
TriMet names Kelsey general manager Read More »
Intermodal
Vancouver Energy ends lease early at Port of Vancouver Read More »
Security
CTA's new security plan funded by ride-hailing fees Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF budgets $80 million for capex in New Mexico Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak awarded five-year contract for MARC Penn Line Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Report: Chao backs away from Hudson tunnel funding plan Read More »

March 1

Mechanical
FreightCar America to buy Navistar Inc. rail-car plant Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Intermodal traffic led volume growth in Week 8 Read More »
People
Batory sworn in as FRA administrator Read More »
Amtrak
NTSB releases preliminary report on fatal Amtrak-CSX crash Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Stockton Terminal and Eastern Railroad obtains grant for locomotive purchase Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak, TSA test explosive detection technology Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF seeks to join lawsuit over Washington state denial of coal terminal permit Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX targets 60 percent operating ratio by 2020 Read More »
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