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Rail News: March 2019

March 29

Supplier Spotlight
Rail News from Railroad Software, Penn Machine, Strategic Rail Finance, CDM, ENSCO and Keolis (March 29) Read More »
Passenger Rail
ACE to release mobile ticketing app Read More »
PowerRail Distribution | Sponsored
LED Bulbs – Are They Worth the Investment?
Passenger Rail
MBTA to rename Yawkey Station Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Cargo forecast: Slowing economy expected to moderate port traffic in 2019 Read More »
Intermodal
ZIM begins marine carrier service at Port of Prince Rupert Read More »
Passenger Rail
Pennsylvania rail authority receives funds for Lackawana Cut-Off project Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN announces 2019 capex projects for Quebec Read More »
Security
FTA to provide $4M in funding to fight human trafficking Read More »

March 28

People
Cleveland RTA re-elects board leaders Read More »
Passenger Rail
TransLink seeks SkyTrain rider amenity ideas Read More »
Passenger Rail
GO Transit to expand commuter-rail service in greater Toronto Read More »
Intermodal
Georgia ports, Kia mark decade of service Read More »
People
APTA solicits applicants for leadership program Read More »
Shippers
CN, CP to serve two new G3 grain elevators in Alberta Read More »
Passenger Rail
GoTriangle calls off Durham-Orange light-rail project Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. carload volume tumbled, intermodal picked up in Week 12 Read More »

March 27

Supplier Spotlight
Rail Supplier News from Trainyard Tech, FirstGroup, STV, Cubic and REMSA (March 27) Read More »
Passenger Rail
NJ Transit holds open house for contractors, business owners Read More »
Safety
Metra schedules 59 safety 'blitzes' Read More »
Intermodal
PANYNJ selects underwriters for $8 billion bond issue Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak names New York station in honor of late congresswoman Read More »
Shippers
Charah Solutions to open facility at Watco's Greens Port Industrial Terminal Read More »
Kansas City Southern
KCS to use crew management software for U.S. operations Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
Norfolk Southern breaks ground on Atlanta HQ, names three new execs Read More »

March 26

People
Western Carolina Railway taps Durham for community engagement role Read More »
Internet-Digital
CTA partners with Apple to add fare card to iPhone Read More »
Passenger Rail
MARTA obtains asset management certification Read More »
Passenger Rail
Cap Metro set to begin new station construction Read More »
Passenger Rail
KC Streetcar officials encouraged by FTA's rating for proposed extension Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN slates capex projects for Manitoba rail network Read More »
Passenger Rail
FTA gives favorable rating to proposed NICTD commuter-rail extension Read More »
Class Is
STB: Class I employment down a tad in February Read More »

March 25

People
Gov. Murphy nominates New Jersey Transit board members Read More »
Amtrak
California intercity rail services restore fare discount for veterans Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit calls for input on $40M parking improvement project Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
STB modernizes filing, payment procedures Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Rail unions endorse two-person crew legislation Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metrolinx to alter Hurontario light-rail project to cut costs Read More »
Kansas City Southern
KCS issues statement on Mexican competition panel's rail-service report Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
G&W subsidiaries lease two U.S. short lines Read More »

March 22

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Greenbrier, Siemens, Alstom, Hardesty & Hanover, Focused Technology and Fugro (March 22) Read More »
Sustainability
TriMet installs wind turbines on light-rail poles Read More »
C&S
ACE partners to start grade separation in Southern California Read More »
Intermodal
Montreal port terminal poised for second major expansion Read More »
C&S
Metro-North to improve infrastructure on New Canaan Branch Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN closes TransX deal, highlights MOW programs for two provinces Read More »
Passenger Rail
MBTA releases long-term investment plan Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak, CSX agree on Hoosier State schedule changes Read More »

March 21

Federal Legislation & Regulation
STB sets demurrage hearing, seeks candidates for two advisory council openings Read More »
People
AAPA elects Nelson as chairman Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
St. Louis-Metro Transit cites TOD opening near Illinois light-rail station Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
TNW, United Rail land short-line deals Read More »
People
PATH names DeGraffe director of rail transit Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR: U.S. railroads registered more traffic declines in Week 11 Read More »
Mechanical
Metra issues RFP for 200 new rail cars Read More »
Class Is
Railroads' flood-ravaged Midwestern tracks trigger FRA emergency declaration Read More »

March 20

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Trinity, HDR, Fluor, Bombardier, Teleste, NYAB and Synder Equipment (March 20) Read More »
Passenger Rail
LIRR begins platform extension at New York station Read More »
People
Operation Lifesavers names new coordinators in three states Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
R. J. Corman Railroad Switching gains two new customers Read More »
MOW
CN sets MOW plan in Saskatchewan Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX, North Carolina DOT eye April groundbreaking for intermodal terminal Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
APTA report identifies $232B in critical transportation investments Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Sens. Baldwin, Cornyn draft bill to protect U.S. rail-car manufacturing Read More »

March 19

Passenger Rail
PATH’s travel information app hits 100,000 downloads Read More »
Passenger Rail
SMART carries 100,000th bicyclist Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NEB cites options for addressing tight oil-moving capacity in Canada Read More »
Passenger Rail
MTA logs fewest weekend subway delays in more than four years Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Canadian environmental agency polls public on proposed rail terminal assessment Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
G&W's Rail Link to serve another Louisiana port Read More »
Safety
FTA transfers WMATA safety oversight to Metrorail commission Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
NS, unions differ on merits of brake test simulator for hands-on training Read More »

March 18

Passenger Rail
DART track project to impact downtown Dallas weekend service Read More »
Passenger Rail
Milwaukee streetcar ridership counter malfunctions Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Transit unions seek worker protections against automation impacts Read More »
Passenger Rail
LA Metro to evaluate routes for Crenshaw/LAX line’s northern extension Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
ASLRRA hosted congressional tax aides to address tax extenders measure Read More »
Safety
Operation Lifesaver solicits applications for transit-rail safety grants Read More »
Safety
FTA certifies all safety oversight programs for required transit-rail systems Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA’s board preliminarily approves Metrorail service extensions Read More »

March 15

Federal Legislation & Regulation
IPS Cranes hosts congressman for plant tour, policy discussion Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Knorr-Bremse, Rail Vision, Alstom, Acceleware, Saft, WPS and Penn Machine (March 15) Read More »
Safety
North Carolina campaign warns students of rail trespassing danger Read More »
C&S
Ohio panel approves CSX grade crossing project Read More »
People
OmniTRAX Energy promotes Remington to VP Read More »
Passenger Rail
BART OKs contract to replace escalators Read More »
Passenger Rail
Los Angeles, business officials break ground on $5 billion LAX people-mover Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
AAR asks STB to use cost-benefit analysis in rulemaking Read More »

March 14

Intermodal
AAPA names Diaz-Balart 'Port Person of the Year' Read More »
Passenger Rail
DART partners with Uber to provide on-demand options Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit converts underground transit to rail only Read More »
Passenger Rail
Capitol Corridor authority slates track siding project near Levi's Stadium Read More »
Intermodal
Trump includes Charleston Harbor deepening project in FY20 budget Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA issues RFP seeking on-demand transport for late night workers Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
ASLRRA's Baker urges Congress to pass short-line tax credit proposal Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. rail traffic slide continued in Week 10 Read More »

March 13

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Siemens, HNTB, OIS, Abloy, Gentry Locke and NRC (March 13) Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Bipartisan bill would reauthorize Diesel Emissions Reduction Act Read More »
Passenger Rail
NYC Transit increases speed on more subway locations Read More »
Sustainability
SEPTA report charts sustainability actions in 2018 Read More »
People
Biden recalls Boardman's Amtrak leadership; funeral services announced Read More »
Passenger Rail
MBTA OKs fare hike to fund improvements Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
USDOT's Chao creates council to review new transportation technology Read More »
Safety
Canada's rail accidents increased, fatalities decreased in 2018 Read More »

March 12

Passenger Rail
Denver RTD, Lyft launch partnership Read More »
Passenger Rail
NYC Transit completes station expansion project Read More »
Intermodal
Panama City port, Oceaneering extend lease pact Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA to offer alternative service during platform reconstruction Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Short Line Safety Institute creates research director post Read More »
Passenger Rail
Canadian government to fund Edmonton light-rail extension projects Read More »
Amtrak
Wisconsin Gov. Evers proposes funds to expand Milwaukee-Chicago Amtrak route Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Trump budget slashes funding for Amtrak long-distance service Read More »

March 11

Passenger Rail
Denver RTD marks 50 years of transit service Read More »
Passenger Rail
New GO station to be built in Ontario Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit extends public comment period on light-rail extensions Read More »
Intermodal
Port of Virginia opens 12 new container stacks Read More »
MOW
CTA to invest $4 million to improve Red Line tracks Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak: Host railroads earn 'C' average for on-time performance Read More »
Passenger Rail
Alberta transit grants to fund light-rail vehicles, electric buses Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
CP, CN and Railway Association of Canada appeal emergency handbrake order Read More »

March 8

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Collins Aerospace, Trainyard Tech, Hubner, Ekyrail, PTS and InStar (March 8) Read More »
Safety
MTA begins underpass construction in New Cassel Read More »
People
Phoenix names Coleman light-rail administrator Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Congressman's bill would strip California of federal high-speed rail funds Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Las Vegas convention group, Boring Co. seek approval for autonomous transit system Read More »
People
Rail industry reacts to Boardman's death Read More »
Passenger Rail
California agency awards $13 million in rail project funding Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP announces new executive roles for Panzer, Hamann, Grosz Read More »

March 7

People
Colorado DOT names Grauberger project director Read More »
Passenger Rail
MBTA opens new commuter-rail station Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak adds service in Virginia Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Short-line tax credit included in proposed tax extenders bill Read More »
PTC
FRA should investigate MTA's PTC implementation, senator says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR: U.S. rail carload, intermodal volumes fell in February Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF breaks ground on logistics center near Denver Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX restructures marketing, names two new VPs Read More »
Amtrak
Former Amtrak CEO Boardman dies Read More »

March 6

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Alstom, ACEC, Urban Engineers, Macro, Parsons and Unipart Rail (March 6) Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Texas Central bullet train named top global infrastructure project Read More »
Passenger Rail
MassDOT awards $5 million to transit authorities for 'innovative' services Read More »
People
OmniTRAX Energy names Taylor VP sales Read More »
Passenger Rail
Rail Passengers Association finds economic benefits in adding a second Chicago-Twin Cities Amtrak train Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF announces capex projects for Illinois, Oklahoma Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Canadian agency proposes rail regulation updates Read More »
Labor
CRRC hires first assembly workers at new Chicago rail-car plant Read More »

March 5

Passenger Rail
Metro Transit-St. Louis launches trip-planning app Read More »
Passenger Rail
PATH logs record ridership in January Read More »
Safety
Senators to reintroduce grade crossing safety act Read More »
Logistics
BNSF Logistics unveils new logo, website Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA tests automatic door operations Read More »
Intermodal
JAXPORT agrees to nearly $239M container terminal expansion Read More »
High-Speed Rail
California to FRA: Threat to take back rail grants is 'rash and unlawful' Read More »
CSX Transportation
Maryland seeks federal grant to fund Howard Street Tunnel project Read More »

March 4

People
San Francisco's MTC elects Haggerty as commission chair Read More »
Intermodal
Port of Vancouver USA rail project recognized for engineering excellence Read More »
Passenger Rail
Denver RTD begins quiet zones for commuter-rail line Read More »
Canadian Pacific
Canadian Pacific renews funding of heart research Read More »
BNSF Railway
Viterra acquires General Mills' stake in North Dakota grain facility Read More »
Passenger Rail
Connecticut governor calls for new investment into New Haven commuter-rail line Read More »
Passenger Rail
California public-private partnership proposes new Dumbarton Rail Bridge Read More »
Class Is
STB: U.S. Class I workforce down a bit in January Read More »

March 1

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Herzog, CAI, HNTB, Stahl Recruiting, HEPACO and LRW (March 1) Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF slates $95 million for Minnesota projects Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA to close stations to prepare for platform reconstruction Read More »
People
NTSB makes key leadership changes Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
R.J. Corman joins AAR Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
LA Metro to explore congestion-relief pricing, mobility fees to encourage transit use Read More »
Passenger Rail
Duke University won't support Durham-Orange light-rail project Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FTA certifies state safety oversight programs in Florida, New Jersey, New York Read More »
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