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Rail News: March 2020

March 31

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from TRAC Intermodal, Stonepeak, Greenbrier and NRC (March 31) Read More »
Passenger Rail
Rocky Mountaineer suspends train departures Read More »
Labor
BNSF, union settle dispute over employee medical privacy Read More »
Intermodal
Savannah port posts higher cargo volume in February Read More »
Passenger Rail
BART amps up station, rail improvements during reduced service Read More »
MOW
Metra launches 2020 construction program Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA set to approve FY2021 budget Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BTS: Transborder freight moved by rail rose in January Read More »

March 30

C&S
DART approves Carrollton grade crossing project Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
USDOT to fund four new University Transportation Centers Read More »
MOW
BART to begin Orinda track replacement in May Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Texas Central anticipates FRA approval in July of bullet-train construction Read More »
Mechanical
Caltrain to test first electrified trainset in April Read More »
Security
Canada requires passenger health screenings on intercity rail Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FRA allows certain regulatory relief during pandemic Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
CARES Act includes benefits for unemployed rail workers Read More »

March 27

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Trinity and Abloy (March 27) Read More »
Passenger Rail
Ottawa light-rail line recognized for engineering excellence Read More »
Intermodal
NS to acquire hybrid RTGs for Chicago intermodal operations Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
USDOT extends FTA grant application deadlines Read More »
Passenger Rail
Cleveland RTA to begin East 79th Street Station reconstruction Read More »
Security
Coronavirus update: APTA cancels rail events Read More »
Safety
NTSB: Ethanol train derailed after landslide Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Stimulus bill includes $25B for transit, $1B for Amtrak Read More »

March 26

Security
Coronavirus update: U.S. transit agencies continue to ratchet down service Read More »
Safety
Washington panel OKs funds for Newport grade crossing project Read More »
Amtrak
Vermont suspends Amtrak service Read More »
Labor
Rail Conference seeks benefit improvements in stimulus bill Read More »
Safety
NTSB: Undetected cracks in tank car led to ethanol release in CSX yard Read More »
Intermodal
Port of Virginia prioritizes COVID-19 test kit shipments Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Freight-rail traffic in Week 12 reflects falling demand for certain products Read More »
Security
TSA to require rail, bus operators to train employees to identify terrorist threats Read More »

March 25

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from RR Mergers, Allpress & Moore, CDL Electric, A. Stucki and Bombardier (March 25) Read More »
Security
Sexual harassment on transit leads to less transit use, study finds Read More »
People
Cleveland RTA's board reelects Clough, Lucas to leadership roles Read More »
People
North Carolina Railroad taps Arant as VP of engineering Read More »
Security
Secure Rail Conference postponed until August Read More »
Security
Coronavirus update: Transit coalition requests $25B in federal aid Read More »
People
NS appoints Allen Sutherland EVP, chief legal officer Read More »
MOW
CREATE partners receive CRISI grant for Pullman Junction project Read More »

March 24

Passenger Rail
WMATA to improve access at future Potomac Yard Station Read More »
Passenger Rail
DART reports D2 Subway progress Read More »
People
AASHTO names Giulietti to chair rail council Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
Sound Transit completes Connect 2020 construction Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak cuts management pay to address ridership loss Read More »
Passenger Rail
MBTA awards Green Line B Branch station consolidation contract Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NS surveys customers on COVID-19 business impact Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
FRA awards CRISI grants to TNW short lines Read More »

March 23

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Granite, Ardanuy, and in memoriam: Josef Theurer (March 23) Read More »
Passenger Rail
TriMet to close Portland airport station during concourse expansion Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Rail unions petition FRA to issue COVID-19 protocols to protect workers Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
CISA identifies infrastructure workers critical to COVID-19 response Read More »
Security
Coronavirus update: Passenger-rail agencies suspend fares, further revise schedules Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Ashland Railway obtains Ohio grant for rail yard expansion Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Class I employment dipped slightly in February Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FRA proposes on-time performance measure for Amtrak Read More »

March 20

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Tealinc and NRC (March 20) Read More »
People
Port of Long Beach's Cordero named AAPA chairman Read More »
Logistics
United Freezer obtains Ohio grant for rail spur project Read More »
High-Speed Rail
FRA should extend Texas Central comment period, Rep. Brady says Read More »
Security
AAR launches COVID-19 webpage; CP to hold annual meeting online Read More »
Passenger Rail
Maryland bill calls for MARC commuter-rail extension into Virginia Read More »
Security
APTA increases federal aid request to offset coronavirus costs Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX emissions intensity reductions goal approved by SBTi Read More »

March 19

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from CloudMoyo, NRC and REMSA (March 19) Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Washington state panel OKs grant for short line's grade crossing project Read More »
Passenger Rail
Caltrain suspends Clipper fare increase Read More »
Security
Coronavirus update: MTA to draw on emergency funds; Amtrak, rail agencies adjust schedules Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FTA to offer $11 million in AIM transit grants Read More »
People
OmniTRAX taps Walker as CFO Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Pandemic's impact reflected in intermodal volumes Read More »

March 18

Passenger Rail
AASHTO campaign highlights transportation benefits Read More »
Intermodal
PANYNJ: No health crisis impact on intermodal rail capabilities Read More »
Labor
Washington State Legislature passes train crew bill Read More »
Passenger Rail
Alaska Railroad suspends Aurora Winter Train Read More »
People
Rep. Lipinski, House rail subcommittee chair, loses primary race Read More »
PTC
Metro-North Railroad implements PTC on Harlem, Hudson lines Read More »
C&S
FRA awards CRISI grant for Metrolink track, signal improvements Read More »
Passenger Rail
APTA: Transit agencies, railroads need $12.9 billion in federal help to offset coronavirus costs Read More »

March 17

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Transdev, Teleste, Nokia and Loram (March 17) Read More »
Internet-Digital
DART OKs GoPass app for Oklahoma transit agency Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak offers onboard bike storage in Michigan Read More »
MOW
Washington state panel OKs grant for BNSF crossing improvements Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metrolink train layover facility expansion to begin in April Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Moody's: Transportation sector at risk in extended coronavirus outbreak Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FTA awards grants to bolster transit access through technology Read More »
Security
California passenger-rail services continue during stay-at-home order Read More »

March 16

Passenger Rail
Sound Transit Connect 2020 light-rail project delayed Read More »
Security
BART logs drop in crime rate Read More »
Passenger Rail
TriMet unveils proposed FY2021 budget Read More »
Shippers
Cenovus suspends crude-by-rail program Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Lipinski proposes bills to reduce train noise, blocked crossings Read More »
People
Patriot Rail names Tonsager chief commercial officer Read More »
Security
FTA increases funding flexibility to help transit agencies respond to coronavirus Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FRA declares emergency in response to coronavirus outbreak Read More »

March 13

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Harsco, Wi-Tronix, Nokia, ENGIE, Sasser Family, Hub and Schneider (March 13) Read More »
Security
PANYNJ adds 120 police officers Read More »
Intermodal
Neopanamax cranes arrive at Port of Savannah Read More »
People
GoTriangle taps Lattuca as president, CEO Read More »
Passenger Rail
MTA takes ownership of Grand Central Terminal Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NS addresses COVID-19 prep; CN to hold annual meeting via webcast Read More »
Security
Coronavirus update: Passenger-rail agencies prepare for service changes, amp up disinfection Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
USDOT announces CRISI grants for rail infrastructure projects Read More »

March 12

C&S
Ohio panel OKs grade crossing projects Read More »
Passenger Rail
SEPTA proposes fare restructuring plan Read More »
Intermodal
South Carolina Ports Authority logs record cargo volumes in February Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Genesee & Wyoming issues 2019 industrial development report Read More »
People
ASLRRA launches 'Hall of Fame,' will honor Blabey, Fuller, Silver Read More »
Security
Amtrak, passenger-rail agencies log ridership declines among coronavirus concerns Read More »
High-Speed Rail
FRA proposes draft safety standards for Texas Central bullet train Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR: Coronavirus impact reflected in intermodal traffic volume Read More »

March 11

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Danella, PST, Cambridge Architectural, USDG, Railserve, Alstom and Jacobs (March 11) Read More »
Passenger Rail
Caltrain operator issues 2019 progress report Read More »
Passenger Rail
Brightline recognized as a 'most innovative' company Read More »
Intermodal
NRF: Coronavirus to affect imports more than initially expected Read More »
Logistics
RCR Rail advances logistics parks in Texas Read More »
People
OmniTRAX names Strickland to economic development team Read More »
Passenger Rail
Confederation Line rail contractor has not met expectations, Ottawa officials say Read More »
Intermodal
Ports of LA, Long Beach win federal grants for rail infrastructure projects Read More »

March 10

Passenger Rail
Metro Transit logged light-rail ridership increase in 2019 Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FRA awards CRISI grant for Pennsylvania freight-rail expansion project Read More »
C&S
New York City Transit to install CBTC on F subway line Read More »
Security
Rail unions ask FRA to address coronavirus concerns; Class I execs cancel conference attendance Read More »
Passenger Rail
NJ Transit breaks ground on Hudson-Bergen light-rail extension Read More »
People
CP's Velani recognized as 'CFO of the Year' Read More »
People
PANYNJ leader tests positive for coronavirus Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP pledges science-based targets for GHG emission reduction Read More »

March 9

People
Heminger joins Caltrain's oversight board Read More »
People
Valley Metro taps Young to manage accessible transit services Read More »
PTC
LIRR implements PTC on another 108 route miles Read More »
People
Maratea to succeed Scardelletti as TCU/IAM's national president Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Ellis & Eastern lands large federal grant for major infrastructure improvements Read More »
Passenger Rail
Coronavirus update: U.S. transit agencies enhance sanitization practices Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN earns high honors in Canada's Top 100 Employers competition Read More »
Amtrak
Hudson River rail tunnel environmental report to be delayed, Chao says Read More »

March 6

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from TekTracking, Stonebriar, Ridgewood, Savage, WSP and TKDA (March 6) Read More »
Intermodal
PANYNJ logs January rail volume increase Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Amtrak's mandatory arbitration policy would end under new legislation Read More »
People
Georgia Gov. Kemp names Rising Star Campbell to state commission Read More »
MOW
MARTA to kick off track renovation project Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Railroad Day on the Hill attracts 450 industry reps Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
Norfolk Southern creates, deploys autonomous track inspection system Read More »
Amtrak
FRA issues environmental assessment for Amtrak Sawtooth Bridge replacement Read More »

March 5

Passenger Rail
Santa Clara VTA solicits input on Tamien Station project Read More »
Passenger Rail
SEPTA reopens Exton rail station Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
CRISI grant awarded to rail project near Albuquerque airport Read More »
Passenger Rail
VIA Rail resuming normal train schedules Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metra's 'reverse-commute' rail service attracts new riders Read More »
Passenger Rail
NJ Transit forms coronavirus task force; rail events postponed Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
NS promotes three to VP roles, names chief sustainability officer Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR: Coronavirus impact on February rail traffic 'limited' Read More »

March 4

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from AECOM, RailcarRx, ARS, Saft, ENSCO, and in memoriam: Richard Anderson (March 4) Read More »
Labor
BLET, PATH reach tentative agreement Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FTA to offer grants for transit projects in poor communities Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NHL Seattle to offer free rail, bus service to hockey games Read More »
Passenger Rail
SMART logs rail ridership increase Read More »
Intermodal
Port of Coos Bay opens rail reload yard to serve Oregon coast Read More »
Intermodal
Tulsa Port of Catoosa receives federal grant to repair rail crossings Read More »
Security
MTA, transit agencies take extra steps to sanitize stations, trains Read More »

March 3

Rail Industry Trends
OneRail Coalition restructures, elects board Read More »
Passenger Rail
MTA to extend OMNY fare system to 200 subway stations Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA seeks input on FY2021 budget Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
CRISI grants awarded to Colorado for crossing safety project, passenger-rail study Read More »
Passenger Rail
Connecticut DOT obtains grant for new Hartford Line station Read More »
Security
APTA assists transit agencies with coronavirus prep plans Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN begins post-blockade recovery Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak names Flynn president, CEO Read More »

March 2

Passenger Rail
Sound Transit accelerates infill station construction Read More »
Security
Chicago PD to add officers to patrol CTA system Read More »
Passenger Rail
LA Metro to study Gold Line eastern extension route Read More »
Security
Secure Rail speaker appointed to AAR cybersecurity forum Read More »
MOW
CRISI grants awarded to improve rail infrastructure in Kansas, Mississippi Read More »
Intermodal
U.S. ports expect coronavirus to hit Q1 cargo volumes Read More »
Passenger Rail
FTA awards CIG funds to two Texas transit agencies Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
STB issues final rule to clarify demurrage regs Read More »
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