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Rail News: March 2021

March 31

Passenger Rail
SEPTA to stop accepting paper tickets on regional rail Read More »
Labor
Rescue plan extends benefits for railroaders, RRB member says Read More »
Intermodal
PANYNJ posts record February TEU volume Read More »
Passenger Rail
Alabama senator calls for more data before Amtrak resumes Gulf Coast service Read More »
People
Reading & Northern shuffles marketing, sales roles Read More »
Intermodal
USDOT announces funding availability for port infrastructure program Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Class I employment grew a bit in February Read More »
Passenger Rail
Virginia inks deal with Amtrak, CSX, VRE to expand rail service Read More »

March 30

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from RSI, Alstom, Voith and LRW (March 30) Read More »
Passenger Rail
TransLink modernizes SkyTrain rider communication technology Read More »
People
Metrolink hires first chief people officer Read More »
Logistics
SC Ports expands cold storage capabilities Read More »
Labor
BLET, St. Lawrence & Atlantic reach tentative agreement Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FTA announces $30.5 billion in pandemic relief funding Read More »
Intermodal
Georgia Ports Authority OKs plan to increase container capacity Read More »
M&A
CN, Watco agree on sale of rail lines in Ontario, Wisconsin and Michigan Read More »

March 29

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Loram Technologies, GB Railfreight and Alstom (March 29) Read More »
High-Speed Rail
California High-Speed Rail Authority revises 2020 business plan Read More »
Passenger Rail
Virginia Gov. Northam signs law creating new passenger-rail authority Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit seeks input on SAFE analysis of Northgate light-rail extension Read More »
People
Langenstein named chair of New Orleans port, Public Belt Railroad Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Lawmakers propose permanent funding for Amtrak Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Study: COVID-19 has cost Illinois over $1B in transportation revenue Read More »
High-Speed Rail
FRA extends DEIS comment period for proposed Northeast Maglev system Read More »

March 26

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Procor, VIP Rail, Mitsui and Siemens (March 26) Read More »
People
GCRTA's board elects Lucas, Moss as leaders Read More »
Passenger Rail
Amtrak: Piedmont to resume full service from Raleigh to Charlotte Read More »
Passenger Rail
Dallas council backs federal funding for $1.7 billion downtown subway Read More »
Passenger Rail
Report: USDOT moving ahead on Gateway tunnel project Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Rail shipper council calls on Congress to be fair to short lines Read More »
Passenger Rail
L.A. Metro OKs contracts for pre-development of Sepulveda Transit Corridor project Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
STB denies Colorado Midland's request to expedite Tennessee Pass proposal Read More »

March 25

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Dayton T. Brown, WSP and MERMEC (March 25) Read More »
Mechanical
Valley Metro receives first streetcar for Tempe fleet Read More »
Passenger Rail
Twin Cities officials seek input on Metro Transit Blue Line extension route Read More »
Safety
Winchester & Western recognizes safety efforts with donation Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BTS: Railed transborder freight dipped in January Read More »
Passenger Rail
Long Island Rail Road unveils technology for real-time trip planning Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR: Rail traffic report reflects 2020 shutdowns Read More »
Intermodal
Savage to build, run intermodal terminal at UP yard in Idaho Read More »

March 24

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Easy Aerial, VTG, Thales and HNTB (March 24) Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Reader's Choice Awards deadline is next week Read More »
Passenger Rail
RTD-Denver to end N Line fare pilot Read More »
Security
SEPTA police officers suspended for social media posts Read More »
Intermodal
Port Everglades commissions new super-sized cranes Read More »
Shippers
Report: Canadian oil producers hope CP deal results in new route to Gulf Coast Read More »
Passenger Rail
New York City Transit made subway speed improvements during pandemic Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
STB to review CSX, CP-KCS cases 'expeditiously,' chair says Read More »

March 23

Sustainability
APTA honors MARTA for sustainability efforts Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
LA transportation agencies receive $1.6B in American Rescue Plan funds Read More »
Passenger Rail
Hilltop Tacoma Link light-rail extension work reaches milestone Read More »
Security
Sheriff’s office takes command of TriMet police division Read More »
Passenger Rail
SRC: Community leaders support Amtrak Gulf Coast service Read More »
Safety
Illinois panel clears five-year grade crossing safety plan Read More »
M&A
NS concerns over CSX-Pan Am deal resolved Read More »
M&A
Wabtec to acquire Nordco Read More »

March 22

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Wabtec, Keolis, LocoTech and Travero (March 22) Read More »
Security
USDOT launches 'Mask Up' campaign Read More »
MOW
MBTA advances Green Line D track, signal replacement project Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Minnesota bill would fund state’s share of some rail infrastructure Read More »
Mechanical
Metra places initial order of 200 Alstom rail cars Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
U.S. Rep. Moulton introduces high-speed rail legislation Read More »
People
CP amends Creel's contract Read More »
Class Is
Canadian Pacific to acquire Kansas City Southern Read More »

March 19

Passenger Rail
Caltrain adjusts schedule to maintain regional connections Read More »
Passenger Rail
Georgia moves to establish transit funding mechanism Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
North Carolina short line restores six locomotives Read More »
People
Metra names McCann COO Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Colorado, Midland & Pacific amends STB filing to prevent oil, coal trains on Tennessee Pass Read More »
Sustainability
Wabtec, G&W, Carnegie Mellon to collaborate on new freight-rail technologies Read More »
Passenger Rail
Ontario advances Yonge North Subway Extension Read More »
CSX Transportation
In STB filing, CSX responds to critics of proposed Pan Am acquisition Read More »

March 18

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from LILEE, Selectron, BAI and STV Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metrolink: Essential workers represent core ridership Read More »
Financials
RTD-Denver issues certified green bonds Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metra to arm rail cars with high-tech air purification systems Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak unveils 50th anniversary commemorative locomotives Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. freight railroads log carload, intermodal growth in Week 10 Read More »
Mechanical
Canada announces funding for TransLink locomotive project Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Sierra Northern Railway obtains funding to build, test hydrogen switcher locomotive Read More »

March 17

Safety
Metrolinx introduces Shisa Kanko pointing practice for GO Transit trains Read More »
Passenger Rail
MTA launches rider survey, anti-hate campaign Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
RAC annual report cites carload, passenger-trip growth on Canada's railways Read More »
People
AAPA honors Shelby, DeFazio with Port Person of the Year Award Read More »
Intermodal
IANA, BIC standardize intermodal facility identification Read More »
Passenger Rail
FAA issues final environmental statement on AirTrain project Read More »
Mechanical
WMATA picks Hitachi Rail to build 8000-series rail cars Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak asks STB to force CSX, NS to allow passenger rail on Gulf Coast route Read More »

March 16

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Brookville, Progress Rail, TekTracking, Teleste and Hatch LTK (March 16) Read More »
Passenger Rail
Alaska Railroad revises summer train schedule Read More »
People
Brightline names Kefauver SVP of corporate development Read More »
Labor
Unifor Council 4000 ratifies pacts with VIA Rail Read More »
People
R. J. Corman names Hosey VP of operations Read More »
Passenger Rail
NYCT subway logs busiest ridership day since pandemic's start Read More »
People
CN appoints Reporter VP of government, regulatory affairs Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FRA solicits input on trespasser data collection request Read More »

March 15

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Thales, Tutor Perini, IMC and Kaleris (March 15) Read More »
Security
Caltrain reaffirms zero tolerance for hate/racism after attack Read More »
Passenger Rail
DC Streetcar marks fifth anniversary Read More »
Passenger Rail
BART to use federal grant to attract businesses Read More »
Passenger Rail
FTA seeks public input on VRE's new station Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Short Line Safety Institute to offer emergency response plan Read More »
Shippers
Canadian grain shippers call for rail capacity increase Read More »
Safety
Iowa Northern Railway develops short-line safety training program Read More »

March 12

Intermodal
ACTA unveils new website Read More »
Passenger Rail
Valley Metro workers prioritized for COVID-19 vaccines Read More »
People
North Carolina Railroad CFO retires Read More »
Intermodal
PANYNJ set volume record in January Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
OmniTRAX adds two rail-ready development sites in Ohio Read More »
Intermodal
Port of Long Beach logs busiest February on record Read More »
MOW
Georgia DOT considers replacing bridge over CSX line Read More »
Intermodal
CG Railway launches new rail ferry Read More »

March 11

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Amsted Digital, Trinity and IBI Group (March 11) Read More »
Security
MTA launches employee vaccination site at Grand Central Terminal Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metro Transit-St. Louis expands cleaning protocols Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
ORDC approves grants and loans for rail access projects Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Freight-rail leaders testify on industry's economic, environmental impact Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. railroads post carload, intermodal gains in Week 9 Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Canada's Alghabra orders measures to reduce risk of rail accidents Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak to restore long-distance routes, recall workers Read More »

March 10

People
WTS recognizes Hartnett with Ray LaHood Award Read More »
Shippers
Retail imports expected to jump during first half of 2021 Read More »
Intermodal
Iowa DOT panel OKs funding for container terminal project Read More »
Passenger Rail
Brightline to use box-jacking method to build rail underpass Read More »
Safety
WMATA rail maintenance machine program needs improvement, audit finds Read More »
MOW
Minnesota DOT seeks applicants for rail service improvement grants Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak to complete platform repairs on Gulf Coast stations Read More »
Mechanical
CP to employ Ballard fuel cells in hydrogen locomotive project Read More »

March 9

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Alstom, Keolis and Princeton Consultants Read More »
People
CAGTC praises Raimondo's confirmation as U.S. commerce secretary Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak adds private rooms to overnight Northeast Regional trains Read More »
Security
TransLink study: Copper kills bacteria on transit surfaces Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
NTSB investigating fatal accident involving UP track worker Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metrolinx picks FNPs for Scarborough, Eglinton Crosstown rail tunnel projects Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BTS: Transborder freight moved by rail fell 17 percent in 2020 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
ENSCO awarded contract to manage Transportation Technology Center Read More »

March 8

Federal Legislation & Regulation
FTA seeks input on new COVID-19 recovery reporting tool Read More »
Labor
BLET seeks mediation in LIRR contract talks Read More »
Passenger Rail
Maryland Purple Line partners short-list 3 design-build contractor teams Read More »
People
Brightline Holdings names Reininger CEO Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA issues RFP for Yellow Line tunnel, bridge project Read More »
People
STB names Itzkoff, Jakubowski to railroad-shipper council Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak comments on NEC privatization proposal Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Senate passes American Rescue Plan, includes $30.5B in funding for transit Read More »

March 5

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from L.B. Foster, FMW, Irdeto, TRAC and Hatch Read More »
People
Colorado Freight Advisory Council names Ogborn chair Read More »
Security
DART to continue enforcing mask mandate Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Rep. Steel's bill would end federal funding of California high-speed rail project Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP's Bailey Yard hosts COVID-19 vaccination clinic Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
Railway Interchange postponed to 2023 Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
NTSB investigating fatal accidents involving BNSF, KCS workers Read More »
Amtrak
AmeriStarRail proposes privatizing Amtrak NEC service Read More »

March 4

Passenger Rail
Rail Runner passenger service to resume March 8 Read More »
Sustainability
VIA Rail achieves LEED Gold certification for Ottawa station Read More »
Intermodal
AS Savanna makes first call to Savannah’s Ocean Terminal Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metra, BOMA to host return-to-work summit Read More »
Passenger Rail
Pandemic relief bill includes funding for Honolulu rail project Read More »
Intermodal
Montreal port terminal expansion project clears environmental hurdle Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Winter storms slowed February rail traffic Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. railroads earn 'B' on infrastructure report card Read More »

March 3

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Trapeze, Keolis, CJ Logistics and Quandel Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Commuter-rail group seeks delay of passenger liability cap increase Read More »
Passenger Rail
Brightline told to finalize Orlando-Tampa plan by mid-summer Read More »
High-Speed Rail
CHSRA meets federal funding deadline Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BTS: Railed transborder freight value rose in December Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
NCDOT seeks applicants for short-line project grants Read More »
MOW
Wisconsin awards grant funding for rail spur at Komatsu plant Read More »
CSX Transportation
Maryland issues EA for Howard Street rail tunnel project Read More »

March 2

Passenger Rail
Engineers honor Michigan's accelerated rail project Read More »
People
SFRTA board appoints four new members Read More »
Internet-Digital
LA port launches cargo-tracking data tool Read More »
Passenger Rail
Caltrain’s first electric trainset shipped to TTCI for testing Read More »
People
Sound Transit names Robinson chief officer of diversity, equity, inclusion Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Senators reintroduce bill to improve RRIF loan program Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Canadian crude-by-rail exports rebounding after drastic drop in 2020, regulator says Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN marks grain-haul record for 12 straight months Read More »

March 1

Passenger Rail
RTD-Denver OKs housing development policy Read More »
Passenger Rail
SEPTA approves five-year strategic plan Read More »
Labor
Illinois & Midland, BLET reach tentative agreement Read More »
Safety
LIRR project eliminates final grade crossing Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR calls for market-based solutions to combat climate change Read More »
Safety
Metrolink awarded $13.6 million for grade crossing safety projects Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FRA issues face-mask mandate Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF posts lower revenue, higher income in Q4 Read More »
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