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Rail News: March 2022

March 31

People
In memoriam: Longtime Trains Editor Jim Wrinn Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Wabtec, Navis and HDR (March 31) Read More »
Passenger Rail
TransLink puts Burrard Station project on back burner Read More »
Passenger Rail
Federal FY23 budget proposes earlier windfall for Sound Transit Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. rail carloads held steady, intermodal volume fell in Week 12 Read More »
Passenger Rail
L.A. Metro substantially completes two segments of Crenshaw/LAX light-rail project Read More »

March 30

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Wabtec, Greenbrier, TRAC, Keolis, Mitsui Rail and Alstom (March 30) Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FTA proposes changes to Capital Investments Grants program Read More »
Intermodal
Georgia Ports Authority advances capacity expansion plan Read More »
People
Smith assumes Cando Rail's new AVP post Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
North Carolina Railroad to invest in VinFast auto ramp project Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
USDOT recommends several transit-rail projects for new, continuing funding Read More »

March 29

Passenger Rail
SEPTA amends capital budget to include IIJA funds Read More »
Intermodal
Virginia port adds two huge container cranes to terminal Read More »
Passenger Rail
Start of Toronto station upgrades means Ontario Line subway is underway Read More »
Intermodal
Jacksonville port lands new MSC container service Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
CSX, NS seek STB mediation in Amtrak Gulf Coast case Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
USDOT's FY23 budget proposes funds for Amtrak repairs, Hudson Tunnel project Read More »

March 28

Mechanical
Reading & Northern to return steam locomotive to service Read More »
Passenger Rail
MBTA seeks comments on five-year capital improvement plan Read More »
Safety
OmniTRAX recognizes safety practices at three Nebraska shippers Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA board signs off on FY23 budget Read More »
Passenger Rail
Rep. Gottheimer calls for progress on Lackawanna Cut-Off rail restoration Read More »
Shippers
Focus Equities to develop CentrePort Canada Rail Park in Manitoba Read More »

March 25

Rail Industry Trends
Rail supplier news from Brookville, Alstom, STG, XPO and Keolis (March 25) Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
STB seeks more input on reciprocal switching, issues instructions for Amtrak hearing Read More »
Passenger Rail
MTA Metro-North to speed up Hudson Line service following culvert, track repairs Read More »
Labor
Rail unions to pursue arbitration in BNSF attendance policy dispute Read More »
People
Bush to manage two of TNW's short lines Read More »
C&S
Illinois implements five-year crossing improvement plan Read More »

March 24

Rail Industry Trends
U.S. railroads logged another traffic decrease in Week 11 Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
G&W customers invested $1.5B in development projects last year Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP's largest corporate disaster relief donation targets Ukraine relief efforts Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX to shareholders: Reject mini-tender offer by TRC Read More »
People
Former MassDOT leader Davey to take NYCT's reins Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
USDOT to provide $2.9B in transportation project grants through three major programs Read More »

March 23

C&S
Washington state UTC OKs funding for crossing upgrades Read More »
Passenger Rail
MARTA, Goldman Sachs announce new Atlanta TOD effort Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
North Carolina Railroad invests in new rail-served site in Sanford Read More »
People
St. Louis short line appoints Wood president Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Global task force to support Ukrainian rail industry Read More »
Mechanical
Wabtec to modernize 330 locomotives for Norfolk Southern Read More »

March 22

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from STV and Littlepay (March 22) Read More »
Passenger Rail
Montreal's STM launches campaign to bring riders back to public transit Read More »
Passenger Rail
NJ Transit to develop sustainability plan Read More »
Passenger Rail
MBTA completes much of Lechmere Viaduct rehab project Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Durango & Silverton Railroad to pay damages for 2018 wildfire Read More »
Labor
CP, TCRC reach arbitration agreement; work stoppage to end today Read More »

March 21

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Ondas, WAGO, AECOM and NRC (March 21) Read More »
Intermodal
L.A., Long Beach ports continue to delay container dwell fee Read More »
People
House transportation committee mourns death of former chair Don Young Read More »
Labor
RTD-Denver's board authorizes new contract for union employees Read More »
Mechanical
Hitachi Rail to build WMATA rail cars in Maryland Read More »
Labor
TCRC begins strike at Canadian Pacific Read More »

March 18

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from RailComm, Tracsis, TRAC, Transdev and McMillen Jacobs (March 18) Read More »
People
BLET, BMWED officials elected to Rail Conference leadership Read More »
Passenger Rail
RailWorks, L.K. Comstock to rehab Metro Transit Blue Line Read More »
People
Delaware River Port Authority appoints police chief, security-safety officer Read More »
Passenger Rail
San Diego transit logs ridership spike as gas prices soar Read More »
People
Valley Metro names Mefford-Miller CEO Read More »

March 17

Short Lines & Regionals
Everett Railroad converts old steam locomotive to fuel oil Read More »
Passenger Rail
San Joaquin rail commission to receive federal funds for community projects Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S railroads report traffic decrease in Week 10 Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
STB seeks clarification of CP-KCS traffic data Read More »
Passenger Rail
Amazon to fund affordable housing near WMATA, Sound Transit stations Read More »
Labor
CP issues 72-hour lockout notice to TCRC Read More »

March 16

Amtrak
OIG: Amtrak should improve IT project requirements Read More »
C&S
Illinois panel OKs grade crossing upgrades in Washington, Kane counties Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN donates to Ukraine relief efforts Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Brightline to replace drawbridge, rehab Loxahatchee River bridge in Florida Read More »
Logistics
TNW, Port of Victoria to develop Texas logistics hub Read More »
Intermodal
BNSF, J.B. Hunt launch effort to improve intermodal capacity Read More »

March 15

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Granite and HDR (March 15) Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
STB wants parties to address Amtrak Gulf Coast matters prior to April hearing Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
AASHTO: State DOTs should have key role in FRA's rail corridor plan Read More »
Intermodal
Georgia Ports Authority to expand Brunswick's autoport capacity Read More »
Labor
Carriers: Rail unions' request to end mediation is 'premature' Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
TTCI changes name to MxV Rail, prepares for new campus Read More »

March 14

Security
CTA announces new public safety measures Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Regional Rail joins EPA SmartWay program Read More »
Kansas City Southern
KCS pledges support to Red Cross for Ukraine relief efforts Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
North Carolina short line obtains 'Build Ready Sites' funds Read More »
People
Virginia rail director Mitchell to leave for FRA post Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
NS launches new carbon calculator Read More »

March 11

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Railroad Consultants, Thales and Koppers (March 11) Read More »
Passenger Rail
Transport Canada issues REI for high frequency rail project Read More »
People
RTD-Denver Police Chief Grado steps down Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Railroads subcommittee hears views on STB reauthorization Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Class Is employed fewer people in January Read More »
Amtrak
CP gets an 'A' for sixth straight year as Amtrak host railroad Read More »

March 10

Passenger Rail
MetroLink, Sound Transit move to single-track light-rail testing, maintenance Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Missouri DOT seeks input on state freight, rail plan Read More »
Shippers
Ohio commission OKs rail infrastructure grants for two shippers Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S., Canadian freight-rail volume fell in early March Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF, Wabtec launch biofuels pilot project Read More »
Amtrak
FRA awards grant to improve Twin Cities-Milwaukee-Chicago rail route Read More »

March 9

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Jacobs, Corteva, SELSCS and Everysens (March 9) Read More »
Passenger Rail
PANYNJ seeks input on transit options to LaGuardia Read More »
People
DART Chair Wong Krause to be honored for transportation leadership Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Lake State Railway receives private equity boost Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP, Wabtec partner to cut emissions with higher biodiesel blends Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Watco to operate short line at Corpus Christi port Read More »
Canadian Pacific
CP debuts interline service from Mexico to Chicago Read More »

March 8

Labor
Rail unions launch petition drive on attendance policies Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
HDR to study feasibility of freight-rail line in New Mexico Read More »
People
DCTA CEO Suarez to step down Read More »
Passenger Rail
Maryland Purple Line light-rail project obtains TIFIA loan Read More »
Canadian Pacific
Report: Ackman's Pershing Square fund acquires new stake in CP Read More »
Passenger Rail
FTA allocates billions in ARP funds for transit service Read More »

March 7

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from UTLX, AITX and Hub Group (March 7) Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Graves, Comer launch probe into infrastructure spending Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
BART, Hampton Roads transit agency to receive millions in ARP funds Read More »
Shippers
Sea Lead Shipping brings first U.S. east coast container service to Jaxport Read More »
People
Indiana Rail Road promotes Haire to AVP of IT Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
AG coalition, RSI urge PHMSA to allow LNG by rail Read More »

March 4

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from PowerRail, Amsted Rail and Masabi (March 4) Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Illinois bills would allocate funding for new passenger-rail network Read More »
Mechanical
NYCT subway cars begin final journey to Ohio Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
STB sets schedule for evidence in Amtrak-CN dispute Read More »
Safety
San Gabriel Valley Council marks safety milestone at ACE grade separation site Read More »
Safety
Posner Foundation renews grant funding for Operation Lifesaver Read More »
Labor
Teamsters Canada members vote for strike against CP Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF reports 2021 economic development results Read More »

March 3

Passenger Rail
NJ Transit marks five years without fare hike Read More »
Safety
Illinois commission issues funds for CN, UP grade crossing projects Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. freight-rail volumes rose in February Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Pioneer Lines marks safety turnaround with injury-free year Read More »
M&A
Five Class Is to STB: CP-KCS merger would harm competition Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
North Carolina Railroad Co. launches Build Ready Sites initiative Read More »

March 2

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Miller Ingenuity, Everysens and Lochner (March 2) Read More »
Passenger Rail
GCRTA to receive $20.3 million in IIJA funds Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
STB postpones Amtrak Gulf Coast hearing to April Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Missouri short line launches service in St. Louis area Read More »
People
SeaPort Manatee adds Fitz-Patrick to leadership team Read More »
High-Speed Rail
California High-Speed Rail Authority completes grade separation project Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
OmniTRAX Ohio short line acquires all-electric locomotive Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN proposes 'Kansas City Speedway' as part of CP-KCS merger Read More »

March 1

Security
SEPTA launches new rider safety program Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
NYSW Railway honored for 'partnership excellence' Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit advances TOD projects in SeaTac Read More »
Intermodal
Prince Rupert port, DP World to study feasibility of new terminal Read More »
MOW
WisDOT awards funding for five freight-rail projects Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF budgets $3.6B for capex projects in 2022 Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF posts record earnings for 2021 Read More »
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