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Rail News: April 2014

April 30

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Chicago Freight, Stadler, RAIL.ONE, BMT, Trinity and Parsons Brinckerhoff (April 30) Read More »
People
Vermont Rail System CMO Martin retires Read More »
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Driving Aluminothermic Welding 4.0
Safety
Metro-North adjusts spring schedule to improve reliability, safety Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Industrial development authority seeks rail-centric proposals for former Army depot in New York Read More »
Passenger Rail
OCTA seeks public input on long-range transportation plan Read More »
Logistics
TCI Plastics to build rail-served logistics facility at New Orleans port Read More »
Safety
AAR honors nine railroads for employing innovative safety practices Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Obama administration sends four-year transportation bill to Congress Read More »

April 29

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Alstom, Thales, Siemens Rail, Ansaldo, Protran, BenchMark, Schneider and WAGO (April 29) Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak, IDOT begin to test pet policy between Chicago, Quincy Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Mill Steel to establish facility at rail-served Indiana port Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Canadian agency increases grain price index for 2014-15 crop year Read More »
Mechanical
Montreal's transit-rail network welcomes first new Azur car Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX makes magazine's list of the top 100 'corporate citizens' Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
STB: Miller onboard as member; more Partnership for Public Service recognition Read More »
PTC
MTA committees call for speeding up PTC installation on Metro-North, LIRR; authority to consider LIRR bridge plan Read More »

April 28

C&S
Crossings: Transport Canada allocates funds; Ohio commission advances projects Read More »
Passenger Rail
Santa Clara VTA prepares transit plan for new Levi's Stadium Read More »
Kansas City Southern
KCS installs Godlewski as VP of IT, notes newsworthy achievements Read More »
Passenger Rail
SEPTA seeks public input on capital budget, program Read More »
Passenger Rail
NJ Transit should operate PATH rail system, New York commission report says Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
USDOT to take additional measures to bolster crude-by-rail safety, says Foxx Read More »
Passenger Rail
CTA to obtain $79 million TIFIA loan to rehab 95th Street rail, bus terminal Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
ASLRRA unveils safety initiative, honors Farmrail's Petry at San Diego event Read More »

April 25

Passenger Rail
CTA to recognize 50 years of the 'Skokie Swift' Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BTS: Value of goods shipped by rail between NAFTA nations dipped in February Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA, airports authority pact moves Silver Line closer to summer opening Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX to launch haz-mat 'Safety Train' Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
ASLRRA honors three small railroads' marketing efforts Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit OKs agreements with state, Amtrak to improve service Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR traffic report: Carloads, intermodal units continued to climb in Week 16 Read More »
Passenger Rail
LACMTA's board awards Regional Connector contract Read More »

April 24

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Cubic, Alstom, Wasatch, BBVA, Splunk, RSI, REMSA and Parsons Brinckerhoff (April 24) Read More »
MOW
Caltrain completes San Bruno grade separation work Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Crude-by-rail forecast shows steady growth in Bakken, western Canada Read More »
Passenger Rail
CTA filing lawsuits against 'taggers' to fight vandalism Read More »
Labor
BLET, SMART-TD seek two-person train crew laws at state level Read More »
Passenger Rail
Survey: Millennials consider public transit a top criterion for deciding where to live Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Texas A&M Transportation Institute issues NAFTA meta-analysis Read More »
Safety
Transport Canada tightens regulations, oversight of hazmat movements by rail Read More »

April 23

Passenger Rail
Sound Transit chooses developer for transit-oriented development Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA announces new sustainability initiative Read More »
People
Anacostia Rail Holdings installs Micklos, Lurkins in short-line management posts Read More »
People
Metro-North names three to top leadership posts Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
ARCI: Rail-car orders climbed, deliveries dropped in Q1 Read More »
Safety
BART's Crunican responds to worker-safety citations Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
NS' first-quarter earnings impacted by Mother Nature Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
Despite tough winter sledding in Q1, CN posted financial gains Read More »

April 22

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Protran, RailWorks, Greenbrier, AXION and Cubic; and in memoriam: Matt Klemchalk (April 22) Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Pennsylvania DOT polls public online to gain transportation planning input Read More »
Passenger Rail
CTA unveils first phase of modernization project, Red Line extension environmental steps Read More »
MOW
TIGER VI grants eyed for rail projects in four states Read More »
Safety
California legislator proposes crude-by-rail safety bill Read More »
Passenger Rail
TSA recognizes six transit agencies for security efforts Read More »
High-Speed Rail
FRA issues final environmental documents for portion of California's high-speed rail project Read More »
Canadian Pacific
Extraordinarily severe winter didn't weigh down CP's financial performance in Q1 Read More »

April 21

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Motive Power, Lilee, Ioxus, Freedom Railcar Solutions, Vossloh and S&C (April 21) Read More »
People
ASLRRA contracts executive search firm to help recruit a new president Read More »
Passenger Rail
Resident petition expresses concerns about All Aboard Florida project Read More »
Intermodal
Ports: Some stronger monthly volumes, a few cleaner locomotives Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR traffic report: Carloads climbed for all North American roads in 15th week Read More »
Labor
Tentative agreement reached in MTA labor dispute Read More »
Labor
U.S. Class I workforce widened slightly in March Read More »
Passenger Rail
Charlotte council OKs contracts for LYNX Blue Line projects Read More »

April 17

Passenger Rail
D.C.'s cherry blossom week spurs rail ridership highs for WMATA Read More »
MOW
Massachusetts DOT provides grants for seven freight-rail projects Read More »
MOW
TriMet unveils new name for Portland-Milwaukie light-rail bridge Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
STB directs BNSF, CP to provide fertilizer delivery plans Read More »
Mechanical
MBTA launches first of new fuel-efficient locomotives Read More »
MOW
MTA awards $628 million in contracts for tunnels, caverns project Read More »
PTC
FCC actions have slowed pace of PTC implementation, AAR says Read More »
Kansas City Southern
KCS set Q1 revenue record due to strong grain, ag products business Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP set four first-quarter financial records despite winter's adverse conditions Read More »

April 16

Short Lines & Regionals
Pennsylvania rail authority publishes booklet to mark 30th anniversary Read More »
People
Keolis tabs Mitrou as MBTA general counsel; Niagara Frontier names Cox CFO Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Severe winter weather hindered Q1 volumes, Genesee & Wyoming says Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Ontario officials reveal $29 billion plan for transportation investment Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Foxx's 'Invest in America' tour includes stop at NS intermodal facility in Ohio Read More »
Passenger Rail
SFMTA OKs two-year budget that expands Muni service Read More »
Passenger Rail
LACMTA recommends Skanska joint venture for Regional Connector design/build contract Read More »
CSX Transportation
Historically harsh winter put CSX's Q1 financial results in deep freeze Read More »

April 15

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Koppers, Railhead, Holland, Protran, Bombardier and Perpetuum (April 15) Read More »
Passenger Rail
PATCO enters final stage of parking lot, access road improvement projects Read More »
Passenger Rail
Canadian government extends CN funding another year for Algoma Central passenger service Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF to increase velocity, improve efficiency for fertilizer moves Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
Construction advances on NS' Ohio yard expansion project Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP garners more recognition for military hiring efforts Read More »
Passenger Rail
MTA, LIRR kick off Long Beach Branch restoration projects Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
EIA report: Potential savings make LNG an attractive fuel option for railroads Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak, FRA and Maryland DOT begin study of Susquehanna River bridge Read More »

April 14

MOW
PennDOT accepting unsolicited P3 proposals through April Read More »
People
Lancaster & Chester's Gedney honored as economic development 'ambassador' in South Carolina Read More »
MOW
Massachusetts DOT schedules public hearings on South Coast Rail bridge replacements Read More »
Passenger Rail
Tentative pact would restore passenger-rail service on Vancouver Island Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metra's board approves measure to deter improper influence over hiring Read More »
Safety
Final FRA report finds reduced shift start-time variability can boost safety Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Indiana Rail Road helps fund research on converting used ties into biofuel Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak's Rockford-Chicago route to restart in 2015, Gov. Quinn says Read More »

April 11

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from STV, Strategic Rail Finance, Greystone/JLL, Midland Manufacturing and PTSI (April 11) Read More »
MOW
Metra to begin trackwork on BNSF line Read More »
C&S
Ohio commission OKs seven crossing upgrades; Canada orders VIA Rail to protect six crossings Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Cargill, Viterra plan grain-by-rail expansions in Canada Read More »
MOW
CTA to begin Harrison Station, Orange Line Connector rehab work Read More »
Intermodal
Ports in Georgia, Maryland set new cargo records Read More »
Passenger Rail
Minneapolis transportation council green lights Southwest light-rail project Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
FRA grant will help Great Western Railway of Colorado restore flood-damaged track Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
North American railroads netted traffic gains in Week 14 Read More »

April 10

Passenger Rail
NJ Transit expands quiet car program to off-peak hours Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Transportation Services Index scored gain in February Read More »
Passenger Rail
County board OKs agreements for development around Target Field Station Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN's Mongeau: Grain supply chain needs the right accountability framework Read More »
Passenger Rail
Transit center opens in Albuquerque Read More »
Safety
Crude-by-rail safety stressed at Senate appropriations subcommittee hearing Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FRA aims to advance rulemakings on train crew size, load securement Read More »
Passenger Rail
Illinois governor proposes new transportation improvement program Read More »

April 9

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Harsco, Michael Baker, Protran, Thales, STV and Jacobs (April 9) Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Georgia DOT to hold public outreach meetings for state rail plan Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Pennsylvania short lines: Rail authority advances bridge program, RBMN acquires tamper Read More »
Passenger Rail
SunRail to launch new service May 1 with free rides Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
NTSB issues preliminary report on CTA derailment at O'Hare Read More »
Shippers
RFA, AAR disagree on root causes of recent rail service issues Read More »
Safety
NTSB sets agenda, panelists for crude/ethanol safety forum Read More »
Safety
Operation Lifesaver kicks off 'See tracks? Think train!' campaign Read More »

April 8

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Thales, Alstom, Lincoln Property, LTG, STV, Railhead and Nomad Digital (April 8) Read More »
MOW
UP to bolster track on Iowa, Nebraska line Read More »
People
WTS International's 2014 award winners include MBTA's Scott, FTA Read More »
Intermodal
Chrysler business might restart marine terminal, Virginia port says Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN-served frac sand facility opens in Alberta Read More »
Amtrak
NEC commission report: Northeast Corridor provides big boost to U.S. economy Read More »
Intermodal
Pennsylvania DOT seeks applicants for new multi-modal funding program Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FRA revises passenger train emergency preparedness regs Read More »

April 7

People
Top operations posts for Vohs at Nebraska Central, Burchette at Gulf & Ohio Read More »
Amtrak
NARP: Ryan budget plan would 'cripple' Amtrak Read More »
Kansas City Southern
KCS earns recognition for investor relations excellence Read More »
Passenger Rail
TransLink notes surplus in 2013, marks 15th anniversary Read More »
Amtrak
Connecticut to issue RFP for New Haven-Hartford-Springfield passenger-rail service Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Kansas DOT forms freight advisory committee Read More »
Safety
In wake of Blue Line-O'Hare crash, CTA issues new rules for train operators Read More »
Safety
Sixteen senators call on Appropriations Committee to create crude-by-rail safety fund Read More »

April 4

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from VYCON, Miller Ingenuity, Larry McGee, Hanson, Bombardier, Harsco, STV and Alstom (April 4) Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP pursues CALEA accreditation for police department Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Sen. Schumer: Short-line tax credit extension measure cleared Senate Finance Committee Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak continues to recruit military veterans Read More »
MOW
Grade separation, freight-movement studies advance in Illinois Read More »
MOW
Raleigh council OKs contract for new Union Station Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Commuter association endorses Senate Finance Committee's action on restoring tax benefit Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
North American railroads notched traffic gains in March Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Rail system congestion drove up ethanol spot prices in early 2014, EIA says Read More »

April 3

Mechanical
BART invites public to tour model train car Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Pacific Imperial Railroad forges pact to acquire infrastructure-improvement capital Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak to start serving St. Paul's Union Depot on May 7 Read More »
C&S
California construction authority seeks bids for L.A.-area grade separation Read More »
Passenger Rail
Valley Metro to build solar plant at light-rail facility Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
STB seeks public comments on railroad revenue adequacy methodologies Read More »
Intermodal
CSX, UP open new intermodal terminals Read More »
Amtrak
High-speed rail leader cries foul over Rep. Ryan's proposal to end Amtrak funding Read More »

April 2

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Wabtec, Parsons, Alstom, ProInversion and Keolis (April 2) Read More »
MOW
IntegriCo plastic-composite tie plant coming to Louisiana Read More »
High-Speed Rail
MOU encourages women-owned firms to participate in California's high-speed rail project Read More »
Amtrak
Indiana seeks RFPs for Hoosier State passenger-rail improvements Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP settles rights-of-way lease dispute with Texas town Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Houston's METRO gets green light on remaining FFGA funds for light-rail projects Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
STB schedules hearing to delve into rail-service issues Read More »
Shippers
Shippers and railroads address service issues, potential solutions in Canada Read More »

April 1

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Railhead, Siemens, Voith, Salini Impregilo, Alstom and Protran (April 1) Read More »
People
Keolis names Vonashek chief safety, security officer for MBTA Read More »
Intermodal
Cozza to head North Carolina ports authority Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Class I-served rail park to open in Texas Read More »
Safety
Three congressmen, Foxx to discuss rail safety in North Dakota Read More »
Passenger Rail
Illinois panel finalizes recommendations to overhaul Chicago's transit system Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX's annual report stresses strategic objectives Read More »
Passenger Rail
Southwest light-rail planners recommend tunnels, bridge for Minneapolis-area project Read More »
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