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Rail News: April 2016

April 29

Congressman Ashford tours Paxton & Vierling Steel Co. Rail supplier news from Miner, Gulf Intermodal Services, Wabtec, Trinity Industries and Parsons (April 29) NY state comptroller calls on feds to tighten safety measures for oil trains Rail, highway regulators to solicit info on obstructive sleep apnea UP's Pinnacle Awards go to 65 firms for chemical transportation safety Mass. Gov. Baker highlights MBTA's progress on rehab work USDOT's Foxx appoints three safety-oriented members to WMATA's board California High-Speed Rail Authority adopts 2016 business plan

April 28

TriMet logged crime decrease in 2015 New BART rail car crashes at testing facility Chicago's Metra to increase police presence in Cook County California High-Speed Rail Authority obtains radio spectrum for PTC Canada to invest in more rail crossing fixes, transport minister says Keolis unveils plan to crack down on MBTA fare evasion FRA announces $25 million available for rail safety upgrades Rail traffic in U.S., Canada, Mexico drops in week 16

April 27

Amtrak now allows pets on three Midwest routes Montreal transit agency unveils design for renovated Mont-Royal Station Tchourumoff appointed Minnesota's state rail director Miami panel mulls massive rail expansions Iowa unveils study aimed at preventing rail-related crude oil, biofuel spills STB dismisses petition for proposed Tongue River Railroad line Lodestar Energy plans new multimodal center in Texas MARTA could expand rail network under new Georgia law

April 26

Rail supplier news from Bechtel, WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff, GATX, CarMath and TranSystems (April 26) Michigan DOT to upgrade Amtrak Wolverine route Anacostia Rail promotes Taylor to assistant VP at New York & Atlantic Construction advances on TransLink's Evergreen Line station plazas CSX named to 'Best Citizens' list CDPQ Infra proposes 41-mile light-rail system in Montreal WMATA investigates smoke incident at Friendship Heights Station CN's Q1 profit jumps 13 percent, but revenue falls due to commodity slump

April 25

RSI: Rail-car backlog falls during Q1 L.A. Metro logs growing ridership on Gold Line Extension Norfolk Southern rolls out new 'Safety Train,' website Santa Clara VTA mulls $6 billion sales tax measure Canadian officials want to postpone sunset of grain-by-rail rules Sound Transit kicks off construction on East Link light-rail extension Senate committee OKs spending for transportation at FAST Act levels Denver RTD opens 'A Line' commuter-rail route to airport

April 22

NRC's 2016 auction produces record sales Washington state approves funds for BNSF crossing updates Crosbie turns down job as New Jersey Transit's executive director SC Ports Authority, CSX discuss need for second inland port facility California High-Speed Rail Authority unveils proposed changes to 2016 business plan Indiana panel OKs $1.6 million grant to double track South Shore Line FRA posts list of high-incident grade crossings NS reports strong Q1 results, with profit up 25 percent

April 21

IoT presents 'tremendous' opportunities for rail, research firm says Montana panel to review state's rail safety program MTA drops out of APTA U.S. rail traffic falls 10 percent in week 15 CP announces leadership moves Toronto Transit Commission logged record ridership in 2015 Norfolk Southern to trim Knoxville operations UP's Q1 revenue, profit fall as volumes continue to slow

April 20

Rail supplier news from AECOM, Alstom, Hub Group, Wells Fargo Rail and Lilee (April 20) Grain commission proposes new licensing requirements BNSF honors shippers for safely transporting hazardous materials Metro Transit's Green Line spurs $4.2 billion in development, Met Council says MTA expands sleep apnea screening program Calgary eyes underground route for light-rail alignment FTA orders WMATA to correct safety concerns immediately CP's Q1 profit soars, operating ratio drops to record low

April 19

BNSF installs signs to discourage trespassing on Illinois rail bridge TriMet gears up for light-rail improvements in downtown Portland Valley Metro to provide update on Gilbert Road light-rail extension Port of Vancouver amends Vancouver Energy's lease NYCT subway ridership reaches highest point in nearly 70 years NTSB issues early report on Amtrak accident that killed two track workers Milwaukee issues RFP for streetcar construction KCS posts higher net income in Q1

April 18

WMATA seeks feedback on Tenleytown-AU Station area improvements Ohio panel OKs upgrades for eight grade crossings NRE acquires HK Engine Components BLET dedicates new headquarters in Ohio San Diego MTS OKs contract for mobile ticketing app Survey highlights interest in passenger-rail service among Midwestern college students WTS International names L.A. Metro's McMillan 'woman of the year' Inspector General: FTA should improve federal grant oversight policies

April 15

NARP honors Sens. Thune, Wicker for passenger-rail advocacy; recognizes Metra's Jones for safety efforts Rail supplier news from Siemens, Thales, REMSA, LRIW; and in memoriam: Harold Murray (April 15) BART OKs $7.6 million redesign of Berkeley Station Plaza Toyota recognizes BNSF for logistics excellence Wabtec inks $30 million PTC contract with South Shore Line operator Port of Los Angeles posts record TEUs in Q1 MassDOT slates meetings on capital investment plan NYCT eyes smartphone-based fare payment system FTA: $20 million in grant funds available for TOD planning

April 14

USDOT solicits input on transportation research plan BNSF recognizes employees for excellence OLI's latest video highlights dangers of on-track 'selfies' L.A. Metro shop building achieves LEED certification Montana DOT seeks comments on grade crossing study U.S. BTS freight index down a bit in February Port of New Orleans dedicates new intermodal terminal U.S. rail traffic slump continued in week 14 FTA reports progress on WMATA's safety practices

April 13

Rail supplier news from MERMEC, ENSCO, Xplore and HNTB (April 13) Metrolink considers fare changes to boost ridership Montreal transit agency plans improvements at Honore-Beaugrand station WMATA appoints Lavin chief safety officer AAR: Gardner, Hoey win Chafee Award for environmental achievements TSA gives 'Gold Standard' to 13 transit agencies, passenger railroads FRA slates meeting on Susquehanna River Rail Bridge project CSX Q1 revenue, profit fall as coal shipments plummet 31 percent

April 12

BLET members start voting on NJ Transit contract U.S. Rep. Shuster pleased with CP's decision to cancel merger attempt First trains arrive at Jacksonville port's new intermodal facility Washington officials to update State Grain Train's business plan Metro-North plans for 'aggressive' track improvement program in 2016 PANYNJ solicits RFP responses for long-range master plan Sound Transit advances Lynnwood Link design plans U.S. ports to spend $155 billion on capital projects through 2020

April 11

MassDOT continues meetings on MBTA's Green Line Extension Washington state solicits input on crude-by-rail rules, coal facility BART unveils first 'Fleet of the Future' rail car Report: Amtrak, BNSF sue Kansas truck owner in derailment incident FTA seeks data on stop signal overruns BNSF considers dropping intermodal project near ports of L.A., Long Beach SEPTA to kick off PTC operations April 18 Canadian Pacific drops efforts to merge with Norfolk Southern

April 8

FRA's Feinberg visits Siemens plant; S.C. legislative staff tour Koppers' tie facility Rail supplier news from AREMA, NRC, Railway Interchange, Cummins and LAN (April 8) OmniTRAX names Bridgewell Resources 'supplier of the year' CP argues NS would improve with 'precision railroading' CSX honors 78 customers for chemical transportation safety AAR: U.S. weekly rail traffic falls in carload and intermodal activity Watco Transloading acquires Louisville terminal Amtrak responds to FRA safety directive following deadly accident

April 7

Rail supplier news from Bombardier, Alstom, Greenbrier, Kelso and Miller Ingenuity (April 7) HART breaks ground on Honolulu stations, marks arrival of rail cars NS recognizes 60 companies for safely shipping hazardous products NTSB issues early report on Amtrak derailment in Kansas FRA revises proposed B&P rail tunnel project Metra kicks off 2016 construction program ASLRRA names marketing, veterans recruitment and distinguished service award winners U.S. rail traffic falls 6.5 percent in Q1, AAR says NJ Transit taps Crosbie as executive director

April 6

Connecticut DOT unveils website for Walk Bridge replacement project U.S. Department of Commerce seeks input on IoT policies UP elects former Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Lute to board of directors FTA to assist nine cities with transit-oriented development projects Kansas City Southern to invest $20 million on main line projects BNSF to serve new plastics export facility in Fort Worth SEPTA eyes new locomotives, station renewal in $548.6 million capital budget T&I Committee Chair Shuster opposes CP-NS merger

April 5

Rail supplier updates from Burns Engineering, WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff and Predikto; also, in memoriam: Josef Neuhofer (April 5) Sound Transit slates open house on Sumner commuter-rail station improvements MBTA names developers for Red Line mixed-use project CN trains 15,000 employees at new education centers, will open classes to customers STB provides updates on Reauthorization Act implementation Washington state DOT seeks input on rail-car program revival California High-Speed Rail Authority inks station planning agreement with the city of San Jose USDOT agencies unveil online training for first responders to hazardous rail spills

April 4

Former Railway Age Editor Luther Miller dies ASLRRA to recognize individuals, railroads for safety efforts STEPS terminal to locate on KCS main line in Texas Flowers named to oversee FTA FRA announces $25 million in grant funds for PTC implementation MTA nets $27 billion in New York state's 2016-17 budget NTSB, FRA launch investigations into Amtrak derailment U.S. rail ridership increased as overall public transit use dipped 1.3 percent in 2015

April 1

Metrolink launches mobile app systemwide NS annual report cites cost savings under strategic plan LIRR names primary contractor for $23.9 million Wantagh Station rehab project Florida DOT OKs construction start of SunRail Phase II WMATA mulls months-long rail closures for maintenance BNSF 'disappointed' in court ruling against intermodal project near Port of L.A. CTA receives $255 million TIFIA loan to buy new rail cars AAR to STB: Don't use 'all-stations metric' to define OTP << Previous Next >>
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