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Rail News: April 2017

April 28

Federal Legislation & Regulation
ASLRRA, BLET testify at rail hearing; Pallone tours Cembre Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BART opens electric vehicle charging site at Warm Springs Station Read More »
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Gradall Introduces New Rapid Drive Models To Its Fleet
Federal Legislation & Regulation
STB names Campbell regulatory reform officer Read More »
Passenger Rail
Nashville mayor pledges support for new light-rail system Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
Thales to acquire Big Data firm Guavus Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Canadian official seeks ban on U.S. coal exports out of British Columbia Read More »
Mechanical
Sound Transit orders 30 light-rail vehicles from Siemens Read More »
Passenger Rail
MTA OKs environmental findings for LIRR expansion Read More »

April 27

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Greenbrier, ITS, Sundt, RSI, Trinity, WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff and Siemens (April 27) Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
IBEW Council 11 ratifies new pact with CN Read More »
Passenger Rail
L.A. Metro releases RFP to study Sepulveda Pass transit options Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. rail traffic up 4.7 percent; AAR comments on Trump tax plan Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
ASLRRA announces annual award winners at Texas conference Read More »
Passenger Rail
APTA: Trump's transit cuts would reduce jobs, jeopardize major projects Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP posts 9 percent increase in net income, record Q1 EPS Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak's Moorman speeds up Penn Station work, taps Prendergast to review operations Read More »

April 26

Passenger Rail
Phoenix council OKs funds for Valley Metro light-rail extension Read More »
Passenger Rail
MBTA adopts strategy to fast-track repairs Read More »
Passenger Rail
Minnesota DOT, FRA unveil environmental review of NLX project Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak preparing infrastructure plans for Penn Station Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN names national training center after Mongeau Read More »
Safety
FTA demands WMATA address worker safety Read More »
Canadian Pacific
CP, port officials meet to discuss business opportunities Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
NS posts Q1 records, announces CFO Stewart's retirement Read More »

April 25

Passenger Rail
TriMet begins renovation of Washington Park light-rail station Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
House hearing to review rail safety regulations Read More »
Passenger Rail
NYCT preps for Brooklyn station overhaul Read More »
MOW
Caltrain to kick off rail grinding project Read More »
MOW
Pennsylvania panel OKs 34 freight-rail projects for funding Read More »
Security
BART addresses robbery incident, hires police chief Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
ASLRRA honors safety person, professional of the year at Texas convention Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN posts 'solid' Q1 results, increases outlook for 2017 Read More »

April 24

Rail Industry Trends
Middle Tennessee RTA picks firm for Music City Star TOD project Read More »
Mechanical
Siemens' Charger locomotives begin rolling in California, Illinois Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP plans Nevada infrastructure projects worth $26.8 million Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metra, UP kick off third-track project on UP West Line Read More »
MOW
MassDOT acquires remote-operated ballast cars Read More »
CSX Transportation
Harrison to serve CSX as president in addition to CEO Read More »
High-Speed Rail
California High-Speed Rail Authority CEO Morales to step down Read More »
Safety
It's Rail Safety Week in Canada Read More »

April 21

Supplier Spotlight
R. J. Corman, Industry-Railway Suppliers, host visits with Illinois congressmen Read More »
People
MTA names Lieber chief development officer Read More »
Kansas City Southern
KCS challenges Mexican panel's rail competition report Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX announces full-year guidance, share repurchase plan and dividend increase Read More »
Passenger Rail
Wiedefeld proposes new financial plan for WMATA Read More »
Logistics
BNSF Logistics adds location in Mexico Read More »
Passenger Rail
NY, NJ senators call on Chao to visit aging rail infrastructure Read More »
Kansas City Southern
Kansas City Southern posts 'solid and clean' Q1 results Read More »

April 20

Passenger Rail
WMATA adds wireless service in Red Line tunnel Read More »
People
Cordero to run Port of Long Beach as executive director Read More »
Mechanical
Metra to issue RFPs for new rail cars, locomotives Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. rail traffic climbs 3.9 percent in Week 15 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
California Legislature OKs first gas tax hike in 23 years Read More »
Internet-Digital
Siemens launches new division to 'digitalize' U.S. rail network Read More »
Canadian Pacific
CP posts first quarterly revenue gain since 2015 Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX posts revenue, earnings growth in Q1 Read More »

April 19

Passenger Rail
NARP honors lawmakers for efforts to boost U.S.-Canada rail travel Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Report: Pipeline shortage could boost crude-by-rail activity Read More »
Intermodal
Ports of Indiana welcomes first ocean vessel of 2017 Read More »
Passenger Rail
SEPTA launches new electronic bid system Read More »
Intermodal
Tiger Cool Express announces growth funding, management changes Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Sound Transit light-rail trains to run on wind energy in 2019 Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Bill would expand short-line access in Washington state Read More »
Mechanical
WMATA reports improved reliability as older rail cars are retired Read More »

April 18

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Miner, WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff, Quandel, and Road and Rail (April 18) Read More »
Passenger Rail
Brightline prepares for next trainset deliveries Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP charts Louisiana infrastructure work Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
California panel seeks stricter locomotive emissions standards Read More »
Passenger Rail
Denver RTD's A Line route served 5 million riders in first year Read More »
Mechanical
NJ Transit train gets stuck in Hudson River tunnel for hours Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Schumer wants feds to require stabilized crude oil Read More »
Financials
MBTA OKs $2 billion operating budget for FY2018 Read More »

April 17

Passenger Rail
BART begins work on Concord station plaza renovation Read More »
Passenger Rail
Aberdeen eyes Maryland DOT grant to improve commuter-rail station Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
NRC's annual auction tops $58,000 raised for safety education Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
WMATA seeks input on TOD for College Park rail station Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Metra to close cash-only ticket machines Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP slates Arkansas capex projects Read More »
Intermodal
Port of Everett begins rail siding construction project Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Industry groups call on Congress to protect transit, highway funding Read More »

April 13

Supplier Spotlight
U.S. Rep. Carter tours SENSR plant in Texas Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from GE, ENSCO, A & K Railroad Materials, Metrom Rail and REMSA (April 13) Read More »
Intermodal
Port of Vancouver logged record tonnage in 2016 Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF honors employees for exceptional work Read More »
Mechanical
Brookville wraps up Detroit streetcar order Read More »
Safety
Illinois panel OKs five-year plan to improve rail crossing safety Read More »
Passenger Rail
LIRR completes FEIS for $2 billion expansion project Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. rail traffic grows as coal shipments rise Read More »

April 12

Safety
Baltimore transit agency's crime rate remained low in 2016 Read More »
Passenger Rail
MARTA adds parking space, rolls out real-time parking tracker as ridership grows Read More »
Passenger Rail
Valley Metro slates meeting on Tempe Streetcar design Read More »
Canadian Pacific
CP commemorates Battle of Vimy Ridge Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit to host open house on Tacoma Link light-rail extension Read More »
Amtrak
Cuomo, Christie call for review of Amtrak infrastructure protocols Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
Wisconsin silica sand supplier expands rail sidings on CN line Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
TNW partners with Indiana port authority to expand rail service Read More »

April 11

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Dewberry, Lilee, Alstom and GREX (April 11) Read More »
Passenger Rail
New Mexico Rail Runner to open Zia Road Station Read More »
Passenger Rail
BART deploys technicians to cut delays in Transbay Tube Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP outlines $77 million infrastructure investment in Oregon Read More »
Intermodal
Federal commission OKs Georgia, Virginia ports pact Read More »
MOW
Metra launches $216 million construction program for 2017 Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
Norfolk Southern announces hazmat safety awards Read More »
Passenger Rail
Schumer: Congress must 'get serious' about passenger-rail investment Read More »

April 10

Passenger Rail
DART to review downtown Dallas subway route options Read More »
Intermodal
Georgia Port Authority advances Savannah Harbor expansion Read More »
C&S
TTC powers up third rail on Line 1 subway extension Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Short Line Safety Institute launches latest round of safety advice Read More »
Safety
L.A. Metro partners with navigation app to offer grade crossing alerts Read More »
Mechanical
NCDOT obtains grant to reduce locomotive emissions Read More »
People
Trump to nominate Kan as USDOT undersecretary Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Five teams vie for California's high-speed rail operations Read More »

April 7

Shippers
Smart Sand to expand UP-served transload facility in Wisconsin Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
City short-lists five firms to submit operator bids for New Orleans Public Belt Read More »
Intermodal
Corpus Christi port scraps plans for container terminal Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
ASLRRA establishes short-line education fund Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN honors 32 shippers' sustainability efforts Read More »
Passenger Rail
FTA approves MBTA's scaled-down Green Line light-rail extension plans Read More »
BNSF Railway
Toyota honors BNSF's service performance for third straight year Read More »
Amtrak
Track problems caused recent Penn Station derailments, Amtrak's Moorman says Read More »

April 6

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Vossloh, Wabtec, Michael Baker International, Advanced Polymer Coatings and moovel North America (April 6) Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Iowa DOT issues 2017 version of state rail plan Read More »
Passenger Rail
CTA to expand digital advertising display network Read More »
MOW
UP budgets $180 million to bolster infrastructure in California Read More »
MOW
TransLink launches annual running rail replacement project Read More »
Intermodal
Montreal port reaches half-century mark Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR: U.S. roads reached a few traffic highs in March, first quarter Read More »
Security
House lawmakers seek 'robust funding' for transit security following Russia subway attack Read More »

April 5

Passenger Rail
Final Four event drives weekend ridership for Valley Metro Read More »
Shippers
Select Sands to acquire UP-served loading facility in Arkansas Read More »
Passenger Rail
SEPTA launches 'Key' fare payment on airport line Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
NTSB reinstalls Sumwalt as vice chair, reaches golden anniversary Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Texas railroad authority to negotiate operator contract with The Western Group Read More »
Mechanical
Greenbrier enters $1 billion pact to produce, jointly manage rail cars for MUL Read More »
Passenger Rail
Ontario to redevelop GO Transit station into Toronto transportation hub Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Annual report: Alaska Railroad's revenue, freight traffic tumbled again in 2016 Read More »

April 4

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Kelso, Bombardier, Lilee, Cando and Gannett Fleming (April 4) Read More »
MOW
TriMet to rehab light-rail track in downtown Portland Read More »
Security
'Rising Star' Chodorow to address Secure Rail Conference Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
NTSB issues preliminary report of fatal Biloxi bus-train crash Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP achieves best performance for 2016 employee safety Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX recognizes 71 customers for safe hazmat practices Read More »
Amtrak
OIG report examines Amtrak management challenges Read More »
MOW
MTA OKs $492 million contract for Canarsie Tunnel repairs Read More »

April 3

People
Greenville & Western promote Julian, Martin Read More »
Passenger Rail
MARTA ridership jumps 25 percent after I-85 bridge collapse Read More »
Passenger Rail
MBTA slates meetings for Red Line station improvements Read More »
Passenger Rail
KC Streetcar Authority to buy more vehicles, increase service Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
NTSB unveils preliminary report of ethanol train derailment Read More »
Amtrak
FRA issues decision on B&P Tunnel environmental review Read More »
Passenger Rail
Trudeau pledges funds for GO Transit's Regional Express Rail project Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
STB proposes rules for rail rate cases Read More »
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