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Rail News: April 2018

April 30

Passenger Rail
LIRR's double-track project nears completion Read More »
People
King to step down at TransLink as SkyTrain's leader Read More »
Labor
BMWED ratifies Amtrak contract; BLET, Indiana Rail reach tentative pact Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP unveils partnership with National Park Foundation Read More »
PTC
Schumer urges Metro-North to fast-track PTC Read More »
Intermodal
Watco Supply Chain invests in MID-SHIP Group Read More »
Kansas City Southern
Kansas City Southern joins BiTA Read More »
Passenger Rail
California distributes $2.6 billion for rail, transit work Read More »

April 27

Rail Industry Trends
U.S. Rep. Perry tours Aaron Enterprises; Illinois Gov. Rauner visits HARTING Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Siemens, TRAC, WSP, ENSCO and Trackmobile (April 27) Read More »
Passenger Rail
MTA board OKs funds for subway station accessibility upgrades Read More »
C&S
California commission to provide grants for ACE's final two grade separations Read More »
PTC
UP notes PTC implementation progress in Q1 Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Senate commerce committee OKs Fuchs, Schultz for STB seats Read More »
Passenger Rail
Brightline preps for simulated service to Miami Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR: U.S. carload, intermodal volumes climbed in week 16 Read More »

April 26

Passenger Rail
SEPTA eyes C&S upgrades, catenary replacement in FY19 capital budget Read More »
Safety
LA Metro upgrades 27 Blue Line crossings Read More »
Safety
WMATA safety commission taps Mayer as CEO Read More »
PTC
Metrolink, UP mark PTC interoperability achievement Read More »
Kansas City Southern
KCS relaunches intermodal service between Louisiana port, Texas terminal Read More »
Passenger Rail
BART's Antioch extension to open next month Read More »
People
AAR honors CSX's Bailey for environmental excellence Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
Q1 results were 'solid' despite network congestion, UP says Read More »

April 25

MOW
RTA report: Tie production, purchases posted gains in March Read More »
Intermodal
Port of Brownsville, Big River Steel sign option agreement for steel plant Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP slates infrastructure upgrades in Minnesota, Montana Read More »
Mechanical
ARCI: Car orders, backlog up in Q1 Read More »
Passenger Rail
RTA’s agency peer review: Metra, CTA rank high in service coverage, efficiency Read More »
Intermodal
Class I-served auto facility coming to Alabama port Read More »
Safety
FTA certifies rail safety oversight programs in three more states Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
NS set four financial records in Q1 Read More »

April 24

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Alstom, Bourque Logistics and Thales (April 24) Read More »
Passenger Rail
MBTA boosts real-time arrival information for subway lines Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
STB task force to hold informal meetings on rate review reforms Read More »
Passenger Rail
BART launches new train-testing phase on Berryessa Extension Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF earns INFORMS award for analytics, operational research efforts Read More »
Passenger Rail
Blue Line extension contributes to big boost in CATS' light-rail ridership Read More »
People
CSX, Belt Railway and Watco make high-level management changes Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN's income fell, operating ratio and expenses rose in Q1 Read More »

April 23

Passenger Rail
NYCT to install elevators at Astoria Boulevard Station Read More »
Sustainability
VIA Rail unveils 2017 sustainability report Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
Report: GE in talks to sell rail business to Wabtec Read More »
Labor
STB: U.S. Class I employment steady in March Read More »
People
In memoriam: Rail industry leader Nathan Henderson Read More »
Passenger Rail
CTA opens new south terminal at 95th Street Station Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
USDOT creates BUILD grants to replace TIGER program Read More »
Labor
Strike averted: CP, two unions reach 11th-hour agreements Read More »

April 20

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Bombardier, Road & Rail, TRAC, Greenbrier and Cambridge Systematics (April 20) Read More »
PTC
Metra to install, test new signal system for PTC Read More »
Mechanical
VIA Rail releases RFQ for new Quebec-Windsor fleet Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP budgets $34.7 million for projects in Missouri, Wisconsin Read More »
Passenger Rail
DART seeks public input on Cotton Belt DEIS Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF receives Toyota President's Award for rail logistics Read More »
Passenger Rail
APTA: U.S. public transit ridership fell nearly 3 percent in 2017 Read More »
Kansas City Southern
KCS reports record Q1 results Read More »

April 19

Passenger Rail
Metrolinx to study commuter-rail connection to Toronto airport Read More »
Passenger Rail
Report: Merge NYC, New Jersey commuter-rail service Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. rail intermodal volume outpaces carloads in Week 15 Read More »
C&S
CTA OKs $153 million contract for Blue Line signal upgrades Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
NS recognizes 52 customers for safe rail-shipping practices Read More »
People
Sturges named deputy FRA administrator Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN to acquire more boxcars Read More »
Canadian Pacific
CP posts higher Q1 revenue, lower profit Read More »

April 18

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Siemens, Cad, Heartland Rail, RTA, ARI and Hausfeld (April 18) Read More »
Passenger Rail
Gannett Fleming, WSP to manage construction on Durham-Orange light-rail project Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Batory calls on public to help improve rail-crossing safety Read More »
Intermodal
Port Manatee posts record first half of FY2018 Read More »
MOW
Metra unveils $84.8 million construction program for 2018 Read More »
Canadian Pacific
Teamsters Canada, IBEW notify CP of possible strike Read More »
Passenger Rail
Hartford Line commuter rail to launch in June Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX posts record first-quarter earnings Read More »

April 17

Passenger Rail
Sound Transit begins public meetings for Tacoma Dome light-rail extension Read More »
Safety
Washington state panel OKs funds for rail-crossing improvements Read More »
Intermodal
Port of Montreal project set to expand rail infrastructure Read More »
Sustainability
APTA recognizes sustainability at MARTA, Caltrain and SamTrans Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF honors employees for outstanding work in 2017 Read More »
Passenger Rail
SEPTA proposes $1.4 billion operating budget for FY19 Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX-served Inland Port Dillon opens in South Carolina Read More »
Safety
FTA calls on states to get rail safety programs certified early Read More »

April 16

Security
St. Louis transit agency unveils personal safety app Read More »
MOW
NYSDOT announces bridge replacement over CSX track Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Metrolink launches survey to boost millennial ridership Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP to spend $24 million on Colorado infrastructure Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak ends ticket discounts for veterans Read More »
People
R. J. Corman names Lauritzen VP transportation Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metrolinx, Infrastructure Ontario tap Mosaic Transit Group to build Finch West light rail Read More »
Canadian Pacific
CP: 'Significant gap' remains in TCRC, IBEW negotiations Read More »

April 13

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Koppers, Protran, Conrad Machine, RSI, HiRail and Schneider (April 13) Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metrolinx, IO issue RFPs for Lakeshore East line upgrades Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Denham: USDOT inspector general to audit California high-speed rail project Read More »
Safety
RAC honored for rail safety education Read More »
People
Trump nominates Homendy to serve on NTSB Read More »
People
LIRR names Eng president Read More »
Passenger Rail
Alstom consortium awarded contract for Montreal's driverless light-rail system Read More »
Passenger Rail
LA council OKs $4.9 billion contract for new rail system at LAX Read More »

April 12

Union Pacific Railroad
UP to spend $22.3 million on Idaho infrastructure Read More »
Safety
Brightline heightens rail safety ahead of Miami extension Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
ASLRRA honors short lines for marketing, veteran recruitment; awards scholarship Read More »
People
LIRR President Nowakowski to step down Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak slates summer projects for NY Penn Station Read More »
Security
Secure Rail webcast: Industrial IoT apps boost efficiency, safety Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. rail traffic continued upward climb in Week 14 Read More »
Passenger Rail
LA Metro applies for $1.4 billion in state funds for transit expansions Read More »

April 11

Rail Industry Trends
CATS links with Lyft at two light-rail stations Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Chao signs MOU to shorten infrastructure project reviews, permitting Read More »
People
Patriot Rail names Campian chief commercial officer Read More »
Passenger Rail
NJ Transit to rebuild Elizabeth commuter-rail station Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP unveils infrastructure upgrades in Arizona, Washington Read More »
People
ASLRRA honors Fuller with Schlosser award; LRW inducts Keeney into Hall of Fame Read More »
Internet-Digital
House passes rail data security bills Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
NTSB: Fatigue led to fatal train crash in New Mexico Read More »

April 10

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Siemens, Thales, Wabtec, WSP and NRC (April 10) Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Teamsters' rail conferences seek NAFTA improvements Read More »
People
SFRTA names Pittman director of operations, maintenance Read More »
People
APTA appoints McCarragher VP Read More »
Safety
GAO report calls on FTA to toughen safety oversight programs Read More »
Passenger Rail
FTA awards $22.5 million grant to SMART for commuter-rail extension Read More »
People
ASLRRA honors Kramer, Harris for safety efforts Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Kansas City Southern responds to STB's service concerns Read More »

April 9

Passenger Rail
Caltrain to partner with Stanford on business plan Read More »
People
Bi-State Development names Vago CFO Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Short Line Safety Institute offers hazmat training program Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FRA seeks applicants for job vacancies Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Ontario's high-speed rail project gets CA$11 billion boost Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX selling rail lines in Alabama, Georgia Read More »
Canadian Pacific
Teamsters at CP vote to authorize strike action Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FTA certifies rail safety oversight programs in Colorado, Virginia Read More »

April 6

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Bombardier, Rio Grande Pacific Dispatch, HOTSTART, Bourque Logistics and AllEarth Rail (April 6) Read More »
Shippers
Retail federation warns against trade war with China Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Missouri DOT seeks input on long-range transportation plan Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
BLET, New England Central tentatively agree on new contract Read More »
Passenger Rail
Georgia lawmakers OK bill to unify Atlanta transit agencies Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metrolinx, Infrastructure Ontario issue RFP for Milton rail corridor project Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP slates $38 million for New Mexico capex; advances intermodal plans for Port Walla Walla Read More »
Passenger Rail
SFMTA OKs $1.2 billion budget to expand transit service Read More »

April 5

C&S
LIRR to test upgraded signal system for East Side Access project Read More »
CSX Transportation
Ohio panel OKs CSX grade crossing projects Read More »
Safety
Metra gears up for safety 'blitzes' Read More »
People
LA Metro names Sastokas CIO Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
Norfolk Southern's safety train launches 2018 tour Read More »
BNSF Railway
Idaho panel sets hearing on BNSF bridge proposal Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metrolinx, Infrastructure Ontario issue RFQs for GO RER projects Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. rail traffic up 5 percent in March Read More »

April 4

MOW
Trinity Railway Express, Metro-North advance bridge, track projects Read More »
Passenger Rail
Bombardier to improve accessibility on VIA Rail cars Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Caltrans seeks input on 20-year freight mobility plan Read More »
Amtrak
BLET ratifies five-year pact with Amtrak Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP budgets $45 million for Oklahoma infrastructure work Read More »
People
G&W's board adds Carter, Hostetler Read More »
Passenger Rail
MBTA awards $102 million contract to rebuild Wellington rail yard Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Norfolk Southern responds to STB on service issues Read More »

April 3

People
Progressive Railroading names 2018 Rising Stars Award honorees Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Dewberry, Peaker Services, RSI and NRC (April 3) Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metra to end website ticket purchases Read More »
People
Cleveland RTA Board President Dixon steps down Read More »
Safety
Operation Lifesaver launches e-learning tool for first responders Read More »
Passenger Rail
Seattle Mayor Durkan halts streetcar project over cost concerns Read More »
Intermodal
LA Port to get new container staging facility Read More »
Safety
Indiana DOT to offer $125 million in grants for rail crossing safety projects Read More »

April 2

Passenger Rail
Northern Virginia groups seek WMATA funding bill amendments Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP budgets $56.2 million for Nevada infrastructure work Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metro-North kicks off White Plains Station renewal Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit begins construction of East Link light-rail guideway Read More »
Intermodal
Watco acquires Industrial Terminals' assets Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak service proposed for NYC to western Massachusetts Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
CP, CSX, UP respond to STB's rail-service concerns Read More »
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