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Rail News: April 2019

April 30

Passenger Rail
LA Metro to mark Union Station's 80th anniversary Read More »
Passenger Rail
TransLink's 2018 performance review shows ridership strides Read More »
PowerRail Distribution | Sponsored
LED Bulbs – Are They Worth the Investment?
People
Reiskin resigns as SFMTA's transportation director Read More »
Security
Port of LA proposes new center to strengthen cybersecurity Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
STB task force recommends changing rate review policies Read More »
Financials
G&W posts higher Q1 EPS despite flooding, severe weather Read More »
MOW
Pennsylvania DOT OKs funding for 27 freight-rail projects Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN weathers historical cold temps in Q1 to set revenue, traffic records Read More »

April 29

Security
TSA's Lamb to present at Secure Rail Conference Read More »
People
United Rail elects former STB Chair Elliott to its board Read More »
Intermodal
Port of Longview initiates rail study, taps Clay to head business development Read More »
Passenger Rail
CTA caps off preparatory trackwork for major RPM project Read More »
Passenger Rail
SEPTA, VTA seek public input on proposed budgets Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN offers mobile app for truckers at intermodal terminals Read More »
Passenger Rail
New York City Transit starts tunnel work for L project Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Genesee & Wyoming opens bulk transfer facility in California Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
ARCI: Mixed results for Q1 rail-car orders, deliveries Read More »

April 26

Supplier Spotlight
U.S. lawmakers talk short-line tax credit, trade issues with rail suppliers Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from RailWorks, Trinity, Wabtec, Saft, STV, Focused Technology, LRW and NRC (April 26) Read More »
Passenger Rail
TriMet advances Red Line projects Read More »
Passenger Rail
APTA kicks off public transportation awareness event Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Amtrak OIG investigation leads to settlement in alleged bid rigging Read More »
Passenger Rail
NJ Transit installs chief customer experience officer, prequalifies bridge project contractors Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
Norfolk Southern serves new rail transfer facility in New York Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA selects office building sites in Maryland, Virginia Read More »

April 25

Passenger Rail
Valley Metro opens new light-rail station Read More »
Sustainability
AAR honors CSX's Van Tassel with Chafee Award Read More »
Passenger Rail
DART selects Jacobs as design consultant for Cotton Belt rail project Read More »
People
Wabtec taps Santana to succeed Betler as top exec Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
G&W's Georgia Central Railway to serve Plastic Express distribution center Read More »
BNSF Railway
Toyota honors BNSF for rail logistics excellence Read More »
MOW
CREATE partners plan groundbreaking, assign designer for projects Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. rail traffic decline continued in Week 16 Read More »

April 24

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from HNTB, IntegriCo, Transit Wireless, CloudMoyo, Altoona Pipe, SPRING and RSI (April 24) Read More »
Passenger Rail
NICTD set to start East Chicago Station platform work next week Read More »
Mechanical
OmniTRAX short line inaugurates new Tier 4 locomotive Read More »
Passenger Rail
South Coast Rail's finance plan, federal permit in hand Read More »
Intermodal
Port of Coos Bay close to reopening swing-span bridge to rail traffic Read More »
Passenger Rail
LA Metro gains FTA approval to advance Purple Line extension's third section Read More »
Canadian Pacific
Canadian Pacific posts revenue, income growth in Q1 Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
Norfolk Southern sets multiple records in Q1, announces new appointments Read More »

April 23

Federal Legislation & Regulation
FTA proposes changes to joint project development guidance Read More »
Sustainability
WMATA creates plan to reduce energy usage Read More »
Safety
FRA, NHTSA kick off grade-crossing safety campaign Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
STB: U.S. Class I employment fell in March Read More »
Sustainability
MTA issues RFP for solar power development Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
Union Pacific 'pauses' Brazos Yard construction Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak names Newman EVP of planning, strategy Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
USDOT: $900 million available for FY19 BUILD grants Read More »

April 22

Passenger Rail
San Diego transit agency kicks off light-rail vehicle rollout Read More »
People
Trinity Metro appoints Arjanen rail COO Read More »
Passenger Rail
Denver RTD tests trains on future commuter-rail line Read More »
Security
Secure Rail announces new sessions on cybersecurity Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN announces capex projects for Mississippi, Kentucky Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metra resurrects plans for two new stations Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
New Brunswick Southern Railway fined for safety violations Read More »
Security
DHS announces FY2019 preparedness grant opportunities Read More »

April 18

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Greenbrier, WAVE, Cambridge Systematics, Photector, Burns and NRC (April 18) Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Ontario pauses high-speed rail funding Read More »
MOW
North Carolina wraps up Sugar Creek Road grade separation project Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. railroads' carload volume up, intermodal down in Week 15 Read More »
Passenger Rail
NJ Transit to restore service of Atlantic City Rail Line Read More »
Mechanical
Cleveland RTA rail fleet recommended for replacement Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN launches pilot project using electric trucks Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP touts Q1 results, operating performance Read More »

April 17

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from RailComm, Koppers, Quandel, Schneider, Knight Nicastro and A. Stucki (April 17) Read More »
Passenger Rail
Trinity Railway Express creates bus link to DFW Airport Read More »
Passenger Rail
GO Transit adds express train service Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
NS introduces new mobile app for shippers Read More »
Safety
Transport Canada announces funding for rail-safety improvements Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit begins construction prep for light-rail extension Read More »
Kansas City Southern
KCS posts 'strong' Q1 results Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX reports record Q1 results, OR falls below 60 Read More »

April 16

Safety
LIRR begins construction to eliminate grade crossing Read More »
Security
Metra Police launch reporting app Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak to expand Acela Express weekend service Read More »
Security
Secure Rail adds McKenney to conference agenda Read More »
People
PANYNJ appoints Ruda director Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Ohio introduces two-person crew bill; AAR's Jefferies opposes federal legislation Read More »
Passenger Rail
APTA: U.S. rail ridership fell in 2018 Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN to appeal Canadian agency's ruling on freight-rail service Read More »

April 15

Supplier Spotlight
BNSF Logistics recognizes suppliers for excellence Read More »
Passenger Rail
Montreal transit agency reports increased ridership in 2018 Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Herrin Railroad seeks to operate Illinois rail service Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN budgets $80 million in capex projects for Minnesota Read More »
People
BART General Manager Crunican to retire Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX set to break ground on Carolina Connector project Read More »
Passenger Rail
FTA allows Valley Metro to advance Phoenix light-rail extension Read More »
People
Progressive Railroading names 25 Rising Stars for 2019 Read More »

April 12

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news RailWorks, RGCX, Pandrol, Simmons Machine, Alstom and CenterRails (April 12) Read More »
Intermodal
AAPA calls for long-term funding for port maintenance Read More »
People
In memoriam: former BLET leaders Knorek, Kertesz Read More »
Passenger Rail
DART renames three stations Read More »
Shippers
Preferred Freezer to build new rail-served warehouse in Virginia Read More »
PTC
Virginia Railway Express now running all trains under PTC Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
STB to hold hearing on Class Is' demurrage, accessorial charges Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF receives FAA exemption to advance drone operations Read More »

April 11

Passenger Rail
SFMTA to end switchbacks on light-rail line Read More »
Passenger Rail
MTA logs subway performance improvements Read More »
Security
TSA appoints rail members to transportation security committee Read More »
Passenger Rail
Ontario's new transit plan includes subway expansions Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
Union Pacific to mark transcontinental railroad anniversary Read More »
Safety
Operation Lifesaver: Crossing collisions, rail trespass casualties rose in 2018 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. railroads logged fewer carloads, intermodal units in Week 14 Read More »
Passenger Rail
FTA allows Sound Transit to advance Federal Way light-rail extension Read More »

April 10

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news Trackmobile, Greenbrier, Tai Ginsberg, TPSC, NXP and RSI (April 10) Read More »
Logistics
Texas Deepwater to refurbish Houston rail terminal Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
RAC, Transport Canada agree to cut locomotive emissions Read More »
Passenger Rail
UTA wraps up double tracking project on Salt Lake City streetcar line Read More »
Passenger Rail
VTA makes final recommendations for transit service plan Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Ironhorse Resources acquires Tennessee short lines Read More »
Safety
NTSB: Train struck CSX workers walking on active track in 2017 Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
ASLRRA bestows more awards, installs officers at annual meeting Read More »

April 9

People
Caltrain oversight board adds Walton as member Read More »
MOW
TriMet starts track grinding project Read More »
C&S
Ohio panel calls for grade crossing improvements by NS, short lines Read More »
Security
WMATA begins anti-harassment campaign Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
NS diverts Missouri traffic due to flooding Read More »
Mechanical
PATCO concludes rail car overhaul project Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN schedules rail projects in Illinois, Louisiana, Tennessee and Wisconsin Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
ASLRRA bestows individual safety, service awards at Orlando conference Read More »

April 8

People
SCAG appoints Ajise executive director Read More »
People
SMART TD's Whitaker succeeds Wier as VP Read More »
Security
SEPTA revamps fare evasion enforcement Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Texas lawmakers endorse high-speed rail project in STB letter Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit East Link construction reaches halfway point Read More »
Intermodal
Port of Beaumont opens terminal overpass to improve traffic flow Read More »
Passenger Rail
FTA, DART slates meetings on proposed D2 Subway Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
STB to review petition to amend rail performance reporting rules Read More »

April 5

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Pandrol, Thales, Bombardier, STV, DSC and Siemens (April 5) Read More »
Passenger Rail
MTA Metro-North grants five new leases Read More »
Passenger Rail
NJ Transit seeks developers for Matawan station TOD Read More »
Intermodal
SC Port Authority logs record container volume in March Read More »
Security
CTA completes camera installation on rail system Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
3i Group invests in Regional Rail to support growth Read More »
Passenger Rail
Virgin Trains USA unveils Brightline rebranding at Miami rail station Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak, developers OK master development pact for Baltimore Penn Station Read More »

April 4

Supplier Spotlight
Supplier news from Alstom, SFK, Tealinc, Stantec and SPRING (April 4) Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
U.S. Rail Holdings petitions STB to restore rail service on out-of-service corridor Read More »
Passenger Rail
Saint-Laurent Council seeks to connect light-rail project to VIA Rail station Read More »
Passenger Rail
New York state budget calls for 'congestion pricing' to support MTA Read More »
Safety
Illinois panel calls for $250 million in crossing safety improvements Read More »
Passenger Rail
LA Metro completes $172M rail maintenance facility Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak needs better data to manage real estate, inspector general says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. carload, intermodal volumes fell in March Read More »

April 3

Supplier Spotlight
Rail News from SNC-Lavalin, SYSTRA, AECOM, EnviroServe, HNTB and Railway Interchange (April 3) Read More »
Passenger Rail
Rail Passengers Association honor senators for preserving Southwest route Read More »
Passenger Rail
Virginia transportation board seeks feedback on proposed projects Read More »
People
AAPA posthumously honors Cernak for port industry service Read More »
People
Reading & Northern promotes Berndt, Geschwindt to VP Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
OmniTRAX honors short lines for safety culture, performance in 2018 Read More »
Passenger Rail
Denver's RTD to open G Line this month Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA seeks lease for DC headquarters Read More »

April 2

Rail Industry Trends
West Coast Railway receives funding to preserve heritage railway Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Canadian Transportation Agency seeks public review of proposed regs Read More »
Intermodal
Port of Muskogee obtains grant for rail upgrade project Read More »
MOW
RTA: Tie production, purchases rose in January Read More »
Passenger Rail
SEPTA calls on public officials to address transit funding Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN outlines Ontario capex projects, reaches tentative pacts with Unifor Read More »
People
Amtrak names Harris EVP, chief marketing officer Read More »
Passenger Rail
Purple Line light-rail project obtains $120M in federal funding Read More »

April 1

Short Lines & Regionals
BLET, Louisville & Indiana reach tentative labor agreement Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA preps for summer platform improvements Read More »
People
Short Line Safety Institute names new research director Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN slates capex projects for New Brunswick, Nova Scotia Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
Norfolk Southern touts growth, operating results in 2018 annual report Read More »
People
Canadian government names VIA Rail CEO, directors Read More »
People
Cuomo taps Foye as MTA chairman Read More »
Passenger Rail
CTA wraps up Belmont Blue Gateway modernization project Read More »
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