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Rail News: April 2020

April 30

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Bombardier, Trinity, Stadler and Trimble (April 30) Read More »
Passenger Rail
DART's GoLink shuttle service to serve Carrollton business park Read More »
Passenger Rail
Las Vegas Monorail pauses construction Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP to host annual meeting via audio Read More »
Safety
Operation Lifesaver Canada, Waze partner on crossing safety app Read More »
People
CN retains Pace as chairman Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Pandemic's grip on freight-rail traffic continues Read More »
Safety
ASLRRA announces 2019 Jake safety award winners Read More »

April 29

Labor
Cap Metro rail operators to receive bonus Read More »
MOW
Metra advances UP North Line bridge project Read More »
People
RTA names Goodin executive director Read More »
MOW
Metro-North Railroad to begin Third Avenue Bridge reconstruction Read More »
Labor
California High-Speed Rail Authority to open worker development center Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
DeFazio: Use infrastructure investment to jumpstart economy Read More »
Passenger Rail
VTA revisits BART Silicon Valley Project tunnel design Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
NS posts lower Q1 revenue, withdraws full-year outlook Read More »

April 28

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from TRS, Cisco, Fluidmesh, Hub, Burns & McDonnell, Alstom and Keolis (April 28) Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR's annual 'Research Review' to be held via webinar Read More »
Security
Pandemic update: MTA expands employee temperature testing initiative Read More »
Passenger Rail
MBTA revises contract for fare system upgrade Read More »
People
Leue takes the helm at Alameda Corridor Transportation Authority Read More »
Passenger Rail
Federal stimulus funds allocated to Virginia transit agencies Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Class I employment level remained flat in March Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN posts 'solid' Q1 results, revises 2020 outlook Read More »

April 27

Shippers
Pacific Ethanol sells ownership interest in plants, rail assets to Aurora Cooperative Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BART amends TOD policy to address California housing crisis Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA expands Orange, Silver line projects Read More »
Safety
FHWA awards OLI grants for grade crossing safety education Read More »
Mechanical
ARCI: Rail-car orders, deliveries fell in Q1 Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sacramento transit agency awarded additional funding for light-rail improvements Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FTA extends deadline for certifying safety plans Read More »
Labor
Railroaders may be eligible for pandemic unemployment benefits Read More »

April 24

Supplier Spotlight
Rail suppliers news from Duos, RADWIN, ATS, Savage, Cubic and Ross & Baruzzini (April 24) Read More »
Safety
CABT to governors: Return to lower truck weights after the pandemic Read More »
C&S
Ohio rail panel OKs Norfolk Southern, short line crossing upgrades Read More »
Canadian Pacific
CP's Creel praises those serving others during health crisis Read More »
Labor
TTC lays off employees; California counties order rail passengers to wear masks Read More »
Safety
Operation Lifesaver, FRA award grants to rail-safety education programs Read More »
Safety
CN reveals Safe Handling Award winners Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak projects $700 million loss due to COVID-19 Read More »

April 23

Sustainability
SEPTA signs power contract for two solar farms Read More »
Passenger Rail
California agency awards grant to fund Inglewood's automated people mover Read More »
Mechanical
SacRT orders 20 new light-rail vehicles Read More »
People
ASLRRA adds Stark-Alcala to congressional affairs team Read More »
High-Speed Rail
CHSRA, LA Metro to advance Link Union Station funding plan Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Freight-rail traffic trend reflects uncertain times Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX reports lower Q1 earnings, withdraws 2020 outlook Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP posts 'strong' Q1, expects Q2 volumes to fall 25 percent Read More »

April 22

Labor
STM, union agree to extend cleaning duties to administrative staff Read More »
Passenger Rail
NJ Transit reopens two West Side Avenue Branch light-rail stations Read More »
Intermodal
Port of Wilmington opens refrigerated container yard Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BTS: Transborder freight moved by rail rose in February Read More »
Passenger Rail
California panel awards grant to update Amtrak Pacific Surfliner facilities Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
Report: UP to cut executive salaries, require nonunion workers to take unpaid leave Read More »
Passenger Rail
BART wins grant to fund future rail-car order Read More »
Canadian Pacific
CP posts record Q1 revenue, updates 2020 outlook Read More »

April 21

MOW
Metra to replace Canal Street grade crossing Read More »
Security
Garneau urges rail passengers to wear masks Read More »
Passenger Rail
San Diego MTA OKs capex budget, outlines pandemic's financial impact Read More »
People
Reynolds named FRA's chief legal counsel Read More »
Passenger Rail
TransLink lays off workers, reduces service to cut costs Read More »
Safety
NTSB: Amtrak modified safety rules after fatal backhoe accident Read More »
Passenger Rail
Thousands of MTA rail employees return to work after quarantines Read More »
Canadian Pacific
CP posts record grain haul in Q1 Read More »

April 20

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Bombardier, Skanska, Ohio Crankshaft and Transdev (April 20) Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit begins prep work for future Federal Way station Read More »
Intermodal
NRF: Delay of import duty collection helps retailers survive Read More »
Passenger Rail
Kansas City selects streetcar extension contractors Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
South Dakota panel OKs project to connect soybean plant to state rail line Read More »
Passenger Rail
Bay Area transit agencies plan for first wave of CARES funding Read More »
People
NJ Transit SVP Kenny dies of COVID-19 complications Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FRA accepting applications for next round of CRISI grants Read More »

April 17

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Progress Rail, Cambridge Systematics, Parsons and RSI (April 17) Read More »
Labor
Unions: FRA denies request for employee safety order Read More »
Intermodal
Jaxport defers foreign trade zone application fee Read More »
Passenger Rail
Pandemic update: Chicago passenger-rail agencies project millions in revenue losses Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
NS to record charge related to disposal of 300 locomotives, puts up another 400 for sale Read More »
Passenger Rail
MTA requests $3.9B in federal aid Read More »
People
Progressive Railroading announces Rising Stars for 2020 Read More »
Kansas City Southern
KCS posts record Q1, pulls full-year forecast on pandemic concerns Read More »

April 16

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Greenbrier, Transfesa Logistics and REMSA (April 16) Read More »
Passenger Rail
RTD-Denver seeks citizen advisers Read More »
MOW
BART amps up power cable replacement work Read More »
People
Texas North Western Railway names Franklin GM Read More »
Labor
MTA, unions reach COVID-19 benefits agreement Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
APTA Chair Fernandez sets up transit recovery task force Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FRA grants unions' request for extension to file certification petitions Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. freight-rail traffic plunges 22 percent in a week Read More »

April 15

Supplier Spotlight
Maryland awards track maintenance contract to RailWorks Read More »
Passenger Rail
TransLink seeks emergency funding Read More »
Security
Cap Metro riders ordered to wear masks Read More »
High-Speed Rail
California High-Speed Rail Authority extends draft EIR comment period Read More »
Passenger Rail
Amtrak, East Coast agencies to honor essential workers with #SoundTheHorn campaign Read More »
Intermodal
South Carolina Ports Authority revises FY2020 outlook Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FTA issues COVID-19 safety advisory Read More »
High-Speed Rail
California panel OKs tax-exempt bonds for XpressWest high-speed rail project Read More »

April 14

Supplier Spotlight
Skanska to restore Amtrak Acela maintenance facilities Read More »
Mechanical
HART receives new rail cars for future train service Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Report: U.S. railroads push against rising demand for crude-oil storage in rail cars Read More »
Passenger Rail
Gov. Murphy orders NJ Transit riders to wear masks Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak suspends Downeaster service Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Unions to FRA: Railroads must recall furloughed workers before seeking safety waivers Read More »

April 13

Security
FTA publishes transit workforce protection recommendations Read More »
Intermodal
Port of Indiana-Mount Vernon adds new overhead gantry crane Read More »
Passenger Rail
Pandemic update: MARTA provides additional sick leave to workers Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metrolinx selects technical adviser for Hurontario light-rail project Read More »
Intermodal
PANYNJ logged record rail cargo in February Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metra finalizes Electric Line schedule Read More »
Amtrak
USDOT formally announces $1B in CARES Act funding for Amtrak Read More »
Intermodal
Port of Long Beach obtains federal grant for Terminal Island rail project Read More »

April 9

Supplier Spotlight
Rail suppliers news from Greenbrier, Keolis and Hub Group (April 9) Read More »
MOW
Delaware River Port Authority awards rail bridge rehab contract Read More »
Passenger Rail
City approves DART Trinity Mills Station TOD project Read More »
Intermodal
CSX-served Port of Wilmington ready to receive huge ships Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Texas state lawmakers ask USDOT to end high-speed rail project Read More »
Intermodal
NRF: March import levels expected to hit five-year low Read More »
Passenger Rail
Delaware lawmakers seek regional rail options Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR: U.S. rail carload activity drops to Great Recession levels Read More »

April 8

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Keolis, Cubic and Alstom (April 8) Read More »
People
Denver RTD chair honored for transportation leadership Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit seeks input on Northgate light-rail, bus connections Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
NTSB: Subgrade fill failure led to CSX train derailment, bridge collapse Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
AASHTO asks Congress for federal emergency funds for state DOTs Read More »
People
OLI names four state program coordinators Read More »
MOW
NJDOT to replace bridge project over Conrail, NYSW tracks Read More »
People
Terminal Railroad Association appoints Tindall president Read More »

April 7

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from ZTR, BlackBerry, Cyient, Hitachi Rail and Bombardier (April 7) Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak extends Pittsburgh-to-Harrisburg service suspension Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FRA calls for rail research proposals Read More »
Passenger Rail
Pandemic update: Santa Clara VTA to resume light-rail service Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Lawmakers back union's request for virus protections for rail workers Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit shutters noncritical construction projects Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Hoosac Tunnel reopens to rail traffic Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
STB approves CN acquisition of CSX rail line Read More »

April 6

Passenger Rail
DCTA recognized for financial transparency Read More »
Security
Pandemic update: Transit-rail agencies continue service reductions Read More »
Passenger Rail
LA Metro advances Purple Line subway extension Read More »
Passenger Rail
Alaska Railroad postpones launch of summer passenger service Read More »
Kansas City Southern
KCS to hike train speed near Barksdale Air Force Base Read More »
C&S
MTA reviews proposals for subway signal modernization Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN moved record amount of grain in March Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Garneau orders speed restrictions on key, higher-risk trains Read More »

April 3

Security
Transit-rail agencies implement crew, rider distancing measures Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
APTA calls for infrastructure bill in response to COVID-19 Read More »
MOW
FRA awards CRISI grants to four South Dakota rail projects Read More »
Passenger Rail
San Mateo County transit board OKs Caltrain sales tax ballot measure Read More »
Passenger Rail
MTA HQ redevelopment revenue to support capital program Read More »
Labor
Washington Gov. Inslee signs minimum train crew bill Read More »
MOW
Illinois panel OKs funding for 1,400 grade crossing improvements Read More »
Passenger Rail
FTA allocates $25 billion in virus aid to transit agencies Read More »

April 2

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Gradall, MacAllister, FreightCar America and SENER (April 2) Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metra to begin Itasca Station platform project Read More »
Security
Sound Transit reviews critical construction projects Read More »
People
NMB names Brown arbitration services director Read More »
Security
Trinity Metro, health center offer COVID-19 testing to rail engineers, conductors Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
OmniTRAX offers rail-ready development sites in New Jersey Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Alaska Railroad posts revenue gains in 2019 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR: March rail traffic reflects pandemic's impact on U.S. economy Read More »

April 1

Passenger Rail
DART to test on-demand shuttle service in South Dallas Read More »
Intermodal
Alabama port completes APM Terminals dock extension Read More »
High-Speed Rail
XpressWest advances Las Vegas high-speed rail plan Read More »
Logistics
PANYNJ preparing for China's post-virus factory output Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Guelph Junction Railway solicits bids for new operator Read More »
People
OCTA names Bergener deputy CEO Read More »
Intermodal
New England Central Railroad inks lease with Connecticut port Read More »
Passenger Rail
California rail panel unveils draft environmental report for Sacramento extension Read More »
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