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Rail News: April 2021

April 30

Passenger Rail
RTD-Denver to begin systemwide fare study, equity analysis Read More »
Safety
Winchester & Western recognizes local companies for rail shipping safety Read More »
People
Biden nominates former FRA official Hedlund to STB Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Senators introduce bill to fund grade crossing separations Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak to mark 50th anniversary this weekend Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
CTA announces grain crop-year index for CN, CP Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP constructing grain transload terminal near Chicago Read More »
Intermodal
IANA: Intermodal continues comeback in Q1 Read More »

April 29

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from PDS, Thales, Cummins, BlueJay and Hitachi Rail (April 29) Read More »
People
OLI names board, national advisory members Read More »
Labor
TriMet OKs new labor contract with ATU Read More »
Passenger Rail
NJ Transit issues RFP for Walter Rand Transportation Center project Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN announces new board directors Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. railroads post another weekly traffic jump Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX files amended application for proposed Pan Am acquisition Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak makes FY2022 grant request to Congress Read More »

April 28

Rail Industry Trends
Metra launches online recruitment of 100 workers Read More »
People
CN appoints Jamieson, Sinclair co-chairs of Indigenous Advisory Council Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
TTCI to develop new engineering lab in Pueblo Read More »
Passenger Rail
FRA to issue $1.7B to Amtrak for pandemic response Read More »
Canadian Pacific
CP responds to CN's contention that STB apply same standards to voting trust proposals Read More »
People
DART names Lee president, CEO Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
NS posts higher Q1 profit, names Voyack VP of government relations Read More »
People
Progressive Railroading announces Rising Stars for 2021 Read More »

April 27

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Thales, dFuzion, Red Hat, Loadsmart and STV (April 27) Read More »
Labor
Nevada governor issues proclamation to honor rail workers Read More »
Passenger Rail
Capitol Corridor to increase rail service in June Read More »
Passenger Rail
SMART approves $21.4 million capex plan Read More »
Passenger Rail
NYC subway hits pandemic ridership record Read More »
Sustainability
Amtrak report highlights sustainability actions Read More »
Shippers
Railroads, ag shippers announce food-safety initiative Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN posts lower net income, flat revenue in Q1 Read More »

April 26

Passenger Rail
BART adds sexual harassment to rider code of conduct Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA to begin multiyear escalator replacement project Read More »
Intermodal
Georgia ports post record volume in FY 2021's first half Read More »
Passenger Rail
SacRT obtains $33 million for light rail, other transit projects Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sen. Wicker urges STB to approve Amtrak petition for Gulf Coast service Read More »
Class Is
T&I Chair DeFazio warns proposed KCS merger could signal trend Read More »
People
Biden nominates Bose for FRA administrator role Read More »
Kansas City Southern
KCS to begin talks with CN; STB rules on merger waiver issue Read More »

April 23

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Alstom, Trinity and Voith (April 23) Read More »
Passenger Rail
OCTA adopts 10-year plan for transit, rail improvements Read More »
Mechanical
Capitol Corridor expands cleaner fleet Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FTA grant program to fund TOD plans that address equity, climate Read More »
Passenger Rail
NJ Transit completes locomotive engineer roster Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak adds carbon emission information on all Northeast Corridor tickets Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
GOP senators unveil counterproposal to Biden's infrastructure plan Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN outlines acquisition offer in letters to KCS, STB Read More »

April 22

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Knorr Brake, Alstom, Thales, Granite and STV (April 22) Read More »
People
USDOT names Hampshire chief science officer Read More »
Passenger Rail
Cuomo unveils reconstruction alternatives for Penn Station Read More »
Mechanical
Metra issues challenge to create battery-powered, zero-emission locomotive Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Pandemic effects still inflating U.S. rail traffic figures Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak restores Hiawatha service, selects Siemens to build intercity trainsets Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
Union Pacific reports lower profit, revenue in Q1 Read More »
Canadian Pacific
CP posts 'solid' Q1 results; Creel comments on CN-KCS Read More »

April 21

Shippers
Phillips 66 acquires interest in soybean processing plant Read More »
Passenger Rail
CTA to begin Red-Purple Line project on Chicago's north side Read More »
Intermodal
Port of South Louisiana completes rail yard project Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Class Is employed more people in March Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
OmniTRAX to help develop southern Indiana industrial park Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Savannah port railroad to serve Mason Mega Rail Terminal Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX posts earnings, revenue dip in Q1 Read More »
M&A
CP urges quick regulatory approval of KCS pact; CN notifies STB of rival offer Read More »

April 20

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from STV Inc., TransRail Innovation and Formation Liquids (April 20) Read More »
Security
SEPTA to beef up security, infrastructure work at Allegheny Station Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metrolinx slates Toronto Union Station rail corridor improvements Read More »
People
Operation Lifesaver honors volunteers Ashworth, Kittendorf Read More »
Shippers
Ag shippers describe concerns to USDOT, USDA Read More »
Mechanical
Ballard fuel cells to power Sierra Northern's hydrogen switcher locomotive Read More »
Passenger Rail
LIRR to test electric rail cars on Oyster Bay Branch Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN makes 'superior' offer to acquire Kansas City Southern Read More »

April 19

People
MTA launches program to honor 'Comeback Heroes' Read More »
Passenger Rail
Funding set for rail station at Montreal airport Read More »
Intermodal
PennDOT awards multimodal grant funds Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Texas counties sue FRA over Dallas-to-Houston bullet train project Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Biden budget would spark 'second great rail revolution' Read More »
Passenger Rail
DART approves payment to Trinity Metro for DFW Airport connection Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP to close East Texas rail-car maintenance facility Read More »
Kansas City Southern
KCS posts lower revenue in Q1, names Songer and Orr EVPs Read More »

April 16

Federal Legislation & Regulation
GOP lawmakers seek end to federal funds for California high-speed rail project Read More »
Safety
Commission calls on WMATA to address recurring safety issues Read More »
Intermodal
Georgia Ports post record volume in March Read More »
Passenger Rail
L.A. Metro slates scoping meetings for Crenshaw Northern Extension project Read More »
People
Chesapeake & Delaware names LoSapio GM Read More »
Passenger Rail
Midwest mayors seek extension of Amtrak Hiawatha route Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
STB forms working group to enforce on-time passenger-rail standards Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX closes sale on first phase of Virginia rail deal Read More »

April 15

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Octopi, STV, Alstom, Teleste and RSSI (April 15) Read More »
Passenger Rail
Rocky Mountaineer Canadian season delayed until July Read More »
People
Trottenberg confirmed as deputy transportation secretary Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
House GOP bill would shorten infrastructure project reviews Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Ridership survey finds challenges for Chicago region after COVID Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Rail industry reps hold virtual Railroad Day on the Hill Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. rail traffic grows in Week 14, but pandemic affects comparisons Read More »
Intermodal
Katoen Natie Norfolk to add Virginia warehouse, rail facility Read More »

April 14

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Alstom, AllTranstek, STV and Icomera (April 14) Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
TOD project proposed near TriMet rail station Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit seeks input on managing COVID-19 revenue impact Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Brightline on track to begin Las Vegas high-speed rail project Read More »
Passenger Rail
Seattle Monorail begins construction on Westlake Station project Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FRA to study DBE, WBE participation in federally funded rail projects Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak, AmeriStarRail officials to discuss NEC privatization idea Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
USDOT: $1 billion in 'RAISE' funding available for infrastructure projects Read More »

April 13

Passenger Rail
VIA Rail to resume Toronto-Winnipeg portion of Canadian route Read More »
Passenger Rail
DART opens Irving rail station on Orange Line Read More »
Intermodal
Long Beach port logged busiest month in March Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metrolinx advances maintenance facility, Greenway projects Read More »
Intermodal
Illinois DOT solicits proposals for port improvements Read More »
People
Rio Grande Pacific names Stevens VP of industrial rail services Read More »
Passenger Rail
MARTA OKs contract for Beltline transit engineering study Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
CP, KCS urge STB to review proposed merger under waiver rule Read More »

April 12

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from ORR Safety, Shell, Whitmore, Alstom and STV (April 12) Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metra wraps up Woodstock station rehab project Read More »
Passenger Rail
NYC subway ridership tops 2 million for first time since pandemic Read More »
Passenger Rail
San Diego MTS board OKs $125 million capital improvement program Read More »
Intermodal
SC Ports opens Leatherman Terminal Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit to open Northgate Link light-rail extension in October Read More »
Canadian Pacific
CP, KCS garner more support for proposed merger Read More »
People
Biden nominates Fernandez to lead FTA Read More »

April 9

Rail Industry Trends
APTA adopts racial equity action plan Read More »
Passenger Rail
RTD-Denver's board OKs 'mid-level approach' for Northwest rail Read More »
Safety
Metrolink receives FRA grant to stem suicides on tracks Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA panel approves $4.7B budget for FY 2022 Read More »
Security
Accreditation panel solicits public comments on UP Police Department Read More »
People
DJ Stadtler to direct new Virginia rail authority Read More »
Passenger Rail
FTA, DART issue final environmental statement for D2 Subway Read More »
People
Wiggins named next CEO of L.A. Metro Read More »

April 8

Short Lines & Regionals
Cando Rail changes corporate name Read More »
People
GCRTA appoints Jones head of police, security Read More »
Shippers
NRF: Retail import surge expected to continue through summer Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
PennDOT accepting unsolicited public-private partnership proposals Read More »
Safety
Operation Lifesaver awards $50,000 grant to Minnesota safety education campaign Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
CSX, NS ask STB to dismiss Amtrak case Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Alaska Railroad reports $7.8 million loss for 2020 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR: U.S. rail traffic rose in March over 2020, but pandemic impacts comparisons Read More »

April 7

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from PS Technology, ARVA, ZTR and CJ Logistics (April 7) Read More »
People
CAGTC names board members Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak launches 50th anniversary website Read More »
Passenger Rail
Report: Miami-Dade seeks federal funding for planned commuter-rail line Read More »
Mechanical
Testing begins on NJ Transit's new ALP-45 locomotives Read More »
Safety
NTSB drops PTC from 'Most Wanted' safety list Read More »
People
G&W appoints Aston CEO of UK, Europe region Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
STB sets information requirements for Class I demurrage bills Read More »

April 6

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Greenbrier, STV, Nesco and CloudMoyo (April 6) Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metra to return three more routes to service Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
SC Ports Authority posts record monthly cargo volumes Read More »
Passenger Rail
CTC allocates funds to transit-rail projects in LA County Read More »
Labor
TriMet, ATU Local 757 approve tentative contract Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN marks 13th consecutive record month of Canadian grain movements Read More »
Amtrak
Gov. Ivey: Alabama won't fund Gulf Coast service without an Amtrak study Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
STB amends revenue thresholds for classifying railroads Read More »

April 5

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Caxxor Group, Engage, A. Stucki and MUL Railcars (April 5) Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
INDOT slates stakeholder meeting to discuss state rail plan Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FTA publishes resources for COVID-19 response reporting requirement Read More »
Intermodal
CAGTC endorses freight infrastructure investment in Biden jobs plan Read More »
People
New England rail authority's Quinn to receive lifetime achievement award Read More »
Passenger Rail
Georgia budget includes funds for MARTA rail station project Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP moved record number of wind trains, high-wide loads in 2020 Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Four Class Is ask STB to apply more stringent review of CP-KCS merger Read More »

April 1

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Wi-Tronix, Quasar, IMC, Kaleris and STV (April 1) Read More »
Passenger Rail
GCRTA completes ADA upgrades at Red Line stations Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Wanted: RTD-Denver seeks rail, bus operators and mechanics Read More »
Sustainability
Metrolink unveils first climate action plan Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
CABT, rail groups ask Congress to oppose looser limits on truck size Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. rail traffic gains continued in Week 12 Read More »
Canadian Pacific
CP, KCS claim widespread support for merger agreement Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Amtrak, railroads respond to Biden's infrastructure plan Read More »
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