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Rail News: April 2022

April 29

Intermodal
IANA: Intermodal slide continued in Q1 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Rail supplier news from Trinity, Spark Training, Synergy Freight, Knichel Logistics and LRW (April 29) Read More »
High-Speed Rail
CHSRA gains environmental clearance for another project section Read More »
Intermodal
Jaxport, Toyota distributor strike deal to expand vehicle processing operations Read More »
Intermodal
Watco to invest in new Birmingham port warehouse Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
New NS headquarters awarded LEED Gold certification Read More »

April 28

Mechanical
Sound Transit unveils first new LRV for Hilltop Tacoma Link Read More »
Safety
OLI announces more grants for rail safety campaigns Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. railroads log lower carload, intermodal volumes in Week 16 Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
STB determines data to be used for environmental analysis in proposed CP-KCS merger Read More »
People
Stewart named executive director of Metro Transit-St. Louis Read More »
Canadian Pacific
CP cites bad weather, lower grain volume and labor dispute for Q1 revenue decrease Read More »

April 27

Norfolk Southern Railway
NS to permanently protect wetlands in South Carolina Read More »
C&S
Michigan bill ensures full funding of grade crossing infrastructure Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
NCRR to contribute to Technimark plant expansion Read More »
Passenger Rail
MTA creates panel to address fare evasion problem Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN posts mixed results in Q1 2022 Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
Norfolk Southern reports revenue, income records in Q1 Read More »

April 26

Intermodal
PennDOT awards funds to multimodal projects Read More »
Passenger Rail
SEPTA proposes $1.1B capital budget for FY23 Read More »
Labor
Rail unions reject carriers' payment advances, ask mediation board for arbitration Read More »
People
Trinity Metro names Andreski president, CEO Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP honors 70 companies for safe chemical transport Read More »
Safety
NTSB closes recommendations to reduce rail worker fatalities Read More »
People
Progressive Railroading announces Rising Stars for 2022 Read More »

April 25

Short Lines & Regionals
TSLRRA names 2022 executive officers Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Washington Eastern Railroad obtains grant funds to upgrade crossings Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak improves Mississippi station's accessibility Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
FRA launches Climate Challenge; CSX issues environmental awards Read More »
Canadian Pacific
CP, Hapag-Lloyd add seasonal call into Port Saint John Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
STB proposes amendment to emergency service rules Read More »

April 22

Supplier Spotlight
U.S. Rep. Davids tours A&K Railroad Materials Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Alstom, TekTracking, Atir Rail, STV and SKF (April 22) Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA joins FTA sustainability challenge to reduce emissions Read More »
Passenger Rail
NJ Transit breaks ground on Perth Amboy station renovations Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
STB sets agenda for freight-rail service hearing Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Reading & Northern acquires property to serve as new storage site Read More »

April 21

Passenger Rail
Metra to begin overhaul of Harvey train station Read More »
Safety
OLI awards grants for crossing safety campaigns Read More »
Amtrak
Gov. Edwards inspects proposed Amtrak route connecting Baton Rouge, New Orleans Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. rail volumes tumbled in Week 15 Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX posts 'strong' first quarter Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP revenue, income rose in Q1, but operating performance missed expectations Read More »

April 20

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Wabtec, Alstom, Railinc, Industry-Railway and David Evans (April 20) Read More »
Passenger Rail
VIA Rail Canada unveils five-year sustainability plan Read More »
Mechanical
Amtrak's National Network locomotives get new look Read More »
Intermodal
Canada proposes millions in funding to improve supply-chain efficiency Read More »
Passenger Rail
Minneapolis Met Council recommends Blue Line light-rail extension route Read More »
Labor
CSX reaches tentative pact with SMART-TD Read More »

April 19

Passenger Rail
Higher gas prices prompt fare reduction on New Mexico Rail Runner Read More »
Shippers
CF Industries: UP delaying fertilizer shipments Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metrolinx to upgrade Mimico GO Station as part of 'transit community' development Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP recognized as 'best place to work' for women Read More »
Intermodal
Long Beach port's on-dock rail project receives environmental approval Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
TSA will no longer enforce federal mask mandate Read More »

April 18

Short Lines & Regionals
Reading & Northern's restored steam locomotive completes first test run Read More »
Labor
BLET, Montana Rail reach tentative agreement Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
NS expands conductor trainee incentive program Read More »
Intermodal
Coos Bay port completes Coalbank Slough Bridge project Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP expands ESG strategy Read More »
CSX Transportation
STB approves CSX plan to acquire Pan Am Railways Read More »

April 14

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from STV, Alstom, American Track, TRAC and RESMA (April 14) Read More »
Passenger Rail
Ontario invests in rail transit restoration, begins construction on Eglinton Crosstown extension Read More »
Mechanical
Metrolink becomes first U.S. passenger-rail agency to run on renewable fuel Read More »
Passenger Rail
NJ Transit awards contracts for two construction projects Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. rail traffic in Week 14: Carloads up, intermodal down Read More »
Passenger Rail
Feds OK $1.76B loan for Maryland’s Purple Line project Read More »

April 13

People
British Columbia transit leader Ladrak to step down Read More »
Labor
TTD asks STB to act on rail service problems Read More »
Passenger Rail
Amtrak, PennDOT to add trains to Keystone route Read More »
Mechanical
Ontario Northland to refurbish 56 GO Transit rail cars Read More »
Security
Transit agencies tighten security after shooting on New York subway system Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Watco's Webb to receive 2022 Railroad Innovator Award Read More »

April 12

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Koppers and AllTranstek (April 12) Read More »
Passenger Rail
Caltrain completes South San Francisco station upgrades Read More »
People
PANYNJ Director Ruda to depart; Rooney named successor Read More »
People
IAM creates rail division, picks Hartford to lead Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
STB sets more hearing dates for Amtrak Gulf Coast case Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. Class Is employed more people in February Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sixteen people injured in shooting on NYC subway train Read More »

April 11

Shippers
Retailers: Imports remain high Read More »
Passenger Rail
NCTD issues RFP for mixed-use development at two Coaster rail stations Read More »
Labor
Chicago South Shore, SMART-TD approve new contract Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
USDOT: Supply-chain flow is improving Read More »
Passenger Rail
Portal North Bridge project construction gets green light Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak makes $3.3B grant request for FY2023 Read More »

April 8

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Greenbrier, Balfour Beatty, Thales and Alstom (April 8) Read More »
People
Florida Gov. DeSantis appoints Perdue secretary of FDOT Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metra to boost service as commuters return to offices Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
House transportation leaders call on FRA to finalize rail-worker fatigue rule Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
North Carolina Railroad invests in construction of new steel mill Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
STB sets hearing to address rail service complaints Read More »

April 7

Passenger Rail
Kansas City breaks ground on streetcar extension project Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
USDOT announces largest-ever investment in public transit Read More »
People
DART hires Barket as chief of staff Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. railroads report mixed traffic results for March Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
NS, Commtrex to expand customer access to transload facilities Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN, Montreal port to develop new terminal's rail component Read More »

April 6

People
Alghabra announces VIA Rail reappointments Read More »
Passenger Rail
MTA to restore two historic Metro-North rail stations Read More »
Passenger Rail
British Columbia extends pandemic relief funding for transit agencies Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
NS donates rail history archives to Virginia museum Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
OmniTRAX to serve Lineage Logistics site in Colorado Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN recognizes 241 shippers for safe handling of dangerous goods Read More »

April 5

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Alstom, Thales and Arup (April 5) Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Ohio DOT seeking feedback on state’s updated freight plan Read More »
Intermodal
Pennsylvania extends intermodal cargo incentive program Read More »
Intermodal
Virginia port gets final piece of federal funding for dredging project Read More »
Labor
Court: Rail union must engage in multi-employer bargaining Read More »
People
NS appoints Hudson VP of transportation Read More »

April 4

Passenger Rail
Caltrain to cut fares in half, resume regular weekday service Read More »
People
Rail Passengers Association names Richards chair Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
PennDOT seeks P3 proposals for rail, other projects Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
STB denies mediation request in Amtrak Gulf Coast case Read More »
Passenger Rail
Calgary issues RFQ for Green Line light-rail project Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BNSF CEO Farmer responds to NGFA service complaints; Sen. Capito asks STB to address rail-car shortage Read More »

April 1

Rail Industry Trends
Metra, CTA join campaign to promote transit in Chicago Read More »
Passenger Rail
Vancouver OKs route, station locations for SkyTrain extension Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak unveils new Acela train interiors Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
NS garners two awards for sustainability achievements Read More »
People
CSX hires Fortune as EVP, chief digital and technology officer Read More »
Canadian Pacific
CP 'disappointed' with TSB report on 2019 fatal derailment Read More »
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