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Rail News: April 2024

April 30

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from RailPros, Omega Rail, HNTB, Stadler and LG (April 30) Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CREATE partners support STEM education in Chicago Read More »
People
MxV Rail taps Reiling as AVP of business development Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
Union Pacific issues latest 'Building America Report' Read More »
People
CPKC, CN announce director election results Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
Anderson-DeBose to buy site in NS-owned industrial park Read More »

April 29

Passenger Rail
WMATA $4.8B budget maintains service, avoids drastic cuts Read More »
Passenger Rail
Honolulu receives FTA funds, 20th train for new rail system Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FRA investigating derailment at Arizona-New Mexico border Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
STB Chair Oberman to retire next month Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
MOW worker fatality prompts FRA safety bulletin Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
Norfolk Southern: Ancora's union deal violates Railway Labor Act Read More »

April 26

Passenger Rail
Long Island Rail Road marks 190th anniversary Read More »
Intermodal
Port NOLA awarded $7M grant; GPA signs 20-year terminal pact Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP ships longest wind-turbine blades in company history Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Republicans introduce bill to nullify FRA's train-crew rule Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FRA: BNSF joins close-call reporting system Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
UPDATED: Rail unions divided over Norfolk Southern proxy fight Read More »

April 25

Supplier Spotlight
Supplier news from Intramotev, ALCEA and WVCO (April 25) Read More »
People
Congressman and rail subcommittee leader Payne dies Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. freight-rail traffic ticks up in Week 16 Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
NCRR to invest in new rail spur for future ICG plant Read More »
People
Progressive Railroading announces Rising Stars for 2024 Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
Vena: UP delivered 'strong' results in Q1 Read More »

April 24

Passenger Rail
MTA unveils next round of NYC subway station upgrades Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX recognizes six customers for sustainability Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Rail groups report opposition to CARB's zero-emissions locomotive rule Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. Class I employment dipped in March Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN reports lower revenue, income in Q1 Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
NS: Q1 financial results in line with preliminary report Read More »
Canadian Pacific Kansas City
CPKC posts higher revenue, lower income in Q1 Read More »

April 23

Passenger Rail
Report: State DOT leader doubts passenger rail will arrive in South Dakota Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
Brookville to rehab Dulles' mobile lounge, plane mate prototype vehicles Read More »
Passenger Rail
Caltrain completes integrated testing between San Francisco, San Jose Read More »
C&S
ICC approves grade-crossing projects across Illinois Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FRA posts 2024 NEC passenger-rail project inventory Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Brightline West breaks ground on high-speed rail line Read More »

April 22

Security
RTD-Denver to staff police department 24/7 Read More »
M&A
Stonepeak acquires rail-served logistics Chicago portfolio Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
NS introduces mobile app to reinforce safety procedures Read More »
Amtrak
OIG provides insights to help detect Amtrak contract and procurement fraud risks Read More »
M&A
Alstom to sell North American signaling business to Knorr-Bremse Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Senators call on EPA to stop California's zero-emissions locomotive rule Read More »

April 19

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Pettibone and Thales (April 19) Read More »
Safety
Ohio OKs grade crossing projects in Columbiana, Lucas counties Read More »
Passenger Rail
SEPTA proposes FY2025 operating, capital budgets Read More »
People
Mass Coastal Railroad hires Anderson to oversee engineering Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
Norfolk Southern files new presentation disputing Ancora's claims Read More »
People
CN names Lalonde to succeed MacDonald as EVP, CCO Read More »

April 18

Supplier Spotlight
Wabtec, Australian Rail Track ink systems, software pact Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
Union Pacific, STG Logistics extend partnership Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. freight-rail traffic climbed 1.5% in Week 15 Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
STB issues findings in review of UP's embargo use Read More »
People
Watco restructures executive leadership Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX's Q1 a 'good start' to the year, Hinrichs says Read More »

April 17

Passenger Rail
Virginia proposes rail improvements over six years Read More »
Passenger Rail
NC-Virginia rail compact obtains federal funds Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
AFL-CIO urges NS shareholders to reject Ancora proposal; Ancora issues plan for NS overhaul Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
NCRR adds new economic development programs Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak issues RFI for zero-emissions technology Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
NS deploys second DTI portal to improve safety Read More »
Mechanical
CSX debuts hydrogen-powered locomotive Read More »
People
Former CSX CEO Jim Foote dies Read More »

April 16

Supplier Spotlight
NRC meets with lawmakers to discuss railway industry Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FTA finalizes regulation for transit safety, security Read More »
Logistics
WSI named operator of CPKC Zacha Transload Terminal Read More »
People
People news from NTSB, HDR and FTR Read More »
Labor
Carmen's union, CPKC reach agreement on paid sick leave Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX adds 14 properties to 'Select Sites' development program Read More »

April 15

Amtrak
Amtrak releases fourth annual diversity report Read More »
Passenger Rail
LA Metro issues environmental report on Southeast Gateway Line project Read More »
Labor
CN makes new offer to TCRC Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
NS merges Triple Crown, Thoroughbred Direct subsidiaries Read More »
Mechanical
Report: SEPTA cancels $185M rail-car contract with CRRC Read More »
People
OmniTRAX promotes Brown to EVP Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
NTSB surveys Norfolk Southern employees on company's safety culture Read More »

April 12

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Alstom and Rail Vision (April 12) Read More »
Safety
OLI's first responder training course obtains national certification Read More »
Intermodal
Mississippi DOT to award $30M in multimodal program grants Read More »
People
MTA names Free president of Long Island Rail Road Read More »
High-Speed Rail
California high-speed rail board OKs RFP for new trainsets Read More »
M&A
Vermont Rail System to acquire New Hampshire Central Read More »

April 11

CSX Transportation
CSX donates $50,000 to Baltimore bridge fund Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
APTA: Transit-ridership levels continue post-pandemic recovery Read More »
Passenger Rail
Caltrain fully energizes, tests electrified rail corridor Read More »
Labor
BLET, CN reach tentative agreement for Wisconsin Central engineers Read More »
Passenger Rail
Feds award grants to MTA for rail-yard project, Metrolink for track-intrusion detection system Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. freight railroads report traffic gain in Week 14 Read More »

April 10

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Geismar, Rail Vision, Railroad Software, WSP, Littlejohn and STV (April 10) Read More »
Passenger Rail
Nova Scotia to fund feasibility study of Cape Breton light-rail line Read More »
Intermodal
Port NOLA, Kearney Cos. OK new 10-year lease Read More »
Intermodal
Retailers: Import cargo to grow despite supply-chain disruptions Read More »
People
Schulte promoted to president of Northern Lines Railway Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Alaska Railroad to replace dock, terminal in Seward Read More »

April 9

M&A
North American Rail acquires Condor Signals Read More »
People
Brown, Inman join NTSB Read More »
Passenger Rail
PANYNJ unveils $430M PATH improvement plan Read More »
Shippers
BNSF to serve future JDH grain-handling facility Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Saskatchewan awards funding for short-line improvements Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
NS announces preliminary Q1 results, agrees to $600M East Palestine settlement Read More »

April 8

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Greenbrier, Rail Vision, Alstom, Emrill and Brake-Boss (April 8) Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Pacific Harbor Line hosts STB for port tour; Trinity Metro opens new train station Read More »
Passenger Rail
LA Metro: Federal funding will bolster Olympics-related projects Read More »
People
People news from NCTD, Tealinc, Hanson and Ginsberg Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP to launch direct domestic service between Southern California and Chicago Read More »
Intermodal
USDOT OKs grant pact to speed capacity expansion at Baltimore port Read More »

April 5

Norfolk Southern Railway
Georgia DOT partners with NS to fund freight-rail improvements Read More »
Labor
Unifor ratifies pact with CN, settles Autoport strike Read More »
Intermodal
Limited access at Baltimore port to open within 4 weeks, USACE says Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak names construction contractor for Wilmington operations center Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
STB rejects GMXT petition in CGR acquisition due to lack of info Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN buys mainline hybrid locomotive from Progress Rail Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
Norfolk Southern rolls out productivity, accountability plans Read More »

April 4

Passenger Rail
Metra kicks off 2024 construction program Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF transports water to Navajo Nation in New Mexico Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak awards delivery partner contract for Frederick Douglass Tunnel program Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. freight-rail traffic rose 4.2% in March Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
STB allows Savage Tooele to build 11-mile rail line in Utah Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
NS to launch dedicated intermodal service in response to Baltimore port crisis Read More »

April 3

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Savage, Intramotev, MHX and HIMA (April 3) Read More »
Passenger Rail
MTA seeks master tenant to develop LIRR Grand Central Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
NC Railroad launches flagging, safety services product Read More »
Passenger Rail
LA Metro wraps 5-year tunneling project for subway extension Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
USDOT solicits applications for $5B in infrastructure project funding Read More »
Intermodal
First vessel passes through temporary channel at Baltimore port Read More »

April 2

Safety
OLI awards grants for grade-crossing awareness campaigns Read More »
Passenger Rail
NJ Transit to test AI to improve safety at light-rail crossings Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF reveals 2023 economic development results Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FRA solicits applications for next round of CRISI grants Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
NS buys Chicago transload site; promotes management efforts in shareholder letter Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FRA adopts final rule mandating two-person train crews Read More »

April 1

Passenger Rail
NCDOT solicits input on updated plan for passenger-rail facility Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
STB to assess environmental impact of proposed Puerto Verde bridge project Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
OIG: FRA lacks needed oversight of fatigue management Read More »
Passenger Rail
NYPD to test weapon-detection technology in subways Read More »
Safety
Operation Lifesaver awards grants for public awareness campaigns in 11 states Read More »
People
Oberman names STB passenger-rail advisory committee members Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF tests virtual reality as safety training tool Read More »
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