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Rail News: May 2011

May 31

Supplier Spotlight
Updates from Bombardier, Ansaldo, Alstom, Signaling Solutions and Thales Read More »
C&S
Washington state commission OKs funds for four crossing projects Read More »
Passenger Rail
DART, East Texas agency seek expanded rail connections Read More »
MOW
Effective vegetation management includes herbicide applications, ARRC says Read More »
Passenger Rail
MBTA marks completion of Blue Line station project Read More »
Intermodal
Montreal port pumped up 2010 volumes Read More »
Canadian Pacific
Iowa Northern seeks to operate UP line, gain rights to CP trackage Read More »
Passenger Rail
Amtrak caps off station renovation in Missouri Read More »
High-Speed Rail
CHSRA tabs Ryan as chief of staff Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Alstom to supply high-speed trains for Polish system Read More »

May 27

Passenger Rail
BART approves Taser purchase for police department Read More »
C&S
Ohio commission releases 2010 crossing safety report Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA's governance committee proposes permanent bylaws Read More »
Safety
AAR recognizes haz-mat safety achievements in three award categories Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Sen. Brown targets SMART Act at rebuilding transit infrastructure Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR report: U.S. rail traffic remained on uptick last week Read More »
Passenger Rail
LACMTA adopts $4 billion budget for FY2012, approves underground station plan Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Mica, Shuster call for privatizing Northeast Corridor Read More »
High-Speed Rail
New York, Rhode Island officials recognize importance of HSR grants Read More »

May 26

Passenger Rail
Greater Cleveland RTA adds Segway to patrol fleet Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Morristown & Erie to operate newly rehabbed New Jersey line Read More »
People
VRE operator appoints Stegner equipment superintendent Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Argus honors CRANDIC/Archer Daniels Midland partnership successes Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit attains WTS honor for diversity leadership in contracting, hiring Read More »
Safety
CN wins major TRANSCAER award for second-straight year Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
AEM leader calls on Congress to invest in transportation infrastructure Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Senate committee members post progress with drafting next surface transportation bill Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Mica, Shuster propose transferring NEC ownership to private entity Read More »
High-Speed Rail
California HSR officials contend with criticism, seek private-sector participation Read More »

May 25

Intermodal
Vale to expand Brazilian port terminal, install new CEO Read More »
Passenger Rail
New Orleans RTA to cut price of one-day pass Read More »
Shippers
AAR honors INVISTA for obtaining haz-mat safety awards from four Class Is Read More »
Class Is
CSXT awards $5,000 for 'Tomorrow Moves' projects Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Hunt Global Resources to produce more frac sand for shale drilling operations Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Equipment finance sector continues to strengthen, ELFA says Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
New coalition aims to raise nation's awareness of transportation 'crisis' Read More »
Passenger Rail
TriMet to open Rockwood MAX station Read More »

May 24

Supplier Spotlight
Updates from Alstom, Axion, Rail Safety, Gannett Fleming and Control Chief Read More »
MOW
Now available: Maintenance of Way Spending Report 2011 Read More »
People
Hensley becomes GM of Adrian & Blissfield Read More »
MOW
RTA report: Tie purchases, production dipped in April Read More »
Passenger Rail
SEPTA opens rebuilt Fox Chase Station Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP earns top Toyota Logistics award for third-straight year Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak: Connecticut bridge projects post progress Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Florida East Coast joins AAR Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metro Transit-St. Louis approves FY2012 operating, capital budget Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Kansas university professors to study concrete ties for HSR applications Read More »

May 23

Supplier Spotlight
Updates from Invensys Rail, L.B. Foster, Alstom and Hollysys Read More »
Passenger Rail
North County Transit District receives local taxpayer 'Watchdog Award' Read More »
Mechanical
ASME releases rail vehicle safety standards Read More »
C&S
Illinois commission OKs new second track, upgrades to 14 crossings Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Rail traffic gains likely to remain ahead of GDP growth through 2011, Baird says Read More »
People
FRA's Rae named WTS 'Woman of the Year' Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
USDOT to provide $7.6 billion for transit Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
ATA: Rail's share of U.S. freight volume to fall, intermodal's to rise by 2022 Read More »

May 20

Intermodal
Logistics provider to build Brazil's largest intermodal terminal Read More »
Passenger Rail
MTA recognized for MWBE opportunities; CTA honored for 'Tracker' programs Read More »
Safety
North Carolina, Ohio agencies advance rail safety enhancement projects Read More »
Passenger Rail
MARTA awards $17.2 million streetcar contract to Siemens Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP opens yard in Wyoming Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak high-speed rail business plan to include private investors Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR weekly report: U.S. carloads rebound, Mexican carloads fall flat Read More »

May 19

Supplier Spotlight
Updates from Invensys, Miner, Wabtec, Sweco, Kahn and Parsons Brinckerhoff Read More »
Passenger Rail
SFMTA considers adding express bus service to light-rail route Read More »
Class Is
BNSF receives two Toyota logistics awards, honors chemical shippers safety efforts Read More »
Passenger Rail
GO Transit ramped up ridership, boosted on-time performance in FY2010-11 Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX to provide another $160 million for National Gateway initiative Read More »
PTC
FCC's wireless telecommunications arm seeks comments on PTC radio spectrum issues Read More »
Safety
AAR hands out annual Harriman, Hammond awards Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Amtrak pursues private investment in N.E. Corridor HSR plans Read More »

May 18

Rail Industry Trends
Canadian association pursues 'common vision' for rail's future Read More »
High-Speed Rail
High-speed rail trackwork will affect Amtrak Lincoln Service, Texas Eagle routes Read More »
Passenger Rail
MBTA meetings will review single-person train operation plans Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit's light-rail tunneling set to begin Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Senate bill would authorize more federal funding for TIGER grant program Read More »
Intermodal
FTA awards $6.7 million to build Albuquerque intermodal center Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN to boost intermodal capacity at Brampton terminal Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Rockefeller, Lautenberg draft bill to drive private transportation investments Read More »
High-Speed Rail
CHSRA signs information-exchange pact with United Kingdom Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Rockefeller, Lautenberg draft bill to drive private transportation investments Read More »

May 17

Supplier Spotlight
Updates from Alstom, Bombardier, Banyan Rail, Stantec, Advanced Transit Manufacturing and Parsons Brinckerhoff Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metrolink OKs new ticketing options Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
RailAmerica's April carloads lagged last year's pace Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Twin Cities' council, transportation advisory board release 2011 regional solicitation for projects Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Illinois bill would benefit freight system planning, Metropolis Strategies says Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metra to expand quiet cars to all lines Read More »
Intermodal
L.A.-area ports pumped up April volumes Read More »
Class Is
U.S. Class Is ramped up employment levels last month Read More »
High-Speed Rail
World Congress on High-Speed Rail to be held in Philly in 2012 Read More »

May 16

MOW
Now available: Maintenance of Way Spending Report 2011 Read More »
Class Is
KCS seeks to solidify short-line partnerships Read More »
Passenger Rail
GCRTA to open rapid transit station tomorrow Read More »
Intermodal
Intermodal equipment repair facility coming to Joliet area in fall Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Kentucky provides more than $3.1 million for short-line infrastructure projects Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Gallegly proposes bill to raise cap on Metrolink accident victim compensation Read More »
Passenger Rail
Parsons Brinckerhoff, STV joint venture wins LACMTA extension contract Read More »
Passenger Rail
Caltrain's express train service boosted April ridership Read More »
Intermodal
IANA: International container, domestic traffic gains drove up 1Q intermodal volume Read More »

May 13

Supplier Spotlight
Updates from Amsted Rail, Evraz, ISCO, AMEC and Integrated Business Read More »
Passenger Rail
APTA, ARTBA to launch transportation investment ad campaign featuring Presidents Reagan, Clinton Read More »
Class Is
NS preps for future volume growth; CSXT honors Georgia development agency Read More »
MOW
Ohio rail commission OKs three freight-rail projects Read More »
Passenger Rail
TriMet registered record ridership in April Read More »
Passenger Rail
Texas transportation agency to begin train, signal and communications tests along commuter-rail corridor Read More »
Mechanical
GE Transportation to build locomotive plant in Texas Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR: More mixed traffic results for U.S. roads in May's first week Read More »

May 12

Supplier Spotlight
Updates from Harsco, RailComm, Greenbrier, CH2M Hill, Booz Allen Hamilton and TransCore Read More »
Passenger Rail
Organizations, individuals attain honors for rail-related efforts Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Genesee & Wyoming logged more carloads in April Read More »
Class Is
NS honors chemical shippers' safety efforts, backs more storm relief efforts Read More »
Amtrak
USDOT awards Amtrak $450 million to upgrade New York-to-D.C. high-speed rail service Read More »
People
CTA installs Claypool as president Read More »
Passenger Rail
NJ Transit unveils dual-powered locomotive, advances light-rail line and adds quiet cars Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
March a lion for Transportation Services Index's growth Read More »
Passenger Rail
Amtrak ridership surged to record level in April Read More »
High-Speed Rail
More details on Amtrak's HSR grant award Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Rep. Braley urges Iowa governor to provide matching funds for HSR grant Read More »
High-Speed Rail
CH2M Hill to acquire Booz Allen Hamilton's state, local government transportation consulting division Read More »

May 11

Supplier Spotlight
Updates from Alstom, Bombardier, Axion, Harsco, Jacobs Associates and Parsons Read More »
High-Speed Rail
America 2050 praises USDOT's high-speed, intercity rail grants Read More »
Safety
Schumer: Nation needs to increase rail security funding, make Amtrak more secure Read More »
Labor
Veolia/Tri-Rail, MBCR/MBTA workers endorse contracts Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Vancouver port lands high-speed rail grant for freight access project Read More »
Passenger Rail
Capitol Corridor registers record April ridership, receives $68 million from feds for rolling stock Read More »
MOW
CN to boost capacity in Alberta corridors Read More »
Passenger Rail
Virginia rail agency ponders expansion with Amtrak, Class Is Read More »
High-Speed Rail
California legislative report: High-speed project needs better oversight, more government involvement Read More »
High-Speed Rail
More details on the Vancouver port project Read More »

May 10

Labor
Teamsters Canada MOW division OKs Ontario Northland pact; Georgia short line workers join UTU Read More »
Passenger Rail
Santa Clara VTA awards creek improvement contract Read More »
Intermodal
Long Beach port leader Steinke wins Connie Award Read More »
Labor
ATU members approve two-year contract with Twin Cities' Metro Transit Read More »
Intermodal
Cordele Intermodal Services to open Georgia terminal next month Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
San Francisco-area congressional delegation urges support for BART's 'Fleet for Future' Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR April report: U.S. carloadings fell for first time in 13 months Read More »
High-Speed Rail
USDOT's high-speed rail funding decision attracts fans, foes Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Former Florida Rail Enterprise chief joins Parsons Read More »

May 9

Supplier Spotlight
Updates from Keolis, Wabtec, FreightCar America, ARI and Parsons Brinckerhoff Read More »
MOW
Now available: Maintenance of Way Spending Report 2011 Read More »
Intermodal
Air emissions continue to plummet at L.A. port Read More »
Passenger Rail
Communitech survey shows support for Waterloo-area light-rail line Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metrolink launches 16 new trains, adds express and light-night service Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
BTS: Train border crossings climbed in 2010 Read More »
Passenger Rail
Cincinnati officials revise streetcar plan Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
California rail authority to resume freight-rail service on Northwestern Pacific line Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
APTA's Millar calls on Congress to increase transit security funding Read More »
High-Speed Rail
LaHood: HSR grants allocated to states that are 'ready to get into the high-speed rail business' Read More »
High-Speed Rail
USDOT announces new HSIPR grants Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Bombardier to supply components for new Deutsche Bahn high-speed trains Read More »

May 6

Passenger Rail
BART adds new library service for riders Read More »
Passenger Rail
Railroad passenger association awards first academic award to Penn's Vuchic Read More »
MOW
North Carolina Railroad to bolster three rail bridges Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP boosts capex budget for 2011, wins environmental award in Texas Read More »
People
Houston METRO names new police chief; WMATA elects new board members Read More »
Passenger Rail
APTA hosts national career day; Canada transit agencies organize youth summit on sustainable transportation Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR weekly report: U.S. roads closed April with mixed traffic results Read More »
People
CSXT's Spatafore wins Chafee award; Quebec-Gatineau Railway's Lewerenz wins Cyr award Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Oklahoma to study PPP approach for implementing high-speed rail Read More »

May 5

Supplier Spotlight
Updates from Ansaldo, Televant, Vossloh, Southfield Capital and KBR Read More »
C&S
North Carolina DOT to close 'redundant' crossing Read More »
People
Virginia rail agency appoints Wilson chief of public transportation Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Delaware DOT seeks public input on new state rail plan Read More »
People
Rio Grande Pacific installs Bach as president Read More »
Passenger Rail
MBTA weekday ridership surged 5 percent in March Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
BTS: Value of freight transported among NAFTA nations rose in February Read More »
Passenger Rail
LACMTA proposes 6.3 percent budget increase for FY2012 Read More »

May 4

C&S
Washington state commission approves funds for five crossing projects Read More »
Passenger Rail
MBTA puts station project out for bids Read More »
Class Is
CN provides scheduled service for potash shippers Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metrolink to launch new trains on May 9 Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
U.S. mayors want more say in federal transportation funding, survey says Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP's PRB coal train loadings on uptick in April Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
USDOT sends SunRail grant agreement to Congress for review Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Senate bill would freeze federal truck size, weight limits Read More »

May 3

Supplier Spotlight
Updates from Siemens, L.B. Foster, R.J. Corman, Parsons Brinckerhoff and Strategic Rail Read More »
Labor
Chicago South Shore, UTU ratify new contract Read More »
People
Begeman sworn in to U.S. Surface Transportation Board Read More »
Passenger Rail
Houston METRO to solicit public opinion on transit plan, rehires HR exec Read More »
Safety
ASLRRA hands out annual safety awards at San Antonio conference Read More »
Mechanical
EPA expects rail-car deliveries to reach 36,900 in 2011 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR publishes annual 'Trends' report Read More »

May 2

Supplier Spotlight
Updates from Axion, Stadler, Invensys, Kinkisharyo, Siemens, CIT Rail and Orgo-Thermit Inc. Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP wins chemical shipper's 'excellence' award; subsidiary achieves high 'SmartWay' score Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA seeks amendment to pave way for transit-oriented development Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit approves acquisition of former BNSF right of way for light-rail link Read More »
Intermodal
NS breaks ground on Memphis intermodal terminal Read More »
Labor
UTU, carriers' committee forge tentative national pact Read More »
Passenger Rail
MARTA proposes $414 operating budget, $186 million capital budget for FY2012 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
ARCI: First-quarter rail-car orders exceeded entire 2010 total Read More »
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