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Rail News: May 2012

May 31

Passenger Rail
Rail supplier updates from GE Transportation, Bombardier, Alstom, Gannett Fleming and Parsons Brinckerhoff (May 31) Read More »
C&S
Ohio utilities commission approves upgrades at three crossings Read More »
Passenger Rail
MTA completes third Queens tunnel early Read More »
People
Flynn resigns as National Labor Relations Board member Read More »
MOW
BNSF budgets $306 million for infrastructure projects in three states Read More »
Passenger Rail
Budget shortfall prompts Metrolink fare increase Read More »
Passenger Rail
Valley Metro breaks ground on light-rail extension Read More »
Canadian Pacific
Teamsters strike update: Return-to-work bill might pass muster today, CP might resume operations tomorrow Read More »
High-Speed Rail
California Senate passes bill calling for creation of statewide passenger-rail plan Read More »

May 30

Rail Industry Trends
Progressive Railroading to present webcast on European Union rail marketplace on June 8 Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA installs final 'Guarded 8' rail switch Read More »
Logistics
Chrysler honors Union Pacific Distribution Services with 'partnership' award Read More »
Financials
VIA Rail posted revenue gains in 2011 Read More »
MOW
RTA: Tie purchases accelerated in April Read More »
Passenger Rail
VTA solicits comments on proposed light-rail extension Read More »
Passenger Rail
SEPTA approves $1.3 billion operating, $303 million capital budgets for FY2013 Read More »
Labor
University of Denver introduces major covering global commerce, transportation Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NAFTA partners' surface transportation trade value reached record high in March, BTS says Read More »
High-Speed Rail
CHSRA appoints Parsons Brinckerhoff SVP Morales as new chief Read More »

May 29

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier updates from Skanska, Cubic and Michael Baker (May 29) Read More »
MOW
BNSF budgets $111 million for Montana infrastructure projects Read More »
Passenger Rail
Caltrain reviews plan to add six trains, adjust service Read More »
Passenger Rail
Canadian government, VIA officials announce funding for Winnipeg station project Read More »
People
Indiana Rail Road CEO Hoback obtains honorary degree from Rose-Hulman Institute Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
USDOT notes close call reporting system, R&D strides in rail industry Read More »
Canadian Pacific
Canada's House of Commons introduces return-to-work bill after CP-TCRC talks stall; TCRC-represented dispatchers ratify CN contract Read More »
Passenger Rail
LACMTA board OKs remainder of Westside subway extension project Read More »
High-Speed Rail
CHSRA in process of hiring new top exec Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Chicago DOT releases Union Station master plan study Read More »

May 25

Rail Industry Trends
Progressive Railroading to present webcast on European Union rail marketplace on June 8 Read More »
Passenger Rail
VIA Rail opens rehabbed Panorama Lounge at Toronto Union Station Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
New York & Ogdensburg helps transport large turbine blades to wind farm Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Rep. Reed tours Western New York & Pennsylvania, hears call for short-line tax credit extension Read More »
MOW
California Transportation Commission allocates funds for grade separation Read More »
Passenger Rail
Denver RTD to open first FasTracks rail line next spring Read More »
Passenger Rail
Chicago DOT releases Union Station master plan study Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR: Another intermodal up, carloads down week for U.S. rail traffic Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA board signs off on FY2013 budget Read More »
High-Speed Rail
UP set to pre-qualify bidders for Illinois HSR Tier 2 bid package Read More »

May 24

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier updates from GE Transportation, Siemens, Wabtec, GATX, RailComm and Parsons Brinckerhoff (May 24) Read More »
Passenger Rail
New York MTA signs off on agreements for taxi service at Long Island Rail Road stations Read More »
C&S
Ohio public utilities commission approves upgrades to five crossings Read More »
Intermodal
Georgia ports reached high cargo, auto volume marks in April Read More »
MOW
SEPTA completes Ryers Station renovation Read More »
Passenger Rail
GO Transit marks 45th anniversary Read More »
MOW
BNSF to maintain track, boost rail capacity in two states Read More »
Canadian Pacific
CP to lay off more than 3,000 workers due to Teamsters strike Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Progressive Railroading to present webcast on European Union rail marketplace on June 8 Read More »

May 23

MOW
Elevator, escalator maintenance efforts paying off, NYCT says Read More »
Safety
AAR names numerous haz-mat safety award winners for 2011 Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
RailAmerica's board ponders potential sale Read More »
Passenger Rail
Federal, state officials kick off Eads Bridge project in St. Louis Read More »
Passenger Rail
Canada, Ontario to support preliminary engineering study for commuter-rail link Read More »
Labor
U.S. Class I workforce expanded in April, STB says Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Rogoff signs $745.2 million grant agreement for TriMet's Portland-Milwaukie light-rail project Read More »
Canadian Pacific
Teamsters Canada Rail Conference launches strike at CP Read More »

May 22

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier updates from Bechtel, AECOM, Trinity and International Logistics (May 22) Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FRA should require railroads to cover debris-carrying cars, Schumer says Read More »
Passenger Rail
Long Island Rail Road budgets $211.5 million for mainline infrastructure projects Read More »
Intermodal
Georgia ports support jobs and state's economy, college study shows Read More »
Intermodal
L.A. port pumped up volume in April Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
STB authorizes R.J. Corman to build Pennsylvania line Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metro Transit-St. Louis, BART to implement fare increases Read More »

May 21

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier updates from Alstom, Bourque Logistics, Traktionssysteme and OPW (May 21) Read More »
Safety
CN honors 109 chemical shippers' safety efforts Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Iowa Pacific to operate Santa Cruz branch line Read More »
People
Sound Transit Deputy CEO Kupersmith to retire Read More »
Passenger Rail
USDOT awards $85 million in New Starts funds to Portland-to-Milwaukie line Read More »
Safety
CSX presents 'Partnershipping' award to Montgomery chamber of commerce Read More »
Canadian Pacific
Teamsters Canada Rail Conference issues 72-hour strike notice to CP Read More »

May 18

Passenger Rail
LIRR to prohibit alcohol on weekends Read More »
Safety
PUCO OKs Wheeling & Lake Erie plan to upgrade crossing Read More »
Passenger Rail
TransLink to solicit public input on North Shore Transit Plan Read More »
Class Is
CSX's wellness programs recognized by northeast Florida group Read More »
Passenger Rail
PANYNJ to hire new security officer, centralize security operations Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Central Manitoba Railway wins Canadian rail association's marketing award Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR: U.S. traffic follows intermodal up, carloads down trend Read More »
Canadian Pacific
CP installs Tobias as interim CEO, Paquin as acting chair Read More »
High-Speed Rail
North Carolina, Virginia transportation agencies hand over SEHSR recommendation report to FRA Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Parsons Brinckerhoff to provide design services for U.K.'s HS2 Read More »

May 17

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier updates from CalAmp, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Bombardier and Gannett Fleming (May 17) Read More »
Class Is
UP honors North Platte with Train Town USA membership Read More »
People
SBA recognizes MTA's diversity officer Read More »
Intermodal
Long Beach port registers traffic dip in April Read More »
People
NCTD names Zoll chief of security Read More »
Passenger Rail
Ontario government to offer GO Transit service guarantee Read More »
Passenger Rail
Charlotte transit agency signs Blue Line extension agreements with North Carolina Railroad, NS Read More »
Canadian Pacific
CP's Green resigns in advance of shareholder meeting Read More »

May 16

Canadian National Railway - CN
CN's Mongeau: Business agenda is shaped by Class I's standards, values Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA opens first 'bike-and-ride' facility Read More »
Passenger Rail
Ramsey County rail authority set to begin negotiations for Union Depot property management, bicycle center Read More »
People
TTCI appoints Irani, Florom and Sherer to VP posts Read More »
Passenger Rail
TriMet posts April ridership gains in all modes Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit's light-rail tunnels reach downtown Seattle Read More »
MOW
BNSF details capital spending plans for Kansas, Missouri Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Volatile gas prices drive Americans to ride trains, buses, study says Read More »

May 15

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier updates from L.B. Foster, Bombardier, Alstom, RailTerm, TUV Rheinland, SourceOne and Cubic (May 15) Read More »
People
Kuk succeeds Laman as Indiana port's director Read More »
Passenger Rail
Central Corridor light-rail project reaches halfway mark Read More »
Passenger Rail
NYCT completes Far Rockaway-Mott Avenue Station rehab project Read More »
Intermodal
Long Beach port kicks off Middle Harbor modernization project Read More »
High-Speed Rail
New England passenger-rail agency adds station platforms for Downeaster expansion Read More »
Passenger Rail
Rail Runner adds express train, other amenities; implements fare increase Read More »

May 14

Short Lines & Regionals
Ohio commission approves bridge repairs, line rehabilitation work Read More »
Labor
Idaho short-line workers ratified new contract, BLET says Read More »
Passenger Rail
GO Transit to operate weekend service along Barrie corridor Read More »
MOW
CSX, Amtrak and NYSDOT need to include pedestrian path in rail bridge plans, Sen. Schumer says Read More »
People
Hursh to succeed Smith as VTA's COO Read More »
Class Is
Domestic coal decline isn't hampering railroads' earnings, Paragon Report says Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak revamps operations to strengthen performance, service Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA board to consider $2.3 billion budget for FY2013 Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Japan-U.S. partnership seeks to launch 220 mph rail service serving Dallas, Houston Read More »
High-Speed Rail
New England passenger-rail agency adds station platforms for Downeaster expansion Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Amtrak revamps operations to strengthen performance, service Read More »

May 11

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier updates from Invensys, Ricardo, Bombardier, RailComm, RailTerm, Auto Truck and Cubic (May 11) Read More »
C&S
Ohio commission approves NS crossing upgrade Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Transportation Services Index slipped in March Read More »
MOW
California commission OKs funds for grade separation project Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
USDOT announces $15.8 million grant to eliminate rail bottleneck in Detroit Read More »
Mechanical
BART's board approves Bombardier car contract Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR reports carload drop in week 18; RailAmerica and GWI report carload declines in April Read More »
Passenger Rail
PANYNJ, local board award Moynihan Station contract to Skanska Read More »

May 10

Passenger Rail
Amtrak launches eTicketing service for Heartland Flyer passengers Read More »
Labor
Colorado, Texas short-line workers ratify new contracts Read More »
Passenger Rail
GO Transit to add weekday rush-hour rides Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP loads fewer coal trains in April, wins Lowe's top carrier award Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF increased revenue, income in Q1 Read More »
Passenger Rail
NJ Transit posts gains in rider satisfaction Read More »
Passenger Rail
LACMTA proposes 8 percent budget increase for FY2013 Read More »
PTC
USDOT revises PTC implementation regulations Read More »
High-Speed Rail
USDOT, Michigan approve funding for West Detroit connector track project Read More »

May 9

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier updates from Axion, FreightCar America and Plasser (May 9) Read More »
Intermodal
Pacer and CSXT, Schneider National and BNSF renew intermodal pacts Read More »
Passenger Rail
LaHood, UTA officials to launch construction on Sugar House Streetcar Read More »
Intermodal
Domestic container volume surged in Q1, IANA says Read More »
Passenger Rail
HART CEO proposes 7 percent budget cut Read More »
M&A
SteelRiver to acquire Patriot Rail; Metrolink's Fenton to succeed Marino as CEO Read More »
Safety
AAR names winners of E.H. Harriman, Harold F. Hammond safety awards Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Boxer, Mica call on conference committee to forge agreement on transportation bill Read More »
High-Speed Rail
STB: Michigan DOT does not need approval to acquire NS line Read More »

May 8

Supplier Spotlight
May 8: Updates from Ansaldo, Osmose and Norgren Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
OneRail Coalition to brief congressional staffers on rail industry's infrastructure investment Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
STB proposes new demurrage liability rule Read More »
Logistics
Iowa Holdings teams up with Rail Logistics to better manage refrigerated car fleet Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
IDOT unveils new multi-modal transportation program Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Shift away from coal as power plant feedstock is in play, Fitch Ratings says Read More »
People
CN, KCS make top management changes Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA registers performance improvements in first quarter Read More »

May 7

Supplier Spotlight
May 7: Updates from ARS, Lilee Systems, Koppers, Stella-Jones and CTLGroup Read More »
People
Chicago South Shore & South Bend appoints CMO, superintendent Read More »
Passenger Rail
Rogoff helps dedicate new Massachusetts intermodal center Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Crosstex Energy to boost capacity at Louisiana crude oil transload facility Read More »
Class Is
Three Class Is make jobseeker web site's list of top military employers Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
USDOT signs off on Oklahoma DOT's TIGER III grant for track upgrades Read More »
Passenger Rail
Caltrain board OKs regional pact for electrification Read More »
Passenger Rail
Fare increase to take effect tomorrow on Capitol Corridor Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Midwestern states to study options for congestion relief, faster trains between Chicago and Detroit Read More »

May 4

Supplier Spotlight
May 4: Updates from Veolia, Skanska Koch, Modjeski and Masters, RMI, TUV Rheinland and NRC Read More »
People
NARP presents Golden Spike Award to Sen. Inouye Read More »
Shippers
The Andersons acquires Iowa ethanol facility Read More »
Class Is
Bartlett Grain to build KCSR-served facility in Illinois Read More »
Passenger Rail
LaHood makes another pitch for 'Buy America' Read More »
Passenger Rail
SMART completes bond sale to fund new commuter-rail service Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
CTA boosts price index component of CN's, CP's grain revenue cap Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR: U.S. coal volume sagged to lowest year-over-year percentage drop last month Read More »
High-Speed Rail
CHSRA board approves final environmental documents for Merced-Fresno corridor Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Caltrain signs off on electrification MOU Read More »

May 3

C&S
Ohio grade crossing upgrades advance, Illinois grade separation remains under study Read More »
People
DART, Metra and PANYNJ announce personnel changes Read More »
Intermodal
Tacoma port crafts 10-year plan Read More »
Passenger Rail
San Francisco officials OK key resolutions to advance Central Subway project Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Surface transportation trade value shot up in February, BTS says Read More »
Passenger Rail
Caltrain board to consider dipping into 'one-time funds' to address fiscal crunch Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metrolink to solicit public input on proposed fare hike Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
NS begins to build new Charlotte intermodal terminal Read More »

May 2

Supplier Spotlight
May 2: Updates from Whitmore, GATX, Parsons Brinckerhoff and AllTranstek Read More »
Kansas City Southern
KCSR wins ACC's 'responsible partner' award Read More »
People
Maryland Transportation Secretary Swaim-Staley to resign Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Patriot Rail subsidiary to serve Arizona industrial park Read More »
Passenger Rail
MBTA, DHS to test bioterrorism sensors Read More »
MOW
BNSF budgets $202 million for Nebraska projects, helps launch California trackwork Read More »
Passenger Rail
Valley Metro solicits public opinion on recommended light-rail, transit extension Read More »
Mechanical
EPA: After Q1, rail-car delivery projection remains at 58,000 units for 2012 Read More »

May 1

Supplier Spotlight
May 1: Updates from MAC Products, Wabtec, Koppers, Axion Power and The Andersons Read More »
Financials
GWI reports Q1 results, announces NS line lease in Alabama Read More »
Class Is
Baltimore mayor urges CSXT to build intermodal facility in city; NS locomotive shop workers set safety record Read More »
MOW
RTA: Tie purchases plummeted, production climbed in March Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak unveils plan for fleet replacement Read More »
Passenger Rail
CTA opens first new 'L' station in 18 years Read More »
Mechanical
Project Green Fleet seeks railroads interested in applying for EPA grants Read More »
Passenger Rail
Pittsburgh port authority weighs fare hike, service and staff cuts Read More »
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