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Rail News: May 2015

May 29

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier updates from Lilee, GREX, Siemens, Bombardier, Gannett Fleming and Parsons Brinckerhoff (May 29) Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Reading & Northern questions Pennsylvania rail authority's no-bid contract Read More »
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Amtrak
Amtrak derailment to be subject of committee hearing Read More »
People
ASLRRA names Keeney VP of membership, exhibit services Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit logs first-quarter rail ridership growth Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
FRA issues RRIF loan to Arkansas & Missouri Railroad Read More »
Passenger Rail
All Aboard Florida forecasts 5.3 million riders by 2020 Read More »
Passenger Rail
SEPTA OKs $154 million locomotive purchase Read More »

May 28

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier updates from Alcatel-Lucent, Duos Technologies, Vossloh, GATX and Parsons (May 28) Read More »
Intermodal
Port of Muskogee to seek TIGER VII funds for rail project Read More »
Passenger Rail
Maryland Transit Administration announces state-mandated fare hikes Read More »
Safety
Transportation Research Board seeks proposals for IDEA program Read More »
Passenger Rail
Rail Runner anticipates opening never-used Zia rail station Read More »
Security
WMATA police arrest man for threats against stations, vehicles Read More »
Class Is
U.S. intermodal volume up, carload traffic down in Week No. 20 Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
STB releases environmental document for proposed Utah rail line Read More »
Security
New York City Transit lines delayed due to copper cable theft Read More »

May 27

Passenger Rail
Quicken Loans to name Detroit streetcar; Cincinnati advances streetcar construction Read More »
Passenger Rail
Refurbished MBTA Green Line trolleys back in service Read More »
Passenger Rail
Santa Cruz agency eyes new passenger-rail service Read More »
People
Longtime rail industry expert John Marino dies Read More »
Labor
West Coast port officials praise longshoremen contract ratification vote Read More »
Kansas City Southern
KCSR to bump up speed in some Laredo Subdivision locations Read More »
Passenger Rail
RTD OKs first fare hike in five years Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak to install locomotive cameras to monitor engineers Read More »

May 26

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier updates from Protran, RailPros, Pandrol, RailComm, and Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam (May 26) Read More »
Passenger Rail
Tucson streetcar line marks millionth passenger Read More »
Logistics
Twin Eagle frac sand unit train lands at Mission Rail Read More »
Passenger Rail
Massachusetts lawmakers OK MBTA fiscal control board Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
Norfolk Southern shifts executives' intermodal duties Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Texas lawmaker fails in bid to end Dallas-to-Houston rail proposal Read More »
Passenger Rail
Ontario pledges $1 billion for new light-rail line in Hamilton Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Congress passes brief extension of highway, transit funding Read More »

May 22

Passenger Rail
CATS, Balfour Beatty to host program for small firms interested in federal contracts Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
PennDOT seeks public comments on long-term transportation plan Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP trains emergency responders in crude-by-rail safety tactics Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Alaska Railroad's Freight Shed renovation earns LEED designation Read More »
Passenger Rail
Twin Cities' Metropolitan Council unveils environmental statement for Green Line Extension Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Denham debuts bill to streamline environmental review Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Watco to acquire two west Texas short lines Read More »
Amtrak
FRA to address speed concerns on all passenger-rail corridors Read More »

May 21

Class Is
Class Is recognized for hiring military veterans Read More »
Passenger Rail
Seattle Streetcar tests battery-powered vehicles on First Hill Extension Read More »
Safety
Grade crossing upgrades advance in Ohio Read More »
Passenger Rail
Caltrain workshop focuses on new electric train cars Read More »
People
CSX's DeSimone receives AAR award for hazardous material safety Read More »
Passenger Rail
NYCT unveils plan to address overcrowded subways Read More »
Amtrak
Investigators examining Amtrak engineer's cell phone records Read More »
Class Is
AAR: Crude-oil traffic slows in first-quarter 2015 Read More »

May 20

High-Speed Rail
California High-Speed Rail Authority names Chechourka media manager, appoints Curtin to board Read More »
Intermodal
Prince Rupert Port Authority marks end of corridor construction Read More »
Passenger Rail
Caltrans invites public comment on strategic transportation plan Read More »
Amtrak
Senator proposes increasing cap on Amtrak crash victims' compensation Read More »
Passenger Rail
Portland Streetcar weighs fare hike Read More »
Safety
Pennsylvania Gov. Wolf asks CSX, NS to act on crude-by-rail safety Read More »
Passenger Rail
CTA plots major track reconfiguration for Brown Line Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
APTA: MAP-21 extension bill falls short of infrastructure needs Read More »

May 19

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Duos Technologies and STV (May 19) Read More »
People
Belt Railway appoints Ferguson to engineering post Read More »
Passenger Rail
Houston transit agency to seek funds for proposed transit-rail lines Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
FECR launches shipment tracking portal Read More »
Safety
Tesoro to update tank cars to exceed new USDOT safety rule Read More »
Passenger Rail
San Francisco MTA completes Muni subway entrance Read More »
BNSF Railway
Customer concerns prompt BNSF to withdraw plan to buy tank cars Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak must improve safety on Northeast Corridor, FRA says Read More »

May 18

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier updates from RailComm, Miller Electric, MagneGas and AECOM (May 18) Read More »
Passenger Rail
CTA taps local technology group to test Ventra ticketing app Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
STB to launch rulemaking proceedings for on-time performance Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX CFO reviews 2015 volume, earnings expectations Read More »
Passenger Rail
LACMTA begins work on final underground station for Crenshaw line Read More »
Passenger Rail
TriMet's new line carries first passengers Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
STB OKs Norfolk Southern's acquisition of Delaware & Hudson lines Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak restores service on Northeast Corridor; Shuster to hold hearing Read More »

May 15

Short Lines & Regionals
West Texas airpark to undergo rail expansion Read More »
Passenger Rail
VRE premieres mobile ticketing app Read More »
Passenger Rail
VIA Rail logged 3.7 percent revenue increase in 2014 Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Bill would extend highway, transit funding law until July Read More »
Passenger Rail
Lax cleaning practices in NYC subways pose safety risk, audit finds Read More »
Passenger Rail
Virginia Beach council OKs light-rail extension Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
Norfolk Southern names Shaw to succeed Seale as CMO Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak was close to turning on PTC, Boardman says Read More »

May 14

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier updates from Tutor Perini, Appalachian Rail, Sasser Family, SMBC Rail and NRC (May 14) Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
Hyundai GLOVIS honors UP for superior service Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Staggers Act was catalyst that revitalized rail, AAR's Hamberger testifies Read More »
Passenger Rail
LACMTA proposes $5.56 billion budget for FY2016 Read More »
Class Is
U.S. railroads' intermodal volume exceeds carload traffic in week 18 Read More »
Passenger Rail
Officials break ground at New Balance-funded MBTA rail station Read More »
Passenger Rail
All Aboard Florida taps Archer Western for rail infrastructure improvements Read More »
Amtrak
NTSB: PTC would have prevented Amtrak train derailment Read More »

May 13

Kansas City Southern
KCS charts 2015 projects for Missouri rail line Read More »
Passenger Rail
Utah Transit Authority seeks feedback on Ogden transit options Read More »
Passenger Rail
Gold Line Foothill light-rail operations facility nearing completion Read More »
Passenger Rail
Orange County moving ahead with streetcar plans Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
Former UP chair, executive Evans dies at 94 Read More »
Passenger Rail
Houston set to open two new light-rail routes next week Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metro-North is improving, but work remains, Giulietti says Read More »
Amtrak
NTSB investigating fatal Amtrak derailment near Philadelphia Read More »

May 12

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier updates from Gateway Rail, Alstom, CDM Smith, Harsco and Maintenance Design (May 12) Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
Athabasca Minerals to purchase CN-served transloading terminal Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sacramento Regional Transit District readies new light-rail tracks for testing Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
NS recognizes customers for safe handling of chemicals Read More »
Passenger Rail
NCDOT kicks off Raleigh Union Station construction Read More »
People
Mass. Gov. Baker swaps out five MassDOT board members Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
USDOT's Foxx warns state transportation leaders of federal funding expiration Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX opens new intermodal terminal in Quebec Read More »

May 11

Supplier Spotlight
Thermaldyne to build facility in USA Rail Terminal park Read More »
Passenger Rail
MBTA releases data used in Baker report Read More »
Passenger Rail
CHSRA awards more than $17 million to small businesses in 2Q Read More »
Intermodal
Imports settle down after surge to clear West Coast backlog, NRF says Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
NCDOT OKs lease with Iowa Pacific for Piedmont & Northern line Read More »
Passenger Rail
MTA's Prendergast asks NYC to contribute more to capital expenses Read More »
Passenger Rail
Caltrain logs record ridership in latest passenger count Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
STB hearings to address grain rates, rail revenue adequacy Read More »

May 8

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier updates from Greenbrier, Bombardier, Amsted RPS, Jacobs Engineering and RailComm (May 8) Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
'Infrastructure Week' to highlight need for long-term investments Read More »
Shippers
Rail-shipper groups urge Senate to return Elliott to STB Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metra nabs safety award; Metrolinx named a 'top employer' for young people Read More »
Passenger Rail
Report advocates for new light-rail lines in Maryland Read More »
Intermodal
ShipCarsNow, Ready Auto Transport form multimodal alliance Read More »
PTC
New law allows Alaska Railroad to issue bonds to cover PTC costs Read More »
Passenger Rail
MBTA, Keolis, unions agree to implement close-call reporting system Read More »

May 7

Safety
Inaugural Industrial Railway Conference held in Alberta Read More »
MOW
UP charts $102 million in Nebraska rail infrastructure improvements Read More »
Mechanical
Caltrain to add extra cars to trains Read More »
Class Is
U.S. intermodal traffic continues growth pattern in Week 17 Read More »
Passenger Rail
Developer chosen for TOD along FasTracks line Read More »
People
Sound Transit CEO Earl to retire in early 2016 Read More »
People
AAR recognizes Sen. Ayotte, CSX's Kuthiala with Chafee environmental awards Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metra ready to open half of Ravenswood Station Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF crude train derails in N.D.; senators call on Foxx to issue emergency order Read More »

May 6

Passenger Rail
VIA Rail expands service to Toronto airport Read More »
Passenger Rail
PANYNJ slates trans-Hudson infrastructure webcast Read More »
Passenger Rail
TriMet introduces new quiet zone in Milwaukie Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF to serve East Valley Industrial's new logistics hub in Williston Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
EIA: Rail delivered 52 percent of East Coast refinery supply in February Read More »
Intermodal
IANA: Domestic containers behind first-quarter intermodal growth Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Sens. Hoeven, Wyden debut bill aimed at boosting infrastructure investment Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN details $2.7 billion capital investment plan for 2015 Read More »

May 5

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier updates from Tutor Perini, FreightCar America, Bombardier, Alstom and Dewberry (May 5) Read More »
Passenger Rail
BART schedules 'telephone town hall' meeting for FY2016 budget Read More »
MOW
UP unveils plans to upgrade infrastructure in four states Read More »
Intermodal
Port projects under public scrutiny in Florida, British Columbia Read More »
Passenger Rail
Chicago's RTA announces funds for transit improvement projects Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX honors 70 chemical shippers' safety efforts Read More »
Passenger Rail
USDOT's Dorval Carter Jr. to become CTA's president Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF drove up income, drove down operating ratio in 1Q Read More »

May 4

Passenger Rail
Illinois DOT maps out 'listening tour' Read More »
Passenger Rail
Atlanta Streetcar leader to leave post Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP sells land slated for transit-oriented development Read More »
Amtrak
National Council on Disability report critical of Amtrak's lack of accessibility Read More »
People
CP names Erceg new CFO Read More »
Passenger Rail
Denver RTD's 'R Line' more than half complete Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Rep. Norcross calls for new law to regulate hazmat materials by rail Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
USDOT releases final rule on crude-by-rail safety, joins Transport Canada in introducing new tank-car class Read More »

May 1

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Alstom, CIT, Industry-Railway Suppliers, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Kelso and OPW (May 1) Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Sen. Durbin: House passenger rail bill needs drastic modifications Read More »
MOW
Delta Regional Authority to fund rail spur construction in Arkansas Read More »
Passenger Rail
Santa Clara VTA plots $166 million in capex for 2016-17 Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metrolink slashes fares on Antelope Valley Line Read More »
C&S
UP maps out $119 million in Illinois capex projects; conducts first-responder training Read More »
Passenger Rail
Port Authority authorizes study of AirTrain Newark replacement Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Senators propose fee for use of older tank cars Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
USDOT releases final rule on crude-by-rail safety, joins Transport Canada in introducing new tank-car class Read More »
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