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Rail News: May 2017

May 31

GO Transit celebrates 50 years AASHTO: Some FASTLANE grant awards to be revealed 'soon' TransLink, Vancouver panel call for transit expansion funding UP to spend $85 million on Illinois infrastructure HNTB to wrap up Chicago-Columbus rail line study this year U.S. Sen. Baldwin introduces rail shipper 'fairness' bill Amtrak announces summer service changes L.A. Metro OKs $6.1 billion budget for FY2018

May 30

Rail supplier news from GE, Arrows Up, Direct ChassisLink, AllTranstek and Strato (May 30) BNSF honors 117 shippers for hazmat product safety MTA Staten Island Railway appoints Librera VP, chief officer CN, Teamsters agree to tentative pact for conductors, yard workers CATS tests catenary on Blue Line light-rail extension KCS appoints four new board directors Metra nets $20 million in federal funds for PTC implementation G&W's Hellmann named board chairman

May 26

House passes bill to reduce pesticide-use regulations STB requests budget increase for FY2018 Brightline offers first look at West Palm Beach station MBTA's fiscal control board to serve for two more years Twin Eagle to expand Permian Rail Park Amtrak, NJ Transit routes qualify for federal PTC funds Sound Transit, L.A. Metro CEOs blast Trump's transit funding cuts Amtrak designates master developer for Chicago Union Station project

May 25

Odyssey opens metals transload facility in Illinois NJ Transit to lower some commuter-rail fares during Penn Station work Rail traffic growth trend continues in U.S., Canada UP budgets $49 million for Missouri rail improvements Metra to install inward-facing cameras LRIW opens nominations for 'Outstanding Woman of the Year' OLI awards grants for grade-crossing safety campaigns AAPA: Ports concerned about Trump's proposed funding cuts

May 24

Rail supplier news from Luminator, Strato, Arrows Up, Goldschmidt Thermit and IPS Cranes (May 24) MBTA issues final RFP for Green Line light-rail extension Port of Seattle OKs funds for grade crossing separation EPA, BNSF reach agreement on uranium mine site cleanup KCS announces speed increase in Louisiana Cuomo unveils 'aggressive action plan' for Penn Station Broward County panel OKs Port Everglades expansion APTA decries Trump's budget cuts to transit programs

May 23

Honolulu agency to install pedestrian bridge at West Loch rail station SFMTA completes new platform at Balboa Park Station Watco opens safety training center in Alabama MTA issues RFP for next round of subway station projects BNSF to serve American PetroLog's new Texas terminal Orange County panel OKs grant application for streetcar project Attorneys general seek tighter crude-by-rail standards FTA approves funding of Caltrain electrification

May 22

Rail supplier news from Wabtec, Rockwell Collins, Greenbrier, Urban Engineers, Holland and Road & Rail (May 22) WMATA gears up for final SafeTrack repair project Legislation would reauthorize FEMA Port Manatee, Guatemala seek to grow trade STB: Class I employment dipped in April NJ Transit board OKs contract for Portal Bridge replacement work Cuomo asks Trump for emergency funds for Penn Station Ontario advances Toronto-Windsor high-speed rail line

May 19

U.S. Rep. Womack visits Arkansas River Bridge CAGTC re-elects board directors Chao won't OK Caltrain electrification funding just yet Washington DOT to unveil Amtrak Cascades locomotive UP slots $41 million for Wyoming infrastructure projects Senators reintroduce infrastructure investment bill; APTA calls for federal support for transit M. Holland opens new rail-served terminal in Mexico Valley Metro contracts with Siemens, Brookville for new rail fleet

May 18

Portland Streetcar resumes regular service after track work South Shore Line adjusts station plans for West Lake Corridor project OLI names new board members AAR: U.S. rail traffic up 5.7 percent in Week 19 KC Streetcar picks HDR team to study proposed extension Rosen named USDOT's deputy secretary MBTA marks completion of privately funded commuter-rail station CP, CN react to Canada's proposed Transportation Modernization Act

May 17

Rail supplier news from ANGI, Snap-on, RailTerm, CSiT, Yusen and AECOM (May 17) MARTA begins work on Chamblee Station TOD project LRIW solicits board nominations UP slates $48 million for 2017 capex in Utah Sound Transit, Siemens finalize order for 30 light-rail vehicles KCS slates rail line projects in five states Metra breaks ground on Romeoville station Canada proposes mandatory inward-facing cameras in locomotives

May 16

CAGTC calls for federal investment in freight movement Sound Transit slates meeting on Redmond light-rail extension Caltrain mulls fare hike to cover rising operations costs Cemex to build rail terminal in Southern California MBTA's fiscal board OKs contract to rehab rail-car facility BNSF appeals environmental review of proposed coal terminal MTA unveils plan to improve New York City subway Trump's infrastructure plan will be unveiled in weeks, Chao says

May 15

L.A. Metro marks fifth anniversary of Expo Line WMATA preps for fare hikes, rail service cuts BLET, Indiana & Ohio agree to tentative contract Detroit's QLINE streetcar opens CN's Ruest named to International Maritime Hall of Fame California Gov. Brown asks for Trump's help on high-speed rail project CP, TCRC-MWED agree to five-year pact Metrolinx inks 'safety net' rail-car order with Alstom

May 12

U.S. Rep. Marshall tours Dymax Rail plant in Kansas VIA Rail logged ridership, revenue gains in 2016 Maryland Transit Administration announces fare hike UP slates $41 million in capex for Oklahoma Middle Tennessee RTA breaks ground on new Music City Star station WisDOT provides $2.6 million loan for co-op's freight-rail project Port of Virginia marks arrival of East Coast's largest cargo ship Amtrak to seek private developer to manage Penn Station

May 11

Rail supplier news from Duos Technologies, Bombardier, Alstom and Predikto (May 11) Caltrain rolls out website to gather input on electric train design U.S. railroads post 4.6 percent traffic gain in Week 18 UP kicks off celebration of transcontinental railroad history Siemens ships two more Brightline trains Sens. Thune, Nelson receive first Railroad Achievement Award Hoosier State service logged ridership, revenue growth in April Norfolk Southern's Squires touts strategic plan achievements

May 10

Survey: San Joaquin Valley residents back high-speed rail project Metra breaks ground on Healy Station renovation project Forbes names Amtrak to 'Best Employers 2017' list CN to help fund Waverley Underpass project NYCT gears up for N line track upgrades New inland port under construction on U.S.-Canada border Metrolinx, Infrastructure Ontario issue RFQ for Rutherford Station upgrades NRF: Retail imports expected to grow through summer

May 9

Rail supplier news from Kiewit/Kobayashi, The Andersons, TranSystems and Hanson; and in memoriam: Benjamin Whiteley (May 9) Ohio panel OKs NS, CSX grade crossing projects BLET marks 154th anniversary UP announces Kansas infrastructure projects MBTA to prep test track for new Red Line subway cars Mega vessel arrives at GCT Deltaport terminal WSP Parsons Brinckheroff selected for LaGuardia AirTrain project RFP issued for Cross Harbor Freight Movement Project

May 8

LIRR preps to renew William Floyd Parkway crossing Kansas City Streetcar marks first anniversary, surpasses 2 million rides Freight-car demand remains flat, report says Valley Metro to break ground on Tempe Streetcar in June Cando Rail opens terminal in British Columbia Santa Clara VTA gears up for new light-rail route AASHTO, NRC highlight rail benefits under omnibus bill BNSF posts higher Q1 revenue, income

May 5

Rail supplier news from Tutor Perini, Greenbrier, Schneider, Yusen and Tealinc (May 5) Texas short line honored for community involvement Connecticut DOT picks team to study New Haven Line improvements Floods, landslide interrupt Amtrak, freight-rail service Sound Transit nets $100 million in federal funds for light-rail extension BART to issue 'green' bonds to fund rail infrastructure improvements G&W announces 'weaker than expected' Q1 results NEC panel identifies $38 billion backlog of repair projects

May 4

CTA seeks input on Red Line TOD plan TransLink ridership grew in first quarter CSX named to magazine's 'best citizens' list San Diego MTS taps Curran to oversee field security U.S. railroad traffic rose 5.2 percent in April G&W acquires Pentalver Transport Caltrain electrification funding included in House bill IANA: Intermodal volume up 2 percent in Q1

May 3

Rocky Mountaineer honored as one of Canada's top employers MBTA to offer free trips to boost Fairmount Line ridership BART aims to increase renewable energy usage RTA: Crosstie production, purchases up in March TWU names Samuelsen international president Canadian Pacific, K+S Potash open mine site Great Lakes Basin files plans to build new railroad, proposes new highway NS to implement train crew management software

May 2

Rail supplier news from IONX, Greenbrier, Alstom, PowerRail and NRC (May 2) NJ Transit seeks input on Hudson-Bergen light-rail expansion NYCT to perform repairs in preparation for Canarsie Tunnel closure Aberdeen & Rockfish to turn 125 in June Feds OK $50 million for Orange County Streetcar Indiana Harbor Belt receives locomotive engine systems for CNG program Toyota honors UP for customer service, continuous improvement APTA: Appropriations bill would help transit

May 1

VIA Rail unveils sustainability report MassDOT unveils environmental assessment for South Station expansion Transport Canada begins Rail Safety Act review, seeks grant applicants WMATA tests for stray electrical current on Red Line segment ARCI: Car orders, deliveries down in Q1 CP, Canadian Tire unveil 60-foot intermodal container STB: Class I employment rose slightly in March PANYNJ authorizes funds for PATH extension to Newark airport << Previous Next >>
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