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Rail News: May 2017

May 31

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

May 30

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

May 26

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

May 25

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

May 24

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

May 23

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

May 22

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

May 19

Short Lines & Regionals
U.S. Rep. Womack visits Arkansas River Bridge Read More »
People
CAGTC re-elects board directors Read More »
Passenger Rail
Chao won't OK Caltrain electrification funding just yet Read More »
Amtrak
Washington DOT to unveil Amtrak Cascades locomotive Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP slots $41 million for Wyoming infrastructure projects Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Senators reintroduce infrastructure investment bill; APTA calls for federal support for transit Read More »
Shippers
M. Holland opens new rail-served terminal in Mexico Read More »
Mechanical
Valley Metro contracts with Siemens, Brookville for new rail fleet Read More »

May 18

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

May 17

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from ANGI, Snap-on, RailTerm, CSiT, Yusen and AECOM (May 17) Read More »
Passenger Rail
MARTA begins work on Chamblee Station TOD project Read More »
People
LRIW solicits board nominations Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP slates $48 million for 2017 capex in Utah Read More »
Mechanical
Sound Transit, Siemens finalize order for 30 light-rail vehicles Read More »
Kansas City Southern
KCS slates rail line projects in five states Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metra breaks ground on Romeoville station Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Canada proposes mandatory inward-facing cameras in locomotives Read More »

May 16

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

May 15

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

May 12

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

May 11

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

May 10

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

May 9

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

May 8

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

May 5

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

May 4

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

May 3

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

May 2

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

May 1

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