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Rail News: May 2019

May 31

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news Alstom, WPA, BGL, A. Stucki and J.B. Hunt (May 31) Read More »
Passenger Rail
LA Metro installs interactive information screens on Blue Line Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP's 2018 'Building America' report addresses cybersecurity Read More »
People
Valley Metro names Hillyard chief administrative officer Read More »
Intermodal
Louisiana commits funds to improve rail access at Port of Greater Baton Rouge Read More »
Canadian Pacific
CP to serve as Yang Ming's Canadian rail carrier Read More »
People
Louisville & Indiana promotes Kramer to VP Read More »
Passenger Rail
Canada Infrastructure Bank to invest up to CA$2B in GO Transit expansion Read More »

May 30

Passenger Rail
TransLink survey shows support for Surrey Langley SkyTrain Read More »
Intermodal
Savannah port, St. Louis Regional Freightway partner to offer lower-cost rail service Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX to speed up trains on Alabama-Georgia line Read More »
Passenger Rail
LA Metro completes southern Blue Line upgrades Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. rail carload, intermodal traffic fell in Week 21 Read More »
Passenger Rail
Amtrak slates $72 million in station improvements for 2019 Read More »
MOW
CREATE partners complete BNSF Western Avenue Corridor project Read More »
PTC
FRA: Railroads made significant PTC progress in Q1 Read More »

May 29

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Allied Track Services, Alstom, McMillen Jacobs, Encore Rail, Pettibone and Clarendon (May 29) Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Canada's railways endorse locomotive video, voice recorder regs Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
San Gabriel trench named transportation project of the year Read More »
Security
BART police combat cellphone theft, opioid overdoses Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
STB: Class I employment level fell in April Read More »
MOW
CTA begins tie replacement on Green and Pink lines Read More »
CSX Transportation
Lonegro departs CSX; Boone named interim CFO Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN, Hutchison Ports to develop new container terminal Read More »

May 28

Passenger Rail
TransLink to install trip planning kiosks at SkyTrain stations Read More »
Passenger Rail
VIA Rail reports record ridership during Victoria Day Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
APTA praises THUD's 2020 funding levels for transit, passenger rail Read More »
Passenger Rail
LA Metro extends homeless outreach services Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
AAR, Class Is urge Congress to pass new North American trade pact Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN recognized for supply chain contributions Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit advances light-rail extension projects Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Transport Canada proposes regs for locomotive video, voice recorders Read More »

May 24

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Wabtec, Helaba, IntegriCo, Ondas, Saft, Ricardo and Freightera (May 24) Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Buckingham Branch Railroad achieves safety milestone Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metro Transit-St. Louis to test mobile ticketing platform Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
NS recognizes 58 chemical customers for safe hazmat practices Read More »
Mechanical
Canadian officials unveil first light-rail vehicles for Eglinton Crosstown Line Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
Oregon Sens. Wyden, Merkley express concerns over UP layoffs Read More »
Passenger Rail
LA Metro adopts 2020 budget Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FRA withdraws proposed train-crew staffing rule Read More »

May 23

Passenger Rail
TTC increases fare evasion enforcement Read More »
Mechanical
WMATA to replace electrical components after door malfunction Read More »
High-Speed Rail
California sues Trump administration for canceling high-speed rail funds Read More »
C&S
MBTA awards North Station signal system contract Read More »
People
Trump honors DART police officer with Medal of Valor Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
AAPA: House T-HUD bill includes port infrastructure funds, rail grant increase Read More »
Mechanical
WSDOT to replace rail cars like those involved in fatal derailment Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. railroads registered higher carload volume in Week 20 Read More »

May 22

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Trinity, Balfour Beatty, Hanson, WSP, CII and NRC (May 22) Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metra revises BNSF Line service to address crowding Read More »
Labor
BLET reaches tentative contract with M&NA Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN recognizes customers for hazmat safety Read More »
Passenger Rail
MTA Metro-North meets roadmap milestones Read More »
Passenger Rail
Virgin Trains starts construction of Orlando-South Florida rail line Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX taps Bezar to serve as senior VP, chief of strategy Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
NTSB: Inadequate planning, training led to fatal Amtrak derailment Read More »

May 21

Passenger Rail
Cape Cod summer train service begins Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
USDOT's Chao names new members to Drone Advisory Committee Read More »
Passenger Rail
Survey: New Hampshire residents support passenger-rail expansion Read More »
Passenger Rail
MBTA to extend night service in Boston Read More »
People
Georgia Ports Authority's board elects McKnight chairman Read More »
Mechanical
Metro Transit kicks off maintenance facility improvement project Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Schumer calls on feds to investigate Chinese rail-car manufacturer Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN announces executive team changes Read More »

May 20

Mechanical
Report: Hitachi must retrofit HART's rail cars Read More »
C&S
Ohio agency OKs grade crossing projects for NS, Wheeling & Lake Erie Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA moves up plan to offer Yellow Line trains to Greenbelt Read More »
MOW
Cleveland RTA begins $6.4M track improvement Read More »
Passenger Rail
MTA logs on-time performance improvements Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Cimarron Valley Railroad obtains state grant to upgrade locomotive fleet Read More »
Passenger Rail
Ontario seeks expedited federal transit funding Read More »
PTC
Union Pacific: PTC operating on 80 percent of route miles Read More »

May 17

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Birmingham Rail, Wabtec, Bombardier, Cubic, Hub and NRC (May 17) Read More »
Intermodal
CAGTC elects board members, officers Read More »
Passenger Rail
SunRail develops trip planning mobile app Read More »
Safety
ACE grade separation projects recognized for construction management Read More »
Logistics
UP to serve logistics park near Houston Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
House lawmakers introduce bill to protect U.S. rail-car manufacturers Read More »
M&A
BRX Transportation to acquire Pioneer Railcorp Read More »
High-Speed Rail
FRA cancels $929 million in California high-speed rail funds Read More »

May 16

People
Capitol Corridor station renamed to honor Hannigan Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Texas Central updates ridership study for proposed bullet train Read More »
Passenger Rail
Houston METRO restores service after partial shutdown Read More »
Passenger Rail
MBTA to suspend some rail service during Gloucester bridge replacement Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN, Teamsters OK tentative pact for rail traffic controllers Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metra to boost summer weekend service on two lines Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. rail traffic slide continued in Week 19 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Nevada governor signs two-person crew bill Read More »

May 15

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Marmon, Transco, Alstom, Stadler, Bentley, Road & Rail and Strato (May 15) Read More »
People
Rocky Mountaineer dedicates new rail car to former CN chairman Read More »
Intermodal
CAGTC calls for billions in federal freight infrastructure grants Read More »
People
New Orleans Public Belt Railroad names Stolzman GM Read More »
Mechanical
California rail authority awards contract to rebuild rail cars for Metrolink Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX recognizes 70 shippers for hazmat safety Read More »
Intermodal
Port of Prince Rupert plan outlines future expansion Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak, NJ Transit to invest $31M in Northeast Corridor Read More »

May 14

People
LRW seeks women railroaders to serve on its board Read More »
Shippers
Panama Canal, soy coalition extend MOU Read More »
Passenger Rail
Denver RTD to open Southeast light-rail extension this week Read More »
C&S
Toronto Transit Commission extends ATC system upgrade Read More »
Intermodal
Ports of L.A., Long Beach broke cargo records in April Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit seeks location for light-rail maintenance facility Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Railroad Day 2019: Hundreds of industry reps advocate for pro-rail legislation Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Private partner to finance, build Uinta Basin Railway Read More »

May 13

Labor
LA Metro recruiting women for transportation, construction careers Read More »
Mechanical
KC Streetcar adds to fleet Read More »
Passenger Rail
Denver RTD begins fare collection on G Line Read More »
MOW
Houston METRO makes emergency electrical wire repairs Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP marks transcontinental railroad's 150th anniversary Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
Unifor Council 4000 ratifies three CN agreements Read More »
Passenger Rail
Valley Metro to open Gilbert Road light-rail extension this week Read More »
Safety
Caltrans awards $15 million in grade-separation project grants Read More »

May 10

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Timken, Siemens, LAN, RKH Qitarat and Hanson (May 10) Read More »
Shippers
Shippers encouraged to plan now for Illinois Waterway lock closures Read More »
People
San Francisco MTA appoints Kirschbaum transit director Read More »
Shippers
The Andersons recognized as Port of Virginia's 'Shipper of the Year' Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA seeks master developer for Metro station near future Amazon HQ Read More »
Passenger Rail
NJ Transit to construct storm-resilient substation Read More »
Passenger Rail
NYCT implements automatic train operation on Flushing Line Read More »
Kansas City Southern
KCS appoints new leaders of chemical and petroleum, industrial and consumer groups Read More »

May 9

Passenger Rail
CTA adds Wi-Fi service to downtown subway stations Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
House transportation committee OKs harbor maintenance bill Read More »
Passenger Rail
VIA Rail reports 2018 ridership, revenue increases Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR: U.S. rail traffic fell 2 percent in Week 18 Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FRA proposes changes to locomotive engineer certification Read More »
Passenger Rail
FTA announces $15M mobility funding opportunity Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
Norfolk Southern's strategic plan is producing results, Squires says Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN expands service in western Canada, agrees to acquire H&R Transport Read More »

May 8

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Loram, Railhead, Alstom, Siemens, J.B. Hunt, Heartland and NRC (May 8) Read More »
Passenger Rail
DART creates new report for construction updates Read More »
Passenger Rail
TransLink seeks comment on 30-year transportation plan Read More »
Passenger Rail
Santa Clara VTA OKs transit service plan Read More »
PTC
Boston Surface Railroad, Siemens test new PTC prototype Read More »
Safety
AAR highlights rail safety technology at Capitol Hill event Read More »
Canadian Pacific
Canadian Pacific elects Courville board chair Read More »
Labor
BLET marks 156th anniversary Read More »

May 7

Passenger Rail
NYCT to solicit public feedback on Staten Island transit needs Read More »
People
OneRail Coalition names Barnhart deputy director Read More »
Passenger Rail
DCTA to allocate $2.4 million for mobility service model Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Watco, SCH Services form joint venture for terminal network Read More »
Passenger Rail
SMART report outlines passenger-rail feasibility in northern California Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Allegheny Valley Railroad to acquire portions of CSX lines Read More »
Passenger Rail
LA Metro proposes $7.2B FY2020 budget Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF posts higher revenue, income in Q1; Buffett warms to PSR, report says Read More »

May 6

Passenger Rail
NYCT to improve Rockaway Parkway station accessibility Read More »
Passenger Rail
Denver RTD commuter line reaches 20 million riders Read More »
Passenger Rail
CTA breaks ground on Green Line station Read More »
Passenger Rail
Milwaukee proposes streetcar expansion Read More »
Shippers
Charah Solutions opens rail-served fly ash terminal in Massachusetts Read More »
High-Speed Rail
California High-Speed Rail Authority releases environmental report Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP plans $20 million project for New Mexico block swap yard Read More »
Canadian Pacific
Canadian Pacific sets grain traffic record in April Read More »

May 3

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Wi-Tronix, 360 Rail, TekTracking, Bison Transport, HNTB and Hub Group (May 3) Read More »
Passenger Rail
NJ Transit seeks input on disadvantaged business enterprise goal Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA adds cellphone service coverage in two-thirds of tunnels Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Canadian government requires more durable tank cars for certain hazmats Read More »
Passenger Rail
Denver RTD, Uber launch in-app transit ticketing Read More »
Passenger Rail
SANDAG proposes transit expansion in San Diego Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak: Hoosier State trains to stop, New York Penn Station work to continue in summer Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP to close Rochelle intermodal ramp as part of Chicago-area simplification plan Read More »

May 2

Passenger Rail
Capitol Corridor authority topped 1.7M annual riders in March Read More »
Intermodal
PANYNJ reports record cargo volume, PATH ridership boost in March Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Ontario government introduces plan to build subways faster Read More »
Labor
MTA to investigate excessive overtime pay claims Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. rail traffic much improved, but still down in April, AAR says Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak on track for best performing year Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN retains Pace as chair, assigns CEO Ruest and others to board Read More »
Intermodal
IANA: North American intermodal volume dipped in Q1 Read More »

May 1

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Fluor, Icertis, STV, Pandrol, Transplace, Bourque Logistics and Gannett Fleming (May 1) Read More »
Intermodal
Jacksonville port sports new logo, website Read More »
Passenger Rail
BART picks up the police officer hiring pace Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Moody's lowers North American railroads' outlook to 'stable' Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit, King County Metro might extend Link light-rail pact Read More »
Passenger Rail
MBTA awards contracts for new station, more locomotive overhauls Read More »
Kansas City Southern
KCS revises two service metrics Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Trump, Democratic leaders agree on $2 trillion surface transportation package Read More »
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