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Rail News: May 2020

May 29

C&S
MTA begins Culver F Line signal modernization project Read More »
Passenger Rail
Brightline in talks with Miami-Dade to run commuter-rail line, report says Read More »
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Next Generation Hyrail Looks To Reduce Costs From Installation To Maintenance
CSX Transportation
CSX recognized for 'Pride in Service' program Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FTA to offer grants for transit technology innovation Read More »
Sustainability
UP publishes annual sustainability progress report Read More »
Passenger Rail
BART, Metra outline reopening plans Read More »
Security
Minneapolis unrest prompts Metro Transit to suspend rail service Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FRA extends temporary safety reg waiver for freight railroads Read More »

May 28

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Fugro, Alstom, Uber, TekTracking, Rajant and RSI (May 28) Read More »
Passenger Rail
OCTA awards OC Streetcar operation, maintenance contact Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak to restore Hiawatha service Read More »
People
Iowa Northern Railway's Sabin elected to ASLRRA board Read More »
Shippers
Paterson, CP mark launch of largest grain unit train Read More »
High-Speed Rail
CHSRA to release draft EIR for Burbank-to-LA section Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR: Week 21 traffic trends show 'encouraging signs' Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FRA announces $303 million in 'state of good repair' grants Read More »

May 27

Passenger Rail
Metro-North, LIRR increase service Read More »
Passenger Rail
Toronto Transit Commission lays off 450 workers Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
SMART approves plan to acquire California short line Read More »
Passenger Rail
FTA advances KC Streetcar extension project to engineering phase Read More »
Mechanical
New Orleans Public Belt Railroad updates locomotive fleet Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Bill would increase federal funding for grade crossing safety projects Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak asks Congress for another $1.5 billion in FY2021 Read More »
Passenger Rail
FRA awards $91.5 million to Portal North Bridge replacement Read More »

May 26

Passenger Rail
NJ Transit reopens West Side Avenue light-rail station Read More »
Passenger Rail
LA Metro advances Purple Line extension tunneling Read More »
People
St. Louis transit board elects officers Read More »
Labor
BLET reaches tentative pact with Oregon short line, announces new legal counsel Read More »
Passenger Rail
MTA pilots UVC technology to kill virus Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN to offer intermodal service from Moncton to Halifax Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FRA extends COVID-19 emergency relief for commuter railroads Read More »
MOW
Illinois Tollway OKs pacts with CP, UP for I-490 project Read More »

May 22

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from NRC, Railinc and Cubic (May 22) Read More »
C&S
PUCO approves Ohio Southern Railroad grade crossing project Read More »
Passenger Rail
Survey: Denver RTD riders apprehensive about transit use Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP reduces Bailey Yard workforce Read More »
MOW
St. Louis Regional Freightway identifies $2.2B in 2021 infrastructure projects Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Bill would alter short-line loan program Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak advances Acela testing, restores some East Coast service Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
STB adopts final rule for reporting chemical, plastics rail service data Read More »

May 21

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from FTS, Teleste, Alstom and WSP (May 21) Read More »
Internet-Digital
Volpe, rail unions conduct survey on information technology Read More »
Passenger Rail
Delaware Transit Corp. opens multimodal center in Wilmington Read More »
People
Port Everglades names Daniels chief executive Read More »
People
Former VIA Rail CEO to head Siemens Mobility in Canada Read More »
High-Speed Rail
U.S. Rep. Moulton proposes national high-speed rail network Read More »
Passenger Rail
DART awarded $229 million in CARES funding Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. carload volume tumbles 30 percent in Week 20 Read More »

May 20

Federal Legislation & Regulation
Transportation Committee Chair DeFazio objects to USDOT IG's replacement Read More »
Passenger Rail
LA Metro to phase out in-house mobile app Read More »
People
Port of Virginia CEO Reinhart to retire in 2021 Read More »
Security
Pandemic update: MTA expands antibody testing program Read More »
Passenger Rail
BART to service Milpitas, Berryessa stations in June Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Short Line Safety Institute unveils best practices guide Read More »
Passenger Rail
FTA grants CARES funding to five rail agencies Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Class I employment level declined in April Read More »

May 19

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Robel, Siemens, Ondas, Greenbrier, WWPC, STV and WSP (May 19) Read More »
Labor
BLET reaches tentative pact with WNYP Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit to resume fare collection in June Read More »
Intermodal
Port of Virginia receives final delivery from crane order Read More »
Passenger Rail
Denver RTD begins CEO search Read More »
People
Trump nominates Feinberg, Koos for Amtrak's board Read More »
Passenger Rail
NJ Transit awarded $1.4B in CARES funding Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
Norfolk Southern announces financial personnel moves Read More »

May 18

Passenger Rail
Rocky Mountaineer extends rail-service suspension Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
STB solicits more input on rate review options Read More »
Passenger Rail
Maryland's Purple Line light-rail opponents appeal lawsuit Read More »
People
Short Line Safety Institute taps Walsh to oversee hazardous materials programs Read More »
Passenger Rail
Trinity Metro to receive $55 million in CARES funding Read More »
People
G&W promotes Savage, Greene to financial leadership posts Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
Squires: NS adapting to pandemic's challenges Read More »
PTC
FRA: Four railroads at risk of missing PTC deadline Read More »

May 15

Labor
Chicago Transit Board amends fund to aid CTA families affected by virus Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
NTSB: Improper warning led to rail worker's death in 2017 LIRR accident Read More »
Intermodal
First Solar to open distribution hub near South Carolina port Read More »
Passenger Rail
Caltrain to begin Hillsdale Station reconstruction Read More »
MOW
Long Island Rail Road to eliminate Westbury grade crossing Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak highlights pandemic-related safety measures Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF advances bridge projects in Idaho, Washington Read More »
People
San Diego MTS names Cooney CEO Read More »

May 14

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from TranSystems, OL USA, Blume Global, Siemens, Hanson and Abloy (May 14) Read More »
Passenger Rail
SMART seeks input on possible passenger-rail service cuts Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Reading & Northern donates funds to Pennsylvania town Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
OmniTRAX identifies rail-ready sites along regional's West Virginia line Read More »
Passenger Rail
NJ Transit awards contracts for Raritan bridge, Penn Station projects Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. freight railroads log another dramatic decline in traffic Read More »
People
CN's Murray first woman to chair Railway Association of Canada Read More »
M&A
STB approves CP acquisition of Central Maine & Quebec rail line Read More »

May 13

MOW
MBTA accelerates Green Line extension work Read More »
People
CAGTC elects new board members Read More »
Passenger Rail
Pandemic update: Trinity Metro resumes fare collection; SEPTA defers fare increases Read More »
Passenger Rail
TransLink suspends layoffs, service cuts Read More »
Safety
Columbia Walla Walla Railroad awarded grants for crossing safety projects Read More »
Intermodal
Port Everglades' infrastructure projects 'on track' Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA balances budget with federal CARES aid Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Transit execs state their case for more federal stimulus funding Read More »

May 12

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Union Tank Car, FreightCar America and STV (May 12) Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Report: High-speed rail to boost California economy Read More »
Intermodal
NRF: Ports to log big declines in imports even after stores open Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Railroad Retirement Board begins paying extended benefits Read More »
Security
WMATA forms COVID-19 recovery plan Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP shutters Cold Connect service Read More »
Passenger Rail
MBTA board approves South Coast Rail construction contract Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
PHMSA preempts Washington state's crude-by-rail law Read More »

May 11

Intermodal
Infinity launches Salt Lake City-Chicago refrigerated intermodal service Read More »
Passenger Rail
SunRail, SEPTA, STM to resume regular rail service Read More »
MOW
MBTA accelerates Blue Line track, infrastructure work Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FTA addresses rolling-stock funding questions Read More »
C&S
Ohio panel OKs NS, Wheeling & Lake Erie grade crossing projects Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Vermont Rail System to acquire NES assets Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
APTA to Congress: Transit needs another $24 billion Read More »
People
San Diego MTS CEO Jablonski dies Read More »

May 8

Passenger Rail
STM logs ridership increase in 2019 Read More »
Intermodal
Port Freeport receives first rail shipment from Vulcan Materials Read More »
Security
USDOT anti-human trafficking initiative exceeds goal Read More »
Passenger Rail
OCTA advances siding track project Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
OmniTRAX joins Georgia Pacific supply chain center Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Texas Central praises court ruling declaring it a railroad Read More »
People
KCS names Loureiro VP, chief engineer Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak to restore modified Acela service in June Read More »

May 7

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from BYD, Savage, Ridgewood, Bombardier and OPW (May 7) Read More »
Intermodal
Charleston Stevedoring Co. launches at South Carolina port Read More »
Passenger Rail
PATH ridership fell 55 percent in March Read More »
Intermodal
PANYNJ surveys warehouses for storage space Read More »
Passenger Rail
APTA provides COVID-19 briefing to House T&I Committee Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX, Conservation Fund issue grants to expand access to food Read More »
Passenger Rail
Survey: Metrolink riders likely to return once stay-at-home orders are lifted Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR: U.S. rail carload decline in April 'worst' on record Read More »

May 6

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Wabtec, Siemens, Burns & McDonnell and Alstom (May 6) Read More »
Passenger Rail
Pandemic update: NJ Transit closes Newark Penn for overnight cleanings Read More »
People
Northeast Maglev names Radford government relations VP Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
LaHood, Rendell urge Congress to include infrastructure in next stimulus bill Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN exceeds record for western Canadian grain hauled in April Read More »
People
NS appoints Paul VP human resources Read More »
Passenger Rail
FRA unveils grants for intercity passenger-rail expansion Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX to end McKees Rocks intermodal operations Read More »

May 5

MOW
BART starts track replacement project Read More »
Passenger Rail
SEPTA to begin final phase of Southwest Connection construction Read More »
Passenger Rail
LIRR completes, Metro-North advances station upgrades Read More »
PTC
Metra increases Electric Line service for PTC completion Read More »
Intermodal
TIFIA loan issued to Long Beach port's Gerald Desmond Bridge project Read More »
Canadian Pacific
CP logged record grain haul in April Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
ASLRRA honors four short lines for business development Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF posts Q1 revenue decline on lower volumes Read More »

May 4

Safety
Mexico's AMF to join Operation Lifesaver's Rail Safety Week Read More »
Canadian Pacific
CP donates to pandemic assistance charities Read More »
Passenger Rail
DCTA receives $23.4M in federal stimulus funding Read More »
Intermodal
St. Louis' TRRA records drop in intermodal traffic Read More »
Passenger Rail
Southern Rail Commission wins grant for Gulf Coast passenger-rail line Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
CTA announces grain crop-year index for CN, CP Read More »
Passenger Rail
Maryland's Purple Line design-build contractor drops out due to delays Read More »
PTC
GAO: Railroads report PTC progress, but some face 'compressed' schedules to meet deadline Read More »

May 1

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Composite Advantage, Michael Baker, Scanlog and JVD (May 1) Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak extends Downeaster service suspension Read More »
Sustainability
MTA aims to further reduce GHG emissions Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Southwest Pennsylvania Railroad owner signs pact for infrastructure upgrade Read More »
Passenger Rail
Pandemic update: NYCT begins overnight subway closures for deep cleaning Read More »
People
SVP Rush to retire from R. J. Corman Read More »
Intermodal
IANA: Virus, trade uncertainty hit intermodal volumes in Q1 Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
STB issues decisions on demurrage rules, billings Read More »
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