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Rail News: May 2021

May 28

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from A. Stucki, Alstom, Dayton T. Brown, Ambipar and HNTB (May 28) Read More »
Safety
Caltrain slates crossing projects for San Mateo, Menlo Park Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
'We Are ONE' commemorative locomotive debuts Read More »
Passenger Rail
GCRTA projects year-end budget balances will ensure long-term stability Read More »
People
TriMet's board elects first female president Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak unveils details, cost of corridor expansion plan Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
STB's Oberman to Class Is: Are you ready to meet demand? Read More »
Canadian Pacific
CP, Canadian government forge pact on Lac-Megantic bypass Read More »

May 27

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Siemens, RailTerm, Agracel and A&R Logistics (May 27) Read More »
Safety
FDNY task force conducts rail tunnel emergency exercise Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
ASLRRA: EPW bill addresses some short-line priorities Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR: U.S. carload, intermodal volumes climb in Week 20 Read More »
Safety
California panel awards grant funds for ACE grade separation projects Read More »
M&A
Merger update: CP critiques CN plan to divest KCS line; unions file concerns Read More »
CSX Transportation
STB rejects CSX application for review of Pan Am acquisition Read More »
Passenger Rail
VTA mourns loss of 9 workers killed in rail yard shooting Read More »

May 26

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Alstom, Everysens, Gowanda and Texelis (May 26) Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
CAGTC backs bipartisan transportation reauthorization bill Read More »
MOW
MBTA to accelerate Green Line D track, signal replacement work Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Lawmakers reintroduce proposed grade crossing safety act Read More »
Safety
Operation Lifesaver awards grants for rail public safety campaigns Read More »
Passenger Rail
Ontario awards tunnel contract for Scarborough subway extension Read More »
Kansas City Southern
Merger update: CN, KCS file with STB for voting trust approval Read More »

May 25

People
Georgia Ports Authority announces board officers Read More »
People
Biden nominates Homendy to chair NTSB Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
USDOT clarifies TOD guidelines for RRIF, TIFIA loans Read More »
People
Santa Clara VTA names Gonot GM, CEO Read More »
People
North Carolina Railroad names Jeng CFO Read More »
Passenger Rail
L.A. Metro begins construction of final Purple Line Extension section Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Bogalusa Bayou Railroad acquires Louisiana rail line Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF to serve new canola processing facility in Saskatchewan Read More »

May 24

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Radixx, Hub, KSE, HNTB, HDR and LRW (May 24) Read More »
Passenger Rail
CTA speeds up station improvement program Read More »
Intermodal
PANYNJ sets a new big-ship record Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Bill would establish freight-rail innovation institute Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Rio Grande Pacific-sponsored firm announces IPO plan Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Senators introduce bipartisan surface transportation reauthorization bill Read More »
People
Amtrak hires Mason as EVP of major program delivery Read More »
M&A
Merger update: CN, KCS CEOs to address Wolfe conference Read More »

May 21

Passenger Rail
Sound Transit completes new light-rail base in Bellevue Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metrolinx completes new Kipling Transit Hub Read More »
Safety
Canada announces investment in rail safety Read More »
Passenger Rail
Amtrak, transit-rail service ramps up as COVID cases decline Read More »
Mechanical
CTC allocates funds for L.A. Metro to buy light-rail vehicles Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
SLSI reports short lines' safety strengths, program development plans Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
NTSB: Failure to adhere to speed requirements caused fatal 2018 train collision Read More »
Kansas City Southern
Merger update: KCS terminates CP deal; CP to seek STB authority for control of KCS Read More »

May 20

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Harsco, CAF, Alstom and SNCF Voyageurs (May 20) Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
USDOT expands local hire, workforce pilot programs Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
GOP transportation committee leaders unveil infrastructure plan Read More »
Passenger Rail
MTA publishes environmental assessment of Penn Station access project Read More »
Safety
Transportation Technology Center marks 50 years of research, innovation Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Brightline completes first half of Orlando high-speed rail construction Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR: All 10 carload groups post YOY rail traffic increase Read More »
Canadian Pacific
CP calls on KCS board to reject CN's merger proposal Read More »

May 19

Labor
VIA Rail, Unifor agreement ratified Read More »
Sustainability
Anacostia's six short lines named EPA 'SmartWay' partners Read More »
Passenger Rail
Santa Clara VTA seeks FTA funding for BART Silicon Valley project Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
OmniTRAX, Team NEO partner to attract manufacturers to northeast Ohio Read More »
People
TransLink taps Maryland Transit's Quinn as CEO Read More »
Mechanical
TNW, Andersons expand rail-car services in Texas Read More »
Passenger Rail
Amtrak, central Ohio leaders discuss proposed rail expansion Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN files STB request to set schedule for voting trust review Read More »

May 18

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from A. Stucki, Progress Rail and Alstom (May 18) Read More »
Mechanical
Sound Transit's first new Link light-rail vehicles enter service Read More »
Mechanical
VRE to consider rail-car contract with Alstom Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metra puts Auburn Park Station construction contract out for bid Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
DeFazio, Payne ask GAO to examine PSR's impacts Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak Midwest trains get green light to increase max speed on Michigan route Read More »
People
NTSB Chair Sumwalt to step down next month Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
STB: New merger rules apply to CN+KCS proposal Read More »

May 17

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Wabtec and OIS (May 17) Read More »
Passenger Rail
METRORail Red Line resumes service Read More »
Intermodal
Port of Long Beach reports strongest April on record Read More »
Safety
Operation Lifesaver awards $200,000 for crossing safety awareness campaign Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
TTCI freight-rail research marks milestone Read More »
Passenger Rail
Environmental report OK'd for Valley Link commuter-rail project Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Bose: FRA, California in settlement talks over high-speed rail funds Read More »
Canadian Pacific
CP agrees with DOJ's concern that CN+KCS would be anti-competitive Read More »

May 14

Rail Industry Trends
AASHTO, COMTO sign pact to support minority advancement in transportation careers Read More »
Passenger Rail
NJ Transit awards contract for Perth Amboy station renovation Read More »
People
Pioneer Lines institutes leadership changes Read More »
Passenger Rail
Canada will invest $26.8 billion in four public transit projects Read More »
People
Regional Rail promotes Petree, Schwerin to VP roles Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
Norfolk Southern elects board directors Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metro-North Penn Station access project to resume Read More »
Kansas City Southern
Merger mayhem: CN ups KCS offer; CP seeks to respond Read More »

May 13

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Railinc, Miner, PST, Quandel and Cambridge Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
U.S. Rep. Cohen introduces Interstate Rail Compacts Advancement Act Read More »
Intermodal
Port NOLA Issues RFP for Louisiana terminal design contractor Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR: Rail traffic numbers continue to improve Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Ohio rail panel approves grant funds for short-line projects Read More »
Security
U.S. customs agency to replace rail scanning systems Read More »
Kansas City Southern
KCS promotes Livingston to VP, urges shareholders to reject TRC offer Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
NS issues green bonds to fund sustainable business initiatives Read More »

May 12

Passenger Rail
MTA seeks tenants for Metro-North Pearl River Station retail Read More »
Passenger Rail
MARTA lauds funding for station renovation in FY22 Georgia budget Read More »
Intermodal
SC Ports handle record cargo volumes in April Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN sends STB more letters of support for proposed KCS deal Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
ASLRRA's Baker urges Congress to pass infrastructure policies that benefit smaller railroads Read More »
Passenger Rail
Newark airport's AirTrain project issues RFP Read More »
Safety
Illinois panel OKs grade crossing improvements, closings Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX to acquire Quality Carriers Read More »

May 11

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from A. Stucki and Leclanche (May 11) Read More »
Passenger Rail
Caltrain considers fare changes as part of pandemic recovery Read More »
Mechanical
CTA puts new 7000-series rail cars into scheduled service Read More »
Passenger Rail
VRE to resume full service June 1; MacIsaac appointed general counsel Read More »
Passenger Rail
MTA posts single-day rail ridership record since pandemic's start Read More »
Safety
UP issues Pinnacle Award to recognize safe chemical transporters Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Canadian government expects to complete Lac-Megantic rail bypass in 2023 Read More »
Amtrak
USDOT urges STB to approve Amtak’s petition to restore Gulf Coast service Read More »

May 10

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Stadler, Siemens, Alstom, Thales and HDR (May 10) Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
ARCI: Rail-car orders climb, deliveries fall in Q1 Read More »
Security
NYPD responds to MTA, union requests for more police Read More »
Sustainability
CN recognizes 55 businesses for sustainability practices Read More »
Shippers
NRF: Retail cargo imports set new record as economy recovers Read More »
Canadian Pacific
CP reports more shipper support for merger with KCS Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Rock Island Rail to restore service to Mississippi industrial park Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN orders 1,000 new high-capacity grain cars Read More »

May 7

Supplier Spotlight
U.S. Rep. Davids tours RailMark Trucks facility Read More »
Labor
BLET to mark 157th anniversary Read More »
Sustainability
KCS emissions-reduction targets OK'd by SBTi Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN sets new record for Canadian grain haul Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BTS: Auto volume decline led to February’s decrease in railed transborder freight Read More »
High-Speed Rail
House subcommittee hosts hearing on high-speed rail, emerging tech Read More »
People
Conrail taps Gorton as president, COO Read More »
Canadian Pacific
STB approves voting trust for CP’s proposed acquisition of KCS Read More »

May 6

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Keolis, Duos and STV Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Lawmakers’ bill would fund ‘high-performance’ passenger-rail projects Read More »
Passenger Rail
L.A. Metro proposes $8 billion balanced budget for FY2022 Read More »
Intermodal
PANYNJ's March volume at all-time high Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Pioneer Railcorp changes name to Pioneer Lines Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR: Many rail traffic categories have recovered from pandemic's impact Read More »
Passenger Rail
Norfolk Southern, Virginia agree to expand passenger-rail service Read More »

May 5

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Wabtec and Jacobs (May 5) Read More »
Safety
Panhandle Northern Railroad donates funds to Texas fire department Read More »
Passenger Rail
MARTA seeks public input on new rail car design Read More »
Shippers
EDA investing $2 million in Alabama rail spur Read More »
Passenger Rail
Ontario advances two-way, all-day GO service on Kitchener Line Read More »
Passenger Rail
Report: Virginia Gov. Northam to announce passenger-rail deal with NS Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Watco opens rail, transload terminal in southeast Texas Read More »
Intermodal
UP to open Southern California intermodal terminal Read More »

May 4

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from PST, SMBC Rail and Brilex Read More »
Labor
MARTA frontline employees to receive pandemic payment Read More »
Passenger Rail
NYCT to resume 24-hour subway service May 17 Read More »
People
Reading & Northern Railroad hires Raffa for marketing role Read More »
People
TTCI names Carriere executive director of technical services Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
Union Pacific unveils ESG goals in annual report Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Texas Central signs $1.6B pact with Kiewit for bullet train electric system installation Read More »
Passenger Rail
Mexico City railway overpass collapses; at least 23 dead Read More »

May 3

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Keolis (May 3) Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
TSA extends face mask requirements Read More »
MOW
Metro-North Railroad slates Waterbury Branch infrastructure work Read More »
Passenger Rail
NJ Transit breaks ground on Lyndhurst Station Read More »
Safety
Panel requires WMATA to address two safety recommendations Read More »
Amtrak
Biden celebrates 50 years of Amtrak; bill would address railroad's OTP Read More »
Kansas City Southern
CP objects to CN using merger waiver that STB granted to CP-KCS deal Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF posted higher net income, lower operating ratio in Q1 Read More »
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