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Rail News: May 2022

May 31

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from IMC, L.B. Foster, Keolis, Wabtec, Hitachi Energy and Trinity (May 31) Read More »
Passenger Rail
RTD to drop University of Colorado designation on commuter line Read More »
People
White House appoints Lyons to lead Supply Chain Task Force Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX inducted into Climate Leadership Hall of Fame Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak seeks new operating agreement with CN Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Kansas DOT awards grants for rail improvement projects Read More »

May 27

Supplier Spotlight
U.S. Rep. Letlow tours Willamette Valley Co. track facility Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
USDOT seeks grant applications for UTC, TOD programs Read More »
Passenger Rail
TriMet OKs $1.93 billion budget for FY2023 Read More »
People
CapMetro names Watkins interim CEO Read More »
Intermodal
Oregon DOT awards grants for 21 multimodal projects Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
CRISI grant awards announced for local rail projects Read More »

May 26

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Wabtec, ENSCO and RailPros (May 26) Read More »
People
GCRTA promotes Burney to deputy GM, general counsel Read More »
C&S
Metro Transit updates tunnel alarm system at Twin Cities airport Read More »
Passenger Rail
MTA report shows track trespass down, suicide attempts up since 2021 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. railroads post 4% traffic decrease in Week 20 Read More »
Intermodal
Canada to help fund rail, port terminal expansion projects in New Brunswick Read More »

May 25

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from NRE, SELSCS, Ricardo and Trainyard Tech (May 25) Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
New York City area transit, port agencies to pilot tech for pandemic recovery Read More »
Safety
OmniTRAX short line honors Pacific Northwest Oil for safe shipper practices Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Reading & Northern receives first frac sand unit train Read More »
High-Speed Rail
CHSRA applies for $1.3B in federal grant funds Read More »
Intermodal
Coos Bay port inks lease agreement for new intermodal site Read More »

May 24

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Wabtec, Thales and Alstom (May 24) Read More »
People
APTA names Scott, Renek to executive committee Read More »
Intermodal
Jaxport completes harbor deepening project Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Florida awards grant funds to expand rail infrastructure at industrial site Read More »
Passenger Rail
Connecticut DOT launches electric trains on Shore Line East Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Georgia Central Railway to serve new Hyundai plant Read More »

May 23

Passenger Rail
WMATA to increase service frequency on Green, Yellow lines Read More »
Passenger Rail
Valley Metro Tempe streetcar opens for service Read More »
Passenger Rail
MBTA posts construction bid for Codman Yard project Read More »
People
VIA Rail Canada CEO Garneau steps down Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Environmental groups call on Biden administration to ban LNG by rail Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN's board elects Bruder chair Read More »

May 20

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Thales, Alstom, Fugro and STV (May 20) Read More »
Passenger Rail
VIA Rail deemed 'most trusted' transportation company Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FRA publishes FY21 safety enforcement report Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
MxV Rail breaks ground on first test loop Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Watco completes Alabama training center expansion Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA on schedule to restore 7000-series rail cars to service Read More »

May 19

Passenger Rail
SEPTA begins second phase of 'reimagining' Regional Rail project Read More »
Intermodal
Ports of Long Beach, Savannah, Virginia report record April numbers Read More »
Amtrak
OIG: Amtrak Delaware building plans based on faulty assumptions Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX included on 'Best Corporate Citizens' list Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
New York state bill would mandate two-person train crews Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. rail volumes fell 5.4% in Week 19 Read More »

May 18

Passenger Rail
Sound Transit launches new ORCA payment system Read More »
Passenger Rail
Dogs, cats may now ride on Pacific Surfliner trains Read More »
People
Metrolink names Castellon chief of safety, security Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Transport Canada updates rules for securing trains Read More »
People
Watson Bryant to lead New Orleans Public Belt Railroad Read More »
Amtrak
FRA reports Amtrak performance metrics for Q1 Read More »

May 17

People
Verhey to lead RSI tank-car committee Read More »
Passenger Rail
MTA commuter railroads set pandemic-era ridership records Read More »
People
DART names Jackson COO Read More »
Intermodal
Alabama Port Authority reports April volume increases at Mobile port Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF attendance policy tweaks are not enough, rail union leader says Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA top leadership steps down amid rail operator certification lapses Read More »

May 16

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Hitachi Rail, Steptoe & Johnson, GenCell, Redhawk and Transdev (May 16) Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Short Line Safety Institute: Assessments improved safety culture Read More »
Passenger Rail
SEPTA issues RFP for trolley fleet replacement Read More »
C&S
Illinois commission OKs crossing upgrades on UP track Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Rio Grande selects engineering, construction firms for Uinta Basin rail project Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
Shaw emphasizes customer service at NS shareholders meeting Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FRA unveils plan to identify, develop new passenger-rail corridors Read More »

May 13

People
Buckingham Branch Railroad founder Bryant dies Read More »
Passenger Rail
OC Streetcar project reaches construction milestone Read More »
Passenger Rail
VIA Rail reports jump in ridership for 2021 Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak crews repair benchwall system in North River Tunnel Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX recognizes 65 companies for hazmat safety in 2021 Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
NCDOT awards rail infrastructure grants to short lines, ports authority Read More »
M&A
Louisville & Indiana acquires Southern Indiana Railway's assets Read More »

May 12

People
Vanterpool named FTA deputy administrator Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP marks 30th anniversary of Mexican franchise Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. freight-rail traffic fell nearly 2 percent in Week 18 Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Ohio rail commission OKs grants for short lines, manufacturers Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
NS report highlights projects funded by green bonds Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX to serve Novelis aluminum recycling plant in Alabama Read More »

May 11

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Balfour Beatty, Werner and Masabi (May 11) Read More »
Passenger Rail
MBTA ramps up commuter-rail summer service Read More »
Passenger Rail
NYCT achieves new pandemic-era subway ridership record Read More »
Passenger Rail
SEPTA issues RFP for King of Prussia rail project Read More »
Passenger Rail
FTA to obligate funding for L.A. Metro East San Fernando light-rail project Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak launches apprenticeship pilot program Read More »

May 10

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from PTSI, STV and Nippon Express (May 10) Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
TNW's Treangen asks Texas lawmakers to consider short-line investment Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Transport Canada proposes new freight-rail reporting requirements Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak unveils summer schedule ahead of growing demand Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA names Clarke next GM, CEO Read More »
Canadian Pacific
CP: Shareholders should reject TRC mini-tender offer Read More »

May 9

People
Caffari retires from R.J. Corman board Read More »
Amtrak
Kolluri nominated to lead Gateway Development Commission Read More »
Passenger Rail
Virginia transit commission urges WMATA to prioritize Rosslyn Tunnel capacity fix Read More »
Labor
BLET reaches tentative pact with DM&E, marks 159th anniversary Read More »
Passenger Rail
VTA OKs first major contract for BART extension Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
STB to require railroads to report more rail-service, employment data Read More »

May 6

Short Lines & Regionals
North Shore Railroad expands service in Pennsylvania Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Advanced Rail, RR Mergers, Danella and Thales (May 6) Read More »
Passenger Rail
Tempe Streetcar to launch May 20 Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
USDOT proposes temporary waiver on Buy America requirements for construction materials Read More »
Passenger Rail
MBTA upgrading Orange Line maintenance facility Read More »
People
Anacostia Rail taps Crosson as chief safety, compliance officer Read More »
Canadian Pacific
CP posts 2021 sustainability data supplement Read More »

May 5

Passenger Rail
Metra breaks ground on Harvey station rehab project Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Watco designated 'most-loved' workplace Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
STB to continue Amtrak Gulf Coast hearing next week Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR: Freight-rail volume fell 5.8% in April Read More »
Canadian Pacific
ATCO to build hydrogen production, fueling stations for CP locomotives Read More »

May 4

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from TA Services, STV and NRC (May 4) Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metrolinx awards contract to Dagmar Construction for Kitchener GO Corridor expansion Read More »
Passenger Rail
L.A. Regional Connector project reaches construction milestone Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak's board should reflect nationwide rail service, passengers group says Read More »
M&A
The Andersons to sell rail-car repair business to Cathcart Rail Read More »
People
Transportation industry mourns death of Secretary Mineta Read More »

May 3

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from AITX, RailWorks, Miller Ingenuity and MERMEC (May 3) Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit light-rail extension project delayed Read More »
Passenger Rail
MTA wraps up Denton Avenue Bridge replacement project Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
AAR: Service disruptions don't justify 'forced switching' regs Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Charlotte Western Railroad begins operations in North Carolina Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF reports higher revenue, profit, expenses in Q1 Read More »

May 2

Passenger Rail
CTA to repair dozens of rail stations in 2022 Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
STB proposes to codify certain voluntary rail submissions Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
OIG: FRA must improve track inspection program Read More »
Intermodal
Port of Long Beach adds second rail line to boost capacity Read More »
People
Biden to nominate five to serve on Amtrak's board Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
Shaw kicks off first days as Norfolk Southern's top executive Read More »
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