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Rail News: June 2013

June 28

CSX Transportation
Pennsylvania to provide loan for rail-served bulk transfer facility Read More »
Intermodal
Corps of Engineers to release draft report on channel deepening, Port Everglades says Read More »
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Passenger Rail
Florida DOT, All Aboard Florida agree on lease for Orlando-to-Miami passenger-rail service Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF among magazine's top diversity performers for seventh-straight year Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak sets goal to hire more military veterans Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. carloads flat, intermodal traffic up a tad in week No. 25, AAR says Read More »
Passenger Rail
LACMTA's board OKs $1.3 billion Crenshaw/LAX light-rail construction contract Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Foxx unanimously confirmed as next U.S. transportation secretary Read More »

June 27

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from TUV Rheinland, PCL Construction, Protran, AECOM, Cubic and CMA (June 27) Read More »
Shippers
Canadian potash exporter opens rail-car maintenance facility Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP earns magazine's diversification honor for fifth-straight year Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
APTA files lawsuit to stop patent infringement claims Read More »
Passenger Rail
RTD's board agrees to relocate proposed rail station Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
Norfolk Southern opens bulk transfer terminal in South Carolina Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Canadian government enacts Fair Rail Freight Service Act Read More »
Labor
BART's unionized workers authorize strike Read More »

June 26

Passenger Rail
X Train proposes station in North Las Vegas Read More »
People
Gibbons to succeed Knight as BLET national VP Read More »
Mechanical
MotivePower to supply another 13 locomotives to MBTA Read More »
PTC
NTSB's Hart tours TTCI to learn more about PTC, rail technology Read More »
Passenger Rail
Tri-Rail scores record daily ridership due to Miami Heat parade Read More »
Intermodal
FY2014 financial plan, capital spending set for South Carolina ports Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Crosstex reopens Ohio crude-by-rail facility, completes Louisiana transload expansion Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak completes Niantic River bridge, notes Virginia ridership and installs chief safety officer Read More »

June 25

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Alstom, Ansaldo STS, Harbor Rail, CTC, TUV and Stantec (June 25) Read More »
Passenger Rail
RSI organizes committee to support passenger-rail suppliers, systems Read More »
MOW
RTA on May's tie market: Purchases skyrocketed, production inched up Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
Union Pacific to upgrade line in Wyoming, add siding in Oregon Read More »
Passenger Rail
FRA's Szabo, Sound Transit officials kick off Tukwila station project Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Savage opens rail operation in Utica Shale; Crestwood acquires gas-gathering stake in Niobrara Shale Read More »
Canadian Pacific
Canadian Pacific restores flood-impacted mainline near Calgary Read More »
People
Metra CEO Clifford steps down Read More »

June 24

C&S
Louisiana DOT to close five crossings; Arkansas DOT to advance four overpasses Read More »
People
Morristown & Erie, Maine Eastern shuffle management staff Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit, Seattle to present latest potential routes between Ballard and downtown Read More »
Passenger Rail
Pacific Imperial Railroad makes lease payment to San Diego MTS for Desert Line Read More »
Safety
North Carolina DOT holds safety summit to address mounting rail fatalities Read More »
Passenger Rail
North County Transit District balances budget for FY2014 Read More »
PTC
Insufficient funds, still-evolving technology among commuter railroads' PTC concerns, APTA official says Read More »
Labor
U.S. Class I workforce continued to enlarge in May Read More »

June 21

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Tutor Perini, Pacer, J.L. Patterson, AREMA and Michael Baker (June 21) Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Rail Link garners two safety awards from state of Wyoming Read More »
Passenger Rail
L.A. officials latch Metro rail gates to mark 'new era' of regional transportation Read More »
People
Johnson to succeed McFarlane as head of CP's U.S. operations Read More »
Passenger Rail
Chicago Transit Authority to analyze future of Blue Line's West Side branch Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR week 24 traffic data: U.S. roads registered gains Read More »
PTC
'Interrelated challenges' cloud PTC implementation by 2015's end, GAO says Read More »
People
N.Y. Senate approves Prendergast as MTA's top exec Read More »

June 20

Intermodal
Philadelphia port authority posts progress with channel deepening project Read More »
C&S
WMATA engineers uncover rail-car intercom problems Read More »
People
Former FRA officer Strang to join ASLRRA as VP of regulatory affairs Read More »
Passenger Rail
HART to solicit public input on Honolulu station designs Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metrolink, Sound Transit to kick off new station projects Read More »
BNSF Railway
Agrex begins to build BNSF loading facility in Nebraska Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Rail revenue climbed in 2012, supply chain group says Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
House appropriations subcommittee approves bill that would cut funding for transit, Amtrak and high-speed rail Read More »
PTC
PTC deadline should be extended at least three years, AAR's Hamberger says Read More »

June 19

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Bombardier, Alstom, Thales and ACE Westchester (June 19) Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
RSI sets special Railway Interchange 2013 rate for shippers Read More »
Amtrak
Mica: Stop Amtrak chefs from dishing up 'lavish' meals Read More »
MOW
Pennsylvania rail authority lets contract for new bridge Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metropolitan Council solicits public input on 17 Green Line Extension station locations Read More »
Canadian Pacific
Canadian Pacific trims intermodal transit time between Toronto, Calgary Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF earns and distributes accolades, installs new corporate relations VP Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Four Illinois congressmen urge USDOT to provide TIGER V grant for grade separation; FRA unveils smartphone app for crossing info Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Gov. Quinn signs bill to establish hydraulic fracturing regulations in Illinois Read More »

June 18

Labor
Keolis Rail Services employees ratify three-year deal at VRE Read More »
Passenger Rail
The T, DART address transit connectivity in Arlington Read More »
People
Alaska Railroad installs several new top execs Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metrolink chief orders 'health risk assessment' of maintenance facility Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
KCSM, UP attain rail service honors Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX issues 2012 social responsibility report, lands on top IT employer list Read More »
Safety
WMATA, ATU establish 'close-call reporting' pilot project Read More »
Intermodal
Cargo volumes a mixed bag for three major ports in May Read More »

June 17

MOW
North Carolina DOT lets contract for rail curve realignment Read More »
Intermodal
Texas port awards rail yard contract Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metrolink to raise fares to close FY2014 funding gap Read More »
Passenger Rail
BART adopts $1.5 billion budget for FY2014 Read More »
PTC
U.S. appellate court denies Chlorine Institute's PTC-related lawsuit against the FRA Read More »
Intermodal
Joint intermodal service primed for 'matchback' business, CN and INRD say Read More »
Passenger Rail
Transit ridership slipped in first quarter Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FRA safety committee endorses 'crashworthiness' equipment standards for high-speed rail Read More »

June 14

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Smart Software, TranSystems, Vossloh, Cognizant, J.L. Patterson and Salco (June 14) Read More »
C&S
Ohio utilities commission approves three crossing projects Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Transportation Services Index slipped a bit in April Read More »
Labor
VIA Rail and CAW reach tentative settlement, avoid strike Read More »
Passenger Rail
MTA awards final contract for Second Avenue Subway's first phase Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. rail traffic returned to mixed-results mode last week, AAR says Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF to move first-ever crude unit trains from New Mexico in fall Read More »
High-Speed Rail
STB OKs California's construction of Merced-to-Fresno high-speed line Read More »
Mechanical
IDOT readying RFP for high-speed locomotives in Midwest, West Read More »

June 13

CSX Transportation
CSX agrees to work with New York village to clear problematic vegetation Read More »
Passenger Rail
Atlanta BeltLine names Paul Morris top executive Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR issues new edition of railroad trends publication Read More »
Passenger Rail
Calgary Transit solicits public input on future North-Central light-rail line Read More »
Logistics
Savage to acquire Ft. Worth Pipe, expand shale play services Read More »
Passenger Rail
NJ Transit to partner with Cablevision for Wi-Fi at stations, on trains Read More »
MOW
Metro-North to launch trackwork project in the Bronx Read More »
Kansas City Southern
KCSM honored as logistics supplier of the year for Chrysler Group Read More »

June 12

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Ritron, GE, OPW, TTG Transportation, CTC and Faiveley Transport (June 12) Read More »
Labor
TCU ratifies contract with Los Angeles transit agency Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
TIGER grant demand again exceeds available funding, USDOT says Read More »
Passenger Rail
Greater Cleveland RTA completes airport tunnel upgrade Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
Norfolk Southern dedicates new intermodal terminal in Pennsylvania Read More »
Passenger Rail
MARTA adopts FY2014 budget Read More »
MOW
New Orleans Public Belt to reopen Huey P. Long Bridge on Father's Day Read More »
Safety
Canadian safety board issues three recommendations to reduce missed signal risks Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
Norfolk Southern's Wick Moorman to receive Railroad Innovator Award from Progressive Railroading, RailTrends Read More »

June 11

C&S
Arizona city creates quiet zone on UP line Read More »
People
North Shore Railroad makes several management changes Read More »
Passenger Rail
Santa Clara VTA awards contract for expressway improvements, paves way for future light rail Read More »
Passenger Rail
Gold Line light-rail project reaches construction milestone on operations facility Read More »
Intermodal
Moro to lead Long Beach port on interim basis; USDA to extend Miami port hours Read More »
Passenger Rail
LACMTA staff recommends contractor for $1.3 billion Crenshaw/LAX Line project Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF faces second lawsuit for L.A. intermodal project, fine for Washington state crossing defects Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Four congressmen unveil Transit Parity Act Read More »

June 10

Intermodal
Washington state port schedules workshop on proposed crude oil facility Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP notes Dow safety initiative progress, higher train speed in Texas Read More »
People
Maryland governor appoints Smith MTA administrator Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FTA, Metropolitan Council update report on business impact during Green Line construction Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Advisory council study concludes Canadian railroads should voluntarily install locomotive recording devices Read More »
People
League of Railway Industry Women seeks nominees for 'Outstanding Woman of the Year' Read More »
Intermodal
L.A. port lands large capital spending budget for FY2013-14 Read More »
High-Speed Rail
California authority OKs high-speed rail construction contract, transfers Altamont Corridor to San Joaquin rail commission Read More »
Amtrak
Shuster: Focus NEC investment on 'state of good repair,' not high-speed rail Read More »

June 7

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Bombardier, RailComm, Mitsubishi and IDS (June 7) Read More »
Intermodal
Savannah port receives large cranes; L.A. port forges pact with German partner Read More »
Amtrak
Illinois lawmakers back Quad Cities service expansion for Amtrak Read More »
MOW
UP to bolster Missouri line; CSX and NS to upgrade Ohio crossings Read More »
Safety
Operation Lifesaver's Rose delivers rail-safety education message to APTA Rail Conference Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FRA delays adjacent track safety rule's effective date by one year Read More »
Passenger Rail
APTA reveals winners of first safety, security awards Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR on May: U.S. roads registered first carload gain in 16 months, 42nd straight intermodal increase Read More »

June 6

Mechanical
ACF Industries reopens Pennsylvania rail-car plant due to booming energy sector Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF establishes economic development office in North Dakota Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak hosts station redevelopment conference, carries late Sen. Lautenberg back to D.C. 'one final time' Read More »
Passenger Rail
Tunnel boring begins on Eglinton Crosstown light-rail project Read More »
People
Shuba becomes OmniTRAX's CEO; McKenzie takes Watco's CFO reins Read More »
C&S
New York City Transit to close subway tunnels for major post-Sandy repairs Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Iowa Northern Railway to develop intermodal logistics hub Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF faces coal dust lawsuit in Washington state, deems the federal court action 'meritless' Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Intergovernmental agreement advances high-speed rail project in Illinois Read More »

June 5

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Westport Innovations, Bombardier, Wabtec and Michael Baker (June 5) Read More »
Intermodal
CSX marks progress on Quebec intermodal terminal Read More »
Labor
VIA Rail 'optimistic' about reaching CAW agreements Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CSX stock tops 'Dow Transports' list, Dividend Channel says Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
Cargill to expand rail capacity at CN-served grain elevator in Saskatchewan Read More »
Passenger Rail
Minnesota officials OK funds for Green Line extension's preliminary engineering Read More »
Intermodal
North Carolina council approves lease agreement for wood pellet export facility Read More »
Passenger Rail
SEPTA takes top 'Rail Rodeo' honors at APTA conference Read More »

June 4

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Alstom, Siemens, Sam Schwartz, SYSTRA, HNTB and G.W. Peoples (June 4) Read More »
Passenger Rail
HART unveils environmental document for part of Honolulu rail transit project Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF, U.S. Silica open frac sand facility in Texas Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
STB extends CN's deadline concerning contributions to two EJ&E-related grade separations Read More »
Intermodal
Arizona inland port inaugurates international container shipments Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
U.S. public supports investing tax money in public transportation, APTA says Read More »
People
Sen. Lautenberg praised for his dedication to transportation Read More »
Canadian Pacific
Pershing Square to sell up to 7 million shares of CP stock Read More »

June 3

Rail Industry Trends
Canadian railroad, municipality associations release new land use guidelines Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit open house to focus on Mercer Island light-rail segment Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Canada's House of Commons passes Class I-opposed 'fair' service act Read More »
Passenger Rail
TransLink seeks community input on Northeast area transit plan Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Short lines: Coos Bay Rail Link lands operator pact; Lake Superior and Ishpeming workers ratify agreement Read More »
Passenger Rail
VIA Rail's ridership remained steady in first quarter Read More »
Mechanical
Electro-Motive Diesel to produce low-emission locomotives for Metrolink Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Connecticut allocates more than $8 million for four freight-rail projects Read More »
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