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Rail News: June 2014

June 30

Passenger Rail
MBTA opens new CapeFLYER station in Wareham Village Read More »
Kansas City Southern
KCS names Jarboe VP of mechanical operations, wins RICA service award Read More »
Passenger Rail
M-1 RAIL sets streetcar construction start date Read More »
Passenger Rail
Capital Metro lands state grant for new rail cars, downtown Austin station Read More »
MOW
California Transportation Commission provides $510 million for 83 transportation projects Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Registration opens for RailTrends 2014 Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Canadian government issues new rail safety regs Read More »
High-Speed Rail
FRA issues 'record of decision' for first segment of California high-speed rail system Read More »
Passenger Rail
UP, Illinois DOT to fund third main track on Metra's West Line Read More »
People
Bastyr named publisher of Progressive Railroading Read More »

June 27

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from GE, Alstom, VHB, UNITRAC, Concrete Jack and Jacobs Associates (June 27) Read More »
Labor
BMWED re-elects Simpson as president, elects other officers Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
National business group pegs UP as a top health-promoting employer Read More »
People
Sound Transit names Harbour acting CEO Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR: U.S. roads top weekly intermodal volume record a second time Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Watco to purchase three North Carolina branch lines from NS Read More »
Amtrak
Design-build team selected for Amtrak intermodal station in Rochester Read More »
Passenger Rail
LACMTA chooses station location as best option to connect LAX people mover Read More »

June 26

Labor
SMART Division prepares to take first step in new national agreement negotiations Read More »
Passenger Rail
Caltrain officials hail California state budget's impact on transit Read More »
MOW
Event to mark completion of CREATE project, formation of UP/Illinois funding agreement Read More »
High-Speed Rail
FRA launches EIS process for Texas Central Railway's bullet-train proposal Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Jobs coalition urges Amtrak, California authority to continue high-speed rail commitment Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Central Maine & Quebec Railway to begin operating in Canada after CTA approval Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Sen. Carper files measure to raise gas tax to sustain Highway Trust Fund Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Canadian government launches transportation legislation review a year early Read More »

June 25

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Bombardier/Railpool, Alstom, STV/JLP, Axion, ZTR and I.D. Systems (June 25) Read More »
People
Reece, Fries join Canadian Association of Railway Suppliers' board Read More »
Passenger Rail
New pedestrian bridge to provide better access to MARTA's Buckhead Station Read More »
People
Kelliher becomes NMB's deputy chief of staff Read More »
People
In memoriam: COMTO President and CEO Julie Cunningham Read More »
Labor
BLET conducts ratification vote for CN-Wisconsin Central pact Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Stake in Saskatchewan short line part of Great Sandhills Terminal acquisition Read More »
Passenger Rail
Detroit City Council approves M-1 streetcar construction, operating pacts Read More »

June 24

Labor
TCU-represented workers ratify labor agreement with LACMTA Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Meritage Midstream marks first UP unit train at Wyoming crude terminal Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX boosts ranking on best IT workplaces list, issues social responsibility report Read More »
Labor
Keolis inks labor contracts with 14 unions to operate, maintain MBTA commuter-rail service Read More »
Logistics
Watco creates supply chain services unit, tabs Wolfe to lead it Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA sets Silver Line opening date Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
STB orders BNSF, CP to provide reports on grain service improvements Read More »

June 23

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from GE, Alstom, Bombardier, Cubic and Ventev (June 23) Read More »
Kansas City Southern
KCSR begins to build intermodal facility in Texas, assigns Elmore to AVP post Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metro Transit records more than 107,000 riders for Green Line opening Read More »
People
MTA names new board members, proposes Grand Central Terminal food hall Read More »
MOW
FRA awards grants for trackwork projects in California, Oklahoma Read More »
Labor
Arbitration ruling renews CN, Teamsters Canada Rail Conference agreement Read More »
Passenger Rail
Szabo calls on Southeast states to develop shared vision for rail Read More »
Shippers
Ford works with railroads, car builders to develop rail car for high-roof vehicles Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Canadian government unveils new regs for identifying haz-mat shipments Read More »

June 20

Intermodal
AAR, IANA co-develop educational sessions for Intermodal EXPO 2014 Read More »
Shippers
Magnetation begins to take delivery of unit trains for iron-ore concentrate moves Read More »
Labor
TriMet files unfair labor charge against ATU Read More »
Passenger Rail
MBTA, state launch workforce initiative; union objects to MBTA cellphone policy Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Daily crude production in the Bakken reaches 1 million barrels Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. roads set intermodal volume record in year's 24th week Read More »
Passenger Rail
MassDOT board OKs $210 million contract for South Coast Rail project Read More »
Passenger Rail
Virginia approves $13.1 billion in transportation improvements Read More »

June 19

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Greenbrier, R&R Contracting, TUV Rheinland, Holland and Parsons Brinckerhoff (June 19) Read More »
Class Is
UP upgrades Wisconsin line; CSX tabs Hammock for state government affairs post Read More »
Passenger Rail
Santa Clara VTA project to benefit from California's cap-and-trade program Read More »
Safety
TSB assesses Transport Canada's responses to safety recommendations, awaits new chair Read More »
Passenger Rail
Detroit streetcar project not in jeopardy, CEO says Read More »
Labor
U.S. Class Is' employment rolls expanded in May Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Two senators issue bipartisan call for gas tax hike Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Bill seeking to form short-line safety institute enters Senate Read More »
People
AAR honors Sen. Mikulski, CSX's Durden with environmental stewardship awards Read More »

June 18

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from AECOM, Kinkisharyo, Alstom, UNITRAC, Keolis; and, in memoriam: Anthony Kruglinski Read More »
Intermodal
L.A.-area ports pumped up volumes in May Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak starts field testing first of four new passenger-car types Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP tweaks West Coast-Chicago intermodal services, wins Lowe's top rail award Read More »
Passenger Rail
HART finishes first 100 support columns for Honolulu rail system Read More »
Intermodal
Connecticut creates port authority; Rep. Cassidy criticizes TIGER grant program Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CSCMP report: Rail helped the logistics industry grow incrementally in 2013 Read More »
Passenger Rail
APTA recognizes transit-rail agencies for 'excellence' in safety, security Read More »

June 17

Labor
TCU members ratify Providence and Worcester agreement Read More »
Passenger Rail
San Francisco Muni completes Central Subway tunneling work Read More »
MOW
Review committee narrows list of Oregon multi-modal projects considered for state funding Read More »
Passenger Rail
Twin Cities transit agency opens Central Corridor light-rail line Read More »
People
Gravel to succeed Brault as president of Genesee & Wyoming Canada Read More »
Intermodal
Long Beach port considers on-dock rail incentive Read More »
PTC
APTA announces Rail Rodeo winners, recognizes Montreal agency's sustainability efforts Read More »
High-Speed Rail
California allocates $250 million for high-speed rail Read More »

June 16

Norfolk Southern Railway
Lineage Logistics to build NS-served cold storage facility near South Carolina port Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit seeks public feedback on long-range transportation plan Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Indiana Rail Road to replace old bridge; Lederer to lead Pecos Valley Southern Read More »
Passenger Rail
Legislation proposes to name Philadelphia rail station after late congressman Gray Read More »
Intermodal
Virginia port maintains record volume pace; L.A. port installs Seroka in top post Read More »
CSX Transportation
Final environmental report issued on Virginia Avenue Tunnel project Read More »
Labor
Obama establishes Presidential Emergency Board to end one-day SEPTA strike Read More »
Passenger Rail
Rail ridership rose in first quarter, APTA says Read More »

June 13

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Miner, Bombardier, Alstom, Keolis, Timken, Ansaldo STS and Midland (June 13) Read More »
People
Railway development association elects secretary-treasurer nominee, committee officers Read More »
Safety
Operation Lifesaver awards state chapter grants for education safety campaign Read More »
Passenger Rail
BART aims to test different rail-car prototypes, approves fare for Oakland airport people mover Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP receives 'elite' service award from Hyundai GLOVIS Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
OmniTRAX to manage, operate Brownsville & Rio Grande Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S., Canadian rail traffic jumped up in June's first week Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Obama's transportation bill introduced in the House Read More »

June 12

C&S
Crossing upgrades on horizon in Ohio; quiet zone on tap in New York Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Chemical company recognizes Maryland and Delaware's service efforts Read More »
Passenger Rail
Groundbreaking held for Niagara Falls intermodal station Read More »
Amtrak
Public feedback sought on study to improve Baltimore and Potomac Tunnel Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Transportation Services Index ascended slightly in April Read More »
Passenger Rail
CTA awards construction contracts to replace, expand two Red Line stations Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Rail maintains dominant market share of U.S. coal shipments, EIA says Read More »
Safety
Crude by rail: McCown offers to lend hand in California debate; AAR stresses railroads' safety efforts Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metro-North issues 100-day report on safety, service improvements Read More »

June 11

Intermodal
Georgia, Florida ports continue to prep for larger ships Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
Toyota Logistics Services honors UP's customer service efforts Read More »
Labor
Mediator to meet with SEPTA, union leaders to avoid strike; BLET members ratify Metra contract Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Rep. Denham amendment would kill California high-speed rail funding Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
California DOT seeks public input on draft freight mobility plan Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Crude by rail: Facility developments progress in Texas, North Dakota Read More »
Passenger Rail
MARTA OKs FY2015 operations, capital budgets Read More »
Passenger Rail
Florida governor seeks longer public comment period for All Aboard Florida proposal Read More »

June 10

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Wabtec, Protran, Alstom, Michael Baker and RSI (June 10) Read More »
Intermodal
American port association to honor 21 ports for communication efforts Read More »
Safety
Operation Lifesaver soliciting grant applications for transit-rail safety education Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
Evergreen Shipping honors UP as 2013's railroad of the year Read More »
People
TriMet tabs Marra to oversee maintenance operations Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak seeks to upgrade Wi-Fi on Northeast Corridor Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF operates first unit train for new TransCold Express service Read More »
Canadian Pacific
Michigan considers budget appropriation for double-stack rail tunnel Read More »

June 9

Passenger Rail
Metro-North tweaks schedules to improve service Read More »
Intermodal
L.A. harbor commission OKs $350 million in FY2014-15 for capital work Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Quebec to fund feasibility study on iron-ore rail line Read More »
Passenger Rail
Connecticut Gov. Malloy highlights investments in New Haven rail yard Read More »
Intermodal
Global Port Tracker report: Potential labor disruption drives June import volumes Read More »
People
Harsco Rail tabs Bolte to serve as senior director of North American sales Read More »
Passenger Rail
Caltrain OKs FY2015 operating budget Read More »
MOW
Canadian rail corridor program marks completion of three overpasses Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FRA to investigate Metra due to recent incidents Read More »

June 6

Passenger Rail
TriMet to hold 'hackathon' to enhance transit apps Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metro Transit opens elevator tower to access new Green Line Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Registration opens for Canadian Rail Summit Read More »
Passenger Rail
BART honored for website design Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Washington State DOT seeks public input on freight mobility plan Read More »
Passenger Rail
OCTA proposes $1.1 billion FY2015 budget Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FEMA policy bans hydraulic fracturing on certain properties, Sens. Shuster and Barletta claim Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR: Weekly U.S. carload, intermodal averages ascended to high levels in May Read More »

June 5

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from CIT, Maher, Intertek and Railway Supply Institute (June 5) Read More »
Shippers
American Chemistry Council adds members, cites stronger 'activity barometer' in May Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
WWL Vehicle Services honors UP as 2013's railroad of the year Read More »
People
Tobin named general counsel for All Aboard Florida Read More »
Intermodal
Dynacraft to establish gateway at Georgia port; R. J. Corman to operate Tennessee port Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CHS to build CN-served propane terminal in Wisconsin Read More »
Passenger Rail
San Francisco Muni service returns to regular schedule following operator 'sickout' Read More »
Passenger Rail
LACMTA seeks feedback on Union Station master plan Read More »

June 4

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Greenbrier, Watco, Union Tank, Hub, Alstom, XL Group and TTX (June 4) Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Oklahoma DOT to poll public on long-range transportation plan Read More »
Passenger Rail
SEPTA to replace weekend late-night buses with trains Read More »
Safety
AAR, OLI help promote grade crossing safety during International Level Crossing Day Read More »
Passenger Rail
PATH initiates two programs to solicit rider input on system improvements Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Developer chosen for 112-acre UP parcel next to BART station Read More »
Intermodal
Florida East Coast to open container transfer facility at Port Everglades next month Read More »
Safety
Rail safety a hot topic at Senate transportation subcommittee hearing Read More »

June 3

Passenger Rail
St. Paul's Union Depot names train viewing spot Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
Source Energy Services opens CN-served frac sand facility in Wisconsin Read More »
Passenger Rail
Maryland transit officials to solicit public comments on rapid transit study Read More »
MOW
Iowa DOT seeks rail project applicants for funding program Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Pennsylvania rail authority begins process to solicit new short-line operator Read More »
Labor
San Francisco Muni service disrupted during employee 'sickout' Read More »
Safety
Sen. Warner, stakeholders discuss crude-by-rail safety at Virginia summit Read More »
Labor
BLET members authorize SEPTA strike Read More »

June 2

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from BSM, Lat-Lon, Thales, Siemens and Harsco Rail (June 2) Read More »
Passenger Rail
VIA Rail unveils new rail cars, service amenities for 'Canadian' train Read More »
C&S
Grade separations considered in North Carolina, Washington Read More »
People
Valley Metro's Banta honored as 'most admired' leader Read More »
Intermodal
Maryland port earns 'presidential' award for export efforts Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Surface transportation trade value with NAFTA partners reached second-best mark in March Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
GOP proposal to use Postal Service funds to bolster Highway Trust Fund a 'nonstarter,' opponents say Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Genesee & Wyoming closes CP deal, launches Rapid City, Pierre & Eastern Railroad Read More »
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