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Rail News: June 2017

June 30

Rail supplier news from Transdev, Greenbrier, Strukton, Kontron and Siemens (June 30) SMART commuter-rail system begins 'preview' rides BLET vote authorizes strike at Wheeling & Lake Erie Transit security bill introduced in Congress Kansas opens Great Bend transload facility Ottawa taps RTG to deliver rolling stock for O-Train extensions USDOT retools FASTLANE to leverage non-fed funding MTA's Lhota to overhaul NYC subways

June 29

WMATA tests tunnel material to prevent arcing incidents Cando awarded contracts for rail switching in Wisconsin BART installs security cameras in all rail cars U.S., Canadian railroads post traffic gains in Week 25 Metropolitan Council to install Tchourumoff as chairwoman Brightline trains to run on biodiesel CN, Whirlpool break ground on new distribution center AAR recognizes Andrew Paul with Chafee environmental award Gov. Cuomo declares state of emergency for MTA

June 28

Rail supplier news from Siemens, Skanska, Savage, Nordco and L.B. Foster (June 28) Omnitrans names Baysden director of rail Musk, Emanuel discuss tunnel idea for O'Hare high-speed rail line RTA: Crosstie production up, purchases down in May APTA recognizes Toronto Transit Commission as 'outstanding' DERA reauthorization bill introduced New York City A-train derails, injures 34 CSX crew members killed on Amtrak route near D.C.

June 27

Sacramento transit agency fast-tracks rail car repairs following heat wave TransLink expands retail offerings at SkyTrain stations Bill would create dedicated funding for freight infrastructure MTA gears up for M line bridge replacements UP honors customers for safe chemical transportation Virginia panel OKs six-year plan for rail, transit projects Hall named FRA's deputy administrator Amtrak taps former Delta CEO Anderson as railroad's next leader

June 26

Metra names Deno chief HR officer, preps for new rail-car seats UP budgets $2.5 million for Wisconsin projects OmniTRAX affiliate files patent complaint against U.S. Silica BART OKs funding for new rail-car fleet Sound Transit secures $88 million federal loan for light-rail shop VTG acquires Redwood Rail rail-car fleet Canada pledges $333 million for Finch West light-rail line L.K. Comstock obtains MTA contract for LIRR project

June 23

Rail supplier news from Alstom, Nomad, Yusen, Road & Rail and Transdev (June 23) Canada pledges funds for Yonge subway extension BLET ratifies pact with Indiana and Ohio Railway Great Lakes Basin clarifies location of proposed freight-rail line Kiewit named construction manager of Valley Metro light-rail extension Operation Lifesaver, FRA award $217,000 for rail safety education L.A. Metro OKs $1.4 billion budget for Gold Line extension Lhota named MTA's chairman

June 22

Metro Transit to install light-rail track, improve signaling Calgary Transit rolls out light-rail inspection car UP to spend $5 million on infrastructure in Washington SEPTA gears up for trolley tunnel work STB: Class I employment declined in mid-May L.A. Metro retires old Blue Line rail cars, unveils new units AAR: North American rail traffic grew in Week 24 National Steel delivers first of new domestic rail cars to K+S Potash

June 21

MARTA launches rail system art program Short Line Safety Institute unveils interactive training Operation Lifesaver names new board members NARP to rally for funding of Amtrak long-distance trains Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor names Metro Ports terminal operator Metrolink to solicit input on proposed 2018 budgets Chevron achieves milestone on Gulf Coast petrochemical project Metro-North President Giulietti to retire in August

June 20

Rail supplier news from Bombardier, GE, PowerRail, 360 Rail, CTLGroup and Revolution Rail (June 20) Valley Metro forms training program for HVAC equipment on light-rail cars Quebec railroad to haul iron ore concentrate from Bloom Lake mine U.S. House reps sign bipartisan letter seeking Highway Trust Fund solution MTA reopens two elevated rail stations in Brooklyn North Carolina Ports set for arrival of new container services FTA reminds states to set up safety oversight programs for transit rail Ontario begins environmental review of GO Transit's rail electrification

June 19

Caltrain takes steps to reduce stormwater pollution Metra to replace grade crossing on Electric South Chicago Branch MBTA pilot boosts ridership on Fairmount rail line CN fined for diesel fuel discharge into river Nevada's Sandoval vetoes two-person crew bill Trudeau commits funds for Ottawa light-rail extension Port Manatee, Chile officials explore trade potential Cuomo: Financial deal set to start Penn-Farley train hall construction

June 16

Rail supplier news from Thales, CTC, Retlif, AngelTrax and Alstom (June 16) USDOT solicits input on transportation project regs St. Louis transit agency breaks ground on MetroLink rail station UP maps infrastructure projects in Minnesota MBTA to study future commuter-rail needs FRA, MDOT issue 'no impact' finding for Susquehanna rail bridge project Trudeau pledges funding to build light rail in Montreal Amtrak should pay for Penn Station disruptions, Cuomo says

June 15

Pacific Harbor Line honored for Guard, Reserve support NTSB: Amtrak derailment in Vermont caused by rock-slide debris PortMiami handles largest container ship to call on Florida port U.S., Canadian rail traffic gains continue ASLRRA announces Jake Award winners NJ Transit adjusts rail schedule for Penn Station repairs G&W subsidiary opens bulk transfer terminal in North Carolina Amtrak to build new locomotive shop in Seattle

June 14

Rail supplier news from Vertex, Trainyard Tech, Duos, RATP Dev and Louis Berger-Egis (June 14) GO Transit to run all-day train service on Stouffville Line CN publishes investor fact book Former BLE VP Shell dies UP announces capex plans for New Mexico RTD to continue G Line testing L.A. Metro to begin environmental process for West Santa Ana rail line BART wins top prize at APTA Rail Rodeo

June 13

R. J. Corman celebrates 30th year Gov. Sandoval signs bill to seek funds for Las Vegas light rail Ohio panel OKs grade crossing improvements in Ravenna Metrolinx issues RFP for Barrie Line double-track project Pontiac station opens on Chicago-St. Louis high-speed line MTA unveils Penn Station summer service plan Florida East Coast Railway honored for business development APTA recognizes rail agencies for safety, security

June 12

Denver transit agency launches 'MyRide' fare payment system SEPTA gears up for trolley track renewal Senate committee advances USDOT nominees UP announces $68 million in capex projects for Iowa GE names Flannery to succeed Immelt as CEO, chair Metrolink tests Tier 4 locomotives CTA issues RFQ for Red, Purple modernization project Port of New Orleans to acquire Public Belt Railroad

June 9

Rail supplier news from ARI, Railserve, Hub Group, HNTB and RailPros (June 9) ASLRRA honors GE's Griswell for distinguished service Metro-North gears up for Waterbury Branch track improvements UP schedules $24 million in capex plans for Arizona Hampton Roads Transit mulls light-rail extension to Norfolk naval base Belt Railway Co. of Chicago contracts with Wabtec for PTC Sacramento transit agency moves security in-house U.S., Canadian railroads post traffic gains in Week 22

June 8

TNW marks 35 years in business Valley Metro kicks off light-rail station construction North Dakota DOT publishes draft of new state rail plan Metrolinx picks three teams to bid on Hurontario light-rail project L.A. Port's FY2018 budget includes rail projects WMATA to pull older fleets from service ahead of schedule U.S. railroads posted 6.4 percent traffic growth in May Denver RTD to resume rail line testing, but contractor concerned about approval time

June 7

Rail supplier news from IPS Cranes, CakeBoxx, Siemens, GE and RATP (June 7) BART offers public access to station crime data UP plans $70 million in projects for Colorado, Idaho Mississippi Export Railroad promotes Luce to CEO Connecticut DOT delays two New Haven Line projects Washington bill clarifies regs of short lines hauling cooking oils CTA marks 125th anniversary of 'L' rail system CP unveils sales and marketing initiatives

June 6

WMATA replaces escalators at Woodley Park Station MBTA breaks ground on new commuter-rail station Port of Oakland seeks more rail business Amtrak to prep train crews for new Roanoke service Former rail union leader Watson dies USD Partners acquires crude-oil terminal in Oklahoma CHSRA pledges $115 million for L.A. Regional Connector rail project CSX shareholders approve CEO Harrison's reimbursement

June 5

Iowa DOT solicits responses to freight plan amendment San Mateo transit agency OKs $86.8 million budget for FY2018 L.A. Metro slates hearing on Purple Line extension environmental study RTA: Crosstie production fell, but purchases soared in April SEPTA board OKs solar project, fare hikes CSX publishes 2016 corporate responsibility report Oklahoma City agency taps Herzog for streetcar operations STB wants more details on GLBT's freight-rail proposal

June 2

VRE to hike fares by 3 percent L.A. Metro boring machine hits a milestone WMATA preps for new preventive maintenance program SMBC Rail acquires American Railcar Leasing Union Pacific reports sustainability progress in 2016 Cleveland RTA breaks ground on new Campus Station rail hub Canada safety panel cites inadequate train handling, fatigue in CP derailment Greenbrier, MUL finalize $1 billion rail-car pact

June 1

Rail supplier news from AECOM, ZTR, McMillen Jacobs and Alstom (June 1) Metra police charge suspect in yard theft NS honors North Shore Railroad as 'Short Line of the Year' U.S., Canadian railroads post traffic gain in Week 21 UTA reports ridership growth on S-Line streetcar G&W acquires Heart of Georgia Railroad G&W's Hellmann to receive 2017 Railroad Innovator Award from Progressive Railroading, RailTrends FRA, FTC to award $197 million in PTC grants << Previous Next >>
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