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Rail News: June 2018

June 29

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Alstom, Saft, T-Mobile and TRAC (June 29) Read More »
Intermodal
Port Everglades advances gantry-crane project Read More »
Focused Technology Solutions | Sponsored
The SpikeEase: A Priceless Investment in Rail Safety and Productivity
Safety
Brightline partners with nonprofit on rail safety initiative Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN establishes first Community Board Read More »
Passenger Rail
California to vote on gas tax, vehicle fees Read More »
MOW
RTA: Tie production, purchases rose in May Read More »
Passenger Rail
LA Metro to build light rail in East San Fernando Valley Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX revives plan for North Carolina intermodal hub Read More »

June 28

Safety
Santa Clara VTA to boost light-rail safety in San Jose Read More »
Safety
Safety board recommends Canada update rail employee training, regs Read More »
Labor
BLET threatens Tex-Mex strike over KCS' crew replacement Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Mississippi short line nets $4.7 million to build rail-car storage Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
North American rail volume up 3.3 percent in Week 25 Read More »
PTC
Report: NJ Transit to request PTC deadline extension Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak considers replacing Amfleet I equipment Read More »

June 27

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Getzner, TRC, TRAC and CTLGroup (June 27) Read More »
People
Cleveland RTA board elects Clough, Lucas to leadership roles Read More »
Sustainability
Connecticut awards brownfield cleanup grants to rail projects Read More »
Intermodal
Virginia International Gateway expansion project passes halfway mark Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
MBTA to allow onboard credit, debit payments for commuter-rail riders Read More »
Security
BART, San Francisco boost police presence at Civic Center Station Read More »
Security
House passes transportation security bill Read More »
Canadian Pacific
CP contracts with Progress Rail to rebuild locomotives Read More »

June 26

Passenger Rail
VIA Rail tweaks schedules to address delays Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Sound Transit kicks off TOD near Capitol Hill light-rail station Read More »
Shippers
Shale Support buys two Louisiana sand mines Read More »
Passenger Rail
Milwaukee wraps up construction on initial streetcar route Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP to increase train speed on Minnesota line Read More »
Passenger Rail
Cuomo signs bill to advance AirTrain-LaGuardia link Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
NS appoints Sutherland VP law Read More »
Passenger Rail
MBTA nets $225 million for Green Line light-rail extension Read More »

June 25

Mechanical
Montreal bids farewell to MR-63 rail cars Read More »
People
OCTA names Bergener COO Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN reveals capex plans for New Brunswick, Nova Scotia Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Trump plan would move TSA, FEMA to USDOT Read More »
Passenger Rail
Valley Metro taps Jacobs to design Phoenix light-rail extension Read More »
Safety
FTA orders WMATA to fix 'unsafe' subway barriers Read More »
Class Is
CN, CP to help fund Vancouver port infrastructure work Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Florida DOT to consider private Orlando-to-Tampa high-speed rail line Read More »

June 22

Supplier Spotlight
U.S. Rep. Weber tours RailWorks' Texas plant Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Union Tank Car, Voith, RGCX and ENSCO (June 22) Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
PANYNJ advances Tier II environmental study for freight-rail program Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
First freight shipped on New York Susquehanna's Utica Line in dozen years Read More »
Passenger Rail
Watco seeks bids for Oklahoma passenger-rail line operator Read More »
Passenger Rail
Light-rail system proposed for Gatineau, Quebec Read More »
Kansas City Southern
KCS to serve new Texas industrial park Read More »
Amtrak
Southern states miss funding deadline to restore Amtrak's Gulf Coast service Read More »

June 21

Passenger Rail
NYC Transit to rehab three Manhattan subway stations Read More »
Intermodal
South Carolina Ports Authority OKs largest capex plan in its history Read More »
People
Sound Transit names Farley deputy CEO Read More »
People
NCDOT promotes Orthner to rail division director Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. rail traffic growth topped 4 percent in Week 24 Read More »
Intermodal
Fairview Container Terminal project to expand on-dock rail Read More »
Passenger Rail
MBTA North South commuter-rail project could cost up to $22 billion Read More »
Kansas City Southern
Kansas City Southern to acquire 50 GE locomotives Read More »

June 20

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from GE, RSI Logistics, SKF and CIT Group (June 20) Read More »
Passenger Rail
CTA breaks ground on Chicago's Garfield Gateway project Read More »
Shippers
Retailers concerned about impact of escalating trade war Read More »
Passenger Rail
Denver RTD contractor to begin removing flaggers at A Line crossings Read More »
People
DART names Fontayne-Bardowell executive VP, chief administrative officer Read More »
Mechanical
VIA Rail considers four train manufacturers for new rail fleet Read More »
Passenger Rail
Minnesota's Ramsey County backs St. Paul streetcar line Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN outlines capex plans for Saskatchewan Read More »

June 19

Rail Industry Trends
TransLink mulls distance-based fares Read More »
Intermodal
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to help fund PortMiami study Read More »
People
League of Railway Women seeks nominations for 'member of the year' Read More »
Shippers
CentrePort Canada issues RFP for Manitoba rail park Read More »
People
NYC Transit names Elegudin 'accessibility' chief Read More »
Passenger Rail
LA Metro staff recommend light-rail for East San Fernando Valley project Read More »
Intermodal
CSX, NS to serve new Savannah port logistics center Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
STB: Class I employment up a bit in mid-May Read More »

June 18

Passenger Rail
LIRR pilot program slashes Brooklyn-Queens fares Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Guelph Junction Railway presents first shareholder dividend Read More »
Safety
Caltrain begins $3.5 million grade-crossing project Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Santa Cruz RTC OKs pact with Progressive Rail for freight service Read More »
Passenger Rail
North Virginia agency OKs $1.3 billion transportation program Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX train derails, rail cars catch fire in Indiana Read More »
Passenger Rail
Hartford Line launches to 'overwhelming demand' Read More »
Passenger Rail
Carnival to acquire Alaska's White Pass & Yukon railroad Read More »

June 15

People
Ports of Indiana appoints Coda CEO Read More »
Safety
New York & Atlantic conducts tank-car safety training Read More »
Amtrak
Report: Restoring Amtrak Gulf Coast service would boost local economies Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Retailers: Tariffs against China will hurt consumers, economy Read More »
MOW
New Jersey to borrow $600 million to replace Portal Bridge Read More »
Passenger Rail
LA Metro advances Dodger Stadium tram proposal Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Oshkosh Transload Terminal opens in Wisconsin Read More »
MOW
BART's $2.3 billion budget targets infrastructure repairs Read More »

June 14

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from New York Air Brake, SRT, Encore Rail, Herzog and HDR (June 14) Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
ASLRRA launches grant-writing service for short lines Read More »
Passenger Rail
OCTA's FY19 budget calls for new streetcar line Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. railroads' upward traffic trend continued in Week 23 Read More »
Safety
FTA OKs Oregon's transit-rail safety oversight program Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN to spend CA$530 million on capex in Alberta, Quebec Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Chicago taps Musk's firm to build high-speed tunnel to O'Hare Read More »
PTC
BNSF seeks PTC deadline extension due to interoperability delays Read More »

June 13

Passenger Rail
Utah Transit Authority begins streetcar double-track project Read More »
Passenger Rail
SunRail slates open houses at southern extension stations Read More »
Passenger Rail
Tampa transit agency nets $2.7 million to boost TECO streetcar Read More »
Canadian Pacific
BRS signalmen on CP 's Soo Line ratify six-year pact Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Carload Express expands rail service to Virginia Read More »
Passenger Rail
Massachusetts DOT issues RFP for east-west rail plans Read More »
PTC
Amtrak makes PTC progress with BNSF Read More »
Passenger Rail
APTA recognizes transit-rail agencies for safety, security excellence Read More »

June 12

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Amsted, Siemens-Alstom, Railroad Signaling Solutions and Road & Rail (June 12) Read More »
Passenger Rail
North Carolina DOT inks contract for proposed Charlotte rail station Read More »
People
ASLRRA's Darr to head American Council of Engineering Cos. Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
NTSB issues early report on CSX derailment Read More »
Passenger Rail
LA Metro unveils rail concept for Sepulveda Pass project Read More »
Intermodal
U.S. Army Corps allocates $49 million to Charleston Harbor project Read More »
People
Brazeau to lead Railway Association of Canada Read More »
Passenger Rail
Utah Transit Authority wins APTA Rail Rodeo Read More »

June 11

Amtrak
Transportation bill would require Amtrak to employ one ticketing agent in each state Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit slates meetings on Lynnwood Link extension station designs Read More »
Passenger Rail
Caltrain OKs operating, capital budgets for FY19 Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
AAR sends letter to U.S. mayors to stress freight railroads' local impacts Read More »
Intermodal
Toyota Logistics Services eyes auto facility upgrades at Long Beach port Read More »
People
Brightline adds four execs to leadership team Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN allocates millions for infrastructure upgrades in Manitoba Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
USDOT names 26 proposed recipients of initial INFRA grants Read More »

June 8

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Waze, Peerless Electronics, Alstom and Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell (June 8) Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
U.S. Rep. Sanford tours Geismar's new South Carolina plant Read More »
Labor
Retailers hail tentative agreement on port contract Read More »
MOW
MBTA advances Gloucester drawbridge replacement Read More »
Shippers
KCS to serve new Rangeland energy hub Read More »
People
TriMet names Henderson COO Read More »
PTC
FRA schedules summer symposiums to address PTC Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Illinois provides $241 million to boost freight mobility Read More »

June 7

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Duos, InnoTrans, Systra and Macro (June 7) Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Schumer calls for crude-by-rail standards Read More »
Passenger Rail
MARTA to take over Atlanta Streetcar in July Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR: U.S. intermodal volume hit near record in May Read More »
Passenger Rail
San Francisco toll hike to fund BART rail-car purchase Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX is selling six rail lines Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN unveils 2018 capex plan for British Columbia Read More »
Canadian Pacific
CP unveils plan to order 5,900 grain hopper cars Read More »

June 6

Passenger Rail
WMATA to end courtesy transfers during VRE, MARC delays Read More »
Passenger Rail
Caltrain begins grade crossing projects as part of electrification effort Read More »
Passenger Rail
Connecticut DOT gears up for Hartford Line testing Read More »
Mechanical
GE completes first of CN's new locomotives Read More »
Passenger Rail
FTA issues record of decision for BART Silicon Valley extension Read More »
MOW
Ohio River rail project to receive $16 million INFRA grant Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
ASLRRA's Darr to resign in July Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
USDOT awards $132 million grant for CREATE projects Read More »

June 5

People
Bovo added to SFRTA board Read More »
Passenger Rail
TransLink to hike fares next month Read More »
Sustainability
Santa Clara VTA unveils 2017 sustainability report Read More »
People
BNSF Logistics hires Ronning as CCO Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
BLET-IC locomotive engineers ratify contract with CN Read More »
Passenger Rail
MTA kicks off $2.2 million rehab of Staten Island Railway station Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Canadian agency seeks opinions on new rail regs Read More »
Amtrak
Lawmakers want meeting with Amtrak CEO to discuss Southwest route's future Read More »

June 4

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from R. J. Corman, Thales, The Andersons, Ports America Group and Hanson (June 4) Read More »
Safety
NCDOT stages train-car crash to demonstrate safety concerns Read More »
Passenger Rail
VIA Rail logged ridership gain, on-time performance dip in Q1 Read More »
MOW
SCDOT to pursue rail corridor separation project Read More »
Safety
Boca Raton quiet zones begin on Brightline route Read More »
Mechanical
Pittsburgh transit agency to overhaul Siemens light-rail vehicles Read More »
Passenger Rail
Hennepin County OKs additional funds for Minneapolis light-rail project Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak to replace, rebuild national network locomotive fleet Read More »

June 1

Supplier Spotlight
U.S. Reps. Moore, DeFazio visit rail suppliers in Wisconsin, Oregon Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
LA Metro details strategy behind successful ballot measure Read More »
Labor
NRLC: Pattern health-care terms applied to two more unions Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
RTA: Tie production, purchases fell in April Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Reading & Northern to serve IRIS USA's new East Coast plant Read More »
High-Speed Rail
California high-speed rail project creates 2,000 construction jobs Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Central Maine & Quebec subsidiary opens tank-car service plant Read More »
Passenger Rail
FTA awards $278 million to transit agencies for hurricane repairs Read More »
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