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Rail News: June 2019

June 28

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Bombardier, Thales, Focused Technology, Appalachian Railcar, Ondas Networks and HNTB (June 28) Read More »
Passenger Rail
NJ governor signs NJ Transit worker bill, highlights agency's progress Read More »
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Slash Time and Money with Callisto Track Geometry Systems
People
WMATA hands chairman's gavel to Smedberg Read More »
People
Former CSX exec Kendall joins FRA as deputy administrator Read More »
Passenger Rail
TriMet adopts 2020 budget, anticipates station consolidation plan vote Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
Norfolk Southern kicks off TOP21 operating plan Read More »
Passenger Rail
FTA allocates $60 million grant to DART for platform extensions Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Alaska Railroad OKs historic pact to build new U.S.-Canada rail connection Read More »

June 27

MOW
MBTA lets contract for improvements at four subway stations Read More »
Passenger Rail
Austin's Cap Metro garnered high ridership growth in May Read More »
Intermodal
South Carolina ports set cargo record in May Read More »
Mechanical
Montreal agency to obtain more AZUR trains from consortium Read More »
People
GoTriangle CEO Mann to step down Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. rail traffic slide continued in Week 25 Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Senators introduce two-person train crew bill Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
ASLRRA names 293 winners of annual 'Jake' safety awards Read More »

June 26

Passenger Rail
BART to phase out paper tickets at four stations Read More »
Shippers
Retailers call for boosting congressional authority over tariffs Read More »
Passenger Rail
VIA Rail gains Canadian government, infrastructure bank funding for service ramp up Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
House OKs legislation including THUD appropriations bill Read More »
Passenger Rail
MBTA to hasten capital construction projects under new state plan Read More »
Passenger Rail
FTA taps VTA as first entrant in expedited project delivery program Read More »
Intermodal
Schneider launches intermodal service at CSX ramp in Indianapolis Read More »
Security
APTA honors transit-rail agencies' safety, security efforts Read More »

June 25

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Keolis, FRA, DMI, Bourque Logistics and Alstom (June 25) Read More »
Passenger Rail
TEXRail receives CLIDE Award Read More »
Safety
MBTA creates rail safety review panel Read More »
Passenger Rail
BART earns top award at APTA's 2019 International Rail Rodeo Read More »
People
Utah Transit Authority names Gonot executive director Read More »
Passenger Rail
Virgin Trains breaks ground on Orlando passenger-rail line Read More »
Passenger Rail
PANYNJ unveils major plan to reduce delays on PATH trains Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
NTSB calls on FRA to stop delaying passenger-rail safety rule Read More »

June 24

People
Little Rock Port Authority's board re-elects Hendricks chair Read More »
Passenger Rail
San Diego MTS green lights TOD near Grantville Station Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA to enable automatic door-opening on Red Line Read More »
People
TC&W promotes Ryberg to assistant VP Read More »
People
Richardson appointed BART's first inspector general Read More »
C&S
Ohio commission OKs CSX grade crossing projects Read More »
Labor
BLET ratifies new contract with M&NA, reaches tentative pact with SEPTA Read More »
Passenger Rail
DART names future commuter-rail service the Silver Line Read More »

June 21

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Vossloh, Nomad Digital, MUL Railcars, SNC-Lavalin, Railway Equipment and EnviroServe (June 21) Read More »
Passenger Rail
Caltrain completes 22nd Street Station improvements Read More »
People
California transit board names Padgette managing director of Capitol Corridor Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP recognizes 46 companies for safe hazmat practices Read More »
People
AAPA names Connor to succeed Nagle as top exec Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Short-line tax credit advances in House, picks up 50th cosponsor in Senate Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. Class Is employed fewer workers in May Read More »
Passenger Rail
FTA allocates $300M to BART’s heavy-rail system Read More »

June 20

Mechanical
Sound Transit receives new light-rail vehicle Read More »
Passenger Rail
LA Metro report highlights on-demand service, congestion pricing study Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. rail traffic down again in Week 24 Read More »
Safety
Denver RTD light-rail derailment prompts safety action plan Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
STB solicits comments on proposed Uinta Basin Railway's environmental impact Read More »
Passenger Rail
MassDOT, MBTA OK $18.3 billion capital plan Read More »
Intermodal
PANYNJ wraps up ExpressRail Port Jersey project Read More »
Security
Amtrak police force cuts prompt lawmakers' security concerns Read More »

June 19

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Thales, Wabtec, Cubic, HDR, Roadrunner, Wasatch and James Street (June 19) Read More »
Intermodal
Amports to expand acreage at Jacksonville port Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metro Transit-St. Louis logs ridership record during Stanley Cup celebration Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
NS honors Delaware-Lackawanna as 'short line of the year' Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA seeks improvements for Blue, Orange, Silver lines Read More »
Canadian Pacific
CP recognized for logistics excellence Read More »
Passenger Rail
Connecticut DOT Hartford Line marks one-year anniversary Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
ASLRRA: House bill includes short-line tax credit Read More »

June 18

Passenger Rail
APTA to host maintenance, operator skills competition Read More »
Passenger Rail
Capitol Corridor increases train speeds Read More »
Passenger Rail
LA Metro begins work on Blue Line northern segment Read More »
People
NCDOT's Trogdon to chair AASHTO rail council Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
NTSB issues preliminary report on ethanol train derailment in Texas Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
Teamsters rail traffic controllers ratify new CN contract Read More »
Mechanical
NCTD board approves Siemens locomotive order Read More »
Security
NYC Transit: Pact adds 500 officers to improve safety, combat fare evasion Read More »

June 17

Passenger Rail
NJ Transit to highlight accessibility options in video campaign Read More »
Passenger Rail
TransLink completes Joyce Collingwood Station project Read More »
Passenger Rail
DART forges pact with Anland North to develop Victory Plaza Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak wraps up Acela interior 'refresh' Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
United Rail enlists Peakstone to raise capital for short-line acquisitions Read More »
Logistics
Howard Energy expands rail-served bulk terminal facilities in Texas Read More »
Mechanical
Bombardier to move BART rail-car assembly to California Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FRA issues proposed rule for passenger rail safety, risk-reduction systems Read More »

June 14

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from NRC, Tramont, Alstom, ABB Turbocharging, TekTracking, CRRC and HNTB (June 14) Read More »
Passenger Rail
PATH to open eastbound Harrison Station Read More »
Passenger Rail
LA Metro tunnel boring machine breaks through to Wilshire/Western Terminus Read More »
Intermodal
Palmetto Railways to serve new plastics transload facility Read More »
People
DART names Schulze chief of staff Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
North Dakota lawmakers seek Chao's help to fight Washington state's crude-by-rail law Read More »
Intermodal
USDOT seeks applicants for new port infrastructure grant program Read More »
Passenger Rail
MARTA OKs timeline for major transit expansion Read More »

June 13

People
WMATA names Mobbs counsel to inspector general Read More »
PTC
South Florida RTA to start PTC revenue service demos at Tri-Rail Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
FRA: Short Line Safety Institute's assessment model is 'robust' Read More »
Safety
Washington state to update railroad oil-spill response rules Read More »
C&S
NJ Transit lands federal grant for distributed generation project Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. rail traffic slump carries into June Read More »
Kansas City Southern
BMW opens KCSM-served plant in Mexico Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FRA announces $326M in rail safety, improvement grants Read More »

June 12

Amtrak
Amtrak's Empire Builder route turns 90 Read More »
Passenger Rail
Orange County authority OKs FY2020 budget Read More »
MOW
Utah Transit Authority completes major construction project in one month Read More »
MOW
Coos Bay Rail Line rehabs 37 timber bridges Read More »
People
LA Metro installs new senior team members, announces Wiggins' departure Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Louisville & Indiana Railroad, malting company to open transload facility Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FRA awards grants for CREATE project, rail upgrades in Florida and Michigan Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
ASLRRA: House majority cosponsors short-line tax credit bill Read More »

June 11

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Bombardier, Infinity Transportation, Railroad Software and Road & Rail (June 12) Read More »
People
Met Council identifies Metro Transit police chief finalists Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak trains again stop at Springfield Union Station Read More »
People
Arrows Up: CEO Allegretti retires, Renfro named successor Read More »
MOW
NJ Transit calls for bids to fill track-side canal Read More »
Passenger Rail
Santa Clara Valley authority OKs environmental report for light-rail extension Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Watco to serve as rail manager of Meridian's new crude-oil refinery Read More »
MOW
FRA awards rail improvement grants in Arkansas, Missouri Read More »

June 10

Passenger Rail
LIRR to begin Penn Station construction Read More »
Amtrak
Wisconsin lawmakers OK funds to expand Amtrak Hiawatha service Read More »
Intermodal
Port of Virginia debuts on-dock rail yard Read More »
Passenger Rail
VTA transfers Berryessa extension testing to BART Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Indiana short line obtains federal grant for infrastructure upgrades Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN marks 100th year in business Read More »
Passenger Rail
Caltrain approves FY2020 operating, capital budgets Read More »
Passenger Rail
FRA to award grant for Gulf Coast passenger-rail service Read More »

June 7

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Hub, All Hands Fire, Hanson, Cloud Logistics, Raven Logistics and Cylus (June 7) Read More »
Passenger Rail
SMART, BART receive Bay Area Metro Award Read More »
Intermodal
Canada OKs new Hamilton-Oshawa Port Authority Read More »
People
NJ Transit taps Khan as CTO for infrastructure, operation Read More »
Passenger Rail
Illinois OKs infrastructure bill that boosts transit-rail funding Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF to serve Ceres Global's new hydrocarbon transloading venture Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit begins Hilltop Tacoma Link construction Read More »
Canadian Pacific
Canadian Pacific opens automotive compound in Vancouver Read More »

June 6

Passenger Rail
VTA redesigns website with focus on trip planning Read More »
Passenger Rail
United Rail launches Las Vegas Xpress project Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metro-North Harrison Station begins TOD construction Read More »
C&S
PUCO approves rail crossing upgrades in Ohio Read More »
Logistics
Lacassine Operating to build blending plant at Louisiana rail terminal Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metra seeks input on transit connection pilot Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak names Gardner, Winbigler to new exec roles Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. rail traffic slump continued in May Read More »

June 5

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Greenbrier, Alstom, Veea Systems, Angel Trains, Geotab, Cubic and Schneider (June 5) Read More »
Passenger Rail
MTA NYCT updates train service status Read More »
People
Modesto short-line's Bienvenu elected chair of Beard's board Read More »
People
TransLink names Ladrak president of BC Rapid Transit Read More »
Passenger Rail
LA Metro reaches halfway mark on first section of Purple Line Extension construction Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
AAR responds to Supreme Court's decision on metrics, standards Read More »
People
League of Railway Women seeks 'Woman of the Year' nominees Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
House Appropriations OKs FY2020 THUD bill Read More »

June 4

People
Transit industry veteran Stephens dies Read More »
Passenger Rail
VIA Rail posts Q1 ridership, revenue growth Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak upgrades track between DC, Baltimore Read More »
Mechanical
TriMet awards $80M fleet overhaul contract to Siemens Mobility Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
RailUSA acquires CSX line in Florida Read More »
Mechanical
DART orders FLIRT trains from Stadler Read More »
Canadian Pacific
Canadian Pacific continues moving record amounts of grain Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
NS readies operating plan for precision scheduled railroading Read More »

June 3

Passenger Rail
DART, Uber partner on last-mile service Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metra opens new station shelter on Milwaukee District North Line Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Amtrak, freight railroads continue service suspensions due to flooding Read More »
Intermodal
Corpus Christi port begins channel improvement project to serve energy market Read More »
Passenger Rail
MTA launches contactless fare payment pilot Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Washington State DOT picks Omaha Track to operate short-line branch, announces $5.7 BUILD grant Read More »
Passenger Rail
CDOT issues RFP for Front Range passenger-rail study Read More »
People
Pat Ottensmeyer to receive 2019 Railroad Innovator Award from Progressive Railroading, RailTrends Read More »
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