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Rail News: June 2020

June 30

Passenger Rail
VIA Rail pledges to improve rail accessibility Read More »
Mechanical
STM receives first AZUR train of 17-train order Read More »
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Next Generation Hyrail Looks To Reduce Costs From Installation To Maintenance
MOW
LIRR replaces Carle Park rail bridge Read More »
People
Berger elected chair of New Orleans port, Public Belt Railroad Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Iron Horse rail terminal connects to BNSF, UP service Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
STB withdraws proposal to change cost-of-equity calculation Read More »
Passenger Rail
BART OKs 2021 budget, awards new HQ design-build contract Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from RSI, MULR, Alstom and Stadler (June 30) Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN outlines CA$1.3 billion in 2020 capital expenditures Read More »

June 26

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from VTG, H&H, SightLogix, Strukton and Cambridge Systematics (June 26) Read More »
Passenger Rail
MARTA completes Inman Park Station upgrade Read More »
Intermodal
GPA: Savannah port achieves top status for ag exports Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
APTA posts white paper on sanitizing transit vehicles, facilities Read More »
Intermodal
SC Ports Authority OKs 2021 financial, capex plans Read More »
Passenger Rail
Santa Clara VTA to expedite federal funding request for BART expansion Read More »
Intermodal
Port of Longview to begin North Rail Connection project Read More »
Passenger Rail
NJ Transit to restore regular rail service Read More »

June 25

Passenger Rail
Poll: Bay Area voters support dedicated funding for Caltrain Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA to restore Silver Line service in August Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
USDOT extends short lines' RRIF Express loan deadline Read More »
Labor
DART to award bonuses to front-line, essential workers Read More »
CSX Transportation
Toyota honors CSX with logistics excellence award Read More »
Safety
ASLRRA recognizes Jimenez, Herod for rail safety efforts Read More »
Passenger Rail
NJ Transit to receive $13.3 million in CARES funding Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Freight-rail traffic decline continued in Week 25 Read More »

June 24

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from STV, RailSolutions, Bombardier, WSP, BNSF Logistics and Powerbrace (June 24) Read More »
Security
Rail union warns members about coronavirus exposure Read More »
Passenger Rail
VIA Rail logged 5 million riders in 2019 Read More »
Passenger Rail
Amtrak, Tri-Rail to resume more service Read More »
Passenger Rail
Purple Line consortium threatens to pull out of light-rail project, report says Read More »
People
SLSI taps Leone to oversee research, organizational development Read More »
Passenger Rail
RTD-Denver to open N commuter-rail line in September Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF adds intermodal option between Seattle, northwest Ohio Read More »

June 23

Passenger Rail
Sound Transit preps for Federal Way light-rail extension construction Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
Rail suppliers raise concerns about INVEST Act Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metra, BART return some commuter-rail service; WMATA reopens stations Read More »
People
A2A Rail Canada names Gladu president Read More »
Passenger Rail
Canada, Ontario invest in 10 Waterloo transit projects Read More »
Security
NYCT surpasses 2 million ridership mark Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak selects developer for Philadelphia station project Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Class I workforce continued to shrink in May Read More »

June 22

Passenger Rail
San Diego agency to test new fare enforcement approach Read More »
Passenger Rail
OCTA properly administering funds, oversight panel finds Read More »
Security
VIA Rail, Valley Metro to require riders to wear masks Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
OIG advises USDOT to monitor CARES grants for fraud, waste Read More »
Mechanical
NS donates locomotive to Kentucky Steam Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Chemical shippers endorse proposed study of PSR practices Read More »
Security
BART unveils police reforms Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
USDOT issues final rule for transporting LNG by rail tank car Read More »

June 19

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Strato, Miller Ingenuity, Cubic, Keolis and Direct Access (June 19) Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metro Transit-St. Louis to launch mobile ticketing Read More »
People
NARS recognizes Dodd, Mann with leadership awards Read More »
Passenger Rail
SMART authorizes funds for second Petaluma station Read More »
Intermodal
PANYNJ posts dramatic loss in business in April Read More »
Passenger Rail
Chicago commission OKs South Shore Corridor plan Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
AAR, ASLRRA offer mixed reviews of T&I's updated INVEST Act Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
USDOT announces $906 million in INFRA grants Read More »

June 18

MOW
MBTA accelerates Red Line infrastructure work Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
U.S. Rep. Pence proposes bill to improve grade crossing safety Read More »
Security
TriMet redirects police funding to community services Read More »
Intermodal
Import-export companies back Quebec port's Laurentia project Read More »
Security
NJ Transit outlines service recovery guidelines Read More »
Safety
CN conductor killed during switching operation Read More »
Passenger Rail
Calgary council OKs Green Line light-rail alignment Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. rail traffic down nearly 15 percent in Week 24 Read More »

June 17

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from ENSCO Rail, APTIM and ClearBlade (June 17) Read More »
Safety
Washington state panel OKs funds for grade crossing safety, trespass prevention Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak updates essential services plan Read More »
Passenger Rail
MBTA tests new fare option as commuter trends shift Read More »
Intermodal
Port Tampa Bay receives INFRA grant for intermodal project Read More »
Passenger Rail
LIRR launches seat-tracker app feature to support social distancing Read More »
PTC
Virgin Trains selects Wabtec for PTC implementation Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
Norfolk Southern to idle Bellevue hump yard Read More »

June 16

Intermodal
TTl, longshore workers set cargo movement record Read More »
Security
Pandemic update: TransLink promotes face mask use Read More »
Passenger Rail
LA Metro completes decking project ahead of schedule Read More »
People
Georgia Ports Authority elects board officers Read More »
Passenger Rail
New York GOP leaders call for additional MTA funding Read More »
Logistics
South Louisiana Rail Facility to develop rice mill Read More »
People
OmniTRAX elects Scott chairman Read More »
Passenger Rail
MBTA, Keolis extend commuter-rail contract through 2026 Read More »

June 15

Passenger Rail
Caltrain, SDMTS increase rail service in California Read More »
Passenger Rail
North American transit operators form alliance Read More »
People
Alameda Corridor Transportation Authority names Scott CFO Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
T&I Committee to mark up surface transportation bill Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
USDOT to distribute 15.5 million masks to transportation workers Read More »
Passenger Rail
VTA, BART mark opening of San Jose-Milpitas rail extension Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Rail unions seek end to RUIA sequestration Read More »
Passenger Rail
MARTA OKs FY2021 budget Read More »

June 12

People
In memoriam: Benjamin Tarbutton Jr. Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Keolis, Teleste, Thales, Genetec, Alstom and Cyient (June 12) Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN propane supply chain sets record Read More »
Passenger Rail
CapMetro OKs rail expansion plan in Austin Read More »
Passenger Rail
CIB, Alberta sign MOU for Calgary-Banff Rail study Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
FTA funds transit-oriented development planning Read More »
Passenger Rail
OCTA approves 2021 budget Read More »
People
CSX EVP Harris to retire Aug. 1 Read More »

June 11

Passenger Rail
BART tests new swing style fare gate Read More »
MOW
MBTA Gloucester drawbridge replacement work requires full closure into 2021 Read More »
Logistics
RCR Rail marks groundbreaking for Taylor Logistics Park Read More »
Passenger Rail
TransLink logs gradual ridership recovery Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. freight-rail traffic down 15.6 percent in Week 23 Read More »
MOW
Metro-North to replace Port Chester rail bridges Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
TSB calls for research into uncontrolled rail-car movements in train yards Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FRA issues notice for $291 million in state-of-good-repair grants Read More »

June 10

Rail Industry Trends
Caltrain OKs deeper discount for low-income riders Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Congressional hearing highlights COVID-19 impact on transportation workers Read More »
People
Doyle named executive director of Baltimore port Read More »
Security
Pandemic update: STM invests in new sanitation technology Read More »
People
ASLRRA taps Lynch as VP of congressional affairs Read More »
Passenger Rail
Virginia Railway Express extends contract with Keolis Read More »
People
OmniTRAX names Diaz Page to industrial development team Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FRA solicits applicants for suicide prevention grant funds Read More »

June 9

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from RR Mergers, Milman, VTG Rail, Carbo Rail, HUBER+SUHNER and Masabi (June 9) Read More »
Intermodal
IANA cancels 2020 EXPO Read More »
Sustainability
Santa Clara VTA sets sustainability targets Read More »
Intermodal
NRF: Pandemic's impact on imports easing Read More »
Passenger Rail
NJ Transit unveils 10-year strategic plan Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FTA announces $3.5 million in grants for 'mobility' pilot program Read More »
Passenger Rail
MTA launches 13-point reopening plan Read More »
High-Speed Rail
California lawmakers want high-speed rail authority to defer major contract Read More »

June 8

Passenger Rail
MBTA advances Lechmere Station relocation work Read More »
Passenger Rail
APTA leadership pledges support for racial equity Read More »
Passenger Rail
PATH reopens WTC Station on weekends Read More »
Passenger Rail
BART, METRO add rail service to meet ridership demand Read More »
Safety
TSB: Rail made in 1953 a factor in CN derailment in Saskatchewan Read More »
Intermodal
Port of Corpus Christi awarded TxDOT grant for safety improvements Read More »
Passenger Rail
Caltrain approves FY2021 interim budgets Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FRA grants unions' request for another extension to file certification petitions Read More »

June 5

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Harsco Rail, Duos, Tensar, WSP, LCS and LRW (June 5) Read More »
Passenger Rail
DART to hold virtual public hearing on D2 Subway plan Read More »
People
Denver RTD names Snyder general counsel Read More »
Canadian Pacific
CP donates $1 million to Minneapolis charities Read More »
Passenger Rail
Ontario government advances Ontario Line subway project Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP's Fritz calls for action on racial injustice Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak seeks STB's help in dispute with Metra Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
Volume decline prompts NS to pursue rail yard efficiencies Read More »

June 4

Passenger Rail
TTC advances Chester Station accessibility project Read More »
C&S
Ohio panel OKs grade crossing upgrades Read More »
Security
Virginia Railway Express prepares for district's reopening Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Lac-Megantic rail bypass project making progress, Garneau says Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit to consider project delays to save tax revenue Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR: 'Heartening' signs in May rail traffic data Read More »
High-Speed Rail
FRA issues final environmental statement for Texas bullet train project Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
House Transportation Chair DeFazio unveils infrastructure bill details Read More »

June 3

MOW
Metra starts Rock Island Line grade crossing project Read More »
Intermodal
Savannah harbor deepening project sets precedent Read More »
MOW
BART to begin interlocking, track replacement in Hayward Read More »
BNSF Railway
MnDOT: Willmar rail connector project making progress Read More »
Security
MTA calls for New York City's assistance as reopening begins Read More »
Security
Amtrak detects data breach Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Metro Transit-St. Louis to receive $142 million in CARES funding Read More »
Canadian Pacific
CP sets grain haul record in May, completes CMQ network acquisition Read More »

June 2

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Brown Rail, Bombardier, Wabtec and FTS (June 2) Read More »
Passenger Rail
Port Authority of Allegheny County drafts transit plan Read More »
Passenger Rail
Majority surveyed won’t ride transit after the pandemic, report says Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
North Carolina Railroad to assist foundry's freight-rail infrastructure project Read More »
Passenger Rail
NORTA to move operations, maintenance in-house Read More »
Safety
FRA study: Short Line Safety Institute's assessments improved safety culture Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN set grain haul record in May Read More »
People
Norfolk Southern's Scheib steps down Read More »

June 1

Shippers
Braskem to open new export hub at Charleston port Read More »
Passenger Rail
LA Metro drafts long-term transportation plan Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Markey bill would fund intercity passenger-rail service Read More »
Passenger Rail
TriMet adjusts budget due to COVID-19 impact Read More »
Security
Protests, curfews prompt rail service suspensions Read More »
Intermodal
GPA opens first nine tracks of Mason Mega Rail project Read More »
Passenger Rail
Transit industry leaders blast CDC for recommending commuters avoid mass transit Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
USDOT announces $891 million in funding for 12 rail, bus transit projects Read More »
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