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Rail News: June 2021

June 30

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from AECOM, TekTracking, Alstom and WSP (June 30) Read More »
Passenger Rail
Trolley testing begins on San Diego's Mid-Coast extension line Read More »
Logistics
Savannah Gateway hub unveils distribution facility Read More »
Shippers
Brookhaven Rail Terminal moving tons of sand for golf courses Read More »
Passenger Rail
SEPTA approves FY2022 operating, capital budgets Read More »
M&A
STB closes comment period on CN-KCS voting trust proposal Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
INFRA grants announced for rail projects in three states Read More »
Kansas City Southern
Midstream Texas Operating to build transload facility on KCS line Read More »

June 29

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from L.B. Foster (June 29) Read More »
Passenger Rail
Valley Metro testing streetcars on Tempe alignment Read More »
Safety
VTrans, OL warn Vermonters to stay off rail tracks Read More »
Intermodal
JAXPORT sets record for container volumes in May Read More »
Passenger Rail
Minnesota OKs funds for second daily Twin Cities-Chicago Amtrak train Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
North Carolina Railroad invests in spur track for manufacturing facility Read More »
M&A
CN-KCS merger update: Amtrak opposes use of voting trust Read More »

June 28

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Simmons, BAI and FMW Solutions (June 28) Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA testing fare gates at six pilot stations Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Governors praise bipartisan deal on infrastructure Read More »
Passenger Rail
MBTA awards rail-measurement contract to ARM Read More »
Passenger Rail
Edmonton OKs funding for Capital Line South light-rail extension Read More »
M&A
Class I merger update: Letters continue to pile up at STB Read More »
People
ASLRRA to recognize two Patriot Rail employees with safety awards Read More »
High-Speed Rail
California High-Speed Rail Authority marks environmental milestone Read More »

June 25

Rail Industry Trends
MTA subway map wins 'Gold Lion' award Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
LA Metro updates development policy Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Transborder freight by rail slipped in April from March's level Read More »
Passenger Rail
LOSSAN: Amtrak Pacific Surfliner to begin restoring service Read More »
Kansas City Southern
CN-KCS: Merger would offer choices to grain shipper Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF releases 2020 annual report Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Reading & Northern acquires rail line in Pennsylvania Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Biden: Bipartisan deal reached on infrastructure Read More »

June 24

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Alstom, Savage, TRAC and Thales (June 24) Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
SEPTA to hold job fair aimed at increasing female applicants Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
STB updates Rail Heritage Map Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX to install Wabtec locomotive-modernization technologies Read More »
Safety
TSB of Canada to examine rail crossing accident rates Read More »
Canadian Pacific
CP: Grain shippers concerned about CN-KCS deal Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
North American rail traffic pandemic recovery continues Read More »
CSX Transportation
Howard Street Tunnel project receives final environmental OK Read More »

June 23

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Sharp & Fellows, Ondas, Alstom and IMT (June 23) Read More »
Security
MTI: Cybersecurity-focused 'Made in America' EO may cause sourcing issues Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
MTA railroads, subway break pandemic ridership records on consecutive days Read More »
Passenger Rail
Waterloo ION light-rail plan advances Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Report: Brightline West to hold off bond request until 2022 Read More »
MOW
CN slates capex projects across four more provinces Read More »
Passenger Rail
Connecticut Gov. Lamont unveils plan for faster trains Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Class I employment level changed little in May Read More »

June 22

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Teleste, Petroleum Service, Prokar, RR Mergers and Midwest Maintenance Read More »
People
BLET: Thurman reelected BNSF general chair Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
AAR's Jefferies: INVEST Act 'incomplete' on U.S. rail policy Read More »
Security
STB briefed on freight-rail cybersecurity issues Read More »
Passenger Rail
Canada announces new funding for Ottawa airport light-rail station Read More »
People
TTCI leader Stabler to retire Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
NS honors chemical shippers for safe hazmat practices Read More »
Passenger Rail
LA Metro breaks ground on airport connector project Read More »

June 21

Passenger Rail
NYCT subway daily ridership breaks pandemic-era record Read More »
Kansas City Southern
Merger pros and cons: CN, KSC, CP tout letters that support their own positions Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Transport Canada proposes new deadlines for grade-crossing regs Read More »
People
TNW names Hunter VP of finance Read More »
People
TriMet names Desue GM Read More »
MOW
CN reveals capital expenditure details for four provinces Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak, Maryland DOT unveil Baltimore tunnel replacement plan Read More »
M&A
Enstructure to acquire Patriot Ports Read More »

June 18

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Alstom, Ardenna, Sharma and Stantec (June 18) Read More »
Passenger Rail
GO Transit's new Bloomington station to open June 28 Read More »
People
CTA names Barclay chairman Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP announces DEI giving goals Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit, Amazon make $100 million commitment to affordable housing Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Rail groups applaud Senate panel's vote on transport bill; Democrats call for high-speed rail funding Read More »
People
OneRail Coalition's Canby to step down Read More »
Shippers
Class I execs respond to shippers' rail service concerns Read More »

June 17

Sustainability
FTA issues sustainable transit challenge Read More »
Intermodal
Whiteland to build new distribution center at CenterPort Canada Read More »
Labor
BLET reaches tentative agreement with Long Island Rail Road Read More »
Safety
ICC approves funding for multiple grade crossing projects Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. rail traffic for last week rose almost 18% Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
L&C short line to serve new Gallo winery in South Carolina Read More »
Canadian Pacific
CP to serve Richardson’s new grain elevator in Saskatchewan Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak kicks off $28 million project to upgrade long-distance ride Read More »

June 16

Passenger Rail
OCTA OKs $1.3 billion budget for FY2021-22 Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA, Amazon to create affordable housing near D.C. Metrorail stations Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Wabtec, GM to develop advanced battery and hydrogen fuel cell Read More »
Mechanical
GCRTA plans rail-car procurement redo Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Wisconsin, Kansas issue grants to help fund Watco-connected rail projects Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Texas Central, Lane Construction ink final pact for bullet train project Read More »
Kansas City Southern
CN, KCS respond to STB request for more documents Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
G&W subsidiary acquires Port of Ivory assets, will operate as bulk transfer site Read More »

June 15

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Kawasaki, TPSC and LAN (June 15) Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metro-North continues service-level increases Read More »
Logistics
TGS short line to serve new logistics center in Houston area Read More »
Intermodal
L.A. port sets volume record, presents terminal environmental report to public Read More »
Passenger Rail
BART budget increases service, cleaning with support from federal emergency funds Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
National Academies completes report on LNG by rail Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
AAR, CAGTC back Surface Transportation Investment Act Read More »
People
KCS CIO Hancock to retire in July Read More »

June 14

Passenger Rail
DCTA recognized for COVID-19, Election Day ads Read More »
Passenger Rail
APTA issues guide for making ROI case for passenger rail Read More »
Passenger Rail
DART marks 25 years of light-rail service Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Illinois bill would create high-speed rail commission Read More »
Intermodal
Northeast Georgia Inland Port project lands $2 million grant Read More »
Canadian Pacific
CP asks public to speak out against CN-KCS deal Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX to serve new Northwest Grains transload site Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
USDOT issues $250 million for transit projects; Fernandez confirmed as FTA administrator Read More »

June 11

Passenger Rail
MARTA adopts balanced budget for 10th consecutive year Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
ASLRRA backs Senate Commerce Committee’s surface transportation bill Read More »
Passenger Rail
RTD-Denver to lift capacity limits on trains, buses Read More »
Passenger Rail
Caltrain approves FY2022 operating, capital budgets Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX TDSI auto ramps receive 'Terminal of the Year' awards Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
NTSB completes documentation of derailed tank cars Read More »
People
Indiana Rail Road names Swindall president, CEO Read More »
High-Speed Rail
USDOT, California resolve dispute over high-speed rail project funding Read More »

June 10

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from CIT and Alstom (June 10) Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metra to enhance service as ridership increases Read More »
People
Commuter Rail Coalition elects officers, adds members Read More »
Passenger Rail
CTA unveils plans for new State and Lake rail station Read More »
Intermodal
Washington port obtains grant to continue rail, road expansion Read More »
Safety
AAR marks international grade crossing awareness day Read More »
Intermodal
Long Beach, Utah port authorities announce partnership Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. rail traffic continued upward climb in Week 22 Read More »

June 9

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Wabtec and RSI (June 9) Read More »
Passenger Rail
APTA solicits comments on transit-industry standards Read More »
Intermodal
SC Ports logs record May for containers Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP service unit cuts reportable injuries by 25% Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
BLET backs INVEST Act's two-person crew, 'pro rail-worker' measures Read More »
People
Feinberg nominated to chair MTA, Lieber named CEO Read More »
Kansas City Southern
STB sets timetable for CN-KCS voting trust review Read More »
M&A
U.S. Steel sells Transtar short lines to Fortress Read More »

June 8

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from A. Stucki Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA launches SmarTrip app for Android devices Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metro-North New Haven Line offers real-time car-by-car seating info Read More »
Passenger Rail
NJ Transit restoring rail services Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Task force to address U.S. supply-chain disruptions Read More »
People
Norfolk Southern names Morris VP labor relations; Weaver to retire Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak's Flynn: CSX-Pan Am merger would hurt passenger-rail service Read More »

June 7

Passenger Rail
LOSSAN rail corridor agency recognized for pandemic safety ads Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak restores traditional dining on western long-distance routes Read More »
MOW
CTA kicks off Lawrence-to-Bryn Mawr Red Line modernization project Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BTS: Railroads moved more transborder freight in March Read More »
Passenger Rail
FRA's Bose, Southern Rail Commission discuss interstate rail pacts Read More »
Passenger Rail
Caltrain announces rail electrification delay, cost hike Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
ASLRRA: House infrastructure bill offers short lines a 'mixed bag' Read More »
People
CSX announces senior leadership changes Read More »

June 4

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Progress Rail, Alstom, Rototilt and REMSA (June 4) Read More »
Passenger Rail
BART to ramp up service next week Read More »
Passenger Rail
L.A. Metro's board OKs development of fareless test program Read More »
People
LRW names 2021–22 ‘Railway Woman of the Year’ Award advisory committee Read More »
Passenger Rail
NCTD approves rail ops, facilities maintenance business model Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Illinois DOT seeks input for statewide rail study Read More »
Safety
Carload Express short lines mark injury-free milestone Read More »
M&A
CN, KCS CEOs address conference, outline proposed merger benefits Read More »

June 3

Safety
Chicago Rail Link honors shipper safety with police, fire department donations Read More »
People
ASLRRA names Radford to congressional affairs team Read More »
MOW
MTA completes 10th Avenue Bridge project on New Haven Line Read More »
Intermodal
Port of Corpus Christi Authority to seek short-line operator Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Lawmakers seek creation of North Atlantic high-speed rail entity Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR: U.S. rail traffic in May is 'encouraging' Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
ASLRRA announces Jake Safety Award winners Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN's Ruest to receive 2021 Railroad Innovator Award Read More »

June 2

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Brandt, HDR, Cambridge, IMC, Rototilt, NRC and REMSA (June 2) Read More »
People
Former BLET VP Speagle dies Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
USDOT seeks input on transportation equity-assessment tools Read More »
Passenger Rail
PATH ridership down 72 percent of pre-COVID levels Read More »
Security
MTI study: A majority of transit attacks occur during off-peak hours Read More »
C&S
Illinois panel OKs grade-crossing projects on NS track locations Read More »
Passenger Rail
VTA suspends light-rail service indefinitely Read More »
Passenger Rail
MTA wraps up major construction of East Side Access project Read More »

June 1

People
Texas DOT names Williams executive director Read More »
Passenger Rail
VIA Rail reports continued impact of pandemic in Q1 Read More »
Passenger Rail
Biden's 2022 budget would hike funding for Amtrak, passenger rail Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Canada OKs rule changes to improve track safety Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Genesee & Wyoming won't shut down Huron Central Railway Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
STB to Class Is: Continue reporting demurrage, accessorial fees Read More »
Canadian Pacific
Merger update: CP touts opposition to CN's use of voting trust Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FRA, FTA advance Hudson Tunnel project Read More »
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