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Rail News: June 2022

June 30

Intermodal
Jaxport renews lease with Trailer Bridge; Port of Oshawa to expand Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. railroads report carload, intermodal declines in Week 25 Read More »
People
OneRail Coalition honors Baker, Davisson with first Canby Awards Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN announces more cap-ex projects in four states Read More »
People
MTA appoints Mueller police chief Read More »
Labor
Three rail unions ratify labor pact with Canadian Pacific Read More »
Passenger Rail
VRE to contribute millions to advance passenger-rail expansion Read More »

June 29

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from AITX, RailPros, Alstom and Tenneco (June 29) Read More »
Passenger Rail
Brightline's Disney Springs rail station is a no-go Read More »
Passenger Rail
NCTD brings rail maintenance, operations under direct management Read More »
Passenger Rail
SEPTA approves FY23 operating, capital budgets Read More »
Passenger Rail
New York increases transit worker protections against assault Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
NTSB: Amtrak train derailed at 'passive' grade crossing Read More »

June 28

People
Sound Transit's board confirms Timm as CEO Read More »
People
NS promotes Nag, Morris, Wong to executive team Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN slates cap-ex projects in two states, two provinces Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
MxV Rail, U.K. rail center enter knowledge-sharing agreement Read More »
Passenger Rail
PennDOT, Norfolk Southern agree to expand passenger-rail access Read More »
Amtrak
Three dead, dozens injured after Amtrak train derails in Missouri Read More »

June 27

People
Bi-State Development Board elects officers Read More »
People
South Carolina port executives receive high honors Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA takes control of Silver Line Extension Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Texas Central wins court ruling, but railroad's future is uncertain Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
NS kicks off new operating plan Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak awards New York Penn Station design contract to Arup Read More »

June 24

Passenger Rail
Met Council, Hennepin County Board OK Blue Line route recommendation Read More »
Intermodal
Jaxport completes berth improvements at Blount Island Terminal Read More »
Passenger Rail
MTA settles class-action lawsuits on accessibility issues Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Federal Maritime Commission members object to CP-KCS merger Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak promotes Harris to president, Williams to EVP Read More »
BNSF Railway
Congestion prompts BNSF to limit certain California-bound shipments Read More »

June 23

Passenger Rail
Metra breaks ground on new Auburn Park Station Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Week 24: Intermodal a drag on U.S. rail traffic Read More »
Labor
BLET to hold strike authorization vote Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN slates cap-ex projects in four more provinces Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX kicks off Chicago intermodal yard expansion project Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak orders 50 ALC-42 locomotives from Siemens Read More »

June 22

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Global Rail, Advanced Rail Management, Humatics and Hitachi (June 22) Read More »
Passenger Rail
MARTA to build new city hall at Brookhaven station Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Great Western Railway honors Tarquin-Coolpro for safe-shipping practices Read More »
Passenger Rail
Montreal transit agency expands underground train storage space Read More »
Mechanical
Report: MBTA pulls Orange Line cars from service due to battery failure Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak kicks off procurement phase for B&P Tunnel program Read More »

June 21

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Stantec, Thales and STV (June 21) Read More »
Passenger Rail
Foothill Gold Line light-rail project reaches halfway mark Read More »
Labor
BLET ratifies new contract with DM&E Read More »
CSX Transportation
CREATE Program wraps up Argo Connections project Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
South Kansas & Oklahoma Railroad to serve new soybean plant Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
STB issues emergency service order to Union Pacific Read More »

June 20

Labor
Judge bars NJ Transit engineers from future strikes Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN slates cap-ex projects for British Columbia, Quebec Read More »
Labor
NMB: Carriers, 12 rail unions enter cooling-off period Read More »
Passenger Rail
USDOT issues loan to Indiana commuter-rail project Read More »
Labor
CN maintains rail operations as IBEW begins strike Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
NS to serve Middle Georgia Megasite Read More »

June 17

Federal Legislation & Regulation
FTA awards funds to boost public transit access to health services Read More »
People
Lake State Railway adds Davis, Earl to board Read More »
Intermodal
USDA, Port of Houston partner to ease congestion for ag shippers Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Biden signs Ocean Shipping Reform Act Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metrolink testing earthquake warning system that slows, stops trains Read More »
Labor
IBEW sends CN 72-hour strike notice Read More »

June 16

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Wabtec, ARINC, Koppers and Ricardo (June 16) Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metra solicits public input on new strategic plan Read More »
Passenger Rail
LIRR, Metro-North set new pandemic-era ridership records Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP funds trade school expansion in Texas Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. freight-rail volumes tumble 3.6% in Week 23 Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FTA orders safety improvements to Boston's transit-rail system Read More »

June 15

Rail Industry Trends
S.D. Rail Board considers federal funding for quiet zones Read More »
People
RDC taps Olaechea to lead global business development Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Bankruptcy trustee seeks auction of San Luis & Rio Grande rail assets Read More »
C&S
Illinois commission issues grants for six rail bridge, crossing projects Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak seeks federal grant for Chicago Union Station project; speeds up Acela trains Read More »
Labor
NMB calls for arbitration in rail labor contract talks Read More »

June 14

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Alstom and Rolling Stock Solutions (June 14) Read More »
High-Speed Rail
CHSRA releases final environmental report on Northern California project section Read More »
Intermodal
Rail service to return to Thorold Multimodal Hub Read More »
Safety
FRA boosts funding for rail trespass enforcement, suicide prevention Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
NTSB releases findings in two rail-worker fatality cases Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
STB orders four Class Is to provide more detailed service recovery plans Read More »

June 13

Intermodal
Charleston port logs record May Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metro Transit moves closer to environmental review of proposed Blue Line Extension Read More »
People
Carr tapped to lead Washington Union Station Redevelopment Corp. Read More »
Passenger Rail
MARTA OKs FY23 budget Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FRA requires railroads to create fatigue risk management programs Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
STB orders mediation in Amtrak Gulf Coast case Read More »

June 10

Intermodal
Retailers: U.S. ports anticipate near-record volumes Read More »
Passenger Rail
BART approves first two-year budget Read More »
Passenger Rail
St. Louis governments OK MetroLink corridor study agreement Read More »
Intermodal
Long Beach port logs second-busiest month in May Read More »
Passenger Rail
Allegheny County port authority rebrands to Pittsburgh Regional Transit Read More »
Passenger Rail
MTA requests proposals for Penn Station reconstruction Read More »

June 9

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from HyperloopTT, Rail Operations, Aspen Equipment, Hitachi Rail and Transit Wireless (June 9) Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
OmniTRAX recognizes safe shipping practices of Sand Springs Railway customers Read More »
Safety
Rail industry marks International Level Crossing Awareness Day Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. rail volumes fell 2.8% in Week 22 Read More »
Intermodal
Port of Virginia sets new monthly cargo record in May Read More »
BNSF Railway
San Bernardino council clears BNSF intermodal project's environmental report Read More »

June 8

Passenger Rail
APTA honors transit-rail agencies with 2022 safety, security awards Read More »
MOW
UP to begin major tie project on Metra UP-West Line Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
Norfolk Southern rings NYSE bell to mark 40th anniversary Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak upgrades Virginia station, launches bus service in Pennsylvania Read More »
People
Alaska Railroad names Terry external affairs director Read More »
Intermodal
NS, UP, Hapag-Lloyd, Virginia port form coast-to-coast shipping option Read More »

June 7

People
Former BLET VP Wingo dies Read More »
Passenger Rail
Caltrain OKs FY2023 capital, operating budgets Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Consortium to research climate-change risks to U.S. rail network Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP joins RailPulse coalition Read More »
Intermodal
Indiana port wraps up TIGER-funded rail infrastructure projects Read More »
People
Timm endorsed as next Sound Transit CEO Read More »

June 6

People
New York Senate confirms new, returning MTA board members Read More »
Safety
Transport Canada announces rail safety improvements Read More »
Passenger Rail
North Carolina DOT to update passenger-rail study Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
IRG to reconnect Macon industrial site to CSX, NS Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak advances summer Northeast Corridor infrastructure work Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN signs on to Wabtec's new precision dispatch system Read More »

June 3

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from RailPulse, Railinc, Keolis, Mi-Jack, L.B. Foster and Transdev (June 3) Read More »
Passenger Rail
Maryland advances potential development of new transit corridor Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FTA awards service restoration funds, seeks applicants for TOD planning grants Read More »
Passenger Rail
L.A. Metro begins Rosecrans/Marquardt grade separation project Read More »
Safety
Transport Canada OKs measures to reduce derailment risk Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
CRISI grants awarded to projects that will expand passenger rail Read More »

June 2

Passenger Rail
Metra to test $100 flat-rate monthly pass Read More »
Passenger Rail
New LIRR terminal ito be named Grand Central Madison Read More »
Labor
New York lawmakers pass bill mandating two-person train crews Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak designated 'best' employer for new graduates Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. railroads moved fewer carloads, intermodal units in May Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FRA awards $368 million in CRISI grant funds to 46 rail projects Read More »

June 1

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Stadler, Kawasaki, Transdev, Nexxiot, Huber+Suhner and Rail Vision (June 1) Read More »
Passenger Rail
TransLink OKs 2022 investment plan Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NCDOT's 10-year transportation plan open for review Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Federal grant dollars continue flowing to rail projects Read More »
Canadian Pacific
CP to become CMA CMG's primary rail provider in Canada Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX wraps up Pan Am acquisition Read More »
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