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Rail News: July 2012

July 31

Supplier Spotlight
Rail updates from Siemens, CIT, Cubic, Mermec, ZETA-TECH, Burns Group and Duos Technologies (July 31) Read More »
Passenger Rail
BART contracting plan would boost small business opportunities Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak expands electronic ticketing to national network Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
Norfolk Southern completes trackwork blitz on Pennsylvania coal line Read More »
Intermodal
Cold storage facility opens at New Orleans port Read More »
Passenger Rail
Twin Cities' Metro Transit to trim fares on Northstar commuter-rail line Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
Union Pacific ranks as top healthy lifestyle-promoting employer; Knight lands on top CFOs list Read More »
Mechanical
Economic Planning Associates drops 2012 rail-car deliveries projection from 58,000 to 55,300 Read More »

July 30

CSX Transportation
CSX donates last section of High Line to New York City Read More »
Passenger Rail
New York's MTA recognizes its subsidiaries' safety efforts Read More »
Kansas City Southern
Kansas City Southern participates in frac sand summit Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metrorail Orange Line opens to Miami International Airport Read More »
Passenger Rail
APTA names SEPTA 'Outstanding Public Transportation System' for 2012 Read More »
Intermodal
Seattle port gains more super-size cranes; Georgia ports set annual cargo records Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
USDOT awards funds for Kentucky bridges and Alaska trackwork, extends university research program grants Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
LaHood announces expansion of transportation project finance fund Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Florida East Coast hires architect for All Aboard Florida stations Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Parsons Brinckerhoff appoints Yirigian to oversee Connecticut HSR program Read More »

July 27

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier updates from Wabtec, Crouch Engineering, Trinity, American Railcar, Harsco and Investec (July 27) Read More »
MOW
MTA completes tunnel boring work on 'megaprojects' Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metrolinx to bring GO Transit service to Acton, Ontario Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
CEO Koraleski joins Union Pacific's board Read More »
Passenger Rail
PATH on pace to set ridership record for second straight year Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR: U.S. intermodal volume climbed, carload count fell last week Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Energy Information Administration: Rail deliveries of crude oil, petroleum products climbed in 2012's first half Read More »

July 26

MOW
Alameda Corridor construction authority seeks bids for grade separation work Read More »
CSX Transportation
Sen. Durbin, CSX CEO Ward discuss rail safety Read More »
Passenger Rail
TriMet posts record annual ridership of 102 million trips Read More »
Passenger Rail
Local government association approves Valley Metro's light-rail plan, route Read More »
MOW
Denver RTD to contract Kiewit Infrastructure to build I-225 light-rail line Read More »
Passenger Rail
MTA's financial plan shows balanced budget in 2012 and 2013, but deficits thereafter Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak forges $7 billion revitalization plan for D.C.'s Union Station Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Surface Transportation Board proposes rule reforms, proceeding to provide captive shippers 'rate relief' Read More »

July 25

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier updates from L.B. Foster, Wabtec, Bombardier, Alfred Benesch, Stella-Jones, Unitrac, Michael Baker Jr. and Nordco (July 25) Read More »
Passenger Rail
Las Vegas X Train contracts engineering firm for station work Read More »
Financials
RailAmerica posts second-quarter gains in net income, revenue Read More »
Intermodal
Cold Train to acquire more containers, add service Read More »
Passenger Rail
Massachusetts' Union Station to get an overhaul Read More »
Canadian Pacific
Canadian Pacific: Revenue up, earnings down in 2Q Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN's robust 2Q financial results 'show a lot of strength,' says CEO Mongeau Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
Norfolk Southern copes with soft utility coal volume, sets four financial records in 2Q Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Amtrak forges $7 billion revitalization plan for D.C.'s Union Station Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Massachusetts' Union Station to get an overhaul Read More »

July 24

MOW
Intermodal design seminar to be part of AREMA's annual conference Read More »
Passenger Rail
VIA Rail, Air Transat to offer rail and air ticket packages Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Indiana Rail Road teams up with Arrow Reload to co-market transload services Read More »
Passenger Rail
Track relocation-related contract let for TransLink's Evergreen Line Read More »
Passenger Rail
Cleveland transit agency records another ridership increase in June Read More »
Passenger Rail
Arlington County board signs off on long-range capital plan Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
Union Pacific Railroad proposes to build one of Texas' largest classification yards, Hearne mayor says Read More »
Passenger Rail
USDOT doles out FY2012 state-of-good-repair grants Read More »
M&A
Genesee & Wyoming: RailAmerica acquisition would mean more growth, diversification in addition to more railroads Read More »

July 23

People
Las Vegas Railway Express names Wilson COO; South Florida RTA appoints Wolfe to board Read More »
People
OmniTRAX's Ogborn to retire Read More »
Mechanical
ARCI: Rail-car orders, deliveries surged in second quarter Read More »
MOW
Alameda Corridor construction authority set to award San Gabriel trench contract Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Majority of Congress backs short-line tax credit extension legislation, ASLRRA says Read More »
Intermodal
Obama Administration expedites seven infrastructure projects at five U.S. ports Read More »
Passenger Rail
New York MTA announces transportation service improvements Read More »
M&A
Genesee & Wyoming lands agreement to acquire RailAmerica Read More »

July 20

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier updates from GE, Alstom, Skanska Shimmick Herzog and Trinity Marine (July 20) Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit celebrates third anniversary of Link light-rail system Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
OSHA finds Illinois Central, Fort Wayne & Eastern railroads in violation of railroad safety act rules Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
STB: Class I jobs rose in June Read More »
Intermodal
Port of Virginia set volume, rail container records in June Read More »
Passenger Rail
Long Island Rail Road to invest in additional service Read More »
Passenger Rail
New Nippon Sharyo plant opens, will produce Metra's new Highliner cars Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR: U.S. Canadian and Mexican railroads posted traffic gains last week Read More »

July 19

Rail Industry Trends
InnoTrans offers North American attendees discounted registration to Germany event Read More »
Passenger Rail
D.C. transit agency fixes computer glitch that stopped rail service Read More »
Passenger Rail
Nashville RTA registers ridership gain on Music City Star Read More »
Class Is
Canadian Pacific, Smart Sand partner to provide frac sand for shale plays Read More »
Passenger Rail
Chicago's Metra rehabbing rail cars, adding amenities Read More »
Shippers
Union Pacific Railroad lands Peabody Energy contract to move coal from Colorado to Texas Read More »
Passenger Rail
San Francisco transportation agency completes first revenue bond sale Read More »
Financials
Union Pacific posts 'best-ever' quarterly results Read More »

July 18

Supplier Spotlight
Railroad supplier updates from Bechtel, RATP, Crouch, PowerRail, Railserve and Parsons Brinckerhoff (July 18) Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Red River Valley & Western to mark 25th anniversary Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Genesee & Wyoming to increase Australian iron-ore volume; Indiana Harbor Belt to boost potash traffic Read More »
Passenger Rail
Ottawa light-rail project receives federal environmental assessment approval Read More »
Passenger Rail
Chicago Transit Authority unveils plan to rehab rail, bus maintenance facilities Read More »
Intermodal
Los Angeles, Long Beach ports cranked up container volumes in June Read More »
MOW
California officials order L.A. track, train protection system repairs Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX: Productivity, intermodal gains help offset utility coal losses in 2Q Read More »
High-Speed Rail
California governor signs HSR funding legislation Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Colorado DOT launches HSR study Read More »
High-Speed Rail
CHSRA issues revised environmental documents for Fresno-Bakersfield segment Read More »

July 17

Labor
Arbitrator rules in TriMet's favor in labor contract dispute Read More »
Passenger Rail
Amtrak's Downeaster service breaks annual ridership record Read More »
Passenger Rail
CTA completes Granville Station rehab project Read More »
Safety
FRA issues safety advisory to raise awareness about track buckles Read More »
Intermodal
Intermodal rail a 'sensible' transportation option for U.S. Postal Service, inspector general report says Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
OSHA, FRA team up to better enforce federal whistleblower provision Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
MAP-21 provides FTA safety oversight of transit systems Read More »
Kansas City Southern
Kansas City Southern set revenue, income and operating ratio records in 2Q Read More »

July 16

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier updates from Wabtec, Ansaldo, RailComm, Veolia and Parsons Brinckerhoff (July 16) Read More »
Passenger Rail
MTA Metro-North to test smartphone ticketing Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Ohio Rail Development Commission to consider four rail grants at Thursday meeting Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Genesee & Wyoming's traffic slipped in June, second quarter Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Sen. Durbin asks STB to address Amtrak's performance delays related to freight rail Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX dedicates new Ohio bridge on National Gateway Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
MBTA's Green Line extension clears environmental review Read More »
Intermodal
Norfolk Southern Railway opens Crescent Corridor terminal in Tennessee Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Heard around the halls at the 8th World Congress on High-Speed Rail Read More »
High-Speed Rail
U.S. high-speed rail likely to be built incrementally, consultants say at 8th world congress Read More »
High-Speed Rail
High-speed rail world congress: speeches and stories from the opening session Read More »

July 13

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier updates from Alstom, Railinc, Bombardier, HP, KYDEX and Michael Baker (July 13) Read More »
People
Port Everglades tabs Vanderbeek to head business development Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metrolink, local businesses offer riders 'exclusive' discounts Read More »
Intermodal
USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service unveils container availability report Read More »
C&S
Government agencies in three states advance crossing, bridge projects Read More »
Passenger Rail
Miami-Dade Transit's AirportLink nears completion Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FTA creates MAP-21 informational website Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR: Carloads fell in U.S., climbed in Canada and Mexico last week Read More »

July 12

Passenger Rail
Grand Central Terminal's 'whispering gallery' to get makeover Read More »
MOW
Coralville lets contract for Cedar Rapids and Iowa City Railway flood protection work Read More »
MOW
Railway Tie Association: Production up, purchases down in May Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metrolink adds service in Orange County Read More »
Passenger Rail
Amtrak among U.S. railroads seeking to recruit more military veterans Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX Transportation completes track maintenance 'Jamboree' Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
May's Transportation Services Index slipped slightly vs. April, BTS says Read More »
Passenger Rail
NJ Transit's board adopts FY2013 budget, capital program Read More »
High-Speed Rail
LaHood addresses high-speed rail at Philadelphia event Read More »
High-Speed Rail
LaHood addresses high-speed rail at Philadelphia event Read More »

July 11

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier updates from GE, New York Air Brake, Wabtec, Harsco, Wood Creek Capital and Gannett Fleming (July 11) Read More »
MOW
WMATA repairs track affected by 'heat kink' Read More »
People
Watco promotes Vaughn to senior regulatory oversight post Read More »
Intermodal
Port awards trench contract for West Vancouver Freight Access project Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
American Trucking Associations report: Rail's total tonnage share to shrink slightly by 2023 Read More »
Passenger Rail
Hennepin County breaks ground on Minneapolis rail transit hub Read More »
Passenger Rail
Illinois to provide $800 million for mass transit, rail improvements Read More »
Class Is
Rail industry commits to hiring 5,000 veterans in 2012 Read More »

July 10

MOW
Pennsylvania rail authority completes siding on Nittany and Bald Eagle line Read More »
Mechanical
CSX partners with EPA, New Orleans planning commission to retrofit locomotive Read More »
Passenger Rail
DART preps for Orange Line's July 30 opening Read More »
Intermodal
South Carolina authority awards preliminary engineering contract for inland port Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FTA OKs CATS' light-rail extension for final design Read More »
Intermodal
Nova Scotia municipality proposes construction of container terminal Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak updates Northeast Corridor plan Read More »
High-Speed Rail
California Legislature's high-speed-rail funding approval will help advance Caltrain's modernization Read More »
High-Speed Rail
APTA report: High-speed rail benefits outweigh costs Read More »
High-Speed Rail
California Legislature's HSR funding approval will help advance Caltrain modernization Read More »

July 9

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier updates from Ansaldo, Bombardier and HDR Engineering (July 9) Read More »
Passenger Rail
Caltrain, Metra advance train information systems Read More »
Passenger Rail
Canadian transit association launches campaign to promote public transit Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Railroad Development Corp. wins arbitration case against Guatemalan government Read More »
People
Ingram resigns from Canadian Pacific's board Read More »
Passenger Rail
Bay Area commission to hold hearing on transportation plan Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
Union Pacific attains minority council honor for diverse supplier base Read More »
Intermodal
Texas DOT's new Panama Canal working group holds inaugural meeting Read More »
High-Speed Rail
California Legislature signs off on bond sale for high-speed rail project Read More »
High-Speed Rail
California Legislature signs off on bond sale for high-speed rail project Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Amtrak unveils updated Northeast Corridor planning, investment strategy Read More »

July 6

Passenger Rail
Rutgers ad sales to raise $5,000 monthly for PATCO rail line Read More »
Labor
Portland port, union agreement temporarily solves work dispute Read More »
Passenger Rail
Cleveland transit authority's 2013 tax budget 'stable' Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Reading and Northern to become Pennsylvania industrial park's service provider Read More »
Passenger Rail
Charlotte transit agency hikes fares Read More »
Passenger Rail
Citizens committee reviews Santa Clara VTA's Measure A spending Read More »
MOW
CN to build five long sidings on busy B.C. North Line Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. intermodal volume through June slightly ahead of record-year pace, AAR says Read More »

July 5

Mechanical
Foundation's matching grant supports nonprofit's attempt to rehab steam locomotive in Alaska Read More »
C&S
Ohio utilities commission directs CSXT to upgrade crossing Read More »
People
UP's Chandler becomes National Association of Railway Business Women's 37th president Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
Union Pacific's PRB coal train loadings lagged in June Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Rail coalition calls for better surface transportation programs Read More »
Passenger Rail
Silver Line extension to Dulles advances with Loudoun County vote Read More »
Intermodal
Long Beach port crafts incentive programs to attract larger ships, more rail volume Read More »
Passenger Rail
FTA issues decision on L.A. transit corridor's environmental guidelines Read More »

July 3

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Alstom-Bombardier, Siemens, Greenbrier and Parsons Brinckerhoff (July 3) Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Tacoma Rail to host National Railway Historical Society's 'RailCamp' Read More »
People
Hoglander to chair National Mediation Board for fourth time Read More »
Safety
U.S. Customs and Border Protection to use centralized station at Savannah port Read More »
Passenger Rail
TriMet begins second year of Portland-Milwaukie light-rail bridge construction Read More »
Class Is
Cloud Peak Energy acquires undeveloped Powder River Basin mine on BNSF line Read More »
Passenger Rail
CTA debuts 5000-series rail cars on Green Line Read More »
Passenger Rail
L.A. transit board OKs contract for Union Station's master plan Read More »
High-Speed Rail
California Transportation Commission approves high-speed connectivity funds for San Francisco's Central Subway Read More »

July 2

Federal Legislation & Regulation
Surface Transportation Board seeks public input on proposed mediation rules Read More »
People
Kansas City Southern promotes Songer to VP, chief engineer Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FRA proposes rulemaking on passenger train emergency preparedness standards, plans to begin environmental review of Northeast Corridor upgrades Read More »
Passenger Rail
Ontario officials OK Toronto's transit plan Read More »
People
League of Railway Industry Women seeks nominees for 'Outstanding Woman of the Year' Read More »
Passenger Rail
Amtrak opens new station in Nebraska to serve Zephyr line Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
Union Pacific turns 150 Read More »
Passenger Rail
Honolulu officials apply for $1.55 billion in grants for transit-rail project Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Surface transportation reauthorization bill awaits President Obama's signature Read More »
High-Speed Rail
FRA to launch Northeast Corridor environmental work Read More »
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