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Rail News: July 2017

July 31

MOW
WMATA preps for Green Line interlocking replacement Read More »
Intermodal
Georgia Ports Authority posts record TEUs in FY2017 Read More »
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Shippers
BNSF, UP to serve new ethyl acetate plant in Nebraska Read More »
Internet-Digital
Ferromex to use GE digital services to monitor locomotives Read More »
Passenger Rail
FTA allows Durham-Orange rail project to begin engineering Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
L.A. Metro launches workforce development program Read More »
Labor
Longshore workers' approval of West Coast port contract appears likely Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Senate Appropriations OKs transportation funding bill Read More »

July 28

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Bombardier, Protran, Avtec, Arcadis, WSP and CHA (July 28) Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Railway Association of Canada rolls out new website Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
USDOT releases TIGER funds for Illinois rail project Read More »
Passenger Rail
Massachusetts DOT taps Arup to study proposed rail connection in Boston Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
PANYNJ, ExpressRail post records in 2017's first half Read More »
Mechanical
GE to transfer locomotive production to Fort Worth Read More »
Labor
L.A. Metro inks five-year pacts with transit labor Read More »
CSX Transportation
STB concerned about 'deteriorated service' at CSX Read More »

July 27

Passenger Rail
TransLink logs ridership boost in 2017's first half Read More »
Security
TriMet adopts new crime reporting system Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. carload traffic dipped in Week 29 Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
Railway Interchange exhibit space sold out for September conference Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
Union Pacific elects Patel to board of directors Read More »
Amtrak
Senate panel restores funds for Amtrak long-distance trains, TIGER grants Read More »
Kansas City Southern
KCS appoints Adamiak, Selby to new posts Read More »
Mechanical
Maryland Transit awards subway car, CBTC contract to Hitachi-Ansaldo team Read More »

July 26

Mechanical
BART's 'Fleet of the Future' to launch service in September Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
San Gabriel trench opens to train traffic Read More »
Passenger Rail
PATH logs ridership surge during Penn Station repairs Read More »
Safety
NTSB: SUV driver's actions led to deadly Metro-North accident Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
AAR calls on STB to withdraw proposed new regs Read More »
Passenger Rail
Lhota unveils plan to tackle NYC subway problems Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN's Q2 profit jumped 20 percent on volume growth Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
Norfolk Southern's Q2 net income surges 23 percent Read More »

July 25

Passenger Rail
CTA reopens Illinois Medical District Station entrance Read More »
People
Chao appoints federal reps to WMATA's board Read More »
Safety
UP safety videos win Telly Award Read More »
Passenger Rail
MBTA, Keolis to step up rail ticket checking Read More »
People
Pacific Harbor Line names Hoye VP Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metrolinx begins search for new rail operator Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Trump administration seeks repeal of Obama's fracking regs Read More »
Passenger Rail
Connecticut taps TransitAmerica, Alternate Concepts to operate Hartford Line Read More »

July 24

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Alstom, GCT, Quandel Consultants and Kontron (July 24) Read More »
Safety
UP notes six-month decline in crossing collisions Read More »
Passenger Rail
Tucson streetcar marks third anniversary Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metra bested on-time performance goal in June Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX designates Alabama location a 'Select Site' Read More »
Labor
STB: Class I employment slide continued in June Read More »
People
Anderson takes helm as Genesee & Wyoming Australia CEO Read More »
Passenger Rail
Caltrain breaks ground on electrification project Read More »

July 21

Passenger Rail
Caltrain seeks input on new train seats Read More »
Mechanical
San Francisco transit agencies begin new rail-car testing Read More »
Passenger Rail
Twin Cities-Milwaukee-Chicago passenger-rail service proposal enters next phase Read More »
Canadian Pacific
Teamsters MOW division ratifies new pact with CP Read More »
Passenger Rail
L.A. Metro forms panel to oversee Measure M implementation Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX, NC Ports to offer new intermodal rail service Read More »
Passenger Rail
PANYNJ OKs $134.5 million for PATH substation work Read More »
Kansas City Southern
Kansas City Southern's carload growth drives record Q2 revenue Read More »

July 20

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from FreightCar America, Seneca Group, Jacobs, and JAGGAER (July 20) Read More »
Safety
Metra to install suicide prevention signs Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Rail traffic gains continue for U.S., Canadian roads in Week 28 Read More »
People
LRIW's 'Woman of the Year' nomination deadline extended Read More »
High-Speed Rail
California cap-and-trade extension to fund high-speed rail Read More »
Passenger Rail
Cuomo slots $5.6 billion for LIRR improvements Read More »
Canadian Pacific
Canadian Pacific posts record Q2 earnings Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
Union Pacific's Q2 net income soars 19 percent Read More »

July 19

MOW
Maryland Transit preps for light-rail repairs Read More »
Passenger Rail
Delaware DOT begins renovating Newark rail station Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metra to close ticket office on BNSF Line Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Progressive Railroading launches Railway Interchange news feed Read More »
People
TTD elects Willis, Regan as labor group's new leaders Read More »
Amtrak
FRA unveils report on restoring Amtrak Gulf Coast service Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
Norfolk Southern to consolidate operating divisions Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX posts Q2 revenue, profit gains as restructuring continues Read More »

July 18

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from PowerRail, ABB, Nebraska Central Dispatch, MEN Mikro and Tideworks (July 18) Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak launches W.V. bus connections to Cardinal rail service Read More »
Passenger Rail
TriMet launches electronic fare payment system Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
PennDOT to review public-private TOD proposals for Amtrak stations Read More »
Sustainability
Sound Transit's Angle Lake rail station earns LEED Gold Read More »
MOW
Kentucky awards grade-crossing improvement grants Read More »
High-Speed Rail
California rail agency begins geotechnical work for underground tunnels Read More »
Passenger Rail
Talgo ramps up rail-car overhaul work in Milwaukee Read More »

July 17

Passenger Rail
WMATA fires track supervisor for overtime abuse Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
USDOT should increase fed share of TIFIA financing, AASHTO says Read More »
People
Valley Metro adds Modelski, Novacek to management team Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Freight infrastructure must be improved to maintain U.S. competitiveness, CAGTC says Read More »
Passenger Rail
NYCT gears up to renovate Brooklyn N line stations Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Acquisitions boost G&W's North American traffic Read More »
PTC
MBTA to install PTC on Lowell commuter-rail line Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
ASLRRA: 45G tax credit achieves majority support in Congress Read More »

July 14

Short Lines & Regionals
U.S. Rep. Hollingsworth tours Louisville & Indiana project Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from RCE, Alstom, Siemens and Cambridge Systematics (July 14) Read More »
Safety
TSB: Crossing design, distracted driver played roles in 2015 crossing accident Read More »
Passenger Rail
Toronto transit agency marks 31 billion rides Read More »
Labor
Parsec workers at Illinois terminal join Teamsters Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Freight services index reached record level in May Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF to serve refrigerated warehouse in new South Dakota industrial park Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metro Transit solicits bids to build track for Southwest light-rail project Read More »

July 13

C&S
Ohio commission OKs safety improvements at two crossings Read More »
Passenger Rail
NJ Transit board blesses $1.34 billion capital budget Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak station underway in Schenectady Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP consolidates management at Council Bluffs Service Unit Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Alpenglow Rail acquires VIP Rail Read More »
Passenger Rail
FRA unveils record of decision for NEC FUTURE project Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR: U.S., Canadian rail traffic rose in July's first week Read More »
Amtrak
NTSB releases preliminary report on fatal Amtrak incident in D.C. Read More »

July 12

Passenger Rail
Royal Palm Railway tourist trains to begin rolling in late summer Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from United Rail, Vertex, Lochner and WSP USA (July 12) Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Bay Line Railroad to continue serving Enviva at Florida port Read More »
Intermodal
AGT Food amps up unit-train abilities with Montreal port terminal deal Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Progressive Rail to operate state-owned line in North Carolina Read More »
Labor
CTA rail operators opt to strike Read More »
Intermodal
California, Virginia ports pumped up container volume in June Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
House committee's funding bill would ax TIGER program Read More »

July 11

Short Lines & Regionals
Pennsylvania city to cue up quiet zone Read More »
Passenger Rail
TriMet wraps up renovations to Gresham City Hall light-rail station Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Watco wins stevedoring safety award from insurance carrier Read More »
Shippers
Select Sands expects bump in frac sand production, rail-car commitments Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Suppliers partner with U.K. universities to conduct rail research Read More »
Passenger Rail
PATH nears ridership high-water mark Read More »
M&A
Grupo Mexico completes Florida East Coast Railway acquisition Read More »
People
Trump taps former Conrail President Batory to lead FRA Read More »

July 10

Supplier Spotlight
AECOM to acquire Shimmick Construction for $175 million Read More »
Logistics
Sand Spring's transload facility lands 'premier' label from BNSF Read More »
Passenger Rail
Caltrain's average weekday ridership dips slightly Read More »
Labor
No new labor accord yet between union bargaining group, carriers' conference Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Rapid City, Pierre & Eastern marks soon-to-start mainline upgrades Read More »
People
APTA kicks off search for new leader Read More »
Passenger Rail
Alberta commits funds for Calgary light-rail project Read More »
PTC
USDOT's inspector general to review federal oversight of PTC funding Read More »

July 7

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Union Leasing, Kapsch TrafficCom, Steel Dynamics and Tiger Cool (July 7) Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Saskatchewan short line buys grain hoppers from province Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX, short line to help fund overpass in Indiana Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak trains to temporarily return to Grand Central Terminal Read More »
Intermodal
Texas port contracts Primoris to complete rail project Read More »
People
Hoglander takes NMB's gavel for sixth time Read More »
Passenger Rail
State transportation funding includes $20 million for Caltrain electrification Read More »
Passenger Rail
FRA issues draft environmental report for Hudson Tunnel project Read More »

July 6

Passenger Rail
Rhode Island DOT offers free commuter-rail trips through year's end Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
LRIW seeks 'Outstanding Woman of the Year' nominations Read More »
People
Metrolinx's Mohyla wins Operation Lifesaver Canada's top safety award Read More »
People
MARTA names Goode executive director of diversity, inclusion Read More »
People
Short Line Safety Institute names Murta executive director Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metra unveils new Maywood Station Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
North American rail traffic gains continued in week 26 Read More »
Passenger Rail
USDOT to provide $537 million loan for Moynihan Train Hall project Read More »

July 5

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Leica Geosystems, Harsco, United Rail, HNTB and WAGO (July 5) Read More »
Intermodal
Minnesota DOT opens application period for freight funding program Read More »
Passenger Rail
Pittsburgh transit agency postpones new light-rail fare payment system Read More »
Mechanical
CIT to sell European rail leasing arm to VTG Read More »
People
Valley Metro names new chairs Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Western New York & Pennsylvania workers join BLET Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Western Group appoints Pajor to top business development post Read More »
Passenger Rail
UTA nets funds to double track S-Line streetcar route Read More »

July 3

Passenger Rail
Caltrain slates meeting on fare hikes Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
NTSB determines probable cause of 2015 BNSF derailment Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit begins building light rail on interstate bridge Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Northern Plains Railroad marks 20 years of service Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak updates progress on Penn Station renewal work Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Transport Canada takes action on rail security, locomotive emission regs Read More »
PTC
North County Transit District gears up for PTC revenue service demo Read More »
Mechanical
Kansas City authority gets green light to purchase two new streetcars Read More »
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