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Rail News: July 2017

July 31

WMATA preps for Green Line interlocking replacement Georgia Ports Authority posts record TEUs in FY2017 BNSF, UP to serve new ethyl acetate plant in Nebraska Ferromex to use GE digital services to monitor locomotives FTA allows Durham-Orange rail project to begin engineering L.A. Metro launches workforce development program Longshore workers' approval of West Coast port contract appears likely Senate Appropriations OKs transportation funding bill

July 28

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

July 27

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

July 26

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

July 25

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

July 24

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

July 21

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

July 20

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

July 19

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

July 18

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

July 17

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

July 14

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

July 13

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

July 12

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

July 11

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

July 10

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

July 7

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

July 6

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

July 5

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

July 3

Caltrain slates meeting on fare hikes NTSB determines probable cause of 2015 BNSF derailment Sound Transit begins building light rail on interstate bridge Northern Plains Railroad marks 20 years of service Amtrak updates progress on Penn Station renewal work Transport Canada takes action on rail security, locomotive emission regs North County Transit District gears up for PTC revenue service demo Kansas City authority gets green light to purchase two new streetcars << Previous Next >>
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