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Rail News: July 2018

July 31

People
Landsberg, Homendy confirmed to NTSB Read More »
Intermodal
North Carolina ports report record traffic in FY18 Read More »
MOW
RTA: Tie production, purchases rose in June Read More »
Labor
WMATA announces two labor agreements Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
Nissan honors UP for transportation solutions, hurricane recovery Read More »
Intermodal
IANA to honor Manning with Silver Kingpin Award Read More »
Passenger Rail
SunRail opens 17-mile extension Read More »
Amtrak
OIG: Amtrak's Washington Union Station projects face delays, cost overruns Read More »

July 30

Security
NJ Transit police partner with Nextdoor to boost community policing Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak's Michigan network adopts bike-friendly policy Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FTA announces course on transit project planning Read More »
People
SMART TD's Lesniewski retires Read More »
Passenger Rail
LA Metro OKs bus-line crossing upgrades to prep for light-rail conversion Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Oregon DOT, British Columbia, Microsoft pledge funds for high-speed rail study Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
RailTrends unveils 2018 conference agenda Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
G&W posts operating revenue, income growth in Q2 Read More »

July 27

Federal Legislation & Regulation
BLET meets with lawmakers over Tex Mex crew dispute Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from RSI, Bombardier, Alstom and WSP (July 27) Read More »
People
APTA names Houston METRO's Lambert 'outstanding' manager Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit taps Walsh to build light-rail extension Read More »
People
LRW seeks nominations for 'Outstanding Woman of the Year' Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak projects aim for a smoother ride along Northeast Corridor Read More »
People
UP promotes Tennison to EVP, chief strategy officer Read More »
Security
Mineta report highlights terrorist attacks on rail targets Read More »

July 26

Passenger Rail
San Mateo County to vote on proposed sales tax to relieve traffic congestion Read More »
Mechanical
Seattle mayor questions new streetcars' size Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR: Rail traffic growth trend continues Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Report: Short lines contribute significantly to U.S. economy Read More »
Amtrak
Senate OKs measure to analyze impact of Amtrak's on-time performance Read More »
People
Watco promotes four to executive team Read More »
Safety
FTA clears rail safety oversight programs in four more states Read More »
CSX Transportation
Feds: CSX to pay $2.2 million in penalties for derailment, oil spill Read More »

July 25

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Dewberry, Railroad Software, Alstom and REMSA (July 25) Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit logged light-rail ridership record in May Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Thermite weld failure caused CP derailment, agency says Read More »
Passenger Rail
LIRR launches accessibility program Read More »
People
Cleveland RTA exec Calabrese to step down sooner than expected Read More »
Safety
Operation Lifesaver, FRA announce rail-safety grant awards Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN boosts financial outlook after posting strong Q2 Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
Norfolk Southern's Q2 results break records Read More »

July 24

Rail Industry Trends
NYCT to boost accessibility at Brooklyn G Line station Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit wraps up Bellevue tunnel excavation Read More »
Passenger Rail
North Carolina officials mark start of Charlotte Gateway Station project Read More »
Passenger Rail
LA Metro unveils alternatives for Crenshaw/LAX northern extension Read More »
Mechanical
ARCI: Rail-car orders increased in Q2 Read More »
Passenger Rail
APTA: Majority of Americans favor increased public transit funding Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
T&I Chair Shuster introduces draft of infrastructure plan Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN appoints Ruest president, CEO Read More »

July 23

Passenger Rail
MTA crews relocate LIRR tracks to make way for Grand Central entrance Read More »
Intermodal
Port of Savannah set container volume record in FY2018 Read More »
MOW
BNSF to help fund Moorhead grade-crossing project Read More »
Passenger Rail
CTA unveils details for rail station accessibility plan Read More »
Passenger Rail
Feds OK next phase of testing on RTD's G Line Read More »
Canadian Pacific
TCRC ratifies four-year pact with CP Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metro Transit on track to beat rail ridership records Read More »
Amtrak
Court ruling allows Amtrak, FRA to set on-time standards Read More »

July 20

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from GE, Dewberry, Road & Rail, Wabtec and Kontron (July 20) Read More »
Security
DHS slates cybersecurity summit Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
STB: Class I employment steady in mid-June Read More »
Mechanical
MBTA unveils new Green Line rail car Read More »
CSX Transportation
Long Ridge terminal wraps up rail loop project in Ohio Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF rail service extended at Port of Portland Read More »
Passenger Rail
NYC Comptroller's report cites lack of accessible subway stations Read More »
Kansas City Southern
Kansas City Southern posts record Q2 results Read More »

July 19

People
Trinity Metro names two rail division VPs Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
OSHA solicits input on rail roadway work rule Read More »
Mechanical
Metra to reissue rail-car RFP Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. rail traffic grew 5 percent in Week 28 Read More »
Safety
FTA unveils two new safety regs Read More »
Safety
FRA announces $318 million in CRISI grants for rail projects Read More »
Canadian Pacific
Canadian Pacific posts Q2 revenue growth of 7 percent Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP reports 29 percent growth in Q2 net income Read More »

July 18

Supplier Spotlight
Alstom shareholders OK merger with Siemens Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
LA Metro slashes bike-share fares Read More »
Passenger Rail
Caltrain slates electrification meeting in Burlingame Read More »
People
MBTA names Levy customer experience chief Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
House subcommittee to address 2018 hurricane preparation Read More »
Security
Virginia Railway Express hosts TSA security training Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
Emerge Energy to locate frac sand terminal on CN line Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX beat expectations for Q2 Read More »

July 17

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from STV, Cad Railway, WSP and VTG (July 17) Read More »
People
Morales joins Houston METRO's board Read More »
Passenger Rail
Caltrain slashes fines for fare evasions Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FTA unveils FY2018 apportionments document Read More »
Intermodal
Long Beach port shattered monthly volume record in June Read More »
Labor
ATU members authorize WMATA strike Read More »
Passenger Rail
Met Council reaches agreement with TC&W to advance Southwest light-rail line Read More »
Intermodal
'Freight NYC' aims to modernize rail, maritime infrastructure in the Big Apple Read More »

July 16

Passenger Rail
Kansas City Streetcar reports ridership records Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
APTA forum focuses on 'future of mobility' Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit preps for 'floating bridge' post-tensioning Read More »
PTC
FRA hosts PTC symposium on interoperability issues Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Santa Clara VTA seeks transit-oriented developers Read More »
Sustainability
Transport Canada announces clean-rail research grant awards Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Rail Enterprise Group to launch rail services in Iowa, Tennessee Read More »
People
Watco names Webb exec chair, Smith CEO Read More »

July 13

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from GE, Siemens, Hanson and LRW (July 13) Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
FRA's Batory tours CSX's Virginia Avenue Tunnel project Read More »
Safety
Caltrain wraps up Redwood City grade crossing work Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FRA seeks applicants for state rail safety grants Read More »
C&S
MTA upgrades LIRR interlocking in Queens Read More »
People
Report: CSX VP O'Malley to join Brightline Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Panhandle Northern Railroad seeks CRISI grant for safety improvements Read More »
People
Metrolinx Chair Prichard steps down Read More »

July 12

Passenger Rail
CTA reveals design for new Damen Green Line station Read More »
Mechanical
LA Metro to retire remaining P865 light-rail cars Read More »
Intermodal
Patriot Rail's Seaonus Stevedoring granted free-trade zone status at New Orleans port Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN budgets CA$315 million for Ontario projects Read More »
MOW
TRRA picks Walsh to rebuild Mississippi River rail bridge Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR: U.S. intermodal volume jumped 12 percent in Week 27 Read More »
Mechanical
SEPTA's first new Siemens locomotive hits the rails Read More »
CSX Transportation
NYSDOT awards $19 million to expand CSX's DeWitt terminal Read More »

July 11

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from HollyFrontier, Bergmann, NRC, Siemens and Lewis (July 11) Read More »
People
Windmiller joins St. Louis Bi-State Development board Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Jury favors Sandbox Logistics in case against Arrows Up Read More »
Intermodal
South Carolina ports post record year in FY18 Read More »
Labor
BLET seeks Trump's help in crew dispute with KCSR Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
MassDOT announces $1.8 million in grants for freight-rail projects Read More »
Safety
FTA certifies rail-safety programs for N.C., Puerto Rico and Washington Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
AAR, shippers: Trade war threatens U.S. economy Read More »

July 10

Passenger Rail
Metra to test fare zone changes Read More »
Passenger Rail
NJ Transit wraps up Cranford rail station rehab Read More »
Passenger Rail
APTA seeks feedback on three-year strategic plan Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP recognizes 54 shippers for chemical safety Read More »
Mechanical
NCTD to buy five new Siemens locomotives Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
OmniTRAX affiliate acquires two rail lines from CSX Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX announces senior exec changes Read More »
Shippers
Retailers: Imports to set new record in July Read More »

July 9

Amtrak
Amtrak expands pets-on-board program to Chicago-St. Louis trains Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
U.S. Rep. Hurd tours UP's border protection facility in Texas Read More »
Passenger Rail
Federal Transit Administration reaches golden anniversary Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Short Line Safety Institute boots up new website Read More »
Passenger Rail
RTD slates public meetings on proposed fare changes Read More »
Intermodal
Container maintenance facility coming to South Carolina inland port Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Watco turns 35, preps for new grain service in Australia Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Trump chooses former Metra Chair Oberman for open STB seat Read More »

July 6

Rail Industry Trends
Arizona DOT seeks input on state rail plan Read More »
Passenger Rail
DCTA to offer free A-train rides for college students Read More »
Passenger Rail
SFRTA launches suicide prevention campaign Read More »
People
NARBW taps Bennett McKim as president Read More »
Logistics
BNSF Logistics acquires Unlimited Freight Read More »
Amtrak
Mobile to contract Mott MacDonald to design downtown Amtrak station Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
TSB's Fox: Five years after Lac-Megantic, safety steps still needed Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX to reopen hump yard near Nashville Read More »

July 5

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from LTK, CAF, Balfour Beatty and Keolis (July 5) Read More »
People
Valley Metro's rail board names Williams chair Read More »
MOW
SEPTA preps for annual trolley 'blitz' repairs Read More »
Intermodal
Canada issues funds for Thunder Bay port project Read More »
People
Alaska Railroad taps Newman to run PTC-focused department Read More »
Passenger Rail
Report: Honolulu's passenger-rail system faces $134 million shortfall Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Hudson Bay Railway, Port of Churchill sale is off Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR: Trade war could hurt U.S. rail traffic growth Read More »

July 3

Passenger Rail
MTA pilots new app, mobile site Read More »
Labor
Fortson named National Mediation Board chair Read More »
High-Speed Rail
California High-Speed Rail Authority, church agree to settle lawsuit Read More »
MOW
UP diversion route completed near Cal Poly Pomona Read More »
People
Metro Transit-St. Louis names Mefford-Miller interim leader Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
Vossloh, CN sign pacts for ties, special trackwork Read More »
Passenger Rail
SEPTA seeks engineering proposals for King of Prussia Rail extension Read More »
Intermodal
Virginia port project to deepen, widen shipping lanes gets federal OK Read More »

July 2

People
SFRTA elects Bovo, Ryan to leadership roles Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit light-rail tunnel construction nearly finished Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
RAC, employers seek drug-testing for 'safety-sensitive' jobs in Canada Read More »
Passenger Rail
TransLink OKs funding for major transit improvements Read More »
PTC
House Democrats warn FRA against PTC exemptions Read More »
PTC
NJ Transit could qualify for PTC extension under new testing plan Read More »
Canadian Pacific
IBEW group ratifies three-year pact with CP Read More »
Intermodal
FEIS released for Palmetto Railway's proposed intermodal facility Read More »
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