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Rail News: July 2019

July 31

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Siemens, Wabtec, Keolis, Retlif Testing, LAN, Alstom and Bytemark (July 31) Read More »
Passenger Rail
Contra Costa transit agency recognized for financial reporting Read More »
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Passenger Rail
Maryland officials mark milestone on Purple Line rail project Read More »
Intermodal
Savannah port moved record number of TEUs in FY2019 Read More »
Passenger Rail
MTA to test predictive crowding alerts, personalized notifications Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit selects joint venture to build Redmond Link extension Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak adds funds to Oregon DOT Cascades siding project Read More »
Intermodal
Schneider kicks off intermodal service at BNSF Barstow ramp Read More »

July 30

Federal Legislation & Regulation
FTA could improve rail project cost info, GAO says Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metra, Chicago university partner on station project Read More »
PTC
Senate committee to hold hearing on PTC Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Seattle-to-Vancouver high-speed travel has potential, study says Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Pennsylvania rail authority logs carload increase in 2019's first half Read More »
Passenger Rail
APTA names TransLink transit system of the year Read More »
People
FRA's Alexy named chief safety officer Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit identifies preferred alternatives for Tacoma Dome Line Read More »

July 29

Supplier Spotlight
Greenbrier acquires parts of American Railcar; ARCI reports higher Q2 rail-car orders, deliveries Read More »
Passenger Rail
SFMTA to review budget of delayed Central Subway project Read More »
Sustainability
SEPTA to introduce solar-powered rail signals Read More »
Passenger Rail
Virgin Trains marks 1 million riders on South Florida route Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA names Impastato safety chief Read More »
People
BART selects Powers as GM Read More »
Intermodal
Transport Canada to invest in rail, other projects at Vancouver port Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN sets records for grain movement Read More »

July 26

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Trinity, NRE, Wabtec, Cervello, Systra, DNJ Intermodal and RSI (July 26) Read More »
Passenger Rail
Denver RTD to launch income-based fares Read More »
M&A
OmniTRAX affiliate to acquire Winchester & Western Railroad Read More »
High-Speed Rail
FRA OKs California high-speed rail environmental review Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak to offer nonstop Acela service between NYC, DC Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FRA proposes cameras in passenger locomotives to record employees Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
GM to use CN's Minneapolis, Vancouver auto terminals Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
USDOT announces $856 million in INFRA grants Read More »

July 25

Passenger Rail
WMATA to add safety, communication features to six stations Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit uses new tech to construct light-rail track on floating bridge Read More »
High-Speed Rail
California High-Speed Rail Authority seeks tracks and systems builder Read More »
People
Reading & Northern Railroad promotes Barket, Collins Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN to serve new pellet-bagging facility at Port of Prince Rupert Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
NTSB issues safety recommendations in response to fatal Amtrak-CSX collision Read More »
Passenger Rail
MTA OKs reorganization plan, creates train speed task force Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. rail traffic down, Canadian traffic up in Week 29 Read More »

July 24

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from VisioStack, Systra, Savage, Road & Rail Services, Sener and Hanson (July 24) Read More »
Passenger Rail
CTA wraps up work on Jefferson Park Transit Center Read More »
Passenger Rail
Caltrain outlines future business plan Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
Union Pacific reports PTC progress Read More »
Amtrak
Cuomo, Murphy sign legislation creating Gateway rail project commission Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN posts record Q2 earnings, revenue, income Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
USDOT grant to fund short-line rail infrastructure work in northeast Louisiana Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
NS posts record Q2 earnings, operating income Read More »

July 23

Safety
BART adds 10 police officers, plans green bond issue Read More »
Safety
LIRR wins APTA's top safety award Read More »
Mechanical
Genesee & Wyoming short line employs two Tier 4 locomotives in California Read More »
Passenger Rail
TransLink proposes three options for Surrey-Langley SkyTrain extension Read More »
Labor
U.S. Class I workforce contracted in June, STB data shows Read More »
People
Honorees receive 2019 Rising Stars awards in Norfolk Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
Transition to new operating plan was 'smooth,’ NS says Read More »
CSX Transportation
Federal grant will help CSX, Maryland start Howard Street Tunnel project Read More »

July 22

MOW
Cleveland RTA to complete retaining wall repairs in August Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
California short line turns 108 Read More »
Passenger Rail
DART lands APTA innovation award, adds secretary to association's exec committee Read More »
People
Canada Industrial Relations Board installs Hackl as vice chair Read More »
Passenger Rail
REM station construction begins at Montreal airport Read More »
C&S
Denver RTD to remove flaggers along G Line Read More »
People
Morristown & Erie leader, short-line industry contributor Wes Weis passes away Read More »
M&A
Pioneer Railcorp shareholders OK BRX acquisition Read More »

July 19

Short Lines & Regionals
Lake State Railway hosts Rep. Kildee, advocates for 45G Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Duos Technologies, Alstom, Thales and TE Connectivity (July 19) Read More »
C&S
Ohio panel OKs grade-crossing upgrades for Class I, regional railroads Read More »
People
AASHTO names Hendrickson deputy director Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX named best place to work for disability inclusion Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit marks 10 years of light-rail service Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
WisDOT unveils one-time grants for local infrastructure needs Read More »
Kansas City Southern
Kansas City Southern posts record Q2 results Read More »

July 18

People
San Francisco MTA names Maguire interim director of transportation Read More »
Sustainability
WMATA seeks solar provider at four stations Read More »
MOW
North Carolina DOT proposes bridge over Norfolk Southern tracks Read More »
People
NS appoints Melaragni VP human resources Read More »
Passenger Rail
NJ Transit adopts FY2020 operating, capital budgets Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP posts higher profit, lower expenses in Q2 Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Short Line Safety Institute creates leadership development program Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. rail traffic down 5.6 percent in Week 28 Read More »

July 17

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from McMillen Jacobs, ABB, HDR, WSP and Alliance Shippers (July 17) Read More »
Passenger Rail
MTA to complete NYCT switch replacement, LIRR bridge installation Read More »
People
TNW appoints Scheriger, Chavez to new roles Read More »
People
Metrolink names McIntyre chief strategy officer Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
APTA urges congress to strengthen capital grants program Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Union Pacific's Kinney County Railport to be site of self-driving vehicles Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN to rebuild Steen River rail bridge Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX posts Q2 revenue decline, adjusts 2019 outlook Read More »

July 16

Passenger Rail
SEPTA to introduce rider-friendly transit tools Read More »
Passenger Rail
DCTA releases passenger satisfaction survey Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak to upgrade Auto Train customer service in 2020 Read More »
People
DART names Koloc VP of internal audit Read More »
M&A
United Rail acquires Key Holidays, Key Tours Read More »
Labor
BMWED members ratify contract with Paducah & Louisville Railway Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN hires Trent to oversee Class I's 'digital transformation' Read More »
Canadian Pacific
CP posts record Q2 results; names Hamberger, Robertson to board Read More »

July 15

MOW
MBTA extends Green Line track, signal work Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Congressional hearing to focus on FTA's capital investment grants Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA suspends automatic door-opening rollout Read More »
Safety
Chicago South Shore, other Anacostia affiliates recognized for rail safety Read More »
People
Metro Transit names Frizell police chief Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Canada finalizes rail transport regs Read More »
Passenger Rail
MTA releases reorganization recommendation report Read More »
Intermodal
Canada reaches agreement to sell Ridley Terminals Read More »

July 12

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Miner, Parsons, Saft, Siemens, Alstom and Keolis (July 12) Read More »
Passenger Rail
Southern Rail Commission to host briefing on Gulf Coast train service Read More »
PTC
MBTA to begin next phase of Needham Line's PTC work Read More »
Logistics
Cando Rail adds service to Pembina NGL facility Read More »
Passenger Rail
MTA subway beats 80 percent on-time performance Read More »
Mechanical
Northern Plains Rail breaks ground on rail-car repair center Read More »
Passenger Rail
California agency kicks off construction on Redlands passenger-rail project Read More »
Intermodal
Port of LA broke TEU records in FY2019 Read More »

July 11

People
NJ Transit taps Rubin for new employee court advocacy position Read More »
Passenger Rail
Dallas, transit agency to establish streetcar roles Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak Northeast Regional service posts May ridership increase Read More »
Intermodal
PANYNJ unveils new 30-year master plan Read More »
People
APTA recognizes Li as outstanding public transportation manager Read More »
Safety
Operation Lifesaver awards transit-rail safety grants Read More »
MOW
Kentucky awards grants for grade crossing, riverport improvements Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. rail traffic slump continued in Week 27 Read More »

July 10

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Wabtec, Ondas, Rescar, Hub Group, MUL Railcars, Wi-Tronix and Abloy (July 11) Read More »
People
In memoriam: Kenneth Lawson Read More »
Financials
VRE honored for financial reporting Read More »
Passenger Rail
RTD: More than 1,200 train, bus tickets sold via Uber app Read More »
People
Montreal transit agency extends CEO's contract Read More »
People
DART appoints Elsborg VP, innovation officer Read More »
Intermodal
Rail boosts South Carolina ports' cargo growth in FY19 Read More »
Passenger Rail
FTA allocates $300M for three transit-rail projects Read More »

July 9

Supplier Spotlight
NRC names Wieland president Read More »
Passenger Rail
PATH creates bike parking facility to generate revenue Read More »
MOW
TriMet to begin light-rail track work Read More »
Passenger Rail
LIRR station to be built at Belmont Park redevelopment Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX recognized for 'Responsible Care' protocols Read More »
Intermodal
Feds solicit comments for Long Beach port's on-dock rail project Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak reports FY2018 sustainability actions Read More »
Passenger Rail
FTA seeks expedited delivery of Santa Clara VTA rail extension Read More »

July 8

Passenger Rail
New Orleans RTA closes streetcar line for catenary work Read More »
Passenger Rail
MTA Metro-North restores New Haven main line service Read More »
Passenger Rail
Caltrain, SamTrans partner with Miles on rewards program Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak begins Philadelphia station's name change Read More »
Mechanical
SFMTA resumes two-car train service after door redesign Read More »
M&A
Short-line operator Regional Rail sold to 3i Group Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
CN train derailed on Canada's side of international tunnel, TSB says Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
DeFazio: GAO finds lack of safety data on longer trains Read More »

July 5

People
SFRTA board elects Ryan chair, Valache vice chair Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak, Wisconsin DOT launch bus service tied to Hiawatha line Read More »
People
Valley Metro boards elect new officers Read More »
Safety
Metro-North recognizes company safety initiatives Read More »
Intermodal
West Virginia authority seeks to lease NS-served inland port to private party Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA adds service to Red and Yellow lines Read More »
People
Greater Cleveland RTA set to install Birdsong as next leader Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR: U.S. rail traffic tumbled for fifth-straight month in June Read More »

July 3

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Wabtec, Greenbrier, Eagle Railcar, Birmingham Rail, Alstom and WSP (July 3) Read More »
Passenger Rail
BART to build new substations in San Francisco Read More »
Intermodal
Houston-area port, UP complete first phase of major rail project Read More »
People
Puchala to chair National Mediation Board for fifth time Read More »
Passenger Rail
MBTA, state officials mark start of South Coast Rail project Read More »
Passenger Rail
South Shore double-track project moves forward in Indiana Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Alberta hires CIBC to help divest the province's crude-by-rail program Read More »
High-Speed Rail
California High-Speed Rail Authority releases route recommendations Read More »

July 2

Passenger Rail
LA Metro suspends weekend service on Green Line Read More »
Intermodal
Indiana port processed gargantuan gantry cranes for CSX terminal Read More »
Security
Houston METRO board approves security initiatives, adds member Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
North Carolina Railroad faces public records disclosure lawsuit Read More »
Passenger Rail
TriMet explores potential for Portland light-rail tunnel Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Canadian Transportation Agency seeks feedback on regulated interswitching rates Read More »
Passenger Rail
San Joaquin rail authority releases feasibility study for Valley Link Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN's grain traffic maintained record pace in June Read More »

July 1

MOW
NCTD to receive state funding for bluff stabilization project Read More »
Passenger Rail
TransLink explores effects of late night SkyTrain service Read More »
Passenger Rail
Chicago transit executives praise new state infrastructure spending law Read More »
MOW
Virginia transportation board OKs rail funding Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metrolink approves $330M budget for FY2020 Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Congressmen seek longer comment period for LNG-by-rail permit request Read More »
Passenger Rail
PANYNJ seeks fare and capital plan changes, notes latest cargo and ridership records Read More »
M&A
Brookfield Infrastructure, partners to acquire Genesee & Wyoming for $8.4B Read More »
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