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Rail News: July 2020

July 31

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Progress Rail, ACCIONA, Alstom, Keolis, STV and WSP (July 31) Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
FTA develops pandemic recovery product supplier list Read More »
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Passenger Rail
Chicago suburb updates TOD plan near Metra station Read More »
Passenger Rail
North Carolina group seeks to strengthen Triangle's transit connections Read More »
C&S
PUCO approves Ohio grade crossing upgrades Read More »
Intermodal
PANYNJ sees growth potential in CSX's expanded DeWitt Rail Yard Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN issues plan for 2020-21 grain crop year Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Pandemic's impact hammers Q2 intermodal traffic Read More »

July 30

People
DART names Dye to board post Read More »
Passenger Rail
Survey: Caltrain riders to return to rail post-pandemic Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Buckingham Branch Railroad acquires railcar repair facility Read More »
MOW
BART issues bonds to pay for rail infrastructure work Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Freight-rail traffic slump continues Read More »
Safety
Kansas DOT proposes two-person train crew rule Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FTA announces availability of grant funding to speed up projects Read More »
Canadian Pacific
Canadian Pacific issues climate change statement Read More »

July 29

Passenger Rail
Canadian agencies make rail station accessibility improvements Read More »
Passenger Rail
Cap Metro, Austin council recommend Project Connect investment Read More »
People
San Diego MTS security head Guaderrama to retire Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
APTA: Latest pandemic-relief bills ignore transit Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
SEPTA sets up fund for frontline workers' families Read More »
People
Virtual event will recognize rail industry's 'Rising Stars' Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN outlines cap-ex plans for three Midwest states, Tennessee Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
Norfolk Southern: Q2 revenue down 29 percent on lower volume Read More »

July 28

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Wabtec, Alstom, Trinity, Nokia, TRAINFO and SkyRights (July 28) Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
USDOT document addresses crossmodal technology policy Read More »
Passenger Rail
MTA speeds up subway station accessibility projects Read More »
Intermodal
Georgia Ports Authority sets tonnage record in FY2020 Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metra to add express service to BNSF, Rock Island lines Read More »
People
AAR recognizes CSX's Davis with Chaffee environmental award Read More »
Passenger Rail
NJ Transit, Amtrak commit to Portal Bridge replacement in 2021 Read More »
People
Sanborn to join Norfolk Southern as EVP, COO Read More »

July 27

Passenger Rail
Austin’s Cap Metro to upgrade fare system Read More »
Intermodal
South Carolina port to serve huge Walmart distribution center Read More »
Sustainability
Report: Caltrain reduces GHG emissions by 44 percent Read More »
Security
Pandemic update: VRE adds trains to promote social distancing Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak tightens mask requirement Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Rail coalition calls on Senate to approve STB nominees Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN rolls out infrastructure plans for Louisiana, Mississippi Read More »
Mechanical
NYCT to acquire 25 diesel-electric locomotives Read More »

July 24

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from OptiFuel, Wi-Tronix, Bourque Logistics, Harsco, Voith and Tealinc (July 24) Read More »
Passenger Rail
Alaska Railroad revises summer rail service Read More »
Mechanical
ARCI: Rail-car orders, deliveries slowed in Q2 Read More »
Passenger Rail
Study: Development near DART stations generate billions Read More »
Intermodal
Pennsylvania extends intermodal cargo incentive program Read More »
Passenger Rail
Work begins on Newport News Transportation Center Read More »
MOW
CN breaks down infrastructure spending in Michigan, Wisconsin Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FRA reorganizes rail safety office Read More »

July 23

Rail Industry Trends
Metrolink completes ticket machine update Read More »
Passenger Rail
Rocky Mountaineer suspends remainder of 2020 season Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Virgin Trains advances financing for Vegas high-speed rail Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
OmniTRAX expands rail-ready program to Winchester & Western Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. intermodal traffic decline slowed in Week 29 Read More »
Passenger Rail
MTA slashes expenses to address COVID-related losses Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX reports lower Q2 revenue across all markets Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP's Q2 revenue, profit plummet on lower volumes Read More »

July 22

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from AITX, Leclanche, APTIM, HDR, TransSystems and STV (July 22) Read More »
MOW
MTA to rehab Rutgers subway tunnel Read More »
Passenger Rail
Portland council sends $5B transit measure to voters Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Class Is employed fewer people in June Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metra asks STB to intervene in UP service dispute Read More »
PTC
USDOT issues loan to MBTA for PTC project Read More »
Canadian Pacific
CP reports lower Q2 revenue, record low operating ratio Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN revenue falls 19 percent in Q2, announces plan to acquire 1,500 grain cars Read More »

July 21

Labor
BLET ratifies new contract with WNYP Read More »
Intermodal
Volkswagen opens process center at Baltimore port Read More »
People
Padgette elected state-Amtrak committee chair Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metra selects engineering, design firms for 75th Street Corridor projects Read More »
People
Reading & Northern hires Laubenstine as VP of coal marketing Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA to restore rail service to near pre-COVID levels Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
DCTA wins federal grant for TOD planning Read More »
People
North Carolina Railroad names Warren president Read More »

July 20

Passenger Rail
Illinois RTA unveils draft framework of capital investments Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metra to begin West Hinsdale Station platform replacement Read More »
Passenger Rail
Valley Metro awards contract for light-rail extension project Read More »
Passenger Rail
GAO: FTA should be more transparent with capital grant program Read More »
Intermodal
NRF: Retail imports remain far below last year Read More »
C&S
Ohio commission OKs grade crossing projects in four counties Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX named 'best place to work' for disability inclusion Read More »
MOW
WisDOT seeks comments on Muskego Yard freight-rail bypass project Read More »

July 17

Supplier Spotlight
Duos Technologies CEO Arcaini to retire Read More »
Security
APTA solicits input on draft security standards Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak met FY19 sustainability targets, report says Read More »
Mechanical
NCTD orders 11 rail cars for Coaster commuter-rail service Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Ohio panel awards rail infrastructure grants to short lines, shippers Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit breaks ground on Federal Way light-rail extension Read More »
High-Speed Rail
STB: Texas Central project falls under board's jurisdiction Read More »
Kansas City Southern
KCS revenue falls 23 percent in Q2 Read More »

July 16

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from LILEE, Alstom, Hub Group; and in memoriam: Steven Beal (July 16) Read More »
Passenger Rail
NYCT activates contactless fare system at Bronx subway stations Read More »
Logistics
CRANDIC Rail-affiliated firm rebrands as Travero Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metra OKs contract to build new station on UP North Line Read More »
Intermodal
TTX Co. to open facility at Joliet intermodal center Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR: Traffic decline continued in Week 28 Read More »
Mechanical
NJ Transit to buy eight Bombardier locomotives Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF tests autostrads to improve intermodal operations Read More »

July 15

Passenger Rail
RTD-Denver marks Southwest light-rail line's 20th year Read More »
Passenger Rail
SEPTA launches contactless payment option on regional rail Read More »
Passenger Rail
Caltrain drafts policies to increase rail service availability Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
ASLRRA 'pleased' with rail funding levels in appropriations bill Read More »
Security
OIG: Amtrak needs to better define police department's role, priorities Read More »
Passenger Rail
DART receives rail delivery for Silver Line Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR poll: A majority of Americans support freight rail's role in U.S. economy Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Transit execs urge Congress to pass $36B in emergency relief funding Read More »

July 14

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Dachser, Colliers, Alstom and Ardanuy (July 14) Read More »
MOW
Metrolinx wraps up Rodgers Road rail bridge repairs Read More »
Security
Pandemic update: Metrolink installs sanitizing dispensers on all rail cars Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak will serve new North Carolina transit station Read More »
Passenger Rail
RTD-Denver seeks rider feedback on future rail needs Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Study shows major diversion of freight from rail to roads if bigger trucks allowed Read More »
Security
Secure Rail Conference goes virtual Read More »
Intermodal
Mississippi port receives grant for North Rail Connector project Read More »

July 13

Passenger Rail
NJ Transit deploys handheld mobile fare validators Read More »
Passenger Rail
Caltrain hires naming rights, sponsorship consultant Read More »
Safety
TSB investigating wheel cracks on Ottawa light-rail trains Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
A2A Rail taps HDR for survey work in Alberta Read More »
Security
MTA seeks innovations to keep rail safe during the pandemic Read More »
Security
Rail union urges Class Is to start COVID-19 testing, tracing Read More »
Passenger Rail
Major construction begins on Foothill Gold Line Glendora-Pomona segment Read More »
Intermodal
Draft EIS unveiled for Port of Long Beach on-dock rail facility Read More »

July 10

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Greenbrier, Alstom, HDR, Railroad Consultants and Transdev (July 10) Read More »
Passenger Rail
LIRR to eliminate grade crossing in New Hyde Park Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
RBMN to challenge latest court ruling on SEDA-COG's authority Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Ontario Northland Railway, Monarch Gold ink MOU Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
OmniTRAX expands rail-ready program to Stockton Terminal and Eastern Read More »
MOW
CN unveils 2020 infrastructure plans for Saskatchewan Read More »
Labor
VIA Rail lays off 1,000 employees Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Bill would tie Amtrak funding to preservation of long-distance routes, staff Read More »

July 9

MOW
TriMet to close Steel Bridge for MAX light-rail work Read More »
People
SFRTA's board elects Valeche chair Read More »
Sustainability
WMATA OKs solar panel installation agreement Read More »
Shippers
G3 opens grain terminal at Port of Vancouver, elevators in Alberta Read More »
Security
EPA studying disinfectants for trains, stations Read More »
People
Wainscott joins CSX board Read More »
High-Speed Rail
CHSRA to release environmental document for San Francisco-San Jose segment Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. freight-rail traffic slipped 2.4 percent in Week 27 Read More »

July 8

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Bombardier, Paceline, Sener, TekTracking, WSP and Bergmann (July 8) Read More »
Passenger Rail
Calgary Transit unveils mobile ticketing app Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metro Transit-St. Louis launches on-demand service Read More »
Security
Metra, Metrolink launch digital tools to support social distancing Read More »
Intermodal
PANYNJ blames pandemic for lower cargo volume in May Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FRA awards grants to anti-trespassing programs Read More »
Safety
Canada's rail fatalities, accidents rose in 2019 Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN sets another grain haul record in June Read More »

July 7

Security
Pandemic update: Santa Clara VTA unveils safety plan Read More »
C&S
Minnesota freight program, Ohio projects target crossing upgrades Read More »
Passenger Rail
Pittsburgh transit agency begins two-year transit tunnel project Read More »
Kansas City Southern
KCS updates 2019 sustainability report Read More »
Passenger Rail
MTA calls on developers to improve seat tracking app Read More »
MOW
CN highlights planned infrastructure upgrades in three provinces Read More »
Passenger Rail
Project team seeks input on planned Colorado transit-rail service Read More »
Canadian Pacific
CP broke more grain-carrying records in June, Q2 Read More »

July 6

People
Valley Metro boards elect new officers Read More »
People
RSI leader O’Malley to step down at month’s end Read More »
People
In memoriam: Long-time OCTA board member Winterbottom Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Feds approve environmental analysis for Washington state port rail project Read More »
Security
MARTA deploys new rail-car disinfectant technology Read More »
People
Fortson assumes gavel as NMB chair Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Virgin Trains USA enters right-of-way agreement for Las Vegas-LA high-speed rail Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Watco to serve six major Dow chemical plants in the U.S., Canada Read More »

July 2

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from AREMA, Alstom, SENER, VTG, LRW and SISCOG (July 2) Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX awards contract for railroad car dumper system Read More »
Labor
BLET, Indiana Southern reach tentative pact Read More »
Intermodal
Canada to invest in Vancouver rail infrastructure Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
House passes $1.5 trillion infrastructure bill Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Iowa Interstate Railroad opens Duggan Bridge Read More »
People
KCS shuffles leadership to carry out PSR strategy Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR: U.S. freight-rail traffic recovery accelerated in June Read More »

July 1

Passenger Rail
BART, VRE unveil new resources to aid passengers Read More »
Passenger Rail
RTD-Denver’s latest financial projections better than predicted Read More »
Passenger Rail
Capitol Corridor kicks off environmental review of South Bay rail project Read More »
People
Ontario Northland names Duquette VP of transportation Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Kansas DOT awards grants to improve rail service Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR: Freight railroads welcome new era of North American trade Read More »
PTC
NJ Transit enters PTC into extended revenue service Read More »
People
KCS de Mexico's top exec Zozaya to retire Aug. 1, Del Cueto named successor Read More »
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