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Rail News: July 2022

July 29

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Shuttlewagon, West Side Tractor and Icomera (July 29) Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak observes ADA anniversary, continues rail station improvements Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metra launches historic Blue Island station rehab project Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
Norfolk Southern awards scholarships to railroaders' children Read More »
People
South Florida RTA appoints Dech executive director Read More »
Passenger Rail
St. Louis light-rail officials estimate up to $20 million in flood damage Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. Class I workforce grew in June Read More »

July 28

Passenger Rail
MTA releases preliminary 2023 budget, updates ridership recovery forecast Read More »
People
AAR honors Norfolk Southern's Helmer with Chafee Environmental Award Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. railroads log carload volume increase in Week 29 Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Railroads oppose FRA's proposed train crew rule, labor backs it Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF opens new Tacoma intermodal facility Read More »
Canadian Pacific
Canadian Pacific reports 'strong' results in Q2 Read More »

July 27

Short Lines & Regionals
North Carolina Railroad to help preserve historic train depot Read More »
Intermodal
Port of Savannah logs another record month in June Read More »
Mechanical
UP, Wabtec ink locomotive modernization pact Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN delivers record revenue, income in Q2 Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
NS logs record operating revenue, income in Q2 Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FRA proposes two-person train crew requirement Read More »

July 26

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Asite, Trainyard Tech, Thales and Road & Rail (July 26) Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Amtrak, STB earn spots on 'best place to work' lists Read More »
Passenger Rail
Buckingham Branch launches Virginia tourism rail service Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FTA lays out plan to make subway stations more accessible Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Illinois reps, senators oppose CP-KCS merger Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Canadian government to audit CP safety practices, announces new rail safety actions Read More »

July 25

Passenger Rail
Brightline's new pink, green trains arrive in Orlando Read More »
Intermodal
Port Everglades logs cargo records for May, June Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Lawmakers tout Illinois as site for rail research 'center of excellence' Read More »
Labor
BLET members OK contract with Illinois and Midland Railroad Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
STB sets public hearing dates in CP-KCS merger case Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
NTSB issues preliminary report on Amtrak derailment in Missouri Read More »

July 22

Short Lines & Regionals
Alaska Railroad to sell bonds to fund Seward dock upgrades Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Ohio panel issues grants to Wheeling & Lake Erie, transload facility project Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
Norfolk Southern bumps up conductor trainee pay, incentives Read More »
Passenger Rail
NJ Transit adopts FY23 operating budget, secures capital funding Read More »
Kansas City Southern
KCS updates sustainability data Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
STB rejects Foster Farms' request to extend UP service order Read More »

July 21

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Randon Implementos and Hitachi Rail (July 21) Read More »
Mechanical
Metrolink puts first of refurbished rail cars into service Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. freight-rail volume continues to slide Read More »
Passenger Rail
Caltrain’s first electric trainset undergoes clearance testing Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX reports higher revenue, earnings in Q2 Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
Union Pacific posts operating revenue, income gains in Q2 Read More »

July 20

Passenger Rail
MARTA awards HVAC contract to Wabtec Read More »
Passenger Rail
MBTA names contractor for Codman Yard expansion project Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Uinta Basin Railway clears final regulatory hurdle to rail line construction Read More »
M&A
AIMCo to acquire Cando Rail & Terminals Read More »
Passenger Rail
Transit-rail agencies prep for heat wave Read More »
Kansas City Southern
KCSM to invest in Celaya rail line, exclusivity rights extended in Mexico Read More »

July 19

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Road & Rail, Southern National, RSI and Everysens (July 19) Read More »
Passenger Rail
MTA names co-chairs of fare evasion panel Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak opens ticket sales for Ethan Allen Express service to NYC Read More »
Passenger Rail
VRE to eliminate fares during WMATA closures Read More »
Passenger Rail
New York Gov. Hochul, Mayor Adams OK financial pact for Penn Station project Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP starts returning its rail cars to service Read More »

July 18

Rail Industry Trends
Iowa DOT solicits applications for diesel emissions reduction grants Read More »
Passenger Rail
APTA honors transit agencies, leaders with 2022 awards Read More »
Intermodal
Los Angeles, Long Beach ports log record volumes in June Read More »
Intermodal
Construction begins on future rail-served commerce center at Little Rock port Read More »
M&A
CP, KCS respond to merger comments Read More »
Labor
Biden names PEB in rail labor dispute Read More »

July 15

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from IMC, H&M Intermodal, Transdev and AllTranstek (July 15) Read More »
Passenger Rail
New Mexico Rail Runner fare cuts extended, service to increase Read More »
People
MTA appoints four to NYCT leadership team Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Canada announces millions in funding for rail projects in Saskatchewan, Manitoba Read More »
Amtrak
OIG: Amtrak can do more to recruit, retain engineers Read More »
Labor
SMART TD leaders indicate support for rail strike Read More »

July 14

Rail Industry Trends
Maryland DOT solicits input on draft freight, rail plans Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF honors top safety employees of 2021 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. freight-rail volume decline continued in Week 27 Read More »
Intermodal
J.B. Hunt launches Southern California transload service Read More »
People
IANA to honor Prince, Newsome, Lowenthal at EXPO Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak to STB: Reject CN request for divestiture of KCS line Read More »

July 13

People
OCTA names Dunning chief operating officer Read More »
Intermodal
Virginia, South Carolina ports post record cargo volumes Read More »
Intermodal
Port of Windsor receives funding for warehouse expansion Read More »
Passenger Rail
NJ Transit obtains federal funds for Newark light-rail study Read More »
Logistics
Developers acquire CMC Railroad, Houston logistics park Read More »
Labor
BLET members vote in favor of strike authorization Read More »

July 12

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Cathcart, The Andersons, Greenbrier, Cyclyx and Pandrol (July 12) Read More »
People
Met Council taps Beckwith as Blue Line Extension project director Read More »
People
Alaska Railroad promotes O'Dowd to director of engineering Read More »
Passenger Rail
California transit agencies secure millions in TIRCP funding Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX issues 2021 ESG report Read More »
Labor
VIA Rail, Unifor reach tentative agreements Read More »

July 11

Rail Industry Trends
NJ Transit advances Hoboken train station redevelopment Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metrolink receives $25 million CalSTA grant Read More »
C&S
Illinois commission OKs latest round of grade crossing upgrades Read More »
Passenger Rail
L.A. Metro dedicates future Expo/Crenshaw Station Read More »
People
Patriot Rail names Crotty AVP business development Read More »
Canadian Pacific
Bettendorf council OKs pact with CP to mitigate increased train traffic Read More »

July 8

Short Lines & Regionals
Watco hosts Sen. Moran at Kansas short line Read More »
Passenger Rail
Toronto Union Station improvements in full swing Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak relaunches Toronto service, seasonal connection to Newport Read More »
Passenger Rail
Government, transportation leaders form coalition to support Chicago Union Station project Read More »
People
Indiana Rail Road taps McCuan as AVP engineering Read More »
Canadian Pacific
CP joins UN Global Compact Read More »

July 7

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Humatics, Hitachi Rail, Thales, Alstom and Koppers (July 7) Read More »
Passenger Rail
L.A. Metro breaks ground on 'Rail-to-Rail' corridor project Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Canada unveils measures to protect rail infrastructure from extreme weather Read More »
Labor
VIA Rail worker union issues strike mandate Read More »
Labor
Retailers to Biden: Get involved in the rail labor dispute Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR: U.S. rail volume fell 3.2% in June Read More »

July 6

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Wabtec, Rail Vision, Alstom, TRAC and Pacific Drayage (July 6) Read More »
People
Valley Metro boards elect new officers Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Sierra Northern Railway relocates Ventura headquarters Read More »
C&S
Ohio panel approves LED light installations at NS grade crossings Read More »
Passenger Rail
Govs. Murphy, Hochul sign MOU to advance Gateway rail projects Read More »
Labor
Rail shippers call on Biden to help Class Is, unions settle contract dispute Read More »

July 5

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from HDR, Koppers, MTA, Radiant Logistics, Railmark, Strato, STV and Volvo Penta (July 5) Read More »
People
DART confirms Reich as CFO Read More »
People
L.A. Metro appoints six to executive cabinet Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
STB continues emergency order in Foster Farms, UP case Read More »
Amtrak
Dueling lawsuits filed over Amtrak train derailment Read More »
Labor
IBEW agrees to arbitration, ending strike at CN Read More »

July 1

Passenger Rail
MBTA breaks ground on Winchester Center station work Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Port of Benton terminates Tri-City Railroad lease Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN earns another 'best corporate citizen' ranking, announces more capex budgets Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
ASLRRA names 2021 Jake Safety Award winners Read More »
Passenger Rail
NS, Virginia finalize Western Rail Initiative pact Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Letters citing rail service crisis continue to circulate at STB Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
USDOT seeks applicants for new crossing elimination grant program Read More »
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