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Rail News: August 2013

August 30

Passenger Rail
TransLink readies test of new fare-card system Read More »
Intermodal
Savannah port to help distribute Hyper bikes in Southeast Read More »
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Amtrak
Amtrak to provide free Wi-Fi on all Michigan trains, allow bikes on Blue Water route Read More »
MOW
Tie purchases and production jumped in July, RTA says Read More »
Passenger Rail
CTA breaks ground on new station near McCormick Place Read More »
Passenger Rail
MARTA to consider major transit expansion in Georgia 400 corridor Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Class Is' 2Q crude volume record not enough to shake U.S. carload traffic from year-long malaise Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Quebec accident fallout: FRA's Railroad Safety Advisory Committee targets four key 'tasks' at emergency meeting Read More »

August 29

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Siemens, Bombardier, DB Netz, SYSTRA and IRSE (Aug. 29) Read More »
MOW
BNSF details capital projects slated for Kansas, Missouri Read More »
People
WTS praises Feinberg's appointment as USDOT chief of staff Read More »
Passenger Rail
GO Transit to open new parking structure, station in Mississauga Read More »
People
Alaska Railroad seeks CEO applicants Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF, McKay TransCold to launch refrigerated service next year Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Intermodal, domestic coal and petroleum products will help propel U.S. rail traffic through year's end, Baird says Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Shuster: Transportation investment is tied to the nation's economic competitiveness Read More »

August 28

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Vossloh, Alstom, Rail Safety Consulting, Louis Berger, Ritron and Parsons Brinckerhoff (Aug. 28) Read More »
Labor
BLET-represented engineers sign contract with Tacoma Rail Read More »
Passenger Rail
Denver's RTD hosts Ethiopian rail delegation Read More »
Passenger Rail
MTA riders to vote on 49 transit apps; TriMet to unveil mobile tickets next week Read More »
Intermodal
L.A. port terminal project enters environmental review phase; Virginia port terminal operator becomes limited liability company Read More »
MOW
Illinois Gov. Quinn helps Continental Tire commemorate rail spur opening Read More »
CSX Transportation
'Climate Corps' program continues to produce results, CSX says Read More »
People
Longtime railroader Orseno appointed Metra's interim CEO Read More »
People
League of Railway Industry Women names NS' Butler 'Woman of the Year' Read More »

August 27

Passenger Rail
CTA completes 'Train Tracker' screen installation Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak honors memory of Pullman Porters' union founder Read More »
People
Van Schaick joins Watco as AVP of government affairs Read More »
Logistics
BNSF Logistics targeted cancer awareness during large transformer move Read More »
High-Speed Rail
California high-speed project is 'good news' for Central Valley firms, foundation says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
National Grain Car Council to hold meeting in Kansas City next month Read More »
MOW
Colton Crossing grade separation completed earlier, cheaper than expected Read More »
Passenger Rail
Department of Energy, NJ Transit to jointly design storm-resilient power infrastructure system Read More »

August 26

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Appalachian Railcar, Railway Interchange 2013 and Marquette Rail (Aug. 26) Read More »
Passenger Rail
VIA suspends service in eastern Quebec areas until short line completes repairs Read More »
Kansas City Southern
KCSR's Responsible Care certification renewed for three years Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Genesis Energy to begin building BNSF-, UP-served crude unloading facility in Louisiana Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
BART awarded $12.8 million in homeland security funds Read More »
PTC
Caltrain seeks $20 million in TIGER V funds for electrification, PTC Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Canada needs to review and improve rail haz-mat safety, Senate energy committee report stresses Read More »
People
In memoriam: R. J. Corman Railroad Group founder Rick Corman Read More »

August 23

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from TerraMarine, RailWorks, TUV Rheinland, IBM, CIT Rail, Sasser and Timken (Aug. 23) Read More »
Labor
Texas-Pacifico T&E workers choose BLET representation Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF moves mammoth crane from Houston port to Oklahoma refinery Read More »
Passenger Rail
BART OKs funding to modernize Richmond Station Read More »
Passenger Rail
Gov. Quinn appoints task force to overhaul transit in northeastern Illinois Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S., Canadian railroads registered traffic gains in week No. 33 Read More »
Passenger Rail
GO Transit achieves 'LEED Gold' recognition for eco-friendly Pickering Station Read More »
Safety
Quebec accident fallout: CTA orders CP to interchange with MMA; TSB ponders PTC regulation Read More »

August 22

Rail Industry Trends
Track construction industry in healthy revenue-growing period, IBISWorld says Read More »
C&S
Crossing projects advance in Ohio, New York Read More »
Passenger Rail
LIRR kicks off next phase of Massapequa Station project Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metra campaign aims to educate businesses on transit-use tax benefits Read More »
Passenger Rail
APTA announces end to ArrivalStar's patent infringement claims against transit agencies Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Quebec accident fallout: J.D. Irving monitors Montreal, Maine & Atlantic bankruptcy proceedings Read More »
Passenger Rail
Houston's METRO reports nine-month ridership increase Read More »
Intermodal
Panama Canal marks arrival of rolling gates for expansion project Read More »

August 21

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Nordco, Tutor Perini, ABB, Sasser, and Stacy and Witbeck (Aug. 21) Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA to open parking garage at Dunn Loring Station Read More »
Safety
Ohio utilities commission turns 100 Read More »
Class Is
CSX, NS among Dividend Channel's top 25 'socially responsible' stocks Read More »
Passenger Rail
MBTA reaches $10 million in sales for mobile ticket app Read More »
Intermodal
Baltimore port to begin handling Mazda vehicles in September Read More »
Intermodal
Florida DOT provides $2.5 million for Miami logistics center Read More »
MOW
Washington DOT begins work to prevent landslides on Amtrak Cascades route Read More »

August 20

Passenger Rail
New York City Transit completes repairs on another subway station Read More »
Intermodal
July port volume: Up in Long Beach, down in Los Angeles Read More »
Passenger Rail
TriMet ridership dipped in FY2013 Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF budgets $125 million for Washington projects, continues to help plan South Dakota yard relocation Read More »
Passenger Rail
Gov. Christie, port authority officials visit PATH station construction site Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Federal task force issues recommendations based on lessons learned from Hurricane Sandy Read More »
Intermodal
Florida ports advance rail facility plans Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Quebec accident fallout: Canadian Transportation Agency extends deadline for MMA suspension Read More »

August 19

Passenger Rail
Central Corridor light-rail vehicles to be tested between Minneapolis, St. Paul Read More »
Passenger Rail
GO Transit to open $44.8 million parking structure Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX honors Ohio economic development office exec's achievements, advances North Carolina turnout facility Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
NS lands LEED certification for Alabama terminal's administration building Read More »
Passenger Rail
California commission gives green light to Expo Line crossings Read More »
People
Amtrak, California High-Speed Rail Authority announce board appointments Read More »
Intermodal
Sens. Murray, Cantwell introduce Maritime Goods Movement Act Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. Class I workforce contracted slightly in July Read More »

August 16

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Miller Felpax, Siemens, Konecranes, Chicago Freight Car, RailComm, RSI and NRC (Aug. 16) Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
San Pedro & Southwestern a 'SmartWay Transport' partner, EPA says Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metro-North to open West Haven Station, expand track project Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF budgets $335 million for capex projects in Montana, North Dakota Read More »
Passenger Rail
Valley Metro's ridership reached record high in FY2013 Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak advances Philadelphia station project, adds quiet car to Wolverine trains Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Weekly U.S. rail traffic still stuck in mixed-result mode Read More »
Canadian Pacific
Quebec accident fallout: Province adds CP to list of parties responsible for cleanup costs Read More »

August 15

Short Lines & Regionals
Gulf & Ohio Railways, U.S. Rail Partners install new presidents Read More »
Passenger Rail
Maryland Gov. O'Malley dedicates commuter-rail station Read More »
Passenger Rail
UTA finishes rail expansion project two years early, millions under budget Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
TORQ Transloading to build CP-served crude terminal in Saskatchewan Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Transportation Services Index slipped a bit in June Read More »
MOW
CTA OKs contracts to modernize cars, stations, substations and track Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak broke ridership record in July Read More »
PTC
New STB rule requires Class Is to separately provide PTC expenses in annual reports Read More »

August 14

People
Murthy succeeds Morgan as Railroad Retirement Board's CIO Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit's Tacoma Link line to turn 10 Read More »
Intermodal
Seattle port provides funding for viaduct replacement Read More »
Amtrak
Capitol Corridor marks ridership increase in July Read More »
Passenger Rail
MTA awards $200 million contract for East Side Access project Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
STB sets October hearing to review issues surrounding NIT League's 'reciprocal switching' petition Read More »
People
Denver RTD's Washington to be honored as APTA's 'outstanding public transportation manager' Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Quebec accident fallout: Canadian Transportation Agency suspends Montreal, Maine & Atlantic's operating license Read More »

August 13

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from ARINC, Greenbrier, Cubic, Koppers, Hanson, J.B. Hunt and InnoTrans (Aug. 13) Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Vermont Rail System to turn 50 shortly after New Year's Day Read More »
Mechanical
Aberdeen Carolina & Western creates locomotive, car repair subsidiary Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF creates operations support AVP post, touts Kansas engineer's presidential recognition Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Letters of interest sought for proposed Alton station on Chicago-St. Louis high-speed rail corridor Read More »
Passenger Rail
Massachusetts officials help kick off construction of new commuter-rail station Read More »
Intermodal
Key freight access project under way at Washington state port; rail volume spike overwhelms Virginia port Read More »
Passenger Rail
Congress signs off on $189 million for Houston light-rail expansion Read More »

August 12

Union Pacific Railroad
UP announces rail line upgrades in Iowa, Missouri Read More »
Passenger Rail
Oklahoma DOT seeks public input on proposed passenger-rail service between Tulsa, Oklahoma City Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Quebec accident fallout: Sen. Schumer again calls on USDOT to require retrofit or phase-out of 'flawed' tank cars Read More »
MOW
Wisconsin DOT provides $7.6 million in loans for four freight-rail projects Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
NS shares sustainability strategy in CDP filing Read More »
Kansas City Southern
KCS helps Bartlett Grain inaugurate Illinois facility, installs Smith as AVP Read More »
Amtrak
Virginia, Amtrak and NS agree to extend passenger-rail service to Roanoke Read More »
Labor
California judge OKs 'cooling off' period in BART labor dispute Read More »
Class Is
U.S. appellate court reverses class-certification decision for fuel surcharge-fixing lawsuit against four Class Is Read More »

August 9

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Orgo-Thermit, Skanska, Harsco Rail, Gannett Fleming, Hatch Mott MacDonald and EnerSys (Aug. 9) Read More »
Passenger Rail
BART Silicon Valley Berryessa Extension nets $40 million in state funds Read More »
Safety
Operation Lifesaver awards grants for transit safety campaigns Read More »
C&S
Crossing projects on tap in Missouri, Montana and Ohio Read More »
MOW
North Carolina DOT lets contract for rail roadbed work; South Dakota DOT wins award for rail rehab project Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR: Weak grain, coal carloads weighed down U.S. traffic in July Read More »
Passenger Rail
USDOT unveils RFP for 35 diesel-electric, passenger-rail locomotives Read More »
PTC
Antenna installation issues might delay PTC implementation, House leaders say Read More »

August 8

Mechanical
CTA to retire 2200-series cars Read More »
Intermodal
Three eastern ports tout new capacity, cranes and cargo records Read More »
Labor
BART, unions present their sides to panel investigating labor negotiations Read More »
MOW
California Transportation Commission allocates funds for grade separations Read More »
Kansas City Southern
KCS' Haverty to transition from executive chairman to non-executive chairman Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
USDOT obligates $15 million TIGER grant for Rochester station Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX addresses proposed Baltimore intermodal facility's health impacts, acquires Tampa phosphate terminal and announces promotions Read More »
Amtrak
Virginia, Amtrak ink new passenger-rail deal; Amtrak appoints Silva to research and planning role Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Quebec accident: Montreal, Maine & Atlantic files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, stops moving crude oil Read More »

August 7

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Railway Interchange, Siemens, Armor Group, Nomad, Airblast, L.B. Foster, Jacobs and Auto Truck (Aug. 7) Read More »
People
Geale takes seat as National Mediation Board member Read More »
Passenger Rail
Ontario contractors question 'bundling' of Eglinton Crosstown construction work Read More »
MOW
Grade separation project advances in Illinois Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
Union Pacific earns 'Go Further' award from Ford, upgrades Kansas line Read More »
Passenger Rail
DART marks 30th anniversary, preps for growth Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF ratcheted up revenue and income, ratcheted down operating ratio in 2Q Read More »
Passenger Rail
MBTA, MBCR complete acquisition of CSX line in Massachusetts Read More »

August 6

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from The Andersons, Siemens, PTI, Atkins, FreightCar America and Parsons Brinckerhoff (Aug. 6) Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
USDOT should provide TIGER V grant for Port of Oswego rail project, Sen. Schumer says Read More »
Canadian Pacific
U.S. Development Group, Gibson Energy to build crude-by-rail facility in Alberta Read More »
Amtrak
Missouri Amtrak route posts ridership gain in FY2013 Read More »
Passenger Rail
LACMTA won't have to redo Expo Line's environmental study, court rules Read More »
People
Aadnesen to step down as Alaska Railroad's president, CEO Read More »
Passenger Rail
Maryland Gov. O'Malley announces Purple Line funding, public-private partnership Read More »
Intermodal
IANA on 2Q: Strong domestic container business helped drive intermodal traffic gain Read More »

August 5

Short Lines & Regionals
Wisconsin & Southern expands workforce to keep pace with escalating traffic Read More »
Passenger Rail
CTA unveils seat design of next-generation rail cars Read More »
Safety
High number of roadway worker fatalities occur in early afternoon, FAMES report shows Read More »
Passenger Rail
New Hampshire DOT studies possible MBTA commuter-rail extension Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Rail industry's cost of capital contracted in 2012, STB says Read More »
Labor
Gov. Brown appoints board to investigate BART labor dispute, averts strike Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Efforts to pass FY2014 transportation appropriations bills collapse in House, Senate Read More »
PTC
New Senate bill seeks to extend PTC deadline to 2020's end Read More »
Safety
Quebec accident: FRA issues emergency order and safety advisory; crew-size bill enters Congress Read More »

August 2

Intermodal
Alabama Steel Terminals to build rail-served facility at Port of Mobile Read More »
Passenger Rail
LACMTA refines master plan for L.A.'s Union Station Read More »
Passenger Rail
Gov. Patrick, MassDOT officials tour Housatonic line for possible passenger service Read More »
Canadian Pacific
Dakota Plains Holdings, UNIMIN to build CP-served frac sand facility in North Dakota Read More »
Passenger Rail
New York City Transit begins storm damage repairs on Montague Tubes Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. roads registered traffic gains at July's end, AAR data shows Read More »
Labor
BART unions issue 72-hour strike notice; agency alerts riders to prepare alternative travel plans Read More »
Safety
Quebec accident: TSB nears end of field investigation; Maine representatives push PHMSA for rail safety review Read More »

August 1

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Siemens, Bombardier Atkins, Thales and Trinity (Aug. 1) Read More »
Intermodal
Central Florida port to develop FEC-served inland port Read More »
Passenger Rail
TransLink drops fare discounts that benefited only a few riders Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX cites Illinois industrial park as 'Select Site' Read More »
Intermodal
New York, New Jersey port authority marks 5 million milestone for ExpressRail containers Read More »
Passenger Rail
The T designates TEX Rail's first phase Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Genesee & Wyoming's combined-company 2Q financial results reveal 'continued strength,' says CEO Hellmann Read More »
Passenger Rail
MTA secures $200 million in insurance protection against 'superstorm' damage Read More »
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