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Rail News: August 2016

August 31

Federal Legislation & Regulation
New STB website address to reflect agency's independence Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit to add extra train on commuter-rail route Read More »
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MBTA names Chan real estate manager Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BART debuts rewards program to encourage ridership outside peak hours Read More »
Passenger Rail
Researchers: Light-rail flywheel system could save energy, money Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Great Western Industrial Park partners with real estate firm Read More »
Passenger Rail
NTSB opens public docket for 2015 Metrolink accident Read More »
Logistics
GE acquires ShipXpress to expand digital rail offerings Read More »

August 30

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Lilee, VHB, Ultimate Software, Contech, Gannett Fleming and Direct ChassisLink (Aug. 30) Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metro-North wraps up $3.6 million station renovation project Read More »
Intermodal
New Joliet intermodal center will have BNSF access Read More »
Mechanical
Metra takes delivery of final two Highliner cars Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Rail subcommittee hears praise, criticism of California's high-speed rail project Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA pilots Wi-Fi service at six rail stations Read More »
Safety
Short Line Safety Institute completes safety assessment pilot project Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
AREMA honors CREATE's Englewood Flyover with annual Hay award Read More »

August 29

Passenger Rail
M-1 Rail is testing track for new Detroit streetcar Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit taps Absher Construction Co. to build Northgate Station Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
RTA: Crosstie production, purchases fell in July Read More »
People
Benson recommended as UTA's next president, CEO Read More »
PTC
North Carolina to buy PTC equipment with federal funds Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Japan commits $2 million toward Baltimore-D.C. maglev study Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak receives $2.5 billion RRIF loan for Alstom trains, Northeast Corridor upgrades Read More »

August 26

Short Lines & Regionals
Kentucky lawmaker Guthrie visits R. J. Corman's headquarters Read More »
People
NARP names Nelson director of resource development Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Genesee & Wyoming short line to serve diesel exhaust fluid terminal in Ohio Read More »
Canadian Pacific
CP calls for on-board recording technology legislation Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit's Q2 light-rail ridership soared 77 percent Read More »
Safety
Washington state sets new crude-by-rail rule Read More »
Safety
FTA: WMATA fails to properly secure unattended trains Read More »
MOW
TIGER grant to help fund safety project at California rail crossing Read More »

August 25

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Bombardier, Rail.One, Lilee, Siemens and Unmanned Experts (Aug. 25) Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Continental Refining begins shipping oil via Kentucky rail park Read More »
People
FECR appoints Hall as VP of carload sales Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. railroads post traffic increases in grain, autos Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit to open South 200th light-rail extension in September Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN, CDPQ reach Montreal track agreement for REM project Read More »
People
In memoriam: Emilio Sacristan Roy, architect of Mexico's railway privatization Read More »
Passenger Rail
Fort Worth Transportation Authority kicks off TEX Rail construction Read More »

August 24

Passenger Rail
Metra to paint station in Pullman rail-car colors Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
RICA names UP 'railroad of the year' Read More »
Passenger Rail
Milwaukee taps Kiewit to build streetcar line Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX to add, speed up trains in Indiana Read More »
Passenger Rail
LIRR wraps up track installation for first phase of double-track project Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN, Archer Daniels Midland log traffic increase at Decatur ramp Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Congressional hearing to examine status of California high-speed rail project Read More »
Labor
Class I employment in July down from last year Read More »

August 23

People
Fasana appointed L.A. Metro chair; Whitmore named Fort Worth agency's VP of administration Read More »
Passenger Rail
Cincinnati Bell buys streetcar naming rights Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
STB discontinues chairman's annual 'outlook' letter Read More »
Passenger Rail
Valley Metro taps Stacy and Witbeck to lead station construction Read More »
Safety
FRA, AAR warn Pokemon Go maker about gamers near railroads Read More »
MOW
ConnectOregon grants awarded to intermodal projects Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP applies for permit to operate Texas cross-border bridge Read More »
PTC
U.S. Sen. Blumenthal to Metro-North: Expedite PTC Read More »

August 22

Mechanical
TransLink unveils Mark III train Read More »
Passenger Rail
Indiana panel OKs $20 million for commuter-rail expansion efforts Read More »
Passenger Rail
California state grants to fund San Diego passenger-rail double-track projects Read More »
Logistics
Indiana Rail Road, Venture Logistics to open warehouse in Indianapolis Read More »
Safety
FTA to hire new contractors to assist in WMATA safety oversight Read More »
People
Honolulu transit-rail agency exec Grabauskas resigns Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Grain shippers object to rail carriers' views on STB's investigative authority Read More »
Amtrak
Rail groups praise Amtrak's choice of Moorman as next CEO Read More »

August 19

Supplier Spotlight
U.S. lawmakers tour rail facilities in Texas, Iowa Read More »
Passenger Rail
The Tide marks five years of light-rail service Read More »
Intermodal
Del Monte extends lease at CSX-linked Port Manatee Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metrolinx to increase train trips on GO Transit's Milton line Read More »
Intermodal
South Carolina ports log higher volume, earnings in FY2016 Read More »
Labor
BLET members OK new SEPTA contract Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Minnesota rail authority issues RFP for St. Paul rail yards project Read More »
Safety
WMATA police investigate East Falls Church derailment Read More »
Amtrak
Former NS CEO Moorman to lead Amtrak Read More »

August 18

People
New Orleans railroad names Sleeth director of business development Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Reading & Northern lawsuit can proceed, judge rules Read More »
CSX Transportation
Infiniti vehicles processed at CSX-served JAXPORT terminal Read More »
MOW
Metra preps for tie replacement project on Electric District line Read More »
Canadian Pacific
CP ready to move this year's larger grain crop Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak police chief investigated for fraud, conflict of interest Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
North American railroad traffic slump continues Read More »

August 17

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Hexagon, Michael Baker, LTK and WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff (Aug. 17) Read More »
Safety
UP, Operation Lifesaver issue public safety messages Read More »
PTC
FRA updates railroads' PTC implementation status Read More »
Safety
FTA orders WMATA to curb stop signal overruns Read More »
Passenger Rail
Caltrain inks contracts with Balfour Beatty, Stadler for electrification project Read More »
Canadian Pacific
Canadian Pacific fined $1.2 million for violating FCC rules Read More »
Passenger Rail
California panel awards $390 million in transit grants Read More »

August 16

Passenger Rail
Valley Metro light-rail extension named project of the year Read More »
Labor
BLET releases details of NJ Transit labor pact Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Train traffic, speed to increase on LIRC line in Kentucky, Indiana Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Itawamba County Rail Authority takes control of Mississippi short line Read More »
Passenger Rail
BART: Bond revenue would fund repairs Read More »
Passenger Rail
L.A. Metro opens North Hollywood pedestrian tunnel Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
AAR again urges FRA to drop two-person crew proposal Read More »
PTC
FRA awards $25 million in PTC grants Read More »

August 15

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from NESCO, Schindler, Systra and Auto Truck (Aug. 15) Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
STB Reauthorization Act will help expedite rate cases, FRCA says Read More »
MOW
Ontario to add new GO Transit track on Toronto bridge Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Saskatchewan leaders advise preparation for large grain crop Read More »
Passenger Rail
CTA gears up for $23 million renovation of medical district station Read More »
PTC
FRA awards $3 million toward SMART's PTC efforts Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Rail shippers petition USDOT over tank-car safety regs Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Genesee & Wyoming to acquire Providence and Worcester Read More »

August 12

Rail Industry Trends
Freight index increased in June, second quarter Read More »
Class Is
U.S. railroads post 5.5 percent traffic decline in week 31 Read More »
Passenger Rail
New York City Transit fails to collect nearly half of fines Read More »
Financials
Pennsylvania panel OKs $62 billion transportation improvement plan Read More »
Passenger Rail
APTA: A majority of Americans back tax spending on public transit Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metropolitan Council OKs FEIS for Minneapolis Green Line extension Read More »
Kansas City Southern
Kansas City Southern slates projects for Texas, Louisiana Read More »
Safety
FTA unveils final rule for comprehensive safety programs Read More »

August 11

People
DART's board elects Kelly Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak preps RFQ for Baltimore station redevelopment Read More »
Passenger Rail
Caltrain logged ridership record in FY2016 Read More »
People
Former New York MTA Chair Kiley dies Read More »
MOW
WMATA beefs up track inspection after derailment Read More »
Passenger Rail
APTA names Metro Transit 'system of the year' Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Feds announce final rule for flammable liquids, tank cars Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
AAR appeals STB's on-time performance ruling Read More »

August 10

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Siemens, Goldschmidt Thermit, L.B. Foster, Michael Baker and Retlif (Aug. 10) Read More »
MOW
Illinois, Ohio DOTs win awards for railroad projects Read More »
MOW
MTA gears up for systemwide subway cleanup Read More »
Intermodal
Cargo import increase likely for 2016, national retailers say Read More »
Passenger Rail
Dallas Streetcar's Bishop Arts extension to open in late August Read More »
People
Florida East Coast Railway's Hertwig to receive IANA 'Kingpin' award Read More »
Mechanical
Metra puts rail-car RFP on hold Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX designates Indiana business park a 'Select Site' Read More »

August 9

Norfolk Southern Railway
Norfolk Southern touts sustainability achievements Read More »
Intermodal
South Carolina ports take delivery of two giant cranes Read More »
Passenger Rail
Minneapolis Green Line extension cost jumps by $19 million Read More »
People
Patriot Rail names Reddell VP, safety chief Read More »
Passenger Rail
Baton Rouge streetcar project obtains environmental clearance Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
STB determines cost of capital for 2015 Read More »
Safety
FTA lays out plan for improving WMATA's track problems Read More »

August 8

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from L.B. Foster, uGRIDD, Argenia Railway Technologies, GE Transportation and Gannett Fleming (Aug. 8) Read More »
People
MassDOT names DeWolfe director of sustainable mobility Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FTA encourages 'dialogue' on transportation research plan Read More »
People
North Shore Railroad names three to new posts Read More »
Passenger Rail
Michigan nonprofit to study passenger-rail route between Traverse City, Ann Arbor Read More »
People
One week to go for LRIW's 'Woman of the Year' nominations Read More »
Passenger Rail
Toronto proposes massive new 'Rail Deck Park' in city's downtown Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF's Q2 revenue off on lower volume, fuel surcharges Read More »

August 5

People
Former U.S. Rep. LaTourette dies Read More »
Passenger Rail
Denver RTD's G Line test train arrives at Arvada Station Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. rail traffic down 7.9 percent in July Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Ferromex contracts with Duos Technologies for train imaging system Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak: New locomotives reduce delays on Northeast, Keystone corridors Read More »
Intermodal
IANA: Intermodal growth streak ended in Q2 Read More »
Passenger Rail
Maryland agency must reevaluate Purple Line's projected ridership, judge rules Read More »
Canadian Pacific
Pershing Square sells stake in Canadian Pacific Read More »

August 4

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Brookville, Harsco, Ericsson, TranSystems and HNTB (Aug. 4) Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
EIA: Crude-by-rail shipments to East Coast are declining Read More »
Passenger Rail
Cincinnati Streetcar gears up for pre-revenue service Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP kicks off bridge work over Bayou Lafourche Read More »
Security
WMATA officer charged with attempting to support ISIL Read More »
Intermodal
Kia to ship auto parts via rail to Georgia terminal Read More »
Mechanical
SEPTA to start returning Silverliner V cars to service in late August Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF to appeal court ruling against Southern California intermodal project Read More »

August 3

Passenger Rail
Hoosier State service crosses one-year mark under new contract Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
STB updates fees for case filings Read More »
Passenger Rail
MBTA panel OKs use of solar energy at parking facilities Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP promotes four to marketing, sales leadership posts Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA mulls sale of D.C. headquarters building Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Central Texas & Colorado River short line begins operations Read More »
Passenger Rail
MTA, New York health officials take aim at Zika transmission in subways Read More »

August 2

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Wabtec, Greenbrier, FreightCar America, Granite Construction, Vossloh and moovel (Aug. 2) Read More »
People
CentrePort names Johnson CFO Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CTA wins APTA 'Innovation Award' for Ventra app Read More »
People
NARBW names Gutteridge Anos president Read More »
Financials
MBTA mulls layoffs to close projected $110 million deficit Read More »
Safety
New Illinois law cracks down on drivers who ignore grade crossing signals, gates Read More »
Mechanical
Metrolinx orders 125 bilevel rail cars from Bombardier Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Genesee & Wyoming's Q2 revenue falls, but company beats expectations Read More »

August 1

People
NARP names Becker VP of operations Read More »
Passenger Rail
PATH broke ridership record in June Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
PennDOT opens application period for 2016 freight-rail grants Read More »
Safety
WMATA Silver Line train derails Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
STB proposes regs for implementing FAST Act provisions Read More »
Passenger Rail
Environmental study unveiled for Montreal's proposed light-rail system Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FRA unveils final version of new rule governing passenger-rail safety Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
USDOT awards $500 million in TIGER VIII grants Read More »
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