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Rail News: August 2017

August 31

Rail supplier news from Siemens, Americold, Aspen Equipment, Cubic and HNTB (Aug. 31) St. Louis transit agency bans smoking SMART rail system taps Masabi for mobile fare app U.S., Canada, Mexico post rail traffic growth in Week 34 Union Pacific reveals PTC implementation status NJ Transit equips police officers with body cameras Hurricane Harvey: UP uses drones to survey damage; KCS, BLET donate to relief funds KCS, Bulkmatic to develop liquid fuels terminal in Mexico

August 30

USDOT publishes report on intelligent transportation systems California Gov. Brown names Miller to high-speed rail board Hampton Roads Transit to hike fares in October Montreal transit agency releases strategic organizational plan Cap Metro inks $66 million PTC contract CN marks terminal expansion at Port of Prince Rupert FTA certifies Ohio for rail safety program; announces new deputy BNSF, UP begin hurricane repairs in Houston area

August 29

Rail supplier news from Bombardier, L.B. Foster, RATP, Mott MacDonald and Road and Rail (Aug. 29) Pittsburgh transit agency adds Wi-Fi to seven light-rail stations Virginia port hosts largest ship to call on East Coast Michigan DOT unveils state freight plan Rail service suspensions extended in Texas; UP, CSX pledge funds to hurricane relief Amtrak unveils new Siemens Charger locomotive CSX updates STB on restructuring plan FTA approves $900 million for Maryland light-rail line

August 28

AASHTO: Trump administration to talk infrastructure with state DOTs Metrolinx names Verster CEO Grain pact to benefit terminal on Alton & Southern Railway line USDOT withdraws local-hiring plan for federally funded projects Maryland officials to break ground on Purple Line light-rail project Cargill pursues grain facility expansion on UP line Quebec slots CA$300 million for Montreal train garage Hurricane Harvey's impact on rail service continues

August 25

Congressmen visit rail suppliers in Minnesota, Utah and Ohio Florida East Coast Railway recognized for service quality Toronto agency installing last of new subway gates Report: Lower fuel prices thwart expansion of rail, bus travel options Metrolinx issues RFQ for GO Transit's Lakeshore East project Vista Proppants opens UP-served frac sand terminal in Texas Sound Transit's light-rail ridership grew in second quarter STB slates listening session on CSX service issues

August 24

Rail supplier news from Wi-Tronix, KLW, HAZON, Alstom and RATP (Aug. 24) SEPTA rolls out Wi-Fi, digital services at commuter-rail hub DART appoints new board members U.S. intermodal traffic jumps 8.2 percent in Week 33 Amtrak wrapping up Penn Station's summer repair project TriMet adds mobile fare-payment options North Carolina Railroad to invest in new factory's rail spur Short Line Safety Institute awarded hazmat training grant

August 23

Cleveland RTA to open rehabbed Brookpark Station LIRR replaces switches, inspects track for double-track project Port authority orders giant cranes for Virginia International Gateway SFMTA wraps up tests for new light-rail trains NCDOT project would improve CSX track Trump signs off on WMATA safety oversight commission Senators call on Chao to reconsider sleep apnea rule CSX revises service metrics to better reflect performance

August 22

GE, L.A. port expand pact to digitize shipping data Caltrans report identifies rail's crucial role in California economy Chicago South Shore adds covered steel-coil cars TYR Energy acquires KCS-linked rail terminal in Texas PATH achieved weekday ridership record in July Port Freeport launches $21 million rail infrastructure project SEPTA train crash injures 32 CN logs record year for grain shipments

August 21

Rail supplier news from New York Air Brake, Watermill Group, L. Keeley, Wissehr, and WSP USA (Aug. 21) G&W's Pentalver begins next phase of London container facility MTA to wrap up rehab of Fresh Pond Bridge STB: Class Is employed fewer workers in July Infrastructure Ontario, Metrolinx issue RFP for Hurontario light-rail project CP preps grain service for 2017-18 crop year HDR to lead final design of Durham-Orange light-rail project KCS dedicates cross-border cargo processing facility in Texas

August 18

U.S. Rep. Lieu tours completed California light-rail extension Texas Central, Houston sign MOU for bullet train project L.A. Metro tests subway passenger screening system Sound Transit chooses STV-Mott MacDonald to oversee light-rail construction Quinn tapped to lead Maryland Transit Canada donates funds to Vancouver port's rail cargo project FRA OKs start of SMART commuter-rail service Harrison slams Rail Customer Coalition for CSX criticism

August 17

Rail supplier news from Hanson, Railinc, Bombardier and SIGNET (Aug. 17) Florida counties create freight logistics zone DCTA to provide free fares on A-train segment CN names Waldock Niethold government affairs director SEPTA launches security reporting app U.S. rail carload activity steady in Week 32 UP to lay off hundreds of managers, other rail workers Metra taps Derwinski as executive director, CEO

August 16

BART preps track work in Oakland Rail will serve new Pin Oak terminal at South Louisiana port Mattagami First Nation sues CN over derailments, oil spills TSA cautions rail industry about Al-Qaeda video Trump signs order to shorten project permitting process BNSF, Twin Cities & Western agree to share corridor with light rail MBTA names Ramirez general manager, CEO STB seeks details from CSX for service problems

August 15

Rail supplier news from Bombardier, Linfox, ENSCO, WAGO and Stantec (Aug. 15) TTC tests ATC system on subway line MBTA gears up to install PTC on Needham Line AAR, GoRail present Railroad Achievement Award to U.S. Rep. DeFazio Gateway leaders seek private-sector ideas for Hudson rail projects IANA to honor Huffman with Silver Kingpin Award Met Council seeks 2018 start to Southwest light-rail construction Norfolk Southern names Earhart EVP, CFO

August 14

CTA's Ventra app surpasses 2 million downloads UP urges eclipse viewers to stay off rail property Sacramento transit agency boosts security at Blue Line rail station Track work begins on Eglinton Crosstown light-rail project L.A. Metro unveils environmental report for Union Station improvements CP launches direct rail service from Vancouver to Detroit Amtrak hires consulting team to plan Penn Station concourse improvements Texas Central inks pact with Fluor, Lane for bullet train project

August 11

U.S. Rep. Carter visits Temple & Texas Central Rail supplier news from ECN, Wi-Tronix, Hub Group, and Kontron (Aug. 11) BLET, LIRR reach tentative pact for locomotive engineers Port of Manatee on track to set volume record RailTrends 2017 unveils conference agenda OIG: Inadequate planning leaves USDOT exposed to cybersecurity risks ACLU sues WMATA over ad policy Connecticut DOT awards $237 million contract for Metro-North project

August 10

DCTA releases results of passenger satisfaction survey BART preps for El Cerrito del Norte Station upgrades BTS: Rail intermodal logged fastest growth since Great Recession MBTA to wrap up PTC work on Newburyport Line U.S. railroads post carload, intermodal gains in Week 31 APTA to recognize RTA's Dillard for distinguished service Former NS exec Tobias dies at 72 SLSI: Study reveals themes that influence railroads' safety culture

August 9

Rail supplier news from AngelTrax, Road & Rail, RSI and Vertex (Aug. 9) Valley Metro honored for ridership data portal, Northwest light-rail extension Pittsburgh transit agency to open customer service center RTA: Crosstie production down, purchases up in June Teamsters ratify new pact for CN conductors, yard crews Union Pacific ranks No. 1 in Soy Transportation Council's report card KC Streetcar starts planning for extension to university Siemens' new locomotive hub to use 'Internet of Trains' technology

August 8

Seattle slots funds for housing near new light-rail station West Coast port workers approve contract extension STB determines cost of capital for 2016 Senate confirms Sumwalt as NTSB chair NYC Mayor de Blasio calls for tax on wealthy to fix subways Federal agencies drop proposed rule for sleep apnea Amtrak, MBTA ink new pact for Attleboro Line BNSF posts Q2 revenue, earnings increases on higher volumes

August 7

Rail supplier news from GE, Rail Partners, Andrew Stahl, and The Andersons (Aug. 7) North Shore's Robey named 'Transportation Person of the Year' MBTA's Poftak highlights infrastructure improvement projects Safety report: Canadian Pacific trains crashed after missed signal MARTA cracks down on rail fare dodgers EEOC alleges CSX discriminates against women in hiring Caltrain OKs station improvement contract, fare hike USDOT proposes $79 million in FASTLANE grant awards

August 4

Omaha Track hosts congressional visit CP unveils 2016 corporate sustainability report Solaris inks seven-year transloading agreement California launches new website to track high-speed rail project FRA to invite bids to replace Amtrak on certain routes CN derailment prompts TSB to recommend track inspection changes Maine to receive FASTLANE grant for rail bridge project FTA issues record of decision for Amtrak Portal Bridge replacement

August 3

Metro-North Railroad slates hearing on increased service proposal Sound Transit seeks input on six-year transit plan Alberta Midland Railway Terminal marks progress on rail logistics center North Carolina DOT readies rebuilt locomotives for passenger service CSX rail cars derail, catch fire in Pennsylvania Honolulu transit agency names Robbins executive director, CEO U.S. rail carloads fell in July Harrison apologizes to CSX customers for service issues MTA names Foye, Hakim to top leadership posts

August 2

Rail supplier news from Jacobs, Vertex, Lat-Lon, Cubic and Alstom (Aug. 2) Amtrak, Lyft unveil new partnership Washington panel accepting grant applications for rail safety projects APTA mulls ways to increase revenue Reading & Northern to supply rail cars for Ukraine coal deal Austin Capital Metro CEO Watson to retire Cuomo, Christie name new leaders of PANYNJ IANA: Intermodal recovery strengthens in Q2

August 1

MBTA improves rider satisfaction on commuter rail G&O Railways announces locomotive manufacturer appointments Metrolinx seeks firms to improve GO Transit rail stations BART unveils draft environmental report for Livermore extension FTA proposes rule to encourage private investment in transit projects ARCI: Car orders, deliveries up in Q2 over Q1 FRA opens environmental hearings for Hudson River rail tunnels Hellmann: G&W posts "modestly stronger" Q2 results NTSB issues safety alert for MOW workers << Previous Next >>
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