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Rail News: August 2018

August 31

Supplier Spotlight
Ontario Trap Rock hosts U.S. Rep. Kelly in Chicago Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from WSP, Harsco, Stadler, Siemens and Hanson (Aug. 31) Read More »
MOW
R. J. Corman marks first MOW project on light rail Read More »
Passenger Rail
VIA Rail allows pets on board Quebec City-Windsor trains Read More »
Sustainability
Carleton University awarded 'Clean Rail' research grants Read More »
Passenger Rail
NCDOT includes Durham-Orange light-rail project in state funding plan Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metro SubwayLink shutdown prompts transit agency to reorganize Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP to provide crude-by-rail service for Vista terminal in Texas Read More »

August 30

Passenger Rail
MBTA launches stopped-train messages on countdown clocks Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
BLET, South Buffalo Railway reach tentative pact Read More »
MOW
NYCT wraps up first phases of flood protection in Queens Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. intermodal volume still outpacing carload activity Read More »
Safety
FTA certifies transit-rail safety oversight in Illinois, Tennessee Read More »
Passenger Rail
Brightline bond issue OK'd for rail infrastructure extension Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP's PTC work to continue into 2019-20 Read More »
Safety
APTA: Public transit use cuts traffic death rates Read More »

August 29

Passenger Rail
Sacramento transit agency to lower fares Read More »
Passenger Rail
NYCT to reopen Cathedral Parkway Station over Labor Day weekend Read More »
Intermodal
Jaxport broke container volume record for July Read More »
People
Reading & Northern promotes Ludwig to VP customer service Read More »
MOW
MBTA to begin Green Line track, signal replacement in October Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN honors 40 businesses for sustainability efforts Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FRA allows small railroads to automate hours-of-service records Read More »
Security
DHS allocates $88 million in transit security grants Read More »

August 28

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Rockwell Collins, Infinity Transportation, Americold, Greenbrier, The Andersons and Stress (Aug. 28) Read More »
People
Quebec port appoints Krusel managing director of container terminal project Read More »
Passenger Rail
San Diego transit agency earns perfect score in FTA review Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
RTA: Tie production, purchases fell in July Read More »
Passenger Rail
Durham County OKs funds for North Carolina light-rail project Read More »
Safety
Canada announces funding to improve rail safety in Alberta Read More »
Security
BART nets $6.8 million in federal funds for security improvements Read More »
PTC
Cascades route will have PTC by Dec. 31, Amtrak and WSDOT say Read More »

August 27

Short Lines & Regionals
Springfield Terminal Railway, BLET reach tentative agreement Read More »
MOW
SFMTA restores service in Twin Peaks Tunnel Read More »
Passenger Rail
LIRR to wrap up double-track project soon Read More »
Passenger Rail
LA Metro starts Willowbrook Station improvements Read More »
Safety
Washington, Ohio agencies OK grade crossing projects Read More »
Safety
Canada's TSB cut safety investigation time in FY2017 Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Vermont Railway to serve Ray Energy's new Northeast terminal Read More »
People
NJ Transit's founding chairman Gambaccini dies Read More »

August 24

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Hexagon, IMC, Curran and Auto Truck Group (Aug. 24) Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Blacklands subsidiary to operate New Mexico rail park Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit's light-rail ridership grew in 2Q Read More »
People
Reynolds to succeed Wise as REMSA president Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF unveils three new 'Certified Sites' Read More »
Passenger Rail
Feds OK start of major construction on Valley Metro's Tempe Streetcar Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
United Rail acquires U S Rail Holdings Read More »
PTC
FRA issues 2Q status report, awards grants for PTC implementation Read More »

August 23

Labor
BLET reaches tentative pact with Transit America Services for Caltrain engineers Read More »
Passenger Rail
Contractor wraps up utility relocation for LA Metro's Foothill Gold Line extension Read More »
People
Yates to head CSX's coal business Read More »
Passenger Rail
Baltimore transit agency gears up for BWI Airport station renovation Read More »
Labor
U.S. Class I workforce relatively stable in July, STB data shows Read More »
PTC
New York, Illinois senators announce federal PTC funding for several roads Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR weekly traffic data: U.S., Canadian roads remain on the uptick Read More »
Intermodal
CSX-served inland port opens in Georgia Read More »

August 22

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from United Technologies, Knorr-Bremse, Bombardier, Focus Technology Solutions and NRC (Aug. 22) Read More »
People
Cleveland RTA names Caver interim GM Read More »
MOW
MBTA, Keolis prep for rail replacement along Worcester Line Read More »
People
Homendy takes seat as NTSB member Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Patriot Rail's Louisiana short line lands Shale Support as new tenant Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
New Progressive Rail short line to lease, operate Oregon track Read More »
PTC
New Mexico Rail Runner nets $30 million from feds for PTC Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF opens logistics center in Oklahoma Read More »

August 21

People
APTA announces board leadership nominations Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Connecticut DOT allows bikes on Hartford Line trains Read More »
High-Speed Rail
California high-speed rail agency names Lipkin Northern California director Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Pipeline Foods acquires Iowa Interstate-served elevator from Archer Daniels Read More »
People
New York & Atlantic appoints Samul to sales, marketing post Read More »
Passenger Rail
SMART commuter-rail system marks one-year anniversary Read More »
Intermodal
Long Beach port commission OKs Toyota Logistics facility upgrades Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
Greenbrier, Watco dissolve rail-car repair joint venture Read More »

August 20

Supplier Spotlight
U.S. Sen. Peters, U.S. Rep. Joyce visit rail suppliers' facilities Read More »
High-Speed Rail
California high-speed rail agency unveils sustainability report Read More »
C&S
Cleveland RTA to repair light-rail signal system Read More »
Shippers
G3 Canada opens two grain elevators on CN line Read More »
Intermodal
Port of Everett begins South Terminal project Read More »
Passenger Rail
NYCT slates first town hall meeting on subway modernization plan Read More »
Intermodal
Port Manatee, Carver Maritime ink terminal pact Read More »
Canadian Pacific
CP reports higher western Canadian grain shipments in latest crop year Read More »

August 17

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from GREX, Stewart & Stevenson, FreightCar America and Appalachian Railcar (Aug. 17) Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metro Transit-St. Louis to extend Central West End platform Read More »
Passenger Rail
CTA OKs $30 million contract to rehab three Blue Line stations Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
North Carolina Railroad completes High Point infrastructure project Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FTA signs off on Michigan's transit-rail safety program Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Chicago South Shore railroad to help fund Indiana double-track project Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metrolink grant to help fund rail projects in preparation for 2028 Olympics Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Pennsylvania plan calls for $64 billion in transportation projects Read More »

August 16

Supplier Spotlight
OmniTRAX to honor SC2 as 2017 Supplier of the Year Read More »
Security
CTA installs security cameras at four Blue Line stations Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Report: FTA funding delay impacts transit construction plans Read More »
Safety
Canada pledges funds to improve Quebec grade crossing Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. rail traffic up 2.8 percent in Week 32 Read More »
MOW
MTA's subway turnaround plan to cost $40 billion Read More »
Passenger Rail
MBTA balances operating budget for first time in a decade Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP announces exec management changes, EVP Scott's retirement Read More »

August 15

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Modjeski and Masters, Road & Rail, Rescar, HNTB and Pandrol (Aug. 15) Read More »
Passenger Rail
Dallas Area Rapid Transit to cap daily fares Read More »
Shippers
M. Holland moves warehouse operations to new distribution center Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
St. Paul's East Metro Rail Yards project to be focus of meeting Read More »
Mechanical
Massachusetts Gov. Baker unveils Red Line rail-car mock-up Read More »
Security
LA Metro, TSA roll out explosive-detection devices Read More »
PTC
APTA: Commuter railroads making progress on PTC Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN's Ruest announces senior management appointments Read More »

August 14

People
Metro Transit Deputy GM Fuhrmann retires Read More »
Passenger Rail
Santa Clara VTA cuts express light-rail service Read More »
Intermodal
Duluth, Long Beach ports announce new leadership Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
NTSB investigating fatal accident at short line in Dallas Read More »
Security
BART board OKs parts of Crunican's security plan Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Shenandoah Valley Railroad to serve new InterChange Cold Storage site Read More »
People
CSX CEO Foote to speak at RailTrends 2018 Read More »
Intermodal
America's Central Port to receive EDA grant for rail project Read More »

August 13

Supplier Spotlight
U.S. Sen. Kaine's staff visit Stella-Jones' Virginia plant Read More »
Passenger Rail
Seth Rogen tapped to voice transit announcements in Canada Read More »
People
Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen elect Mason president Read More »
Amtrak
Lawmakers ask Amtrak to reconsider Toys for Tots train Read More »
Passenger Rail
Baltimore airport light-rail service to resume Aug. 20 Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Rochelle Railroad breaks ground on $7 million expansion Read More »
MOW
NYC Transit slates meeting on Canarsie tunnel reconstruction project Read More »
Kansas City Southern
KCS, feds open new examination station at Laredo rail yard Read More »

August 10

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Greenbrier, GE, Brookville, NARTC; also, in memoriam: Edward McComb (Aug. 10) Read More »
Shippers
NRF: Sales up as retailers rush to beat tariff impact Read More »
Security
Cleveland RTA reports drop in crime Read More »
Intermodal
Port of Long Beach begins final phase of Middle Harbor project Read More »
Labor
Montreal transit agency seeks mediator to resolve labor dispute Read More »
People
Short Line Safety Institute appoints Cotton senior manager of safety operations Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
NTSB reports initial facts of BNSF derailment, crude-oil spill in Iowa Read More »
MOW
LA Metro to start Blue Line modernization project in January Read More »

August 9

PTC
Metro-North to install PTC on New Canaan Branch Read More »
People
Landsberg named vice chair of NTSB Read More »
Shippers
CGB wraps up soybean plant expansion at Indiana port Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak unveils interior of new Acela Express fleet Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
PennDOT opens freight-rail grant application period Read More »
Passenger Rail
NJ Transit slates rail improvements, expansion in FY19 Read More »
Mechanical
Report: WMATA must rewire new 7000-series rail cars Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. rail traffic up 4.2 percent in Week 31 Read More »

August 8

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from CTC, Loram, VLS, Vossloh, Siemens and CAI Logisitics (Aug. 8) Read More »
People
Metrolink names Yu chief operating officer Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Alaska, Wyoming rail projects awarded $1.26 million in federal grants Read More »
People
Deadline nears for LRW's 'Outstanding Woman of the Year' nominations Read More »
Safety
RAC to honor rail safety efforts in Canada Read More »
PTC
NJ Transit to suspend some service to install PTC Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
International Rail acquires short line from Iowa Pacific Holdings Read More »
Safety
NTSB: Failure to fix grade crossing led to fatal train, bus crash Read More »

August 7

Mechanical
MBTA begins operator training on new Orange Line cars Read More »
Sustainability
APTA honors three agencies for sustainability Read More »
Labor
BLET ratifies pact with Cedar River Railroad Read More »
Security
BART's Crunican to introduce security plan after fatal stabbing in Oakland Read More »
People
PATH GM Marino to retire Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Congressional panel slates hearing on California high-speed rail project Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX overhauls operating management, announces new appointments Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF posts revenue, income growth in Q2 Read More »

August 6

Passenger Rail
San Diego transit agency mulls commuter-rail rebranding Read More »
Passenger Rail
APTA officials study Canada's investment in transit infrastructure Read More »
MOW
SEPTA begins commuter-rail infrastructure upgrades Read More »
People
SFRTA's Stephens to retire at year's end Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Legislation would ban some rail cars, buses from China Read More »
People
Kuehl succeeds Garcetti as LA Metro chair Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
NS begins derailment cleanup in Pittsburgh Read More »
People
AAR, GoRail honor Denham with Railroad Achievement Award Read More »

August 3

Passenger Rail
Metro Transit kicks off Mall of America station renovations Read More »
People
AARS presents 'Ones to Watch' awards to Flores, Bailey Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
BASF honors UP for sustainability practices Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Illinois DOT grant to benefit Peru Industrial Railroad project Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Delaware-Lackawanna logged record traffic in June Read More »
Safety
Transport Canada announces rail safety funding Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Watco-managed terminal to expand rail service in Utah Read More »
Intermodal
PANYNJ, ExpressRail set record pace in 2018's first half Read More »

August 2

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from The Andersons, Carboline, Greenbrier and Savage (Aug. 2) Read More »
Passenger Rail
Tri-Rail logged highest on-time performance in July Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Rail bridge collapse prompts Schumer's call for more FRA inspectors Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Buckingham Branch Railroad launches Norfolk division Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN publishes 'Grain Plan' for next crop year Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. railroads logged 5 percent traffic growth in July Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Senate OKs $16.1 billion for transit, passenger rail Read More »
Intermodal
IANA: Intermodal growth 'strong' in Q2 Read More »

August 1

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Wabtec, ARI, Advanced Polymer; also, in memoriam: Gordon Fuller (Aug. 1) Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metro Transit-St. Louis opens new Cortex light-rail station Read More »
People
Met Council appoints Jordan director of equal opportunity Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Transport Canada awards funds for Central Manitoba Railway project Read More »
Passenger Rail
Valley Metro partners with Waymo to help get riders to train stations Read More »
Passenger Rail
Denver RTD to ramp up G Line testing Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
Norfolk Southern, Heartwood 3D develop employee-training simulator Read More »
Intermodal
Port of Vancouver USA dedicates freight-rail access project Read More »
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