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Rail News: August 2019

August 30

Supplier Spotlight
U.S. Reps. Finkenauer, Emmer tour rail businesses in Iowa, Minnesota Read More »
People
Metrolink appoints three to leadership roles Read More »
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Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Greenbrier, Vossloh, Road and Rail, Alstom and Strato (Aug. 30) Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
NJ leaders call for federal funding of Portal North Bridge replacement Read More »
Passenger Rail
MassDOT to receive federal funds to upgrade interlocking, announces new Amtrak service Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Transport Canada: Rail operations to relocate to Lac-Megantic industrial park Read More »
Passenger Rail
USDOT funds Gulf Coast passenger-rail restoration Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN to acquire Massena rail line from CSX Read More »

August 29

Safety
LA Angels join Amtrak, Operation Lifesaver to promote rail safety Read More »
Passenger Rail
BART partners with track workforce training program, hires more police officers Read More »
Passenger Rail
Caltrain proposes grade separation options Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Canada considers rail line extension to Quebec marine terminal Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR: U.S. rail traffic fell 5.9 percent in Week 34 Read More »
People
DART names Costello CFO, extends Amazon shuttle agreement Read More »
Passenger Rail
VTA receives FTA funding allocation for Silicon Valley extension Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
Norfolk Southern EVP, CFO Earhart to retire, George named successor Read More »

August 28

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from RailWorks, TekTracking, Geopier, Mitsui Rail, Ricardo and Michael Baker (Aug. 28) Read More »
Passenger Rail
Montreal transit agency recognized as project management award finalist Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metra to host vendor fair to showcase contractor diversity Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP recognized as 'military friendly' employer Read More »
People
Former CSX leader Carpenter dies Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metrolinx selects Mobilinix to design, operate Hurontario light rail Read More »
MOW
Canada to fund rehab of Gaspesie railway link Read More »
Passenger Rail
APTA commends Phoenix voters for backing light rail Read More »

August 27

Passenger Rail
ACE to launch Saturday service Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
Metra cancels Union Pacific West schedule changes Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FTA proposes new definition of 'major' transit projects Read More »
M&A
Vossloh sells locomotives business to CRRC subsidiary Read More »
Passenger Rail
Canadian governments partner to fund Toronto rail projects Read More »
M&A
OmniTRAX affiliate to acquire Cleveland Commercial Railroad Read More »
People
CSX names Longson VP of energy Read More »
M&A
First State Investments acquires Patriot Rail and Ports Read More »

August 26

Passenger Rail
BART OKs updated Irvington Station plan Read More »
Passenger Rail
Pittsburgh transit agency reopens transit tunnel Read More »
Shippers
NRF: Retailers concerned about tariff escalation's impact Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit preps for Connect 2020 light-rail expansion Read More »
Canadian Pacific
Millions raised for pediatric care at CP Women's Open Read More »
Passenger Rail
Cleveland RTA reopens Red Line Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
USDOT proposes page limit for environmental review documents Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
Canadian government to negotiate with CN over Quebec Bridge's future Read More »

August 23

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Cubic, Duos Technologies, Arup, HNTB and Wi-Tronix (Aug. 23) Read More »
People
Carey joins Chicago RTA's board Read More »
Passenger Rail
Florida DOT recognizes SunRail southern expansion with regional award Read More »
Intermodal
Rail activity back to normal at Little Rock port Read More »
Passenger Rail
Chicago Transit Authority exploring TOD options near 95th Street Station Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX unveils latest 'Pride in Service' locomotive Read More »
Passenger Rail
NCDOT to phase out oldest Piedmont passenger-rail cars Read More »
BNSF Railway
Report: BNSF challenges Oklahoma grade-crossing law Read More »

August 22

Rail Industry Trends
TransLink to host conference's Canadian debut Read More »
Passenger Rail
SANDAG issues bonds to finance Mid-Coast Trolley project Read More »
MOW
Alaska Railroad restores service north of Anchorage Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. rail traffic fell 5.2 percent in Week 33 Read More »
Passenger Rail
Canadian government to establish transit network in Quebec City Read More »
People
SEPTA General Manager Knueppel to retire at year's end Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
South Dakota DOT to sell all state-owned rail lines Read More »
Passenger Rail
FRA announces $272 million in 'state of good repair' grants Read More »

August 21

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from WSP, Greenbrier, Bombardier and NRC (Aug. 21) Read More »
Passenger Rail
LIRR to eliminate grade crossing, install bridge Read More »
Kansas City Southern
Kansas City Southern posts 2019 Holiday Express train schedule Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
G3 opens grain elevator on CN line in Saskatchewan Read More »
People
Cleveland RTA confirms Birdsong as CEO Read More »
PTC
NTSB marks train crash anniversary with PTC reminder Read More »
People
RailUSA names Wilson president, CFO Read More »
Passenger Rail
Gov. Murphy orders NJ Transit to release monthly rail performance metrics Read More »

August 20

Passenger Rail
TransLink to increase SkyTrain service Read More »
Passenger Rail
New Orleans RTA solicits public input on proposed transit redesign Read More »
Labor
CTA’s Red, Purple rail modernization project team seeks diversity Read More »
People
AASHTO: Bradbury to serve as USDOT's acting deputy secretary Read More »
Amtrak
Pennsylvania panel to host hearing on proposed Amtrak service expansion Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
STB: U.S. Class Is employed fewer workers in July Read More »
Passenger Rail
Rhode Island Amtrak station to receive renovation funding Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
USDOT should consider small railroads when making new rules, ASLRRA says Read More »

August 19

MOW
TriMet resumes regular light-rail service following track work Read More »
Passenger Rail
Valley Metro installs downtown Tempe streetcar track Read More »
MOW
Alaska Railroad reports outage near Denali Park Read More »
Passenger Rail
LA Metro to reopen Expo Line stations Read More »
People
LRW extends 'Woman of the Year' nomination deadline Read More »
Safety
NCTD partners with NASA, FRA on safety reporting program Read More »
Intermodal
Canada to help fund rail improvements at Pointe-Noire terminal Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
US, Canada expand preclearance agreement to include cargo Read More »

August 16

Supplier Spotlight
U.S. Rep. Craig tours Minnesota rail businesses Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Duos Technologies, BiTA, Garlock, Vacations By Rail, Argus Consulting, Alliance Shippers and Hanson (Aug. 16) Read More »
Passenger Rail
Ontario’s GO Transit to add midday train service Read More »
People
Chicago's RTA adds Andalcio to its board Read More »
Passenger Rail
NJ Transit renews focus on transit-oriented development Read More »
Safety
BART awarded FEMA grant to expand police patrols Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Hemphill to lead Uinta Basin Railway project Read More »
High-Speed Rail
California High-Speed Rail Authority, Kings County settle disputes Read More »

August 15

People
Amtrak names Stecklair police officer of the year Read More »
Mechanical
MBTA launches first new Orange Line train Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
ASLRRA: Fed task force says short-line tax credit worthy of permanence Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit completes East Link light-rail extension guideway Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. freight-rail traffic fell, Canada's rose in Week 32 Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FRA announces rail safety, infrastructure grant opportunity Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
NS names Allen Sutherland, Farrell to new exec roles Read More »
Passenger Rail
LA Foothill Gold Line panel awards light-rail design-build contract Read More »

August 14

Internet-Digital
MTA contactless fare payment pilot logs millionth ‘tap’ Read More »
Intermodal
Port of LA marks another cargo record in July Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Ohio panel backs federal effort to curb blocked grade crossings Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metrolink marks record annual ridership Read More »
Security
FEMA awards security grant to Port of Baltimore Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
RailTrends 2019 opens conference registration Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
G&W opens bulk transfer facility on Georgia Southwestern line Read More »
Passenger Rail
Houston METRO advances light-rail expansion plan Read More »

August 13

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Loram, Keolis and Greenbrier (Aug. 13) Read More »
Internet-Digital
GCRTA to launch Wi-Fi service at stations, on rail cars Read More »
Intermodal
Canada OKs funds for Montreal port's rail bridge, truck project Read More »
MOW
North Carolina DOT's 10-year plan calls for over 50 rail projects Read More »
Passenger Rail
MBTA accelerates project timelines Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Illinois governor signs bill mandating two-person freight-train crews Read More »
PTC
Texas commuter railroad to implement PTC this month Read More »
MOW
Norfolk Southern picks lead engineering team for 75th Street Corridor project Read More »

August 12

Passenger Rail
GCRTA study recommends fare policy changes Read More »
Passenger Rail
VIA Rail posts ridership increase during long August weekend Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
NTSB reports probable cause in fatal 2018 MARTA accident Read More »
Safety
Metro Transit-St. Louis names public safety team Read More »
Labor
BLET members ratify SEPTA contract Read More »
People
Ferguson elected SMART TD president Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
U.S. Rep. Kelly talks short-line tax credit, infrastructure bills during plant tour Read More »
MOW
Canada announces rail project funding to increase access to CP, CN lines Read More »

August 9

Passenger Rail
LA Metro expands bike share program Read More »
People
Commuter Rail Coalition names Tucker vice chair Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Lawmakers seek more information on proposed LNG-by-rail permit Read More »
People
Santa Clara VTA taps Jenkins for interim COO Read More »
People
Railway Woman of the Year Award nominations due Aug. 16 Read More »
Intermodal
South Carolina port records busiest July Read More »
Intermodal
CN, CSX announce new intermodal service Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX rail spur to be built at South Alabama Mega Site Read More »

August 8

Passenger Rail
TriMet to phase out mobile app tickets Read More »
Passenger Rail
San Francisco MTA reopens Chase Center Station Read More »
People
Intermodal group to honor Fenimore, Mayes Read More »
Security
Port Manatee awarded $1.4M federal security grant Read More »
Safety
Washington UTC accepting applications for rail safety grants Read More »
Shippers
Transport Canada announces funding to increase rail capacity at Vancouver port Read More »
Canadian Pacific
CP announces retirements, shuffles leadership team Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. rail traffic fell for sixth straight month in July Read More »

August 7

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Interloc, Bourque, Cedar AI, Bombardier, RECo, Westermo and ENSCO (Aug. 7) Read More »
People
Senate confirms Sumwalt, Homendy to NTSB roles Read More »
Intermodal
PANYNJ moved more cars during 2019's first half Read More »
Passenger Rail
MTA to modernize 42 Street subway shuttle Read More »
People
Metrolink appoints three to executive team Read More »
Passenger Rail
Oklahoma DOT: Stillwater Central won't launch passenger-rail pilot Read More »
Intermodal
IANA to honor Branscum, Wilson with Silver Kingpin Award Read More »
Intermodal
Port of Long Beach awards two key contracts for on-dock rail project Read More »

August 6

Passenger Rail
UTA suspends some weekend service for rail bridge construction Read More »
Passenger Rail
Valley Metro completes high school internship program Read More »
MOW
BART to upgrade power system in San Francisco Read More »
MOW
SEPTA closes trolley tunnel for repairs Read More »
M&A
BRX completes acquisition of Pioneer Railcorp Read More »
People
Stanley Herzog, president of William E. Herzog Enterprises, dies at 70 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
PennDOT accepting freight-rail grant applications Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF posts higher Q2 income, lower operating ratio Read More »

August 5

Internet-Digital
Tri-Rail redesigns trip-planning mobile app Read More »
Passenger Rail
Denver RTD concludes autonomous shuttle test Read More »
Passenger Rail
South Shore Line to operate Indiana shuttle service Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Virgin Trains seeks financing for Las Vegas-to-California rail service Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Michigan DOT seeks comments on five-year transportation plan Read More »
Mechanical
TransLink receives first of 12-train order Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
U.S. Sen. Wyden introduces crude-by-rail safety bill Read More »
PTC
GAO: Interoperability issues a concern for PTC deployment Read More »

August 2

Supplier Spotlight
U.S. Reps. Barr, Perry tour rail plants during August break Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Alstom, NARSTCO, Loram, Biarri Rail, American Battery and Hanson (Aug. 2) Read More »
Internet-Digital
AAR seeks proposals for CREATE website redesign Read More »
Sustainability
Transportation group endorses governors' support of emissions reduction Read More »
Passenger Rail
Valley Metro hires security support, rider assistance staff Read More »
C&S
Ohio rail panel OKs 12 grade crossing projects Read More »
Canadian Pacific
CP logs record crop year for Canadian grain, products Read More »
Intermodal
IANA: North American intermodal volume fell in Q2 Read More »

August 1

MOW
Metra begins bridge work on UP North Line Read More »
Passenger Rail
SFMTA to rebuild streetcar maintenance facility Read More »
Canadian Pacific
Canadian Pacific joins blockchain alliance Read More »
People
DART names Gamez general counsel Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. railroads log another weekly traffic decline Read More »
Passenger Rail
CTA to begin Red-Purple rail bypass construction Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN unveils grain plan, forms ag advisory group Read More »
PTC
Batory: PTC is 90 percent installed, but 'significant work' remains Read More »
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