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Rail News: August 2020

August 31

MOW
BART completes more trackwork while ridership is low Read More »
People
Trump designates NTSB Vice Chair Landsberg for new three-year term Read More »
Gradall | Sponsored
Gradall Introduces New Rapid Drive Models To Its Fleet
People
UP taps Richardson as interim EVP, chief legal officer Read More »
MOW
MTA preps public for upcoming NYCT trackwork project Read More »
Passenger Rail
LA Metro to study feasibility of going fareless Read More »
Passenger Rail
APTA honors Houston METRO with annual achievement award Read More »
People
KCS promotes Flores to VP automotive, intermodal sales Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FRA issues rail inspection technology rule aimed at track safety improvement Read More »

August 28

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from NRE, Koppers, Harsco, Harting and Icomera (Aug. 28) Read More »
Passenger Rail
Connecticut DOT seeks public feedback on four-year transportation program Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA finishes lighting upgrades at 48 underground stations Read More »
MOW
BNSF completes work trestle on Lake Pend Oreille bridge project Read More »
Safety
NTSB: Operator presence control could have prevented fatal CSX worker accident Read More »
People
Union Pacific taps Beyah as chief communications officer Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
ASLRRA names President's Safety Award winners Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN awards grain hopper car contract to National Steel Car Read More »

August 27

Passenger Rail
SacRT to restore light-rail service Read More »
Passenger Rail
TRE to upgrade fleet's onboard message systems Read More »
Passenger Rail
MTA launches campaign to underscore financial crisis Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF unveils newly painted locomotives to recognize 25th anniversary Read More »
Passenger Rail
FTA allocates funding for transit-rail projects in four states Read More »
People
CN, Wabtec name new technology executives Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. railroads' intermodal volume up for third straight week Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP preps for Houston intermodal yard consolidation, Hurricane Laura damage Read More »

August 26

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Mechanical Rubber, Motive Power Resources, Huber+Suhner and WSP (Aug. 26) Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Canada's crude-by-rail exports reach eight-year low Read More »
People
LRW 'Woman of the Year' nomination deadline approaching Read More »
High-Speed Rail
CHRSA issues environmental document for L.A.-Anaheim section Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BTS: Transborder freight moved by rail fell in June Read More »
Passenger Rail
San Francisco Muni shuts down rail service after reopening Read More »
Safety
USDOT seeks applicants for grade crossing grants Read More »
People
RTD-Denver names Johnson CEO Read More »

August 25

Passenger Rail
RTA funds rail access improvements in Illinois Read More »
Security
San Francisco transit agencies unveil 'healthy transit' plan Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metro Transit to expand light-rail service Read More »
Passenger Rail
LIRR wraps up New Hyde Park grade separation project Read More »
C&S
Metra to begin crossing replacement on SouthWest Service Line Read More »
High-Speed Rail
XpressWest signs MOUs to study L.A.-Vegas high-speed rail extensions Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Bill would offer tax credits for freight rail-car investment Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FRA, STB call on Class Is to address recent service problems Read More »

August 24

Passenger Rail
VIA Rail to increase rail service between Quebec, Ontario Read More »
Passenger Rail
TriMet holds competition for repurposing legacy light-rail vehicles Read More »
Passenger Rail
MTA ends overnight for-hire vehicle program Read More »
People
North Carolina Railroad taps Wu for engineering post Read More »
Passenger Rail
Chicago rail agencies call for federal funding to support transit Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
AAR, ASLRRA seek exemption from certain hours-of-service regs Read More »
Passenger Rail
FAA issues draft environmental statement for LGA AirTrain project Read More »

August 21

People
DART adds Schlosser to board Read More »
Passenger Rail
MARTA partners with HOPE Atlanta to address homelessness Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
OmniTRAX adds Savannah industrial hub to rail-ready program Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metra updates Hazel Crest Station Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Labor, passenger group asks STB to issue injunction in Metra-UP dispute Read More »
Passenger Rail
Ontario government releases RFP to advance Eglinton extension tunneling Read More »
Kansas City Southern
Kansas City Southern earns recognition for logistics quality Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FTA launches pandemic recovery forum for transit industry Read More »

August 20

Passenger Rail
OCTA solicits ideas for shielding passenger rail from severe weather Read More »
Passenger Rail
San Joaquin rail panel begins environmental review of proposed grade separation Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit completes construction of East Link Bellevue light-rail tunnel Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Class I workforce continued to shrink in July Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
South Dakota rail panel authorizes sale of Sioux Valley Line Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. freight-rail intermodal volume inches up for second straight week Read More »
PTC
LIRR, Metro-North advance PTC implementation Read More »
M&A
R. J. Corman to acquire three short lines, transload service provider Read More »

August 19

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Alstom, Thales, IRS and TRAC Intermodal (Aug. 19) Read More »
Passenger Rail
GO Transit to increase rail service Read More »
Passenger Rail
Pandemic hammers Capitol Corridor's ridership levels Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
OmniTRAX forms audit committee Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Mexico's rail agency sets rate regs for certain chemicals, petrochemicals Read More »
Passenger Rail
St. Louis issues RFQ for transit expansion alternatives Read More »
Intermodal
Feds approve IANA exemption request for inspector training Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Fourteen states, D.C. sue USDOT over LNG-by-rail rule Read More »

August 18

Passenger Rail
Lake Superior & Mississippi Railroad cancels 2020 season Read More »
Security
Feds issue advisory for counter-drone technology Read More »
Passenger Rail
MBTA identifies lowest competitive bid for South Coast commuter-rail expansion Read More »
Passenger Rail
BART issues bonds to fund rail infrastructure improvements Read More »
Passenger Rail
TriMet advances Steel Bridge light-rail work Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA to reopen two more stations Read More »
Intermodal
Port of Long Beach set cargo record in July Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF honors customers for hazmat safety Read More »

August 17

Passenger Rail
Colorado forms RTD-Denver accountability committee Read More »
C&S
MTA tests new signal room in Brooklyn Read More »
Passenger Rail
DART advances Silver Line construction Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
WisDOT seeks comments on long-range rail plan Read More »
Security
Secure Rail 2020 adds to virtual conference lineup Read More »
Passenger Rail
FTA releases new TOD guidance Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
TSB: 'Ice jacking' led to CN train derailment Read More »

August 14

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Systra, Masabi and Sasser Family (Aug. 14) Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BTS: Freight TSI index edged up in June Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metrolinx contractors complete one tunnel excavation on Kitchener GO rail expansion Read More »
Security
BART, MARTA to improve air filtration systems Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Pennsylvania 12-year plan includes $228 million for freight-rail projects Read More »
Sustainability
KCS joins global effort to reduce plastics pollution Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA to ramp up service to pre-pandemic levels Read More »
PTC
Amtrak completes PTC implementation on all track Read More »

August 13

Internet-Digital
NYCT expands contactless fare payment system Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit to increase rail service in September Read More »
Intermodal
S.C. ports' container, auto volumes showed signs of rebound in July Read More »
Intermodal
PANYNJ cites pandemic for lower cargo levels in June Read More »
Canadian Pacific
CP to build solar energy farm in Calgary Read More »
Safety
Waze navigation app rolls out grade crossing alerts Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. railroads' intermodal traffic edged up in Week 32 Read More »
PTC
FRA: PTC operating on nearly all route miles as of Q2 Read More »

August 12

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Hitachi, Bombardier, Direct ChassisLink, WSP, TPSC and WAGO (Aug. 12) Read More »
Safety
Hampton Roads Transit adopts light-rail safety plan Read More »
Labor
Pacific Harbor Line, BLET reach tentative agreement Read More »
Passenger Rail
Cap Metro, Austin partner to deliver Project Connect Read More »
MOW
Ohio project would rehab Indiana & Ohio Railway-operated Greenfield Line Read More »
Security
NJ Transit awarded DHS grant to update security cameras Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak adds safety features to website, app; CEO Flynn discusses pandemic response Read More »
Canadian Pacific
CP launches first train of international containers from Port of Saint John Read More »

August 11

Security
MTA CEO urges Apple to create mask-compatible iPhone Face ID technology Read More »
Intermodal
Retail imports expected to register lowest annual total in years, NRF says Read More »
Passenger Rail
MARTA earns certification of quality management system Read More »
Amtrak
George Washington University to advise Amtrak's pandemic response Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR: Mexican railroads' carload haul falls 10 percent through July Read More »
Passenger Rail
SCAG: Vehicle traffic rebounds as transit ridership continues decline Read More »
Sustainability
NS signs pledge to eliminate plastic pollution Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Connell rail interchange project completes design phase Read More »

August 10

Passenger Rail
Chicago RTA to draft development plan for Crystal Lake Metra stations Read More »
Passenger Rail
Caltrain adds revenue measure to November ballot Read More »
Labor
Rail unions sue Class Is over health benefit changes Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metrolinx shortlists tunneling contractors for Scarborough, Eglinton Crosstown West extensions Read More »
People
RTD-Denver narrows CEO search to three finalists Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Canadian railroads' streak of intermodal records likely to end in 2020, AAR report says Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
STB defers decision in Metra-UP dispute over commuter-rail service Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF's Q2 revenue tumbled 22 percent on lower volumes Read More »

August 7

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Alstom, Kronos, Transdev and WSP (Aug. 7) Read More »
Internet-Digital
Valley Metro launches tool to support multimodal transportation Read More »
Intermodal
SC Ports' Leatherman Terminal construction 'on schedule' Read More »
Sustainability
PATCO unveils plan for solar energy project Read More »
Labor
Arbitrator rules in favor of railroads in BLET, Tex Mex crew dispute Read More »
People
Intermodal industry to recognize Marino with 2020 Silver Kingpin Award Read More »
Canadian Pacific
CP's Creel, Premier Higgs discuss economic growth potential Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FTA to grant funds for BART Transbay Tube project Read More »

August 6

Passenger Rail
North Carolina DOT to resume Piedmont passenger-rail service Read More »
Security
Metro Transit-St. Louis equips security officers with body cameras Read More »
Passenger Rail
APTA: Grant application period opens for coalitions to protect, expand transit Read More »
Mechanical
Amtrak unveils paint scheme for new diesel locomotives Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
OmniTRAX expands rail-ready program to Chicago Rail Link Read More »
Passenger Rail
Minneapolis Southwest light-rail funding proposal advances Read More »
M&A
Alpenglow Rail, CC&L Infrastructure acquire USA Rail Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR: 'Long way to go' before rail traffic returns to normal Read More »

August 5

C&S
SunRail pilots sensor-activated crossing signage Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
USDOT awards grants to four new UTCs Read More »
People
MBTA taps Ester to head security Read More »
Security
SEPTA designates 'social distancing coaches' at rail stations Read More »
High-Speed Rail
L.A.-Vegas high-speed rail line obtains additional funding Read More »
Passenger Rail
FTA awards grant for TOD plan along proposed TriMet light-rail route Read More »
Intermodal
Illinois pledges $40 million to construct new Alexander-Cairo port Read More »
Canadian Pacific
CP achieves record annual Canadian grain haul Read More »

August 4

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from LTK, Harsco, Amglo and Urban Engineers (Aug. 4) Read More »
Passenger Rail
Reading & Northern Railroad returns passenger service to Jim Thorpe Read More »
People
Maratea elected TCU national president Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
PennDOT accepting applications for 2020 rail grants Read More »
Kansas City Southern
Report: Private-equity firms discuss bid for KCS Read More »
Passenger Rail
Minneapolis Blue Line extension to advance outside BNSF right-of-way Read More »
Canadian Pacific
CP mourns death of former exec, board member Fatt Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
STB issues final rule on market dominance Read More »

August 3

People
TCU/IAM National President Scardelletti retires Read More »
Intermodal
LNG-powered vehicle carrier calls on Jaxport Read More »
Labor
VIA Rail to lay off 30 management employees Read More »
Passenger Rail
SacRT receives funding for light-rail improvements Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX issues annual sustainability report Read More »
Security
San Diego transit system reforms use-of-force policy Read More »
Kansas City Southern
Trump signs KCS permit for second international rail bridge in Laredo Read More »
People
CSX's Jim Foote to receive 2020 Railroad Innovator Award from Progressive Railroading, RailTrends Read More »
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