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Rail News: August 2021

August 31

Federal Legislation & Regulation
STB rejects use of voting trust in CN-KCS merger proposal Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Balfour Beatty, ECM, NSH and Greenbrier (Aug. 31) Read More »
Passenger Rail
Maryland DOT launches discounted fare option as commuters return to work Read More »
Passenger Rail
SEPTA adds service to prep for more riders Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Western states rail coalition to address supply-chain issues Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Caltrans seeks public input on rail, highway improvement strategy Read More »
Passenger Rail
PATH's July ridership higher than June's level Read More »
Passenger Rail
N.Y. Gov. Hochul orders review of power surge that disrupted subway service Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
KCS, NS, UP evaluate hurricane damage Read More »

August 30

Passenger Rail
Houston's METRO adopts sustainability statement Read More »
Passenger Rail
FTA hosts summit on increasing ridership Read More »
People
White House appoints Porcari port envoy to supply-chain task force Read More »
Passenger Rail
CATS launches CityLYNX Gold Line streetcar Read More »
Intermodal
New Orleans port awards contract for LIT program management Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Class Is employed fewer people in July Read More »
Mechanical
Kansas DOT awarded EPA grant to help short line reduce emissions Read More »
M&A
CSX touts additional endorsements of proposed Pan Am merger Read More »

August 27

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Progress Rail, Thales, TransmetriQ and Railinc (Aug. 27) Read More »
PTC
Union Pacific applies PTC to 'Big Boy' steam locomotive Read More »
High-Speed Rail
MTI releases guide to evaluate high-speed rail investment Read More »
Passenger Rail
RTD-Denver OKs study of Northwest Rail ‘peak service’ plan Read More »
Passenger Rail
MTA opens new garage at Metro-North station Read More »
People
In memoriam: Short-line safety guru and industry contributor 'Jake' Jacobson Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
BART, RTD get relief grants for COVID-19 response Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FRA announces funding opportunity for rail improvement projects Read More »

August 26

Supplier Spotlight
Greenbrier logs orders for 5,500 rail cars Read More »
Intermodal
Atlantic Intermodal Services expands Norfolk depot Read More »
Safety
Caltrain completes final grade separation component Read More »
Mechanical
Metrolinx begins testing Eglinton Crosstown light-rail vehicles Read More »
Intermodal
Long Beach port to host Pier B rail facility meeting Read More »
Passenger Rail
NJ Transit awards first contract for Meadowlands transit project Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
North Dakota DOT launches freight and rail plan Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. rail traffic total slipped in Week 33 Read More »

August 25

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from WSP and SMBC (Aug. 25) Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA advances faregate replacement project Read More »
Passenger Rail
Masks mandatory on TransLink trains Read More »
Passenger Rail
MTS Mid-Coast Trolley makes first trip on light-rail extension Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
North American transborder freight by rail increased in June Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metra sets meeting to discuss UP North bridge project Read More »
Passenger Rail
Santa Clara VTA close to resuming light-rail service Read More »
Canadian Pacific
Savage Chicago transload terminal targets construction industry supply chain Read More »

August 24

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Railhead, RailPod, Chicago Freight Car and NRC (Aug. 24) Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metro-North Railroad to boost full weekday service on three lines Read More »
People
Shuler elected AFL-CIO president Read More »
Logistics
BNSF Logistics honors suppliers for excellent service Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
KCS offering scholarships to women to pursue skilled trades Read More »
Passenger Rail
Florida DOT slates meetings to discuss Broward commuter-rail proposal Read More »
Shippers
G3 opens grain elevators in Alberta, Saskatchewan Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Illinois DOT announces project to untangle rail network near St. Louis Read More »

August 23

Passenger Rail
TSA extends face mask requirement Read More »
Passenger Rail
APTA recommends commuter-rail liability insurance program Read More »
Passenger Rail
LIRR, Metro-North resume full regular weekday service following storm Read More »
Intermodal
BNSF Logistics recognizes TRAC Intermodal as 'equipment provider of the year' Read More »
Passenger Rail
BART sustainability report shows progress despite pandemic Read More »
Intermodal
Long Beach port completes Middle Harbor container terminal Read More »
People
STB's Moyer to prepare passenger-rail OTP duties Read More »

August 20

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from PTI, ARS and NRC (Aug. 20) Read More »
Passenger Rail
Amtrak to restore Coast Starlight service Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NRF: July retail sales slow amid tight supply chain Read More »
High-Speed Rail
California panel OKs environmental statement for high-speed rail section Read More »
Passenger Rail
PANYNJ posts short list of teams in LaGuardia AirTrain procurement Read More »
Passenger Rail
USDOT to provide financing assistance for Sound Transit expansions Read More »
Kansas City Southern
KCS delays stockholder vote on CN merger plan Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP, Progress Rail to use biodiesel fuel to cut GHG emissions Read More »

August 19

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from A&R, nVent, Kaleris, Stadler and Hiab (Aug. 19) Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
Trinity, Wafra form rail-car investment program Read More »
Intermodal
L.A. port marks 12 consecutive months of growth Read More »
People
TTCI taps Cummings as AVP of research Read More »
People
Valley Metro's Smith to retire in 2022 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. rail traffic rose slightly in Week 32 Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
STB determines Metra's cost for use of Chicago Union Station Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF reopens Arkansas intermodal site Read More »

August 18

Passenger Rail
WMATA to launch new discounts, more trains Read More »
Passenger Rail
Caltrain to increase service, cut fares 50% Read More »
Passenger Rail
Toronto, Ontario to start delivery of SmartTrack Stations Program Read More »
Safety
PUCO funding available for Ohio crossing upgrades Read More »
M&A
Harvestone Group acquires Gateway Terminals Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Kansas issues short-line funding program grants to 10 projects Read More »
Kansas City Southern
KCS, Savage form partnership to open Louisiana railport Read More »
Passenger Rail
FAA issues final environmental assessment of Newark AirTrain project Read More »

August 17

Passenger Rail
Rocky Mountaineer begins route between Denver, Utah Read More »
Sustainability
Clean air organization recognizes Indiana port Read More »
People
Kinggo, Lindquist join Chicago's Belt Railway Read More »
Intermodal
Savannah port's container count climbed in July Read More »
Passenger Rail
Canada to fund two SkyTrain projects in Vancouver Read More »
M&A
AITX acquires The Andersons' rail-car leasing business Read More »
Intermodal
Canadian Tire purchases stake in Ashcroft Terminal Read More »
People
Wilton to become NJ Transit's first-ever general counsel Read More »

August 16

MOW
MBTA to replace more track along Green Line E branch Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA to install new escalators at Pentagon City station Read More »
Passenger Rail
First tracks placed for Southwest Green Line LRT Extension Read More »
Mechanical
Canada to help fund SkyTrain maintenance facilities Read More »
People
Homendy becomes NTSB chair Read More »
Safety
Canada to invest millions to modernize rail safety, security Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Local leaders call on USDOT, STB, FRA to preserve freight-rail system Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
NS to reopen Pennsylvania intermodal facility Read More »

August 13

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Wabtec, Burns, Siemens and Hub Group Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA to redevelop West Falls Church Station Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metrolinx to reintroduce 30-minute all-day service on UP Express Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Shell subsidiary gains California grant to develop multimodal hydrogen refueling station Read More »
Passenger Rail
St. Louis' Metro Transit continues to improve safety, security Read More »
Passenger Rail
Foothill Gold Line design advances Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Freight TSI fell for second-straight month in June, BTS says Read More »
Kansas City Southern
KCS board backs CN merger proposal, cites possible shareholder meeting change Read More »

August 12

Passenger Rail
Sound Transit, Seattle partner on temporary tiny-home village Read More »
People
Higgins to succeed Touesnard as OmniTRAX’s CCO Read More »
Passenger Rail
L.A. Metro extends public comment period for West Santa Ana Branch report Read More »
Intermodal
Global Port Tracker: Peak season should get off to good start in August Read More »
Passenger Rail
RTD adopts new strategic plan Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP posts past three years' equal employment opportunity reports online Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak requires employees to be vaccinated by November Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Carloads up, intermodal volume down for U.S. railroads in year's 31st week Read More »

August 11

MOW
MTA completes fourth Mt. Vernon bridge renewal project Read More »
C&S
Illinois commission OKs crossing upgrade agreements Read More »
Passenger Rail
Brightline to resume service Read More »
Shippers
South Carolina port breaks July volume records Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Transit agencies met safety plan mandate, FTA says Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metrolinx lands federal funding commitment for Milton Corridor upgrades Read More »
People
IANA honors intermodal vet Brashares with 2021 Silver Kingpin Award Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Senate approves Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Read More »

August 10

Supplier Spotlight
Rail Supplier news from Wabtec, Ondas, Miller Ingenuity, HDR and Alstom Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
Recognizing the Reader's Choice Award winners of 2021 Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metro-North to upgrade three Hudson Line parking lots Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Illinois governor signs bill creating high-speed rail commission Read More »
Passenger Rail
L.A. Metro completes Willowbrook/Rosa Parks Station renovation Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
NS issues newly renamed corporate responsibility report Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF scores solid Q2 financial results Read More »
Canadian Pacific
CP sweetens offer to acquire KCS Read More »

August 9

Passenger Rail
Metra completes North Chicago station rehab Read More »
People
SFRTA restructures management Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit adopts realigned expansion plan Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
STB issues final environmental document for proposed Uinta Basin Railway Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA cites greater reliability due to rehabilitation, prevention programs Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX gains key Pan Am deal support from passenger-rail authority Read More »
Kansas City Southern
Independent proxy advisor: KCS shareholders should support CN merger Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
STB denies Class Is' motion to dismiss Amtrak Gulf Coast case Read More »

August 6

Amtrak
Amtrak debuts upgraded menu options in Acela first class Read More »
Passenger Rail
Grade-separated crossing reopens near new Caltrain station Read More »
Passenger Rail
SFMTA to start Central Subway testing Read More »
People
Labor mourns loss of AFL-CIO leader Trumka Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP's Lujan: Freight, passenger railroads work better as partners Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
OmniTRAX designates rail-ready sites along Panhandle Northern Railroad Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Cook County awards grant funds to Metra, CTA Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
North Carolina DOT awards freight rail, crossing safety grants Read More »

August 5

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Trainyard Tech, Hanson, Freese and Nichols (Aug. 5) Read More »
Passenger Rail
CTA moves historic building, opens community office for Red-Purple modernization Read More »
People
MTA announces leadership changes at NYCT Read More »
Safety
Granite awarded contract for Jurupa Road-UP grade separation project Read More »
Intermodal
Watco to help develop Ardmore Industrial Airpark Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR: U.S. rail traffic growth decelerates in July Read More »

August 4

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Hitachi Rail, Thales and TekTracking (Aug. 4) Read More »
Security
SEPTA police launch YouTube channel Read More »
Intermodal
Wan Hai Lines expands direct service from Asia to PANYNJ Read More »
Passenger Rail
L.A. Metro advances Sepulveda Transit Corridor project Read More »
Logistics
Savage opens Stockton terminal for renewable fuels distribution Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Infrastructure bill could restart Baltimore Red Line project, senators say Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CN, CP set grain-haul records in 2020-21 crop year Read More »

August 3

Sustainability
Study: TTC subway air quality has improved 'substantially' Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Gov. Cuomo: MTA, port authority workers must be vaccinated or tested Read More »
Labor
BLET members ratify new contract with PATH Read More »
Safety
NTSB investigating MBTA train collision Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Class I workforce rose slightly in June from May's level Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FTA to launch National Transit Workforce Center Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
STB determines CP may seek certain KCS materials Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
AAR, APTA commend latest version of bipartisan infrastructure package Read More »

August 2

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Knorr Brake, AECOM and Loadsmart (Aug. 2) Read More »
Passenger Rail
APTA unveils mobility innovation report Read More »
Passenger Rail
San Diego MTS marks 40 years of trolley service Read More »
Passenger Rail
LA Metro releases West Santa Ana light-rail environmental report Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
RGPC Industrial Rail to serve Texas industrial parks Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Transport Canada approves changes to rail operating rules Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
STB accepts updated CSX-Pan Am merger application Read More »
Kansas City Southern
Kansas City Southern responds to CP proxy statement Read More »
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