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Rail News: August 2022

August 12

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from STV, IntelliTrans and 3C Telemetry (Aug. 12) Read More »
People
Payne elected Unifor president Read More »
Passenger Rail
HNTB awarded contract for Metro Transit-St. Louis platform project Read More »
Passenger Rail
CTA receives FTA grant, unveils action plan Read More »
Passenger Rail
MARTA wins RAISE grant to transform Five Points rail station Read More »
Intermodal
Developers advance plans for California’s first inland port Read More »

August 11

People
Biden nominates Brown to serve on NTSB Read More »
People
RDC President Pietrandrea retires Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
Norfolk Southern unveils latest ESG report Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Week 31: Rail volumes fell in U.S., rose in Canada and Mexico Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
USDOT awards $2.2 billion in RAISE grants Read More »

August 10

Federal Legislation & Regulation
FTA seeks proposals for transit accessibility research program Read More »
People
NORTA board elects Raymond chair, Walton vice chair Read More »
Intermodal
Georgia Ports Authority starts new fiscal year at record pace Read More »
Passenger Rail
Reading & Northern adds new passenger train to Jim Thorpe fleet Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
California short line sues to block local, state oversight Read More »
Passenger Rail
RAISE grant advances Louisiana passenger-rail project Read More »

August 9

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Wabtec, Thales, Aspen Equipment and Railway & Locomotive Historical Society (Aug. 9) Read More »
Passenger Rail
L.A. Metro dedicates new Hyde Park Station Read More »
Intermodal
Retailers: Imports slowing in 2022's second half Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Canadian officials solicit public input on Lac-Megantic rail bypass project Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
PennDOT seeks applicants for freight-rail grants Read More »
M&A
Patriot Rail to acquire Pioneer Lines Read More »

August 8

Passenger Rail
MTA completes first section of higher ceilings at LIRR Penn Station concourse Read More »
Passenger Rail
MBTA to begin South Attleboro station work in fall Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
Progressive Railroading recognizes suppliers with 2022 Reader's Choice Awards Read More »
Intermodal
South Dakota DOT seeks public input on state freight plan Read More »
BNSF Railway
Q2 a mixed bag for BNSF with higher revenue, lower volume Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
STB releases draft environmental report for proposed CP-KCS merger Read More »

August 5

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from L.B. Foster, Wabtec, Shell, Nokia, Alstom and Apex Rail (Aug. 5) Read More »
People
Sound Transit's Beckman to lead Portfolio Services Office Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA safety commission issues order on ATC maintenance program Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Hudson Bay Railway to support northern Canada connectivity through federal-provincial partnership Read More »
Passenger Rail
VTA board approves new Caltrain governance agreement Read More »
Intermodal
IANA: Intermodal decline slowed in Q2 Read More »

August 4

Labor
Unifor members ratify labor contracts with VIA Read More »
People
WMATA names Dwyer COO Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
STB sets rail industry's cost of capital Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Kinston short line launches rail operations Read More »
Passenger Rail
MBTA to close Orange Line for 30 days Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR: U.S. traffic volumes 'evenly balanced' in July Read More »

August 3

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Greenbrier, Alstom and IntegriCo (Aug. 3) Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
KCS, CP launch effort to protect monarch butterfly Read More »
People
Mudge rejoins R.J. Corman's board Read More »
Passenger Rail
Michigan DOT ponders new Detroit intermodal site for Amtrak, bus service Read More »
Intermodal
Texas Coastal Bend launches rail service at Corpus Christi port Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Freight-rail shipping law proposed to resolve service problems Read More »

August 2

Intermodal
PANYNJ cargo volume, PATH ridership rose in June Read More »
Passenger Rail
Calgary short-lists construction firms for Green Line light-rail project Read More »
Amtrak
Mississippi train depot 'reactivated' as part of Amtrak Gulf Coast plan Read More »
People
Former CSX Chair, CEO Watkins dies Read More »
Safety
FTA orders MBTA to conduct safety briefings Read More »
Passenger Rail
Portal North Bridge construction project is underway Read More »

August 1

Mechanical
ARCI: Rail-car orders fell, deliveries rose in Q2 Read More »
MOW
BART again deploys grazing goats for vegetation management Read More »
Passenger Rail
SEPTA, Wawa ink station naming-rights pact Read More »
Safety
Ohio panel approves safety upgrades at four grade crossings Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak to STB: Gulf Coast service won’t 'unreasonably' impair freight service Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN releases annual grain plan Read More »
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