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Rail News: August 2023

August 31

Safety
Operation Lifesaver unveils transit safety pledges Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Cleveland & Cuyahoga, Wheeling & Lake Erie end lease for Ohio route Read More »
People
CTA hires first chief equity and engagement officer Read More »
People
OmniTRAX hires former KCS VP Howard Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. rail volumes fall nearly 6% in Week 34 Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
NTSB issues preliminary report of CSX conductor trainee fatality Read More »

August 30

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Kontrol and TiEnergy (Aug. 30) Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA to wrap up summer maintenance work, reopen 4 stations early Read More »
Passenger Rail
LA Metro: New lines fuel July ridership growth Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Grenada Railroad service returns to Mississippi Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak completes Indiana station construction project Read More »
M&A
Gulf & Atlantic Railways to buy Pinsly rail assets Read More »

August 29

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Martinus, STG, Alstom, SISCOG, Railmark and Engelke (Aug. 29) Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit OKs spring 2024 opening for eight Link 2 Line stations Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF recognizes customers for hazmat safety Read More »
Safety
Kentucky awards $1.25 million in grants for grade crossing improvements Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP goes to court to resolve trackage-rights beef with CPKC Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
Norfolk Southern operations hit by technology outage Read More »

August 28

Passenger Rail
WMATA selling bonds to make transit system more sustainable Read More »
Safety
Ohio panel OKs grade crossing upgrades in Auglaize County Read More »
Shippers
Savannah port gains 4 new electric ship-to-shore cranes Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BTS: North American freight-by-rail tumbled in June Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
New Orleans Public Belt Railroad completes rail yard construction Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Canada's TSB warns of safety risks from locomotive, trackside fires Read More »

August 25

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from HNTB, RailSync, Hitachi and R&LHS (Aug. 25) Read More »
Passenger Rail
VIA Rail to invest millions to renovate four heritage stations Read More »
High-Speed Rail
California High-Speed Rail Authority moves closer to buying first trainsets Read More »
People
LRW seeks nominations for 2023 'Railway Woman of the Year' Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FRA issues safety warning on close-clearance shoving movements Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
AAR explains 'impasse' over Class Is joining FRA's safety reporting system Read More »

August 24

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Siemens Mobility and Voith Turbo (Aug. 24) Read More »
Passenger Rail
Hilltop Tacoma Link Extension light-rail service to launch Sept. 16 Read More »
People
STB appoints rail union leader Ferguson to RSTAC Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. freight-rail traffic sinks 2.7% in Week 33 Read More »
Intermodal
Oswego port to fund rail infrastructure upgrade with $4 million EDA grant Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
NS selects lead structural design consultants for CREATE bridge projects Read More »

August 23

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Auxo Investment, Cariboo Central and Sener (Aug. 23) Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metrolinx begins upgrades at Aurora, Maple GO rail stations Read More »
Intermodal
Baltimore port welcomes largest container ship to visit Maryland Read More »
Mechanical
TransLink unveils first glimpse of Mark V SkyTrain cars Read More »
Passenger Rail
NTSB issues preliminary report on SEPTA trolley derailment Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP crews work to clear track, restore service post-Hilary Read More »

August 22

Short Lines & Regionals
Patriot Rail acquires scenic railroads in New Hampshire Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Alstom, RSI and LRW (Aug. 22) Read More »
Passenger Rail
DART to kick off construction of Plano light-rail station Read More »
MOW
NS completes two Norris Yard projects in 24 hours Read More »
Intermodal
Oregon port project calls for systemwide upgrades to Coos Bay Rail Line Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak orders more Airo trains to meet demand Read More »

August 21

People
Buttigieg appoints members of transportation equity advisory committee Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak Portal North project is 25% completed Read More »
Mechanical
Stadler to build bi-level battery train for Caltrain Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN preps for 2023 Western Canadian grain harvest Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FRA grants available for rail infrastructure projects in rural states Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Federal court pauses Uinta crude-by-rail line construction Read More »

August 18

CSX Transportation
CSX Santa Train on track for November launch Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metro Transit-St. Louis seeks bids for MetroLink rail platform project Read More »
Labor
Judge denies NJ Transit's motion to stop strike authorization Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
STB seeks nominees for rail energy transportation panel Read More »
Safety
Union urges Class Is to enroll in 'Close Call' safety reporting system Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
Norfolk Southern issues six-month report on East Palestine recovery efforts Read More »

August 17

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Bohr, TransmetriQ and Intellitrans (Aug. 17) Read More »
Passenger Rail
NCDOT study explores TOD along future passenger-rail line Read More »
Intermodal
Georgia Ports earns AQUA Lane certification with U.S. Customs Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. freight-rail traffic falls 4.2% in Week 32 Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak adds first electric bus to fleet Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
OmniTRAX to take over operation of West Virginia rail line Read More »

August 16

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from GATX, Duos and LRW (Aug. 16) Read More »
People
NCTD taps Ballad as interim executive director Read More »
Logistics
BNSF Logistics partners with Trucker Tools Read More »
Passenger Rail
SEPTA accidents prompt mandated safety training for all employees Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
PennDOT accepting grant applications for freight-rail infrastructure projects Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
PHMSA extends comment period for proposed rule on train consist information Read More »

August 15

Security
Long Beach port awarded $2.72 million grant to enhance security Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Brownsville & Rio Grande honors safe shippers, donates funds for disaster relief Read More »
People
APTA announces hall of famers; honors transit agencies, execs Read More »
Passenger Rail
OCTA hires HDR to lead California coastal rail line study Read More »
People
NS names Ceraso VP of integrated resource planning; Neikirk to retire in 2024 Read More »
BNSF Railway
STB denies BNSF petition for partial stay in NTEC coal-shipping case Read More »

August 14

Federal Legislation & Regulation
USDOT solicits applications for second round of SMART grants Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX unveils C&O commemorative locomotive Read More »
Passenger Rail
MTA cites misaligned switch as factor in LIRR derailment Read More »
Passenger Rail
MBTA: Operations control center policies meet FTA requirements Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
G&W Georgia short lines seek FRA's OK to pilot zero-emissions rail technology Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
Vena pens letter to UP team on first day as CEO Read More »

August 11

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from RR Mergers, C&S and ITS Logistics (Aug. 11) Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FTA awards transit worker safety research grant to USF Read More »
Labor
Metro Transit-St. Louis, ATU ratify labor agreement Read More »
Passenger Rail
Honolulu to use bond proceeds to fund transit-rail construction Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Seminole Gulf Railway repairs expected to wrap up by year's end Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
Norfolk Southern to open permanent office in East Palestine Read More »

August 10

Passenger Rail
TriMet signs lease for new HQ in downtown Portland Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Sandersville Railroad adds road builder to future rail spur users Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. rail volumes fell 3.2% in Week 31 Read More »
Passenger Rail
Connecticut to buy 60 Alstom rail cars for commuter lines Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak,Texas Central join to explore Dallas-to-Houston high-speed rail line Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FRA completes safety assessment of Norfolk Southern Read More »

August 9

Shippers
G3 opens new CN-served grain elevator in Alberta Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FTA: Grant funding now available for TOD planning Read More »
Labor
BLET calls for strike vote at NJ Transit Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak poll shows strong support for passenger rail Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Class I employment rose nearly 6% in June Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
NS agrees to settlement in worker health, safety investigations at East Palestine Read More »

August 8

Safety
NCDOT launches rail safety training program Read More »
People
NCTD Executive Director Tucker retires Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
NS awards economic development grant to East Palestine Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak seeks public input on accessibility of long distance trains Read More »
CSX Transportation
NTSB investigating CSX employee fatality in Maryland Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF: Sandpoint Junction Connector Bridge now open Read More »

August 7

High-Speed Rail
CHSRA completes Wasco grade separation project Read More »
Passenger Rail
MTA restores LIRR service following last week's derailment Read More »
Passenger Rail
Trinity Metro selects Huitt-Zollars, TranSystems for TEXRail project Read More »
Labor
Canadian dockworkers OK tentative pact to end strike Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX TDSI using electric vehicles at auto terminals Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF revenue, income dip on lower volumes in Q2 Read More »

August 4

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Kawasaki, INFORM, Bohr and IntelliTrans (Aug. 4) Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
NYSDOT seeks applicants for rail project grants Read More »
Labor
MBTA, union agree on retention, recruitment issues Read More »
Passenger Rail
Consultant hired for Interborough Express environmental review Read More »
Passenger Rail
Illinois, Amtrak seek federal funds for Union Station, regional rail upgrades Read More »
People
Boychuk to exit CSX Read More »

August 3

Rail Industry Trends
Alberta to provide more funding for hydrogen innovation Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Rail groups, union urge Congress to maintain Railroad Retirement Board funding Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR: U.S. railroads post 'mixed' traffic results for July Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
Norfolk Southern invests $8.7 million in Alabama megasite Read More »
Labor
Union sues BNSF over MOW workforce cuts Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
NTSB: Grade crossing design contributed to fatal Amtrak-truck collision Read More »

August 2

Labor
BNSF, BLET agree on sick leave, schedule changes Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
TNW marks new interchange between Texas short line, UP Read More »
Shippers
Fastfrate to open site at CentrePort Canada Rail Park Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN unveils 2023-24 plan for transporting Canadian grain Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
NTSB issues preliminary report on NS coal train derailment Read More »
M&A
Regional Rail acquires Clinton Terminal Railroad Read More »

August 1

People
NMB names Beebe mediation services director Read More »
People
Transport Minister Rodriguez announces Imbleau as CEO of VIA High Frequency Rail Read More »
MOW
Ohio panel awards grant to upgrade rail service at Metalico sites Read More »
Passenger Rail
FTA awards disaster recovery funds to eight states Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX, SMART-TD partner for enhanced conductor training Read More »
Canadian Pacific Kansas City
CPKC issues 2023-24 grain service report Read More »
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