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Rail News: September 2011

September 30

Supplier Spotlight
Updates from Alstom, Railinc, RAIL.ONE, ROBEL and TC Communications Read More »
C&S
Rep. Higgins calls on FRA to investigate New York crossing 'malfunctions' Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Patriot Rail boots up revamped website Read More »
Mechanical
Houston Metro's board approves 'Buy America' proposal for new rail cars Read More »
Intermodal
Georgia port to expand refrigerated container storage capacity Read More »
Passenger Rail
Amtrak San Joaquin corridor sets annual ridership record at 1 million Read More »
Financials
Capital Metro OKs FY2012 budget Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR: U.S. roads' weekly intermodal volume climbed to four-year high Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Pennsylvania DOT receives Keystone Corridor funds Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Michigan Lt. Gov. Calley OKs funds for rail project Read More »

September 29

Supplier Spotlight
Updates from Vossloh, Colo Railroad Builders, PowerRail, Faiveley, ETA and Green Energy Solutions Read More »
Mechanical
Navistar to take ownership of former National Steel Car plant in Alabama Read More »
C&S
New York MTA begins wireless service at six subway stations Read More »
Class Is
Graduate student helps CSX boost sustainability efforts Read More »
Class Is
BNSF, UP take home shippers' top 'carrier of the year' awards Read More »
Passenger Rail
New Mexico Rail Runner Express considers fare hikes Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
STB to analyze BNSF purchase price's effects on costing system Read More »
Financials
MTC approves $33.1 million in regional funds, $18 million in federal funds for SMART Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Michigan legislature OKs bill to allow state to collect federal grants for HSR Read More »

September 28

Supplier Spotlight
Updates from Michael Baker, Sygnet, Bombardier, RSI, Parsons Brinckerhoff and Cubic Transportation Read More »
People
MARSH USA's Beardsley receives 2011 David W. Fries Award Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit to mark Tacoma Link service at new station Read More »
Class Is
KCS, research foundation gain EPA grant for emission-reduction project Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Patriot Rail develops transload facility for Louisiana short line Read More »
Financials
Houston Metro's board to consider FY2012 budget Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BTS: Value of cargo moved between NAFTA nations climbed in July Read More »
Financials
DART's FY2012 budget lays groundwork for rail expansion, cuts 35 employees Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Oct. 5 webcast: Marketing High-Speed Rail in a Volatile Political Climate Read More »
High-Speed Rail
USDOT issues $13.6 million to Oregon DOT Read More »

September 27

MOW
UP: Trackwork under way on Iowa line Read More »
MOW
Alaska Railroad begins to build Tanana River Bridge Read More »
Class Is
KCS wins Whirlpool's top railroad honor, launches redesigned website Read More »
Intermodal
Long Beach port seeks public input on proposed terminal's environmental reports Read More »
People
Hampton Roads Transit's Shucet to step down after contract expires Read More »
MOW
LIRR to launch bridge rehab project; Amtrak to replace track in East River tunnels Read More »
Intermodal
UP intermodal exec Michaels wins IANA's Silver Kingpin Award Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metro-North completes flood damage assessment of Port Jervis Line Read More »
High-Speed Rail
North Carolina, Virginia and Delaware receive high-speed grant awards Read More »

September 26

Safety
Binder wins TRANSCAER's chairman's award Read More »
MOW
UP to bolster Missouri line Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metro-North to test quiet car concept in October Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Wisconsin DOT to provide grants, loans for six rail projects Read More »
Passenger Rail
Work to begin on Miami intermodal station Read More »
Financials
Sound Transit proposes $1 billion budget for FY2012 Read More »
Intermodal
Draft environmental report out for BNSF's proposed 'green' L.A. terminal; private partners to open 'sustainable' Long Island facility Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Senate committee approves 2012 transportation funding bill Read More »
High-Speed Rail
USDOT approves $149.3 million grant award to New York state for Empire Corridor work Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Report: Federal government should expand its role, employ new policies to create successful HSR systems in U.S. Read More »

September 23

Supplier Spotlight
Updates from Thales, RailComm and MPL Technology Read More »
People
APTA elects executive committee Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
STB to weigh arguments next month in NS tariff dispute Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Big Sky Rail becomes Saskatchewan's newest short line Read More »
Passenger Rail
MTA completes tunneling for first phase of subway project Read More »
Class Is
BNSF wins American Honda performance award; UP bolsters track in Colorado Read More »
Passenger Rail
LACMTA certifies environmental statement, report for Crenshaw/LAX light-rail project Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR: U.S. roads registered mixed traffic results last week Read More »

September 22

Supplier Spotlight
Updates from Bombardier, AECOM, Thales, Alstom and New York Air Brake Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
New England Central back to normal post-hurricane Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metrolink to designate quiet cars on all weekday trains Read More »
MOW
RTA: Tie production, purchases posted gains in August Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Transportation coalition stresses job creation in next surface transportation bill Read More »
Canadian Pacific
Supply-chain collaboration helps CP prep for growth, Green says Read More »
Passenger Rail
Illinois senators seek explanation for Metra fare hike, consulting fees Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
AAR's Hamberger joins 10 other CEOs in call for federal tax reforms Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Senate Appropriations Committee approves amendment to provide limited HSR funding in FY12 Read More »

September 21

Passenger Rail
Virginia transportation board seeks public input on next six-year plan Read More »
Passenger Rail
Amtrak caps off this season's Chicago-to-St. Louis trackwork Read More »
Labor
CSX wins U.S. Guard and Reserve agency's 'employer support' award for second time Read More »
Passenger Rail
LaHood: Twin Cities' light-rail, Union Depot projects put Americans to work Read More »
MOW
UP to add double track on key corridor between Nebraska, Iowa Read More »
Passenger Rail
CTA to repair 100 stations by fall 2012 Read More »
Labor
STB report: U.S. Class I workforce exceeded 160,000 in August Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
House proposals to slash transit, eliminate HSR funding would cost 620,000 jobs, APTA says Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Oct. 5 webcast: 'Marketing High-Speed Rail in a Volatile Political Climate' Read More »
High-Speed Rail
USDOT issues high-speed program funds for Cascades corridor improvements Read More »

September 20

People
Dyke to serve as Virginia representative on WMATA board Read More »
Passenger Rail
VIA Rail finishes Winnipeg Union Station renovation Read More »
Intermodal
CN, Montreal port partner note supply-chain enhancements Read More »
People
GO Transit's McNeil wins Canadian transportation association's 'person of the year' award Read More »
Passenger Rail
Transit groups organize 'Don’t X Out Public Transit Day' in response to House-proposed funding cuts Read More »
Intermodal
British Columbia to help fund Prince Rupert port rail project Read More »
Passenger Rail
FTA issues streetcar grant to Charlotte Read More »
Intermodal
CSX, Tampa port and Kinder Morgan team up on ethanol unit train project Read More »
High-Speed Rail
American Jobs Act would create thousands of rail and HSR jobs, LaHood says Read More »
High-Speed Rail
USDOT obligates funds to Rhode Island, Maine, Vermont and Connecticut Read More »

September 19

Supplier Spotlight
Updates from Alstom, FreightCar America, GE, Timken, TCS, Gannett Fleming and Parsons Brinckerhoff Read More »
Passenger Rail
MBTA partners with state, private developer to improve Wonderland Station pedestrian access Read More »
MOW
Iowa Pacific Holdings to upgrade Texas-New Mexico's track, motive power Read More »
Passenger Rail
Minnesota rail authority passes 2012 levy to support Northstar Corridor Read More »
MOW
U.S., Canadian politicians praise benefits of government-funded rail projects Read More »
Intermodal
Container volume plunged at L.A.-area ports last month Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Mica to address RailTrends® conference in November Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Congress approves six-month SAFETEA-LU extension Read More »
High-Speed Rail
USDOT obligates funds for New Haven-Hartford-Springfield project Read More »
High-Speed Rail
CHSRA appoints Fellenz chief counsel Read More »

September 16

Supplier Spotlight
Updates from Loram/Tranergy, Ansaldo, Evraz, TranSystems, RS&H and Gulf Intermodal Read More »
Passenger Rail
TriMet gained riders in August Read More »
MOW
Ohio rail commission signs off on five rail projects Read More »
PTC
NCTD contracts Herzog to implement PTC on COASTER system Read More »
Class Is
CSX joins 'leadership index' for emission-reduction efforts Read More »
Passenger Rail
MTA awards Second Avenue Subway station contract Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
USDOT issues rule to improve accessibility at intercity, commuter and high-speed rail stations Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR: U.S. carloads up a smidge in September's first full week Read More »
High-Speed Rail
FRA issues directives to improve CHSRA's DBE outreach Read More »
High-Speed Rail
USDOT issues grant funds for Susquehanna River Bridge engineering, environmental work Read More »

September 15

Supplier Spotlight
Updates from HDR, UGL, GREX, Invensys, Railhead, Brookville and L.B. Foster Read More »
Shippers
Minnesota research council joins Soy Transportation Coalition Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit to open new Tacoma station Read More »
Passenger Rail
SFMTA to authorize, advance $233.5 million subway tunneling contract Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Transportation Services Index increased in July Read More »
MOW
Work to begin on NYCT's 7 Subway Line extension Read More »
Passenger Rail
NJ Transit issues contracts to replace station roof, bridges and inspection vehicle Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
USDOT disburses $19.4 million for eight rail line program projects Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Iowa to FRA: Split HSR grant so Illinois can begin Chicago-Quad cities work Read More »
High-Speed Rail
USDOT issues rule to improve accessibility at high-speed, intercity and commuter-rail stations Read More »

September 14

C&S
North Carolina DOT pursues more crossing closures Read More »
Passenger Rail
SEPTA's Fox Chase station achieves LEED sustainability certification Read More »
MOW
Ohio rail commission to consider rail projects Read More »
Passenger Rail
Nashville's Music City Star sets annual ridership record Read More »
People
Northern Lines Railway, Watco make management changes Read More »
Passenger Rail
Full California Zephyr service to be restored soon Read More »
Class Is
BNSF honors truck drivers' contributions, dedicates website to rail advocates Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
House passes short-term extension of surface transportation bill Read More »
High-Speed Rail
URS to design crossing improvements for Chicago-St. Louis corridor Read More »

September 13

Supplier Spotlight
Updates from Nomad Digital, Mitsubishi, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Encon Solutions, Vanasse Hangen Brustlin and Barnhart Crane Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metra seeks public input on proposed schedule changes Read More »
Intermodal
CenterPoint Properties attains IANA's 'intermodal achievement' honor Read More »
Passenger Rail
Daily 'Clipper' card usage surpasses the half-million mark, MTC says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Volume up for Genesee & Wyoming, down for RailAmerica in August Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metro-North provides bus service for Port Jervis Line riders Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
New England Central closer to restoring hurricane-damaged network Read More »
Class Is
BNSF tops military magazine's best veteran employers list Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Massachusetts DOT receives HSIPR funds for South Station expansion project Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Canadian Parliament member urges government to invest in HSR Read More »

September 12

Supplier Spotlight
Updates from Pacer, STV Group, Bombardier, Siemens, Axion and R.J. Corman Read More »
Safety
CHEMTREC celebrates 40th anniversary in September Read More »
Passenger Rail
SEPTA completes renovations at historic Chestnut Hill station Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP combats wildfires, lingering drought conditions in Texas Read More »
Safety
UTU, TRRA receive federal grant for rail security initiative Read More »
People
Byford to become Toronto Transit Commission’s new COO Read More »
Class Is
NS holds sustainability symposium with GE; Dow Jones selects CSX for sustainability indices Read More »
Passenger Rail
Texas' TRE, Maryland's MTA to launch station construction work Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Obama calls for more investment in high-speed rail Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Peer review panel 'satisfied' with CHSRA ridership model Read More »
High-Speed Rail
CHSRA appoints Simmens to oversee communications, outreach Read More »

September 9

Class Is
EGT to build BNSF-served unit train loading facility in Montana Read More »
MOW
WMATA to step up, outsource escalator repairs Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Cimarron Valley Railroad to replace six wildfire-damaged bridges Read More »
People
MassDOT names Fox new manager of South Coast Rail project Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
NS files objection to OSHA dismissal finding, faces traffic delays from eastern floods Read More »
Passenger Rail
SFMTA, local leaders mark $20 million from feds for Central Subway Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR: August, 35th week were tough traffic periods for U.S. roads Read More »
Passenger Rail
House transportation budget proposal would eliminate state-supported Amtrak service Read More »
High-Speed Rail
USDOT obligates $5 million for Northern Lights high-speed rail project Read More »

September 8

Supplier Spotlight
Updates from Railhead, Siemens, Alstom, Invensys, Wabtec, RailComm and Transportation Services Read More »
Intermodal
NASSTRAC elects Wenzinger to executive committee Read More »
People
Rickel to become Louisville & Indiana's first VP Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Pennsylvania authority receives remainder of TIGER II grant for rail upgrades Read More »
Passenger Rail
SFRTA, MDT launch regional monthly pass Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
NS making strides with emission reduction goals, annual sustainability report shows Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metro-North assesses hurricane damage to Port Jervis Line; MTA reopens Cortlandt Street station Read More »
Financials
Early rate for RailTrends® conference expires tomorrow Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
UP's SPRB coal train loadings reached two-year high in August Read More »
High-Speed Rail
House transportation budget plan would eliminate HSIPR, state-supported Amtrak service Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Invensys Rail installs signaling system on Turkey's new HSR line Read More »

September 7

Shippers
LaHood to provide keynote at NIT League's TransComp conference in November Read More »
People
Caltrain swears in Nolan as newest board member Read More »
Intermodal
Long Beach port buys new HQ building, renews Toyota lease Read More »
MOW
Australia's QR National to build rail line for new export coal terminal Read More »
MOW
Santa Clara VTA contracts firm to build Fremont grade separation Read More »
People
UP's Brandl a 'woman worth watching,' diversity journal says Read More »
Labor
Eleven unions headed for PEB resolution to national contract disputes Read More »

September 6

Supplier Spotlight
Updates from Bombardier, Kinetic Traction, HDR and Hardesty & Hanover Read More »
Class Is
Lario Logistics to open BNSF-served rail hub in Bakken by month's end Read More »
MOW
KCS takes stock of MOW work in three states Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Genesee & Wyoming completes Arizona Eastern acquisition Read More »
Passenger Rail
TriMet marks 25 years of MAX light-rail service Read More »
Passenger Rail
FTA OKs Minneapolis LRT corridor's engineering phase Read More »
Labor
UTU members ratify national contract Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Oct. 5 webcast: Marketing the HSR message Read More »
High-Speed Rail
FRA close to obligating $5 million for Minnesota's Northern Lights Express Read More »
High-Speed Rail
NLX alliance moves forward with Minneapolis-Duluth-Superior high-speed rail plans Read More »

September 2

MOW
UP to bolster Wyoming line Read More »
Intermodal
Three Pacific Northwest ports make headway with joint air-quality goals Read More »
High-Speed Rail
MTA receives $295 million federal grant to improve Harold Interlocking Read More »
C&S
Ohio commission approves crossing upgrade Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
U.S. mayors echo Obama's call for SAFETEA-LU extension Read More »
Passenger Rail
FTA approves release of environmental document for LACMTA's Crenshaw/LAX corridor Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR weekly report: U.S. traffic tallies tumbled in week No. 34 Read More »
Passenger Rail
Caltrain board OKs TransitAmerica as new operator Read More »
High-Speed Rail
USDOT obligates $15 million to Texas for HSR environmental, engineering work Read More »

September 1

Supplier Spotlight
Updates from Amsted, AECOM, TCS, Tranergy, Parsons Brinckerhoff and Gulf Intermodal Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
STB's rail energy transportation committee schedules September meeting Read More »
Passenger Rail
Vermont Rail System restores freight, Amtrak service after hit from Hurricane Irene Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Florida East Coast earns American Honda's 'performance excellence' award Read More »
People
BART names Crunican new GM Read More »
Passenger Rail
Amtrak to step up security measures for 9/11 anniversary Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
USDOT provides $1 billion for Denver RTD's Eagle P3 commuter-rail project Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Obama calls on Congress to pass new surface transportation funding measure Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Obama calls on Congress to pass new surface transportation funding measure Read More »
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