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Rail News: September 2012

September 28

CSX Transportation
Construction begins on CSXT-served intermodal port in Indiana; federal grant helps jumpstart upgrades to short line-served route in Ohio Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR: Year-long intermodal up, carloads down trend continues in U.S. Read More »
Passenger Rail
CTA to introduce open fare system next year Read More »
Passenger Rail
Santa Clara VTA to mark start of Fremont project Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit addresses proposed 2013 budget, approves contract for Sea-Tac project Read More »
BNSF Railway
Environmental report backs intermodal facility's 'green' qualities, BNSF says Read More »
High-Speed Rail
California commission releases $39.8 million for Caltrain modernization project Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN to test natural gas-powered locomotives Read More »
Passenger Rail
California, Midwest DOTs issue notice on passenger train contract Read More »

September 27

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier updates from Bombardier, Alstom, Railserve, Raildecks, Colo and Road & Rail (Sept. 27) Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metrolink prepares for more riders during 'Carmageddon II' Read More »
Intermodal
Former J.B. Hunt CMO Bergant wins IANA's Silver Kingpin Award Read More »
Canadian Pacific
Canadian Pacific appoints first Southeast Asia rep, opens first Vietnam office Read More »
Passenger Rail
MTA ridership surveys show improved satisfaction Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
Union Pacific attains best-ever carbon disclosure performance Read More »
Passenger Rail
Charlotte receives $18 million federal grant for light-rail line Read More »
Intermodal
Panama Canal expansion nearly half complete, authority says Read More »

September 26

Rail Industry Trends
IANA, NITL to hold separate trade shows in 2014 Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
Arizona land department issues study on proposed UP yard site Read More »
People
APTA to honor L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa for championing public transportation Read More »
Intermodal
L.A. port advances channel deepening project's final phase Read More »
Passenger Rail
San Diego MTS sells more trolley cars to Argentinian city Read More »
Passenger Rail
New York City Transit opens new subway transfer Read More »
People
Union Pacific reassigns three operating department execs Read More »
Passenger Rail
DART approves $1 billion FY2013 budget Read More »

September 25

People
New York City Transit's Bianco joins TTCI board Read More »
MOW
Alaska Railroad crews work round the clock to repair washed out track Read More »
CSX Transportation
Tampa port rail project to be completed next month Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak testing trains at 165 mph in Northeast Corridor Read More »
Labor
UTU, BLET advance agreements Read More »
Intermodal
Long Beach port lets contract for major rail project Read More »
Passenger Rail
Federal, North Carolina officials mark full funding of new Raleigh station Read More »
People
MARTA's Scott named next GM of MBTA Read More »

September 24

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier updates from AMEC, Vossloh, Vision Industries and Boatright (Sept. 24) Read More »
People
Redeker assumes CIO post at Canadian Pacific Read More »
Passenger Rail
New York MTA marks tunnel breakthrough for East Side Access megaproject Read More »
BNSF Railway
Bridger Transfer moves first crude-oil unit train from BNSF-served Bakken facility Read More »
Safety
FTA, transit industry officials hold first safety oversight meeting Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Ironhorse Resources to establish transload facility in New Mexico Read More »
Mechanical
Florida port lands federal grant to purchase two locomotives; Gulf & Ohio Railways markets two repowered locomotives Read More »
Amtrak
USDOT awards funds to improve Amtrak, freight line in North Carolina Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Construction begins on Joliet, Ill., transportation center Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Amtrak to operate 165-mph test trains in Northeast Corridor Read More »

September 21

Short Lines & Regionals
Vermont transportation agency, city propose rail-yard access project Read More »
MOW
Alameda Corridor authority identifies recommended firms for grade separation design work Read More »
Passenger Rail
New York-area port authority to study direct rail extension to Newark airport Read More »
Passenger Rail
The T projects higher ridership, cost for TEX Rail project Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Year-long U.S. traffic trends held firm in 37th week, AAR data shows Read More »
Passenger Rail
Orange County-area officials break ground on Anaheim intermodal station Read More »
Labor
STB: U.S. Class I workforce shrank a smidgen in August Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak friends and foes testify at latest House hearing Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Obama administration announces plans to expedite California high-speed rail project Read More »

September 20

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier updates from GE, Invensys, SYSTRA, Amsted, RailComm and Colo (Sept. 20) Read More »
Passenger Rail
DCTA to solicit public input on fare proposals Read More »
People
Riverport Railroad, Anacostia Rail Holdings make top management changes Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Wisconsin DOT allocates $12 million for freight-rail projects Read More »
BNSF Railway
AREMA honors BNSF with Hay Award for 2011 flood-recovery efforts Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX again makes Dow Jones list of top sustainability performers Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
Norfolk Southern: Of carbon disclosure, 3Q earnings and new business developments Read More »
Amtrak
Mica to host third in series of congressional hearings on Amtrak Read More »

September 19

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier updates from GE, Bombardier/EMD, Thales, AECOM, Railserve and RailWorks (Sept. 19) Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Mississippi Export Railroad to turn 90 Read More »
Passenger Rail
Caltrain adds trains, service to alleviate crowding during peak hours Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
SEDA-COG rail authority's Stover to participate in White House forum Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
NS, GE hold sustainability symposium in South Carolina Read More »
Passenger Rail
Cleveland agency to break ground on Red Line station reconstruction project Read More »
Intermodal
Major rail program at L.A.-area ports reviewed at AREMA conference Read More »
CSX Transportation
Massachusetts prepares to take over CSX track for commuter-rail expansion Read More »
High-Speed Rail
FRA issues Record of Decision for Merced-Fresno high-speed rail segment Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Virginia receives federal funds for Arkendale-Powell's Creek third track Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Colorado DOT seeks technology input for I-70 Mountain Corridor Read More »
High-Speed Rail
All Aboard Florida contracts AMEC for engineering services Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Bombardier to supply components for Saudi railways' high-speed trains Read More »

September 18

People
MTA New York City Transit names Lambert chief transportation officer of Rapid Transit Operations Read More »
People
Watco installs Rainville, Barksdale in VP posts Read More »
Passenger Rail
TransLink proposal calls for cost-cutting, drawing on reserve fund Read More »
Shippers
ASCE report: U.S. ports, waterways need additional infrastructure investments by 2020 Read More »
Passenger Rail
RTA proposes $2.5 billion capital improvement initiative for Chicago-area transit Read More »
Shippers
August port volumes: Up in Long Beach, down in L.A. Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Transportation Services Index inched up in July Read More »
Passenger Rail
Public transportation ridership up for sixth straight quarter Read More »

September 17

Amtrak
Obama nominates Beall as Amtrak board member Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
New Jersey DOT provides $6.6 million for eight freight-rail projects Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF wins defense department award for supporting employees with military duties Read More »
Passenger Rail
Maryland's MARC posts record August on-time performance Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX to serve Indianapolis industrial park Read More »
Canadian Pacific
Canadian Pacific unveils faster transcontinental intermodal services Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
House approves continuing resolution for federal programs; transit security and tax programs advance in Congress Read More »
People
Metrolink tabs DePallo as CEO; MARTA names Bland, Parker as GM finalists Read More »
High-Speed Rail
CHSRA appoints Boehm to last of three regional director position Read More »

September 14

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier updates from Bombardier, Colo Railroad, Siemens, Gannett Fleming and Jacobs Associates (Sept. 14) Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX lands on carbon disclosure leadership indices Read More »
Passenger Rail
NTSB drops five safety recommendations for WMATA Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Rail industry's cost of capital rose in 2011, STB says Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak Downeaster to begin serving Freeport, Brunswick on Nov. 1 Read More »
MOW
California DOT releases draft environmental report on Tehachapi double-track project Read More »
Passenger Rail
Three proposals submitted for Ottawa light-rail project Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR: U.S. carloads slipped again in September's first full week Read More »

September 13

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier updates from Siemens, ENSCO, L.B. Foster, RailWorks, FreightCar America and Vossloh (Sept. 13) Read More »
C&S
Illinois village seeks FRA approval to establish quiet zones; Ohio commission approves crossing upgrades Read More »
Intermodal
Container counts climbed at Virginia port last month Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit to kick off commuter-rail service to South Tacoma, Lakewood next month Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Iowa commission allocates more than $4 million for rail projects Read More »
Passenger Rail
Chicago Transit Authority awards $220 million contract for Red Line reconstruction Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX implements interim loading plan at damaged coal terminal in Baltimore Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metrolinx awards major tunnel-boring contract for light-rail expansion Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Indiana receives USDOT grant for gateway project Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Amtrak Downeaster to begin serving Freeport, Brunswick on Nov. 1 Read More »

September 12

Passenger Rail
Saratoga & North Creek boosted passenger boardings in August Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Traffic tumbled for Genesee & Wyoming in August Read More »
People
League of Railway Industry Women names IDMC's DeLeon 'Woman of the Year' Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
New Jersey provides grant for Salem County rail rehab; Grafton and Upton starts second part of track upgrade Read More »
PTC
Metrolink marks first test of positive train control system Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Sen. Boxer calls on House Speaker Boehner to restore transportation funds Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX, Maryland DOT identify potential Baltimore site for smaller intermodal facility Read More »
Amtrak
Mica: Report highlights Amtrak's failure to compete Read More »

September 11

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier updates from AECOM, Ansaldo, ENSCO, Caterpillar/EMD, SNCF Geodis and Parsons Brinckerhoff (Sept. 11) Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Sen. Collins, Rep. Tipton tour rail facilities Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN derailment shows rail-flaw testing should be more stringent, TSB says Read More »
C&S
North Carolina DOT alters grade separation plans Read More »
Passenger Rail
Valley Metro puts Phoenix light-rail extension on fast track to completion Read More »
Mechanical
Texas port takes wraps off repowered switcher Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA posts $28 million operating surplus for FY2012 Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak posts record monthly ridership; Mica to hold congressional hearing to review railroad's 'monopoly' Read More »

September 10

C&S
Ohio utilities commission advances two crossing projects Read More »
People
APTA elects officers, new board members Read More »
People
Former San Diego Trolley leader Langley Powell dies Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak removes old Niantic River Bridge from service Read More »
Kansas City Southern
KCS crafts security training program for front-line workers Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX will face strong utility coal headwinds into 2013, Sterne Agee says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Canadian government, railroads form research lab at Alberta university Read More »
People
Virginia Railway Express appoints Allen CEO Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Illinois DOT: Chicago-St. Louis project has not been delayed Read More »

September 7

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier updates from Trinity, Alstom, Siemens, CANARAIL, URS and Parsons Brinckerhoff (Sept. 7) Read More »
People
Sramek to retire from top Operation Lifesaver post in November Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metro-North Railroad to host meetings on proposed East Bronx service Read More »
MOW
Tie purchases ballooned and production contracted in July, RTA says Read More »
Passenger Rail
Valley Metro to publicly present information on proposed light-rail extension Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR: August followed familiar carloads down, intermodal up pattern in U.S. Read More »
Amtrak
FRA approves TIGER II grant for Niagara Falls Amtrak station and intermodal center, Sen. Schumer says Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Democrats call for long-term infrastructure investments Read More »

September 6

Short Lines & Regionals
RailAmerica reboots industrial development website Read More »
Passenger Rail
Central Corridor project reaches milestone with track weld Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN to enlarge locomotive shop in British Columbia Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA solicits public opinions on rail-service standards Read More »
Passenger Rail
D.C. DOT receives 20 responses to priority streetcar system development Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
Union Pacific releases high coal train counts for August, starts trackwork in Iowa Read More »
Passenger Rail
Chicago's Metra breaks ground on Ravenswood Station reconstruction Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
STB accepts Genesee & Wyoming's application to acquire RailAmerica, deems deal a 'minor' transaction Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Chinese Ministry of Railways changes high-speed train order with Bombardier joint venture Read More »
High-Speed Rail
State DOTs to host meetings on Chicago-Detroit HSR corridor Read More »

September 5

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier updates from Bombardier, Ansaldo, Thales, EI Systems and TMSA (Sept. 5) Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak to roll out 'Great Dome' car on Adirondack service Read More »
C&S
Washington transportation commission helps fund crossing upgrades Read More »
MOW
Farmrail to begin rehabbing track in Oklahoma Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
'Early bird' rate still available for fall RailTrends conference Read More »
Passenger Rail
VIA Rail seeks investors for Halifax station development Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metro Gold Line extension authority completes structural bridge work Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN to add thousands of rail cars, containers to rolling stock fleet Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF boosts capacity in Williston Basin Read More »

September 4

Rail Industry Trends
Innotrans continues to offer North American attendees discounted registration to Germany trade show Read More »
Passenger Rail
Chicago Transit Authority releases plan for contracting opportunities Read More »
People
Twin Cities' Metro Transit names Harrington chief of police Read More »
People
R. J. Corman promotes Henderson to VP of strategic sales, marketing Read More »
Passenger Rail
First of 14 substations installed along Central Corridor light-rail line in Minnesota Read More »
Labor
UTU, TCU members ratify contracts Read More »
People
Sound Transit names Harbour deputy CEO Read More »
CSX Transportation
USDOT provides $900,000 to relocate freight-rail traffic in Indianapolis Read More »
Labor
Virginia port preps for potential longshoremen's strike Read More »
High-Speed Rail
CSHRA makes numerous executive appointments Read More »
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