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Rail News: September 2013

September 30

Twin Cities' Metro Transit adds Wi-Fi to Northstar trains APTA elects 2013-14 Executive Committee Moody to manage Oklahoma DOT's rail division CSX earns recognition for sustainability efforts FRA assigns Lauby, Fiorenzo to new posts FTA to solicit comments on proposed rulemaking for transit safety, asset management All Aboard Florida advances plans for proposed intercity passenger-rail service Canadian agency again extends suspension date of Montreal, Maine & Atlantic's operating license

September 27

Sound Transit to start charging fares for Tacoma light-rail service Crossing projects a priority in North Carolina, Ohio and Oregon Amtrak to begin trackwork in Michigan next week AAR: Carloads rose in Canada, fell in U.S. and Mexico last week TriMet posted commuter-rail ridership increase in summer UP garners veteran magazine and AAR honors, advances trackwork in two states Maryland transit agency provides public more time to review Purple Line environmental document CN to resume service on major portion of Kelowna Pacific's shuttered line

September 26

Rail supplier news from ARL, Wabtec, BSM Technologies, Brandt, QLS Logistic, Husch Blackwell, Voith Turbo and New York Air Brake (Sept. 26) Frulla to succeed Bethel as VP of transportation for CSX's Northern Region New Jersey provides $12.9 million for freight-rail projects Power failure on Metro-North's New Haven Line could take weeks to repair Indiana, Amtrak begin negotiations for Hoosier State rail service contract Obama nominates Miller as STB member Denver RTD to evaluate four proposals to build North Metro line Florida allocates $150 million for port infrastructure projects

September 25

Pennsylvania rail authority posts progress on bridge replacement project NTSB to hold investigative hearing on Metro-North accidents Amtrak takes steps to preserve Hudson Yards right of way Early bird rate for RailTrends conference ends Friday Washington state port onto second phase of rail entrance project Crossing safety: Illinois transportation center releases study; Canadian rail association anticipates new regs SMART project accepted into federal 'Small Starts' program UP touts high carbon disclosure score, high magazine honor for VP Betsworth FTA signs interagency agreement to strengthen 'Buy America' rules

September 24

BNSF to bolster infrastructure, add capacity in Illinois M-1 Rail sets up business council to advise Detroit streetcar construction process CN, Teamsters Canada Rail Conference disagree on potential impacts of Class I's proposed contract concessions KCS helps commemorate opening of Ray-Carroll grain elevator in Missouri NS reassigns seven execs, sets another loading record at Virginia coal transload facility MTA appoints 'blue ribbon' panel to review safety at its three railroads Corps of Engineers releases final environmental statement on Massachusetts' South Coast Rail project U.S. Class I workforce contracted again in August APTA: Public transportation ridership rose in second quarter

September 23

Temporary restraining order ends BLET's strike against Wheeling & Lake Erie WMATA aims to improve fare-payment options Early bird rate for RailTrends conference ends Friday CTA's new campaign warns of trespassing dangers Three Class Is to serve ADM's new intermodal facility in Illinois Colorado flooding prompts Amtrak Zephyr detour; Pacific Surfliner adds four stops Capitol Corridor's ridership dipped in August following bounce in July NS reaches yard expansion emissions agreement with Chicago, installs Stewart as CFO Ports: New volume marks in South Carolina and Virginia, new rail facility in Washington and new director in Minnesota

September 20

Rail supplier news from EMD, Alstom, Bombardier, Red Hat, Savage, OmniTRAX Logistics and Timken (Sept. 20) BNSF shares slate of work planned in Minnesota WTS honors LaHood for diversity efforts in transportation BLET-represented workers launch strike at Wheeling & Lake Erie CN's business approach supports Halifax gateway growth, CEO says USDOT releases $236 million for Honolulu's light-rail project Los Angeles transit agency to restore historic train depot in North Hollywood AAR data: U.S. railroads making traffic strides in September Canadian Pacific to close locomotive shop in Calgary

September 19

Rail supplier updates from GE, Harsco, R.J. Corman, Nomad Digital, GFS and Parsons Brinckerhoff (Sept. 19) ContainerPort's Coleman earns IANA's 2013 Silver Kingpin Award Caltrain begins installation of advanced signaling system USDOT boosts TIGER IV grant allocation for Raleigh Union Station project Washington senators introduce Maritime Goods Movement Act Sen. Casey calls on Congress to start work on next transportation bill NS marks 50th anniversary of Virginia coal transload facility MTA's Prendergast picks Bianco as next NYCT president

September 18

Illinois DOT to form freight advisory council Anti-trespassing research to focus on Amtrak route in Maine Join Progressive Railroading's LinkedIn group California grade separation program continues to garner political support Construction begins on Rail Runner station in New Mexico Construction under way to renew San Diego Trolley's Blue Line Long Beach port's volume reached six-year high in August LIRR, unions agree on cost-saving measures for construction projects GAO report: Congress should allow FRA to extend the PTC deadline on a case-by-case basis

September 17

Rail supplier news from Timken, Siemens, Alstom, Bombardier, CIT, Westport and Nomad Digital (Sept. 17) Indiana Rail Road, BLET reach tentative agreement BNSF budgets $125 million for Oklahoma capex projects CSX lands on Dow Jones Sustainability Index for third-straight year Fort Worth transit agency leader Ruddell to retire next month MBTA kicks off construction on Salem commuter-rail station BNSF a top IT innovator, InformationWeek says SEPTA needs additional state funding to carry out critical repair projects, GM says

September 16

Amtrak, BMWED agree to arbitration process for contract dispute FY2015 federal budget should include funds for Virginia port's expansion project, two senators say Georgia Ports Authority set cargo, container volume records in FY2013 Honolulu transit-rail project to restart today Long Island Rail Road, WMATA order cars from Kawasaki Wisconsin DOT provides grant, loans for four freight-rail projects Capital Metro schedules meetings on Central Corridor study, gains TIGER grant for rail work Canadian rail association, government renew pact to further reduce locomotive emissions

September 13

Ohio utilities commission OKs upgrades at four grade crossings CTA, labor leaders OK agreement to provide job opportunities to disadvantaged workers North Carolina rail park now a 'CSX Select Site' Washington's Supreme Court rules in favor of Sound Transit's East Link light-rail project FRA signs off on environmental work for Minneapolis-Duluth high-speed rail project Dow Jones recognizes CN's sustainability efforts AASHTO executive urges Amtrak, states to complete passenger-rail agreements AAR cites strong Week 36 traffic results, promotes rail careers at Chicago event

September 12

Rail supplier news from Bombardier, Continental Rail, Road & Rail, L.B. Foster and Gannett Fleming (Sept. 12) BNSF budgets $110 million for Nebraska capex projects Transportation Services Index inched up in July L.A. transit agency issues 'notice to proceed' on Crenshaw/LAX line, reports 'strong' ridership for August CREATE update: Crossover project completed in Blue Island New York reaches labor agreement for new Rochester intermodal station Quebec accident fallout: TSB calls for review of haz-mat property analyses CTA approves workforce plan, cuts 149 jobs

September 11

Rail supplier news from Bombardier, Thales, AXION, Alstom, Napier and Kiewit (Sept. 11) BNSF Logistics to relocate Texas headquarters MARTA drafts new rider conduct policy Milwaukee allocates $500,000 for rail upgrades at city's port DART, The T, DCTA collaborate on new mobile ticket app Longshoremen union members OK Virginia port pact; BLET members consider CN-IC contract OCTA chosen as local manager of LOSSAN passenger-rail corridor U.S. Silica, CSX's TRANSFLO open frac sand storage facility in West Virginia

September 10

HART to install safety gates at 21 rail stations Nebraska Central Railroad marks 20th anniversary WMATA improved escalator availability in second quarter MTA, LIRR offer express service to LaGuardia from Long Island Cold Train adds resources to accommodate refrigerated cargo growth STB adopts new rules on transactions involving interchange agreements Maryland transit officials seek public comments on Purple Line's environmental statement About one-fifth of TIGER V grants target port projects, AAPA says

September 9

TTCI, North Carolina Railroad install new board members CTA begins rehabbing Ravenswood Connector Norfolk and Portsmouth Belt Line Railroad turns 115 Sound Transit to update public on East Link's Bel-Red corridor design work Rail infrastructure upgrades on tap in four states Amtrak signs on for Carbon Disclosure Project, reaches bronze status under APTA sustainability program Indiana Rail Road to mark openings of new locomotive facility, intermodal terminal Virginia transportation department to explore transit options for U.S. Route 1 corridor

September 6

Rail supplier news for The Andersons, Cubic Transportation, Alstom, Trinity and Delta Railroad Construction (Sept. 6) Port Metro Vancouver to add two container examination facilities UTA's S Line streetcar to begin service Dec. 8 MARTA, city of Decatur issue RFP for development near Avondale rail station National Gateway's first phase now complete Second-quarter ridership up, revenue down for VIA Rail AAR: August a record-breaking month for intermodal traffic USDOT announces $474 million in TIGER V grants

September 5

California launches new rail-safety campaign Containerization & Intermodal Institute honors Norton Lilly's Thurber with 2013 Connie Award Virginia port broke container record, set second-best rail mark in July Florida East Coast tabs Costantini as CTO; Patriot Rail assigns Haugh as SVP Next phases of Amtrak infrastructure work to start this month in Illinois, Michigan Two partnerships target crude, grain rail facilities SEPTA to receive $10 million TIGER V grant for rail line upgrades Maryland Gov. O'Malley unveils $1.5 billion in Baltimore transportation investments

September 4

Rail supplier news from Amsted Rail, Alstom and Bob Andrews Group (Sept. 4) AARS awards Frank J. Richter Scholarships to three college students NJ Transit makes room for more riders on Hudson-Bergen line OmniTRAX installs Tweed as OmniTRAX Canada president, Mathieu as chief strategy officer BNSF budgets $240 million for Texas capital projects RTA adopts strategic plan, chairman proposes transit agencies merge planning departments Union Pacific to pilot aerodynamic add-on for double-stack trains TIGER V grants announced for Atlanta Beltline, Connecticut rail station Delaware, Maine and Minnesota port projects land TIGER V grants

September 3

Veolia awarded contract extension for South Florida RTA's Tri-Rail service NAI Houston markets Cline Shale properties near BNSF, UP lines Amtrak board should have Long Island representation, Schumer says USDOT proposes rule to help expand transportation project delivery program to more states Hawaii board OKs archaeological studies for Honolulu transit-rail project Indiana port lets contract for rail loop work Sound Transit to receive $24 million in TIGER V grants TIGER V grants on tap for six rail projects, congressmen say << Previous Next >>
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