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Rail News: September 2014

September 30

Passenger Rail
Sound Transit seeks opinions on transit plan, annual report Read More »
Safety
New York State, federal inspectors complete more tank car, crude route examinations Read More »
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Intermodal
NS to help Georgia Ports Authority double Toyota exports at Savannah port Read More »
MOW
AREMA awards annual Hay award to UP for Santa Teresa intermodal facility Read More »
Passenger Rail
Chicago requests bids for $150 million in transit improvements Read More »
Passenger Rail
Federal 'Record of Decision' issued for Fort Worth's TEX Rail project Read More »
Safety
Greenbrier responds to PHMSA's notice of proposed rulemaking for safer tank cars Read More »
Passenger Rail
Rail ridership grew in second quarter, APTA says Read More »

September 29

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Alstom and CH2M HILL (Sept. 29) Read More »
Intermodal
Cleveland port gains transformer move, garners high performance honors Read More »
Safety
CTA notes drop in trespassing reports Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit breaks ground on Angle Lake light-rail station Read More »
MOW
Maine, New Hampshire DOTs reach construction cost agreement for Sarah Mildred Long Bridge Read More »
Security
Super early bird deadline for Secure Rail registration ends tomorrow Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
Frac sand: CN begins to serve another Wisconsin plant; Claim Post touts Manitoba reserves Read More »
Passenger Rail
DC Streetcar set to begin pre-revenue operations Read More »
Safety
API recommends crude-by-rail practices; Quarterman resigns as PHMSA administrator Read More »

September 26

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from American Railcar, Brookville, Vossloh, Wi-Tronix, Nomad Digital, The Andersons, Cambridge Systematics and NRC (Sept. 26) Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Indiana passenger-rail advocates want study of Chicago-Cincinnati-Louisville route Read More »
Safety
Gov. Dayton to survey 300 Minnesota communities on crude-by-rail impacts Read More »
Class Is
CSX, ShipCarsNow earn environmental stewardship honors Read More »
Passenger Rail
Long Bridge replacement key to future growth, VRE says Read More »
Passenger Rail
Santa Clara VTA receives $8 million for double-track project Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP takes steps to better prepare for harsh winter conditions Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR: U.S. railroads broke one-week-old intermodal volume record Read More »

September 25

People
In memoriam: Former Grand Trunk Western leader John Burdakin Read More »
Passenger Rail
New Haven Line to gain additional trains, Gov. Malloy says Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Rep. Lowenthal unveils sustainable freight infrastructure bill Read More »
Passenger Rail
CN sells part of Ontario line to Metrolinx Read More »
People
CEO Sarles to leave WMATA in January Read More »
Mechanical
Ferromex, Ferrosur order 34 SD70ACe locomotives from EMD Read More »
Safety
NTSB releases report, issues recommendations on roadway worker safety Read More »
Passenger Rail
Govs. Cuomo, Christie to increase security on transit infrastructure in New York and New Jersey Read More »

September 24

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Nomad Digital, New York Air Brake, Ritchie Bros., Alstom, Bowman, Gannett Fleming and RAIL.ONE (Sept. 24) Read More »
Intermodal
University of North Texas students win IANA's 'intermodal challenge' Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
B&H Rail completes line renovation in New York Read More »
Passenger Rail
Silver Line ridership beats projections, WMATA says Read More »
Intermodal
Long Beach port reduced emissions for seventh-straight year in 2013 Read More »
Safety
BNSF on track to train 600 first responders in Washington come October Read More »
Passenger Rail
LACMTA preps to pursue federal funding for subway project's next phase Read More »
Passenger Rail
New York MTA proposes $32 billion in capital investments for safety, reliability and expansion Read More »

September 23

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Seeing Machines, Amsted, Bombardier, Siemens, Rocla and RSI (Sept. 23) Read More »
MOW
RTA: Crosstie production accelerated, purchases decelerated in August Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
RAC, FCM honor city of Montreal as first-ever Merrill Henderson Award winner Read More »
Shippers
Freight transportation markets remain strained, FTR says Read More »
Passenger Rail
CTA breaks ground on $240 million Red Line terminal reconstruction project Read More »
Passenger Rail
FRA, three states unveil draft environmental analysis for Chicago-Detroit-Pontiac corridor Read More »
Canadian Pacific
CP posts progress in reducing North Dakota ag shipment delays, Sen. Hoeven says Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
USDOT provides nearly $3.6 billion to storm-proof East Coast transit systems Read More »

September 22

Passenger Rail
WMATA to replace Bethesda Station escalators Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
STB contracts InterVISTAS to conduct alternative rate regulation study Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Federal grant to help fund rail line relocation study in northern California Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
North Carolina freight-rail bill becomes law without Gov. McCrory's signature Read More »
Passenger Rail
AASHTO supports Amtrak reauthorization legislation Read More »
Passenger Rail
Arkansas transportation officials seek public input on freight-, passenger-rail plans Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF earns military hiring honors, helps secure locomotive repair training agreement Read More »
Intermodal
Intermodal: CN honors shippers' sustainability efforts; FECR acquires more equipment Read More »
Passenger Rail
FRA solicits comments on environmental analysis of All Aboard Florida's proposed Orlando-to-West Palm Beach route Read More »

September 19

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news for Lilee Systems, Keolis, RR Mergers, WAGO and Sam Schwartz (Sept. 19) Read More »
Class Is
CHS dedicates Class I-served propane terminal in North Dakota Read More »
Passenger Rail
SEPTA buses to replace rail service during bridge work Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Watco forms unified safety team, installs Carona as South Kansas & Oklahoma's GM Read More »
Intermodal
August intermodal volume varied at ports in three states Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
House transportation committee issues final report on public-private funding for infrastructure projects Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR: U.S. roads set new weekly intermodal volume record Read More »
Passenger Rail
San Francisco MTA to acquire new light-rail cars for Muni service Read More »

September 18

Short Lines & Regionals
Florida East Coast Railway introduces express intermodal service Read More »
Safety
Operation Lifesaver awards grants for transit-rail safety campaigns Read More »
Labor
U.S. Class I workforce widened in August Read More »
Amtrak
Washington state DOT, FRA complete environmental study of Kelso Martin's Bluff rail project Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Early bird rate for RailTrends registration ends tomorrow Read More »
Intermodal
New York-area port authority to build rail transload facility, improve cross-harbor car float system Read More »
Passenger Rail
NJ Transit, PANYNJ receive $1.5 billion in federal Hurricane Sandy resiliency funding Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
House T&I Committee passes Amtrak reauthorization Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Senate commerce committee passes STB reauthorization act Read More »

September 17

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Alstom, Thales, CTC, Contech, OPW and HUBER+SUHNER (Sept. 17) Read More »
Passenger Rail
Maryland transit authorities to host open houses on Red Line light-rail project Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Watco promotes Billings to marketing VP, names Laurent to oversee WSOR marketing and sales Read More »
People
DCTA appoints Brevard to new VP post; Atlanta Beltline hires Limmer as transportation director Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA chooses developer for transit-oriented development at Grosvenor station Read More »
Mechanical
Greenbrier announces orders for 15,000 rail cars Read More »
Financials
KCS updates 2014 guidance Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
AAR raises concerns about STB reauthorization bill Read More »

September 16

Passenger Rail
USDOT's Foxx, Detroit officials sign ceremonial track for M-1 Rail streetcar Read More »
Safety
UP trained more first responders on crude safety at TTCI Read More »
Intermodal
Virginia port reopens Portsmouth terminal Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metro-North closes its only moveable bridge in New York State for major upgrade Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Early bird rate for RailTrends registration ends Friday Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
NIT League backs STB reauthorization bill Read More »
Passenger Rail
More than two-thirds of Americans support more federal dollars for public transportation, APTA says Read More »
People
LRIW honors Alaska Railroad's Lindskoog as Outstanding Woman of the Year for 2014 Read More »
Passenger Rail
MTA marks end of Hurricane Sandy repairs in Montague Subway Tunnel Read More »

September 15

Passenger Rail
SEPTA, crisis center launch suicide prevention pilot program Read More »
Kansas City Southern
KCSR completes timber bridge rebuilds in Louisiana subdivision Read More »
Passenger Rail
TriMet starts countdown to Portland-Milwaukie line's 2015 opening Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF to discontinue Fresno-to-Chicago intermodal service in early December Read More »
Passenger Rail
Caltrain to hike paper fares, adjust schedule Read More »
Passenger Rail
MARTA seeks 'air rights' development ideas for rail stations Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
FCC fines CN for violating radio license regulations Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
USDOT awards $600 million in TIGER VI grants for 72 transportation projects Read More »

September 12

People
Watco installs CIO, three supply chain services execs Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak hosts Memphis meeting for 'Great American Stations' project Read More »
Shippers
Developments abound for rail-served facilities in three states Read More »
People
NJ Transit names Yellin deputy executive director, Lavell VP and GM of rail Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Another week, another traffic gain for U.S. railroads Read More »
Passenger Rail
All Aboard Florida contracts Siemens to build passenger trains Read More »
Class Is
CSX unveils first responder info system; CN earns sustainability honors; UP police garner accreditation Read More »
Labor
SMART-TD members reject one-man crew agreement with BNSF Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
House transportation committee members introduce passenger-rail reauthorization bill Read More »

September 11

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Alstom, Harsco Rail, Kiel, Trinity, Louis Berger, Cubic and Cisco (Sept. 11) Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak readies 'Great Dome' car for six-week run on Adirondack service Read More »
Intermodal
MPO study calls for developing a transload facility in Des Moines Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Transportation Services Index inched up in July Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metro-North wraps up Cos Cob switching complex restoration ahead of schedule Read More »
Passenger Rail
CTA approves $92 million contract for 3200-series rail-car overhaul Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Transportation reauthorization bill should incorporate freight mobility principles, coalition says Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Senate committee hearing zeroed in on rail service shortcomings Read More »

September 10

Short Lines & Regionals
North Carolina DOT to seek new operator for state-owned short line Read More »
Passenger Rail
Criminal acts dropped to five-year low in 2014's first half, WMATA says Read More »
Shippers
Plans advance for several rail-served facilities Read More »
Passenger Rail
SEPTA completes upgrades at City Hall, 15th Street stations Read More »
Passenger Rail
Montreal transit agency to upgrade station in preparation for medical center opening Read More »
Labor
Labor: CP traffic controllers ratify pact; CN opens Winnipeg training center Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Sens. Rockefeller, Thune unveil STB Reauthorization Act Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
USDOT approves TIGER VI grants to fund numerous rail, port projects Read More »

September 9

Passenger Rail
Shore Line East posted record ridership in July Read More »
Canadian Pacific
Canadian Wheat Board to build CP-served grain elevator in Saskatchewan Read More »
Labor
TCU members ratify pact with Metro-North Read More »
Shippers
Shippers: Koch Nitrogen to expand fertilizer plant in Oklahoma; Hi-Crush to ramp up frac sand unit-train shipments in Wisconsin Read More »
MOW
UP to begin major rail replacement along Metra West Line Read More »
Safety
Illinois to launch inaugural rail safety week on Sunday Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FRA proposes rulemaking to prevent unintended train movements Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Sens. Schumer, Blumenthal unveil Rail Safety Improvement Act Read More »

September 8

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Loram, Alstom, ASAL, Bombardier, IP Automation and NRC ( Sept. 8 ) Read More »
People
KCSR elevates Jameson to AVP of safety, standardization Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Report: East Japan Railway eyes bid on California high-speed rail project Read More »
Class Is
CJB Industries to expand Class I-served chemical plant in Georgia Read More »
Intermodal
Pennsylvania DOT seeks applicants for multimodal funding program Read More »
High-Speed Rail
NARP resolution supports proposed Dallas-to-Houston high-speed rail line Read More »
Intermodal
Arizona county receives TIGER V grant for Tucson port rail project Read More »
Passenger Rail
Caltrain to purchase surplus rail cars, solicit public input on future electric trains Read More »

September 5

BNSF Railway
BNSF, Tacoma Rail forge locomotive servicing pact Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metra reveals $1.3 million cost for former CEO's departure Read More »
Passenger Rail
Tennessee transportation agency hires firm to study proposed commuter-rail line Read More »
Shippers
Cloud Peak Energy reduces PRB coal forecast, strikes mine deal with Ambre Energy Read More »
Passenger Rail
MARTA seeks RFQs for transit-oriented development Read More »
MOW
Public, private partners cap off Roberts Bank Rail Corridor program in Canada Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Investor group advances plan for Baltimore-D.C. high-speed line Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. railroads made several more traffic strides in August, AAR says Read More »

September 4

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Alstom, WSP, Parsons Brinckerhoff, General Cable, Jacobs, Maintenance Design and CII (Sept. 4) Read More »
Intermodal
Fick to succeed Yoshitani as Seattle port's CEO; CPG to serve inland Charlotte terminal Read More »
Passenger Rail
TriMet enhances service to reduce crowding, wait times Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Comment period extended for two California high-speed rail projects Read More »
Passenger Rail
VIA Rail reports smaller operating loss in second quarter Read More »
Shippers
National Grain Car Council to address harvest issues at Minneapolis meeting Read More »
Intermodal
Pembina Pipeline to build propane export facility at Portland port Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Four noteworthy developments impact ethanol, crude-related rail facilities Read More »

September 3

Rail Industry Trends
BNSF, NS and GE host rail sustainability symposium in Texas Read More »
Passenger Rail
CTA to begin repairs at California Blue Line station Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Short-line developments touted in California, South Dakota and Texas Read More »
Passenger Rail
MTA repairs Sandy-damaged subway tubes; NJ Transit fixes damaged Montclair-Boonton track Read More »
Class Is
Five Class Is attained 'revenue adequate' status in 2013, STB says Read More »
Passenger Rail
MBTA opens first new station in 27 years Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Senate transportation committee to hold hearing on grain-by-rail service issues Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak asks STB to investigate delays on CN line Read More »

September 2

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Bombardier, Alstom, UNITRAC, Hatch Mott MacDonald, Holland and WAGO (Sept. 2) Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP makes nine management changes in operating department Read More »
Passenger Rail
MBTA posts ridership gain in July, records fare revenue growth for FY2014 Read More »
Class Is
Gov. Dayton calls on STB to take more measures to address grain-car backlog in Minnesota Read More »
Passenger Rail
Minneapolis council OKs next stage of Southwest light-rail project Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Crude-related facility plans advance in Alberta, North Dakota and Wisconsin Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
CG Railway logs 1000th voyage for rail ferry service Read More »
High-Speed Rail
HSR: Illinois to invest $102 million in upgrades to Chicago-St. Louis line Read More »
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