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Rail News: September 2014

September 30

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

September 29

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

September 26

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

September 25

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

September 24

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

September 23

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

September 22

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

September 19

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

September 18

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

September 17

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

September 16

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

September 15

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

September 12

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

September 11

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

September 10

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

September 9

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

September 8

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

September 5

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

September 4

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

September 3

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

September 2

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