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Rail News: September 2016

September 30

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Vossloh, Skanska, ENSCO, Industry-Railway Suppliers and Alliance Shippers (Sept. 30) Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
ASLRRA offers new employment screening option Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN to award 50 grants for tree plantings Read More »
Passenger Rail
Atlanta seeks firms to develop land use plan around proposed streetcar extensions Read More »
Passenger Rail
Pittsburgh transit agency preps for light-rail track replacement Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metrolink opens renovated Antelope Valley Line station Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. intermodal traffic surpassed carloads in week 38 Read More »
Passenger Rail
NJ Transit crash investigation begins Read More »

September 29

Financials
Montana park receives $750,000 grant to redevelop rail spur Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
WisDOT slates meetings on statewide freight plan Read More »
Passenger Rail
CTA gears up for third phase of Wilson Station reconstruction Read More »
Canadian Pacific
CP launches website to highlight emergency response capabilities Read More »
Financials
MBTA trims operating deficit by 50 percent in FY2016 Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
NS Chief Legal Officer Hixon to retire Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
TSB: Track conditions, rail wear led to CN derailment Read More »
Passenger Rail
Met Council OKs environmental review for Minneapolis Blue Line extension Read More »
Passenger Rail
Report: NJ Transit train crashes into Hoboken station Read More »

September 28

Passenger Rail
MBTA to open new Fitchburg Line station Read More »
Passenger Rail
SEPTA allows riders to use credit, debit cards to buy fares Read More »
Safety
U.S. Rep. Beutler calls on USDOT to study oil-train safety risks Read More »
PTC
Metra seeks PTC grant for Milwaukee North, West lines Read More »
Passenger Rail
HART picks joint venture to build airport guideway, stations Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
AAR writes Congress over STB concerns Read More »
MOW
MassDOT reveals $2.2 million in industrial rail grants Read More »
Passenger Rail
Cuomo unveils $1.6 billion plan for new Penn Station complex Read More »

September 27

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Gross & Janes, Bombardier, Siemens, Michael Baker, Auto Truck, and in memoriam: Robert Dillon (Sept. 27) Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sacramento transit agency to reopen rail station Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
InnoTrans attracts record participation Read More »
Labor
BLET, Wheeling & Lake Erie reach tentative deals Read More »
Internet-Digital
DART taps firm to 'mine' social media data Read More »
Safety
Washington commission awards funds for oil-train crossing upgrades Read More »
Passenger Rail
Talgo to refurbish L.A. Metro rail cars in Milwaukee Read More »
MOW
PANYNJ OKs $400 million in PATH tunnel repairs Read More »

September 26

Passenger Rail
Tampa streetcar kicks off expanded morning service Read More »
People
Former Rep. Rahall joins Eno Center's Freight Working Group Read More »
Passenger Rail
Honolulu transit agency hosts public viewing of first train Read More »
People
APTA appoints Brady senior director of government affairs Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Study confirms rate re-regulation is unnecessary, AAR says Read More »
CSX Transportation
Ohio EPA honors CSX terminal for environmental stewardship Read More »
Security
L.A. Metro OKs $82 million contract to add more security officers Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
BTS: U.S.-NAFTA freight-by-rail movement rose in July Read More »

September 23

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Greenbrier, Alstom, Caltrax, GE and WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff (Sept. 22) Read More »
Intermodal
UW-Superior wins IANA's student competition Read More »
Passenger Rail
FRA, Illinois DOT agree on grant extension for Chicago-Quad Cities rail project Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
STB unveils independent rate-case study Read More »
Passenger Rail
L.A. Metro OKs contracts for environmental study of new rail route Read More »
Intermodal
Watco launches Supply Chain Services International Read More »
Mechanical
Sound Transit inks $554 million order for new rail cars Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
U.S. senators call for tighter security at rail stations, ports Read More »

September 22

MOW
MBTA plans tree removal near Green Line tracks Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FTA issues guidance on Buy America's 'small purchase' waiver Read More »
PTC
Herzog Technologies, Watco team up on PTC efforts Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak expands bikes-on-board program Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Rail traffic: U.S., Mexico down, Canada up in week 37 Read More »
Passenger Rail
LIRR to revamp stations in Hicksville, Queens Read More »
Intermodal
Port of Virginia signs long-term lease, paves way for expansion Read More »

September 21

Security
Sacramento transit district launches security app Read More »
Logistics
Americas Gateway Logistics Center retains listing agent Read More »
MOW
BART wraps up track repairs; Caltrain gears up for crossing improvements Read More »
Class Is
STB: Class I employment down in August Read More »
Passenger Rail
New York City Transit reopens renovated Brooklyn stations Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
Amsted Rail, GE combine technologies for rail-car monitoring Read More »
Passenger Rail
FTA OKs environmental review for Minneapolis light-rail extension Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Short Line Safety Institute awarded $1.9 million grant for safety efforts Read More »

September 20

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Powerbrace, GE, Georgetown Rail, OUTFRONT and RailRunner (Sept. 20) Read More »
Mechanical
BART wraps up repairs to damaged cars Read More »
Financials
Metra cuts proposed 2017 operating budget by $5.3 million Read More »
Shippers
Hanjin bankruptcy is hurting business, shippers tell Pritzker Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metrolinx seeks firm to build new rail tunnel Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
NS improves service, infrastructure on former Delaware & Hudson line Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak hires CH2M, Hill International to help manage Gateway Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Canada's TSB calls for locomotive video, voice technology Read More »

September 19

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Herzog, Transdev, Hill International and Michael Baker (Sept. 19) Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
N.C. Railroad donates $50,000 endowment to AREMA education fund Read More »
Intermodal
Georgia Ports Authority marked record TEUs in August Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit upgrades Wi-Fi coverage on commuter-rail routes Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
Badger Mining to ship frac sand from Edmonton site on CN line Read More »
MOW
ACE kicks off $146 million underpass, rail bridge project in Southern California Read More »
Security
Bombs prompt tighter security at New York, New Jersey transit agencies Read More »

September 16

Labor
Geisler, Decker re-elected to BLET leadership roles Read More »
Passenger Rail
Tennessee's Music City Star marks 10th anniversary Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF publishes 2015 sustainability report Read More »
People
Former BNSF executive VP Fox joins R. J. Corman's board Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA installs 28 new digital ad displays to boost revenue Read More »
Canadian Pacific
CP's senior VP De Ciccio retires after 40 years Read More »
Passenger Rail
L.A. Metro: 70 percent of Expo Line Extension riders are new Read More »
Intermodal
Port of Savannah slates $128 million rail expansion Read More »

September 15

Rail Industry Trends
RailTrends registration discount ends Friday Read More »
Passenger Rail
APTA names its 2016 award winners Read More »
Passenger Rail
Cincinnati streetcar provides 50,000 trips in opening weekend Read More »
Passenger Rail
FTA awards grant for health screenings at St. Louis MetroLink stations Read More »
Safety
East Coast transit agencies warn riders about using Samsung Galaxy Note7 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR: U.S. rail traffic down 5.4 percent in week 36 Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX receives public safety award for emergency response tool Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF officially opens Cadet Yard Read More »
Financials
New York state to award $27.9 million for rail, port improvements Read More »

September 14

Shippers
Rail-car users form new trade association Read More »
Passenger Rail
Canada pledges funds for VIA Rail station upgrades Read More »
Mechanical
M-1 Rail receives first QLINE streetcar Read More »
CSX Transportation
FRA, D.C. DOT solicit public input on Long Bridge EIS study Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Indiana Rail Road slates project to improve safety at 321 crossings Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Wisconsin DOT awards $37 million in grants, loans to freight-rail projects Read More »
Mechanical
Connecticut to purchase 60 new M-8 cars for New Haven Line Read More »
Passenger Rail
San Diego region nets $1 billion grant for Mid-Coast Trolley extension Read More »

September 13

People
Georgia Ports Authority appoints McCarthy COO Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Keolis tests virtual reality glasses to reduce MBTA repair time Read More »
Security
Metra receives $3.7 million transit security grant Read More »
Class Is
CSX, CN recognized for sustainability practices Read More »
People
Plasser appoints Blechinger president Read More »
Mechanical
SEPTA sidelines 18 recently repaired Silverliner V cars Read More »
Passenger Rail
APTA: Voters to consider nearly $200 billion in transit initiatives Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FRA safety grants include millions to Amtrak, Metro North, short lines Read More »

September 12

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Greenbrier, Gross & Janes, FS Solutions, Danella and WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff (Sept. 12) Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Equipment finance activity new business volume grew in 2015 Read More »
Shippers
NRF: September retail imports strong despite Hanjin's troubles Read More »
Passenger Rail
Massachusetts Gov. Baker provides update on MBTA's winter plan Read More »
Intermodal
Watco Supply Chain acquires BCM Logistics Read More »
Passenger Rail
Cincinnati launches new streetcar system Read More »

September 9

Supplier Spotlight
Congressional staffers tour Wheeler Lumber facility Read More »
Passenger Rail
Brooklyn, Queens residents back proposed streetcar route, survey finds Read More »
Kansas City Southern
KCSM-served Kia plant opens in Mexico Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Alabama & Tennessee River Railway boosts speed on track segment Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
RailTrends conference offers discount on registration fee Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. rail traffic continues slide, Canada's carloads tick up, Mexico's intermodal volume increases in Week 35 Read More »
Mechanical
Brightline's first locomotive passes initial testing Read More »
Canadian Pacific
CP's Erceg steps down, Velani named interim CFO Read More »
Class Is
STB reveals 'revenue adequate' Class Is for 2015 Read More »

September 8

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from United Rail, Siyata, Alstom, Orgo-Thermit and HNTB (Sept. 8) Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
DART unveils kiosk to help airline passengers navigate ground travel Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
RRVW names Zink VP of economic development, community affairs Read More »
MOW
Connecticut DOT unveils environmental report for Walk Bridge project Read More »
Mechanical
Metra's first rehabbed locomotive returns to service Read More »
Safety
APTA: Public transit helps reduce traffic deaths Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX's Lonegro updates third-quarter, year-end expectations Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR: Traffic slips in August, but grain surge is 'the big story' Read More »

September 7

Passenger Rail
TriMet logs 30 years of MAX light-rail service Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak to continue late-night Saturday service between Chicago, Milwaukee Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit completes tunneling for Northgate Link extension Read More »
People
REMSA inaugurates Wise as president Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
L.A. Metro to require subcontracts for veteran-owned firms Read More »
Intermodal
Port Everglades, Panama Canal renew MOU Read More »
People
DART's Thomas named public transit manager of the year Read More »
Canadian Pacific
CP's board elects Denham, Fatt; Ackman resigns Read More »

September 6

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Hanson, CH2M, FreightCar America, Salco and Retlif (Sept. 6) Read More »
Labor
Buffalo & Pittsburgh workers vote for union representation Read More »
CSX Transportation
MercuryGate links with CSX's RailPlus Read More »
Mechanical
SEPTA begins returning Silverliner V cars to service Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
STB gives Great Lakes more time to propose alternative route Read More »
Passenger Rail
Third rail on BART's Berryessa Extension goes live Read More »
Intermodal
Ports, retailers concerned about impact of Hanjin bankruptcy Read More »
Financials
Calgary receives federal funds for new light-rail vehicles, station rehab Read More »

September 2

People
Siemens hosts S.F. Mayor Lee, SFMTA; STB's Elliott joins shippers for a train ride Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Sacramento transit agency marks decrease in fare evasions Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Rail traffic slide continues in North America Read More »
People
UTA names Benson president, CEO Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
AAR calls on Clinton, Trump to support balanced regulation Read More »
Passenger Rail
FTA issues final policy guidance for Buy America requirements Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF launches faster intermodal service between Pacific Northwest, Texas Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
ProgressiveRailroading.com gets a new look Read More »

September 1

Passenger Rail
Minneapolis Green Line extension secures final piece of local funding Read More »
Intermodal
Port of Charleston handles its biggest container ship Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
VIA Rail logged 2.8 percent ridership increase in Q2 Read More »
Canadian Pacific
Canada's TSB issues CP train derailment report Read More »
High-Speed Rail
California High-Speed Rail Authority to provide update on Palmdale-Burbank segment Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
Alstom inks contract to maintain Ottawa light-rail line Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
OmniTRAX rail affiliate acquires Oklahoma mill site Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
STB proposes streamlined process for small rate disputes Read More »
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