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Rail News: September 2017

September 29

Supplier Spotlight
Knife River Corp., Portland & Western Railroad host U.S. Rep. Schrader Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Harsco, CRU, ALLU, Nomad and Transdev (Sept. 29) Read More »
MOW
WMATA expands testing of waterproof material in Red Line tunnels Read More »
Passenger Rail
Phoenix City Council OKs new construction of downtown light-rail station Read More »
People
AASHTO elects Tennessee DOT's Schroer president Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit OKs plan to add two light-rail extensions Read More »
Passenger Rail
FRA grants RTD waiver to operate two commuter-rail lines Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Democrats introduce bill mandating sleep apnea testing Read More »

September 28

Rail Industry Trends
Developers break ground on TOD project at L.A. Metro station Read More »
Shippers
Chaney Enterprises completes rail line at Maryland plant Read More »
Passenger Rail
New York City Transit to unveil countdown clocks on M, W lines Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Northern & Ohio Western slated for major maintenance project Read More »
Mechanical
Siemens ships final trainset for Brightline Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. railroads report intermodal traffic surge for Week 38 Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA report questions rail station managers' emergency readiness Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
USDOT to streamline environmental reviews for multimodal projects Read More »

September 27

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Harsco, UltraTech, Hub, Siemens and Transdev (Sept. 27) Read More »
MOW
Metro-North completes track improvements on Harlem, Hudson lines Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
MBTA gears up for Wollaston Station accessibility improvements Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Six Class I execs to speak at RailTrends Read More »
Passenger Rail
Caltrain marks progress on business plan Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Texas Northwestern Railway lands Agrium as logistics park's first tenant Read More »
People
Norfolk Southern appoints Galanko, Scheib to new posts Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
Siemens, Alstom agree to merge rail operations Read More »

September 26

Security
MARTA, San Diego MTS increase security, training Read More »
People
JAXPORT taps Green as CEO Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak: Chicago Union Station's Great Hall work underway Read More »
Passenger Rail
Twin Cities Met Council rejects Southwest light-rail bids Read More »
Intermodal
Central Port District to improve intermodal park's rail connection Read More »
People
Former Chair Elliott to leave STB Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
Report: France backs Alstom-Siemens merger Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
OLI: U.S. rail-trespass casualties up nearly 13 percent Read More »

September 25

People
Rocky Mountaineer restructures leadership team Read More »
MOW
LIRR to install concrete ties on Babylon Branch Read More »
Logistics
Tradepoint Atlantic marks opening of FedEx distribution center Read More »
People
Cleveland RTA Deputy GM York to retire Read More »
Shippers
Twin Eagle Sand acquires West Virginia frac sand terminal Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Ontario seeks design ideas for hydrogen-powered GO Transit trains Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
USDOT publishes first report on tank-car fleet composition Read More »
Safety
Railroads, Operation Lifesaver mark national Rail Safety Week Read More »

September 22

Rail Industry Trends
Congress members visit Sound Transit, Ouachita Railroad Read More »
Intermodal
University of Maryland team wins IANA challenge Read More »
Safety
WMATA resumes 7000-series inspections Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
STB: Class Is employed fewer workers in August Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Iowa commission OKs $2.6 million in rail project funding Read More »
CSX Transportation
Hurricane update: CSX recovers from Irma, NS steps up donations Read More »
Safety
NJ Transit touts safety improvements after Hoboken crash Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
NTSB to combine reports on NJ Transit, LIRR accidents; engineers had sleep apnea Read More »

September 21

People
In memoriam: Short-line industry contributors Jerry Jacobson, William Gifford Moore Read More »
Passenger Rail
San Mateo County to consider higher sales tax to fund transit projects Read More »
Passenger Rail
MARTA to take over Atlanta Streetcar operations Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX again named to Dow Jones Sustainability Index Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR: U.S. traffic volume tumbled in week 37 Read More »
Canadian Pacific
Pipeline Foods acquires CP-served grain elevators in Saskatchewan Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA suspends new train inspections after electrical shock Read More »
CSX Transportation
STB resets CSX listening session for next month Read More »

September 20

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Loram, HDR, RSI, Progress Rail and CTLGroup (Sept. 20) Read More »
Passenger Rail
OCTA boosts accessibility at Metrolink's Laguna Niguel station Read More »
Passenger Rail
NJ Transit sends hurricane aid to Houston METRO workers Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Southwest Gulf Railroad marks Medina Line groundbreaking Read More »
Intermodal
Port Tampa Bay OKs pact to fund channel expansion Read More »
MOW
Quebec, Canada governments promise funds for Saint-Hyacinthe grade crossing Read More »
People
PANYNJ names Bilich chief security officer Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
NTSB files preliminary report for SEPTA train crash Read More »

September 19

Supplier Spotlight
Railway Interchange 2017: Updates from the show floor Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak's Hiawatha adds late Friday, Cubs-Brewers trains Read More »
Mechanical
Siemens tapped to build streetcars for Fort Lauderdale Read More »
Sustainability
MBTA to issue first 'sustainability bond' Read More »
Passenger Rail
Honolulu agency files rail-project recovery plan with FTA Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
Ray-Mont transload facility receives first unit train in Prince Rupert Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP streamlines six business units, merges four subsidiaries Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF, WSDOT win AREMA's Hay award for 2017 Read More »

September 18

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Railhead, Avtec, WAGO and Transdev (Sept. 18) Read More »
Passenger Rail
TransLink advances SkyTrain Station project Read More »
People
AAR presents Fries Award posthumously to Carey Read More »
Passenger Rail
BART readies Warm Springs Station for Silicon Valley extension Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
House bill would create new freight infrastructure fund Read More »
Passenger Rail
LIRR kicks off massive capital program Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
House bill includes $900 million for Hudson tunnel project Read More »
People
LRIW recognizes TTCI's Stabler as 'Woman of the Year' Read More »

September 15

Passenger Rail
New York City Transit opens rehabbed 53rd Street station Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metra marks 40 years of F40PH locomotives' service Read More »
Intermodal
South Carolina port hosts giant ship, announces dredging contract Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak kicks off new ad campaign to win over drivers, airline passengers Read More »
People
Ward joins Contura Energy's board Read More »
Intermodal
Port of L.A. reports record volume for August Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
L.A. Metro reviews private-sector proposals for transit improvements Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. rail traffic barely grows in Week 36 Read More »

September 14

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Herzog, Keolis, Viking Navigation, Tiger Cool and Aspen Equipment (Sept. 14) Read More »
Passenger Rail
TriMet logs ridership growth on Orange Line light-rail route Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
ELFA: Rail equipment financing slips in 2016 Read More »
People
OmniTRAX appoints Mathieu president of energy solutions business Read More »
Intermodal
Pan Am Railways, Port Saint John to offer new intermodal service Read More »
Passenger Rail
CTA awards $30.8 million station rehab contract Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Hurricane Irma: Norfolk Southern, Florida East Coast restore service Read More »
MOW
Metra OKs $21.6 million contract to replace Fox River bridge Read More »

September 13

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Greenbrier, Thales, MRT, United Rail and Tideworks (Sept. 13) Read More »
Passenger Rail
LIRR rebuilds Hicksville Station platform Read More »
Passenger Rail
Chicago RTA unveils new Union Station signage Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak opens new Alton multimodal station Read More »
Intermodal
Port of Corpus Christi, Army Corps OK port expansion agreement Read More »
Passenger Rail
Caltrain reduces train horn usage Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX cuts workforce by 3,700 so far in 2017 Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN resumes unit train coal service to Wolverine mine Read More »

September 12

MOW
NYCT begins Q Line repairs Read More »
Passenger Rail
Infrastructure Ontario closes RFPs for Stouffville Line station improvements Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Shuster shuffles T&I Committee staff Read More »
Intermodal
Global Port Tracker: July retail imports set a monthly record Read More »
Passenger Rail
Met Council chair rejects bids for Southwest light-rail construction Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA posts on-time performance improvements Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Penn State Altoona's rail engineering program earns accreditation Read More »
People
Trump nominates CSX's Elliott to head PHMSA Read More »

September 11

Passenger Rail
Northern Virginia transit agency calls for WMATA board shake-up Read More »
People
California high-speed rail agency names Post, Rodriguez to leadership roles Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
EPA Inc. report: Rail-car outlook is bright Read More »
MOW
Metro-North gears up for Port Jervis Line improvements Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN again lands on Dow Jones Sustainability Index Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
RailTrends 2017 adds speakers from CP, CSX, NS Read More »
People
MARTA names O'Neill interim GM Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Hurricane Irma: Freight railroads hold traffic, stage equipment for recovery Read More »

September 8

Short Lines & Regionals
Montana Rail Link to celebrate 30th anniversary Read More »
MOW
New York Gov. Cuomo launches initiative to curb subway littering Read More »
Sustainability
Caltrain releases first-ever sustainability report Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN unveils renamed Mongeau National Training Center in Winnipeg Read More »
Safety
U.S House OKs measure to provide funds for rail-worker medical fitness standards Read More »
Labor
CP, Teamsters agree to one-year contract renewal for conductors, engineers Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX launches Pittsburgh intermodal terminal Read More »
High-Speed Rail
FRA releases environmental report for D.C.-Richmond higher-speed rail route Read More »

September 7

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from SYSTRA, Protran, HNTB and Labelmaster (Sept. 7) Read More »
Passenger Rail
Transdev to operate, maintain Milwaukee Streetcar Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
Hurricane Harvey: UP earnings to take a hit; BNSF restoring service Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. rail traffic grew 2.6 percent in August Read More »
Passenger Rail
Hawaii Gov. Ige signs bill to fund Honolulu's transit-rail project Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX listening session postponed due to hurricane threat Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
STB reveals 'revenue adequate' Class Is for 2016 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
USDOT opens applications for TIGER grants Read More »

September 6

Passenger Rail
WMATA, VRE generate $600 million annually for Virginia, report says Read More »
Passenger Rail
BART to start testing trains on Berryessa Extension Read More »
Labor
Hurricane Harvey: RRB reminds rail workers of unemployment benefits Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak to prep diesel locomotives for PTC Read More »
People
MARTA CEO Parker to resign Read More »
MOW
RTA: Crosstie production, purchases decline in July Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX reports progress in shift to new operating model Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Nova Scotia, railway OK Cape Breton rail line preservation agreement Read More »

September 5

Sustainability
APTA recognizes members for sustainability Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Hurricane Harvey: Class Is restore some service; NS donates $100,000 Read More »
Passenger Rail
CTA opens first new downtown 'L' station in decades Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Southwest Gulf Railroad begins Medina Line construction in Texas Read More »
Passenger Rail
VIA Rail ridership, revenue grew in second quarter Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Patriot Rail, Diversified Port Holdings combine businesses Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
G&W, SEACOR to operate rail ferry service between U.S., Mexico Read More »
Passenger Rail
L.A. Metro unveils environmental documents for San Fernando transit project Read More »

September 1

Supplier Spotlight
U.S. Rep. Banks tours Press-Seal's Indiana plant Read More »
Passenger Rail
NYCT installs arrival clocks on E, G subway stations Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit to add commuter trains, hold meetings on light-rail extension Read More »
Safety
Ohio commission OKs plan to improve NS grade crossing Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak completes New York Penn Station renewal work Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
NTSB calls for cameras in all transit trains Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Hurricane Harvey: Railroads begin restoring service Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
STB rejects Great Lakes Basin's freight-rail line proposal Read More »
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