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Rail News: September 2017

September 29

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

September 28

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

September 27

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

September 26

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

September 25

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

September 22

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

September 21

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

September 20

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

September 19

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

September 18

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

September 15

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

September 14

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

September 13

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

September 12

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

September 11

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

September 8

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

September 7

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

September 6

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

September 5

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

September 1

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