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Rail News: September 2018

September 28

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from C2K, Teleste, Janam, Conduent, HNTB and Bourque (Sept. 28) Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
TNW's locomotives get a makeover Read More »
Passenger Rail
CTA starts Jefferson Park station rehab project Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
RTA: Tie production, purchases rose in August Read More »
Shippers
Gulf Inland Logistics Park signs two chemical firms Read More »
Passenger Rail
Phoenix OKs South Central light-rail extension Read More »
BNSF Railway
Contractor selected for Willmar Rail Connector project Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit picks alignment for Redmond light-rail extension Read More »

September 27

Passenger Rail
Metro-North taps Skanska-ECCO for Croton-Harmon Shops project Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. railroads report 4.9 percent traffic growth in Week 38 Read More »
Passenger Rail
Connecticut DOT opens second track along Hartford Line Read More »
BNSF Railway
Honda recognizes BNSF for transportation excellence Read More »
Passenger Rail
FTA demands Honolulu transit agency to address funding shortfalls Read More »
PTC
San Diego commuter railroad to fully implement PTC by Dec. 31 Read More »
Shippers
Cenovus inks crude-by-rail pacts with CP, CN Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
RailTrends adds presenters to 2018 conference agenda Read More »

September 26

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from RailWorks, Pyrotek, dFuzion, ENSCO, RATP Dev and WSP (Sept. 26) Read More »
People
Streetcar coalition names executive leaders, board members Read More »
People
APTA honors transit leaders, agencies for excellence Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
Railway suppliers chronicle their industry's economic impact Read More »
People
AASHTO names Tymon executive director Read More »
Safety
Amtrak, Operation Lifesaver team up for largest U.S. rail safety operation Read More »
Canadian Pacific
Canadian Pacific names Monser to board Read More »
Passenger Rail
FTA to reimburse LA Metro for some Purple Line work Read More »

September 25

Supplier Spotlight
InnoTrans 2018 attracts record participation Read More »
People
AASHTO, APTA unveil new leadership Read More »
Safety
FTA signs off on Missouri's transit-rail safety program Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Watco to open rail facility in Queensland Read More »
Intermodal
Long Beach port's board OKs $870 million to build on-dock rail facility Read More »
Passenger Rail
Orange County transit agency picks Walsh to build streetcar Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
PHMSA pulls ECP brake requirement Read More »
PTC
MBTA applies for PTC deadline extension Read More »

September 24

Passenger Rail
LA Metro to share update on Union Station modernization plans Read More »
Intermodal
OmniTRAX: Savannah Gateway Hub's road construction begins Read More »
People
TriMet names Blagg head of safety and security Read More »
Intermodal
New Orleans port, railroad advance Avondale Shipyard project Read More »
Class Is
STB: Class Is posted slight increase in August employment Read More »
Safety
OLI launches Rail Safety Week in U.S., Canada Read More »
People
Iowa Interstate names Parsons president, CEO Read More »
Passenger Rail
Pennsylvania DOT to study passenger rail between Altoona, Pittsburgh Read More »

September 21

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from CRRC, GE, Timken, Loram, American Refining Group and NRC (Sept. 21) Read More »
Passenger Rail
Ontario to boost GO Transit's Lakeshore rail service Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Northern Lines Railway recognized for safety practices Read More »
PTC
NJ Transit to discount fares while on-board PTC installation wraps up Read More »
Security
Port of Long Beach obtains $4.2 million grant to beef up security Read More »
Passenger Rail
Denver's RTD sued by commuter-rail developer Read More »
Passenger Rail
SMART's board OKs $24 million for Windsor extension Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
STB wants regular updates from UP as it phases in scheduled railroading Read More »

September 20

Passenger Rail
KC Streetcar marks 5 millionth ride Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
Illinois commission holds first rail supplier diversity session Read More »
Passenger Rail
Denver RTD to hike fares Read More »
Passenger Rail
Connecticut DOT unveils plan to rectify Shore Line East service issues Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. rail traffic grew 4.8 percent in Week 37 Read More »
People
R. J. Corman Railroad President Miller to step down Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA announces review of Silver Line construction quality Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
RAC supports Canada's tighter tank-car standards Read More »

September 19

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from GE, Progress Rail, Greenbrier, WSP and HDR (Sept. 19) Read More »
High-Speed Rail
SNCF America, Texas Central trade barbs over bullet-train proposal Read More »
People
Metro Transit-St. Louis names Mefford-Miller executive director Read More »
Mechanical
Massachusetts mayor asks U.S. to drop tariffs on Chinese rail cars Read More »
Safety
NTSB: Cold meds at the root of SEPTA's 2017 trolley collision Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
NS Foundation to donate $100,000 to hurricane recovery Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA seeks operator for Silver Line extension Read More »
Passenger Rail
Brightline acquires Vegas-California passenger-rail route Read More »

September 18

Passenger Rail
Cleveland RTA to mark 50th anniversary of airport service Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak begins to resume service after Hurricane Florence Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Wabtec updates merger process with GE Read More »
Intermodal
Georgia Ports Authority OKs $92 million for Mason Mega Rail Terminal Read More »
PTC
Metra finishes installing on-board, wayside PTC equipment Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
AREMA presents Hay Award to Arup for Fulton Center Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
Union Pacific to launch precision scheduled railroading plan Read More »
People
AAR names Jefferies to succeed Hamberger as CEO Read More »

September 17

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Trinity, Ermewa, Amsted Digital and Strategic Retail (Sept. 17) Read More »
MOW
TriMet starts MAX light-rail rehab in downtown Hillsboro Read More »
People
Santa Clara VTA names Tran general counsel Read More »
Security
Connecticut DOT to install security cameras at three Metro-North stations Read More »
Safety
Court blocks California's crude-by-rail safety law Read More »
PTC
Denton County Transportation Authority obtains $4 million PTC grant Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Arctic Gateway reports fatal derailment on Hudson Bay Railway Read More »
PTC
FRA: Nine railroads 'at risk' of not qualifying for PTC extension Read More »

September 14

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Alstom, Railroad Software, Bombardier, Harting and Ondas (Sept. 14) Read More »
Passenger Rail
BART eyes TOD project at Lake Merritt Station Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Effingham Railroad breaks ground on new office, shop facility Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Report: Texas Central obtains $300 million loan for bullet train project Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN recognized for sustainability practices Read More »
Passenger Rail
Foothill Gold Line authority receives bids for LA light-rail extension Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX shuffles sales and marketing teams Read More »
PTC
Amtrak to seek PTC extension, will operate current routes after Jan. 1 Read More »

September 13

Passenger Rail
Caltrain reports uptick in average weekday ridership Read More »
Passenger Rail
FTA rolls out pilot program to fast-track transit projects Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP awards $5.9 million in grants to nonprofits Read More »
Amtrak
OIG: Amtrak could improve IT management Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. rail traffic continues upward trend in Week 36 Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metra won't hike fares in 2019 Read More »
Canadian Pacific
CP, Canadian government discuss rail plans for 2018 grain crop Read More »
Safety
Metrolink marks 10th anniversary of deadly Chatsworth crash Read More »

September 12

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Siemens, Alstom, Bombardier, Koppers and SightLogix (Sept. 12) Read More »
Passenger Rail
Ottawa's Confederation Line won't open until 2019 Read More »
People
Pacific Harbor Line promotes Perri to general superintendent Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Caltrans unveils 2018 state rail plan Read More »
Passenger Rail
MARTA OKs contract to extend transit service to Gwinnett County Read More »
Passenger Rail
KC Streetcar submits federal funding application for Main Street extension Read More »
Security
AAR: Railroads preparing for Hurricane Florence Read More »
PTC
FRA issues funding notice for $46 million in PTC grants Read More »

September 11

Security
Metro Transit-St. Louis tightens security at three light-rail stations Read More »
Safety
BART preps for earthquake safety at Fruitvale Station Read More »
Passenger Rail
LIRR to renovate Lynbrook Station Read More »
Canadian Pacific
Canadian Pacific, short lines strengthen ties at Reconnect 2018 Read More »
People
Montana Rail Link's Walsh to retire, Posey to become president Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA selects construction contractor for Potomac Yard rail station project Read More »
People
Ontario Northland exec Corina Moore honored as 'Outstanding Woman of the Year' Read More »
Kansas City Southern
KCS appoints Hancock, Naatz to exec management posts Read More »

September 10

Federal Legislation & Regulation
House railroad subcommittee to hold PTC hearing Read More »
Passenger Rail
LaHood to lead Chicago transportation task force Read More »
Passenger Rail
MTA restores subway service to station destroyed in 9/11 attacks Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
The Western Group wins bid to operate Washington state short line Read More »
CSX Transportation
Maryland lawmakers request CSX update on Howard Street Tunnel plan Read More »
Passenger Rail
TransLink opens RFQ process for Surrey-Newtown-Guildford light-rail line Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
Union Pacific to acquire 1,000 refrigerated boxcars Read More »
Passenger Rail
FTA allocates funds for Sound Transit, OC Streetcar projects Read More »

September 7

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Duos, E-J Electric, Jacobs, Miner and WSP USA (Sept. 7) Read More »
People
Jacksonville port taps Falconetti as chair Read More »
Passenger Rail
Cuomo outlines progress on Penn Station plans Read More »
MOW
Alameda Corridor-East freight-rail trench to be dedicated Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
NTSB: Improper warning led to fatal South Dakota train accident Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP elects DeLaney to board Read More »
Safety
FTA unveils plan to transfer WMATA oversight to safety commission Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
North Carolina DOT awards $7 million in short-line infrastructure grants Read More »

September 6

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Hub Group, Greystone, Ondas, ALLU and CTC (Sept. 6) Read More »
Passenger Rail
TriMet mulls closing four light-rail stations Read More »
Safety
Union Pacific outlines Rail Safety Week plans Read More »
Passenger Rail
SEPTA wraps up Yardley Station improvements Read More »
Kansas City Southern
Kansas City Southern unveils 2017 sustainability report Read More »
Passenger Rail
LIRR breaks ground on $2.6 billion third-track expansion project Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
ASLRRA honors railroads for safe practices in 2017 Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR: August 'very good' for U.S. rail traffic Read More »

September 5

Shippers
Canadian Pacific-served grain terminal opens in Alberta Read More »
Safety
Norfolk Southern, Amtrak adjust service to avoid Gordon Read More »
Passenger Rail
VIA Rail logs ridership, revenue gains in Q2 Read More »
People
DCTA names Suarez president Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Rail unions file petition against FRA over crew dispute Read More »
Mechanical
WMATA seeks builder for 8000-series rail cars Read More »
Passenger Rail
Trudeau pledges funds for Vancouver subway, light-rail projects Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN orders 60 more GE locomotives Read More »

September 4

Passenger Rail
Cincinnati streetcar to mark second anniversary Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX to sponsor Wounded Warrior Project's new fitness challenge Read More »
Sustainability
Sound Transit issues 2017 sustainability report Read More »
Mechanical
Siemens delivers first of 45 new trolley cars to San Diego MTS Read More »
People
DCTA's Cline steps down as president Read More »
Passenger Rail
CTA modernizes Illinois Medical District Blue Line Station Read More »
Passenger Rail
California panel OKs $2 billion in transportation, rail improvement projects Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
OmniTRAX sells Hudson Bay Railway, Churchill port facilities Read More »
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