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Rail News: September 2019

September 30

Passenger Rail
TriMet, Virginia DRPT celebrate service anniversaries Read More »
Passenger Rail
South Florida RTA receives procurement award Read More »
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Intermodal
Port of Virginia's international gateway project wins top industry award Read More »
Labor
BLET, Louisville & Indiana reach tentative agreement Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit service plan anticipates light-rail disruption in 2020 Read More »
Passenger Rail
SEPTA adds capacity to regional rail service during interstate construction Read More »
People
New Orleans Public Belt Railroad, port name Hernandez chair Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP shuffles roles in marketing and sales, Loup Logistics Read More »

September 27

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from FreightCar America, Robel, Icomera, AIS, MERMEC and Transdev (Sept. 27) Read More »
People
Gov. Dunleavy names Campbell to Alaska Railroad's board Read More »
Passenger Rail
Denver RTD delays N Line open date Read More »
Sustainability
SC Port Authority awarded EPA grant to reduce RTG crane diesel emissions Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
APTA calls on feds to increase commuter rail funding for PTC, other safety efforts Read More »
Passenger Rail
LA Metro to assess congestion relief pricing Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Attorneys general call on USDOT to stop Washington's crude-by-rail law Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP CFO Knight to retire; Hamann named successor Read More »

September 26

Safety
Amtrak Police, OLI partner to enforce rail safety Read More »
Labor
BLET reaches tentative pact with Caltrain operator Read More »
C&S
MBTA completes Red Line signal repairs Read More »
Safety
CP Police Service Constable Bidulka honored for rail-safety efforts Read More »
Passenger Rail
MTA board approves $52 billion capital plan Read More »
Logistics
OmniTRAX, logistics provider open Atlanta transload facility Read More »
Passenger Rail
FTA approves $75 million grant for Tempe Streetcar project Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. freight railroads post traffic decline in Week 38 Read More »

September 25

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Ricardo, Alstom, B12 Transportation, Transdev and Burns (Sept. 25) Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
USDOT awards grants for ADS demo projects Read More »
Intermodal
Georgia Southern wins IANA Academic Challenge Read More »
High-Speed Rail
California's high-speed rail project ranks among top sustainable projects Read More »
Mechanical
MBTA awards contract for 80 bilevel coaches Read More »
Passenger Rail
DART breaks ground on Silver regional rail line Read More »
Kansas City Southern
KCS promotes Flores to VP of auto sales, marketing Read More »
Passenger Rail
APTA: Heavy, commuter rail ridership grew in Q2 Read More »

September 24

Passenger Rail
A-train operator receives procurement award Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
ASLRRA, CloudMoyo collaborate on short-line webinar series Read More »
Intermodal
Georgia port marks more growth in container volume Read More »
Safety
Operation Lifesaver kicks off Rail Safety Week Read More »
Logistics
Anacostia Rail, private equity firm launch transloading terminals venture Read More »
MOW
AREMA bestows Hay Award to KiwiRail for earthquake recovery Read More »
People
LRW names CP's Arpin Woman of the Year Read More »
People
Former CN exec Mongeau joins Norfolk Southern's board Read More »

September 23

Intermodal
Schneider announces rail dray intermodal service Read More »
Passenger Rail
Montreal transit agency posts fewer service disruptions Read More »
Safety
Metra observes Rail Safety Week Read More »
Passenger Rail
New Orleans RTA awards Transdev maintenance contract Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
BLET establishes short-line department Read More »
Passenger Rail
MTA to add wheelchair accessibility to 11 stations Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Utah coalition proposes new preferred route for Uinta Basin Railway Read More »
High-Speed Rail
California panel OKs bond issue for Virgin Trains' Las Vegas service Read More »

September 20

Short Lines & Regionals
U.S. Rep. Balderson tours Ashland Railway Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Harsco, Timken, Stonebriar, Loram, HNTB and REMSA (Sept. 20) Read More »
Safety
New Westminster, Operation Lifesaver partner on rail safety program Read More »
Passenger Rail
Caltrain reaches milestone with grade separation project Read More »
Intermodal
Florida DOT increases funding for Jaxport deepening project Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX named to sustainability index for ninth year Read More »
Canadian Pacific
CP recognizes G3 Pasqua for grain elevator efficiency Read More »
Safety
NTSB investigation prompts safety recommendations to Class Is, ASLRRA Read More »

September 19

Passenger Rail
San Francisco MTA extends Central Subway completion date Read More »
Passenger Rail
FTA to fund $19 million in TOD planning Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
ASLRRA honors short lines for safety performance in Central, Pacific regions Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Alaska Railroad issues RFQ for dock replacement project Read More »
Passenger Rail
Minneapolis council awards Green Line light-rail contract to Aldridge-Parsons JV Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Class I employment fell in all categories last month Read More »
High-Speed Rail
California high-speed rail board OKs preferred alternatives for northern routes Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. freight-rail traffic down 3.7 percent so far in 2019 Read More »

September 18

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Septentrio, ARS, Hitachi, RailComm, ATT and voestalpine Railway Systems Nortrak (Sept. 18) Read More »
Passenger Rail
SkyTrain riders support updated interior for new fleet Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
North Carolina DOT recognized for multimodal awards program Read More »
Safety
Canadian, U.S. transit agencies launch rail suicide awareness programs Read More »
Shippers
Eco-Energy acquires NS-served Stone Mountain rail terminal Read More »
Passenger Rail
O-Train expands light-rail system with Confederation Line Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
OmniTRAX railroad to serve new cat litter plant in Colorado Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Lawmakers' bill would require safety review of LNG by rail Read More »

September 17

Amtrak
Amtrak to add amenities on select Acela routes Read More »
Mechanical
Northern Lines Railway launches renovated locomotives Read More »
Passenger Rail
MBTA begins Chelsea Station relocation Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN recognized for sustainability practices Read More »
Safety
RAC recognizes Canadian railways for safety efforts Read More »
Passenger Rail
NJ Transit revises Portal North Bridge financial plan Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
ASLRRA: Short-line tax credit now has historic support among House members Read More »
Passenger Rail
MTA releases proposed 2020-24 capital plan Read More »

September 16

Passenger Rail
DART expands on-demand options in northern Texas Read More »
Passenger Rail
PANYNJ opens new transit-rail lobby at World Trade Center Read More »
Safety
Metrolink hosts national rail safety conference Read More »
Passenger Rail
KC Streetcar extension project nears engineering phase Read More »
People
TSA appoints Farmer, Hanson to lead security advisory committee Read More »
Passenger Rail
BART to move headquarters in 2021 Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Texas Central signs design-build contract for bullet train project Read More »
Shippers
Chemical shippers endorse STB effort to reform freight-rail ship rates Read More »

September 13

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from New York Air Brake, RailPros, IMC, WSP, Nexxiot and Werner (Sept. 13) Read More »
People
Valley Metro installs Tameron Kinsey, Cooksey-Williams in leadership roles Read More »
MOW
Wisconsin DOT seeks applicants for multimodal grant program Read More »
Intermodal
Retail federation: Imports surge ahead of more tariffs Read More »
Mechanical
Metrolinx orders 36 additional rail cars from Bombardier Read More »
Intermodal
Georgia port authority unveils dual rail service between Savannah, Chicago Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
STB addresses rate review rules, revenue adequacy issues Read More »
People
MTA: Hakim issues resignation, New York subway boosts performance Read More »

September 12

Passenger Rail
DART, Sound Transit rename stations Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak updates mobile app booking options Read More »
People
LRW names Patrick president for 2019-21 term Read More »
PTC
ASLRRA, Herzog partner on short line PTC solution Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metra cuts costs to avoid 2020 fare increase Read More »
Passenger Rail
Seattle DOT cancels streetcar contract with CAF USA Read More »
High-Speed Rail
California rail authority issues environmental document for Central Valley wye Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. freight railroads start September with another drop in traffic Read More »

September 11

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Greenbrier, CC&L, L.B. Foster, Bechtel, Masabi and SPRING (Sept. 11) Read More »
Mechanical
Long Island Rail Road introduces eight new rail cars to fleet Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FRA should update its grade-crossing prediction model, OIG says Read More »
Passenger Rail
LA Metro to open Blue light-rail line next month Read More »
Intermodal
Long Beach port to solicit rail-project construction bids Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
ASLRRA: Senate majority favors short-line tax credit bill Read More »
M&A
OmniTRAX completes Winchester & Western acquisition Read More »
Passenger Rail
FRA approves Virginia higher-speed rail project's environmental plan Read More »

September 10

Shippers
Chemical producer to build short line-served plant in Texas Read More »
Passenger Rail
SEPTA completes Woodland Avenue Bridge replacement project Read More »
People
APTA nominates Fernandez, Nelson as board officers Read More »
MOW
Pennsylvania DOT seeks applicants for multimodal grants Read More »
People
MTA appoints Collins as communications chief Read More »
Passenger Rail
Caltrain’s ridership on the decline in 2019 Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN recognizes sustainability efforts of customers, supply chain partners Read More »
PTC
FRA: Railroads posted PTC implementation progress in Q2 Read More »

September 9

Internet-Digital
GO Transit to add Wi-Fi on trains in 2020 Read More »
Passenger Rail
NJ Transit adds service to Avenel Station Read More »
Class Is
STB reveals three Class Is were 'revenue adequate' in 2018 Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit seeks public input on Sounder expansion Read More »
Passenger Rail
New York subway project moves ahead of schedule; LIRR eliminates grade crossing Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Canada's Garneau orders Central Maine & Quebec to fix track issues near Lac-Megantic Read More »
High-Speed Rail
FRA grants rulemaking petition for Texas Central's bullet train Read More »
BNSF Railway
U.S. Coast Guard approves BNSF's Idaho rail bridge plan Read More »

September 6

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Trinity, PowerRail, Bombardier, Morrison Metalweld and RSI (Sept. 6) Read More »
Intermodal
Canada pledges funding for Prince Rupert port, rail bridge projects Read More »
Passenger Rail
NCTD requests SANDAG funding to purchase two trainsets Read More »
Intermodal
CN, Evergreen Line renew intermodal agreement Read More »
Passenger Rail
Maryland Purple light-rail line reaches construction milestone Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FTA approves Honolulu's rail project recovery plan Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
R. J. Corman to operate Alabama short line Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FRA releases draft environmental documents for Long Bridge project Read More »

September 5

Labor
Santa Clara VTA recommends board approval for union contract Read More »
Passenger Rail
Orange County Transportation Authority wins contract procurement award Read More »
Safety
NTSB eliminates three safety recommendations on 'Most Wanted List' Read More »
Passenger Rail
APTA study shows growing need for late-shift transit service Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Nevada AFL-CIO calls for mandatory two-person train crews Read More »
Passenger Rail
MTA LIRR restores full service to NY Penn Station Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN, COSCO extend intermodal pact Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR: Weaker manufacturing, trade affected rail traffic in August Read More »

September 4

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Plasser & Theurer, Alstom, VTG Rail, LCI Industries and NRC (Sept. 4) Read More »
Labor
Union Pacific rail car donated for student training Read More »
Shippers
Duke Energy selects North Carolina sites for development Read More »
Passenger Rail
VIA Rail ridership, revenue rose in Q2 Read More »
Class Is
CSX, Norfolk Southern issue Hurricane Dorian advisories Read More »
Passenger Rail
LA Metro awards airport connector project to women-owned consultant group Read More »
Passenger Rail
PANYNJ set port, rail ridership records in July Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit breaks ground on Lynnwood light-rail extension Read More »

September 3

Passenger Rail
Capitol Corridor launches college student train fare Read More »
PTC
PTC work prompts delay in faster train speeds on St. Louis-Chicago corridor Read More »
People
GoRail names Sebastian to oversee southcentral operations Read More »
High-Speed Rail
California High-Speed Rail Authority creates 3,000 jobs Read More »
MOW
Texas DOT plan calls for continued rehab of South Orient Rail Line Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
NTSB recommends FTA direct transit agencies to improve safety messages on rail-car doors Read More »
Class Is
Freight railroads prep for Dorian's potential wrath Read More »
Passenger Rail
Hurricane Dorian prompts South Florida to suspend passenger-rail service Read More »
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