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Rail News: September 2020

September 30

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Wabtec, Icomera, Bombardier, Wood, Parsons and LINXS Constructors (Sept. 30) Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Indiana DOT to update state rail plan Read More »
Diversified Metal Fabrication Inc. | Sponsored
Next Generation Hyrail Looks To Reduce Costs From Installation To Maintenance
Sustainability
LA Metro approves sustainability plan Read More »
Passenger Rail
BART seeks input on next generation fare gates Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
OmniTRAX adds northern Ohio short line to rail-ready program Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak workers rally to call on Congress to preserve jobs Read More »
Safety
NS honors chemical customers for safe rail-shipping practices Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
ASLRRA unveils new health insurance program for short lines Read More »

September 29

C&S
TriMet to wrap up Gresham light-rail project Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP named top ‘military-friendly’ employer Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
STB rejects Metra's request for declaratory order in dispute with UP Read More »
People
Reading & Northern taps Peters as VP Read More »
Passenger Rail
Amtrak, Metra kick off Homewood Station project Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Watco acquires property, files with STB to lease Chicago-area rail line Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
House Democrats unveil bill to provide $32 billion in emergency transit funding Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FRA identifies South Dakota, Alaska rail projects to receive grant funds Read More »

September 28

Passenger Rail
STM seeks public input on rail maintenance shop Read More »
Passenger Rail
VIA Rail extends long-distance service suspension Read More »
People
OL Canada honors CN's LeBreux with Cyr safety award Read More »
Mechanical
NYCT to return R179 rail cars to service following safety review Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
NTSB: Loose rail joint led to fatal rail-car accident Read More »
Canadian Pacific
Pandemic prompts CP to cancel Holiday Train tour Read More »
Passenger Rail
FTA announces TOD funding Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Trump tweets support for Alaska to Alberta Railway project Read More »

September 25

Internet-Digital
CTA, Metra redesign mobile app Read More »
Passenger Rail
LA Metro approves 30-year transportation plan Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
NS unveils 2020 sustainability report Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak adds booking feature to provide real-time seating availability Read More »
People
Chicago South Shore names Kazakevicius head of sales, marketing Read More »
Passenger Rail
Valley Metro begins Northwest Extension Phase II construction Read More »
Mechanical
BTS: More rail tank cars meet new safety standards Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP, CEMEX agree to transport liquid carbon dioxide from Texas port Read More »

September 24

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Wabtec, Rajant, Thales, Stantec, Keolis and LAN (Sept. 24) Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit seeks input on proposed service changes Read More »
Safety
NS again uses Waze app to promote rail safety Read More »
People
APTA inducts Jablonski into Hall of Fame Read More »
People
IAIS Vice Chair Miller to retire Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FTA final rule amends project management oversight regs Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR: U.S. railroads' intermodal volume climbs in Week 38 Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FRA unveils full list of 2020 CRISI grants Read More »

September 23

Supplier Spotlight
RSI unveils product quality certification standard for tank car suppliers Read More »
Passenger Rail
MARTA, Nextdoor to provide agency alerts to Atlanta residents Read More »
Safety
APTA recognizes excellence in rail safety, security Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Class I workforce ticked up in August Read More »
Passenger Rail
BART advances station access improvement projects Read More »
Passenger Rail
Lawmakers urge MassDOT to purchase Pan Am assets for future passenger service Read More »
Kansas City Southern
Protestors' blockade impacts KCS freight movement in Mexico Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Federal grants awarded to rail infrastructure projects in four states Read More »

September 22

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Mobilitie, Webuild, HDR, Alstom, Sener and Abloy (Sept. 22) Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit marks 20 years of commuter-rail service Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
OSHA amends crane standard for rail work Read More »
Labor
TTC to recall 132 more laid off operators Read More »
Passenger Rail
LA Metro seeks feedback on improving the movement of goods in LA County Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Continuing resolution would extend FAST Act by a year Read More »
Passenger Rail
NCDOT receives federal grant to acquire S-Line corridor segment Read More »
Passenger Rail
MTA to rail suppliers: All contracts in jeopardy without federal aid Read More »

September 21

Passenger Rail
San Diego MTS restores light-rail service Read More »
Passenger Rail
NJ Transit launches app to track rail ridership levels Read More »
Safety
Operation Lifesaver kicks off Rail Safety Week Read More »
Passenger Rail
TransLink receives COVID-19 relief funding Read More »
Intermodal
CN handles cargo arriving on CMA CGM Brazil at Halifax port Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Pioneer wins federal grant to replace ties, rail on NDW short line Read More »
Passenger Rail
RTD-Denver opens N commuter-rail line Read More »
High-Speed Rail
FRA releases final safety regs, ROD for Texas bullet train Read More »

September 18

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Alstom, Transdev, Siemens, VAI, Savage and Transport Strategies (Sept. 18) Read More »
Passenger Rail
DART to restore light-rail service to near pre-pandemic levels Read More »
Safety
Garneau announces funding for rail safety initiatives Read More »
Amtrak
OIG: Amtrak needs more effective track outage planning Read More »
MOW
Ohio commission OKs two grants for rail infrastructure repair projects Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA to consider layoffs, rail service cuts to balance budget Read More »
Safety
SLSI's safety assessment tool 'transferable' to commuter railroads, report says Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP awards millions in grants to pandemic-related efforts Read More »

September 17

Passenger Rail
SCVTA seeks contractor feedback for BART project Read More »
Labor
Pacific Harbor Line, BLET sign five-year labor contract Read More »
Passenger Rail
MTA seeks Westbury Station TOD proposals Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR: Carload and intermodal volumes fall in Week 37 Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
OmniTRAX adds sites along Georgia & Florida Railway to rail-ready program Read More »
People
Metra elects Brown as chair Read More »
MOW
NJ Transit breaks ground on Raritan Bridge replacement Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
USDOT announces full list of FY20 BUILD grant awards Read More »

September 16

Safety
Metrolink partners with sheriff’s departments to encourage crossing safety Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metra rolls out campaign to bolster rider confidence during pandemic Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
MassDOT dashboard tracks COVID-19 impact on transportation Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
OneRail poll: Americans support rail expansion Read More »
Security
LA Metro offers reward for info in shooting of two LASD deputies Read More »
People
APTA recognizes VRE’s Bulova for distinguished service Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
NTSB renews call for mandated cameras on locomotives Read More »
People
BNSF names Igoe to succeed Farmer as EVP of operations Read More »

September 15

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from FreightCar America, Hanson, Dewberry, Trinity, Vix Technology and HDR (Sep. 15) Read More »
Intermodal
Mega ship CMA CGM Brazil arrives at PANYNJ Read More »
Sustainability
Metrolink to be recognized for energy management Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FRA approves CTrail Hartford Line safety plan Read More »
MOW
USDOT awards BUILD grant to Stockton grade separation project Read More »
Canadian Pacific
CP opens Montreal transload site, inks pact with Maersk for new Vancouver facility Read More »
Passenger Rail
FTA awards BART, Metro Transit full funding grant agreements Read More »
People
BNSF promotes Farmer to succeed Ice as president, CEO Read More »

September 14

Short Lines & Regionals
Indiana Rail Road cancels 2020 Santa Train Read More »
Passenger Rail
Tri-Rail to add rail service, reinstate fares Read More »
Security
CTA launches dashboard to promote social distancing on trains Read More »
MOW
Metro-North Railroad wraps up Mount Vernon bridge work Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Louisville & Indiana Railroad designated 'military friendly' employer Read More »
People
Sound Transit names Shetty executive director of operations Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
BUILD grants announced for North Carolina, Tennessee rail projects Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak drops off-shore IT provision in RFP Read More »

September 11

Supplier Spotlight
Rail suppliers news from VisioStack, Duos Technologies, Alstom, NARSTCO and Strato (Sept. 11) Read More »
Safety
CP announces Safe Shipper Award winners for 2019 Read More »
Passenger Rail
LA Metro receives federal grant to develop travel rewards program Read More »
Security
NTSB: No criminal activity involved in UP train derailment Read More »
Logistics
CRANDIC Rail to serve Iowa logistics park now under construction Read More »
Security
MTA to fine train riders who refuse to wear masks Read More »
Kansas City Southern
KCS rejects takeover bid, report says Read More »
Passenger Rail
FTA awards BUILD grants to KC Streetcar extension, Cleveland RTA rail-car project Read More »

September 10

Passenger Rail
STM to begin Pie-IX station upgrade Read More »
High-Speed Rail
California authority launches website for high-speed rail training Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit seeks input on proposed service changes Read More »
Intermodal
Port of Long Beach posts best August in its history Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA, PATCO to reopen all rail stations Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Huron Central Railway to shut down in December Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
US, Canadian railroads log traffic increase in Week 36 Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak now needs $5 billion in federal funds, Flynn tells Congress Read More »

September 9

Internet-Digital
NYCT launches cellular connectivity in first under-river subway tunnel Read More »
Passenger Rail
Long Island Rail Road unveils train crowding app Read More »
Safety
SERTC launches online program Read More »
Passenger Rail
Caltrain suspends fare increase, approves equity framework Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN joins Commtrex exchange for transload service Read More »
Kansas City Southern
KCS Holiday Express train won't run in 2020 Read More »
Labor
RTD-Denver to slash jobs to address financial crunch Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP dispatches 'water train' to fight California wildfires Read More »

September 8

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Smiths Detection, Rail Vision, Acciona, Holden America, Cubic and HNTB (Sept. 8) Read More »
Passenger Rail
Chicago RTA to draft development plan for Cary Metra station Read More »
Passenger Rail
FTA grants RTD-Denver funding for multimodal app Read More »
Passenger Rail
PANYNJ seeks designer for AirTrain LGA-related promenade work Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Midwest & Bluegrass Rail acquires four short lines Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
USDOT introduces National Freight Strategic Plan Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metrolink restores some service, certifies new Tier 4 locomotives Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak to furlough nearly 2,000 workers, cut 100 managers Read More »

September 4

People
In memoriam: Long-time transit industry contributor Joseph Alexander Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
STB adopts final rule on waybill data collection Read More »
Safety
UP announces 2020 hazmat safety award winners Read More »
People
Dalton takes helm as VRE's CEO Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Transport Canada publishes locomotive voice, video recorder regs Read More »
Passenger Rail
Brightline breaks ground on Aventura Station in south Florida Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF to operate contaminated rail under consent decree Read More »
MOW
Long Bridge project poised to advance to design phase Read More »

September 3

Passenger Rail
Metrolink earns financial reporting honor, unveils flex pass Read More »
Passenger Rail
Three agencies take pandemic-related measures Read More »
Security
Temporary art murals damaged at Sound Transit station site Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
EDA awards grant for Texas industrial park rail spur Read More »
Safety
Metrolinx adopts mats to curb trespassing at GO Transit crossings Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP to operate Bailey Yard as single classification yard Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Class I CEOs respond to FRA-STB's letter on service issues Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. railroads registered intermodal volume gain in August Read More »

September 2

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Transdev, Duos, Bombardier, HUBER+SUHNER, Ardenna and Cubic (Sept. 2) Read More »
Passenger Rail
MARTA creates rider advisory council Read More »
People
Railroad Retirement Board names Bonson chief medical officer Read More »
C&S
Ohio rail panel approves two NS crossing projects Read More »
MOW
NICTD closer to federal funding pacts for two major projects Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Delmarva Central Railroad to upgrade aging rail bridges Read More »
PTC
Cap Metro completes PTC implementation Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
AAR endorses FRA rule on continuous rail inspection technology Read More »

September 1

Passenger Rail
TTC recalls 150 laid off operators Read More »
Security
San Diego MTS unveils new fare enforcement program Read More »
Labor
BLET: Court vacates FRA approval of KCSM engineer certification Read More »
MOW
TriMet caps off Steel Bridge project, light-rail revitalization Read More »
Sustainability
NS completes 'living shoreline' project near Lamberts Point terminal Read More »
Passenger Rail
LA Metro posts progress with four major rail projects Read More »
Amtrak
Gateway Program Development updates Hudson Tunnel cost Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN to order 50 all-electric trucks for intermodal fleet Read More »
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