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Rail News: September 2021

September 30

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from New York Air Brake, WSP, Alstom and HDR (Sept. 30) Read More »
People
Delaware River Port Authority appoints Kernodle deputy CEO Read More »
People
OLI honors Glasgow with rail safety 'champion' award Read More »
Passenger Rail
Bacteria-killing copper to be installed on Toronto, Vancouver transit vehicles Read More »
High-Speed Rail
Brightline, Siemens unveil new high-speed trainsets Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN prepares plan for upcoming winter season Read More »
M&A
RailWorks to be sold to Bernhard Capital Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Intermodal volume down again in latest AAR traffic report Read More »

September 29

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from AITX, IMC, Holland, Cordel, Cedar AI, Bourque and ICC Read More »
Passenger Rail
BART opens first of rebuilt escalators Read More »
People
Gov. Hochul recognizes MTA progress in MWBE contracting Read More »
Passenger Rail
TriMet breaks ground on MAX Red Line extension, improvement project Read More »
People
RTD Chair Rivera-Malpiede honored for leadership Read More »
Passenger Rail
FTA requests transit worker safety information Read More »
Intermodal
CGR rail ferry completes first roundtrip voyage Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. Class I workforce shrank in August Read More »

September 28

Supplier Spotlight
BART awards ICF environmental services contract Read More »
Security
USDOT Volpe Center highlights report on suicide-prevention training Read More »
Passenger Rail
SEPTA to develop new vision for Regional Rail service Read More »
Intermodal
Savannah port to expedite TEU capacity expansion Read More »
Intermodal
JAXPORT awards construction contract for Blount Island project Read More »
Passenger Rail
FTA completes environmental review of Metro-North Penn Station access project Read More »
Amtrak
NTSB: Amtrak train was traveling below speed limit Read More »
Shippers
G3 to build new CN-served grain elevators in Alberta, Saskatchewan Read More »

September 27

Passenger Rail
LA Metro kicks off 'Keep Metro Clean and Safe' campaign Read More »
Passenger Rail
DART expands contactless-payment system Read More »
Passenger Rail
Gov. Northam, Virginia officials mark milestone in rail expansion program Read More »
MOW
UP overpass project included in Louisiana's TIFIA loan Read More »
Passenger Rail
Southern Rail Commission to issue grants to help fund train-station upgrades Read More »
Passenger Rail
TriMet Red Line Extension project lands federal grant Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
NTSB begins investigation of Amtrak train derailment Read More »

September 24

Passenger Rail
Amtrak to install photo walls as part of 50th anniversary Read More »
People
Savage appoints rail exec Duren to board of directors Read More »
Passenger Rail
CURA to lead Metro Transit Blue Line Extension project's anti-displacement work Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
STB issues environmental report for proposed Conrail line abandonment Read More »
Mechanical
BTS: More rail tank cars met DOT-117 safety standards in 2020 Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Buckingham Branch seeks to acquire rail line from CSX Read More »
People
Sound Transit CEO Rogoff to leave post in 2022 Read More »

September 23

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Amsted, Alstom, Gowanda, Trapeze and Sentient Read More »
Labor
CBC issues contract negotations update Read More »
Security
MTA steps up mask enforcement Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
North American transborder freight moved by rail rose in July Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. rail traffic total dipped in Week 37 Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
River Ridge authority deal to expedite expansion plan with OmniTRAX Read More »
People
Gonzales appointed TTCI president, CEO Read More »
Passenger Rail
Valley Metro distributes $250,000 in small business grants Read More »

September 22

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Hitachi Rail, L.B. Foster and TTX (Sept. 22) Read More »
Passenger Rail
MARTA, Georgia Tech awarded grant for multimodal transit system Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak adjusts COVID policies, pushes return-to-work date Read More »
Passenger Rail
CTA Garfield Gateway station honored with architecture award Read More »
Safety
Police conduct 'Operation Clear Track' to enforce rail safety Read More »
MOW
Metrolinx to rehab Rouge River Bridge Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
PennDOT solicits input for transportation, freight movement plans Read More »
M&A
TGM acquires grain assets from The Andersons Read More »

September 21

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Advent eModal, TekTracking, Woolpert, TRAC and Hatch LTK (Sept. 21) Read More »
High-Speed Rail
CHSRA releases 2021 sustainability report Read More »
Passenger Rail
RTD-Denver marks one year of N Line service Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
South Dakota rail-yard expansion to triple capacity Read More »
Passenger Rail
Caltrain announces leadership changes for electrification project Read More »
Logistics
Travero wraps up construction of rail-served transload facility Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
USDOT reveals first INFRA Extra project designees Read More »
MOW
Merchants Bridge project crosses milestone with truss installation Read More »

September 20

People
APTA committee nominates Holzendorf as next vice chair Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit receives TIFIA loan package Read More »
Passenger Rail
Ontario issues RFQ for Scarborough subway extension Read More »
Safety
Rail industry shares public safety message during 'Rail Safety Week' Read More »
People
MTA names Ko NYCT's chief mechanical officer Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Indiana Rail Road launches intermodal expansion Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
USDOT awards $5 million for regional infrastructure projects Read More »

September 17

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Stantec, WSP and Caltrax (Sept. 17) Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
CN to pay fine for Fisheries Act offense Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
NRF: August retail sales rise despite headwinds Read More »
Passenger Rail
NJ Transit named to 'best employers' list Read More »
Passenger Rail
MARTA to require COVID testing for unvaccinated employees Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
Illinois panel OKs grade crossing improvements on UP line Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
USDOT solicits public input on supply-chain problems Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN outlines details of its strategic plan Read More »
People
DemoWeek Prize Winner Drawing - September 17th Read More »

September 16

People
DemoWeek Prize Winner Drawing - September 16th Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from TRAC, Strato, Alstom and Circle Logistics (Sept. 16) Read More »
Supplier Spotlight
ASLRRA to recognize Vancer with Veterans Engagement Award Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FTA awards pandemic recovery funds to San Diego transit agency Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Ohio rail panel OKs grants to fix railroad bridges Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
EPA settles with UP over crude oil spill near Columbia River Read More »
People
Indiana Rail Road restructures management, announces promotions Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak, PIP reach financing agreement for Philadelphia station project Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Week 36: Intermodal volume a drag on U.S. rail traffic total Read More »

September 15

People
Demo Week Prize Winner Drawing - September 15th Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
GAO reviews FTA process to manage safety risks Read More »
Passenger Rail
Toronto transit agency mandates COVID-19 vaccine Read More »
Passenger Rail
Safety commission audits WMATA rail-car programs Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FTA announces available funding for restarting transit service Read More »
People
Rio Grande appoints Spellman president of RIOTECH Read More »
Passenger Rail
Ontario launching GO Transit service to London Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN receives notice of termination of KCS merger deal Read More »
M&A
CP, KCS reach second merger agreement Read More »

September 14

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Wabtec, SNC-Lavalin and WSP (Sept. 14) Read More »
Passenger Rail
APTA solicits comments on standards documents Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit tests 'fare ambassador' program Read More »
Passenger Rail
MTA installs security cameras at all NYC subway stations Read More »
Passenger Rail
RTD-Denver moves ahead with fare study, equity analysis Read More »
Passenger Rail
Cleveland RTA suspends waterfront light-rail line service Read More »
Passenger Rail
SANDAG crews install final steel structure for Mid-Coast trolley project Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
TCI launches proxy battle with CN Read More »
People
DemoWeek Prize Winner Drawing - September 14th Read More »

September 13

People
DemoWeek Prize Winner Drawing - September 13th Read More »
Passenger Rail
MARTA seeks feedback on rail car colors Read More »
Passenger Rail
SEPTA releases new map, signage concepts Read More »
Safety
Metrolink, Caltrans and USGS pilot earthquake early warning system Read More »
People
Maryland and Delaware Railroad announces promotions, retirement Read More »
Amtrak
Gov. Wolf endorses Amtrak's Pennsylvania expansion plan Read More »
Sustainability
Wabtec, G&W, Carnegie Mellon to launch freight-rail institute Read More »
Logistics
CP, Maersk open Vancouver transload facility Read More »
Kansas City Southern
KCS declares CP's latest merger proposal 'superior' Read More »

September 12

Kansas City Southern
BREAKING NEWS: KCS declares CP proposal 'superior,' will terminate CN deal Read More »

September 10

Passenger Rail
PANYNJ to mark 20th anniversary of 9/11 Read More »
People
USDOT announces three WMATA board appointees Read More »
Shippers
NRF: Retail imports remain strong, but COVID still slowing growth Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
TSA hikes fines on mask violators Read More »
Intermodal
Canadian agency solicits input on proposed Quebec port expansion Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
Norfolk Southern donates funds to food banks Read More »
Intermodal
Port of Baltimore receives four massive cranes Read More »

September 9

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from HNTB, Quantix and RSI (Sept. 9) Read More »
Passenger Rail
NJ Transit reopens remaining rail waiting rooms Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
APTA data used to track transit riders’ post-pandemic expectations Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Iron Ore Co. donates funds to RAIL Center of Expertise Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN to mandate COVID-19 vaccination for employees, contractors in Canada Read More »
People
R. J. Corman names Broyles EVP of commercial affairs Read More »
People
CII to recognize Seroka with 2021 Connie Award Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
North American freight-rail traffic up 9% so far in 2021 Read More »

September 8

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Alstom, Keolis and STV Read More »
Passenger Rail
VIA Rail reports improved performance in Q2 Read More »
Amtrak
OIG: Amtrak ADA compliance needs better planning Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF named one of America's best employers for women Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
New Orleans short line reopens days after Hurricane Ida Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
STB determines 'revenue adequate' Class Is for 2020 Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FTA: $2.2 billion in rescue plan funds available for transit agencies Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
TCI Fund hires adviser ahead of possible CN proxy fight Read More »

September 7

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Sasser, Littlepay and Alstom (Sept. 7) Read More »
Passenger Rail
Metra announces schedule changes for UP lines Read More »
Passenger Rail
LA Metro seeks public input on rail-to-river project Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
CTA employees must be vaccinated by Oct. 25 Read More »
MOW
LIRR completes Main Line Corridor crossing eliminations Read More »
Passenger Rail
TransLink, Richmond break ground on Canada Line Station Read More »
M&A
KCS, CP to restart merger talks Read More »
Passenger Rail
MTA, Amtrak restore service after Hurricane Ida Read More »

September 5

Canadian Pacific
UPDATE: CP ready to restart merger talks with KCS Read More »

September 3

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Skanska, ARM, Arup/WSP, ETA Transit, Alstom and Navis Read More »
Labor
CHSRA marks 6,000 construction jobs Read More »
Safety
OmniTRAX Safe Shipper Award presented to Pacific Northwest Oil Read More »
Security
L.A. Metro adds photo-enforcement camera to Crenshaw/LAX project Read More »
People
NJ Transit Police Chief Trucillo to chair TSA peer advisory group Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FTA awards pandemic-relief grants to Houston METRO, San Fran MTA Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
STB seeks public input on first-last mile service Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Swisspod, TTCI to develop hyperloop testing site in Colorado Read More »
Kansas City Southern
KCS adjourns stockholders meeting until Sept. 24 Read More »

September 2

Passenger Rail
Audit reveals concerns in WMATA fitness for duty programs Read More »
Passenger Rail
Sound Transit begins simulated service on Northgate Link segment Read More »
Passenger Rail
Severe flooding prompts Northeast transit agencies to restrict service Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR: U.S. railroads navagating supply-chain challenges Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
ASLRRA names 2021 Business Development Award winners Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP ramps up hiring efforts Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
Major investor urges CN to drop its pursuit of KCS Read More »
Intermodal
Port of Coos Bay, developer to build new multimodal container facility Read More »

September 1

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Siemens and Piper Networks Read More »
People
Railway Tie Association hires Irby as executive director Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
OSHA: CSX to pay, reinstate whistleblowers Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA to begin closures to replace Rockville canopy Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
APTA urges Congress to include additional transit funding in Build Back Better Act Read More »
M&A
CP: CSX-Pan Am merger threatens competition on Hoosac Tunnel route Read More »
Passenger Rail
NJ Transit, state release RFP for Newark Penn Station redesign Read More »
M&A
Canadian Pacific affirms Aug. 10 offer to acquire KCS Read More »
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