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Rail News: September 2022

September 30

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from HDR, Stadler and Transdev (Sept. 30) Read More »
People
NCRR welcomes Dillon as government affairs VP Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Wisconsin senator's bill would define 'common carrier obligation' Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Ohio commission OKs grants for railroad, manufacturer Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
DeFazio joins those questioning SEPTA's contract with CRRC Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
NTSB investigating deadly collision between train, stored rail cars Read More »

September 29

Passenger Rail
MARTA releases RFP for transit-oriented development project Read More »
Passenger Rail
APTA: U.S. transit ridership recovery continues Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
Norfolk Southern donates funds to food pantries Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. rail volumes fell 4.4% in Week 38 Read More »
Labor
Electrical workers ratify new contract with freight railroads Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Canadian government, rail industry pledge to help Ukraine Read More »

September 28

Federal Legislation & Regulation
Republican lawmakers question SEPTA rail-car contract's compliance with 'Buy America' Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX scores high on sustainability; revives Santa Train Read More »
Passenger Rail
Calgary issues RFP for Green Line light-rail project Read More »
Shippers
Nissan to start moving vehicles through Port of Brunswick Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Two South Dakota short-line projects land federal grants Read More »
Labor
Machinists, freight railroads reach new tentative agreement Read More »

September 27

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Burns & McDonnell, Telegraph and InnoTrans (Sept. 27) Read More »
Passenger Rail
MTA logs more pandemic-era ridership records Read More »
Passenger Rail
SEPTA advances King of Prussia rail, trolley modernization plans Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP calls for collaboration on environmental cleanup of Houston site Read More »
M&A
Patriot Rail to acquire short-line operator Delta Southern Read More »
MOW
WisDOT awards freight-rail improvement grants, loans Read More »

September 26

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Ballard, Siemens, Frauscher and Progress Rail (Sept. 26) Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
STB releases details for CP-KCS merger hearing Read More »
Passenger Rail
Eglinton Crosstown LRT project delayed again Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
UP, Shell sign MOU aimed at reducing GHGs Read More »
People
DCTA elevates Cristina from interim role to president, CEO Read More »
Mechanical
Progress Rail to provide BNSF with zero-exhaust emission locomotives Read More »

September 23

Passenger Rail
SEPTA releases design concepts for new trolley stations Read More »
Shippers
Southern portion completed at Colorado rail park Read More »
Safety
CN's Neumiller, village of Valemount win Roger Cyr rail safety awards Read More »
Passenger Rail
L.A. Metro, SFMTA to open new light-rail lines soon Read More »
Norfolk Southern Railway
NS honors 48 chemical shippers with annual safety award Read More »
People
Mulligan to succeed the retiring Nober as BNSF's chief legal officer Read More »
Amtrak
Amtrak pledges net zero emissions by 2045 Read More »

September 22

Security
MTA to install cameras in all subway cars Read More »
Intermodal
Connecticut, Pennsylvania DOTs solicit feedback on state rail plans Read More »
Safety
WMATA launches public safety initiatives Read More »
MOW
INFRA grant a boost to CREATE's Ogden Junction rail project Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Intermodal a drag on U.S. rail traffic in Week 37 Read More »
Passenger Rail
Minnesota, Wisconsin DOTs seek input on Twin Cities-Chicago passenger-rail project Read More »

September 21

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Progress Rail, Hitachi, Alstom, RSI and Rail Safety Training (Sept. 21) Read More »
Passenger Rail
L.A. Metro lands federal grant to fund GoPass expansion Read More »
Canadian National Railway - CN
CN highlights progress toward ESG targets Read More »
Passenger Rail
Stadler to deliver zero-emission trains to California transportation agencies Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
USDOT, SBA to help small firms access infrastructure contracts Read More »
Canadian Pacific
Canadian Pacific unveils emissions calculator Read More »

September 20

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Wabtec, Belden, Cylus and REMSA (Sept. 20) Read More »
Safety
Operation Lifesaver, railroads kick off Rail Safety Week Read More »
Passenger Rail
NJ Transit, BetMGM sign naming rights pact for Meadowlands Line Read More »
Passenger Rail
MBTA returns Orange Line to service after 30-day repair period Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Feds award millions in CARSI grants to fund grade-crossing improvements Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
Class Is log U.S. employment surge for August Read More »

September 19

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Alstom, Intersection and STV (Sept. 19) Read More »
Passenger Rail
Connecticut DOT breaks ground on Windsor Locks station Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
APTA asks Congress for emergency transit relief Read More »
High-Speed Rail
CHSRA completes grade separation project Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
Rail customers ask Congress to reauthorize STB Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
USDOT awards $1.5 billion in INFRA grants Read More »

September 16

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Alstom and Rail Vision (Sept. 16) Read More »
Passenger Rail
MTA logs another ridership record Read More »
Passenger Rail
Transdev group selected for Infrastructure Ontario project Read More »
Intermodal
SeaPort Manatee wins INFRA grant for yard expansion project Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
NTSB: Coal train derailed after towing vessel crew misread chart Read More »
Labor
Tentative labor agreement brings sighs of relief Read More »

September 15

Intermodal
Port of Savannah logs record cargo in August Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. freight-rail traffic fell slightly in Week 36 Read More »
M&A
Patriot Rail completes Pioneer Lines acquisition Read More »
Passenger Rail
Strike averted: Amtrak to restore long-distance trips Read More »
CSX Transportation
CSX: Foote to retire; Hinrichs named president, CEO Read More »
Labor
Biden announces tentative labor deal; strike averted Read More »

September 14

Short Lines & Regionals
Anacostia hosts Denver grad students for short-line tour Read More »
MOW
Major tie project in the works for Metra UP line Read More »
People
TransLink names Zein GM of British Columbia transit agency Read More »
Passenger Rail
Amtrak suspends more long-distance trains Read More »
Class Is
Class Is enact plans for possible strike; IAM members vote down tentative agreement Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF Salmon Bay Bridge project awarded INFRA grant Read More »

September 13

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Koppers, Alstom, Waterfall Security, Nascent and Buckeye (Sept. 13) Read More »
Security
Metro Transit-St. Louis logs progress on security initiatives Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
PennDOT solicits grant applications for multimodal projects Read More »
Passenger Rail
MTA to host town hall on proposed Interborough Express Read More »
Union Pacific Railroad
Union Pacific issues $600 million in green bonds Read More »
Intermodal
AREMA chooses CSX, North Carolina DOT as annual Hay award winners Read More »
Labor
Looming strike prompts Amtrak to cancel some long-distance routes Read More »

September 12

Safety
OLI seeks applicants for rail safety education grants Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
RSI Logistics to operate Madison Railroad transload site Read More »
People
Letellier named to CN's board Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
MassDOT awards industrial rail access grants Read More »
Labor
NCCC, three more unions ink tentative agreements Read More »
Labor
Class Is prep for rail strike, unions cry 'corporate extortion' Read More »

September 9

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from VLS, Trinity and Nordic (Sept. 9) Read More »
People
Operation Lifesaver names new coordinators Read More »
Security
DART police agency achieves accreditation Read More »
Shippers
Retailers: Import slowdown continues Read More »
People
Livonia, Avon & Lakeville Railroads name Babcock president, CEO Read More »
Labor
AAR: Rail strike could cost $2B a day Read More »

September 8

Passenger Rail
MTA drops mask requirement Read More »
High-Speed Rail
CHSRA releases environmental draft for Palmdale-Burbank stretch Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Sierra Northern unveils hydrogen-powered locomotive design Read More »
Intermodal
RAISE grant to fund grade separation at L.A. port Read More »
People
Fields succeeds Grace as BRC president Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
AAR: U.S. railroads 'preparing for growth' Read More »

September 7

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Progress Rail, ZF, Ballard and Pandrol (Sept. 7) Read More »
Kansas City Southern
Kansas City Southern's Holiday Express to tour this year Read More »
Passenger Rail
Valley Metro light-rail extension project reaches halfway mark Read More »
Passenger Rail
St. Louis council OKs federal funds for Loop Trolley Read More »
Kansas City Southern
KCS kicks off program to certify shippers' rail-ready sites Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
STB: Five Class Is were 'revenue adequate' in 2021 Read More »

September 6

People
TriMet taps Dorn as head of engineering, construction and planning Read More »
Passenger Rail
WMATA to return more 7000-series rail cars to service Read More »
Labor
BLET members to vote on BNSF-Montana Rail Link pacts Read More »
Short Lines & Regionals
Mississippi Export Railroad marks 100 years in business Read More »
Security
South Louisiana port awarded FEMA funds to boost security Read More »
Mechanical
MBTA awards 'supercar' contract to CAF Read More »
Labor
Railroads, two more unions reach tentative pacts Read More »

September 2

Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Greenbrier, Amsted and IntelliTrans (Sept. 2) Read More »
Passenger Rail
Transport Canada seeks adviser for high-frequency rail routes Read More »
Passenger Rail
Report: Hudson Tunnel project completion delayed Read More »
Passenger Rail
Honolulu agency begins early testing of passenger-rail system Read More »
People
Indiana Rail Road makes personnel changes Read More »
Labor
Survey: Most rail workers favor strike Read More »

September 1

Amtrak
Amtrak to resume Cascades service to Vancouver Read More »
Intermodal
EDA grant to help fund new rail spur at Missouri industrial park Read More »
Rail Industry Trends
U.S. railroads log slight traffic increase in Week 34 Read More »
BNSF Railway
BNSF honors customers for sustainability efforts Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
FTA issues more safety directives to MBTA Read More »
Federal Legislation & Regulation
USDOT calls for next round of CRISI grant applications Read More »
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