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Rail News: October 2013

October 31

Rail supplier news from Kelso, Trinity, ZTR, Vossloh, Atlantic Track and KBR (Oct. 31) Vast majority of Canadian transit suppliers have boosted R&D budgets, CUTA says More parking available for Metrolink riders in Orange County New Illinois inland port includes BNSF intermodal facility Montana Rail Link, Bighorn Divide & Wyoming win BNSF short-line awards Despite strong tank-car demand, car orders weakened in 3Q, EPA says HART secures more tax revenue for Honolulu transit-rail project CN, Teamsters Canada Rail Conference reach tentative agreements

October 30

SEPTA to add free WiFi at more rail stations Massachusetts to continue seasonal Boston-to-Cape Cod rail service Wisconsin DOT provides grant for Marinette Marine spur rehabilitation Stoecklein retires as Pacific Imperial's president; Weber assumes OmniTRAX Canada's business director post Colorado DOT seeks public input on high-speed, intercity passenger-rail study New York Gov. Cuomo, MTA's Prendergast examine flood-prevention technology Canadian railroads are committed to bolstering safety, CN's Mongeau says House panel recommends ways to improve nation's freight transportation efficiency

October 29

Rail supplier news from Bombardier, Wabtec, TUV Rheinland, Hub Group, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Salco and ASCE (Oct. 29) New Mexico DOT seeks public input on state rail plan Napoleon, Defiance & Western completes trackwork to offer CSX, NS access Hurricane Sandy: New York City subway riders allowed free rides in hardest-hit areas on one-year anniversary North Carolina records ridership, revenue gains on Amtrak lines in FY2013 CSX signs 'historic' agreement for West Virginia locomotive shop, TCU says BNSF: Piggott to assume CFO reins after Hund retires next year Stop taking Northeast Corridor for granted, Amtrak's Boardman says

October 28

TriMet MOW crews address service disruptions on Steel Bridge SMART members ratify SEPTA agreement SMART Transportation Division promotes four officers Three ports tout promising developments North County Transit District to issue RFP for Solana Beach station development NS locomotive shop in Virginia marks safety milestone Sound Transit kicks off public comment period for long-range transit expansion plan O'Leary to succeed Aadnesen as Alaska Railroad's chief executive

October 25

Rail supplier news from UP Distribution, Alstom, GATX, Wabtec, DNJ Intermodal and Laird (Oct. 25) Hersman, Hart retain NTSB chair seats for third terms Short line association voices opposition to Safe Freight Act Amtrak previews new long-distance rail cars RTA: Tie purchases, production slipped in September due to seasonal swings Fatal accident prompts BART to change safety procedure Engineering phase under way for Metro Gold Line extension's second segment Washington state port's commission approves crude facility lease a second time U.S. rail traffic ratcheted up for second consecutive week

October 24

Rail supplier news from Tiger Cool, American Trainco, Thales, TUV, Parsons Brinckerhoff and Jacobs (Oct. 24) Wisconsin and Southern welcomed Russian delegation in September Crossing upgrades advance in Kentucky, Ohio Rail-related developments brew at three ports MTA marks 100th anniversary of Long Island Rail Road's Jamaica Station Ferromex, UP launch 'Eagle Premium' intermodal service Percy to become GO Transit's next president MBTA issues RFP for $1.3 billion rail-car replacement project

October 23

Senate subcommittee hearing to examine Metro-North power outage Canada aims to continue bolstering rail safety, transport minister says CSX's Florida headquarters earns LEED certification BNSF starts work on logistics center in Texas, opens economic development office in Montana Metra seeks public input on FY2014 budget, two-year financial plan Record earnings, lowest-ever operating ratio highlight 'outstanding' 3Q, CP says NS posts 'excellent' third-quarter results CN bested revenue record, notched sub-60 operating ratio in 3Q

October 22

Rail supplier news from Tata Steel, Alstom, Liebherr-Transportation, Aon, HDR, GE and Hub Group (Oct. 22) Hancock, Cox assume leadership roles at AASHTO September port volume soared in Long Beach, slipped in Los Angeles FTA allocates $29 million to strengthen transit safety, disaster recovery capabilities AAR to FRA: Freight railroads are taking steps to improve haz-mat safety NS and UP made 'revenue adequate' grade in 2012, STB says CTA proposes $1.38 billion budget for FY2014 BART: Tentative agreement ends strike, NTSB continues accident review

October 21

Rail supplier news from Banyan Rail, Bombardier, Atlas Copco and InComm (Oct. 21) VIA Rail issues contracts for Winnipeg Union Station, rail-car components KCSM marks seventh Bulkmatic transload terminal in Mexico Rail-car orders slipped, deliveries rose slightly in 3Q, ARCI says NYCT to build new Staten Island Railway station BNSF earns recognition for military recruiting efforts BART: Strike continues, NTSB investigates fatal accident CTA extends Montreal, Maine & Atlantic's operating license until Feb. 1

October 18

Rail news from RailComm, Herzog, L.B. Foster, AECOM, STV, RSI and REMSA (Oct. 18) CTA ready to reopen reconstructed Red Line South BNSF opens intermodal facility at Kansas City logistics park Bewley joins All Aboard Florida's leadership team as CFO U.S. rail traffic landed on plus side of ledger last week CSX unveils plan for Pittsburgh intermodal terminal, takes wraps off new intermodal website Regulation: Canada issues order requiring crude classification tests; STB postpones hearing on switching petition BART workers launch second strike KCS set revenue, carload records in 3Q

October 17

Join Progressive Railroading's LinkedIn group Watco tabs Cassidy as Swan Ranch Railroad's GM WMATA welcomes back federal workers, advances Bethesda Station improvements South Carolina ports: More cargo in September, more funds for inland facility X Train, California city to continue discussions over proposed L.A.-to-Vegas passenger-rail service Caltrain to mark 150-year milestone Florida DOT to provide $35 million for three port projects Amtrak, 19 states reach agreements to preserve rail routes 3Q: UP overcomes Colorado floods, three weak business sectors to set four financial records

October 16

KCSM, Panama Canal Railway execs win board posts for Latin America chambers Fort Worth's The T names interim president; DART elects new officers Minneapolis leaders to delay Southwest light-rail project Alameda Corridor authority to begin two grade separations in 2014 California commission approves millions to improve passenger-rail service Canadian rail association disputes Fraser Institute's findings in crude transportation safety study Amtrak, Indiana reach agreement for Hoosier service funding Strong merchandise, intermodal volumes helped CSX overcome weak coal traffic in 3Q

October 15

Rail supplier news from EnviroSolutions, Siemens, Hollysys, Alstom, Pacer and Innovative Scheduling (Oct. 15) Rail supply industry consolidation continued through 2013's first half, EdgePoint says Kansas DOT opens interchange near BNSF's new intermodal facility CN, Teamsters continue to differ during contract negotiations Kesich to lead rail operations for MTA-Metro North Tunnel construction begins for Ottawa's Confederation Line Florida East Coast posts progress on new container facility at Port Everglades No BART strike today, federal mediator says

October 14

UP's ShipCarsNow wins BBB's Integrity Award IDOT, UP begin final stage of Chicago-St. Louis HSR corridor work for 2013 California rail authority solicits contractor qualifications for high-speed route's second phase New panel to plan Indiana's transportation infrastructure Oregon port to begin exporting Ford vehicles to China Iowa commission allocates funds for six freight-rail projects Amtrak set ridership record in FY2013 BART, unions still can't agree on labor contract; strike averted one more day

October 11

Rail supplier news from American Railcar, Vossloh, GE, Alstom, Thales, Jacobs and T.Y. Lin International (Oct. 11) BLET, Terminal Railway reach tentative agreement Oregon DOT to poll public on preliminary alternative routes for intercity passenger rail UP wins ConAgra Mills' service appreciation award Austin's Capital Metro issues RFP for transit-oriented development near rail station CN, Indiana Rail Road open Indianapolis intermodal terminal U.S. rail traffic returns to mixed-result mode, AAR data shows BART, unions continue labor talks through weekend to avoid strike

October 10

South Carolina Public Railways becomes Palmetto Railways Kansas City unveils new CAF streetcar Brunswick port's 'banner year' helped Georgia authority log record fiscal-year volume CTA hires construction manager/GC for Red Line project Amtrak appoints Murphy GM of long-distance services Florida East Coast to restore service to Miami port Leader assumes permanent SVP post at New York City Transit Maine DOT report: Rail safety practices in the state are 'adequate'

October 9

Rail supplier news from Wabtec, Stella-Jones, Siemens and Quintiq (Oct. 9) Quiet zones advance in New York, Wisconsin Twin Cities and Western cites study to back its light-rail project position Amtrak issues RFP for Philadelphia 30th Street Station's master plan Iowa commission OKs funds for 51 crossing projects University of Illinois study: 220-mph high-speed line from Chicago to Champaign-Urbana and beyond is feasible Intermodal transfer facility authority to address modernization project's environmental impacts NTSB recommends 'urgent' safety measures following CTA's Blue Line accident

October 8

North Carolina Railroad elects new chairs; Watco installs new managers Federal agencies seeking comments on proposed policy for MPO boards BNSF breaks down planned capital projects in California CN's Mongeau: Canadian supply chain needs to prep for healthy grain harvest Tucson begins testing new streetcar system Amtrak, New York State reach cost-sharing agreement BNSF to serve new crude-by-rail terminal in Wyoming MTA Metro-North restores service on New Haven Line

October 7

In memoriam: Pioneer Railcorp founder Guy Brenkman South Florida agency honored for reducing time, costs on Miami station project Florida council provides $16.5 million for Port Everglades projects WMATA investigating fatal accident on Red Line Tie purchases and production posted gains in August, RTA says Gov. Brown signs bill that helps Metrolink fund purchase of low-emission locomotives CP-served crude facility still on track for late 2013 opening, Dakota Plains says Amtrak reducing financial losses on food service, Boardman says

October 4

Rail supplier news from FreightCar America, Cummins, Railway Supply Institute, Alstom, Chicago FreightCar and IDS (Oct. 4) WMATA to open new parking structure, advance transit-oriented development Trogdon to step down as North Carolina DOT's chief operations officer Louis Dreyfus Commodities opens new grain elevator at Louisiana port Santa Clara VTA names Fernandez general manager UP anticipates best-ever earnings, lower operating ratio in 3Q results AAR: Coal and grain drops aside, September gains a 'hopeful sign' for U.S. traffic All Aboard Florida secures right of way for Orlando-Miami passenger-rail project

October 3

Florida East Coast paints locomotives to promote breast cancer awareness ContainerPort Group to open CSX-, CN-served facility in Indianapolis Detroit awards design, quality assurance contract for streetcar line STB to seek public comments on Grenada Railway's service embargo in Mississippi Amtrak, MTA complete joint project to upgrade Baltimore station's restrooms CN makes CDP's climate disclosure grade for fourth-straight year Metro-North restores some service to New Haven Line APTA bestows high honors to three transit agencies, six individuals CSX-served crude unloading facility opens at Philadelphia refinery

October 2

Amtrak, Google create interactive train locator map BNSF outlines capital improvement plans in New Mexico Millennial generation wants multi-modal transportation options, APTA says Previsich succeeds Futhey as SMART Transportation Division president Shallow tunnels recommended for Twin Cities' Green Line light-rail extension Council of State OKs deal for new wood pellet export facility at North Carolina port Railway Interchange: 'Next Generation' event encourages millennials to consider railroad careers Quebec accident highlights need to strengthen rail safety, Canadian transport minister says

October 1

Rail supplier news from Lilee and Alstom, GE, ARINC, Mitsubishi, Siemens, Emerson Bearing and A&K (Oct. 1) FRA approves NCDOT request to shift $15 million to fund Raleigh station project Georgia Ports Authority posts monthly tonnage, container records Marin County transportation board OKs toll funds for SMART Larkspur extension CSX takes top spot on Soy Transportation Coalition's annual Railroad Report Card AREMA honors Utah Transit Authority with 2013 Hay Award engineering honor Amtrak still running despite government shutdown; reaches agreement with North Carolina DOT Railway Interchange general session offers thoughts on industry optimism, challenges << Previous Next >>
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