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Rail News: November 2016

November 30

MBTA to provide update on Green Line Extension Metrolinx preps for new GO Transit station, Don Yard project CTA OKs extra funds for Red Line extension Progressive Railroading webcast to address tribal consultation issues House passes RESPONSE Act to improve rail hazmat training Sound Transit's light-rail ridership tops bus use CSX expects Q4 EPS to be 'flat, slightly up' President-elect Trump picks Chao to run USDOT

November 29

Rail supplier news from ProTran, Nebraska Central, Cubic and Bombardier (Nov. 29) FTA seeks applicants for zero-emission project funding San Francisco's Muni attacked by 'ransomware' hacker CMQ appoints Giles exec chairman, promotes Ratledge to CEO Charlotte picks Siemens to build six streetcars NS board names former Gov. Daniels, Donadio directors LIRR releases environmental impact statement for third track project FRA: Railroads' PTC progress is 'uneven'

November 28

BART steps up police visibility at two stations Canadian railway association receives funds for rail heritage preservation Rocky Mountaineer's Hardie honored by executive group FTA works with FAA to implement safety management program Oklahoma City taps Herzog, Stacy and Witbeck to install streetcar tracks Conservation group sues FRA over Alaska Railroad's LNG records STB: Class I workforce shrinks across the board in October TransLink, Vancouver leaders OK CA$2 billion transportation plan

November 23

Teamsters re-elect Hoffa, Hall to lead union Metro-North wraps up Fordham Station upgrades Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority names Tessitor chair, Pedroza vice chair AASHTO: Highway Trust Fund still needs long-term funding source L.A. Metro mulls multi-agency police contract Canadian Pacific named to 'military-friendly employers' list WMATA gears up for 'severe' service outages on Orange, Silver lines U.S., Canadian railroads post traffic increase in week 46

November 22

TransLink wraps up SkyTrain station upgrades NARP's Mathews tapped to serve on USDOT tourism committee Port of Montreal inaugurates new container terminal Bombardier inks commuter-rail pact with Montreal transit agency FRA to issue advisory on sleep apnea, cameras CSX named 'military-friendly' employer MTA mulls fare increases in 2017 FRA updates safety standards for high-speed rail

November 21

Rail supplier news from GE, Phase One, Parsons, and Road and Rail (Nov. 21) Cleveland transit agency wraps up Green Line station upgrade CN honored for corporate governance practices Norfolk Southern's 'rolling classroom' completes 18-city tour Caltrain kicks off pre-construction work for electrification project Carload Express' Delmarva short line to operate NS line California high-speed rail agency withdraws proposal to use foreign contractors AAR to Trump team: Don't forget freight rail in infrastructure plans

November 18

OneRail report touts safety benefits of moving people, goods by rail Schumer: USDOT advances proposal to make crude oil less volatile JAXPORT opens new rail terminal Blumenthal urges FRA to fast-track safety measures WMATA pulls 4000-series rail cars due to safety concerns Union Pacific promotes Butler, Whited; elects Hopkins to the board CTA's board OKs operating, capital budgets Amtrak reports strong financial results for FY2016

November 17

Rail supplier news from GE, Watco, Cubic and Cambridge Systematics (Nov. 17) International transit group slates inaugural North American rail meeting U.S. rail traffic steady in week 45 CSX cleaning up after trains collide in central Florida Operation Lifesaver elects new board members BNSF, KCS partner on new intermodal service APTA: Commuter railroads on schedule to meet PTC deadline AAR to STB: Halt proposed regs until Trump takes over

November 16

Maryland Transit Administration to close Baltimore light-rail segment for repair Toronto transit agency recognized for diversity Ohio panel OKs rail-crossing projects Denver RTD's 'Transit Watch' app tops 5,000 users AASHTO elects Bernhardt, Schroer to top posts Amtrak seeks firm to develop property near Philadelphia's 30th Street Station NTSB unveils new two-year 'Most Wanted' safety recommendations Port of Virginia, Konecranes OK pact for 86 automated stacking cranes

November 15

Rail supplier updates from ITT, PNC, Nokia, and Kimley-Horn (Nov. 15) Canada's Maloney touts VIA Rail maintenance center improvements SEPTA begins 'Travel Wallet' fare service Washington state seeks comments on oil-spill response plan Pacific Ethanol and Toledo, Peoria & Western begin unit train service CN honored for working with Aboriginal communities Patriot Rail subsidiary acquires rail tank car, tanker truck cleaning firm KCS dedicates Texas terminal to Starling

November 14

FTA's Flowers tours St. Louis light-rail projects California rail authority inks broadband pact for high-speed corridor KCS, KCSM host Mexico energy symposium Honolulu transit agency names Kim chair ASLRRA to seek tax credit, balanced regs under new administration, Congress UP recognized for hiring veterans Metra OKs 2017 budget, logs record ridership for Cubs rally PANYNJ unveils 2017 proposed budgets

November 11

Metra preps for online surplus auction BNSF to start serving Illinois sugar storage facility this month Valley Metro names Smith permanent CEO FRA denies petition to delay drug-testing rules SEPTA launches PTC on Cynwyd commuter-rail line U.S. railroads log meager traffic increase in week 44 MTA receives proposals to modernize LIRR level of Penn Station CP seeks change in maximum work hours for train crews

November 10

Rail supplier news from Siemens, NRC, Modjeski and Masters, and Herzog (Nov. 10) VIA Rail's Desjardins-Siciliano honored with business award UP to speed up trains in Modesto, Calif. Patriot Rail adds rail capacity to Sacramento business park CSX's Sanborn updates expectations for Q4 RailTrends 2016: How might President Trump affect rail? Watco to acquire additional bulk terminals from Kinder Morgan Seattle, San Francisco OK major transit plans; proposals in Detroit, Virginia Beach fail

November 9

Caltrain to add more cars to rush-hour trains NYCT gears up to repair two M Line bridges NRF: Port TEUs slip in September, but rebound in October BLET agrees with TSB's stance on rail-worker fatigue CSX names Rutherford VP-industrial products AAR, APTA react to national election results Many transit-rail initiatives win on local ballots

November 8

Rail supplier news from GREX, PFL, Industry-Railway Suppliers, Hub Group, and in memoriam: Robert Grandy (Nov. 8) Sound Transit solicits comments on light-rail station designs Amtrak boosts Wi-Fi speed on Acela Express Vancouver's Evergreen Skytrain extension to open next month Port Everglades logs decline in TEUs for FY2016 CP lauds October grain movement, launches website detailing time off MBTA names Dalton GM for Green Line extension, shakes up capital project team

November 7

McAndrews named port association chair TriMet, Verizon add mobile service at underground station TransLink appoints Cunningham chair Amtrak, Michigan DOT wrap up construction on higher-speed route NCDOT adds $10 million to freight rail, crossing improvement program BNSF posts lower net income, revenue in Q3 Reading & Northern prepares for growth SEPTA, union agree to end six-day strike

November 4

Rail supplier news from Railinc, Wabtec, HNTB and WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff (Nov. 4) Valley Metro to unveil final design of Gilbert Road light-rail extension Rail traffic results were mixed in week 43 Houston transit agency to replace faulty axle counters America's Central Port to complete rail expansion this year Lee steps down as GM of Cincinnati streetcar Canada's Garneau lays out transportation agenda, backs onboard recording devices IANA: Intermodal traffic remained sluggish in Q3

November 3

Dallas-Houston high-speed trains could serve 5 million riders by 2026 NCDOT launches multimodal transit app U.S. rail traffic slump continued in October UPS opposes STB's proposed reciprocal switching rule Anacostia promotes New York & Atlantic's Bonner, Victor and Taylor L.A. Metro to improve Blue Line safety, releases annual report AAR honors NS' McDaniel, other railroaders for environmental work FRA grants waiver to Denver RTD for grade-crossing repairs

November 2

Rail supplier news from Amsted, Maxwell, McDonald Transit, ARI and FreightCar America (Nov. 2) Washington grant to fund crossing upgrade on BNSF track G&W closes on Providence and Worcester acquisition FTA names Dluger head of WMATA safety oversight team KCS charts improvement projects for New Orleans subdivision San Diego transit agency orders 45 light-rail vehicles from Siemens CP knocks safety leader's comments on train-crew fatigue

November 1

InDOT seeks feedback on state rail plan Connecticut's Shore Line East adds new platform at Branford Station Freight-car demand remains 'relatively weak,' report says G&W posts lower Q3 operating revenue, income FRA, NJ Transit to host public meetings for Hudson tunnel project RailTrends lines up final speakers for 2016 conference Canada pulls DOT-111 rail cars from crude-oil service SEPTA strike halts transit service in Philadelphia << Previous Next >>
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