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Rail News: November 2017

November 22

U.S. Rep. Estes tours Budde Enterprises' Kansas facility UP to hike track speed in southwest Minnesota Hackers target Sacramento transit agency NTSB: Truck driver's inattention led to Amtrak's 2016 derailment in Kansas STB: U.S. Class I employment dipped slightly in October Progress Rail to acquire Downer Freight Rail in Australia AASHTO: Tax reform bills fail to address infrastructure funding 'crisis' Byford takes helm as New York City Transit's president

November 21

Rail supplier news from Siemens, RATP, HARTING, Eversheds Sutherland and TekTracking (Nov. 21) Colorado Gov. Hickenlooper names Lewis to head DOT L.A. Metro opens Union Station bike facility, forms ride-sharing pact NRC: Voter-approved ballot measures included rail projects Amtrak selects preferred plan for Philadelphia station development FTA OKs Utah's rail safety program UP highlights third-quarter PTC work MBTA selects Fluor joint venture to build Green Line extension

November 20

PUCO seeks applicants for grade-crossing project funding Metrolink calls on Congress to keep transit tax deduction North County Transit District advances PTC demo CentrePort preps new industrial park for development Metra kicks off Fox River Bridge replacement project TTC's subway extension to open next month RSI President Simpson to retire, O'Malley named successor APTA names Skoutelas president, CEO

November 17

Rail supplier news from Pandrol, Cubic, FST, NRC and MTU (Nov. 17) SEPTA unveils updated mobile app L.A. Metro audit found nearly 2,600 rail service disruptions in 2016 CP, Canadian police union forge tentative five-year pact Portland port names Swire Shipping terminal operator Sound Transit taps Brookville for five more light-rail cars New Orleans port continues growth in FY17, expects to close soon on short-line acquisition Amtrak broke ridership, financial records in FY2017

November 16

Shippers need more rail-asset transparency, firms say Santa Clara VTA to hike fares, increase light-rail service in 2018 JAXPORT kicks off construction of new auto terminal U.S. rail carloads down, intermodal volumes up in Week 45 Florida Gov. Scott proposes record $10.8 billion transportation budget Amtrak advances next phase of Penn Station renewal California high-speed rail agency selects German firm as early train operator Canada sues OmniTRAX over rail line disrepair; company seeks arbitration under NAFTA

November 15

Metro-North wraps up Port Jervis Line repairs APTA disappointed in Senate's version of tax bill DART steps up security Florida East Coast Railway tour highlighted LNG operations MBTA to receive first Orange Line cars from China in December Kansas City Southern honored for board diversity Canada, Quebec pledge funds for Montreal public transit projects NTSB: Amtrak's weak safety culture led to fatal derailment

November 14

Rail supplier news from Ballard, ALLU, Teleste and WAGO (Nov. 14) Prototype streetcar unveiled for proposed Brooklyn-Queens line Fauth, Fortson join National Mediation Board Oakland port gives first OK to CenterPoint logistics center TriMet, ATU agree to three-year pact Secure Rail issues call for 2018 conference presenters MBTA obtains $382 million in federal loans for PTC work GE to sell or spin off its transportation business

November 13

DART to update public on Cotton Belt rail project BNSF serves new Cemex terminal in Colorado San Francisco Muni's next-gen light-rail cars ready to go Fatt steps down from Canadian Pacific's board Georgia Ports Authority OKs funds for rail, gate expansions LaHood calls for regional source of capital funds for WMATA MassDOT seeks federal grant for New England Central Railroad project Metra OKs 2018 budget with fare hikes, service cuts

November 10

Rail supplier news from STV, PTSI, HDR and HNTB (Nov. 10) California looks to assume environmental review of high-speed rail project Ceres Solutions obtains state loan for rail project at Michigan feed mill Western Forest to shut down Englewood logging train Construction authority issues RFQ for L.A.'s Gold Line extension PANYNJ unveils 2018 capital, operating budgets Norfolk Southern to serve Indiana coal-loading facility Caltrans replaces Nippon Sharyo with Siemens in rail-car contract

November 9

Transport Canada takes on rail worker fatigue initiative WMATA mulls station changes to improve access to Maryland light-rail line Amazon coming to rail-served park in Maryland BART's 'Fleet of the Future' train misses mark in test run AAR: U.S. railroads logged slight volume dip in Week 44 Pittsburgh transit agency names Kelleman CEO Wisconsin & Southern obtains state funding for rail bridge project ASLRRA: Short-line industry achieves fatality-free year

November 8

LIRR to upgrade signals on Montauk Branch segment South Carolina Ports logged record October volume Houston METRO signs CEO Lambert to another term L.A., Long Beach ports adopt clean air pact OmniTRAX names Shanley exec VP Ironhorse to develop rail-served industrial park on U.S.-Mexico border Iowa Interstate reshapes leadership team Study: Proposed Texas-Oklahoma passenger-rail service is 'feasible'

November 7

Rail supplier news from ENSCO, Miller Ingenuity, Talgo and RSI (Nov. 7) Caltrain OKs bicycle parking management plan SEPTA seeks input on energy action plan House transportation leaders want GAO oversight of INFRA grants EDA grant to fund Iowa industrial park's rail project MBTA outlines $101 million in winter resiliency efforts KCS de Mexico to serve Savage Cos.'s new petroleum terminal APTA: Tax bill fails to protect Highway Trust Fund

November 6

Pittsburgh transit agency brings real-time tracking to rail system GE's Thomas to present at RailTrends 2017 Washington panel OKs grants for crossing improvements WMATA to replace Red Line interlocking Iowa Interstate names Parsons GM Port Everglades handled record cargo volumes in FY2017 Transport Canada to adjust track inspections in response to safety recommendation BNSF posts revenue, income gains in Q3

November 3

Rail supplier news from Sperry, Keolis, Greenbrier, Cubic, Arrows Up, Nortrak and WAGO (Nov. 3) RTD reaches milestone in small-business contracts for FasTracks work Ohio panel OKs crossing improvement projects South Carolina port authority OKs largest crane purchase Anacostia Rail prepares 260 emergency responders in hazmat safety EPA trims 2017 rail-car deliveries estimate just a tad Teamsters Canada members reject CP contract renewal proposal CREATE partners seek $160 million INFRA grant from feds

November 2

AAR's Hamberger ranks among nation's top lobbyists North Carolina Railroad names Walters chairman Honda nearly triples cargo moved through Georgia's Port of Brunswick Ontario advances Kipling Station project Amtrak names Zacariassen CIO NYC transit agencies heighten security after terrorist attack AAR: Intermodal traffic set a record in October CSX ceases plan to expand Baltimore tunnel

November 1

South Florida RTA adds Vaughan to governing board SEPTA slates hearings on King of Prussia Rail environmental report Norfolk Southern unveils 2017 sustainability report Sound Transit 'floating' rail bridge honored for engineering NJ Transit lengthens light-rail platforms at Exchange Place Station Port of Indiana obtains federal dollars for expansion Amtrak begins Roanoke rail service IANA: Strong growth in Q3 intermodal volumes << Previous
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