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Rail News: February 2017

February 28

Sound Transit kicks off light-rail tunnel construction in downtown Bellevue ATU Local 689 threatens to reject overtime work at WMATA Amtrak ready to take over Hoosier State service Georgia, Virginia ports seek federal approval of 'East Coast Gateway' pact Caltrain pushes back start date for electrification construction BNSF's 2016 earnings hit by decline in coal, crude oil volumes

February 27

PennDOT seeks more community input in transportation planning Caltrain nixes PTC contract with Parsons AASHTO to Congress: Fix transportation funding Gov. Brown deems Orange County streetcar line a 'high-priority' WMATA takes legal action to enforce anti-fatigue policy Metra CEO Orseno to retire by 2017's end

February 24

WMATA aims to cut electricity costs UP to host hearing on police department standards L.A. transit board approves multi-agency police contract Progress Rail, PHL to test Tier 4 switch locomotive Connecticut panel OKs $50 million for CTrail Hartford Line CSX extends nomination deadline to March 10

February 23

Rail supplier news from Greenbrier, PNC, Road and Rail, and HNTB Corp. (Feb. 23) Reading & Northern appoints Clark to oversee anthracite coal business U.S., Canadian railroads report higher traffic in Week 7 New York City subway ridership slipped 0.3 percent in 2016 STB: Class I employment dropped in January MBTA lists bidders for Green Line light-rail extension

February 22

Report: Rail industry optimistic about Trump's pro-business stance Metra slates meeting on Fox River bridge replacement project CP unveils logo during Canada's sesquicentennial year Sound Transit light-rail ridership rose 65.8 percent in 2016 BNSF customers' 2016 development projects worth $3.5 billion APTA: Commuter railroads on target to meet PTC deadline CSX to cut 1,000 management jobs

February 21

Milwaukee Streetcar track installation to start in April Short-line tax credit bill introduced in U.S. Senate Infrastructure Ontario issues RFP for Metrolinx rail tunnel Port of Baltimore logged record cargo traffic in 2016 PANYNJ's 10-year capital plan includes $2.7 billion for Hudson tunnel project FTA delays grant for Caltrain's electrification project CSX's Ward, Gooden to retire May 31; Eliasson named president

February 17

Rising Stars nomination deadline is today Rail supplier news from IBM, Union Tank Car, Road and Rail, Pettibone and WAGO (Feb. 17) UP named 'most admired' by Fortune magazine Massachusetts Gov. Baker launches search for MBTA CEO Mantle Ridge responds to CSX's call for shareholders' meeting Illinois AG, BNSF reach settlement over Galena crude-oil spill Moorman makes Amtrak's case to Congress Canada's safety board seeks strategies to reduce severity of hazmat derailments

February 16

New Jersey congressmen want greater transparency in rail safety audits CP names Brooks senior VP, chief marketing officer Mercer Island to sue Sound Transit, WSDOT over light-rail plans STB adopts tentative measure of average change in rail industry productivity U.S. rail traffic inched up 2.6 percent in Week No. 6 SoftBank to acquire Fortress Investment Group

February 15

BART board greenlights plan to modernize El Cerrito del Norte Station CTA board OKs $42.9 million project to upgrade three substations NARP: Delaying Caltrain electrification funding could increase cost CP campaign calls for more locomotive video, voice recorders Norfolk Southern opens new locomotive repair shop in Chicago CSX shareholders to meet to consider Mantle Ridge, Harrison proposals

February 14

Rail supplier news from Konecranes, Alstom, NRC, Network Rail and Quandel (Feb. 14) U.S. Rep. Courtney aims to block funding for FRA's Northeast Corridor plan Connecticut completes rehab project for New Haven Line station Dewberry to prepare master plan for CSX intermodal hub California high-speed rail agency unveils online vendor registry Virginia International Gateway project begins at Port of Virginia

February 13

SEPTA gears up for 'Key' fare payment launch Port of Indiana-Jeffersonville surpasses 2 million tons of cargo in 2016 Short Line Safety Institute launches safety tip program CTA to build new rail station near Chicago's United Center CSX extends board nominee deadline for 2017 annual meeting Alaska Railroad cuts employees, costs to address operational losses FTA pulls some WMATA funding for now

February 10

IANA launches new web tool for potential customers Oklahoma City officials kick off streetcar construction MBTA commuter-rail operator unveils severe weather advisory system CN reveals 2017 capex plans U.S., Canadian rail traffic up, Mexican rail traffic down in Week 5 Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor logs 2.6 million tons of cargo in 2016

February 9

Rail supplier news from Trimble, Greenbrier, AECOM and Transdev (Feb. 9) Patriot Rail restructures commercial sales team PANYNJ issues RFP for LaGuardia AirTrain system Virginia issues RFP for manager of Atlantic Gateway rail projects Genesee & Wyoming posts earnings growth in Q4 2016 Caltrain challenges GOP call to block grant for electrification project

February 8

Rail supplier news from Archer Western, Sasser, Savage, Railmark and RailPros; and, in memoriam: Robert Bartholic (Feb. 8) VRE slates meetings on proposed 3 percent fare hike CTA kicks off $23 million Blue Line station rehab project Texas Central reaches 'milestone' on land options for high-speed rail G&W to acquire Heart of Georgia Railroad NTSB: Defective axle led to Casselton crude-oil train derailment

February 7

Texas short-line association elects Treangen president WMATA to retire 4000-series rail-car fleet Georgia Ports Authority slates new development; Port Everglades logs record TEUs Cracks prompt SEPTA to pull 90 subway cars from service L.A. Metro advances proposals to fast track Measure M projects Industry coalition asks Trump for long-term Highway Trust Fund fix

February 6

Ohio commission OKs crossing upgrades in five counties Indiana's Mount Vernon port tops record in Q4 Rhode Island DOT seeks proposals for new commuter-rail station CSX slates public meeting on Illinois intermodal terminal Metro-North logs ridership record, slates meeting for Port Jervis Line upgrades IANA: Intermodal shipments rose 1 percent in Q4, fell 2 percent for full year

February 3

LIRR unveils firms qualified to bid on $2 billion expansion project Denver RTD officer fatally shot outside Union Station KCS appoints Barr to VP human resources Union Pacific OKs $3.1 billion capex plan Metrolinx, Infrastructure Ontario seek firms to build Hamilton light-rail project G&W Chairman Fuller to retire in May

February 2

Rail supplier news from AECOM, Alstom, Siemens and RSI (Feb. 2) NITL elects Pileggi chairman MBTA fiscal control board OKs contract for new commuter-rail station MTA appoints Irick NYCT's acting president, Monaghan police chief Cuomo awards $25 million in grants for New York rail, port projects U.S. rail traffic rose slightly in January

February 1

Pittsburgh transit agency OKs Wi-Fi at light-rail stations OmniTRAX, real estate firm to develop industrial hub warehouses Minneapolis light-rail routes spur $6.8 billion in development, Met Council says Short-line tax credit bill reintroduced in Congress Amtrak names Feidt executive vice president, CFO U.S. Senate confirms Chao as transportation secretary AAR: Freight railroads to spend $22 billion on capex in 2017 << Previous Next >>
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