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Rail News: June 2016

June 30

Caltrans unveils California's long-range transportation plan NJ Transit unveils expanded light-rail vehicle on Newark lines G&W short line to serve new Fort Wayne intermodal facility Brightline marks installation of engine in first locomotive U.S. rail traffic down 3.9 percent in week No. 25 Ontario to extend GO Transit rail service to Niagara Falls Remains of two BNSF employees recovered at Texas crash site FTA allocates final Hurricane Sandy repair funds

June 29

TransLink to install new doors, sensors at fare gates for riders with disabilities SFRTA names Ryan chair, Abrams vice chair EPA honors Georgia Ports Authority's eRTG program CTA marks 10 years of Pink Line service Tri-City's Miller to retire this week SacRT leader Wiley moves up retirement date to August Alameda Corridor authority completes $118 million grade separation BNSF trains collide in Texas

June 28

Amtrak unveils $7 million lounge at Chicago's Union Station Koppers signs contracts for rail joints with NS, UP Joint venture to construct intermodal fuel terminal in Beaumont, Texas Washington Gov. Inslee calls on USDOT to step up crude-by-rail oversight WMATA to cut 500 positions to save money CN appoints Jobin to board, announces new roles for Cory, Houle FTA gives green light to Fort Worth's TEX Rail project

June 27

Rail supplier news from Wabtec, Siemens and REMSA (June 27) St. Louis County Exec Stenger proposes three new MetroLink routes STB: CSX must report blocked crossings on Chicago rail line UP unveils infrastructure projects for Minnesota, Montana and Wisconsin Georgia officials attend Panama Canal opening RTA report: Crosstie production, purchases fell in May L.A. Metro unveils draft environmental impact report for airport station

June 24

Port of Everglades, Crowley Liner ink new lease agreement BART gears up for more bike riders Canadian officials ink pact to improve British Columbia's public transit USDOT: Columbus wins 'Smart City Challenge' King to retire as R. J. Corman's top exec FRA: Failure to maintain track, equipment caused UP train derailment Sound Transit, L.A. Metro add expansion measures to November ballot

June 23

Rail supplier news from ShipXpress, Lilee, SmartDrive and Bombardier (June 23) Wisconsin DOT wraps up Milwaukee rail station project Reading & Northern promotes three to VP roles WMATA names Leader chief operating officer U.S. rail traffic decline drags on SEPTA gears up for trolley tunnel repair work Lac Megantic won't pursue legal action against CP for train disaster Meridian Speedway rail line preps for upgrades in Louisiana, Mississippi

June 22

San Diego MTS earns 'perfect' state performance audit NS intermodal subsidiary, MercuryGate sign Modal-X integration pact FTA, FHWA recertify MTC's transportation planning for northern California BLET announces election results Ontario to expand GO rail service in Durham region STB: Class I employment continued slide in mid-May Wainwright/TVS plans second facility to serve South Carolina port MARTA expansion projects approved for Atlanta ballot referendum

June 21

League of Railway Industry Women seeks nominees for 'Outstanding Woman of the Year' Cincinnati transit agency names Demarcus diversity director California High-Speed Rail Authority agrees to explore 'green' technology TNW marks facility and service expansion for central Texas short line APTA honors winners of safety and security awards, rail rodeo competition WMATA wraps up installation of weather-tight seals on third-rail power feeds CP expects 12 percent decline in 2Q revenue

June 20

Rail Supplier News from GREX, Parsons, WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff and HNTB (June 20) Report recommends five-year investment plan to help Port Manatee keep pace with projected cargo volume Valley Metro boards name new leaders UP unveils infrastructure upgrade plans for New Mexico, Utah, Washington CTA unveils final designs for 95th Street Terminal Virginia panel OKs six-year, $14.4 billion transportation plan Canadian government proposes locomotive emissions regs

June 17

Rail supplier news from Herzog, Miller Ingenuity, Masabi, CarMath, Hanson and CH2M (June 17) Canadian railroads release video on AskRail mobile app Crossing upgrades advance in five states MBTA projects record commuter-rail fare revenue for FY2016 BMW begins to build auto plant in Mexico on KCSM line Amtrak, SEPTA and other partners introduce Philadelphia station development plan Canadian government postpones repeal of transportation act provisions Maryland Purple Line lands $874.6 million TIFIA loan

June 16

NJ Transit marks 20th anniversary of Midtown Direct service to New York City Carloads continued to slump for U.S., Canadian roads in week No. 23 UTA mulls new approaches to transit-oriented development STB extends comment period for proposed Great Lakes line, proposes rate case rulemaking Metra OKs $3 million contract to renovate Calumet Station California, Arkansas ports cranked up cargo volume in May AAR and ASLRRA to FRA: Withdraw proposal to mandate two-person crews

June 15

CH2M lands contract to rehab Trinity Railway Express bridge in Dallas Kentucky cabinet seeks comments on draft freight transportation plan TMSA selects CN's Savoy as top marketing executive for 2016 UP slates infrastructure upgrades in Nevada, Wyoming WMATA investigates track machine derailment in Virginia CSX releases social responsibility report, rates another IT workplace ranking Ontario inks pact to clear way for expanded commuter-rail service between Toronto, Waterloo

June 14

Rail supplier news from Nomad Digital, Loram, Keolis and Eno Center (June 14) Amtrak, MTA install backup power system for Baltimore Penn Station SEPTA debuts fare payment system pilot UP improves ranking on Newsweek's annual 'green' list VIA Rail, Unifor ink tentative pact to avert strike Canadian agencies seek comments on CN's proposed Milton hub Washington state, federal inspectors to inspect track along Columbia River Gorge Gov. Cuomo, New York legislators implement measures to improve rail safety

June 13

PATH to install PTC on 33rd Street Line CTA awards contract for Quincy Station renovation project Retail import patterns 'uneven' for the summer, retail federation says Amtrak's Hoosier route improves on-time performance, revenue USDOT unveils new hazardous materials safety grant L.A. Metro unveils plan to accelerate transportation projects New AAR report cites freight railroad industry's economic impact

June 10

U.S. Rep. Fitzpatrick visits New Hope & Ivyland Railroad for TRAC product demonstration AAR, international rail community honor crossing awareness day U.S. senators call on TSA to address passenger-rail security Reading & Northern acquires coal company's rail line BART OKs $3.5 billion ballot initiative to fund repair plan XpressWest ends Vegas-L.A. high-speed rail pact with Chinese firm Desert Line reconstruction to ease rail traffic between San Diego, Mexico

June 9

Rail supplier news from STV, WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff, LTK and Michael Baker International (June 9) Panama Canal Authority receives report on third set of locks New York agencies partner with short lines to cut gas emissions Pasha Automotive gains direct access to CSX, NS at Tradepoint Atlantic site EMD ships Metrolink's first Tier 4 locomotive from Indiana AAR: U.S. rail traffic drops 17.3 percent in week 22 APTA: U.S. light-rail ridership grew 3 percent in Q1 2016

June 8

Toronto Transit Commission finishes laying track for subway extension Michigan RTA slates meetings on Detroit transit plan Washington State DOT soliciting applications for freight-rail grants, loans New York State awards $16.3 million in grants to upgrade rail infrastructure UP names Ferguson EVP, chief legal officer; Reading & Northern promotes Ludwig Vermont budget allocates $33.4 million for rail projects TIGER VIII applications total $9.3 billion in requests for funding

June 7

DART to mark 20th anniversary of light-rail system TriMet promotes Witter to lead capital projects division Oklahoma DOT issues RFQ for Heartland Flyer BNSF, Southwestern Railroad help Iron Horse set frac sand unit-train record Rail fastener may have caused UP train derailment, report says Sacramento transit agency names Li general manager, CEO Ontario pledges $1 billion to Ottawa's light-rail expansion project CN CEO Mongeau stepping down; Jobin to take helm

June 6

Rail supplier news from Rockwell Collins, Harsco, Trinity and Alstom (June 6) AAR recognizes Metra for rail safety education efforts Nebraska Central Railroad promotes Greve to new role RAC honors CN, Quebec North Shore & Labrador for safety efforts L.A. Metro to build first Purple Line extension subway station CN asks municipalities to offer input for key route risk assessments LIRR awards major contracts for double-track project Tank cars involved in UP derailment met new standards

June 3

U.S. Rep. Bustos visits Rail Construction Equipment to discuss industry concerns Siemens completes 70th ACS-64 locomotive for Amtrak Port of New Orleans posts record growth UP preps infrastructure projects for Idaho, Oregon, Iowa Santa Clara VTA finalizes sales tax measure for November ballot Caltrain signs off on FY2017 capital, operating budgets U.S. rail traffic up 1.9 percent during week of May 28 Sound Transit accelerates light-rail expansion timeline, adds new projects

June 2

Rail supplier news from Amsted, Thales, Timken, Alstom and Bombardier (June 2) SEPTA preps for trolley line track renewal UP report outlines last year's sustainability improvements Gulf & Ohio Railways promotes four execs NARP calls on FRA, NJ Transit to expedite Hudson River tunnel project Pennsylvania panel awards grant to Reading & Northern bridge project Sound Transit kicks off $120.5 million Tacoma trestle project U.S. rail traffic falls 6.8 percent in May

June 1

Montreal transit agency to hike fares July 1 Washington state solicits input on crude-oil transport rules FTA, FHWA release final rule for metropolitan transportation plans VIA Rail logs ridership, revenue gains in first quarter FRA's Feinberg to NARS: Embrace technology to improve safety Needless radio communications are too distracting, union leader says Sound Transit considers accelerating light-rail expansions Norfolk Southern won't work with Great Lakes' proposed rail line << Previous Next >>
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