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Rail News: September 2016

September 30

Rail supplier news from Vossloh, Skanska, ENSCO, Industry-Railway Suppliers and Alliance Shippers (Sept. 30) ASLRRA offers new employment screening option CN to award 50 grants for tree plantings Atlanta seeks firms to develop land use plan around proposed streetcar extensions Pittsburgh transit agency preps for light-rail track replacement Metrolink opens renovated Antelope Valley Line station U.S. intermodal traffic surpassed carloads in week 38 NJ Transit crash investigation begins

September 29

Montana park receives $750,000 grant to redevelop rail spur WisDOT slates meetings on statewide freight plan CTA gears up for third phase of Wilson Station reconstruction CP launches website to highlight emergency response capabilities MBTA trims operating deficit by 50 percent in FY2016 NS Chief Legal Officer Hixon to retire TSB: Track conditions, rail wear led to CN derailment Met Council OKs environmental review for Minneapolis Blue Line extension Report: NJ Transit train crashes into Hoboken station

September 28

MBTA to open new Fitchburg Line station SEPTA allows riders to use credit, debit cards to buy fares U.S. Rep. Beutler calls on USDOT to study oil-train safety risks Metra seeks PTC grant for Milwaukee North, West lines HART picks joint venture to build airport guideway, stations AAR writes Congress over STB concerns MassDOT reveals $2.2 million in industrial rail grants Cuomo unveils $1.6 billion plan for new Penn Station complex

September 27

Rail supplier news from Gross & Janes, Bombardier, Siemens, Michael Baker, Auto Truck, and in memoriam: Robert Dillon (Sept. 27) Sacramento transit agency to reopen rail station InnoTrans attracts record participation BLET, Wheeling & Lake Erie reach tentative deals DART taps firm to 'mine' social media data Washington commission awards funds for oil-train crossing upgrades Talgo to refurbish L.A. Metro rail cars in Milwaukee PANYNJ OKs $400 million in PATH tunnel repairs

September 26

Tampa streetcar kicks off expanded morning service Former Rep. Rahall joins Eno Center's Freight Working Group Honolulu transit agency hosts public viewing of first train APTA appoints Brady senior director of government affairs Study confirms rate re-regulation is unnecessary, AAR says Ohio EPA honors CSX terminal for environmental stewardship L.A. Metro OKs $82 million contract to add more security officers BTS: U.S.-NAFTA freight-by-rail movement rose in July

September 23

Rail supplier news from Greenbrier, Alstom, Caltrax, GE and WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff (Sept. 22) UW-Superior wins IANA's student competition FRA, Illinois DOT agree on grant extension for Chicago-Quad Cities rail project STB unveils independent rate-case study L.A. Metro OKs contracts for environmental study of new rail route Watco launches Supply Chain Services International Sound Transit inks $554 million order for new rail cars U.S. senators call for tighter security at rail stations, ports

September 22

MBTA plans tree removal near Green Line tracks FTA issues guidance on Buy America's 'small purchase' waiver Herzog Technologies, Watco team up on PTC efforts Amtrak expands bikes-on-board program Rail traffic: U.S., Mexico down, Canada up in week 37 LIRR to revamp stations in Hicksville, Queens Port of Virginia signs long-term lease, paves way for expansion

September 21

Sacramento transit district launches security app Americas Gateway Logistics Center retains listing agent BART wraps up track repairs; Caltrain gears up for crossing improvements STB: Class I employment down in August New York City Transit reopens renovated Brooklyn stations Amsted Rail, GE combine technologies for rail-car monitoring FTA OKs environmental review for Minneapolis light-rail extension Short Line Safety Institute awarded $1.9 million grant for safety efforts

September 20

Rail supplier news from Powerbrace, GE, Georgetown Rail, OUTFRONT and RailRunner (Sept. 20) BART wraps up repairs to damaged cars Metra cuts proposed 2017 operating budget by $5.3 million Hanjin bankruptcy is hurting business, shippers tell Pritzker Metrolinx seeks firm to build new rail tunnel NS improves service, infrastructure on former Delaware & Hudson line Amtrak hires CH2M, Hill International to help manage Gateway Canada's TSB calls for locomotive video, voice technology

September 19

Rail supplier news from Herzog, Transdev, Hill International and Michael Baker (Sept. 19) N.C. Railroad donates $50,000 endowment to AREMA education fund Georgia Ports Authority marked record TEUs in August Sound Transit upgrades Wi-Fi coverage on commuter-rail routes Badger Mining to ship frac sand from Edmonton site on CN line ACE kicks off $146 million underpass, rail bridge project in Southern California Bombs prompt tighter security at New York, New Jersey transit agencies

September 16

Geisler, Decker re-elected to BLET leadership roles Tennessee's Music City Star marks 10th anniversary Former BNSF executive VP Fox joins R. J. Corman's board BNSF publishes 2015 sustainability report WMATA installs 28 new digital ad displays to boost revenue CP's senior VP De Ciccio retires after 40 years L.A. Metro: 70 percent of Expo Line Extension riders are new Port of Savannah slates $128 million rail expansion

September 15

RailTrends registration discount ends Friday APTA names its 2016 award winners Cincinnati streetcar provides 50,000 trips in opening weekend FTA awards grant for health screenings at St. Louis MetroLink stations East Coast transit agencies warn riders about using Samsung Galaxy Note7 AAR: U.S. rail traffic down 5.4 percent in week 36 CSX receives public safety award for emergency response tool BNSF officially opens Cadet Yard New York state to award $27.9 million for rail, port improvements

September 14

Rail-car users form new trade association Canada pledges funds for VIA Rail station upgrades M-1 Rail receives first QLINE streetcar FRA, D.C. DOT solicit public input on Long Bridge EIS study Indiana Rail Road slates project to improve safety at 321 crossings Wisconsin DOT awards $37 million in grants, loans to freight-rail projects Connecticut to purchase 60 new M-8 cars for New Haven Line San Diego region nets $1 billion grant for Mid-Coast Trolley extension

September 13

Georgia Ports Authority appoints McCarthy COO Keolis tests virtual reality glasses to reduce MBTA repair time Metra receives $3.7 million transit security grant CSX, CN recognized for sustainability practices Plasser appoints Blechinger president SEPTA sidelines 18 recently repaired Silverliner V cars APTA: Voters to consider nearly $200 billion in transit initiatives FRA safety grants include millions to Amtrak, Metro North, short lines

September 12

Rail supplier news from Greenbrier, Gross & Janes, FS Solutions, Danella and WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff (Sept. 12) Equipment finance activity new business volume grew in 2015 NRF: September retail imports strong despite Hanjin's troubles Massachusetts Gov. Baker provides update on MBTA's winter plan Watco Supply Chain acquires BCM Logistics Cincinnati launches new streetcar system

September 9

Congressional staffers tour Wheeler Lumber facility Brooklyn, Queens residents back proposed streetcar route, survey finds KCSM-served Kia plant opens in Mexico Alabama & Tennessee River Railway boosts speed on track segment RailTrends conference offers discount on registration fee U.S. rail traffic continues slide, Canada's carloads tick up, Mexico's intermodal volume increases in Week 35 Brightline's first locomotive passes initial testing CP's Erceg steps down, Velani named interim CFO STB reveals 'revenue adequate' Class Is for 2015

September 8

Rail supplier news from United Rail, Siyata, Alstom, Orgo-Thermit and HNTB (Sept. 8) DART unveils kiosk to help airline passengers navigate ground travel RRVW names Zink VP of economic development, community affairs Connecticut DOT unveils environmental report for Walk Bridge project Metra's first rehabbed locomotive returns to service APTA: Public transit helps reduce traffic deaths CSX's Lonegro updates third-quarter, year-end expectations AAR: Traffic slips in August, but grain surge is 'the big story'

September 7

TriMet logs 30 years of MAX light-rail service Amtrak to continue late-night Saturday service between Chicago, Milwaukee Sound Transit completes tunneling for Northgate Link extension REMSA inaugurates Wise as president L.A. Metro to require subcontracts for veteran-owned firms Port Everglades, Panama Canal renew MOU DART's Thomas named public transit manager of the year CP's board elects Denham, Fatt; Ackman resigns

September 6

Rail supplier news from Hanson, CH2M, FreightCar America, Salco and Retlif (Sept. 6) Buffalo & Pittsburgh workers vote for union representation MercuryGate links with CSX's RailPlus SEPTA begins returning Silverliner V cars to service STB gives Great Lakes more time to propose alternative route Third rail on BART's Berryessa Extension goes live Ports, retailers concerned about impact of Hanjin bankruptcy Calgary receives federal funds for new light-rail vehicles, station rehab

September 2

Siemens hosts S.F. Mayor Lee, SFMTA; STB's Elliott joins shippers for a train ride Sacramento transit agency marks decrease in fare evasions Rail traffic slide continues in North America UTA names Benson president, CEO AAR calls on Clinton, Trump to support balanced regulation FTA issues final policy guidance for Buy America requirements BNSF launches faster intermodal service between Pacific Northwest, Texas ProgressiveRailroading.com gets a new look

September 1

Minneapolis Green Line extension secures final piece of local funding Port of Charleston handles its biggest container ship VIA Rail logged 2.8 percent ridership increase in Q2 Canada's TSB issues CP train derailment report California High-Speed Rail Authority to provide update on Palmdale-Burbank segment Alstom inks contract to maintain Ottawa light-rail line OmniTRAX rail affiliate acquires Oklahoma mill site STB proposes streamlined process for small rate disputes << Previous Next >>
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