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Rail News: January 2016

January 29

Georgia legislator to introduce bill to expand MARTA's rail system Indiana ports broke shipping records in 2015 Crosstie production, purchases rose in December, full year 2015 Sound Transit hires Shimmick for $13.2 million yard expansion, restores funding for station improvements RSI: Rail-car backlog fell throughout 2015 L.A. Metro's Washington addresses ridership decline in annual report Minnesota DOT shelves proposed Twin Cities-Rochester 'Zip Rail' line San Francisco MTC awards nearly $500 million for transit capital projects

January 28

MARS elects 2016 officers San Diego MTS names Barletta to oversee trolley, bus security Austin's Capital Metro taps AECOM for central corridor transit study CTA credits security cameras for 32 percent drop in crime on rail system Sen. Manchin wants Senate review of CP-NS merger proposal MTA board OKs $663 million contract for East Side Access project New York officials unveil RFP for $3 billion Penn Station project U.S. rail traffic continues slide in Week No. 3

January 27

Sound Transit to open University Link extension early, under budget CP names Paull to succeed Hilal on board SEPTA to roll out PTC system in February Phoenix OKs earlier opening dates for three light-rail extensions BNSF announces $4.3 billion capex plan AAR details safety investments in first 'state of the industry' report CN posts higher profits in Q4, full year 2015 Norfolk Southern posts lower profit in 2015, initiates cost-cutting measures

January 26

Rail supplier news from First State Manufacturing, FreightCar America, ASLRRA and Triangle Fluid Controls (Jan. 26) STB solicits nominations for RSTAC vacancy FRA extends comment period on future Northeast Corridor plan East Coast transit agencies work to restore rail service after blizzard Georgia Ports Authority reports 2015 volume growth, orders new cranes Minneapolis Metro Transit's Blue Line posts highest annual ridership in 2015 Morristown & Erie completes third straight year of traffic growth Amtrak mulls plan to reintroduce Gulf Coast service

January 25

Human trafficking to be discussed at Secure Rail Conference Rail supplier news from Duos Technologies, Siemens, TranSystems and RSI (Jan. 25) Metra: More than 1 million rides taken with Ventra App G&W adds transload locator to website Seattle's First Hill Streetcar route opens for service U.S. Rep. Duckworth asks STB to review use of 'voting trusts' in railroad mergers Valley Metro names Smith interim CEO CN files for regulatory approval of Milton logistics hub

January 22

Rail supplier news from Railhead, MOBI, WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff and EverBank (Jan. 22) S.C. Ports Authority logs strong volumes in 2015, expects flat growth in 2016 SEPTA to reuse energy created by braking subway cars Thunder Mountain Line suspends Idaho tourist train operation Amtrak's Harrisburg station to undergo improvements CP to eliminate 1,000 jobs in 2016 KCS' earnings fall in Q4, EPS beats estimates East Coast railroads, transit agencies gear up for blizzard

January 21

RTD kicks off new safety campaign Teamsters object to proposed CP-NS merger VRE appoints 2016 board officers Rail traffic produces mixed results in 2016's second week BART to equip all rail cars with surveillance cameras Report: Amtrak Gateway program to cost up to $23.9 billion CP posts 2015 financial results, pledges $1.1 billion for capex in 2016 UP's profit falls due to lower traffic volumes in 2015

January 20

Secure Rail sessions focus on cyber 'phishing' attacks, hacking of IoT WMATA kicks off escalator project at Waterfront Station DART names Rhone VP of capital design, construction BART to run longer trains, increase staffing during Super Bowl 50 CP issues second white paper on its NS merger argument World Trade Center transportation hub to open in March Metro-North to implement 'close call' reporting system FRA collects highest civil penalty rate for rail safety violations

January 19

Progressive Railroading seeks Eastern U.S. Regional Sales Manager Rail supplier news from Kelso, SISCOG, Bombardier and Sasser Family Holdings (Jan. 19) Caltrain kicks off annual ridership count San Diego MTS to fine riders for refusing to give up priority seating Metrolink OKs $2.2 million for mobile ticketing readers Valero's proposed California crude-by-rail project slated for hearing CP asks U.S. DOJ to review Class I execs' opposition to proposed merger CSX to consolidate operating divisions, close Huntington office

January 18

BLET prepares for move to new HQ in Cleveland suburb Rocky Mountaineer names Sammut president Metra bans hoverboards, cites safety concerns NRF recommends key port performance indicators for new USDOT program Calgary Transit's first 'Mask' car arrives L.A. Metro rejects request to postpone opening Gold Line station FRA: rail mergers would impact safety; SMART TD opposed to CP takeover of NS CentrePort to break ground on new Manitoba rail park

January 15

Secure Rail Conference to feature session on cyber security Presidential board issues recommendations in NJ Transit labor dispute Pittsburgh transit authority preps for Red Line repair project Portland Streetcar leaders plan station closures Cando Rail to build new rail terminal in British Columbia California High-Speed Rail Authority inks station funding pact with Burbank MTA gears up for $395 million subway renovation project in Brooklyn CSX unveils plan for major intermodal hub in North Carolina

January 14

Rail supplier news from TranSystems, RSI, RailComm and AllTranstek (Jan. 14) Schumer seeks FTA funds to increase capacity on New York City rail line Amtrak touts its new electric locomotives, sustainability practices Rail carloads down, intermodal business up in 2016's first week Metra OKs $1 million study of Union Station improvements CP 'disappointed' in UP CEO's comments on proposed NS merger Sound Transit leaders detail light-rail projects in 2016 AAR's Hamberger unveils industry's 2016 priorities

January 13

Sacramento transit agency logs 11 percent decrease in crime Rail unions petition FRA for uniform speed signs NYSDOT hearing to address LIRR grade crossing plan Reading & Northern logged record traffic, revenue in 2015 Canadian Pacific white paper makes case for industry consolidation NTSB's 'Most Wanted List' stresses PTC, transit-rail safety NS to combine Virginia, Pocahontas divisions CSX posts lower Q4 profit, achieves sub-70 operating ratio for 2015

January 12

Rail supplier news from ShipXpress, First State, Greenbrier, HNTB and Shannon & Wilson (Jan. 12) SacRT unveils mobile fare payment app NRF: Retail imports up in 2015, early results show MBTA sets meetings on fare hike proposals KCS Railway to invest $15 million to improve Louisiana rail line CSX names new sales, marketing leaders WMATA exec highlights safety changes since L'Enfant Plaza smoke incident AAR outlines PTC progress, sets goals for 2016

January 11

Oklahoma DOT appoints Sullivan head of capital programs DART names Orr VP of human capital; Peninsula Corridor JPB welcomes new directors, officers U.S.-NAFTA freight movement fell in October, BTS reports SEPTA equips police force with body cameras Port of Virginia signs MOU with Cuban port authority NVTC details suggestions for improving confidence in WMATA Gov. Cuomo announces plan to expedite renovations at NYC subway stations STB posts correspondence on proposed CP-NS merger

January 8

Secure Rail Conference hotel rate still available Metrolink advances work on drainage improvement project IANA reelects BNSF's Farmer as chair, welcomes new board members VIA Rail logs record holiday revenue Updegraff Trucking sets up shop at Lycoming Valley Railroad site CSX reports $2.2 billion in customer investments, unveils food distribution grant recipients CTA to make all rail stations accessible by 2036 CN submits EIS on Milton logistics hub Paris, California attacks heighten security awareness at transit agencies GAO: Amtrak's financial reporting 'incomplete'

January 7

Rail supplier news from Bombardier, Wabtec, Sidley Austin and Parsons (Jan. 7) Denver RTD's board names Tobiassen chair Ports America to operate intermodal transfer service at Baltimore port Ohio commission OKs grade crossing upgrades Ag shippers rank Class Is on customer service; UP comes in first California High-Speed Rail Authority identifies preferred bidder for next construction package Total U.S. rail traffic falls in 2015, but intermodal sets a record high Cuomo announces $3 billion renovation of NYC's Penn Station

January 6

Valley Metro slates meetings on west Phoenix transit options Palm Beach port logs volume, revenue growth in 2015 BNSF: a new network for a new year BART's 3.4 percent fare hike goes into effect Wisconsin railroad commissioner resigns; Walker appoints successor L.A. Metro awards $31.5 million signaling contract to Ansaldo Murphy named Operation Lifesaver president, CEO Cuomo unveils plan to expand Long Island Rail Road

January 5

NTSB cites signal issue in UP train collision KC Streetcar Authority seeks sponsorships for stops, vehicles RAC report documents Canada's rail trends in 2014 Report: Shippers express concerns over CP-NS merger Wisconsin DOT allocates $31 million for freight-rail projects KCS execs release annual 'state of the railroad' report U.S. rail ridership inches up in first nine months of 2015

January 4

Rail supplier news from Stadler, Vossloh, Siemens, Vertex and Tealinc (Jan. 4) Florida DOT considers proposed rail overpass for CSX line L.A. Metro gears up for more Crenshaw/LAX Line construction Panama Canal expansion completion expected in May, Varela says WMATA's Orange, Silver line trains begin running at regular intervals Holiday Train to raise $1.4 million, CP says Denver RTD unveils 2016 fare changes AAR: U.S. rail traffic falls 9.8 percent in Week 51 << Previous Next >>
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