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Rail News: October 2015

October 30

TriMet, SamTrans and OmniTRAX announce personnel moves CN releases fifth sustainability report AAR: U.S. carload, intermodal traffic falls in Week 42 Sound Transit solicits public comments on proposed fare, service changes G&W's Q3 reflects Freightliner integration, lower traffic volumes ASLRRA notes progress of 45G tax credit bill; Obama signs PTC extension USDOT received $10.1 billion in TIGER VII funding requests MTA board OKs $29 billion capital program

October 29

CSX employee Chatrathi receives AAR environmental award Caltrain to replace 100-year-old bridge Drone manufacturer Insitu initiates flights over BNSF tracks Pacific Imperial Railroad's new owner to rebuild Desert Line NS kicks off new bridge construction in New York state park Vermont awarded $10 million in TIGER funds to restore passenger-rail service Metro-North's revamped maintenance locomotives begin to re-enter service Senate passes PTC deadline extension, confirms Feinberg as FRA administrator

October 28

Rail supplier updates from GE, CH2M, ZTR, Predikto; and, in memoriam: Harsco Corp.'s Derek Hathaway (Oct. 28) Fort Worth's The T reappoints Mahaffey chair; DCTA adds two board members CP names Ellis to chief legal, corporate secretary post SEPTA OKs sustainability projects Metra to use $14 million TIGER grant to replace Fox River Bridge House passes PTC deadline extension, short-term transportation funding bill CN logs record operating ratio in Q3; Mongeau set to return in early 2016 NS posts lower profit in Q3

October 27

Former MTA Chairman E. Virgil Conway dies CIG opens new rail hub to serve shale plays in southeast Texas UP reports improved employee safety record in Q3 Staten Island Railway repair project underway VRE to open Spotsylvania Station next month FTA unveils details of WMATA safety oversight plan Amtrak's Boardman: It's time to build infrastructure USDOT begins notifying states, cities of TIGER VII grant awards

October 26

CN makes available new 'Fact Book' Kansas City Streetcar wires go live Oregon team recommends passenger-rail improvements along Cascades route Delaware River port names Wing deputy CEO; Houston Metro board OKs new contract for CEO No fare hikes in CTA's 2016 operating budget Authority OKs agreement allowing ExpressRail Port Jersey facility Short-term funding measure includes PTC deadline extension GCT kicks off Deltaport expansion project at Port Metro Vancouver

October 23

Rail supplier updates from Georgetown Rail, Bombardier, Greenbrier, Rail Propulsions and AREMA (Oct. 23) Kentucky officials tour TRAM Construction facility RTA: Crosstie production up, purchases down in August Sound Transit choses final location for new light-rail facility Denver airport to get commuter-rail stop in April 2016 Montreal transit agency unveils $2.8 billion capex plan Austin Western Railroad is BNSF's 'short line of the year' L.A. Metro's Foothill Gold Line extension to open in spring 2016 Kentucky officials tour TRAM Construction facility

October 22

Eno Center taps executive search firm to recruit new leader WMATA launches webpage to monitor repairs on damaged substation Acting Chief Green to head MBTA's transit police Senators speak out against bigger trucks AAR: U.S. rail traffic down 1.2 percent so far this year Virginia Railway Express mulls service disruptions due to PTC deadline House bill would extend PTC deadline Lower traffic volumes drive down Union Pacific's Q3 profit

October 21

Amtrak's Cascades route marks 20 years RSI: Rail-car backlog falls in Q3 Georgia ports slate $152 million in capital projects LRIW restructures board, elects executive committee LIRR appoints Picca executive VP NS announces service changes in response to PTC deadline Bill would authorize federal oversight of WMATA CSX to close mechanical shops in Corbin, Ky.

October 20

Rail supplier updates from Siemens, Alstom, ARI, WSP and TranSystems (Oct. 20) NJ Transit urges riders to avoid the 'Rude Zone' Alley named communications chief of California high-speed rail project USDOT announces plan to require drone registration Railroad execs reiterate need for PTC deadline extension Toronto streetcar delivery to be delayed Texas Central selects joint venture for high-speed rail line's pre-construction work CP posts Q3 record revenue, operating ratio; ratifies pact with BLET

October 19

Ridership on Metro Transit's Green Line sets record in September Panama Canal Railway's Kenna to lead chamber group KC Streetcar operations facility nears completion Washington DOT nears completion of landslide mitigation projects CTA's Yellow Line set to reopen House T&I Committee to mark up transportation bill on Thursday Amtrak seeks developer for Chicago Union Station improvement plan USDOT drafts strategy for nation's freight movement

October 16

Railway Interchange 2015 sets attendance record Landoll, Railroad Construction Co. of South Jersey, Wasatch Railcar host congressional visits CTA to expand wireless coverage throughout subway system GO Transit unveils new cab cars Rep. Kind asks GAO to investigate blocked rail crossings in Wisconsin Port of Baltimore stacks up TEU record in August SEPTA names Burnfield deputy general manager Metra proposes fare hike to cover PTC costs in 2016 KCS: Record operating ratio highlights a mostly trying third quarter

October 15

DART board names Moses-Wilkins chair, elects new officers Caltrain seeks to curb vehicle-train collisions SEDA-COG, Graymont build track to serve Pennsylvania power plant Amtrak secures insurance coverage for natural disasters in Northeast Corridor Texas high-speed rail line would have $36 billion economic impact, study says MBTA logs best on-time performance for commuter trains since 2006 AAR: U.S. carload traffic drops nearly 6 percent, intermodal steady in Week 40 CTA awards $180 million contract for reconstruction of Red Line terminal CSX to reduce operations in Erwin, Tenn.

October 14

Rail supplier updates from Trinity, ShipXpress, Alstom and Bombardier (Oct. 14) Seattle DOT unveils new site on capital projects MARTA meets with local businesses along proposed Clifton Corridor light-rail route TTCI to help develop rail hazmat courses for rural emergency agencies KCS unveils report on corporate sustainability efforts USD Partners to acquire crude-oil terminal in Wyoming L.A. Metro mulls sales tax ballot measure CSX's 3Q profit dips due to lower volumes, fuel costs; achieves record operating ratio

October 13

WMATA moves toward paperless fares North Carolina DOT adds signals, gates at Old Fort grade crossing UP debuts second safety campaign on social media FRA report analyzes DOT-111 tank car test USD Group, Pinto to build Houston port terminal Oklahoma panel OKs launch of rail crossing safety initiative Senators call for 'comprehensive' action on PTC process NYC to contribute $2.5 billion to MTA's capital program

October 12

Rail supplier from CTC, Siemens, Brookville, Railway Supply Institute and CF Rail (Oct. 12) CTA's courtesy campaign wins APTA award VRE to kick off meetings on proposed Gainesville-Haymarket extension FTA taps Smart Growth America to lead transit-oriented development initiative NRF: Cargo volume expected to increase 3.3 percent in October Wabtec acquires Track IQ Foxx orders FTA to take direct safety oversight of WMATA

October 9

Unit train delivering U.S. Silica frac sand breaks record Amtrak to allow pets on two East Coast routes STV Inc. marks progress on Sonoma-Marin commuter line Caltrain slates meetings on proposed fare hikes UP proposes Kankakee River bridge replacement Heldt becomes president of LRIW; panel addresses challenges, opportunities for women in rail S.C. flooding claims lives of two R.J. Corman workers; NS restores most service in the state FRA announces new track safety standards following CSX derailment

October 8

Rail supplier news from Freedom Railcar, Greenbrier, Alstom, Railserve and AREMA (Oct. 8) Denver transit agency preps Nine Mile Station for R Line rail route Ohio panel OKs rail crossing improvement projects Researchers grade California rail stations APM Terminals Lazaro Cardenas receives high-tech cranes AGT Food to acquire short-line operator Mobil Capital Holdings MBTA plots improvements to Worcester/Framingham commuter line AAR: U.S. rail traffic down 2 percent in September

October 7

Rail supplier updates from Alstom, Greenbrier, Thales, and Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, and Thales (Oct. 7) Wiley to retire as CEO of Sacramento transit agency Paducah and Louisville Railway trainmen approve new contract APTA announces awards for excellence in public transportation KC Streetcar awards Herzog $15.8 million operations contract HNTB to oversee next phase of California high-speed rail construction CSX kicks off construction of Pittsburgh intermodal terminal Amtrak may suspend rail service in mid-December

October 6

Rail supplier news from AllTranstek, Progress Rail, GE and Siemens (Oct. 6) KCS unveils mobile-friendly website APTA elects McCall as chair for 2015-2016 term LRIW honors GO Transit VP Proc with Woman of the Year Award DART unveils new advanced fare collection system Progress Rail acquires Haynes Corp. Amtrak train derails in Vermont AREMA awards annual Hay award to BNSF, UP for Tower 55 project

October 5

Rail supplier updates from Alstom, NRE, Siemens, Railhead and First State Manufacturing (Oct. 5) Port Newark taps federal center's expertise for expansion project Minneapolis-area council slates public meetings on Blue Line light-rail extension Metra unveils annual procurement plan ARS acquires FreightCar America's repair, maintenance business FTA accepts safety committee's reports on transit worker fatigue, assaults House subcommittee to discuss drone safety AAR counting down to PTC deadline decision

October 2

Metra OKs split payments for online tickets PennDOT accepting public-private project ideas this month UP to sell Rock Island Corridor in Missouri Ridership on San Diego trolleys tops 40 million; UTA sets all-time rail boarding record Short Line Safety Institute kicks off search for executive director CIG Logistics acquires UP-served rail facility in Odessa, Texas Amtrak panel recommends solutions to Chicago rail gridlock East Coast railroads prep for Hurricane Joaquin

October 1

TTC installs bike repair stops in 10 subway stations, reports two-year high for rider satisfaction Mooney to retire as state coordinator for Missouri Operation Lifesaver AAR: U.S. rail traffic down a bit in Week No. 38 Metrolink to receive additional funds for Tier 4 locomotives GE to sell tank-car leasing, rail-car repair facilities to Marmon; remaining rail-car leasing to Wells Fargo FTA unveils new state of good repair guidelines NTSB makes 'urgent' request for FRA to oversee WMATA rail safety Bill introduced to extend PTC deadline << Previous Next >>
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