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Rail News: November 2015

November 30

Rail supplier updates from Bombardier, Alstom, Morton and STV (Nov. 30) Kalama named Washington state's 'Port of the Year' APTA: American public supports federal investment in public transportation MARTA police force earns accreditation honors AAR: Rail traffic slowdown continued in Week 46 Valley Metro's Banta steps down as CEO TSB: Broken heel block assembly behind CP train derailment Edmonton taps TransEd Partners to oversee Valley Line light-rail project

November 25

TTC begins operations at new streetcar facility, modifies stops Ohio panel agrees to close CSX crossing Metra gears up for winter weather BART to kick off dynamic train testing along Warm Springs Extension U.S. Class I workforce continues to shrink Amtrak station in Pennsylvania to get TOD plans Washington council solicits input on proposed crude-oil terminal at Vancouver port Reading & Northern to take over Pennsylvania industrial park's rail line

November 24

BNSF to serve new American Crystal, United Sugars storage facility WMATA unveils reconstructed escalators at Woodley Park station Pennsylvania rail authority completes bridge projects Connecticut's Malloy makes economic pitch for New Haven Line upgrades Valley Metro's Tempe Streetcar project gets environmental clearance VIA Rail acquires 28-mile subdivision in Ontario Washington Department of Ecology to draft new rules for crude-oil transport New York's MTA to bolster counterterrorism efforts

November 23

Rail supplier news from Bombardier, Saft, Alstom, Thales and ACS Solutions (Nov. 23) OnTrackNorthAmerica announces research partnerships with Lautala, Jin Operation Lifesaver Inc.'s board elects officers New York DOT makes way for new Amtrak station in Rochester USD Partners acquires Wyoming crude-oil terminal WMATA's board confirms Wiedefeld as GM, CEO Montreal transit agency unveils $1.5 billion budget Congress approves another short-term transportation funding measure

November 20

U.S. Rep Yoho visits Balfour Beatty Rail facility Iowa commission OKs $1.29 million in rail project loans, grants Anacostia announces three hires for management posts Capitol Corridor certifies environmental impact report for Sacramento-Roseville passenger-rail project Sound Transit settles on Tacoma Link alignment, selects Rogoff as CEO PANYNJ to expand CEO search; Foye drops out of the running MTA unveils budget plans for 2016 Feinberg at RailTrends: Don't wait to activate PTC

November 19

LRIW seeks board nominations NITL recognizes LaGrange as 'Logistics Exec of the Year' CTA Blue Line gets expanded wireless coverage CSX names Glassman VP-strategy MBTA commuter trains meet on-time performance goals for October AAR: U.S. rail traffic falls 4.7 percent in Week No. 45 Union Pacific to close Burnham yard in Denver Sound Transit eyes Rogoff as next CEO

November 18

Rail supplier updates from Ansaldo, Wabtec, Hatch Mott MacDonald, GlobeSherpa and Arup (Nov. 18) Lineage Logistics launches expansion at Port of Tacoma TriMet names Kelsey chief operating officer Maryland commission OKs passenger-rail franchise transfer to SCMaglev backers CSX names South Carolina commerce park a 'Select Site' California High-Speed Rail Authority taps HNTB for environmental clearance work Foxx criticizes funding gaps in long-term transportation bills Canadian Pacific discloses offer to Norfolk Southern

November 17

AutoPort to lease terminal space at Port Canaveral Rail supplier updates from SNC-Lavalin, Alstom, Masabi and WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff (Nov. 17) Secure Rail Conference 2016 agenda now available Metra taps Konczal as chief safety, environmental officer CSX, NS recognized for carbon-emissions disclosure VRE opens Spotsylvania Station Congress looks to another short-term extension of transportation funding NYCT names Hakim president U.S. transit agencies bolster security in wake of Paris attacks

November 16

In memoriam: Edward Lewis Chicago transit agencies set to launch Ventra app Valley Metro to kick off testing along Northwest light-rail extension KCS de Mexico marks first shipment through new inspection facility FECR's intermodal facility boosts Port Everglades' cargo volumes SEPTA wraps up two major station projects, names Sauer assistant GM AAR, other trade groups oppose provision in cybersecurity bill Brookville to build four Milwaukee Streetcar vehicles for $18.2 million

November 13

U.S. Reps. Jenkins, Gibbs tour rail facilities Cleveland RTA's Calabrese named a 'public official of the year' RailTrends lineup features CSX's Ward, other top industry execs CORP reopens Siskiyou Line between Oregon, California APTA honors five organizations for sustainability efforts Memphis to receive federal funds to restore rail trolley service Gateway project financing details unveiled Metra OKs 2016 budget, partners with UP on rail safety initiatives Wisconsin lawmakers unveil rail safety bill in wake of derailments

November 12

Rail supplier updates from Alstom, Gannett Fleming, Ricardo Rail, Nomad Digital and Lilee (Nov. 12) Santa Clara VTA, Google partner on transportation study NS expands land conservation agreement in South Carolina U.S. rail traffic numbers fall during Week 44 Watco's Cicero Central Railroad to begin Illinois operations MARTA awards $198.5 million contract for tunnel ventilation overhaul Siemens obtains $118 million contract to provide 13 locomotives to SEPTA Government, Amtrak officials reach deal to fund new Hudson rail tunnel

November 11

In memoriam: Bobby Bonds and William Quinn Sound Transit's tunnel boring machine arrives at U District station Cincinnati Streetcar naming rights up for sale BART inaugurates tech training program PHMSA rejects AAR's appeal of tank-car rule CSX expects slight earnings decline in Q4; intermodal to lead growth in 2016 MTA makes way for Long Island Rail Road concourse under Grand Central FRA unveils draft environmental document for Northeast Corridor

November 10

Rail supplier updates from GE, Alstom, RailComm, Chicago Freight Car and L.B. Foster (Nov. 10) STB staff to gather input on proposed rules for performance data Metrolink tests PTC-equipped locomotives Metra gives locomotives a new look, completes Lombard Station upgrades All Aboard Florida unveils 'Brightline' brand for Orlando-Miami rail service Wabtec inks $27 million signaling, PTC contract for Denver commuter line Reports: Canadian Pacific considering takeover of Norfolk Southern BNSF posts higher profit in Q3

November 9

Ohio Rep. Jordan tours Fritz-Rumer Cooke track project; Foxx visits Denver RTD CP lands on Carbon Disclosure Project's 'leadership index' WMATA trains resume normal service at Stadium-Armory Station following fire Anacostia promotes Shore, Bonner to VP posts Caltrain narrows list of candidates for electrification project USDOT awards $28 million to study Baltimore-D.C. maglev train line Siemens to deliver new crop of diesel-electric locomotives to three states Get PTC done ASAP, Feinberg advises

November 6

Michigan DOT slates webinar for the public to review long-range transportation plan Fort Worth transit agency to hold meetings on service improvements Canada's TSB: CN derailment caused by poor wheel set performance IANA: Intermodal volumes up 3.4 percent in Q3 SFMTA unveils rail-car technician apprenticeship program Norfolk Southern unveils 'Eco' locomotives at Chicago intermodal site WMATA appoints Wiedefeld GM, CEO House passes first long-term transportation bill in a decade

November 5

FTA extends application deadline for environmental training program New Jersey Gov. Christie to nominate Hammer as transportation commissioner Caltrain to replace four century-old bridges Green Plains, Delek to build ethanol train terminal on UP line MassDOT, MBTA OK public-private partnership to fund Green Line station improvements Kansas City Southern to invest $6.5 million on Louisiana rail line APTA: 5.3 billion transit trips in first half of 2015; 71 percent of transit ballot initiatives pass AAR: U.S. carload, intermodal traffic slips 4.3 percent in October

November 4

Rail supplier updates from Lilee, Vossloh, Intellifuel, Motive Power and FreightCar America (Nov. 4) VIA Rail earns risk management honors Canadian panel awards funds for CN intermodal hub's environmental review UP opens new railport in Texas Rep. Denham wants reports on high-speed rail cost overruns, delays PANYNJ names Holwell interim general counsel Georgia Northeastern Railroad to be acquired Heavy-truck amendment defeated in House Crosslinx signs $9.1 billion contract for Eglinton Crosstown light-rail line

November 3

Maryland Transit Administration adds bike cars on weekend trains Unimin opens CSX-served terminal in West Virginia Kansas City takes delivery of first modern streetcar STB: Class I employment falls in all categories in September Kentucky approves $3 million for short-line improvements SEPTA kicks off $7.4 million station accessibility project TIGER VII: A look at rail-related projects BNSF closes on deal to sell rail yard to Sioux Falls for $27 million

November 2

Rail supplier updates from Alstom, Wabtec, Greenbrier and Harsco (Nov. 2) Texas Lt. Gov. Patrick launches port initiative Ohio DOT to replace 'yield' signs at rail crossings First streetcar vehicle arrives in Cincinnati BLET, DM&E agree on tentative pact; CMQ workers vote for SMART Collenette to advise Ontario on high-speed rail plans NS rescinds notice on PIH service cancellation New York State DOT plots new Amtrak station in Schenectady << Previous Next >>
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