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Rail News: December 2014

December 30

Amtrak-bus connections expand access in Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee BNSF reviews independent appraisal of South Dakota yard pegged for relocation TriMet bridge span installed for pedestrian overcrossing MTA launches new courtesy campaign on NYCT subways, buses NS, BLET reach tentative agreement Rail infrastructure investments will pay off for South Dakota, Gov. Daugaard says FRA sets hearing for SEPTA waiver request on worker-rest rule Govs. Cuomo, Christie back Port of New York and New Jersey reforms

December 29

Long Beach port advances more congestion-relief measures Amtrak raises safety awareness as part of Vermonter service expansion Teamsters rail conference calls for limited access to locomotive recordings Toronto Transit Commission orders review of operator training program New Haven, Shore Line East fare hikes take effect Jan. 1 Florida Gov. Scott tabs Boxold as next FDOT secretary NTSB to release annual 'most wanted' safety improvement list next month Canadian railroads on pace to meet emission-reduction goals, RAC says

December 26

Crossing upgrades advance in Ohio, Washington Amtrak resumes Empire Builder schedules Iowa DOT releases toolkit to promote state's freight-rail network Atlanta Streetcar slated to open next week CTA completes Damen Station restoration AAR: North American rail traffic gains continued in year's 51st week M-1 Rail finalizes tax credit funding for Detroit streetcar line BNSF issues first sustainability report based on GRI guidelines

December 23

Rail supplier news from Thales, Alstom, Hyperloop, Parsons Brinckerhoff and Railway Interchange (Dec. 23) North Carolina DOT releases summary of draft rail plan California High-Speed Rail Authority settles lawsuit with Bakersfield Honolulu transit-rail project costs exceed original budget November volume: Three ports cite gains, one notes decline Virginia rail department chooses HDR for environmental study Crosstie production, purchases nosedived in November KCS eyes 'significant' engineering program in 2015, Starling says

December 22

Sierra Northern tabs Beard as CEO; CN snags tentative pact for internal short line workers KCS releases first sustainability report Light-rail ridership 'strong' on Twin Cities' new Green Line Connecticut DOT seeks service provider for New Haven-Hartford Springfield line CTA report: CP fell below, CN climbed above grain revenue cap in latest crop year NS joins National Safety Council's Campbell Institute U.S. Class I workforce notched another gain in November Virginia counties obtain TIFIA loans for Silver Line extension MTA's RRIF loan application for PTC advances

December 19

Rail supplier news from GATX, GE, Tiger Cool, Sqills and Auto Truck (Dec. 19) Columbia Basin eyes BNSF interchange upgrades; ARG Transportation promotes two execs Contract negotiations between CN, Unifor to carryover into January MTA completes Second Avenue Subway station shell construction CSX opens locomotive shop in Chicago AAR: All 10 U.S. carload groups netted gains in week No. 50 Sound Transit approves $1.2 billion budget with funds for light-rail expansion L.A. airport board's $4 billion modernization plan features new rail link STB sets procedural schedule for proposed NS/Delaware & Hudson line transaction

December 18

Rail supplier news from Alstom, Tracksure, L.B. Foster, Nomad Digital, Gates Group, Remprex, Sasser and Parsons Brinckerhoff (Dec. 18) Six unions team up to tackle national agreement negotiations; BLET members ratify CSX pact Amtrak, Maryland improve communication at Washington Union Station NJ Transit wraps up Red Bank Station restoration project STB extends oversight of CN/EJ&E merger another two years Gov. Cuomo announces nearly $18 million for New York rail projects Senate passes bill that would extend short-line tax credit through 2014 Canada introduces new crossing, rail safety regulations

December 17

FECR adds automated gate system at container facility; Tiger Cool Express installs Shurstad as vice chair CMQR gains Transport Canada approval to operate Quebec line Four projects will help bolster South Dakota's rail network, Gov. Daugaard says LIRR names Kubicek, Pohlot and Dumas to VP posts Progressive Railroading is searching for 'Rising Stars' CSX opens intermodal terminal near Montreal Feds order Metro-North to pay maximum punitive damages for violating injured worker's rights CP accident investigation stresses need for two safety enhancements, TSB says Transit ridership grew 1.8 percent in third quarter, APTA says

December 16

Santa Clara VTA installs Woodward as chair, Chavez as vice chair North Carolina DOT's Rail Division boosts safety at six public crossings Railroad equipment investments to 'moderate' next year, finance foundation report says Secure Rail releases latest alert CSX completes fossilized oyster shell moves to Maryland California high-speed authority awards bid for next segment Metrolink CEO DePallo resigns Short-line tax credit on path to one-year extension, ASLRRA says Omnibus bill trims TIGER grants, maintains Amtrak funding

December 15

Rail supplier news from Brookville, McMillen, Jacobs, Alstom, Parsons and HOK (Dec. 15) Richardson International to build new grain elevator in Manitoba Metro-North to screen all train engineers for sleep apnea California Transportation Commission OKs funds for several rail projects MTA blames NYCT derailment on track defects, seeks federal funds for Canarsie line Amtrak's Vermonter to serve 'Knowledge Corridor' Sen. Murray: FY2015 appropriations bill would set USDOT deadline for tank-car rule, fund short-line safety institute Metra, freight railroads advocate advancement of 75th Street corridor project in Chicago

December 12

New chairmen installed for North Carolina ports authority, national soybean coalition SEPTA appoints McCormick legislative affairs director; Florida commission seeks candidates for transportation secretary STB again tops PPS list of best workplaces among small federal agencies PANYNJ OKs study for proposed PATH extension to Newark airport AAR traffic report: Railroads got off to a good start in December Amtrak's Coscia, SMART's Previsich ask Congress to boost passenger-rail investments Wisconsin completes purchase of 70-mile UP line Federal spending package would preserve transit, cut TIGER dollars

December 11

Rail supplier news from GE Capital, Hub, HNTB, Ricardo, Hatch Mott MacDonald and OSPT Alliance (Dec. 11) Rainmaker Resources continues to pursue frac sand mine in Arkansas Grade separation, crossing projects land funds in two states Rail Runner completes crossing safety review, lifts temporary speed restrictions CTA breaks ground on Wilson Station, track reconstruction project Transportation Services Index scored another gain in October Foothill Gold Line light-rail project begins testing phase CP earns recognition for climate change info disclosures

December 10

CenterPoint Properties acquires rail-served properties at Seattle port Montreal port remains driven to develop container terminal New York officials open new Briarwood/Van Wyck subway entrance Progressive Railroading is searching for 'Rising Stars' Southwest Ohio transit agency OKs Cincinnati Streetcar operations agreement Sens. Heitkamp, Hoeven wrap up ag product transportation conference in North Dakota Dearborn Amtrak station to be named after U.S. Rep. Dingell North Dakota commission sets conditioning standards to reduce volatile gases in Bakken crude

December 9

Rail supplier news from GE Capital, FreightCar America, Alstom, Rockwell Collins, Greenbrier and NRC (Dec. 9) NIT League installs Executive Committee officers Metrolink awarded $1.7 million for fare enforcement program Three ports make management, governance changes MTA awards contract for Hurricane Sandy repairs to South Ferry station Railroads earn commendable grade for latest grain harvest service performance, soy coalition says CP seeks to strengthen grain supply chain in North Dakota AASHTO/APTA report: U.S. needs $163 billion annually to fix aging transportation infrastructure

December 8

Select Sands seeks to advance frac sand project in Arkansas Watco restructures recruiting team San Diego transit agency hires Musgrove to oversee field security HART installs first tracks for Honolulu rail project CN: SMART division members ratify pact; Steelworkers OK tentative agreement Imports predicted to slow at major U.S. ports in December Rep. Denham seeks to stop federal funds for California's high-speed rail line MARTA posted ridership, revenue gains in FY2015's first quarter

December 5

Rail supplier news from Unitrac, Kelso, RailComm, Siemens, Alstom, L.B. Foster, Thales, Bayer CropScience and DSC Logistics (Dec. 5) BLET verifies National Division officer elections Twin Cities' Green Line extension obtains 85 percent of local funding CN to soon begin serving new frac sand terminal in Alberta Early bird rate ends today for Secure Rail conference Caltrain unveils final environmental report for electrification project, OKs rail-car purchase Earthjustice challenges USDOT's denial of petition to ban older tank cars FRA considers granting 'Buy America' waiver to Amtrak, California rail authority for train prototypes AAR: U.S. roads logged their ninth-straight monthly carload gain in November

December 4

Rail supplier news from Arcadis, American Railcar, Thales, Huber+Suhner, Ricardo and Hanson (Dec. 4) Crossing projects advance in Arizona, Ohio and Washington Chalich promoted to president of Northern Plains Railroad, Northern Plains Rail Services LIRR to temporarily close tunnels for new signal installation work Caltrain begins replacement of San Mateo bridges Pentagon roundtable took aim at military hiring in rail industry Jacksonville port to export Acuras for American Honda FTA to fund $1 billion for MBTA Green Line extension

December 3

Rail supplier news from Vossloh, Kelso, Keolis, Siemens, Masabi and Gulf Intermodal (Dec. 3) Interjurisdictional team acquires CN line in British Columbia 2015 'Rising Star' nomination process is underway RSI report: Proposed tank-car rule could carry $60 billion price tag Early bird rate ends Friday for Secure Rail conference Amtrak earns recognition for business strategy Canadian rail association honors four railroads with 2014 safety awards PANYNJ 2015 budget includes capex for PATH stations Crude-by-rail safety reports released in New York, Washington

December 2

Rail supplier news from Crystal Mover, GE, Alstom, Express Rail, Trimble and Thales (Dec. 2) Concept plan in place for Port of Anchorage modernization project Santa Clara transit agency hosts meetings on BART Silicon Valley extension Dougherty to head sales, marketing for Chicago South Shore and South Bend Amtrak appoints Learner to blue ribbon panel studying Chicago traffic congestion Alabama, Houston port authorities award rail project contracts AMT launches commuter-rail service to Montreal suburb CSX's Mills to succeed Hoback as Indiana Rail Road's leader

December 1

Crosstie purchases, production climbed in October Sound Transit unveils environmental document, long-range planning process AAR: U.S. carloads ratcheted down heading into Thanksgiving week San Diego transit agency set ridership record in October Progressive Railroading enhances agenda for Secure Rail conference MTA commission recommends strategies to address future challenges TSB updates 'transportation safety watchlist' Caltrans funds 77 projects to improve transit Canadian government extends grain volume requirements for CN, CP into 2015 << Previous Next >>
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