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Rail News: August 2004

August 31

Genesee & Wyoming subsidiaries land deals to lease Illinois railroad's assets, acquire Georgia branch line Done deal Down Under: RailAmerica completes Freight Australia sale BNSF bids adieu to Boeing's 757 business National Mediation Board extends comment period on proposed arbitration rule changes

August 30

CSXT, OmniTRAX partner to improve services for Atlanta industrial park shippers House transportation committee members seek co-sponsors for 'PROTECTS' rail security bill BNSF to begin using new Idaho fueling facility UP receives top 50 honor for Hispanic female employment policies RMI introduces weekly index of short-line traffic data

August 27

Intermodal loads dominate U.S. roads' weekly traffic gains; carloads do same for Canadian roads, AAR says Alaska Railroad opens state fair intermodal facility CSX creates credit line with another minority owned bank VRE to randomly deploy bomb-sniffing dogs onboard trains Citizens group proposes rail corridor as solution to I-81 traffic congestion New York Regional Rail: Revenue roll can't compensate for mounting costs MHF Logistical Solutions moves 5,000th rail car carrying contaminated soil

August 26

BNSF thanks truckers for prosperous intermodal relationship KCS obtains industrial spur in Mississippi to increase carloads, cut costs In memoriam: Former Vermont Railway President Pennington Online shipper/transloader matching service draws interest in first 30 days, BNSF says CN, UTU to discuss U.S. crews' safety vest concerns

August 25

Livonia, Avon & Lakeville appoints top officers Year-old WMATA police unit meets crime prevention mandate Raritan Central to serve second New Jersey industrial park To EACH its own: East Camden & Highland boots up new Web site Horizon Lines to add 900 units to refrigerated-container arsenal

August 24

CSXT, NS to exchange about $774 million worth of Conrail's debt securities NJ Transit preps extension for next month's opening BNSF appoints Goodall, Freeman to new AVP positions Santa Clara VTA appoints Miller to head land development division BMWE members to vote on proposed Teamsters merger Colorado transportation authority to restore freight service on 33-mile line Private investor Washburn joins Greenbrier's board

August 23

CPR identifies two branch lines as abandonment candidates, uploads performance measures to Web site NJ Transit opens new station, parking facility BNSF serves another super-sized container ship at Long Beach port WMATA to begin elevator overhaul next month RailRunner inaugurates Indiana-to-Florida intermodal service Alameda Corridor authority appoints Preusch CFO Transplace names Cashman CTO, Chiodo VP of sales

August 20

AAR traffic update: U.S. roads still on a roll, TFM narrows year-over-year gaps Oregon's TriMet seeks funds for new light-rail line Transport Canada lowers speed limit, steps up investigation following CN derailment on Alberta line WMATA replenishes SmarTrip card supply Ohio enacts law allowing cities to create quiet zones, ban train whistles BNSF superintendent ends 53-year railroading career

August 19

CSXT, NS add advertising campaign, cameras to crossing safety strategies, UTU says MARTA appoints four board members U.S. transportation industry needs to increase implementation pace of container security systems, report says E-business: Louisville & Indiana customers begin to bill cars online Oerlikon Contraves names Stadler president, CEO Transportation Research Forum seeks submissions for annual conference, schedules fall meetings

August 18

CSXT receives top railroad ranking for moving waste materials Alaska Railroad to adopt distributed power to pull longer trains from North Pole Pennsylvania revises 12-year transportation spending program Lapierre takes helm as Canadian transport minister Railroad places PC order to complete conductor work-order reporting system

August 17

NS to exchange some unsecured debt securities to extend maturity date USDOT to help fund grade crossing improvements for five high-speed corridors CSXT ready to roll out new online shipping instructions tool Amtrak posts ridership gains in Illinois KCS envisions Web-based prescription eyewear program to cut safety equipment costs FTA awards studies grant to Houston METRO Providence and Worcester's revenue on the rise, but so are expenses WMATA adds six transit agencies to online trip planner STB considers seven cases at open voting conference

August 16

KCS, TMM come to terms, close on new Mexrail sale transaction Intermodal: L.A. port sets policy promoting more reliance on rail Coal shipper shouldn't be allowed to seek federal arbitration in rate case, CPR says RailAmerica gets last green light to sell Freight Australia Greenbrier's rail-car backlog a boon to Gunderson plant's production

August 13

RailAmerica subsidiary to purchase CSXT Ohio line St. Louis Metro to take over construction management for Cross County extension 2Q Financials: Global Railway increases revenue London transit system wins award for fare-collection system National Mediation Board proposes new arbitration rules Kyocera to increase production at Mexican plant, open California office TranSystems appoints Hopkins to lead eastern business sector

August 12

Ethanol plant opens on Indiana Rail Road line CTA to issue bonds to help fund capital projects AAR report: Rail traffic up in U.S., Canada, Mexico Chicago's Metra adds parking at two stations Magnus L.L.C. appoints Perillo to VP post It's a GO: CTA to rent vehicles at five stations AAR now offering 2004 equipment report

August 11

BNSF, dispatchers union set contract terms CSX to pull listing from London Stock Exchange next month U.S. transportation industry still short on security, study says Watco adds locomotives, personnel to beef up mechanical department Cleveland Commercial Railroad to lease, operate Wheeling & Lake Erie line

August 10

North American intermodal industry's quarterly traffic-growth streak reaches nine, IANA says Charlotte light-rail line planners obtain $11.5 million FTA grant Federal Highway Administration issues interim approval on wayside horn systems NJ Transit to open Ramsey station in less than two weeks BNSF to test locomotive cameras for two months Florida East Coast Railway carries quarterly revenue load for parent company, lowers operating ratio IANA, NITL, TIA set schedules for joint November conference

August 9

Transportation Services Index sets 14-year record for fourth-straight month Hiawatha's first month of service a ridership success Class Is answer STB's call for fall peak service plans VIA Rail, Canadian Auto Workers reach tentative three-year agreement UP to speed up trains in three Texas towns Amtrak's Pere Marquette service marks 20th anniversary New York, New Jersey port authority approves rail bridge funds TTX signs up as associate AAR member

August 6

AAR schedules September forum focusing on shippers' fall peak demands, Class Is' ability to meet them Maryland Transit appoints former COO Taylor to planning post U.S. roads to share wayside wheel-health data to prevent accidents, damage Spanish agency contracts ALSTOM to supply vehicles for new light-rail system AAR: U.S. roads seven-for-seven in monthly gains on both sides of traffic equation; others not hitting intermodal stride CSXI's monthly fuel surcharge on the rise again in August Intermodal: 'Big' not large enough word to describe BNSF customer's ship

August 5

Port of New York/New Jersey already anxious to expand yet-to-open intermodal terminal San Diego Trolley scores big with baseball park service BMWE, labor department settlement requires re-election of union president, secretary-treasurer European car builder contracts Magnetek to supply power systems for Italian passenger cars Florida East Coast Industries buys back shares from major stockholders Trinity Industries increases quarterly revenue, but rising raw material prices reduce income RailPower partners with United Goninan to sell hybrid switchers in Australia, Asia

August 4

BNSF continues to close in on grade-crossing closure goal Preliminary work on Northstar Corridor might proceed this year without state bonds STB re-schedules hearing on small-road abandonment procedures NYCT contracts RailWorks subsidiary to rehabilitate Queens signals New York Regional Rail promotes Sage to president, GM of trucking arm Johnstown America begins to fill First Union Rail's auto-carrier order Greenbrier obtains TTX order for 1,100 intermodal wells

August 3

CSX creates $15 million credit line with more than a dozen minority owned banks BART to earthquake-proof underwater tube KCS appoints Brook VP, comptroller Maryland Transit receives double-tracking project funds Wheeling & Lake Erie Railway receives $25 million RRIF loan for 286k-related trackwork Amtrak to analyze RailPower's Green Goat in D.C. yard Genesee & Wyoming increases second-quarter earnings despite North American, Australian operational snags Alcatel installs security cameras on Denmark passenger train Stone secures Senate approval as TSA's assistant secretary of homeland security

August 2

Montreal, Maine & Atlantic makes three executive appointments BNSF Logistics receives top-10 ranking in 3PL shipper survey TTCI names Moore Ede communications, train control scientist TransSystems appoints Schmidt VP to oversee eastern U.S. offices GE Inspection Technologies acquires Hocking NDT << Previous Next >>
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