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Rail News: August 2007

August 31

AAR data: Carloads remain in the red for U.S, Canadian railroads Santa Clara VTA expedites grant fund reimbursement, retires bond debt Illinois Commerce Commission provides $479,000 to upgrade three crossings Riders grade MTA New York City Transit's '7 Line' service a C- Six rail industry execs to address RailTrends attendees in New York City Bombardier-led venture lands $119 million pact to upgrade driverless Malaysian line RMI names 12 winners of 2008 'Fast Track' Awards

August 30

GO Transit adds third track to busiest rail corridor MARTA records operating budget surplus for second-straight year Indiana short line would serve proposed intermodal ramp, logistics park California county budgets $60 million for rail safety upgrades CSXI, NS honor drivers during national trucker appreciation week Putterman, Gabriel join RailAmerica's ranks WMATA enlists ENSCO to provide track inspection services

August 29

Port-sector activities responsible for 8.4 million American jobs and $2 trillion in economic output, study says BNSF says 'Thank you' to trucking partners as part of National Truck Driver Appreciation Week MHW Group opens cold storage warehouse in Maryland UTU endorses Hillary Rodham Clinton's presidential bid Shanghai metro places 246-car order with Alstom-led consortium Goddard joins Modular Mining Systems as global accounts manager

August 28

Kansas City Southern de Mexico boots up train dispatching system EMD acquires ITS Rail Services' assets Timken supplies bearings to Norwegian mining firm, appoints five execs in new group In Memoriam: VAE Nortrak's John Pit SNCF to outfit 172 trains with Bombardier's SEKURFLO 'intelligent' security technology RailComm lines up railroads to access train-control system through Software-as-a-Service option

August 27

Bay Area Rapid Transit promotes Dugger to general manager FRA issues grants totaling $14.1 million to railroads, high-speed rail corridors and researchers 120 locomotives on the way to Kansas City Southern subsidiaries McWhorter succeeds Green as South Carolina Public Railways' president Global Rail Systems acquires Alstom's computerized dispatching software Las Vegas Monorail partners with Google Transit

August 24

AAR: U.S. railroads continue to register fewer carloads, intermodal loads Utah Transit Authority issues draft environmental study for 'Commuter Rail South' project BNSF boosts daily train loadings in the PRB Washington state port hires construction manager for rail line project Corys T.E.S.S. to supply simulators to Chicago Transit Authority Swedish mining firm to purchase four locomotives, 222 cars

August 23

Caltrans seeks public feedback on proposed bridge, highway improvements along key intermodal corridor Canadian panel to draft report on federal rail safety act review Owens Corning honors BNSF's on-time performance in '06 Greater Cleveland RTA approves URS planning/design pact for Cedar-University Rapid Station UP breaks ground for San Antonio intermodal terminal HNTB tabs transport vets Gertler, Aadnesen to serve as VPs

August 22

Chicago suburb to take wraps off CREATE's first grade separation CSX renews line of credit, increases credit facility Stillwater Central embargoes traffic after Tropical Storm Erin damages bridge Ohio's first-ever freight conference coming to Toledo next month Jacobs Engineering to provide design services for U.K.'s Network Rail 'Decision-support' software helps MARTA improve maintenance and operations planning

August 21

Maryland Transit Administration to improve subway, light-rail service RTA report: Tie purchases rebound, production plummets in July Santa Maria Valley Railroad teams up with trucking firm, tacks on job duties for two execs Wallen joins STB as director of government/public affairs office Chicago SouthShore & South Bend to develop industrial park in Indiana Andrew Corp. to upgrade radio system for Hong Kong railway

August 20

UP, NS to offer faster westbound BlueStreak service between Atlanta and L.A. KCS promotes finance execs Borrows, Befort and Mylin MacFarlane, JBG team up to develop WMATA station sites Canada's Trillium Railway to serve first ethanol plant UTU, White Pass & Yukon Route ratify four-year contract Livonia, Avon & Lakeville appoints Belke and Collard as VPs New York MTA contracts HDR to provide transportation planning services

August 17

AAR: U.S. railroads' weekly carloads continue to lag last year's pace Metrolink launches crossing improvement program UP gets Illinois Commerce Commission's green light to upgrade West Frankfort crossings NJ Transit to open passing sidings, add service on Pascack Valley Line PATH to provide train information, TV programming onboard cars Alabama provides grant for rail spur at steel dust recycler's plant CSXI adds cell phone, in-gate billing features to shipment management site

August 16

Providence & Worcester posts more income, less revenue UTU members elect international officers LIRR to install new ticket vending machines at 11 stations Fazzolari to succeed Hathaway as Harsco's CEO Midland Manufacturing obtains AAR approval for breather vent Nussrallah joins Thomas Group as SVP of transportation business

August 15

St. Louis Metro sets light-rail ridership record in July STB proposes new way to calculate railroads' cost of capital New Mexico agencies complete environmental assessment for Rail Runner extension New York & Atlantic names Victor general superintendent Timken to supply rail-car bearings for India's Titagarh Wagons Wabtec obtains $40 million locomotive maintenance contract from UK rail equipment lessor RailComm commissions derail, blue flag protection system for BNSF diesel shop

August 14

Diversions from rail and rates on the rise, Bank of America Securities shipper survey shows UTU members elect president, assistant president for new SMART transportation division CAW-represented workers ratify VIA Rail contract Siemens to supply parts for 500 Chinese locomotives American Railcar Industries sets revenue, rail-car delivery records International railway union to host level crossing symposium in Paris next year Global Railway registers quarterly, first-half revenue gains

August 13

FRA awards grants to railroad, port and university BNSF Logistics lands in magazine's top 10 3PL list for fourth-straight year RSI to join AREMA, REMSA and RSSI in Minneapolis for joint 2010 event Timken realigns operations into two business groups Bombardier to provide train-control system for China's Ministry of Railways North American Technologies Group sells debentures, accepts board resignations

August 10

Transportation Services Index tumbles in June Houston METRO completes draft environmental report for University Corridor New York, Susquehanna & Western owner and short-line industry leader Rich dies State legislatures conference drops rail industry 're-regulation' resolution NS hires STV/Ralph Whitehead Associates to construction manage Heartland Corridor projects Washington dinner train makes switch to Tacoma route Vossloh AG terminates Eschenröder's contract as CEO, chairman Bourque Data Systems, RFTrax to integrate asset management software

August 9

CTA approves 2007 budget contingency plan UTU members bless merger with sheet metal workers union Rail Link switchers burn biodiesel blend at Tennessee chemical plant Metrolink extends engineering contract with J.L. Patterson AECOM obtains engineering, design contract for new Minneapolis light-rail line ExpressYard lands three contracts for rail-car repair management software Davis returns to Simmons Machine Tool as president, COO

August 8

Architects unveil design proposals for new San Francisco transit center NS, BLET agree on tentative pact; Chicago Rail Link workers ratify UTU contract Carolina Coastal Railway leases North Carolina line from NS NJ Transit to contribute $10 million for new Hoboken sewer Owen to head Pinsly Railroad's marketing, sales MTU Detroit Diesel's new locomotive engine meets EPA Tier 2 standard Harco Manufacturing unveils diesel oxidation catalyst for locomotive market

August 7

BNSF loads fewer PRB coal trains last month MBTA to make Longwood Station more accessible FRA unveils crossing safety outreach program for Hispanic farm workers Citizens for Rail Safety, Louisville university develop online maps to track crossing incidents HDR to provide engineering, environmental services for southern California crossing separation Szewczyk, Baird and Anderson assume new roles at Union Switch & Signal

August 6

North American intermodal volume declines for first time since 2002, IANA says STB's environmental arm seeks public comments on historic bridge portion of DM&E's PRB plan LIRR to seek horn rule waiver from FRA Pacer shuffles management staff, streamlines operations USDOT report: Railroads contribute to domestic freight's 'decade of growth' Bombardier contracts logistics provider, preferred carrier for European operations Mutch joins VIA Rail board

August 3

Senate committee approves 10-year, $1.5 billion bill to fund WMATA capital improvements UP forms three regional public affairs offices, appoints VPs for each AAR July data: Another month, another carload decline for U.S. railroads NJ Transit contracts joint venture to manage construction of Trans-Hudson tunnel's first phase CPR contracts IBM, Infosys to manage application development Savannah port sets annual container traffic record; Vancouver port sets new monthly and first-half volume marks CSXI's monthly fuel surcharge to rise for first time since May

August 2

Rising gasoline consumption in May fuels ethanol production and demand, Renewable Fuels Association says Dulles Corridor project poses concerns, U.S. Inspector General says CSXT partners with Kentucky to boost rail security FRA proposes new passenger-rail car safety standards Parsons Brinckerhoff to provide construction management services for NYCT's Second Avenue Subway Genesee & Wyoming's revenue rises, income and earnings tumble The Andersons, Trinity and Portec Rail report earnings

August 1

CPR to sell former headquarters, station in Montreal LIRR encourages passengers to 'Be Train Smart' Steel Dynamics, L.B. Foster partner to provide 1,600-foot welded rail strings for St. Lawrence & Atlantic Union Switch & Signal CEO Burk resigns, Violett fills in as interim chief Greene succeeds McCluskey as Montreal, Maine & Atlantic's VP-mechanical Progress Rail Services to use ExpressYard software at rail-car repair shops RailComm unveils Web-enabled software application << Previous Next >>
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