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Rail News: January 2007

January 31

UP: Long-time chairman and 47-year veteran Davidson retires; president and CEO Young assumes chairmanship

CSXI's fuel surcharge to fall, UP's to rise in February

Metrolink appoints Roberts and Millhouse as chairman, vice chairman

CN EVP and 'precision railroading' practitioner Harris retires

January 30

CPR registers revenue and income gains, reins in operating costs

California high-speed authority contracts environmental/engineering teams for three segments

WMATA to implement new safety program

KCS sets '07 capital spending budget at $150 million, schedules Web site launch for February

Canadian Auto Workers-represented CN workers ratify four-year contracts

January 29

Capitol Corridor authority appoints Williams chairman; Courville, vice chairman

UP appoints Robinson to oversee Metra commuter-rail operations in Chicago

January 26

Shorris to serve second stint as New York/New Jersey port authority's executive director

New Mexico agency to launch service on last leg of Rail Runner Express

WMATA swears in Catoe as GM, elects Deegan as chairman

CSX appoints Brown, Marks to VP posts

GATX Rail boosts '06 fleet utilization rate to 99 percent

January 25

UP sets annual and fourth-quarter revenue, income records

MBTA completes Uphams Corner station improvements

New York/New Jersey port authority's on-dock terminals set container volume record in 2006

January 24

NS sets four financial records in quarter, three in 2006

CN's industry-best operating ratio drops to a record 60.7 in 2006

Caltrain's ticket prices to rise for third time in two years

January 23

BNSF registers record fourth-quarter earnings, income

CSX drives up revenue and earnings, drives down operating ratio

UP, NS to offer new L.A.-to-Atlanta intermodal service

FTA blesses draft environmental impact statement for New York/New Jersey THE tunnel

January 22

Rail-car orders, deliveries and backlog fall in fourth quarter, ARCI says

Interfleet Technology acquires Canadian engineering firm LDK

January 19

New Jersey governor appoints committee to conduct national search for NJ Transit chief

U.S., Canadian railroads report traffic declines for second-straight week

Trinity's Rail Group sets quarterly backlog record at 38,850 cars

January 18

UP to test filtering canister on locomotive in L.A.

January 17

BNSF to condense California trackwork into four-week project

CN's GTW territory workers ratify five-year agreement

North Carolina Railroad, Jamestown partner to build pedestrian underpass

January 16

CN, Canadian Auto Workers negotiate three tentative agreements

UP sets annual coal tonnage record in Southern Powder River Basin

CSXI rolls out free-time program, capacity management system to reduce terminal congestion

January 15

Metra, UTU reach seven-year agreement for conductors, assistant conductors

BLET members create short-line committee

GE - Equipment Services acquires Terion

January 12

AAR data shows North American railroads stumble out of freight-traffic starting gate

CSXT names Sanborn VP of Northern Region

TrinityRail to build rail cars, manage fleet for ethanol producer

January 11

CTA to replace Loop signal system, reopen renovated Kimball Station

New Mexico agencies to build Rail Runner station

AnsaldoBreda to reorganize North American operations, relocate headquarters

CPR to phase in Lewis Bolt & Nut fastener as screw spike of choice

January 10

Greenbrier's earnings, rail-car deliveries and backlog fall in first fiscal quarter

Illinois to join Midwestern passenger-rail advocacy group

10East introduces Internet-based mapping service

January 9

FRA approves BNSF's PTC system, marks first authorization since 2005's train-control regulation revisions

BNSF sets coal tonnage record in 2006

MBTA to purchase locomotives, commuter-rail coaches

January 8

Vest assumes Grossman's government, industry affairs responsibilities at Genesee & Wyoming

Lat-Lon lands another U.S. patent for wireless tracking, monitoring device

January 5

U.S. railroads break freight volume, intermodal traffic records in 2006

Public transit ridership continues climb through 2006's first three quarters

Ragot to join FreightCar America as COO, succeed Carroll as top officer in April

RailWorks names Brace EVP, Bennett AVP of track systems division

January 4

NYCT President Reuter resigns to assume Parsons Brinckerhoff post

Iowa Interstate acquires Lincoln & Southern Railroad

January 3

South Florida RTA surpasses 3 million passenger mark for first time

Scott, Poundstone join KCS as accounting department AVPs

January 2

BNSF Logistics acquires Pro-Am Transportation Services

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