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Rail News: January 2010

January 29

CP: Encouraging quarterly results cap off year on 'positive note'

AAR weekly report: U.S. roads score more carloads for first time in 2010

DART, TRE land FRA funds for double-track project

WMATA to implement four-month fare hike in March

National Gateway's Ohio terminal will be high-tech, 'green' facility, CSX says

January 28

Visit HSRupdates.com for high-speed stimulus grant coverage

NS: A few baby steps against the force of strong headwinds

KCS boosts income, cuts costs and drives down its operating ratio

Class Is set 2010 capital spending budgets

Berkshire to replace BNSF on S&P 500

UP launches track upgrades in Arizona, lands on HR magazine's 'most-admired' list

January 27

High-speed rail grant announcement coming tomorrow

APTA's Millar weighs in on pending stimulus grant announcement

CN bucks headwinds to boost income, increase traffic from 3Q's level

Transbay authority obtains loan for S.F. transit center's first phase

Metra needs to offer more weekday service on Heritage Corridor, Rep. Lipinski says

BNSF beefs up domestic container services

NS: Hurlbut to succeed Dimino in top audit role, Bell joins board

Updates from Bombardier, HDR, Amberg Technologies, RailComm and Loram

January 26

CN unveils new leadership team

B.C. port's '09 volume reaches 12-year high; UP wins 3PL's '09 intermodal award

CSXT's plant project scorecard: 92 in '09

Serious crimes committed on MBTA's system fall to 30-year low

Greater Cleveland RTA's Calabrese joins USDOT's ITS committee

January 25

STB report: U.S. Class I workforce drops in December

New York MTA seeks public feedback on proposed service changes

President Obama nominates candidates for Amtrak's board, NTSB and NLRB

Wisconsin & Southern calls on feds, state to provide funds for 'shovel-ready' projects

CTA adds more station cameras, analyzes rail-car cameras

Updates from Siemens Mobility, Thales, Axion International and Halcrow

January 22

BNSF scores with cost control, misses with revenue and operating ratio

AAR weekly report: Carloads down in U.S., up in Canada and Mexico

NTSB calls on FRA to require cameras, audio recorders in all cabs

CTA's ridership slips 1 percent in 2009

Denver RTD to install ATS systems on 117 light-rail cars

Updates from Bombardier, GATX, Alstom, CAF and TranSystems

January 21

UP: Financial results a result of the recession, but operational results a matter of resolve

Wisconsin bill would create regional transit authority, advance commuter-rail line

Berkshire shareholders OK Class B stock split

STB to investigate CN's compliance with EJ&E merger conditions

L.A. port registers only monthly gain of '09 in December

January 20

California grassroots group seeks to expand statewide HSR support

APTA's Guzzetti talks high-speed challenges, opportunities

'Operating leverage' pulls CSX through 2009's financial quagmire

Longbow survey: Freight-car demand, lease rates remain flat

Tie purchases soar, production stabilizes in December, RTA says

Kinder Morgan acquires three unit train ethanol terminals from USD

Staten Island Railway to collect fares at remodeled Tompkinsville station

Updates from EMD, Siemens, CIT, Alstom and Thales

January 19

Russian Railways marks one month of high-speed service

Class Is, unions pledge donations to aid earthquake-ravaged nation

Long Beach port pumps up volume in December; Vancouver port adds dual-hoist cranes

KCSR to retrofit five locomotives

WMATA seeks public input on deficit-reducion options

Amtrak Virginia adds Burke Centre stop on Northeast Regional route

January 18

New York MTA lost millions of riders - and dollars - last year, state comptroller says

WMATA GM Catoe to step down in April

VRE sets single-day ridership record; TriMet and Capitol Corridor serve fewer riders in December

BNSF nears 5,000th grade crossing closure in 10 years

Neuburger to succeed Filler as TransitCenter's leader

Updates from Icahn Enterprises/American Railcar Industries, Imagemap and TranSystems

January 15

Research institute proposes Ohio high-speed manufacturing center

Study: Chicago-St. Louis high-speed link would create jobs, reduce CO2 emissions

AAR weekly report: U.S. railroads off to rocky start in 2010

Virginia's DRPT installs new leader, releases draft freight-rail study

Canadian capital advances light-rail system plan

Ohio rail commission to help fund rail spur, bridge projects

Sen. Dorgan to discuss Empire Builder service with Amtrak, BNSF

Updates from Alstom Transport, Ansaldo STS and Knorr-Bremse Group

January 14

AAR, USDOT data show freight flows on way up after steep fall

USDOT to change FTA's funding guidelines for major transit projects

Amtrak sets quarterly ridership record, awards Connecticut bridge contract

Metrolink cuts service, costs to balance budget

California short line obtains environmentally friendly motive power

January 13

Bombardier supplies traffic-control system for Chinese high-speed line

Florida high-speed group launches new advocacy campaign

LaHood addresses HSR grants during TRB annual meeting

FRA releases final PTC implementation rule

UP and BNSF tout intermodal volume, service achievements in '09

Corn production poised to set record in 2010, USDA says

Leadership changes on tap at NJ Transit, Hampton Roads Transit

Patriot Rail promotes two execs; Livonia, Avon & Lakeville nears 45th anniversary

Updates from I.D. Systems, Thales, Electro-Motive Diesel, RailComm and ARINC

January 12

Infrastructure upgrades, PTC and new rolling stock on Amtrak's 2010 agenda

KCSR restructures operating department

Short-line carloads tumble 25 percent in '09, RMI says

CTA caps off Brown Line capacity expansion program

Caltrain owner, Santa Clara VTA and Denver RTD elect officers

January 11

CSXT, Georgia team up to bolster rail security

SFMTA can start final design for Central Subway, FTA says

North Carolina DOT contracts interim short-line operator, partners with railroads to upgrade nine crossings

WMATA seeks public feedback on ways to make up budget shortfall

Wise to succeed Rickershauser as BNSF's network development head

Updates from Portec Rail Products and Nomad Digital

January 8

Study: Economic benefits of Kansas-Oklahoma rail service would far outweigh cost

CHSRA executive director Morshed to retire in March

AAR weekly report: U.S. roads end year on carload downtick

LIRR, Metro-North set on-time performance records in '09

Rail labor unions to launch national contract talks with NCCC

Genesee Valley Transportation promotes Chesier, appoints Blount

BART to provide free tickets to military personnel on leave

Updates from Greenbrier, GE Transportation, B.H.I.T./Banyan Rail Services, FreightCar America and Unit Rail

January 7

STB blesses Alaska Railroad's plan to build North Pole line

MBTA extends operator's contract, institutes operational improvements

Reading & Northern acquires Towanda-Monroeton short line

UTA seeks public feedback on draft environmental report for light-rail extension

WMATA creates anti-terrorism team

January 6

Scott Wilson Group to help oversee Saudi Arabian high-speed project

APTA lines up keynote speakers for HSR seminars

Washington state port lands federal appropriation for rail spur

Long Island Rail Road takes wraps off Brooklyn terminal

Montreal port handled more grain, less containers last year

Mulvey succeeds Nottingham as STB's vice chairman

Gov. Quinn tabs Flores to chair Illinois Commerce Commission

Updates from Siemens, AECOM Technology, RailComm and Kelso Technologies

January 5

First of four Alstom high-speed trains on the way to Finland

UP's coal train loadings slipped a bit at year's end

CN above, CP below annual grain revenue cap, transportation agency says

Boardman to head Amtrak for 'indefinite' period

Rhode Island purchases property for 'South County' commuter-rail station

IANA installs new chairman, board members

January 4

Minnesota DOT outlines state's high-speed priorities

Bombardier/Talgo consortium to maintain Spanish high-speed trains

AAR weekly report: Intermodal up, carloads down for U.S. railroads

Connecticut commission to consider funds for double-tracking Amtrak line

RAC report: Canadian railroads envision 2010 rebound

NJ Transit to resume stops in South Amboy

WMATA to restore, enhance 42 stations

An update from Trinity Industries and Quixote

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