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Rail News: October 2006

October 31

KCS' revenue and income climb, expenses fall in third quarter

Metrolink hits 100-million-passenger mark

RailAmerica registers revenue, income gains despite traffic losses in third quarter

RailWorks appoints Patterson, Rothschild to L.K. Comstock senior management posts

October 30

KCS promotes three execs at U.S., Mexican railroads

Canadian government to provide millions for tribal passenger-rail operation

LIRR unveils intermodal center in Mineola

GE Rail Services to acquire Allrail Services' assets

October 27

Caltrain backs transportation ballot measures

North County Transit District testing SPRINTER DMUs

Union Switch & Signal lands short line's re-signaling contract, continues train-control work for regional

Intermodal pioneer, Pacer founder Orris to retire as firm's CEO within a year

October 26

UP, CSXT move first dedicated produce unit train between Washington state and New York

WMATA to test electric emergency-response vehicle

FreightCar America obtains order for more coal cars, rings up more sales in third quarter

Wabtec boosts sales, income and earnings in third quarter

Portec Rail to distribute Highland Tank's oil/water separators to the rail industry

October 25

NS' third-quarter operating ratio of 70.1 matches nine-year-old record

Bombardier lands billion-dollar order to supply commuter trains for France's SNCF

NJ Transit to add, adjust train service on several lines

October 24

BNSF sets revenue, income and volume records in third quarter

Third-quarter results show CPR increases revenue, contains costs

Union Switch & Signal boots up dispatching software for CSXT

The Andersons appoints Moschella to direct rail group's operations

October 23

U.S. Class Is boost workforce in September

WMATA appoints Requa acting GM to succeed Tangherlini

U.S. railroads register ninth-highest weekly intermodal volume, AAR says

BNSF's on-dock container loadings surpass 1 million mark

CIT Group appoints Keasling SVP, Kearby VP of CIT Rail

October 20

CN sets operating ratio record of 57.4 in third quarter

TriMet to launch construction on commuter-rail line

New York/New Jersey ports increase spending, scope of freight-rail capacity program

UP forms auto racing-like pit crew to speed up run-through train duties at Nebraska yard

Harney joins CTA as EVP of construction/maintenance

Chicago, Fort Wayne and Eastern locomotive engineers join the BLET

October 19

UP sets all-time operating revenue and income records in third quarter

Chilean agency opens new Metro line

Railinc seeks buyer for RailSync software suite

IEEE to develop standard for calculating transit-rail vehicle braking distances

October 18

CSX registers record revenue and income, reduces operating ratio into the 70s in third quarter

Metro-North's reverse-commute, off-peak ridership exceeds NYC-bound passenger count for the first time

GE's rail services unit names Wileman president, CEO

CTA contracts Edwards and Kelcey to manage signal, traction power project

SWAT to install surveillance systems on Capitol Corridor trains

McQuillan joins Optimization Alternatives as SVP

October 17

Grand Trunk Western territory trainmen ratify UTU, CN contract

Orange County Transportation Authority hires Parsons Brinckerhoff to oversee Metrolink expansion

CIT Rail acquires Bombardier's rail-car leasing division

Progress Rail Services CEO Ainsworth to serve as Caterpillar VP

FRA releases report, co-produces trucker tip cards to prevent crossing incidents

October 16

Rhode Island to place transit funding measure on November ballot

Illinois to fund additional Chicago-to-St. Louis Amtrak trains

October 13

BNSF and CSX to create coast-to-coast intermodal corridor, expand route's capacity

NBC Universal, Inova Computers to provide 'infotainment' in PATH stations and cars

October 12

NJ Transit gears up for multi-level train service

Oklahoma agency mulls commuter-rail line between Tulsa, Broken Arrow

MBTA to add trains on Lowell commuter-rail line

Long-time Santa Maria Valley owner sells railroad's assets to Coast Belle Rail

October 11

North Carolina's Triangle Transit Authority appoints King interim GM

Portec Rail acquires Vulcan Chain's railroad-related product line

G&B Specialties co-founder Griffiths resigns from Global Railway's board

October 10

CN, UTU reach tentative terms on five-year pact for Grand Trunk Western yardmasters

Denver university's intermodal institute sets enrollment record for executive master's program

October 9

Illinois to add another Amtrak train to downstate route

Wabtec purchases Schaefer Equipment for $36 million

DMJM Harris acquires Korve Engineering

October 6

UP reaches pact with state to build intermodal terminal in New Mexico

FRA proposes passenger-car safety regulations

U.S. railroads' carload, intermodal unit counts continued to climb in September, AAR says

UP shuffles transportation department staff

October 5

CPR appoints Lambert EVP and CFO

Surface transportation trade between U.S. and NAFTA partners reaches $55.9 billion in July

Connecticut commuter-rail services post ridership gains through August

NYCT to test TieTek's composite crossties

RMI unveils updated RailConnect Transportation Management System

October 4

Tangherlini withdraws application for WMATA's GM post; takes job as D.C. administrator

TTCI names Ehrlich GM of Emergency Response Training Center

October 3

Kansas City Southern Railway's fuel conservation incentive program pays dividends in August

Railinc names Bolon VP and CIO

October 2

U.S. railroads continue to boost intermodal volume, AAR says

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