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Rail News: November 2004

November 30

UTU members ratify CN agreement affecting Northern Quebec Territory

Sound Transit's Web site gets a new look

CSXI's December fuel surcharge to drop 1.5 percent

Cubic adds Weaver to board

Montreal, Maine & Atlantic appoints Jones to succeed Schauer as head of sales, marketing

UP selects Science Applications International to supply automated gate system

November 29

IC&E, BLET agree to arbitration, ending strike threat

Rio Valley Railroad to lease UP lines in Lone Star State

Indiana ports' October tonnage reaches eight-year high

Montana Rail Link orders 16 SD70ACe locomotives from EMD

North County Transit District awards San Marcos Loop contract

URS Corp. names Sacket VP, director of transit programs

November 24

GATX Rail to participate in Responsible Care program

November 23

FRA: Train horn rule to take effect April 1 instead of next month

Railroad police appropriately enforce employee-related policies, USDOT says

LIRR locomotive engineers reject contract proposal

BNSF selects 10East's mobile platform for signaling department

Grease institute publishes Portec Rail alliance partner's paper on soybean-based rail curve lubricant

Madrid Metro contracts Bombardier to install signal systems

November 22

CN MOW workers make switch to Steelworkers' representation

Amtrak: Congress approves $1.2 billion appropriation for FY2005

Cedar American to take delivery of 200 flat cars from Johnstown America subcontractor Kasgro Rail

GE rail-car leasing unit names Thompson leader of new intermodal segment

Colorado Railcar obtains Canadian DMU and coach order, continues to build Alaska Railroad vehicle

November 19

AAR update: U.S. roads just miss another weekly intermodal volume record, TFM continues to hit traffic-building target

WMATA to implement customer service initiatives

NS to install 1,600 locomotive-mounted cameras by the end of 2005

KCS takes safety support to front-line level

Federated Financial creates rail subsidiary to lease passenger cars

Keller to manage transportation services for UP's San Antonio unit

ADS Logistics brings rail service back to Louisiana facility

November 18

WMATA orders more subway cars from ALSTOM

Arkansas Midland to lease, operate another UP line

RailAmerica names Hunter to head New England Central

Former CN president/CEO Lawless, Prime Minister MacDonald enter Canadian Railway Hall of Fame

WAGO appoints Artmann president of North American operations

November 17

Union Switch & Signal appoints two VPs

Caltrain, SamTrans seek the spotlight

November 16

CPR selects RAILINC's NextPath VAN messaging services

Barging ahead: New York Cross Harbor builds customer base

BNSF offers 'personalized' Web page for customers

Schneider National unveils stackable intermodal container

Magnus tabs Boyle as sales manager

November 15

Genesee & Wyoming completes $257 million debt refinancing

3Q financials: Metal products, intermodal help drive Providence and Worcester revenue increase

Indiana Port Commission appoints Cooper acting executive director

November 12

AAR traffic update: U.S., Canadian roads still ahead of 2003 levels; TFM remains on a tear

North American intermodal industry's third-quarter volume registers largest gain since 1Q 2003, IANA says

Bombardier's debt rating downgraded

Class I orders 35 hybrid locomotives from RailPower

Intelligent Power Systems to supply components for National Railway Equipment's prototype switcher

November 11

California High Speed Rail Authority proposes route alignments

NMB teams with Massachusetts university to improve online dispute resolution tools

North American Technologies seeks stockholder approval to change ownership, management

November 10

CPR builds track at Calgary college for on-campus conductor training

Florida East Coast promotes Bramlitt to VP, CFO

'Robust' rail-car market helps Greenbrier register record fiscal-year revenue

Transportation management system users now number 20 short lines, RAILINC says

November 9

After a one-month climb, the Transportation Services Index fell in August

KCS' Davies to retire, consult on TFM transaction

Caltrain registers ridership increase for four straight months

BNSF promotes five AVPs to VP positions

Nebraska, Kansas & Colorado RailNet to acquire two BNSF lines in Cornhusker State

BART contracts Cubic to complete fare collection system integration

STB conditionally approves Buckingham Branch's plan to lease CSXT line, sublease NS line in Virginia

New York, New Jersey port authority appoints Fox deputy executive director

November 8

San Diego's North County Transit District reviewing bids for SPRINTER's university loop

STB arm issues draft environmental statement on proposed Texas line

Wabtec to provide components, assembly services for RailPower's hybrid locomotives

November 5

North American roads register October traffic gains, AAR says

UP is 'living up' to commitments at L.A., Long Beach ports, railroad officials say

Maryland Transit Administration contracts ARINC to provide on-call consulting services

BNSF appoints Piggott, Bischler to AVP positions

November 4

Recent fatalities signal need for workers to be more vigilant about safety, FRA's Monro says

Washington DOT buys Watco short line's rights of way

Third-quarter income, revenue skyrocket for The Andersons Rail Group

November 3

Hurricane aftereffects eat up portion of Florida East Coast's third-quarter revenue, profit

Emergency responders complete UP-sponsored tank car safety course

Trinity Industries' third-quarter revenue rises, but material costs 'impede' income recovery

November 2

Genesee & Wyoming increases third-quarter income, lowers operating ratio

Arbitrator's decision ends four-year contract debate between NCCC, IBEW

WMATA Web site gets a new look

Cattron Group acquires industrial remote-control product supplier Remtron

HNTB Corp. names former Army general Rhoades SVP, division president

Portec Rail to acquire all of Kelsan Technologies' stock

November 1

BNSF to train workers on track inspection data management tool

Metra officials take a stand against CTA's funding proposals

New Genesee & Wyoming subsidiary initiates Illinois operations

Progressive Rail to lease, operate UP line in Badger State

Metra to build Palos Park station as part of SouthWest Service upgrade

Transport Canada grants more than $10 million to upgrade 92 crossings

Canadian technical college holds commencement for first group of conductor trainees

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