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Rail News: December 2005

December 29

WMATA establishes goals, plans for coming year

VIA Rail fires chairman

BNSF workers' injury-free streak reaches 11 years

MBTA expands Westborough station lot

Whiteman joins Wabtec Railway Electronics as VP/GM

December 28

Caltrain to improve safety on four bridges

Kulmer no longer part owner of A&K Railroad Materials

December 27

RailAmerica sells Colorado short line to Permian Basin Railways

NYCT, TWU resume negotiations

New Jersey short line to launch express intermodal service with NS, CSXT

VIA Rail reaches tentative contract with locomotive engineers

Florida East Coast finalizes three labor agreements

Anacostia & Pacific boots up new Web site

December 22

Caltrain to hike ticket prices another 5.6 percent

BNSF begins to operate a portion of its new California transloading center

MBTA begins operating new bi-level passenger cars

Bach-Simpson to supply event recorders for new PATH subway cars

December 21

MARTA's Ford to assume San Francisco agency's top post, Carroll to take over as interim GM

Manzo joins Montreal, Maine & Atlantic as finance director

Southwest Signal purchases Denver Signal Design

Cattron Group names Inam VP of global engineering

December 20

TWU workers begin walkout at NYCT

BNSF on track to boost fuel efficiency 1 percent in 2005

BART elects board president, vice president

CSXT, NS to use anti-freeze agent when loading coal cars in the cold

Railinc names Neville, West to VP positions

December 19

Carriers' conference seeks to stop mediation with rail labor union coalition

UP rolls out second high-tech track inspection vehicle

December 16

Virginia transportation agency to provide $84.4 million for rail improvement projects

Stark to succeed Engel as SYSTRA's president & CEO

CTA contracts U.S. Cellular to provide wireless service in subway system

December 15

CTA to install computerized work-order system at maintenance facilities

December 14

CPR's Ritchie helps launch fund raising campaign for Canadian colleges' transportation/logistics program

RailAmerica, Genesee & Wyoming notch traffic gains in November

TTX promotes Savard, Deppisch

UP to install real-time surveillance, monitoring systems

Fitzpatrick, Madden join FreightCar America's board

December 13

Cloudy coal forecast could put CPR's 2006 earnings in deep freeze

North American small roads continue to move more carloads, RMI says

Canadian supplier's headquarters headed for the United States

Wabtec commemorates 10th anniversary as public company

December 12

NS' 2006 budget to exceed $1 billion

BNSF, BMWED augment safety agreement

WMATA appoints Davis to oversee Green/Yellow line

San Diego transit authority elects Mathis chairman

Zurowski joins Global Railway's board

December 9

AAR: North American railroads' intermodal loads up, carloads down in November

BNSF to buy back 30 million more common stock shares

MARTA elects next year's directors

December 8

Florida East Coast expects more railway revenue, profits by year end

Paducah & Louisville to launch new short line at month's end

Brazilian transit agency implements new signal system

December 7

NYCT orders 28 work trains from MotivePower

CN, UTU reach agreement on Wisconsin Central yardmasters' first-ever contract

Timken appoints Deane to manage technology department

Dutch railway to test broadband connection onboard trains

Kocim to head AIG's newly formed rail-car leasing arm

December 6

KCS renames TFM, restructures Mexican subsidiary's management

NS to install computer system on all road locomotives

Ports navigate through peak season congestion-free, retail federation report says

BART unveils FY06 transit, capital improvement programs

Grupo TMM sells 18 million shares of KCS common stock

December 5

BNSF offers online interline rates for traffic terminating on NS, CPR

Amsted Rail, Progress Rail acquire assets from each other's business units

December 2

San Francisco Bay-area residents brainstorm rail improvements

Alabama & Gulf Coast's T&E workers join UTU

UP appoints Payne, Garrison and Chacon to new management positions

December 1

BNSF to wrap up 'Thayer South' trackwork in March

UP to install video surveillance system on locomotives

Conti to succeed the late Harrold as Providence and Worcester president

Portec Rail appoints Yared, Myronov to sales management positions

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