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Rail News: December 2006

December 29

U.S. appellate court upholds STB's green-light decision on the DM&E's Powder River Basin project

New Mexico's Rail Runner opens Los Lunas-to-Albuquerque segment

U.S. roads set freight volume record for ninth-consecutive year

Calgary Transit to raise ticket prices in 2007

Pittsburgh Logistics Systems names Williams VP of rail strategy

December 28

WMATA notes 2006 accomplishments

CSXI's January fuel surcharge to match December's 17.5 percent

Ohio political leaders reappoint four members to state's rail commission

Bombardier/EDI joint venture to supply 15 trainsets to Western Australia Government

Lighting supplier honors Nordco for saving energy at Wisconsin plant

December 27

NS asks federal court to approve class action agreement associated with Graniteville train accident

WMATA obtains $15 million in federal bonds to fund solar equipment

EPA certifies Railpower's three-engine diesel 'Gen-Set' switcher

Henry joins Twin Cities & Western as VP of marketing, sales

Bombardier to supply 50 double-deck EMUs to Netherlands railway

December 22

U.S. railroads on pace to surpass 12 million intermodal loads for first time, AAR says

SEPTA to use capital funds to balance operating budget

Ottawa terminates contract for north-south light-rail extension

CN, BLET agree on tentative five-year pact for GTW engineers

Toronto Transit Commission awards $473 million subway car contract to Bombardier

December 21

GO Transit to add third track on Lakeshore West corridor, improve two stations

Greater Cleveland RTA signs off on $386.8 million 2007 budget

New Orleans RTA resumes streetcar service on portion of St. Charles Line

BNSF appoints Shewmake, Johnson to high-ranking law department positions

Florida Central Railroad turns 20

December 20

Genesee & Wyoming realigns North American operating regions

NJ Transit to refurbish, expand Metropark Station

RTA report shows tie purchases sizzle, production fizzles in November

Bombardier, EDI Rail to supply 20 commuter trains to Australian government

Ellman rejoins GATX as chief commercial officer-rail

December 19

Amtrak shuffles staff, reorganizes departments

LIRR lands $2.6 billion FTA funding agreement for East Side Access project

WMATA implements hiring freeze, analyzes organizational structure

FRA data shows U.S. railroads record fewer train accidents, worker fatalities through September

New York grants $60 million to help fund rail infrastructure improvements

December 18

Proposed federal rule would require railroads to determine safest, securest hazardous materials route

New York/New Jersey port authority signs off on 10-year capital plan, 2007 budget

Independent panel to review, update Canada's 17-year-old rail safety act

NJ Transit contracts consortium to oversee THE tunnel construction

UP to test locomotive exhaust 'scrubber' at California yard

L.B. Foster to provide track components for LA MTA extension

December 15

WMATA unveils $1.9 billion FY08 spending plan

FRA, NJ Transit and Amtrak study options to replace 100-year-old Portal Bridge

TTX names two senior execs

FCM pledges $150,000 to help Michigan university develop rail manager education program

GATX appoints Earl, Porzenheim to VP positions

December 14

CPR to boost capex budget 6 percent in '07

Sramek to succeed Hall as Operation Lifesaver's president

WMATA to offer more car rentals at more stations

FreightCar America delivers 100,000th aluminum coal car

TTX appoints Wells, Casey to VP positions

December 13

DM&E coal trains could delay Chicago-area BNSF and commuter trains - BNSF STB filing

CTA lets contract for last batch of Brown Line station rebuilds

Alstom to upgrade propulsion systems for Mexico City's Metro

BNSF to restore Pacific Northwest-to-Memphis container service

Nathan Manufacturing acquires Airchime

December 12

NS budgets $1.34 billion for next year's capital improvements

Report: Midwest's passenger-rail lines could play a prominent role in emergency preparedness planning

KCS boots up Web-based tracing tool for intermodal customers

Ross succeeds Kline as Safetran Systems president

California's Capitol Corridor marks 15 years of service

December 11

In memoriam: Intermodal and trucking maverick J.B. Hunt

Caltrain posts progress with commuter-rail safety campaign

STB arm issues supplemental environmental impact statement for proposed Texas line

DMJM Harris acquires Egis Semaly

New England Central to modify Vermont tunnel for double-stack traffic

RailComm to install remote-control automation system at shipper's Texas yard

HNTB Architecture appoints Caswell to head transportation practice

December 8

Oberstar, Mica to head Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

DHS, DOE to launch security initiative at overseas ports

BNSF promotes Moreland to public affairs EVP, hires Nober to succeed Moreland in law department

Intermodal loads up, carloads down for U.S. and Canadian railroads in November

Presidential Emergency Board to investigate union/Metro-North dispute

Lennon to head TSA's mass transit division

December 7

U.S. roads continue record-setting coal-carrying pace

TRANSCAER, energy department office team up to improve emergency responder training programs

Swedish agency contracts Alstom to provide CORADIA regional trains

Transportation safety board names Yager government affairs director

Chinese railway ministry orders 20 trackside detection systems from TTCI

December 6

Sacramento agency set to open half-mile Amtrak/Folsom Corridor extension

KCSM to reconfigure two Mexican yards

TieTek opens composite-tie production plant in Houston

Wabtec appoints Anderson VP, GM of Schaefer Equipment

Railpower reaches contract settlement with customer over switcher order

Clarke joins Railinc as VP and CFO

December 5

FRA proposes to double civil fines for most safety regulation violations

STB data shows U.S. Class Is' workforce shrinks slightly in October

CTA to test mobile security network

Shipper to expand Montana grain exporting facility for BNSF shuttle trains

Phoenix agency appoints Curcio, Ketcherside as deputy executive directors

Timken to supply bearing/housing systems for Vossloh's new European locomotive

ALSTOM to sell U.K. train renovation division to investor group

December 4

CN acquires Alberta short line

KCS appoints Wochner interim general counsel to succeed outgoing Terry

Virginia rail agency puts out call for public feedback on proposed intermodal terminal sites

Marubeni Corp. acquires Midwest Railcar

Telvent to upgrade electrical infrastructure, implement smart-card technology for Mexico City Metro

December 1

New York/New Jersey port authority proposes $5.7 billion 2007 budget

CN adds one year to CEO Harrison's contract

New Orleans transit authority obtains $13.6 million FTA grant

Portland port to build connecting track between intermodal yard, Class I mainlines

Pennsylvania DOT provides grants for 14 freight-rail projects

Bombardier acquires Transportation and Transit Associates' passenger-car overhaul division

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