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Rail News: February 2005

February 28

WMATA shuffles top management

AAR update: U.S., Canadian roads remain on traffic roll

TieTek parent North American Technologies Group under new ownership, leadership

February 25

'Officer on the Train' an eye-opening exercise for railroad, city police

CSXT to use ZETA-TECH's broken-rail detection software

Former CSXT CEO Drucker to chair private New York City college

February 24

KCS promotes three executives

KCS to lease former passenger locomotives from Helm Financial

Canadian Auto Workers members ratify Ontario Northland contracts

Madrid infrastructure company contracts ALSTOM consortium to supply signal equipment

February 23

Minnesota House OKs Northstar funding at less than one-third of governor's proposal

BNSF to help move historic box car to new California home

Amtrak, Pennsylvania DOT to improve more Keystone Corridor track

Vancouver library to preserve historic CPR photos

Dubai Ports finalizes CSX World Terminals deal

Optimization Alternatives activates monitoring system at L.A. intermodal terminal

February 22

OmniTRAX's new Alabama road raises short-line roster to 15

MHF Logistical Solutions moves first radioactive waste-carrying container via rail

Progress Energy finds buyer for Progress Rail

February 18

Justice department's antitrust division to scrutinize BNSF's, UP's coal rates

New WMATA chair to focus on passengers, funding in 2005

AAR traffic update: U.S., Canadian roads and TFM making strides at February's midpoint

Interfleet appoints Davies to SVP post

CPR, CAW-TCA come to terms on tentative contract

February 17

KCS, FRA survey safety developments at K.C. meeting

BNSF offers expertise to Swedish retailer/U.S. intermodal shipper

Carriers committee, UTU begin bargaining talks

Former BMWE President Berge dies

February 16

Gunning for more passengers: Ridership shoots up on Caltrain's Bullet trains

UP continues to upgrade infrastructure in the Southwest

4Q: RailAmerica reaches revenue goal, but can't rein in expenses

February 15

Virginia legislature to fund VRE expansion, improvement projects

UP to upgrade more Arkansas mainlines

Genesee & Wyoming ramps up annual revenue, increases income

Caltrain to upgrade San Mateo station

McDevitt to manage UPS' intermodal network

February 14

CN, UTU reach tentative agreement affecting 2,600 Canadian workers

CSXT ready to open REDI training center in Atlanta

GE Transportation inaugurates locomotive repair shop in Twin Cities

February 11

Three for three: U.S., Canadian roads and TFM score more traffic during February's first week, AAR says

BNSF to reduce regional radio repair shop roster from 20 to one

UP upgrades track in Arkansas, Oklahoma

New York, New Jersey passenger-rail project to double capacity

RailAmerica's January carloads rise more than 2 percent

Tri-City & Olympia tabs Samples as business development director

New York City Transit inks deal with Unisys for desktop support services

February 10

BNSF to develop container transfer facility with L.A. port

Henriques to head Florida East Coast; railroad subsidiary to retain role as profit rainmaker

FRA first: No MOW worker or contractor deaths to report from previous year

February 9

IANA report: Unprecedented volume growth makes 2004 memorable for North American intermodal industry

Proposed ethanol plant could fuel Pennsylvania short line's annual carloads

New York MTA contracts IBM to provide information technology services

President's proposed FY2006 budget bypasses U.S. port security funding needs, American port association says

February 8

President's FY2006 transportation budget proposes more funds for public transit, none for Amtrak

BTS' latest transportation index indicates economy still in good shape

Alameda Corridor authority green lights shuttle train demo, inland truck depot

Pennsylvania short line, UTU reach tentative pact for T&E employees

February 7

BNSF reduces non-accidental haz-mat releases 27 percent in 2004

CPR, UTU come to terms on tentative pact for Soo Line yardmasters

SEPTA settles Paoli yard contamination lawsuit

Reading, Blue Mountain & Northern names Michel president

Northstar Corridor authority considers fuel options for commuter-rail service

RAILINC boots up online rail-car disposition service

NJ Transit to upgrade floor illumination on 555 cars

ARINC, Pacer provide financial aid for tsunami relief efforts

February 4

FRA fines CSXT for violating crossing safety regulations

AAR January data: Weather woes erode U.S. roads' carloads; TFM rallies with traffic tallies

BNSF, UP can compete for southeast Houston shippers' business, STB says

February 3

CSXI, UP to provide 'Passport' intermodal service to western Mexico

Portec Rail shuffles executive staff

February 2

Council passes bill to temporarily ban haz-mat moves in D.C.; rail industry doubts rerouting will reap safety rewards

Canadian transport minister nominates Coté for top VIA Rail post

KCS calls blitz, rolls out desktop database to improve safety

Caltrain eliminates San Jose crossing

UP appoints Krehbiel, Whited to new AVP positions

CSXI maintains monthly fuel surcharge at 10 percent

February 1

BNSF lands 144 industrial development projects in 2004

Canadian small road's branch line to serve as hands-on training railway

Long Island Rail Road contracts Earth Tech for on-call construction management

Rail-car orders, deliveries to maintain momentum into 2006, EPA says

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