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Rail News: February 2008

February 29

Iowa DOT provides $4 million for 26 crossing projects

Davis succeeds Shoener on KCS' board

WMATA adds track trash collectors at three stations

Updates from Trainyard Tech, International Railway Systems, Boxcar Services and FTR Associates

February 28

Amtrak proposes $1.67 billion FY09 budget

Illinois commission OKs four crossing upgrades, one bridge replacement

MotivePower introduces low-emission switcher; EJ&E tests NREC's GenSet switcher

February 27

Metro-North, Connecticut DOT unveil M-8 mock-up

Anacostia & Pacific's Gilbertson to chair Hill reference library

Updates from WAGO, Kalmar, Greenbrier, Transplace, RailComm, Portec, Railinc, Mechel and Sure Seal

February 26

CSXI's fuel surcharge to rise, UP's carload rate-based surcharge to hold steady in March

AAR: Railroads help utilities stock up on near-record amounts of coal

BNSF closes 453 crossings in '07

Horn joins NS' board

February 25

U.S. railroads boost carloads for second-straight week, AAR says

Maryland Transit Administration tests train arrival system

Great Northwest Railroad gets carload boost from dry urea

February 22

Sound Transit seeks input on transit expansion options

Bombardier to build 27 locomotives for NJ Transit

LIRR scores slightly higher rider satisfaction marks in 2007

Unitrac Railroad Materials acquires Donovan EDH and Trackwork Solutions

February 21

GO Transit to hike ticket prices next month

MBTA places new passenger cars in service

NS appoints Baker AVP of industrial development

Short lines register carload gain through week No. 5, RMI index shows

Updates from ARI, Trinity, Wabtec, DMF, AIG Rail, Railpower, Smiths Detection, Greenstone Holdings and Boxcar Services

February 20

Panama Canal Railway boosts intermodal, passenger-rail capacity

North Carolina Railroad to begin preliminary grade separation design

Caltrain to add weekday evening trains

February 19

Canadian Auto Workers ratify CPR contract; TCU OKs CSXI pact

VRE proposes 3 percent fare hike

Huron & Eastern workers join BLET

North Carolina DOT upgrades track, signals along key corridor

February 15

U.S. railroads register carload gain in February's first week, AAR says

February 14

CSX board fires back at TCI's bylaw amendment criticisms

UTU, Amtrak agree on tentative pact

Teamsters rail conference ratifies CPR contract

Updates from New York Air Brake, RailComm, STV, Pacer International and RoadLink

February 13

CPR, Consolidated Fastfrate extend intermodal partnership pact

Sound Transit vows to meet strict environmental standards

UP to boost up recruiting efforts in '08, speed up trains in Kansas

Genesee & Wyoming reports revenue, income gains

CTA implements Wi-Fi network to automate 10 yards

February 12

VIA Rail seeks contractor to overhaul passenger cars

California's Capitol Corridor posts ridership, revenue gains in FY07

U.S. Class I workforce a tad smaller at 2007's end, STB data shows

Catalyst Paper to acquire Apache Railway as part of paper mill deal

February 11

Seven senators urge majority leader to bring antitrust enforcement bill to Senate floor

Riders give Caltrain high customer satisfaction marks

Virginia port pumps up the volume in '07

Updates from David J. Joseph Co., Alstom/Ansaldo STS, Global Rail Systems and Lat-Lon

February 8

TCI to CSX: Bylaw changes a 'disingenuous effort' to address shareholders' interests

LIRR, AirTrain, Tri-Rail note higher annual or daily passenger counts

AAR's January review: U.S. roads boost carloads, Canadian roads increase intermodal volume

MBTA to purchase 75 bi-level cars from Rotem

LIRR completes draft environmental study for third track project

Illinois commission approves new overpass, crossing upgrade

Transportation-related mergers/acquisitions in '07 reach 20-year high, M&A activity report shows

February 7

Schneider National picks BNSF, CSXI as primary rail carriers

GO Transit surpasses 50 million passengers in 2007

TTCI launches test on composite rail bridge

Federal court extends restraining order on UTU/SMWIA merger until May

Updates from Wabtec, FreightCar America, The Andersons, Railinc and RailComm

February 6

KCS sets revenue and income records, trims operating ratio

Shifts to all-water moves dragged down intermodal traffic last year, report says

Illinois Commerce Commission OKs two crossing upgrades

Caltrain to upgrade San Bruno grade crossings

Simmons Machine Tool wins automated axle line contract

February 5

Icahn's move to acquire Greenbrier and merge firm with ARI makes sense, Morgan Keegan says

KCS to deploy GPS ballast train, CWR train and Gen-Set switchers

Retirements drive executive appointments at CN, NS

Alstom takes wraps off latest high-speed train

February 4

McFadden to succeed Martin as NS' corporate secretary; Derry joins KCS as VP

New York Air Brake acquires Klasing Hand Brake's business

February 1

BNSF Logistics acquires DFL

FRA announces new passenger-car safety requirements

Mayo Clinic seeks mitigation for Rochester as condition of CPR/DM&E merger

Homan to succeed Wilson as Loram's president/CEO

Updates from Harsco, L.B. Foster, RailComm, Global Rail, Cisco and TUVRheinland

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