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Rail News: March 2007

March 30

NS promotes VPs Squires, Dimino and Drake

Four Class Is contract ALK Technologies to help determine mileage-based fuel surcharges

Fairbanks Morse Engine, National Rail Equipment drop locomotive-engine part distribution deal

South Florida RTA contracts Bombardier for vehicle maintenance services

March 29

CSXT to address FRA's safety concerns, Ward says

UP lifts new business embargo in PRB, upgrades track on Missouri line

RailAmerica appoints three VPs

Bach-Simpson to supply event recorders for passenger cars in New York City, Chicago and L.A.

March 28

New Mexico's Rail Runner to implement zone-based fare structure

Cyr joins GO Transit as rail services director

Sound Transit begins to build Lakewood Station

CSXI to assess 18.5 percent fuel surcharge in April

Farmrail crews to use handheld AEI readers for event reporting

March 27

Utah Transit Authority proposes FrontRunner fares, ticket price increases

Alameda Corridor's train traffic rises 15 percent in 2006

BNSF intermodal university teaches international shipper 'students' about U.S. transportation system

Mitsui Rail Capital shuffles executive staff

March 26

TRE appoints Farquhar COO

AAR data shows carload and intermodal volume up in Canada, down in U.S. during latest week

Fenton joins OmniTRAX as COO

Dover Resources promotes Crouse to president of OPW Fluid Transfer Group

March 23

Lew joins WMATA as agency's first-ever inspector general

March 22

STV appoints Gentle to VP post

March 21

New York/New Jersey port authority posts record cargo volume in 2006

KCS locomotives, cars to sport new 'heritage' paint scheme

Loram acquires Tangent Rail's grinding division

Hub Group promotes Pizzuto to EVP, CFO and treasurer

Global Railway boosts revenue and earnings, names new CFO

TPSC appoints Kramer VP of business development

March 20

UTU extends ratification vote on tentative CN contract by two weeks

MBTA to spend Turner Broadcasting settlement proceeds on security improvements

South Buffalo Railway, UTU negotiate tentative conductors' contract

Lydon wins election as TCU international vice president

March 19

NS to stop applying fuel surcharges to local, non-intermodal public rates

Metro-North, Shore Line East to operate more commuter trains in Connecticut

Northern Indiana agency contracts Sumitomo/Nippon Sharyo to supply 14 commuter-rail cars

Workers at Greenbrier's TrentonWorks plant ratify three-year contract

March 16

U.S. roads' weekly traffic tallies reach 2007 high, AAR says

Richmond Pacific Railroad unveils newly retrofitted, environmentally friendly switcher

March 15

CSXT, BLET agree on tentative 'single system' contract

WMATA names three top execs

UP completes L.A.-area trackwork a week ahead of schedule

March 14

BART to test motion picture advertising in tunnel

KCSR and Texas DOT to install crossbuck blades, emergency notification signs at public crossings

March 13

Tampa-area organizations partner to prompt more public transit options

Harrisburg registers lowest '06 injury ratio among NS' 11 operating divisions

Digital Concepts to implement traffic-control system for San Diego's SPRINTER line

March 12

U.S. transit ridership hits 10-billion mark in 2006, APTA says

Harsco renames engineered products/services unit

March 9

U.S. railroads register intermodal volume gain, carload decline in February, AAR says

Southern California transit agencies, UP launch county-wide crossing safety program

Roots succeeds Gibson as Indiana Harbor Belt's general manager

Greenbrier workers contemplate strike at Canadian TrentonWorks plant

March 8

BNSF, NCDA and state of Minnesota sign Northstar operating agreements

George to succeed Martin as Fort Worth & Western's president

Reuter to manage multi-billion-dollar Miami-Dade transportation plan for Parsons Brinckerhoff

Trinity Railway Express to provide onboard Internet access, video entertainment

March 7

California high-speed system would attract more riders, generate more revenue than projected, consultant says

Long-time CPR exec Foot to retire in July

Nordco acquires Dapco Industries, Dapco Technologies

Vossloh to acquire track material supplier Pohl Corp.

Westcode to supply HVAC systems for new SEPTA cars

March 6

KCS tests GPS ballast train for U.S., Mexican operations

NJ Transit to hold public hearings on Access to the Region's Core environmental work

March 5

U.S. railroads register intermodal rise, carload drop during latest week, AAR says

Brush becomes Genesee & Wyoming's first chief human resource officer

March 2

ARCADIS to determine feasibility of implementing maglev technology on Tennessee corridor

WMATA to phase out construction office

CSXT tabs Mancini to oversee strategic infrastructure initiatives

Invensys forms group to bring four rail brands under one banner

RFTrax unveils wireless asset tracking system for locomotives

GE Rail Services names Tupper eastern sales region's commercial leader

March 1

National Carriers' Conference Committee, rail labor coalition reach tentative five-year contract

Metro-North posts record ridership, on-time performance in 2006

January a better-than-average month for tie suppliers, RTA says

Surface transportation trade between U.S., Canada down in December

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