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Rail News: April 2007

April 30

McQuade to join CPR, become first female Class I COO

Ansaldo STS, Insigma partner to develop signal systems for Chinese lines

Vena succeeds Creel as CN's SVP, Eastern Region

Transportation marketing association to hand out 2007 Compass Awards

Maryland Transit Administration police chief DeLeaver resigns

April 27

Sound Transit completes project list for transit ballot measure

CSXT's Robey receives AAR's environmental excellence award

Wabtec sets sales record, boosts earnings in first quarter

SEPTA to order another 16 cars from United Transit Systems

CPR wins Canadian railway association's environmental award

Railroad Signal International appoints Lane, Ortiz as regional managers

April 26

KCS drives up revenue and income, drives down operating ratio

CN appoints Miller to newly created chief safety officer post; promotes Creel to EVP of operations

Metro-North settles contract with 10 unions, reaches tentative agreements with six bargaining units

ASLRRA hands out annual awards at Baltimore conference

Amtrak to replace ties, rail on Philadelphia-area corridor

Tennessee Southern boosts carloads, upgrades infrastructure and power

Midland Manufacturing to begin service trials for new gaging device

April 25

NS: Revenue, income tumble along with economy in first quarter

Canadian government appoints arbitrator to settle UTU-Canada, CN contract dispute

NJ Transit begins to rebuild Metropark Station

Canadian government to invest $9.3 million in grade crossing improvements

Ohio Central Railroad System to implement ExpressYard software at 10 short lines

RTA's crosstie grading seminar coming to Indiana in July

Harsco Track Technologies to build rail grinder for Brazilian miner

April 24

Improved yields help propel BNSF to record first-quarter revenue

Despite tough sledding this winter, CPR posts 18 percent earnings gain

For CN, severe winter weather, UTU strike add up to a 10 percent net income hit

Amtrak completes $10 million Hattiesburg Depot rehab

U.S. ranks second in maritime container traffic - BTS Report

NJ Transit conducts aerial survey to update rail system information

April 23

MBTA to improve radio communication systems in underground tunnels, stations

AAR weekly report: Carloads up, intermodal volume down for U.S. roads

TriMet adds two K-9 patrols

CSXT attracts 140 industrial development projects in 2006

Tennessee Southern Railroad extends lease, adds container transload facility at Alabama port

NS orders Railpower kits to convert two switchers

April 20

LA MTA proposes two-phased fare hike

FRA finds 78 rail defects during March inspection of CSXT's upstate New York track

Chicago mayor recommends Huberman for CTA president post

Ethanol plants to open next year on three railroads' lines

UP lands 210 industrial development projects in 2006

Steelhead acquires R-Mac Sales and Leasing

April 19

UP sets first-quarter revenue, income and operating ratio records

NJ Transit approves FY08 spending plan, fare increase

Back-to-work bill passes, ends UTU-Canada strike at CN

RailAmerica: Three business units out, five operating regions in

NJ Transit to begin final design on Hackensack-to-Hawthorne line

New York City welcomes back Staten Island Railroad

Record $10 billion in transportation projects under way in California

April 18

CSX registers record revenue, lower earnings and income

Pittsburgh port authority to lay off 267 workers

Freight-rail tax credit bill re-enters Senate

Car orders, deliveries and backlog fall in first quarter, ARCI says

Rail Runner ready to open International Sunport station

New York & Atlantic appoints Westerfield acting president after Krebs retires

PPG acquires Champion Coatings' assets

April 17

CN to seek regional agreements with striking UTU-Canada workers; labor minister to again pursue back-to-work legislation

South Florida RTA completes New River Bridge

Toyota Logistics Services honors BNSF's service performance

BLET-represented engineers ratify CSXT single-system agreement

AAR to hold 2007 customer forum at shipper association's D.C. conference next month

ENSCO wins FRA contract to operate, maintain track geometry cars

BART contracts Jacobs Group to oversee capital improvement projects

April 16

BART unveils $625 million FY08 spending plan

CN, UTU-Canada unable to reach agreement over the weekend

Thompson succeeds Drusch as CEO of two Minnesota short lines, one North Dakota regional

Alameda Corridor turns five, traces container traffic growth

Genesee & Wyoming short lines join U.S. Customs' voluntary border-security program

VeraSun Energy opens IC&E-served ethanol plant in Iowa

Cattron-Theimeg's Neves to assume responsibility for South American sales

April 13

NYCT breaks ground on Second Avenue Subway

Wegner to succeed Drusch as Twin Cities & Western, Minnesota Prairie Line president

NS takes home Toyota's service trophy; 60 chemical shippers win BNSF's safety award

Patriot Rail to acquire control of Rarus Railway

ARINC to install supervisory control system on LIRR branch line

GE to deliver four remanufactured locomotives to Jordan's Aqaba Railway

Bombardier to supply another 53 double-deck cars for Germany's Deutsche Bahn

April 12

TriMet proposes $741 million FY08 budget

Class Is spending a record amount to add and upgrade infrastructure, AAR says; current track conditions warrant a C-minus, STB says

BART GM Margro to retire in June

Transportation Services Index tumbles in February

CN to lock out striking workers at various Canadian terminals

Congressional bills propose to extend, enhance short-line tax credits

U.S. Class I workforce a tad larger in February, STB says

Balfour Beatty names two VPs

April 11

UTU-Canada resumes CN strike after members reject tentative pact

Roberts returns to NYCT to take presidential reins

San Francisco railway begins full service on T-Third extension

EPA's renewable fuel program to energize railroads' ethanol, biofuels traffic

First tunnel complete for Vancouver's Canada Line

AmeriCast Technologies acquires Atlas Castings and Technology

TTCI promotes Peņa to assistant director of business acquisition

Kelso Technologies hires law firm, appoints rail advisory board chair

April 10

CN creates North American transportation services subsidiary

BNSF to provide haz-mat shippers a pricing incentive to use safer tank cars

Illinois Commerce Commission to fund majority of six grade crossing projects

A. Stucki, subsidiaries under new ownership after management-led buyout

India's Delhi Metro contracts consultant for airport rail link

VAE Nortrak appoints three-member executive board to manage firm after Tuningley retires

Bombardier/Belam Riga consortium to provide signaling system for Uzbekistan railway

Progressive Railroading wins two American Inhouse Design Awards

April 9

D.C. planning commission study recommends three ways to re-route haz-mat trains away from nation's capitol

Northstar Corridor Development Authority to study proposed extension

U.S. roads ring up fewer carloads and intermodal loads in March, AAR says

President establishes second emergency board to investigate Metro-North, Teamsters labor dispute

Ontario government to provide $3.6 million for Little Bear Express service improvements

Consortium to build half of Saudi Arabia's new north-south line

NATK: CEO Kaufman resigns, Sullivan and Corcia to co-lead company

April 5

New Jersey DOT proposes $1.3 billion for NJ Transit's FY08 capital program

Short-line association to hand out annual safety awards

French railway, Alstom set world train speed record

Ohio rail commission OKs $550,000 in grants for three freight-rail projects

Amtrak to rehabilitate second track on Susquehanna River Bridge

Vossloh to acquire Cleveland Track Material

Greenbrier to close 'unprofitable' Canadian rail-car plant

CIT settles into new Chicago digs

April 4

Severe weather in Wyoming slows UP's PRB coal traffic

Canadian government awards another $2 million in transit security funds

Kinder Morgan acquires Canadian bulk marine terminal from British Columbia Railway

Schlosser joins Global Rail Systems as CEO; Taylor becomes CFO

Timken to be sole supplier of Velaro high-speed train bearings

Bombardier to build high-capacity trains for French railway, refurbish coaches for Belgian railway

Portec Rail sells former U.K. manufacturing plant for $2 million

April 3

Sarles succeeds Warrington as NJ Transit's executive director

Canadian MOW workers union contemplates CPR strike

Long Island Rail Road continues to renovate century-old Flatbush Avenue Terminal

Alaska Railroad registers lower freight, higher passenger revenue in 2006

RailAmerica COO Conklin retires

Bombardier to assemble 100 EMD SD70ACe locomotives in Mexico

Knorr-Bremse, ZAO Transmashholding joint venture to market vehicle braking systems in Russia

ALSTOM, Bombardier to supply double-deck trainsets for French railway

April 2

Pittsburgh port authority to reduce service, cut costs in face of FY08 budget deficit

Virginia rail department negotiates $1.6 billion Dulles Corridor design-build contract

UP to modernize L.A. container transfer facility

New York MTA reaches tentative agreements for 4,200 Metro-North employees

CN to open Prince George transload/intermodal terminal in fall

NS to pilot 10East's mobile business, preventative maintenance systems

Hulcher Services shuffles off to Buffalo

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