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Rail News: April 2008

April 30

CSX letter urges shareholders to re-elect directors; TCI/3G white paper states case for CSX board change

UTA proposes fuel surcharge

Northstar Corridor station construction begins in Minnesota

Updates from Alstom, Wabtec, Transtec Gotthard, RMI, L.B. Foster, Standard Steel, WAGO and Midland Manufacturing

April 29

BNSF drives up income, drives down operating ratio despite skyrocketing fuel costs

Genesee & Wyoming to acquire CAGY Industries

Slow economy will restrict freight-car orders, production in coming years, EPA says

KCSR becomes third U.S. railroad to obtain Responsible Care Management System certification

April 28

Sound Transit to seek feedback on new transit expansion program

Canadian government ponies up $2.7 million for Quebec passenger-rail improvements

LIRR to upgrade Queens Interlocking

April 25

AAR weekly tallies: U.S. railroads boost carloads, Canadian railroads increase intermodal loads

CREATE partners to break ground on signal system project

CSXT to build bypass in Jacksonville

Heinle to oversee SEPTA's customer service department

Updates from Alstom/Knorr-Bremse, Interpipe, Wabtec, L.B. Foster, GATX, Hub Group and PS Technology

April 24

UP marks all-time-best freight revenue, revenue per car in the first quarter

KCS drives up revenue and income, drives down operating ratio

Rail Runner to add four-quadrant gates at another three crossings

Marie new nominee as Connecticut DOT commissioner

Transport Canada to help fund crossing upgrades in Manitoba

April 23

NS sets revenue record, increases income in first quarter

CPR's income and operating ratio slips in snowy, costly first quarter

Metro-North makes switch to energy-efficient light bulbs at Grand Central Terminal

Iowa Interstate orders 12 'Evolution' locomotives from GE

Colorado Railcar appoints Salci president and CEO

Bergeron becomes Twin Cities & Western's first sales director

April 22

Severe winter storms, strong Canadian dollar a double whammy on CN's first-quarter financial fortunes

Interest groups to CN shareholders: Regional communities face long-term detrimental impacts if EJ&E deal is approved

California's Metrolink takes wraps off environmentally friendly locomotive

April 21

KCS: San Antonio, Lazaro Cardenas port pact a promising development

Holland acquires Industrial Metrics' assets; PNR RailWorks purchases Quebec's largest railroad contractor

April 18

AAR week No. 15 round-up: U.S. roads register intermodal gain, carload decline

BNSF marks first distributed-power train to feature ECP brakes

Montreal port to expand container capacity, improve infrastructure

New York/New Jersey port authority director Shorris resigns

Updates from Trainyard Tech, EMCOR Group, RF Monolithics, PS Technology and Invensys Rail Group

April 17

NS names Friedmann VP-strategic planning; BNSF appoints Cruz associate general counsel

BLET names Pontolillo research director, president’s assistant

Minnesota DOT to test bi-modal trailers

UP budgets $3.1 million for Iowa trackwork

April 16

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

Task force to prioritize Ohio's transportation needs

Ogeechee Railway acquires Georgia Midland branch line

Wells to take TTX's presidential reins in June

Updates from Duos Technologies, EMCOR Group, PS Technology, AT&T, Kelso Technologies, MHF Logistical Solutions, DRI and TransCore

April 15

KCS execs talk strategy, business fundamentals with European investors

Tacoma, port team up to pump up Chinese export volume

Nordco acquires Shuttlewagon maker Central Power Products

VIA Rail adds two board members

April 14

Santa Clara VTA, ATU partner with California college to create workforce development program

UTU/SMWIA merger on hold till June; internal trials of seven UTU officers put off till July

NYCT rolls out haz-mat response vehicle

April 11

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

Connecticut DOT to cut costs, features for rail maintenance facility

Oregon, Massachusetts short lines under new ownership

April 10

Maryland Transit Administration to purchase locomotives

April 9

GO Transit to operate more 12-car trains

BLET promotes Sorrow, Pierce; endorses Obama's presidential bid

April 8

Sound Transit deploys station agents system-wide

Updates from Alstom, Kelso Technologies, RailComm, Nordco, SYSTRA, Gannett Fleming and Pacer

April 7

Caltrain, MBTA chalk up more riders

MBTA to rehab Merrimack River bridge

UP upgrades track in Illinois, ups train speeds in Oklahoma

Greenbrier acquires SKF USA's roller bearing operation

April 4

U.S., Canadian railroads register carload declines in March, AAR says

On heels of successful year, Alaska Railroad notes potential for tough times ahead

Denver university’s intermodal institute under new board leadership

Updates from Caterpillar, Bombardier, Stella-Jones, Global Rail Systems, RailComm and Vossloh

April 3

Freight-rail delays cost Amtrak $137 million in FY06, Inspector General report says

NYCT's Steve Feil talks up reorganization in online chat

April 2

U.S. Class Is bring on a few more workers in February, STB data shows

UTU-represented engineers, conductors approve pact with northern Indiana agency

Metro-North posts progress on Yankee Stadium station

Updates from Faiveley Transport, Pacer, TFG Transfracht, Loram, Union Tank Car, ARCADIS, Bentley Systems, Greenbrier, Safety Vision and MISCOR Group

April 1

UP promotes Zalar to Wichita unit's superintendent of transportation services

CSXI, UP raise fuel surcharges in April

Henry succeeds Davis as Genesee & Wyoming SVP, Utah Railway president

Bombardier to develop high-speed train with AnsaldoBreda, deliver Ethernet trains in Germany and The Netherlands

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