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Rail News: May 2004

May 28

AAR traffic update: U.S. roads set another weekly intermodal record

CSXI to offer 'Transborder' container service into Mexico

Rochester & Southern, UTU reach tentative agreement for T&E workers

May 27

KCS to enhance e-business tools' functionality, security

AllTranstek names Hoffman president, Wilson VP/GM

GATX Rail appoints McGrath to manage eastern region accounts

Arch Insurance to begin offering coverage to railroads

May 26

CSXI enhances e-business, plans service changes to be ready for fall peak

New York, New Jersey, Connecticut employers recognized for programs benefitting commuters

UP settles class action suit related to Louisiana derailment

RailAmerica's Indy short line to lease Fort Wayne corridor from CSXT

RailWorks appoints List president/CEO, Campbell CFO

May 25

VRE names acting CEO Zehner top exec

LIRR opens new bridge as part of Jamaica Station rehab project

AAR traffic data: U.S. roads still on a traffic roll

The Carlyle Group sells Horizon Lines 15 months after acquiring firm from CSX

WMATA contracts LAZ Parking to assist in parking lot payment conversion

BNSF awards contract to Georgetown Rail for dump-car conversion kits

May 24

Rural Canadian towns to receive funds for passenger-rail services

CN reaches tentative agreement with police officers union

WMATA names two board members

Atlantic Western Transportation appoints Ricketts to head sales, marketing

Class I to test RailPower's Green Goat for five years in L.A. Basin

May 21

BNSF's L.A. intermodal facility sets back-to-back daily lift records

IBEW negotiators halt contract talks with CN reps

Wabtec's Davies resigns because of health; Chairman Kassling assumes president/CEO duties

Transco Railway Products acquires seven rail-car repair shops from Trinity Industries

May 20

MARTA cuts 'up close' parking fees

Canadian legislators continue to seek ways to revamp railroad noise laws

Maryland MTA to launch redesigned Web site

Alaska Railroad to assess environmental condition of Ship Creek Yard

Progressive Rail to lease, operate Soo Line's track segments in Minnesota

North Carolina Railroad names Burnell VP of real estate

May 19

BNSF promotes Kempker, Stropes

UP reroutes Iowa traffic over CN/IC line to accommodate two-month trackwork project

Eliminating an eyesore: ACTA, LA-area ports propose storing empty containers off site

French national railway orders transmission equipment from CXR Anderson Jacobson

GATX Rail appoints Groos SVP of maintenance network

May 18

CN: Grand Trunk Western workers ratify contract; Wisconsin Central Division employees approve tentative pact

BNSF, utility resolve majority of rate dispute, STB says

Plauderville lot part of NJ Transit's parking expansion plans

LIRR sets agenda for summer trackwork program

RMI continues to build railroad, shipper customer base

May 17

AAR traffic data: U.S. railroads maintain traffic-building momentum

Caltrain's CTX project nears completion

CN reaches tentative agreement with Canadian dispatchers union

EPA rule requires railroads to start using low-sulfur fuel in 2007, AAR says

Alaska Railroad gains new gravel business

HNTB to acquire transportation planning, design firm TEI

May 14

FRA safety audit: Results show remote-control locomotive operations cause fewer accidents, injuries

WMATA to combine SmarTrip, credit card

BNSF promotes public education programs, closes crossings to reduce train collisions

CTA appoints two execs

NS stockholders re-elect four board members, approve auditing firm

Detroit's Delray Connecting Railroad reaches the century mark

May 13

Bush Administration-appointed board recommends resolution to SEPTA/UTU dispute

CPR to lease space in Port Moody public safety building for railway police

VRE to raise fares next month

Providence and Worcester narrows net loss, increases revenue during traditionally weak first quarter

Genesee & Wyoming shareholders elect three board members

May 12

UP, NIT League schedule forum to address service problems

BMWE Canada to merge with Teamsters Canada Rail Conference

More evidence of traffic upturn: U.S. roads' weekly carloads reach five-year high, AAR says

UP officials say nay to TRC Capital's stock purchase offer

May 11

BNSF off to best safety performance start in nine years

North American trailer moves set stage for first-quarter intermodal growth, IANA says

California's North County Transit District proposes fare increase

AmerenEnergy seeks STB approval to build Illinois line

Loram obtains Stellent software to store, share engineering documents

May 10

CN takes ownership of Great Lakes Transportation's short lines, shipping company

BLET organizes 10th short line — Louisville & Indiana Railroad

NS obtains software to sharpen track-condition analyses

CN adds three years to Optimization Alternatives' software contract

3PL Cornerstone Systems to start offering rail-transportation services

May 7

Transportation industry's February index indicates economic resurgence is for real

UP is violating an agreement by replacing locomotive engineers with officers, UTU says

May 6

KCS continues to roll out workforce management system

Illinois fuel-tax bill would pump up railroads' diesel costs, ASLRRA says

UTU members to help Metra spread safety message

Cubic card services division expands to attract new smart-card customers

Trinity Industries improves year-over-year quarterly financial figures, but numbers still add up to a loss

Dowd resigns from RailPower's board

May 5

Carmen union members to contribute more toward monthly health, welfare costs

Tie Tek adds three execs to management ranks

Ontario Northland obtains additional passenger cars

Survey: Supply chains lack efficiency, synchronization, U.S. business execs say

May 4

NS, CSX: STB should end formal oversight of the Conrail split

BNSF targets moviegoers, existing employees as T&E candidates

BMWE's Canadian legislative directors bless Teamsters merger

BNSF's Galassi, Schulze to assume new management roles

WABCO Freight Car Products negotiates three-year contract with Ontario workers

May 3

Minnesota House axes Northstar funds from capital investment bill

U.S. railroads shatter weekly intermodal traffic record, AAR says

Southern California's Metrolink to increase, restructure fares

KCS fuels diesel-supply needs with new Oklahoma pipeline

Canadian governments, railways secure funds to continue service to First Nations reserve

Genesee & Wyoming overcomes severe winter weather to post promising first-quarter financial figures

Cubic names Carroll VP of card services

Alameda Corridor Transportation Authority repays federal loan decades ahead of deadline

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