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Rail News: May 2005

May 31

CPR to buy back 2.5 million shares of common stock

CPR names B.C. interchange after Chinese rail worker

FECI's MacSwain to retire next month

LED lighting supplier Carmanah to acquire Soltek Powersource

May 27

Class Is promise fewer emissions, less fuel consumption under EPA partnership

'UP's Franklin receives AAR's environmental excellence award

Good news for railroads: Driver shortage appears to be a long-term trucking issue, ATA says

Electrical workers' union OKs CN contract

VRE adds parking at Broad Run Station

RailAmerica's board retains three long-time members

May 26

Genesee & Wyoming to acquire Rail Management's 14 short lines

Weyandt to oversee KCS' finances, treasury

NS to kick tires on RailPower's Green Goat switcher

May 25

Rich to manage North Shore Railroad's marketing, car accounting functions

Cornerstone Systems opens third California sales office, appoints Stanfill manager

May 24

BNSF to keep Green Goat in L.A., acquire four 'cabless' hybrid switchers for Texas yards

VRE contracts Sumitomo/Nippon Sharyo to build bi-level cars

Georgia Southwestern Railroad to acquire line from fellow Peach State short line

Metra high on Highliner electric cars

Sound Transit seeks input on long-range plan

May 23

BNSF to pay $2.8 million for wrongful death case

Two Anacostia & Pacific short lines settle contracts with the BLET

New supplier EnviroFuels Rail appoints Schembri president

May 20

AAR traffic update: Weekly carloads a bit weak for U.S. and Canadian roads, TFM

Union coalition proposes Class Is stop downsizing workforces

Genesee & Wyoming shareholders elect board members

May 19

WMATA appoints Jones, Hester to Red Line management positions

Tri-Rail revises schedule to accommodate track work

Long-time UP engineering exec McLaughlin retires

Caltrain to increase safety awareness

Two RailAmerica short lines seek STB approval to merge

MBTA starts to install new fare-collection system

Wabtec re-elects three board members

May 18

CN reaches agreement with Teamsters, averts strike

BNSF appoints Bischler, Bobb and Johnson to new positions

Carriers' committee, UTU head for mediation in contract dispute

Maryland Transit Administration's Dickerson can remove 'acting' from administrator title

Intermodal logistics firm expands truck capacity

Container security top-of-mind for import/export firms, report says

May 17

Sound Transit to add train between Seattle, Everett

Ontario Northland names rail VP, nails down Steelworkers contract

Metrolink revises passenger compensation criteria

Montreal, Maine & Atlantic signalmen to join MOW union's ranks

Developer to build transit-oriented village in southern California

FreightCar America registers first-quarter gains

RailWorks appoints Smith to head transit-related business development

May 16

CN hammers out tentative deal with Teamsters, braces for hammer to drop on union's proposed strike

Metrolink to add another 1 percent to 3.5 percent fare hike

BNSF to install cameras on 350 locomotives by year end

SEPTA files complaint against Transport Workers Union

Kelly to head UP's health, wellness programs

Krebs, Molitoris join RailPower's board

May 13

AAR week No. 18: U.S. roads continue to register traffic gains, Canadian roads stay in slump

NS names two finance department execs, retains four board members

Providence and Worcester's first-quarter revenue rises, but so do expenses

MARTA receives rehabbed cars from ALSTOM

May 12

BNSF, UTU to arbitrate dispute that led to two-hour strike

San Francisco Transbay authority contracts URS to manage multi-modal terminal project

KCS committee reviews railroad's strategies to prevent derailments, injuries

Terbell to head DM&E's, IC&E's operations

Retired UP Vice Chairman Evans assumes operating partner position at private investment firm

May 11

National carriers committee ends mediation quest, resumes negotiations with union coalition

RailAmerica registers carload gains in April

Paul assumes Cattron Group Inc.'s top post

May 10

CN sets up subsidiary to become global freight-forwarding player

Small roads more than double Class Is' first-quarter traffic gains, RMI says

GE has hybrid diesel-electric locomotive on drawing board

Alaska Railroad to operate first-class service with new passenger cars

Global Railway's revenue rises, earnings fall in first quarter

May 9

East Penn Railways to take control of three lines, be controlled by new holding company

Former Massachusetts transportation secretary Grabauskas joins MBTA as general manager

Greenbrier wins TTX order for 1,950 intermodal wells

May 6

AAR's April traffic tallies: U.S. roads and TFM make the grade, Canadian roads rate a passing mark

Utah Transit Authority to proceed with commuter-rail project

Rail intermodal revenue will rise more than 100 percent by 2016, trucking association says

Metrolink to raise fares because of rising fuel costs

Lockheed Martin to help Australian rail network manager develop train management system

Schaefer Equipment names top execs, earns TTX supplier award

May 5

KCS to take next 'Responsible Care' step

Wabtec subsidiary to supply end-of-train devices to CN

May 4

Castagna, Rourke to supervise UP service units

NS adds two weeks to intermodal service's credit earning period

New York, New Jersey port authority accelerates rail projects

Mittal Steel seeks control of ISG's small roads

May 3

1Q: KCS' income and revenue rise more than 25 percent, but so do expenses

UP to expand program that rewards engineers for reducing fuel usage

Rail-car orders, deliveries still strong in the first quarter, ARCI and EPA say

May 2

BNSF to buy 368-mile line from South Dakota

CPR seeks new operator or buyer for southern Indiana line

Genesee & Wyoming shuffles senior staff, reports first-quarter results

UTU members ratify CN agreement

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