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Rail News: May 2007

May 31

SYSTRA to help NICTD, Metra allocate traction power costs on shared track

Locomotive parts supplier unveils redesigned Web site

May 30

UTU-represented conductors ratify hourly rate agreement with CN

CSXI's June fuel surcharge to match May's 20.5 percent

May 29

CPR to provide rail access, transload services for Alberta oil sands shippers

BNSF names Freeman VP of engineering, reassigns Wright and Shircliff

Engineering firm URS to acquire competitor Washington Group

May 25

GO Transit celebrates 40th anniversary

U.S. roads continue to register fewer carloads, AAR says

BNSF boots up software to streamline fuel management processes

Banta to oversee TriMet's operations division

Trucking firm Swift Transportation rings up intermodal sales

New York/New Jersey port authority elects officers

FreightCar America delivers steel ballast cars to BNSF

May 24

UTA approves three-year fare increase, FrontRunner ticket prices

U.K. railroad operator FirstGroup to acquire Laidlaw

GE unveils battery-powered hybrid version of Evolution Series locomotive

Union Switch & Signal to acquire yard control system provider RM Star

May 23

Rail crossing, haz-mat safety bill enters Senate

Minnesota's Northstar Corridor to apply for FTA grant

LIRR takes delivery of first East Side Access tunnel boring machine

Fox succeeds Dealy as BNSF's VP of transportation

May 22

Pacer Stacktrain, Trailer Bridge partner to provide domestic container move between U.S. and Puerto Rico

Metro-North, New York City to finalize Yankee Stadium station pact

Carr joins finance/leasing firm AllCapital as managing director

May 21

Massachusetts advances South Coast Rail project

KCS promotes Harrison, Grafton to AVP positions

NYCT, TWU address trackwork safety

Saudi Basic Industries to acquire GE Plastics

May 18

Weekly carloads remain in red for U.S. and Canadian railroads, AAR says

Global Rail Systems acquires Signal Innovations

May 17

Trucks move majority of freight between U.S. and NAFTA partners in '06, USDOT says

May 16

Teamsters-represented MOW workers walk off job at CPR

DuPont Safety Resources to help WMATA shore up safety program

NS names Butler, Ehlers to VP positions

Providence and Worcester's traffic, revenue plummet in first quarter

May 15

Five U.S. Class Is 'conspired' to fix fuel surcharge rates, rail shipper's lawsuit claims

Rail labor union coalition, carriers' committee finalize tentative agreement

May 14

Teamsters Canadian maintenance-of-way division to launch strike at CPR

U.S., Canadian railroads' weekly carloads remain down, AAR says

Kaw River Railroad leases K.C.-area industrial line from BNSF

RSI announces '07 scholarship winners

May 11

California development authority proposes privately funded maglev line

Florida East Coast Railway's UPS service streak reaches 700 days

Management team, Wind Point Partners join forces to acquire RailWorks

NS orders two 'GenSet' switchers from National Railway Equipment

May 10

BNSF, BLET reach tentative agreement

Florida East Coast Railway's revenue drops, operating ratio climbs in first quarter

Transportation Services Index posts gains in March, first quarter

Class I workforce a tad larger in March, STB data shows

May 9

Manufacturing growth will be slow but steady throughout 2007, survey says

May 8

Fortress Investment Group to acquire Florida East Coast through $3.5 billion transaction

MTA Chairman Kalikow to step down

BLET-represented engineers ratify seven-year Metra agreement

Providence & Worcester tests National Railway Equipment's 'GenSet' switcher

May 7

BNSF tests natural gas hostler trucks at L.A. terminal

Massachusetts Bay commuter-rail contractor appoints Davey deputy GM

CSXI's fuel surcharge exceeds 20 percent mark in May

ENSCO tabs Sherrock to manage FRA research and development program

May 4

AAR's April scorecard: Carloads up for Canadian railroads, down for U.S. roads

CPR, BLET reach tentative agreement for Soo Line engineers

Hutton Communications lands distribution agreement, appoints SVP of sales

May 3

Greenbrier obtains intermodal platform order, makes management changes

May 2

Huberman joins CTA as president

Watco acquires Millennium Rail's freight-car repair operations

Genesee & Wyoming's revenue climbs, but so does its operating ratio

Patriot Rail acquires Rarus Railway, Copper King excursion train

May 1

UP, NS to route domestic container trains through shorter Shreveport gateway

King drops 'interim' tag from GM job title at Triangle Transit

Norris joins Railpower as VP of marketing, sales

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